Lockdown part two is almost upon us and while it might not feel like the most ideal situation, it does mean plenty of time to catch up on all those brilliant celebrity podcasts you’ve been stacking up over recent months.
Since March, old favourite podcasts like Jessie Ware’s Table Manners have released new seasons but we’ve also been introduced to new shows like Louis Theroux’s Grounded.
Basically, celebrities have had more time on their hands than anticipated during the coronavirus pandemic so have turned their mics on to keep us entertained during these challenging times.
Whether you’re lusting after Theroux’s classic wit or just as curious as Jonthan Van Ness, the podcast landscape is much richer these days with almost everything to suit your tastes.
Here’s a variety of just some of the great listens that will make your Lockdown 2 days go faster.
Louis Theroux – Grounded
His documentaries are legendary so speaking to interesting subjects in podcast form seems like the next natural step.
Theroux’s Grounded launched in April and has already featured a host of well-known celebrities including Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Lenny Henry, Miriam Margolyes and Rose McGowan.
Joss Stone – A Cuppa Happy
Another recently launched podcast, this time from singer Joss Stone. A Cuppa Happy debuted in August and features the musician speaking to cultural figures about different forms of happiness and how to find it.
Perhaps the happiest moment so far was Joss’ announcement that she’s expecting her first child.
Russell Brand – Under The Skin
It’s no secret that Russell Brand loves to talk so who better to have a podcast where he does just that?
Under The Skin has actually been around since 2017 but Russell released the new season in April as the first lockdown began.
Tackling a range of topics from coronavirus to parenting using Russell’s trademark wit, the comedian’s so far welcomed guests such as Joe Wicks, Ricky Gervais and Conan O’Brien.
There’s quite a few episodes to sink your teeth into – 157 to be exact – making it the perfect binge-listen.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Everyone’s Queer Eye fave is, well, curious about everything and has enlisted a range of experts in their fields to break it all down for him.
From learning about the power of clean energy to taking an adventure with an astronaut and oceanographer, you’ll finish each episode feeling enlightened beyond your years.
Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe
If there’s any time to get stuck into a conspiracy theory, it’s 2020.
Former Gogglebox star Scarlett cleverly took advantage of this niche by launching her own podcast exploring some of the most notorious conspiracy theories from the Moon Landing to the Loch Ness Monster.
Even if you’re not a believer, it’s worth a listen just for Scarlett’s personality alone.
Jessie Ware – Table Manners
Table Manners was on the block long before we’d ever heard of Covid-19.
Jessie has been inviting celebrities round to her house for dinner since 2017 with stars like Sam Smith, Michael Sheen and Kylie Minogue among those lucky enough to sample her chef mother’s recipes and great conversation.
Still waiting on our invite TBH…
The Michelle Obama Podcast
Who has more wisdom about life than the former First Lady?
In one of Spotify’s most expensive and exclusive podcast deals, Michelle Obama joined their family in September and has opened up about her marriage to Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter protests.
Frankly, having former President Barack on the show surely beats any podcast guest ever?
Clara Amfo – This City
An ode to her hometown of London, Clara Amfo’s podcast This City goes takes a trip through the capital’s streets to explore the richness in culture and food London has to offer.
Mark Ronson, Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall and Louis Theroux are among the celebrities to share their favourite things about London so far.
Giovanna Fletcher – Happy Mum, Happy Baby
Giovanna Fletcher managed to bag Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, as a guest to discuss her life as a mum to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Virtual mic drop.
The Joe Rogan Experience
Spotify splurged $100 million (£76.3 million) to host Joe Rogan’s hit podcast exclusively and, with it being regarded as one of the best podcasts out there, they’ll certainly be getting their money’s worth.
If you’ve got a spare three hours each day, you might want to experience what it’s like to hang with Joe.
Credit: Original article published here.