PODCASTS! Sifa recommends....

by Sifa Mustafa, 23rd June 2020

I don’t know about you, but since lockdown and the removal of my daily commute into work, my routine of listening to podcasts has slipped.  HOWEVER, after a short break, I’ve been really enjoying my new(ish) daily routine of going for a lunchtime walk and putting on a good podcast. For me, podcasts are a really good way to a) get out of my own head and narrative for 30-60 mins, b) learn something new and/or fun c) feel like I am being part of a conversation that is currently happening in our environment. At the moment, podcasts are getting me out of the flat and back into the world.

So, have you fallen a little out of love with podcasts and need some recommendations? Fear not, here are a few of what I have been listening to (in no particular order). 

The Great Women Artists
Presented by art historian and curator, Katy Hessel, ‘The Great Women Artists’ podcast interviews artists, curators, writers or general art lovers on female artists who means the most to them. Because who else is sick of Lee Krasner being referred to as Jackson Pollock's wife? @thegreatwomenartists 


How to Be a Boss at Ageing
 ‘How to Be a Boss at Ageing’ is the brilliantly funny podcast by Anniki Sommerville which tackles the question- who the heck am I now that I’m an ‘older’ woman? In each episode, Anniki is joined by a variety of female experts who tackle different themes and subjects on life, work and what comes with being an ‘older’ woman. @annikisommerville 


About Race
Reni Eddo- Lodge, author of ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’, brings the podcast ‘About Race’. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, Reni looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. @renieddolodge 


How To Fail
 ‘How To Fail With Elizabeth Day’ is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven't gone right. Elizabeth is joined by a whole host of guests who discuss their failures and what they have learnt from it. Who said failure is a bad thing? @elizabday


Burn it all Down
 ‘Burn it all Down’ is the feminist sports podcast you need! Hosted by Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis and Jessica Luther who break down the week in sports and culture. @burnitalldownpod


The Wallet
Brought to you by creator of Vestpod, Emile Bellet is ‘The Wallet’, a weekly podcast where Emily and guests share tips to inspire you to take charge of your financial futures via practical, fun and informal advice. @vestpod


Women on Top

‘Women on Top’ is hosted by creator and entrepreneur Frankie Cotton, which brings to you a series of intimate conversations with women on a mission. Guests range from business leaders, entrepreneurs, creators, politicians and activities who discuss  their successes, failures, ambitions and what motivates them. @thewotpod


I’d love to know what you are currently listening to, comment below and tell me what I should be adding to my list. Sifa x


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