Whether you relish in the downtime or dread a packed tube train, the commute is back (for at least some of the week anyway!) Help while away the time with this stellar line-up of podcasts, handpicked by the Nolii team.
If you’ve ever wanted to really unpick and understand some of the main news headlines but don’t have the energy, The Slow Newscast is perfect for you. Each episode pieces together months of reporting from the team and hears from a number of sides to deliver new perspectives you might not otherwise have thought about.
My favorite podcast is No Such Thing as a Fish - a weekly podcast, hosted by the Elves (researchers) from the BBC panel show Qi. Each week the hosts bring their 4 best and weird facts to share, discuss, query and laugh about. If you are a lover of random useless knowledge, or just looking to brush up on your pub quiz skills, this is a really entertaining podcast that always has me awkwardly sniggering on the train to work.
I love food. Love cooking it, eating it, ordering it, choosing it but I always love to hear new and different ideas. Off Menu is funny. You learn about new projects through their guests, find new programs to watch, and it always follows the same format so it’s great to listen to on the regular.
Sometimes it feels like some of the world’s best known companies simply sprang up overnight, but the truth is usually the opposite. Behind every household name, and every founder, there is often a story of struggle, failures, and A LOT of hard work. I love How I Built This for giving an amazing insight into how these brands were built, from the bottom up. Guy Raz weaves a truly insightful narrative journey, with in-depth interviews with innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists. If you only listen to one episode, make it Yvon Chouinard’s – the founder of Patagonia – who shares his pioneering philosophy towards business, leadership and company culture.
Hibana is a new marketplace championing purposeful founders who are creating the ethically conscious businesses of tomorrow. They have been on a roadtrip visiting founders on their platform, and being a member of the platform ourselves, it's been great to hear the stories behind likeminded founders such as David Hieatt, the founder of Hiut Denim – inspiring stuff!