As we all continue lockdown here in Frankfurt, well let’s face it, it’s not lockdown in the traditional sense of the word.  Certainly when you consider what others are experiencing in the rest of the world.  Undoubtedly we should consider ourselves lucky!  Now whilst we are very much ‘footloose and fancy free’ this may change and we could be sent home never again to see the light of day!  Ok that is a little extreme, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume it could happen and let’s be prepared!?

So, let’s begin with podcasts.  You either love them or you hate them and we love them as do our kids!  Not only are they a wonderful source of entertainment but also great way to increase your knowledge and expertise too.  In addition to that, you can listen to a podcast whilst simultaneously getting other things done like going for a run, whilst doing mundane household chores or even while you working!


Mind and Body

  • Speaking of Psychology. Speaking of Psychology is an audio podcast series highlighting some of the latest, most important, and relevant psychological research being conducted today.
  • The Happiness LabYou might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She’s changed the lives of thousands of people through her class “Psychology and the Good Life,” and she’ll change yours, too.
  • The Highest SelfAuthor and Wellness Personality Sahara Rose  is the fresh young voice for the modern spiritual movement, called “a leading voice in the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra. In her podcast, she shares how you can tune into your unique gifts, find your purpose, live in your Dharma and blossom into your highest self.
  • Sovereign SocietyEmbark on a journey + reclaim your sovereignty. During a time of revolutionary spiritual leadership, tune in for authentic conversations with spiritual teachers and thought leaders alike, living their truth and inspiring others to do the same. Hosted by Sabrina Riccio
  • Tim FerrissTim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

Business and Current Affairs

  • The Daily.  This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
  • The Guardian: Today in FocusListen to the story behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news. Every weekday with Anushka Asthana.
  • More or LessTim Harford explains – and sometimes debunks – the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life
  • The Bottom LineEvan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Second LifeWho What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr talks with successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot.
  • Gary VaynerchukThe GaryVee Audio Experience, hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. On this podcast you’ll find a mix of my #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my WEEKLYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats I’ve given, as well as new and current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!


  • Friday Night Comedy on Radio 4The best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
  • My Dad Wrote a PornoMy Dad Wrote a Porno is a British podcast hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine. Each episode features Morton reading a new chapter of an amateur erotic novel, titled Belinda Blinked, written by his father under the pen name Rocky Flintston


  • In Our TimeIn Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring a wide variety of historical topics, presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Innovation and General Knowledge

  • How I Built This by Guy RazGuy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I BuiltThis weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
  • No Such Thing as a FishNo Such Thing as a Fish is a weekly British podcast series produced and presented by the researchers behind the BBC Two panel game QI
  • Rabbit HoleWhat is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.
  • NPR Ask Me AnotherPacked with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that’ll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.


  • The Kitchen CabinetJay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way we think about food, cooking and eating. An expert panel answers audience questions.


  • All Songs Considered.  Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.


  • wow in the world Guy Raz and Mindy take kids on a journey in every episode.  Teaching them all about science whilst keeping them thoroughly entertained and wanting more!  Science never seemed so easy!
  • Story pirates.  The Story Pirates take real stories written by real kids and turn them into the most entertaining podcast this side of the equator!
  • Brains on. Another great kids science podcast.  They a more conventional approach to the podcast than ‘Wow in World’ but still a great way of educating kids through their imaginations
  • Kidnuz  A news round up for kids (episodes tend to not be much longer than 5/6 minutes)
  • The two Princes. The only fantasy podcast currently featured but my boys were spellbound and calm for hours while listening to this adventure.
  • History Storytime.  If your kids are into history this is hands down amazing!  Sophie, Ellie and their dad recite history stories from all around the globe in the most entertaining way!
  • Be Calm on Ahway Island.  I use this for my kids to relax and fall asleep in the evening.  A fantastic introduction to meditation for the next generation.