The Glass guide to the best podcasts during self-isolation

KEEPING yourself occupied while being urged to stay at home is a task not taken lightly in the current social climate. Finding distracting things to do can be a challenge when you are restricted to the four walls of your home and in the company of only your closest family members. But what better way to kill time than catching up on some podcasts. Completely remote and desk, garden, bath, sofa and bed friendly – listening to a podcast is the perfect antidote to a dull day from the confines of your own home.

Glass presents its guide to the best podcasts to listen to during self-isolation …


Tables Manners with Jessie Ware

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Launched in back in 2017 by musician Jessie Ware and her mother Lennie Ware, the award-winning Tables Manners podcast – now on its ninth series – has bingeworthy appeal. Discussing food and family from their very own dinner table, the mother-and-daughter duo host celebrity guests spanning music, culture and politics with home-cooked culinary delights ever week. As the podcast nearly reaches its 10th season, it has gained a huge cult-like following, last month marking the launch of official the Table Manners Cookbook.


This City with Clara Amfo

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New to the podcast scene and launched earlier this year, BBC 1 presenter Clara Amfo’’s  This City, selects some of biggest names in music and culture to discuss all things London. From Louis Theroux to Little Simz, the podcast brings together those whom the capital holds a special place in their heart. Sharing hidden gems and tried and tested hot spots in the country’s epicentre, This City sheds light on the metropolis we all adore.


The High Low

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Hosted by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, The High Low is a weekly pop-culture and news podcast. Derived from the phrase “high low journalism”, coined by Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown in the 80s. The podcast discusses “the zeitgeist with stories found far and wide, from brows high and low,” outlines Alderton. Since it started in 2017 The High Low has featured in newspapers and magazines across the board, named one of The Sunday Times’ Top 50 podcasts in both 2018 and 2019.


The Receipts Podcast

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The Receipts podcast – hosted by journalist Tolani (Tolly) Shoneye, PA Audrey Indome, and songwriter Milena Sanchez – presents unadulterated and brutally honest chat between “three girls who are willing to talk about anything and everything.” From heavy duty topics to relationship advise this podcast covers all grounds with well articulated wit. It was has become a refreshing new platform for the perspectives of British women of colour.


HOSTEing Laura Jackson

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Launched earlier this year by broadcaster and founder of HOSTE Laura Jackson – a self-proclaimed interiors fanatic and food lover – the HOSTE podcast uncovers what it really means to be a host. Forever the host and never the hosted? From around the kitchen table to the penthouse suite of the Zetter Hotel, Jackson chats fashion, interiors and travel with guests that do the hosting.


Finding Annie

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Recorded in a “rave shed” at the bottom of her garden, broadcaster and Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac hosts and produces her very own podcast, Finding Annie. Started off the back of her terrible forgetfulness, the Irish born presenter begins each episode with a memory or anecdote from her forgotten past while growing up. This sets the tone for the issues discussed by her chosen guests every week. Expect uncensored and deeply personal discussions surrounding life’s biggest themes.

by Augustine Hammond