top of page


This week's lunchtime discussion called "Have I Got Views for You" focussed on a chat about members' recommended podcasts which we thought would be nice to share, with a brief description of each.

1. Podcast Radio Hour, BBC Radio 4 - A showcase of the best podcasts from the UK and around the world.

2. StartUp Podcast, Gimlet Media - A series about what it's like to start a business.

3. Reply All, Gimlet Media - A podcast about the internet and how it shapes our lives.

4. Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd - Conversations about grief and loss with comedians and celebrities.

5. Radiolab, WNYC Studios - A podcast exploring science, philosophy, and human experience.

7. Joe Frank, Joe Frank (independent) - A series of audio collages combining storytelling, interviews, and music.

8. Period Power, Maisie Hill - Conversations about menstruation, hormones, and women's health.

9. The Spark, BBC Sounds - Stories about people who have made a positive change in their lives.

10. Ideas for Fixing the World, RSA Events - Discussions on how to tackle global challenges and create a better future.

11. The Rest Is History, Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook - A history podcast exploring lesser-known stories and events.

12. You're Dead to Me, BBC Radio 4 - A history podcast for people who don't like history.

13. The Infinite Monkey Cage, BBC Radio 4 - A comedic science podcast with a panel of scientists and comedians.

14. Today in Focus, The Guardian - Daily news analysis and insights from Guardian journalists.

15. ACFM, Novara Media - A podcast discussing culture, politics, and the future.

16. Lockdown, BBC Sounds - A podcast exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people's lives.

17. Bagman, MSNBC - An investigative series about political corruption in the US.

18. Ultra, MSNBC - A deep dive into the world of ultramarathons and the people who run them.

19. The Guardian Long Reads, The Guardian - In-depth articles from The Guardian, read aloud.

20. Vox, Vox Media - A podcast network featuring various shows on news, politics, and culture.

21. 99% Invisible, Radiotopia (PRX) - A podcast about the unnoticed design and architecture that shape our world.

22. Serial, Serial Productions - A true-crime podcast narrating one story over multiple episodes.

23. This American Life, Ira Glass (Chicago Public Media) - A weekly public radio show featuring stories about everyday people.

24. How to Fail, Elizabeth Day - A podcast celebrating the lessons learned from failure.

25. Prentice Hemphill, Prentice Hemphill (independent) - A podcast about healing, identity, and social justice.

26. Buffering the Vampire Slayer, Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo - An episode-by-episode analysis of the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

27. My Dad Wrote a Porno, Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine - A comedy podcast reading and discussing a poorly written erotic novel.

28. Obsessed with Line of Duty, BBC Sounds - A fan podcast discussing the popular UK television series, Line of Duty.

29. The Worst Idea of All Time, Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt - A comedy podcast where the hosts watch and review the same terrible movie every week.

30. Renegades: Born in the USA, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen - Conversations between the former president and the iconic musician about life, music, and the American experience.

31. Ideas Lab Predictor Podcast, Sam W (produced) - A podcast exploring predictions and trends in technology, business, and culture.

32. City, Community, Culture, Sam B's Podcast - A podcast discussing urban development, community building, and cultural influences.

34. Wondery

37. Spygate

If you're a Union St member and your favourite recommended podcast isn't yet on this list, please email me the link at

Related Posts

See All


bottom of page