For the love of pod: an earful of boredom-banishing goodies


For the love of pod: an earful of boredom-banishing goodies

Now is as good a time as any to hop on board the podcast train. Here are a few of our favourites

Jo Buitendach

If you aren’t already on the podcast train, you best hop on board. How else will you be able to start conversations with “I was listening to a podcast the other day” and then go into a detailed description to bore your friends and acquaintances? This downloadable digital audio file format has been around for a while but it was the 2014 investigative journalism series Serial that got a lot of people hooked. Here are a few of our top listening suggestions of the mo’:


Desert Island Discs is a BBC Radio 4 programme that started way back in 1942. In each episode a well-known personality picks eight songs, a book and luxury item that they would take with them if they were cast away on a desert island. The music choices are as diverse as the public figures the show has played host to – think scientists, writers and the Spice Girls. Get hooked and you’ll soon be playing along and choosing your own discs...

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