Society & Culture – United Kingdom – Recommended podcasts

  • Forever the Host and never the hosted? In her debut podcast series, broadcaster, interiors fanatic, food lover and founder of Hoste - Laura Jackson is handing over the apron strings to chat food, travel and interiors with guests that do the hosting. If you want to know all about their hosting secrets, inside their black book for restaurants,  in-the-know holiday destinations or even where they shop for vintage crockery - this is the podcast for you. Whether it be at their house, their local coffee spot, or even in their favourite hotel room, join our hosts and Laura for a cuppa or a margarita... whilst we unpick what it means to hoste.

  • Download the latest documentaries investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

  • One of the world's top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.

  • Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.

  • Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives. 

  • To save the world we need to change the story. Nature and the climate are in crisis. To survive we must use our most powerful tool - communication. Telling these stories can be difficult and dangerous. But done right they can change the world. Join environmental journalist Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, The One Show) and wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill (Greta Thunberg/#NatureNow & BBC Natural History Unit) as they learn how to communicate better, from those who do it best. Legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, singer and activist Ellie Goulding, UN climate negotiator Christiana Figueres, Native American Veteran and Organizer Krystal Two-Bulls, and other master communicators all share their hard-earned insights. Informal, personal and passionate, these conversations will give you the tools to play your part, whether you’re phoning your dad, or addressing the United Nations.

  • A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.

  • 'Out with Suzi Ruffell' is a new podcast all about the inspiring lives of LGBTQ+ people.

  • The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

  • White Wine Question Time, with Kate Thornton, is the podcast that brings together three well-known friends, three bottles of wine and three thought-provoking questions. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. 

    Produced by Yahoo in association with Kate Thornton, and distributed by Yahoo and ACast. Truly a celebration of great female friendships, each 30-minute episode is designed to leave listeners feeling like they've just spent a great evening around the kitchen table with their most uplifting girlfriends. 

  • Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

  • They’re back! A twice weekly helping to tip the internet on its ear, helmed by Danny Baker and Louise Pepper. There’s no agenda, no spin, we exist for you, in a warm universe where nothing matters, The Treehouse is more fun than counting your teeth with your tongue. Six core subjects leading to endless trajectories of original thinking. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or about to become one, then do climb up onto the Treehouse. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

  • A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.

  • Revealing and candid one-hour conversations with a different special guest every week, featuring fascinating people from the worlds of sport, politics, entertainment, activism and the media.

    Subscribe to get a brand new episode every Monday.

  • In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

  • Award-winning LBC presenter and best-selling author James O’Brien hosts a series of compelling conversations with fascinating people. These are revealing interviews with people who rarely give in-depth interviews, be it from politics, entertainment or news. Subscribe to get a new episode every Monday.

  • An ongoing series of specially produced histories, bringing to life the stories and secrets that shaped cinema. @moviehistories secrethistoryofhollywood.com www.patreon.com/attaboysecret

  • DJ Annie Mac chats to artists, writers, musicians and a host of fascinating people about CHANGE. Each guest talks through the biggest changes they have overcome in childhood and adulthood, and how they effect change. The podcast explores how change punctuates our lives, how it can totally derail us and define who we are. How we confront it, react to it and how we try to activate change has never been more important than in this moment.

  • 'Conversation with Alanis Morissette' features conversations with different highly reputable teachers, authors and leaders from different philosophies and of different psychological/neurobiological/developmental models and backgrounds, all with an eye toward healing and wholeness and recovery. Each podcast focuses on the area of expertise and jurisdiction of the interviewee. With Alanis having an in-depth knowledge of them and their work, the conversations will touch on and dive deeply into topics that move the guest and Alanis herself toward philosophizing in real time, as well as illuminate any teachings, ideas and models already established as well as discuss any more current findings. Alanis also touches on the larger macro effects of the great service the author/leader is providing to so many and what the current vision is for what is possible around their ongoing work. These conversations are rich, lively and deeply thoughtful.

  • Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death.