Making January slightly more bareable
As Christmas fades into the background, you could be forgiven for finding your January commute a little tougher than usual. But with podcasts making a huge resurgence, you don’t have to brave those dark journeys to work alone.
Whether you’re into true crime, or fictional silliness, here are some of the best podcasts to see you through January 2017.
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Kick off your Monday morning by catching up on the best new comedy from Radio 4, released every Friday like clockwork.
The 30-minute weekly podcast features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
Download from iOS and iPlayer Radio
TED Radio Hour
Brought to you by the team behind TED Talks, the TED Radio Hour podcast showcases ideas, new ways of thinking, and captivating stories to get you in the mood for the day ahead.
With topics ranging from ideas on how to save the planet, to political debates, TED Radio Hour is just the brain food you need to start the day feeling sharp.
Download from iOS and Google Play Music
This incredibly creepy, yet alluring, award-winning podcast digs up a new, dark tale from our past every fortnight.
From a mixture of tragic events and unsolved mysteries to strange creatures and unusual places, Lore promises an addictive listening experience that’ll make your spine tingle.
Download from iOS and the Lore Website
My Dad Wrote a Porno
Join Jamie Morton along with his friends, Radio 1’s Alice Levine and James Cooper, as they read through a hilariously crass erotic novel, written by none other than Morton’s dad – eek.
The sidesplitting trio read through a chapter each week, making for truly laugh-out-loud entertainment.
Download from the App Store for iOS
The Guardian’s Football Weekly
Fronted by TV presenter and journalist, James Richards, this weekly football podcast touches on the week’s biggest news, player performances and games.
Footie fans will also be treated to in-depth interview and extended chats with huge sports personalities.
Download for iOS and from Soundcloud