We have come a long way from having to get news from just watching news channels. There is definitely still a time and place for them, however more recently, I have been making my way to less traditional methods of keeping up on the latest news, in particular, podcasts. The balance between the facts and creating a conversation is exactly what I needed to get my news fix.
This is a short snippet 20-minute podcast featuring a big topic in the news that week such as the Brexit deal along with one of the big online pieces that week. This is one I listen to a short walk. I love the nuance of conversation.
Ways to change the world
This is a topical podcast which discusses everything from Islamophobia, underprivileged children and includes guests such as Jameela Jamil, Rachel Riley. The conversations are open, frank and honest. While it is not on the nose news, the subjects are newsworthy, topical and invoke conversation in my own head.
The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads
This is a new one for me but essentially, it is The Guardian’s version of Modern Love. If you someone who likes reading news articles, but do not find the time to read them this is a perfect way to get your fix. I like listening to biographies or true news pieces in audio form.
Stuff you should know
Again a new one for me but this has everything you could expect and more. From stalking to saunas, this is the fact finder of podcasts. You can pick the topic and find out all the information you want/ need. I like to think of it as a textbook for your ears.
Numbers are not my thing but I have been told the publication The Economist is a pretty big deal and covers a lot of topics from politics to entertainment. I came across their podcasts and have to say I am sold. They have a range of different podcasts under The Economist including one about food, an money one and the intelligence specific one covering everything from Thai politics to Brexit deals. If you are interested in current events, search the economist – chances are something from one of their channels with feed your news itch.
How do you get your news? Do any of you watch morning breakfast shows or have a feed of articles on your to be read list? I like a good mix of reading articles, interesting conversations like video essays and podcasts.