5 amazing podcasts every mama should be listening to

Let us be honest, most mums don’t have the time to pick up a book and read. We have the school runs to do, meals to prepare, food shopping, laundry to be folded… and the list goes on. 

The days that I am too busy to pick up a book, I listen to a podcast as I carry out my chores. It’s that simple. These are a few of my favourites.



Child in Mind

A ground- breaking podcast series from the Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families. Anna Freud “work to improve the lives of thousands of children and young people with mental health problems. We provide specialist help, we train others, and we carry out innovative research.” The first episode is What do we know about childhood anxiety and what can parents do about it?

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This American Life

I listen to this podcast every single week. There is a theme to each episode and a variety of real life stories are shared by real people on that theme.

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Dear Sugar Radio

 Dear Sugar radio is hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. This is agony-auntying at its best. Listeners write in with a problem. The problem is discussed and advice is offered by Cheryl and Steve. Sometimes, an expert is called.

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BBC Radio 4 – Desert Island Discs  

You can’t go wrong with Desert Island Discs. It is my go-to podcast. The podcast is hosted by Kirsty Young who invites a guest to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.

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Death, Sex & Money

I discovered this podcast a year or so ago and since then, It is on automatic download on my device. Death, Sex & Money is hosted by Anna Sale. Anna talks about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.

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