The DOSE team love a good podcast – so much so that we decided to launch our own about hacking happiness. When we’re not busy interviewing people for the DOSE podcast, you’ll find us listening to other podcasts for inspiration and life advice. Here’s a round up of the team’s favourites…
The best podcasts we can’t get enough of
Hettie loves… Table Manners & How To Fail with Elizabeth Day
I am a huge fan of the Table Manners by Jessie Ware podcast. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Jessie and her mum have had to adapt their style of interviewing and conduct a 3-way video conference via Zoom. Instead of cooking up meals for their guests, they each prepare a meal themselves and enjoy a leisurely chat.
I love the genuine relationship between Jessie and her mum Lenny, it’s witty and the conversation flows so naturally. They have bagged some truly amazing guests too such as Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Florence Pugh and Alanis Morissette. My favourite episode of all time has to be with Irish sensation, Aisling Bea – pure podcast gold.
I also love How to Fail with Elizabeth Day – a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better. I have really enjoyed the episodes with Scarlett Moffatt, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Mo Gawdat, Ella Mills and the magnificent Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
I listen to these podcasts religiously when driving for 45 minutes or more or out walking with my dog.
Rosie loves… The Tim Ferriss Show
I’m a little bit obsessed with Tim Ferriss – I think his idea of interviewing experts on wide-ranging topics and distilling their years of hard work into actionable tips and tricks is ingenious. In his podcast series he not only draws out key takeaways from the careers of his guests – who range from sports stars, to investment gurus, to start-up founders – but also asks a set of common questions such as their morning routines, from which it is possible to see common habits among successful people. For example, almost all of his interviewees have a regular meditation practice.
I listen to the podcast on my long commute to work, and learning about the success stories of the people he interviews inspires me to always aspire to achieve my full potential in everything I do.
Sam loves.. Talking Tastebuds
Talking Tastebuds hosted by sustainable fashion champion and all-round mega-babe Venetia Falconer. Each episode Venetia interviews a special guest on their relationship with food – previous guests have included Deliciously Ella, Dolly Alderton and Melissa Hemsley. Now in its fourth series if you haven’t listened to it already, you have a lot of catching up to do…
Sarah loves… Death, Sex and Money
Death, Sex and Money is a great podcast that explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. The interviewer, Anna Sale, has a lovely way of talking to people that really draws you in. I love it!
Shara loves… How I Built This
If I’m in need of inspiration, the How I Built This podcast dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies, interviewing inspiring founders and CEOs from the likes of Soul Cycle, Bobby Brown, Burt’s Bees and SPANX to find out how they became so successful.
Lucy loves… Conversations with Pussy & The Tub Hub
I’m also a fan of The Tub Hub podcast with warm and funny host Cory Wharton-Malcolm, aka @bitbeefy founder of Track Mafia, brand consultant, Nike+ running coach. He delves into the subjects of diversity in fitness and ‘asking for help’ with friends and creatives who work in sports, fitness and lifestyle industries. Super inspiring stuff!
Lizzy loves… Adrift
I love Adrift – it’s essentially a support group in podcast form for people who constantly find themselves in awkward social situations. There are reader stories, tales from the hosts’ own attempts to ‘adult’, and much more. It gets me through my week!
Aside from that, in January 2019 I launched my own travel podcast, brb, and am always looking for content suggestions so get in touch if you have a story to tell!
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After graduating from Cambridge University with a triple First, Rosie decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry rather than follow the traditional path of her peers in investment banking. Unable to shake off the fast-paced routine she developed in her City job, she achieves balance by winding down in yoga sessions, escaping on fitness retreats, and going for extended brunches that somehow seem to wind up in a hidden gem of a cocktail bar.