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Podcasts to keep you entertained during self-isolation

We guarantee there’ll be something you love, so your biggest issue is going to be which one to listen to first...

Written by High Life North
Published 18.03.2020

By Faith Richardson

Here at High Life North we’re just a little bit obsessed with podcasts. There truly is a podcast out there for everything, whether you’re interested in business advice, true crime stories, parenting tips or fashion advice. We didn’t want to keep them all to ourselves, so we’ve put together a list of our top podcasts at the moment. 

Not just your average business tips.

Changeability focusses on how to manage your mind and your tactics when running a business. They discuss how to change your mind and your tactics to inspire a happier, more successful business.


The Femails is Career Contessa’s contribution to the business podcast world.

Discussing all things women and business related, there’s some amazing tips on how to build a successful and fulfilling career, as well as interviews with a huge range of successful women from CEOs to Psychologists.

The Femails

Ever wondered how female experience differs from a male counterpart in the workroom?

Then buckle up for The Broad Experience. They discuss everything from the menopause to negotiating a networking event and offer advice and experience to working women everywhere.

The Broad Experience

From the experts…

Cosmopolitan magazine has long paved the way for advice on sex and relationships, so it was only a matter of time before they released a podcast. Hosted by their Sex and Relationships editor Paisley Gilmore, each week her and her co-host Laura Capon interview a variety of people about their sex and love lives.

All the Way With…

Hannah Witton’s Doing It is a wonderfully inclusive and diverse podcast.

Covering everything from what it’s like to have sex when you’re disabled to how it feels to come out as transgender. Perfect for a healthy dose of positivity and reality on all things sex and dating.

Doing It

Aimed to encourage a more open and honest conversation around sex.

F**ks Given covers everything you could ever have wanted to know about sex and the journey we go on for it. There’s also a whole host of guests on hand to offer their insights – both personal and professional.

F**ks Given

Based on the NY Times essay series of the same name.

Modern Love takes a look at every possible offshoot of dating in modern times. Expect topics such as divorce, age gaps in relationships and one-night stands. Each week there’s also a big-name celeb who comes on to read an essay – past names have included Kate Winslet and Uma Therman.

Modern Love

Winner of 2018’s British Podcast award.

Probably True manages to bridge the gap between serious and light-hearted, dealing with issues in the LGBTQ community, with a healthy dose of hilarious personal stories for good measure.

Probably True

Dolly Alderton is a national treasure, and it’s no surprise that her podcast Love Stories is just as wonderful.

Interviewing household names like Lily Allen about their love stories, we get a candid and thoughtful insight into love and relationships and the issues around them.

Love Stories

Motherhood Sessions offers a candid insight into a variety of women’s experiences with motherhood.

Presented by reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks M.D, Motherhood Sessions explores every side of the parenting spectrum.

Motherhood Sessions

If you’re after a less-than-perfect outlook on parenting, then Scummy Mummies is your go-to.

There’s a huge range of guests who share their disaster stories,  and there’s nothing they don’t cover, so no matter how you’re coping with the task of parenting, they’ll have an insight and some advice on it. The podcast has been running for over six years now, so you’ll have plenty to binge on!

Scummy Mummies

Alright for a Mum is a super fresh take on parenthood.

Hosted by two single mothers, they cover topics such as dating as a single parent, how to tackle holidays like Mother’s Day and how to cope with rejection.

Alright for a Mum

Ever felt like you’re nodding along with a feminist mantra but had that nagging thought that you’re not really ‘feminist enough’?

Then this is the podcast for you. There’s even a segment called “I’m a feminist but…” sharing real life stories of people who consider themselves a feminist but have had a mishap along the way that makes them think otherwise.

The Guilty Feminist

Australian journalist duo Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald talk everything from reality tv to the news stories which affect women.

Shameless is the perfect podcast for anyone who wants to balance the light-hearted with the informative.


Empowerment in a podcast.

Presented by Bumble, Unsubscribe hears from a huge range of successful and funny women, who talk about how they got to where they are now, as well as offering advice to help you be the most empowered version of you possible.


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