Tired of watching an endless stream of cheesy Netflix Christmas movies? Trying to escape another awkward conversation with mum about your relationship status? Trying to fall asleep on that lumpy guest bed? May we recommend – for your entertainment or rescue or soothing – 10 of the best British podcasts on offer.
1. The Girl's Bathroom
YouTubers Sophia and Cinzia are life-long besties who team up on this podcast to replicate the magic of the girl’s bathroom: great advice, top boy chat, and loads of female encouragement.
2. Caught Off Guard
If you haven’t heard of Patricia Bright, we assume you’ve been in a coma. The style icon, YouTubing, book publishing influencer launched her podcast earlier this month and it already promises no-nonsense advice and impressive guests
Oenone Forbat is just out here trying to figure out life as a grown-up, and tackle all the lessons they seemed to skip in school. Let us know when you figure it out, hun. We don’t get it either.
4. Things You Can't Ask Yer Mum
Lizzy Hadfield and Lindsey Holland take on the topics you might not be lucky enough to chat to your own mum openly about: sex, body confidence, more sex and a side order of grief. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired to be a better mum someday.
5. Reality Check with Amber, Anna & Yewande
Produced right here at Yahoo UK, Reality Check with Amber, Anna & Yewande is a brand-new show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube and Yahoo where your three favourite friends from Love Island 2019 weigh in on listener problems with a good dose of realness.
6. PLT: Behind Closed Doors
Everyone’s favourite feel-good fashion outlet, PrettyLittleThing, throws their weight behind this podcast hosted by Nat O’Leary. It boasts a huge back catalogue of inspiring interviews with gems like Larsa Pippen, Maya Jama and more.
7. Black Gal's Livin
As the name suggests: listen to two women from London and Essex chatting about mental health, pop culture and the weird things they get up to – like considering dropping £1,200 on a hairless cat? Hosted by Vic and Jas, here are two British voices that deserve some amplification.
8. White Wine Question Time
OK, we’re biased: our very own Kate Thornton asks well-known friends to answer three questions over three glasses of wine. It’s a hilarious romp with your favourite names from the 90s. Wine, nostalgia – what’s not to love?
9. Laid Bare (NSFW)
If you’re looking to undo some old thinking around your body and sex, or if you’re liberated and opinionated and looking for likeminded folk, Oloni, Scotty and Shani are laying it all bare. Not for the sensitive among us: this trio will definitely call a spade a spade.
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10. The Receipts Podcast
They’ve got the receipts and they’re not afraid to talk about it. What’s “it”? Uh, anything! Join influencers @Ghanas_Finest, @Tolly_T, @Milenasanchezx and prepare to be schooled.