10 Podcasts to get Obsessed with in 2021
There has never been a better time for podcasts. The format has gone from strength to strength in the past few years in terms of talent, content and production values. Whether you’re into cooking, comedy, celebrities, crime or politics, we’re here to offer up 10 new and classic shows to get stuck into.
#1 on the Apple Podcast charts in Australia right now. As thousands of callers flooded the line where you could anonymously say sorry for your sins, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation.
Great if you like: True crime
The Royals. The Murdochs. The Carters. This fun, gossipy podcast peeks behind the curtain of some of the greatest family dynasties in history.
Great if you like: Entertainment/celebs
This laugh out loud comedy podcast features 3 mates having a great time reading a (terrible) erotic novel written by one of their fathers. Having achieved over 280 million downloads since it began in 2015, this is a classic.
Great if you like: British comedy, smuttiness
Often ignored by the financial world, this excellent podcast offers realistic tactics and strategies for women to uncomplicate their finances. De-mystifying topics like superannuation, investing and avoiding bad debt without ever being preachy or too technical, this podcast can uncomplicate your finances and change your mindset. We often hear this title heard as a favourite in agency world.
Great if you like: Finance, practical life tips
Jacked delves into the story of the new Jack Sound – a fusion of R’n’B and hip-hop that artists like Bobbi Brown made famous. Jacked has an INCREDIBLE soundscape! The background music, featured live event snippets, commentary--it's such a prime example of Wondery putting the listener in the middle of the story. The charismatic Taraji P. Henson hosts.
Great if you like: Music, celebrities
A new weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.
Great if you like: Business, insight
7. Reply All
The show features stories about how people shape the internet, and how the internet shapes people.
“Despite the name, ‘Reply All’ isn’t a podcast about technology — it’s a podcast that tells gorgeous, painfully human stories that happen to have bits of technology sprinkled in.” – Nick Quah, Vulture
Great if you like: technology, pop culture
If you love books and fancy something a bit different to an e-book, this podcast is for you. Each week, Anne Bogel interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they’re reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next.
Great if you like: Literature, conversation
This podcast is consistently ranked in the Top 10 on the Apple Podcast charts and is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, being downloaded millions of times each month. Well researched episodes cover a variety of topics from the fields of "science, history, urban legends, and pop culture, with the occasional conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure.”
Great if you like: General knowledge, interesting facts
10. Say Yes!
On SAY YES!, the infectious Carla Hall connects with people who've found success through adversity. In each conversation, her guests talk about how they overcame their own challenges, and how they keep going...even when it seems impossible. Because nobody’s life path is a straight line, and we can all learn from one another’s experiences.
Great if you like: Self-improvement, inspiration
We hope you have found something here that sparks your interest. For more podcast recommendations and insights contacts us here.