Aural Delights: 10 Podcasts to Brighten Your Lonely Lockdown Days
If you’ve exhausted iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Ten’s quarantine TV and film recommendations then this week could look a little daunting. Before you shell out for yet another subscription streaming service we recommend you should try podcasts. Plug your headphones in whilst you’re doing your daily exercise, running to get essentials, doing your ironing or finally getting around to cleaning your windows and enjoy entertainment straight to your ears. Plus they’re all available to listen to for free via your preferred podcast provider. From fashion to football, here are 10 fantastic podcasts to help you pass the time.
Dior Talks – Feminist Art
Just as it says on the tin, Dior’s podcast explores how feminist art has inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri’s creative direction of the House. Each episode takes the format of a discussion with artists, curators, writers whose narratives have directly influenced her Dior and what feminist art means to them. The series is hosted by the fabulous London-based writer, curator and art historian Katy Hessle of @thegreatwomenartists. First up was Chiuri herself, followed by artist Judy Chicago, curator and critic Paola Ugolini and most recently the inimitable Tracey Emin. Available to listen here.
The Collectors’ House from Matches Fashion
Since launching in 2018, Matches Fashion’s podcast The Collectors House has features the likes of Simon Rocha, Stephen Jones, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Neneh Cherry, Roland Mouret, Maureen Paley, Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena and 10 Magazine Issue 61 cover star Paloma Elsesser. That’s to name only but a select few. Presented by Danielle Radojcin, guests share the stories behind five objects that have a special significance or provoke inspiration. To accompany the launch of The Responsible Edit on Matches, which showcases brands with a commitment to ethical and responsible processes, the esteemed fashion journalist Dana Thomas discusses the future of sustainable fashion. It’s an incredible mix between Desert Island Discs and an early-modern Cabinet of Curiosities. Available to listen here.
“The Memory Of… With John Galliano.” from Maison Margiela
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of John Galliano? Well, now you don’t need to be one of the chosen few fashion industry insiders to find out. Heralded as “fashion’s answer to ASMR” join Galliano himself, breaking down his concepts and discussing the inspirations behind his collections as creative director for Maison Margiela. Venture into the storied Paris atelier as Galliano brings his vision alive for your aural delight. Available to listen here.
Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano AW20. Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans.
That Peter Crouch Podcast from BBC Radio 5 Live
In case you weren’t aware fashion and football are a match made in heaven. But you really don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy Peter Crouch’s podcast. Broadcast by Radio 5 Live and best listened to on the BBC Sounds app (download it if you haven’t already for a treasure trove of aural delights including dramatizations of Agatha Christie’s Poirot), the aforementioned footballer is joined by the BBC’s chief sports writer Tom Fordyce and Radio 1’s Chris Stark to discussing “everything you wanted to know about football but never had the chance to ask.” It’s proper laugh out loud funny. Available to listen here.
To set our imagination free whilst in lockdown, the latest episode of Gucci’s podcast features the brand’s president and CEO Marco Bizzarri in conversation with three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura. The two old school friends traverse childhood memories and discuss Gucci’s Osteria da Massimo Bottura restaurants that are located in LA and Florence. Once you’ve finished that there are plenty more episodes to keep you entertained including Alessandro Michele in conversation with the likes of Sir Elton John and fashion designer to the hip hop stars Dapper Dan. Available to listen here.
Table Manners with Jessie Ware
If you’re working on your cooking skills then Jessie Ware’s podcast table manners will really get your culinary juices flowing. Since 2017 the singer has hosted the podcast alongside her mum Lennie directly from her dining table, preparing a meal and having a nice long natter with guests. Ware and her mother have discussed food, family and culture with everyone from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to Ed Sheeran, even (bravely) cooking for chefs including Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi and Nigella Lawson. This Ten office favourite will leave you both hungry and inspired. Available to listen here.
Carhartt WIP Radio
Over the next few weeks, Carhartt WIP will be sharing some of their favourite shows every Thursday and Sunday. First up on Rewind Radio take a deep delve into the catalogue of Innerversion, which first aired in June 2014. The Berlin-based house music label’s co-founders Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer (Âme) share some of their favourites from their vast archive of records. The perfect listen for going on a run or having a rave in your room. Available to listen here.
Dream It Real from Coach
In case you missed it in 2019, now is the perfect time to listen back to Coach’s uplifting podcast Dream it Real. Listen to the likes of actress and tech entrepreneur Maisie Williams, singer Selena Gomez, 14-year-old activist and author Marley Dias and Coach’s very own creative director Stuard Vevers talk about their dreams for tomorrow with host Heben Nugatu. A podcast for dreamers and about dreams for the future takes on a new pertinent significance. Available to listen here.
The Receipts Podcast
Join three girls from South London with no filter discussing everything, literally no subject matter is out of bounds with this trio. Get an insight into the kind of chat that girls’ toilets in a nightclub might overhear with pure unadulterated and brutally-honest discussions of Audrey, Milena and Tolly T. What started as a challenge on Twitter challenge four years ago has become into one of the funniest podcasts out there. Available to listen here.
Pieces of Me – My Life in Seven Garments from Net-A-Porter
Released only last month, Net-A-Porter’s podcast is hot off the press. Unpacking the meanings and sentiment clothes come to posses, each week an inspiring female guest tells their story through discussions about seven pieces of clothing they wore at life-defining moments. “Pieces of Me reminds us that clothes are never just clothes and that the meanings woven through them – about beauty, power, identity, freedom, and fashion as a force-for-change – are the stories of women’s lives,” explains Sarah Bailey, Porter’s editor-in-chief. First up and taking us “behind the seams” of their life was actress and advocate for social change Tracee Ellis Ross, followed by artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and most recently women’s-rights activist Zainab Salbi. Tune in for thought-provoking, moving and incredibly inspiring listen. Available to listen here.
Top image: courtesy of Gucci.
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