10 essential podcasts to listen to on your daily commute

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From hilarious comedy series’ to timeless classics – here are the podcasts you should tune in to on your way to work

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George Ezra And Friends

Not only is George Ezra a talented musician and singer, he’s also a self-confessed podcast addict, so much so that he’s actually created his own. Each week, George chats to some of the biggest names in music Ed Sheeran, Sigrid, Olly Alexander and loads more to talk everything from writing to mental health on George Ezra & Friends. With episodes lasting around an hour a piece and two seasons to get through, your commute will become a breeze. Listen to the award-winning podcast on Spotify here.

Anna Faris is Unqualified

The podcast that brings you not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types every Tuesday, Anna Faris is Unqualified sees the hilarious and wonderful Anna Faris joined by a celebrity guest – or two – to dish out their very best (or worse) advice. So, if you’ve got a love life problem that needs to be solved, fear not, Anna’s here to help!

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Imagine discovering your Dad had attempted to write a dirty book, pretty grim, right? And while most people would want to push the horror into the depths of their mind, never to be brought up again, Jamie Morton decided to share his Dad’s novel for the world to hear. Joined by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine and James Cooper the trio read a chapter a week, where Jamie learns more about his Dad than he’s ever wanted. Click here to listen… but maybe turn the volume down a little…

Happy Place

Radio and TV presenter Fearne Cotton has been incredibly open and honest in the past about her personal battles with anxiety and depression. In her podcast Happy Place, Fearne sits down with celebrities including Dawn French, James Bay and Tom Daley to discuss love, loss and everything in-between to reveal just what happiness means to them. Listen here.

At Home With…

Your home says so much about you – your personality, where you’ve travelled and the kind of person you are. Every week, join lifestyle creators Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton as they explore the homes of bloggers, authors and business founders alike. With guests including Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and the Lancome’s Creative Director for Makeup, Lisa Eldridge, Lily and Anna sift through everything from wardrobes to Sky+ boxes giving listeners an insight into their guests’ lives like never before. Click here to listen. 

Homo Sapiens

In this comedic podcast Will Young and Christopher Sweeney sit down every Thursday for a chinwag with some rather inspirational people over tea and biscuits. With past guests including Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Jones, this podcast brings you intelligent and informative conversations representing the LGBTQ+ community. Listen here.

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

You may mainly know the wonderful Jessie Ware for her stunning music, but what you may not know is that she actually hosts her very own podcast. Released every Tuesday, Jessie discusses everything from food to her family, direct from her dining table. With a little help from her Mum, Lennie, each week the duo are joined by guests from multiple industries for a good old natter that makes for easy listening on your morning commute. The George Ezra episode is our favourite… you’ll soon understand why – listen here.

Psychobabble

Join YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley and his friend Korey Kuhl every week as they bring you half an hour non-stop of pop culture scrutiny and gossip with some hilarious personal anecdotes along the way. From making their way through the trials and tribulations of high school to dishing the dirt on all the biggest celebrities and even guest appearances from some of YouTube’s biggest stars, this podcast makes a commute go a whole lot quicker. Click here to listen.

Scott Mills Daily

We’re big fans of Scott Mills’s BBC Radio 1 show here in the Style Birmingham HQ, so naturally, we’re going to recommend that you download his podcast. Joined by Chris Stark this podcast is full of the show’s most hilarious features, from the cringy Funny Business to everyone’s favourite – Bamboleo Wednesday without the music. Listen here.

And The Writer Is…

Ever wanted to know how your favourite song of all time was written? Each week join multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan as he sits down with artists and the industry’s biggest songwriters including The Script, Charlie Puth and Mike Posner to discuss not just the history behind their career, but their songs and the people who create them. Listen here.

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