My favourite podcasts

Kimba Likes My Favourite Podcasts @kimbalikes #kimbalikes

Have you jumped on the podcast bandwagon?

No, I’m not talking about doing my own.  Dear gods. I don’t have the voice to do my own for starters. Plus what on earth would I talk about?!  No, I love listening to podcasts.

Not being one to miss socialite media buzz, the first podcast I listened to was Serial – the podcast that hooked thousands of virgin podcast listeners!

My favourite podcasts | how I listen

I use the native iPhone app.  When I’m in my car, I use a portable Bluetooth speaker.  It cost me $15 from Target and I charge it using the cigarette lighter socket.  I have one of those old cars with window winders that needs a key to open.  No such thing as built in Bluetooth.

At home, I have a trick to get the boring jobs done.  Podcasts!  I pop my iPhone in my bra with the speaker end pointing upwards.  No need to bother with annoying headphones or dangling wires.  If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone in the sink (ahem, that would be me) you will love the bra-iPhone-holder tip.

Hanging out laundry is much more fun when you’re distracted by listening to something interesting.  Lots of other chores too, like cleaning, gardening, folding, putting clothes away, unpacking the groceries, cooking, dishes … Just a word of advice – vacuuming? Not so much!

My Favourite Podcasts

  • Serial – the did-he-didn’t-he podcast that turned me into a podcast fan – can’t wait for Serial 2 coming later in 2015.
  • This American Life – the podcast that spawned the Serial phenomenon, and an award winner for a reason
  • Life of Caesar – I adore Roman history and Gaius Julius Caesar is the ultimate historical hero. This is irreverent, but amazing!
  • Life of Alexander the Great – by the Life of Caesar team. Paid subscription but I think it’s worth it.  I pay $5USD per month. It’s a way of saying “thanks for the great work, guys”.
  • Criminal – perfect for a quick car trip, these 20 minute episodes discuss the tales of those who’ve been wronged, done wrong, or fall somewhere between that
  • Conversations with Richard Fidler – a podcast of the popular ABC Radio show
  • Justin Hamilton’s Can You Take This Photo Please? – we “met” Justin Hamilton for the first time at Wil Anderson’s Sydney Opera House 2015 show.  Bloody hilarious! He interviews comedians for this fabulously funny podcast.
  • Wilosophy – my favourite Australian comedian, Wil Anderson discusses life philosophy with guests.  Well, that’s the intention anyway!
  • Strangers – true stories about moments that are like an empathy shot in your arm
  • Two Fat Expats – love this blogger-produced podcast from Kirsty (4 Kids, 20 Suitcases and a Beagle) and Sarah (Lady Sadie’s Emporium) about life as an expat


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  • Smartphone Life Hacks | Kimba Likes - 21 August 2015 - 11.15 am

    […] I love to listen to podcasts.  You can check out some of my favourites here […]ReplyCancel

  • Beth at - 6 May 2015 - 2.52 pm

    I’ve only ever listened to one regularly and that was the Ricky Gervais show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. Since I was listening to it at work, it was extremely hard to stifle giggles and snorts!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - 4 May 2015 - 11.02 pm

    Great list, I listen to some of those. I also love Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb & Leigh Sales and ‘Here’s the Thing’ Alec Baldwin. I couldn’t get enough of Serial so also listened to Slates Serial Spoilers & the Serial Serial.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 5 May 2015 - 8.44 pm

      Ooh, I’ll track those ones down too. Love Annabel and Leigh!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 4 May 2015 - 8.30 pm

    Great list, now I’m off to download Serial, only got into podcasts recently with Two Fat Expats thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Rice - 4 May 2015 - 3.56 pm

    There’s a couple of new ones in here for me (that I’m about to download) but I sad nodding away at all of these on the list and then SQUEALED when I saw our two fat expats on the list. Thank you so so so so much. xxxReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 4 May 2015 - 4.06 pm

      Oh, honey! That totes made my day! I’ve been known to drive the long way home so I can finish up an episode xxReplyCancel

  • Seeker Lover Mother - 4 May 2015 - 10.10 am

    I’m loving podcasts at the moment too & it seems we have very similar tastes as quite a few of these are on my list as well. I am also loving ‘Henry & Heidi’ (as in Henry Rollins – big fan of his) & ‘On Being’ (go a way back through the list & find the episides featuring Brene Brown & Carrie Newcomer). And if you enjoy the latter, I’ve just gotten in to ‘Insights at the Edge’ as well. Happy listening! PS. I do the bra-iPhone-holder thing too after ‘the great bath incident of 2014’ 🙂ReplyCancel

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