Food For Thought: These Unique Podcasts Need To Be Bookmarked

    While Netflix and other streaming services are always there to distract us (we are all for chilling over a good meal and a movie), podcasts are an excellent way to consume intelligent content while also carrying out other errands. So, we've curated a list of 15 podcasts for you to listen to. Take a look.

    The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

    The Musafir Stories - India Travel Podcast

    The Musafir Stories is a wonderful online podcast that talks about iconic and, in fact, all sorts of travel destinations. The podcast series is hosted by Saif Omar and Faiza Khan who talk to fellow travellers about their various adventures across India. It sounds like a good, authentic conversation between people and is quite informative as well.

    Available on iTunes, Google podcasts, JioSaavn, and Spotify.

    Second Life

    This online podcast is hosted by Hillary Kerr from the well-known fashion publication Who What Where and it chronicles the career changes of its many guests. There have been appearances by influencers Danielle Bernstein, Reese Witherspoon, and Kirsten Bell, to name a few.

    You can listen to her episodes on Apple podcast, Spotify, and Podbean. 

    Radio Cherry Bombe

    One for the foodies, this podcast is about intelligent conversations surrounding food, consisting of talks with the best chefs around the world. The host here is Kerry Diamond. She has the likes of Christine Tobin (the food stylist for Little Women) and chef Susan Feniger come on and discuss the ins and outs of their job and of course, the food they deal with.

    The podcast is available on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. 

    History of Indian And Africana Philosophy

    History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

    This online podcast is for all the history and philosophy buffs out there. Peter Adamson, professor of philosophy at LMU Munich and King's College London, talks about the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African diaspora with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers in this online podcast.

    You can listen to this podcast on Stitcher.

    JRE podcast

    Joe Rogan (Podcast Site)

    The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is one that is pretty popular and you can expect to find a variety of content on it. For instance, one of the episodes led to a discussion with Stephen Dubner, an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast and radio host. There was another fabulous one with Owen Smith. It's just a great podcast with discussions surrounding consciousness, alien technology, and drug abuse.

    You can find the podcast online on YouTube, iTunes, and Spotify.

    In the Dark

    In The Dark's content is about uncovering the world's most iconic crime cases. In short, it's an investigative journalism podcast, hosted and narrated by Madeleine Baran. The most recent episodes revolve around COVID-19 on the Mississippi delta! *bookmarking*

    You can listen to it on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and Podbean. 

    99% Invisible

    99% Invisible is for all the design and architecture nerds out there. You can find episodes about how the Murphy Bed came into existence (or rather designed) or one that explains and talks about bad video games. This online podcast is hosted by Roman Mars.

    You can listen to this one on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, and Spotify. 

    The Passion People Podcast

    The Passion People Podcast

    The Passion People Podcast is a series of conversations about following a passion and how to manifest it. There are several conversations with experts, entrepreneurs, and icons that inspire the listeners, and the show is hosted by Naga Subramanya. We really liked the episode with brilliant stand up comedian Avanti Tendulkar Ubhayakar, who talks about switching careers after devoting 10 years of her life to marketing. 

    You can find the podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcast, and JioSaavn. 

    GayBCD

    GayBCD is an online podcast that seeks to understand what it means to be queer in today's time. It's hosted by Sunetro Lahiri and Farhad Karkaria and is created by IVM Podcasts. You can expect to find funny and comforting discussions about coming out and how a sense of humour, wisdom, and parlance play such an important role in understanding yourself better as a person.

    This podcast series is easily available on YouTube, Stitcher, JioSaavn, and Apple Podcast. 

    Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham

    Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

    Hosted by supermodel Ashley Graham, this online podcast consists of honest conversations with big achievers like Kim K, Demi Lovato, and Arianna Huffington. They're pretty damn inspiring, to say the least.

    You can find the podcast on Stitcher and Apple Podcast. 

    Harry Potter At Home

    Harry Potter At Home

    Harry Potter At Home is a new series by the Wizarding World that has famous names from entertainment, music, and sports reading chapters from Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, and the magic is still alive. They currently have the first two chapters out - the first by Daniel Radcliffe and the second by Noma Dumezweni.

    You can listen to the series on Spotify and a video version is available on Wizarding World.

    Maed In India

    Maed in India prides itself on being India's first indie music podcast and features conversations with, well, independent musicians from India and abroad. From unreleased music to unknown music stories, they have it all. It's great for discovering new music, too.

    You can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, JioSaavn, Podbean, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

    The Racist Sandwich Podcast

    With 80 episodes spread across three seasons, The Racist Sandwich is an online podcast that talks about the issues of race, class, and gender in food. It's a perspective you don't get to see often and will surely broaden your horizons.

    Available on Racist Sandwich's website.

    LBB Open House

    LBB Open House Season 1

    If you've ever wanted to build a multi-million dollar brand or are intrigued by how brands get built, then this podcast is for you. Hosted by LBB's co-founder, Suchita Salwan, the first season of this podcast features founders and investors behind Chumbak, Epigamia, Fireside Ventures, CRED, and the ever so popular Kusha Kapila, discussing everything from Twitter trolls to the future of marketing.

    You can listen to this podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Overcast.

    Future Perfect - The Way Through

    Future Perfect podcast - Vox

    Vox's Future Perfect series "explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world" and its latest limited series, 'The Way Through', has been arming us with a lot of positive tools to deal with the pandemic. From the relationship between Buddhism and Blackness to Muslim mystics on the power of pain, expect loads of ancient wisdom, contextualised for our modern times. 

    Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Megaphone.