Podcasts are more popular than ever and it is easy to see why! They’re a great way to engage your brain during a daily commute, distract yourself during a workout or stay up-to-date on news and current events. With thousands to choose from, I have created a list of six super interesting podcasts that you should probably start listening to.

1. Future Thinkers

Future Thinkers podcast will answer all the questions you have about evolving technology, society and consciousness.

Future thinkers exists in the space where science, technology, psychology and philosophy overlap. If you’re curious about enlightenment, transhumanism, artificial intelligence or Jungian psychology, then Future Thinkers is probably the best podcast for you. Each gem-filled episode takes a long curious look at the future of the human species. Hosts Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova aid listeners in the evolution of technology, society and consciousness. This show will blow your mind and challenge you intellectually.

2. Hidden Brain

In Hidden Brain podcast, you will discover the unknown mysteries of the human mind!

Interested in human behaviour? Well this podcast may be right up your street. In Hidden Brain podcast, Shankar Vedantam helps listeners understand the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour. As the name of the podcast suggests, Vedantam deconstructs what is arguably the most complex organ in the human body – the brain, so be prepared to get cerebral! Using his extensive knowledge on the field of psychology, Vedantam reveals the many ways in which our viewpoints, judgements and decisions are influenced by various forces. A perfect way to expand and understand the mind simultaneously.

3. Under the Skin

Under the skin podcast will help you see what lies beneath the surface – while laughing of course!

You might know Russell Brand as a comedian or you might know him as an actor. But Russell also happens to host one of the most interesting long form conversation style podcasts called ‘Under the Skin’. If you are person who wonders what lies beneath the surface of the people that we admire, the ideas that define our time and the history that we have been told – then this may be the podcast for you. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and arts, Russell Brand’s podcast plays at the intersection of consciousness, spirituality, conspiracy, psychology and philosophy. Join Brand as he unravels the truth behind our constructed reality. But I must warn you, there will be some laughter along the way.

4. Over the bridge

Over the bridge takes a new approach to what podcasts is all about! It’s well worth a listen!

If you’re searching for a podcast where invigorating conversations happen, Over the Bridge is the perfect podcast for you. Over the bridge fosters exploratory dialogue in the space where culture, black excellence, art, society and academia collide. Hosted by four dynamic black male Cambridge graduates; Bilal, Kwaku, Patrick and Tom talk about their life after the bridge.This podcast delivers interesting stories and conversations, leaving listeners with a wealth of fascinating facts and perspectives. Amongst their extensive list of prominent and insightful guests include rapper Stormzy. Listening to this podcast is a must!

5. Outliers X

Outliers X is a podcast that is brave enough to explore topics that your favourite’s shy away from

Looking for a podcast that will give you honesty, wisdom, knowledge and laughter all rolled into one? If so, Outliers X is the podcast for you. Pleasure for your ears, Outlier X covers topics as varied as energy, personal development, relationships and dream interpretation (just to name a few). Each episode is filled with relatable experiences and mind-expanding information. Check it out, there is something for everyone!

6. Amytalks Podcas

Amytalks is a podcast that discusses the biggest issues of our time

Amytalks is a fascinating podcast about mental health, technology, music and so much more. Speaking with a range of diverse and insightful guests, host Amy discusses topics as broad as beauty standards, anxiety, mental health and well-being. Each episode is filled with progressive conversations, innovative ideas and fresh perspectives for your listening pleasure. Loaded with gems, this podcast is as entertaining as it is informative. It is well worth a listen!  

I hope you enjoyed my list of deep-diving, interesting and mind-expanding podcasts. Did I miss any? Comment below and I will check them out.

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