Phoebe Parke of #TheReceiptsPodcast Top 10 Podcasts #PodsinColor
Today starts 10 days of top 10's
1. The Read - I know I know, everyone knows about this incredible podcast already. But I love listening to Kid Fury and Crissle talk about pop culture in the US because it saves me having to trawl through all the celeb sites to find out what’s happened the week before, plus they always make me laugh uncontrollably.
2. The Friend Zone - This is the podcast that has had the most impact on me in 2017 as I took some steps in the right direction on my wellness journey. I love Dustin’s one liners, Assante’s open honesty and Fran’s incredible wealth of knowledge. The Read snatches my edges, and The Friend Zone helps me grow them back.
3. Never Before With Janet Mock - When I read the blurb for this podcast I didn’t really think Janet Mock would be able to interview super famous people and get them to say new things, but boy, was I wrong. Listen to the episodes with The Read’s Crissle, Branden Miller (Joanne The Scammer) and Tina Knowles-Lawson and you will see what I mean.
4. My Taught You - As Myleik Teele, the founder of Curl Box and host of this podcast, says – this show is for entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial. Myleik understands that not everyone wants to work for themselves, and so she speaks to anyone who wants to go the extra mile, do the work and enjoy the results. Myleik is an inspiration and the very definition of authentic, she records whenever she has something valuable to say, takes time to quietly sip her coffee or water while recording, and prepares her own rough script before she starts the show, now isn’t THAT refreshing.
5. 3 Shots Of Tequila - I cannot explain how much I have learned about British men from listening to this podcast. Who knew locker room chat could be so enlightening? Love Tazer, Marvin and Keith’s wit, rawness and willingness to really talk about anything.
6. The Stoop - This podcast deals with topics affecting black people both in Africa and the diaspora. It’s fascinating listening to the hosts interview people about their thoughts on issues including what it means to ‘sound white’, cultural appropriation and, of course, stereotypes.
7. Disunomics - I love this podcast because it makes economics understandable. Terms that I read every single day, like Brexit, tax havens and austerity are all broken down in a way I can digest – usually by using analogies for lay people. Hooray.
8. Therapy For Black Girls - The most valuable thing I learned from Joy Harden Bradford on this podcast was to make a folder on my phone of all my achievements – to combat imposter syndrome. With so many people feeling overwhelmed with the current news cycle, this podcast is going to be much needed in 2018 too.
9. …That’s When You Get A Dog - This podcast explores key areas of women’s lives when they get to 30, it’s only three months old but it’s putting many of the big network podcasts to shame. With full transcripts, debrief episodes and social media channels more active than you fave 2-year-old show, producer Renay Richardson is one to watch for podcasting in 2018.
10. Mostly Lit - It took me longer than I’d care to admit to understand that the 'lit' in the title stands for literature, but once I realised that this was a podcast about reading and not another pop culture cast – I was all the way into it. It’s like Spark Notes for books you’d actually want to read, and they have great guests including the incredible Reni Eddo-Lodge.