Podcasts to Recommend To Your Fellow Monzo Members

Hi all,

Just thought suggest to you all to give a listen to Fighting Talk - it is just a comedy sports panel show which is also broadcast live on Radio 5 Live on Saturday (but the podcast is way better) [link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070hvs]

Also would definitely recommend My Dad Wrote A P****, just absolutely filthily hilarious - if you have an innocent mind then this is definitely not for you [link: http://www.mydadwroteaporno.com]

Do you have any suggestions you would recommend to your fellow Monzo members?



Always have to recommend “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” (ISIHAC)… Not sure if it counts as a podcast but it’s on Radio 4?

Oh, and the News Quiz.

My two favourite Podcasts are How Did This Get Made? and Accidental Tech Podcast.

Top of the list when they download.


I enjoy this one http://www.on-soap.com/version-30/

I just counted and I subscribe to 91 podcasts. Admittedly I fall asleep to a lot of them, so I don’t listen to every hour I download, but I usually have them playing while I work, cook, shower and run. (I hate listening to music while running, I need to have a conversation going on in my ears to stop me reminding myself how much I’m hating running…) Here are a few I think other people might like

Freakonomics - I’m sure everyone has read their books, the podcasts are brilliant and explain stuff that’s going on in the world really well.

Planet Money - an NPR financial podcast but it’s not boring, it’s highly entertaining

NPR Up First and New York Times The Daily are really great ‘morning’ podcasts which summarise the big events in US/world news. They usually publish mid-morning in the UK so handy if you need a distraction at lunchtime.

Can He Do That - from the Washington Post, it looks at decisions Trump has made and whether there is a precedent

Reply All - about internet culture.

Hello Internet - hosted by two YouTubers based in the UK (one is American, one Australian), it’s about anything and everything. Lots of internet culture, but loads of other fun stuff. Worth listening from the start so a lot of the in-jokes may be tough.

99% Invisible - It’s about design, but not just the way that first comes to mind.

Slate’s Culture Gabfest and NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour - two weekly podcasts that cover the latest movies/tv/books/cultural releases. Really really good, and often helps me decide to go see movies I wouldn’t have otherwise bothered with.


91?! Holy crap. I just about get through my subscription list. But if I have a day off or something it screws me up for ages.

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a great way to lose some time. He’s surprisingly insightful in a lot of really interesting topics, and has a wealth of equally interesting and insightful guests. The conversation can take some very random yet interesting turns.

I used to produce a few so liked to listen to lots of different styles and topics to get a taste for what others were doing, then kept on listening and adding over the years. I do regularly delete any if I go for a few weeks without listening to any new episodes. Marc Marron’s WTF often gets taken off my subscriptions until I see a tweet about him talking to someone I really like, then I get back on it.

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That is a lot of podcasts @caspararemi :joy: I only listen to 4 and I struggle to keep up XD

The other 2 apart from my initial ones are Ear Biscuits and HardTalk

Will definitely check out those podcasts, Planet Money sounds good :slight_smile:

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Not sure if you know but Fighting Talk is back!! :smiley:

Love him or hate him, the Russell Brand podcast, Under the Skin, where he talks about inequality with Jason Hickel was great.

Here’s a dump of everything I listen to in Overcast, minus a couple I have for single episodes.

Everyday listen


Good every so often


We had an investor meetup last night, and one of our investors recommended this -> https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/

And this -> https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts/

I’m more interested in UK-based podcasts like these.

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Thanks for the recommendation of the accidental tech podcast, thoroughly enjoying it!

Another couple of recommendations:

Dirty John

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.


Laura Kuennssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).

I’m a big fan of No Dumb Questions with Destin from SmarterEveryDay and Matt from 10 Minute Bible hour from YouTube, a rocket scientist and Pastor talking about life and views. Might sound boring but actually very interesting topics. :smile:


Some good recommendations so far!

Here are my three faves:

  • The Football Ramble - funny off the cuff football chat, twice weekly.
  • No Such Thing As A Fish - Awesome fact discussions from the guys who write for QI - my fave!
  • Page94 - Private Eye’s podcast discussing relevant politics

So many more but these are the ones I look forward to on a weekly basis.

My absolute favourite -
Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle - The Rabbit Hole

also -
Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces Podcast

and -
Adam Buxton’s Podcast

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Throwback Thursday…

Fabulous. sorry… sick

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Oh man, by and away my favourite is Stuff you should know

Great every day listen, good chemistry between the presenters and such a varied topic list.

If you want an excellent entry, listen to https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/whats-the-deal-with-blood-types.htm

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