Free the birds

Beautiful Listening

From Beautiful Thinking comes Beautiful Listening. We asked the team for their podcast recommendations to inspire thought, open minds, expand knowledge, capture the imagination and offer a bit of light relief. Some you may have heard of already, some may be new to you, here’s our top 5 to get you started … we’d love to hear your favourite podcasts that can’t be missed.

Hello Happiness by The Welcome Collection.

Connecting science, medicine, life and art, Hello Happiness is a short series exploring positive emotions. Listen to Bidisha (broadcaster and journalist) speak with different people about their personal experiences of Hope, Resolve, Tranquility, Joy and Ecstasy.

Listen here

 

 

It’s Nice That

An inspiring and energising bi-weekly podcast that speaks to leading designers, illustrators, creative directors and photographers around the world about the delights – and dramas – of being a creative, whether branching out on their own, building all-embracing installations with a clear message, juggling client and personal projects with Interviews with renowned illustrators such as Christoph Niemann, the New York Times Magazine creative director Gail Bichler, and the graphic designer Eric Hu kicking off the first few episodes.

Listen here

 

 

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History by Dan Carlin History

Hardcore History should have been taught like this, then we might have paid more attention. Dan Carlin takes his unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Asking questions such as ‘Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras?’ This isn’t academic history, Carlin isn’t a historian, but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists keeps you engaged and entertained.

Listen here

 

 

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster by Plosive

Ever wanted to hear your favourite celebrity’s dream meal, their food quirks and nostalgic stories? Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant for great conversation alongside each choosing their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. *Warning – it might make you a bit hungry*

Listen here

 

 

Parenting Hell by Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe

You don’t need to be a parent to enjoy this! Each week guests from broadcasting and entertainment share their parenting mistakes, mishaps, mis-adventures and memories blended with plenty of humour. Lots of episodes to get through those early mornings, late nights and everything in between.

Listen here