Listening: The Summer Podcast Edit

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The Podcast Edit

This isn’t my first trip to the rodeo, dontcha know?! In other words, I have done other podcast edits, but I listen to so many, it’s time to do an updated list. Ready to binge listen with me? Also, Just a word on the speakers shown in the pics, it’s by Ultimate Ears and I have two of these, I absolutely love them, I use them to listen to music, podcasts and even hook up to the laptop to watch with Netflix. They give amazing sound quality, super-portable and waterproof too. It links up to your phone via bluetooth, so you can basically play your podcasts from your phone and through the speakers. Easy!

‘Serial’ & ‘S-Town’

I’m not going to dwell on these ones and I lumped them together as they were both produced by This American life. I am sure everyone is familiar with them already, but if you have never listened to Serial (season 1), it’s time you do! Once you are done with Serial, skip season 2 and move straight onto S-Town.


‘Someone Knows Something’

Another brilliant podcast, personally I would listen to both season 1 and season 2, but a lot of people have skipped season 1 and gone straight to season 2. Personally I liked both, but it was season 2 I was obsessed with. I think I listened to it twice over in the end, it’s so good. Even if you were not a fan of season 1, go back and give season 2 a chance, it’s much meatier and more intense. It’s a more exciting investigation!


My love for Tavi Gevinson will never fade! I loved her when she was 11 sitting front-row with Anna Wintour and I love her now for her books and podcast. I know this Rookie podcast is aimed at teens and 20-somethings, but she’s so smart, insightful and interesting, it’s really open to all ages. She interviews so many interesting people and there’s sections on confidence, careers and being creative.


‘Reply All’

I have harped on about this one a lot, but it’s brilliant, I have listened to every single episode and found myself obsessed with the stories they tell. So many things I never knew about from hidden corners of the internet. Because that’s what some of us do, we put our lives on the internet whilst listening to podcasts, about the internet. Listen to Reply All #1, #36, #29 and #44, to get you started, and then just binge out….

‘The High Low’

Remember the Pandolly podcast? Well, it’s back, sort of, it’s brought to you by the same duo; Pandora and Dolly and they chat about the highs and lows of the week mixing how and low culture. It’s fun, interesting and informative. They also talk a lot about ‘Period Poverty’, which is something we should all be more aware of. Well worth subscribing to The High Low.



I first discovered Heavyweight via an episode of Reply All and I’m so glad I did! Jonathan Goldstein is the man behind it, it investigates pivotal moments in life, where everything changed, or could have. It’s often quite intense, so you have to be in the mood for it, and I never listen to two episodes in a row, as just as the name suggests, it can be heavy. But it’s good, I feel like I’m not selling it, but trust me, it’s great! A favourite of mine so far has been #7. Listen!

‘You Must Remember This’

I have such an obsession with old Hollywood, I mean, who doesn’t right?! You Must Remember This shares stories of the stars of the silver screen, the studios and the lifestyle. I loved learning more about Jayne Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor and Bette Davis, there is also a 12-part series about Charles Manson’s Hollywood, which is basically a podcast series within a series. It was amazing!


‘The Mystery Show’

I bloody love this podcast, it was actually created in 2015 and then it got cancelled, personally I think it was ahead of it’s time. There’s only 6 episodes but they are essential listening, ‘The Belt Buckle’ is probably one of the best podcasts out there, it’s super indie and whimsy, but also beautifully written and very sweet and funny. I love it, trust me, you need to listen to it. Even my boyfriend loved it and I thought he would find it too girly but he loved it and devoured all 6 episodes in one day.

‘Made Online’

This is a brand new podcast from Hayley from London Beauty Queen, she shares interviews with inspirational women from around the web, all those who’s careers have been Made Online. A must-listen for any blogger, social media expert, creative or online entrepreneur. It’s new, so thus far there is only 3 episodes out, but it’s really good!


‘Desert Island Discs’

When I was growing up, my mum used to listen to Desert Island Discs on the radio every single Sunday morning. Now the BBC have released the Dessert Island Discs archive as a podcast which is just wonderful. Well worth relistening to your favourites and discovering new gems within the back catalogue. It’s just good radio, y’know?!


I really loved this Accused series, it’s about a college girl who was murdered in the 70’s, the boyfriend was of course a prime suspect but after being questioned for hours and hours, he gave a false confession. It’s so interesting, false confessions are fascinating, there are so many interesting characters around her murder and the way they brought the victim, Beth Andes, to life is brilliant.



I started listening to Criminal ages ago and whilst I quite liked it, I didn’t LOVE it. I made the error of starting at episode number 1, but as with most podcasts, it found it’s feet a few episodes in and just got better and better from there. Most episodes tend to be about 30 minutes long and I generally put one on when I’m on the train / tube as they are nice bitesized stories. Also, I tend to put an episode on when I’m taking photos as they are short enough to allow myself a good amount of time to nail the shot, but it limits me to just 30 minutes of shoot time, if I’m not careful, I can keeping shooting the same few pictures for double this time and it’s ridiculous!

‘Beauty & The Vlog’

This is a new (to me) podcast I’m obsessed with, it’s really motivational and it features lots of interviews with (mainly US based) youtubers, it’s really interesting to hear their thoughts on branding, time management and growing their channels. I’m not really on youtube, but it’s still super interesting!


‘Song Exploder’

Finally, here’s one for the muso’s, Song Exploder is like a monologue breakdown of a song by the artist. It contains everything from the inspiration, lyric writing process, recording process and notable moments, the episode ends with the track played in it’s entirety. It just breaks the whole creative process down and it’s so interesting to get such an insight into how other creatives work. Artists who have been featured include The Microphones, Weezer, Grimes, MGMT, Metallica and Bjork. So worth subscribing to!

So, there we have it, lots of new podcasts for you to subscribe to and enjoy! Tweet me, or comment below and let me know if you would recommend any podcasts, or if you have listened to any of these ones!




  1. June 28, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Love this! Bookmarked this post, so I don’t miss a thing xx.

    • fashionforlunch
      June 28, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Thank you! please do let me know how you get on with them all!!!!!!

      • June 28, 2017 / 2:47 pm

        I definitely will! xx.

      • fashionforlunch
        June 28, 2017 / 5:37 pm

        Hi! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  2. Amie Cadwallader
    June 28, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    I really wish I could listen to the podcasts on iTunes but I have a Samsung, all of these sound amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram

    • fashionforlunch
      June 28, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Ahhh there are other places you can listen? Xxxx

  3. June 28, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    You have me obsessed with podcasts! I’ve now just been and saved all of these x

    • fashionforlunch
      June 28, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Ahhh so glad it’s of interest x

  4. June 28, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    This is so helpful as I’ve been looking around for good podcasts. Happy Birthday, lovely X

    • fashionforlunch
      June 28, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      So glad I could help! Thank you xxx

  5. June 29, 2017 / 7:09 am

    You are a fountain of knowledge- some of these sound great!

    • fashionforlunch
      June 29, 2017 / 9:44 am

      you totally need to give them a listen, there are some great podcasts here!! xxxxx

  6. Megan mccoig
    July 2, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I’m really getting into podcasts lately so I’ll defo be giving some of these a try. I love Instagram and blogger podcasts the most as they give me so much inspiration xx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Yes me too!!! They are so helpful!!! And so good for motivation!

  7. July 2, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I really need to start listening to pod casts more! I love the ones you sent me a while ago.

  8. July 2, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    Great post! I love podcasts at the moment, so I will definitely check these out 🙂

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

    • fashionforlunch
      July 2, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      oh yes! let me know how you get on!!!!!

  9. Cass
    July 3, 2017 / 5:29 am

    Beauty and the Vlog sounds amazing, I need to listen! I’ve been loving At Home With.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Ahhh cool! I think you will enjoy it!

  10. July 3, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I’ve bookmarked this post for when I go on Maternity so I can listen to all of these as they all sound absolutely amazing. Great post x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 3, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Ah thank you!!! So glad you liked it!

  11. July 3, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    this post is so helpful!! you’re the podcast queen. I now have so many to listen to and add to my list. thanks lovely x

  12. July 5, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I’m obsessed with podcasts, need to check some of these out xx