Back in the days of the daily commute, podcasts were the perfect alternative to listening to repetitive radio stations or scrolling through your phone aimlessly. But while the structure of our days might have changed, podcasts certainly shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to a source of entertainment, learning and wellbeing.
So what are Podcasts?
Podcasts are a free service that allows Internet users or those with smartphones to pull audio files (typically MP3s) from a podcasting service to listen on their devices. The term comes from a combination of the words iPod and broadcasting.
According to stats from Ofcom, Podcasts were listened to by over 7.1m people in 2019, an increase of over 24% since the year previous. While entertainment podcasts might lead in the popularity stakes, they are also an excellent resource for boosting your industry expertise and wellbeing.
So, to help you source some luscious listens, the KC crew have rounded up the favourites they’ve found so far.
The SEO SAS Podcast
SEO SAS (special answering service) is a podcast that delves into individual SEO issues each week.
Hosted by industry experts Sarah McDowell and Hannah Bryce, each week they answer FAQs and provide real-life examples of SEO quandaries alongside handy tips and solutions. They regularly welcome experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and best practice, helping those looking to enhance their site visibility and keyword rankings, this podcast is an absolute must.
The Digital Marketing Podcast
Produced by Target Internet and hosted by Digital Marketing and E-commerce Expert, Ciaran Rogers and award-winning Author and Speaker, Daniel Rowles, The Digital Marketing Podcast combines interviews with global experts, together with the latest news, tools, strategies and techniques to give your digital marketing the edge. Perfect for your daily commute (or maybe just while laid in bed with a brew before the day starts), the podcast aims to be both entertaining and informative
The Janet Murray Show
For anyone looking to enhance how they do ‘public relations’ then the Janet Murray podcast is a must.
While Janet covers the basics of how to write press releases and get press coverage, she also covers topics such as content creation for social media, online advertising and top tips on how to improve productivity.
Did you know our founder, Katrina Cliffe, even featured as a guest talking about GDPR!
The Content 10x Podcast
There’s not a lot host Amy Woods doesn’t know about content. Whether it’s learning how to define your content strategy, through to how to implement it, this is the podcast for you. Some of our favourite episodes have been around repurposing content and how to curate content purely for this purpose.
The PR Hub Podcast
Discussing everything from the challenge of creativity in lockdown to mental health, the PR Hub Podcast is a must-listen for any PR professional. The series, which is hosted by Adam Tuckwell and Jon Wilcox, features special guests from some of the top UK agencies.
Of course, there are a variety of other Podcasts the team take advantage outside of industry knowledge including;
Northern Power Women
This podcast is a must for working women. Whether you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills, work on your confidence or deal with challenging decisions, this is an absolute must to add to your Podcast library.
The High Performance Podcast
The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Guests including lingerie entrepreneur, Baroness Michelle Mone MBE, and Steven Bartlett, the self-made CEO of global media agency Social Chain share what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there.
Guided Sleep Meditations
After a hectic day of coming up with ideas, creating content, pitching to the media and analysing results, it can be challenging to switch off. That’s why these guided sleep meditations are the perfect aid to getting a restful night’s sleep.
Not exactly a relaxing listen, but a fascinating one for the commute, Redhanded is a true-crime podcast hosted by best friends Hannah and Suruthi. Covering everything from serial killers to haunted houses, this is the perfect series for those whose love all things creepy. Nighttime listening is not advised!
The Girls Bathroom
Sometimes you just want an easy listen, and this is the perfect podcast for the females out there looking to make their mark on the world when it comes to careers, friendships and relationships. Hosted by life-long best friends Sophia and Cinzia, they answer the questions buzzing around most young females heads.
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What Podcasts can’t you live without? We’d love to expand our listening so make sure to drop us a tweet with your recommendations > @kccomms.