My Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

 

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Hello everyone, I’m back again after an unplanned hiatus. I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who goes through those moments of utter confusion that last longer than you would have preferred. Anyway, I am going to share some of the fabulous content that has kept me going throughout the year. I discovered podcasts this year and can I just say that have changed my life. As a confirmed Youtube addict, this is like getting Youtube that I can actually listen to while i’m commuting. I have a variety of genres that i want to share with you all today . Without further ado, let’s jump right into it :

  • The Guilty Feminist: Now, this is a podcast that I highly relate to , given that I am more guilty than feminist most of the time. It is hosted by comedian, Deborah Frances-White and it is utterly hilarious whilst also efficiently drawing attention to the myriad of social issues affecting women in every sphere of life. I listen to this as I walk to work and have a good life while learning something new. I would highly recommend it, to all genders as we all have a lot to learn about feminism and why not have a bloody good laugh while doing it.
  • The Receipts Podcast: This is one of the best things to happen to a lot of women of colour on the internet. It is a hilarious podcast hosted by four amazing women ;Audrey formerly known as Ghana’s finest, Tolly_T, Milena Sanchez and Phoebe Parke. They are the best agony aunts on the internet and will give you their honest opinions, even if you sometimes don’t want to hear it. They all have different personalities and bring something unique to the table but of course, the Nigerian girl in me just loves Tolly_T. I would highly recommend it, for the banter and the insight into girls and relationships.
  • Mostly Lit: This is a podcast about mostly  Literature (see what i did there?) , as experienced by Reckless Rai, Alex reads and Derek.They also discuss social issues affecting mostly people of colour . The bibliophile in me absolutely adores them and enjoys hearing their take on books of different genres. My pocket definitely suffers for it though, as they have inspired many a trip to Waterstones. It is all round a lovely listen, especially when Rai and Derek get into one of their endless arguments and Alex throws some shade. It is also fascinating to watch how Rai works her love of Beyoncé into a discussion about classical literature. Definitely check them out.
  • I said what I said podcast: Now, we’re taking our listening off the continent of Europe. This a podcast hosted by a couple of hilarious (notice a theme here?) Nigerian millennials nicknamed FK and Jollz. They are friends who coined their podcast ‘the unsolicited opinions podcast’, clearly telling you that they are not here for your criticism. I love the sarcasm and dry wit that is in all their banter.It makes me want to grab a couple of drinks with them and just laugh about the millennial struggle. It is very unique however, as it highlights some of the struggles of being a twenty something in Lagos, Nigeria whilst also trying to hold the politicians accountable for their actions. I wish them the best of luck and will definitely keep on listening because I live for the shade.
  • At Home With…. : Finally, for the last but definitely not the least favourite, we have this one hosted by You tubers Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton. As a self confessed Youtube addict , imagine my delight when i realised a couples would be taking their show into the podcasting world. to make it even better, I get to go with them into the homes of utterly fabulous women and have a snoop around.(Perfection!) If you are a beauty and fashion lover, this is definitely the one for you.They have visited the homes of people like Alexia Inge, the founder of Cult beauty which is only like the coolest makeup shopping website on the planet.They have also visited Zoe Sugg a.k.a Zoella a.k.a British Youtube Sensation, amongst many others. I will be waiting with bated breath for season two.

That will be all for now, all of these podcasts will be linked on my twitter account for you to find them. Thank you for reading and I promise not to be away for so long next time.

Ciao x

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