Podcasts to keep you going

A big thank you to Cait, Student Engagement Assistant, for this comprehensive list of podcast recommendations.

Podcasts have been getting more and more popular and there’s a reason for this… they’re awesome! They range from soothing stories to practical advice which you can listen to as you potter around in your daily life. Some can even be hilarious and get you giggling uncontrollably.

Maybe you have binged all your favourite podcasts and are in need of a new one? Or maybe you’d like to get into podcasts and don’t know where to start? We’ve put together a great list of podcasts we’d recommend for you to give a go.

Most of these podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple podcasts – and maybe other podcast sites. Just search for them on your favourite platform or follow the links below.


1. The Michelle Obama Podcast

This is a personal favourite. Listen to Michelle Obama dive deep into all sorts of conversations and feel inspired:


2. The Growth Now Movement

This podcast is hosted by Entrepreneur and Public Speaker Justin Schenck. He chats to top performers, celebrities and entrepreneurs who inspire you to implement things into your life in order to reach your dreams:


3. The Mindset Mentor

This podcast is designed to inspire people to become the best version of themselves through motivation, direction and a focus in life:


4. How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

Another personal favourite! More inspiration and shared understanding that it’s ok to fail. Elizabeth Day interviews successful people about what their failures taught them:


5. Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett

In this podcast, Steven Bartlett goes through his personal diary of how he transformed his life from being a broke, university dropout to a 27 year old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, called Social Chain:



Are you a graduate or going to graduate this year? Listen to other graduates talk about life after graduation.

1. Multi Story Edinburgh, the podcast

University of Edinburgh 2020 graduates were asked to tell the truth about what happened next. So they did. The podcast is part of the Multi Story Edinburgh project from the Alumni Relations team in partnership with the Careers Service. 5 new stories will be released each month for the next 12 months:


2. The Guide to Life After University

This podcast helps graduates navigate the uncertainty of life after university:



A podcast where transparent conversations are had about all things graduate life post university:


More general

And if the above is not enough, here are some more podcasts that should not be missed.

1. Talk Twenties Podcast

Gaby Mendes, with some inspirational guests, discusses issues faced by today’s twenty-somethings. From starting your own business to buying a house, making new friends or even changing jobs, this podcast will guide you through adulthood, with a lot of truths and laughter:


2. Desert Island Discs

In the UK’s longest running radio show on BBC Radio 4, each episode features a “castaway” who chooses the eight pieces of music they would take with them to a desert island:


3. Do More Good podcast

A light-hearted discussion on professional development and fundraising in the charity sector with plenty of guests who share their experiences and insights:


4. No Such Thing as a Fish

A weekly podcast in which the writers of the QI show discuss their favourite facts unearthed in the past seven days:


I’d honestly recommend you give all of these a try. If one is not quite right for you then, as you can see, there’s plenty more to choose from. Hope this list helps – happy listening!

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