Imagine looking forward to your tube journey or, heck, even the gym. Well, this could become a reality thanks to the invention of the podcast.
Instead of consuming yourself with the most mundane of thoughts and letting the silence ring out as you do laps around the local park, become initiated with an expansive mix of interviews, discussions and some of the most noteworthy voices of our generation.
Warning: We are not liable for any missed stops/trains/planes.
UnStyled: Refinery 29
Full disclosure: we spend most mornings scrolling through Refery29’s website and newsletter. Then there’s the podcast. Hosted by the Global Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder, Christene Barberich, this weekly installment explores the funny and sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work and love – as told through the things that we wear.
Pandolly: The Sunday Times Style
Pandora Sykes, mega stylist and writer extraordinaire (not to mention the former Fashion Features Editor and Wardrobe Mistress) has teamed up with Dolly Alderton, Style’s resident dating columnist, writer and one helluva film director. The podcast is a powerhouse of thoughtful opinions and quick-witted observations spanning everything from social commentary to pop culture and chin hair.
The Pandolly podcast is currently on hiatus and will be back in February.
Oh Boy and Monocycle: Man Repeller
With the support of the Man Repeller team, filmmaker Jay Buim sits down with women in the arts, tech and beyond for one-on-one conversations about their life and work.
In a second series, the almighty Leandra Medine also takes to the airwaves with a new 10-20 minute monologue, Monocycle. She tackles big topics like cultural appropriation, body image and being your own boss. But don’t run for the hills, these meaty subjects are delivered with a dose of Leandra humour and a jazzy soundtrack that will have you tapping your toes like nobody’s biz.
Woman of the Hour: Lena Dunham
Writer and director of hit show Girls (if you haven’t watched it yet then cancel your plans and prepare for a boxset marathon) brings you a selection of interesting women that she thinks you need to know or maybe just need to get to know better. Expect the likes of Zadie Smith, Emma Stone and June Squibb (a woman in her 80’s that, in her own words, ‘aint taking no bull’).