The past few months have been a time of exploring new ways to stay entertained. When you’ve powered through all your tv subscriptions, watched every movie you thought was possible and revisited those old school bangers on your Spotify, what is next?
For many of us, this was finally the time to get onto the podcast our friend has been badgering us to listen to, or finally watch that series on YouTube. But if you aren’t sure where to start in the world of podcasts and talks, we’re here to give you a little rundown of things we are sure you will like.
WHO WE BE TALKS_, HARRY PINERO & HENRIE
Exclusive to Spotify, the Who We Be Talks runs in partnership with the popular, Who We Be playlist on Spotify. The podcast sees host Harry Pinero and Henrie interview the artists who feature on the playlist. From Hip-hop to Afrobeats, you are sure to find one of your favourite artists among the guests. As well as music, they talk about topics of race, upbringing and struggles and most of all, how they all overcame them to be successful. The podcast is now on its third season, so there is a never-ending archive of episodes to work through. And, if you have listened to them all, simply tune in every Tuesday for a new episode.
NEWHAM TALKS, KANO
Coming off a successful 2019, on-screen and in music, Kano hasn’t let 2020 stop his creative juices. At the start of September, the grime star announced he would host a series of talks with respected figures from industries including food, music and sports. The conversations aim to bring awareness to homegrown talent, encouraging young individuals to embark on similar journeys. In episode 1, Kano catches up with Ghetts, a fellow grime heavyweight, where they talk about growing up in Newham and life for musicians during COVID. Running along the same lines, he is set to talk to Idris Elba, Christine Ohuruogu and others on the state of their respective industries. So, whether you need a boost of motivation or a breath of fresh air from some new voices this is the one for you.
The talks will raise money via GoFundMe for the community in Newham, in order to tackle rising issues of food poverty and homelessness.
CHATTIN SH*T, ALLAN “SEAPA” AND HUGO
Simply chatting with mates is what People Just Do Nothing stars, Allan and Hugo, have built their podcast around. Launched in the midst of lockdown, the two link up over the phone along with a special guest every episode, taking a deep dive into all things private and personal. The first episode sees Charlie Cooper of BBC 1s This Country swing along for a chat and a bag of laughs on the podcast. Here he chats about lockdown life and his top picks on must-watch shows. In another episode, Allan and Hugo catch up with co-star, Danny Rankin aka Decoy, where we find out about the making of their show and how Kurupt FM found their distinctively garage sound.
The show is released every week (or, thereabouts, it is a chilled one after all!)