Whether you’re stuck in traffic, waiting on the platform (more delays?), or simply want to make the most of your travel time, download these podcasts to enhance your journey...
Listen Up: Five Podcasts For Your Commute
The thought-provoking one: How To Fail with journalist and author Elizabeth Day is an enlightening antidote to our over-achieving culture. Inviting guests of note (from One Day author David Nicholls, to actress Phoebe-Waller Bridge) to discuss their life’s failures, it’s a reassuring and clever celebration of flops, screw-ups and lost opportunities.
The ‘wow I didn’t know that’ one: As the name suggest each episode of the Invisibilia podcast takes inspiration from one of the many invisible forces that shape our lives: personality, emotions, expectations. Hosts Alix and Lulu find extraordinary people, unearth mind-blowing studies and projects, and are so funny and warm you want to be their friend. For fans of This American Life.
The foodie one - with a side serving of celeb: Singer Jessie Ware has a high-profile guest over for dinner at her house each week, where the eat and discuss food, family and the art of a good old chat. Her dinner guests include comedian Alan Carr, restaurant critic Jay Rayner and singers Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith.
The beauty lovers one: Make-up obsessive Lindsey Kelk and pro MUA Harriet Hadfield dissect the latest hot product launches, debate the latest beauty trends, and peek inside the make-up bags of their industry guests (such as Dr Murad and the founder of Elemis, Noella Gabriel).
The funny one: Three British comedians are joined each week by even more comedians to argue over what the ‘right’ course of action is when faced with life’s awkward moments, moral conundrums and unwelcome surprises. If you’re commuting on public transport be warned: audible snorts of laughter are likely to strike.