Podcasts are great, but there's no denying that they can tire very quickly.
If the same generic rigmarole of topics and host personalities is filling you with listless apathy, then allow us to direct you towards some exciting new podcasts that are definitely worth your time. The below five shows only recently came to our attention, but, after giving each one a listen, we now feel it our duty to preach about their supreme brilliance to the masses.
Five brilliant new podcasts to get addicted to this autumn
This is a podcast about eating, in which Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) invites her guests to open up about food and the way in which they morph into a human hoover, so to speak. It’s fun, honest and is sure to resonate with anyone who consumes food in any way.
Each week, comedian Russell Kane and his guests examine the back story of one of the great cultural icons throughout history, and weigh up the good against the bad. So far, it’s featured everyone from Steve Jobs to Roald Dahl, Gandhi and John Lennon. Brace yourself for many revelations about people you once thought could do no wrong.
A truly fascinating listen, here we follow Jennings Brown as he interviews internet sensation and “spiritual leader” Teal Swan. Teal denies that she is a cult leader throughout, but you’ll see that the things she says and does suggest otherwise. Brown goes on to interview her followers too, in an effort to figure out whether Teal’s advice and actions may have directly led to the suicide of a woman named Leslie.
If you liked movies such as Ocean's 11 or The Thomas Crown Affair, then this is the podcast for you. Here, Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri dive into one of the great unsolved museum mysteries and art thefts of all time, when 13 priceless paintings (including masterpieces by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston 28 years ago.
Ever been tempted to take a chance on the glitz and glamour world of LA? Throughout this podcast, we hear the realities of what lies beyond the dream – the seedy motels, the yacht parties that end on the rocks, the mirage of Hollywood hopefuls whose stories seem too crazy to be true... Welcome to Los Angeles is the bubble-bursting reality hit that we all need in these Kardashian times.
Starring Sophie White and Rhona McAuliffe, these voices of reason tackle the most talked-about topics of the moment before dishing out Agony Aunt advice to those who need it most. It's all you need when you're treating yourself to a night in with a glass of wine.
And keep an eye out for our soon-to-come fashion podcast Smart Casual, which will be hitting your eardrums in the coming weeks! It promises to be the leading voice in fashion-related podcasting, and will feature interviews with the top names in Ireland's fashion scene.