For the second in our series of Rose & Grey Recommends , we’ve asked our PR Manager, Jess to share her favourite podcasts. Jess is finding podcasts to be the perfect distraction at the moment, listening to a diverse selection that offers everything from interiors advice to much-needed humour. Here are her recommendations …
The Great Indoors
I didn’t think a podcast talking about interiors would work, until I listened to The Great Indoors. Blogger, author and journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth and TV presenter and designer, Sophie Robinson are the perfect hosts, talking about interiors in a way that you can easily visualise in your own head. From virtual home tours to dissecting the latest interior trends, the duo are always inspiring me to update my home.
The High Low
I love listening to Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes dissect pop-culture and current affairs – they’re just so personable and it feels like you’re listening to two of your friends having a chat. Obviously lock-down life is a big focus of their content at the moment. I also love their reading, watching and listening recommendations, setting me up for my week’s entertainment.
Desert Island Discs
You can’t go wrong with an old classic! I’ve always loved listening to Desert Island Discs and love going back over the archives to find old episodes that I’ve missed. With over 2,000 episodes on the online archive, you could listen to one a day for years! There’s also extra entertainment to be had here – why not create your own playlist to share with friends, creating your own version of the show hosted on Zoom.
Need a distraction from everyday life that’s guaranteed to make you chuckle? Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster host the foodie’s version of Desert Island Discs, inviting guests into their fictitious restaurant to order their dream meal, picking their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Expect plenty of laughs alongside a dollop of inspiration for what to cook for dinner.
The Sunday Salon
Looking for something new to read? I like to listen to The Sunday Salon every week to plot my next reads. Journalist Alice Azania Jarvis chats to an inspiring female author each week, focusing on her work and the stories behind her writing, as well as asking what she’s been reading. Keep a notebook and pen handy, as you’re going to want to jot down a list of books to add to your reading list each episode.
How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
If you ever feel like celebrities are perfect, have a listen to How to Fail with Elizabeth Day. Every week, Elizabeth interviews a well-known person, exploring how they have learned and evolved from their own failures. It’s really inspirational to listen to, and I love Elizabeth’s subtle yet effective interviewing style.