I spend two hours per day commuting in and out of London, and while I try and make efficient use of the time, it is also a good opportunity to decompress and get some entertainment.
Here are five podcasts I regularly listen to that keep me amused, I consider these to be an important part of my toolkit. I'd love to know your recommendations.
- The Richard Herring Leicester Square Podcast - I never miss this one, recorded live in London, the very funny comedian interviews various comedy & TV stars. Last weeks interview with Kathy Burke was brilliant.
- Adam Buxton - Another must-listen. Great interviews with some really interesting people, some comedy, some film, some music - recent guests have included Paul Thomas Anderson, Jonny Greenwood and Romesh Ranganathan.
- Distraction Pieces with Scroobius Pip - whilst not strictly comedy based, this is a fantastic listen. Street Poet and Actor Scroobius Pip attracts some excellent guests. Recent episodes have seen diverse interviews with actor Vicky McLure, singer Paloma Faith and comedian Russell Howard.
- Hip-Hop saved my life with Romesh Ranganathan - as well as being a guest elsewhere, Romesh Ranganathan also hosts this fantastic podcast. Based around the guests 'love' of hip-hop, the wanderings are wide enough to cover even the guests who only like a little bit of the music.
- WTF with Marc Maron - Comedian Marc Maron is the grand master of this genre with nearly 900 episodes in the bag. From his garage, he attracts some incredible guests for interview including Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen and recently Darren Aronofsky. The style is confessional, and funny and always a great listen.