On Being with Krista Tippett


This is an award winning show and it is obvious to see why.  Krista is such an insightful interviewer.  She really draws her guests out and ends up having the kind of deep meaningful discussions that give both comfort and inspiration.

Her most recent interview is with Brene Brown who is one of my favourite authors.  I love the title of the episode – Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart.  Check out the interview here podcast


Ted Radio Hour

Link to Podcast


I love this podcast – in fact I think this might have been my introduction to podcasting.  Here you have all the benefits of the highlights of TED Talks with all the benefits of podcasting.  This means you can get access to uplifting, interesting content, while fitting it around your other daily activities.  Obviously TED is highly professional and well resourced so the quality is excellent.

The most recent show of 2 February 2018 is all about slowing down.  It starts with a fascinating introduction to Norwegian “Slow TV”.  If you haven’t heard about it yet I highly recommend you tune in.

If you are looking for something uplifting but light then you can’t go wrong with this one.  Each show contains snippets from other TED talks so there is lots of variety and links to further interest which I love and I think you will too.

The theme also ties in well to my latest book review.  You’ll find it here Books

Under the Skin – Russell Brand

Under the Skin – Russell Brand

Russell Brand

I honestly believe Russell Brand is a genius.  I know he is not everyone’s cup of tea but he produces a very good Podcast.  The recording quality alone is an inspiration but I know that isn’t why you’ll want to listen.  His latest episode (as of publication) is an interview with Andy Puddicombe of the smartphone meditation and mindfulness app Headspace.  Russell dives deep into important topics – one of his episodes it entitled “God, The Universe, and Meaning.”  You may not agree with everything he has to say but I recommend him when you have a free hour, your mind is reasonably fresh and you want to get right down into the meaning of life.