The Best 10 Podcasts by Parents (And Not Necessarily Just for Parents)
byHannah ClaytonDec 02, 2016
Thompson, parent and US Director of Content at Podcasting platform Acast has compiled a list of her favorite
and funniest podcasts, hosted by awesome people who also happen to be parents.
From podcasts that turn those spirit-breaking
parenting moments into pure comedy, to podcasts that don’t even mention
parenting (because you are more than just a parent), these are the shows you should
be listening to when you’re in possession of a little downtime.
Nick and Chris, two totally clueless dads, as they talk about everything from
their latest mishaps in parenting, to hilarious discussions about why, even as
an adult, lying to your mother can never end well. This is the podcast that
reminds you that age really is just a number and that when it comes to parenting, age
and experience really doesn’t equal wisdom.
Rambling Spiral" is a podcast about single parenting, but what it is definitely
not is a parenting podcast. Rather this is a podcast all about life: from
having a career, to getting into a new relationship, to running a first
marathon. Heather and John sit down and discuss the things going on in their
lives, from the mundane to the exciting, and the trials and tribulations that
having children brings to these activities.
friends Kate and Danielle are two women being brutally honest about parenting, commenting on both the highs and the lows. Each week, they discuss a different
topic, from the concept of "me-ternity" leave and the debates surrounding it,
to the societal pressures of being a mother. The conversations they have are
both refreshing and honest, leaving you feeling like you have just sat down to
have a chat with some good friends.
all the runners out there, this is a great podcast for listening to while
working out. Mom of three and keen marathon runner host Sarah Bowen is joined
each week by co-hosts and guest experts to discuss topics from how to set
running goals, to the importance of listening to your body when making
food choices, to the health benefits of microbrew beers.
Perhaps the most varied podcast of the lot, this
podcast looks at all things mother, and you can be sure you’ll learn a thing
or two. From talking about the connection between poets and artists of the
Italian Futurism movement, to collecting Mom Manifestos from women in an Indiana
women’s prison, to examining Chinese "postpartum confinement" foods, you
never know what this podcast might teach you next.
An amazing mix of comedy, pop culture and personal
stories, this podcast is led by best friends Lola and Babz. This podcast, which
feels much more like eavesdropping on a funny conversation than listening to a
prerecorded show, will have you in stitches and leave you desperate to hear
more from these fun women.
This seriously interesting bi-monthly podcast explores
some of the most niche and unknown jobs, and meets some of the individuals who
work them. From the couple who have been performing singing telegrams for 34
years, to people in charge of keeping birds away from planes, to the two women
who spent months tasked with the job of finding a good poll location, this
podcast will enlighten you on all the jobs that you have never really thought
about, or knew existed.
guests such as comedian-actor Sara Pascoe to Louis Theroux and Michael
Palin, the British comedian, actor and director Adam Buxton sits and chats to a
wide range of well-known public figures about far-flung topics, often featuring
important input from his three young children.
Ellie and Helen, two straight talking mothers as they swap hilarious stories
about their parenting battles and daily struggles. Described as the "comedy
chat show for less-than-perfect parents," if you are looking for a podcast to
make you feel a little bit better about your life, this is the reminder
you need that you are not alone in your day to day parenting struggles.
what your clothes really say about you? This podcast, led by Dawn O’Porter, explores
all aspects of clothes—from the history of certain trends to why we wear the
clothes we do. Interviewing actors and comedians such as Jason Segel and Chris
O’Dowd to celebrity figures such as Mel C, each week Dawn speaks to a
well-known figure about why they wear what they wear.