We love listening to podcasts here at Liverpool Girl Geeks, whether that’s in the office, on our daily commute or winding down after a long day. That’s why we wanted to share with you some of our all time favourite podcast for every occasion.

Here’s a treat for the eyes and ears…

Emily’s Top Podcasts

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

Reasons to be Cheerful artwork by Emily Power.
Reasons to be Cheerful artwork by Emily Power.

This is definitely one of my favourite podcasts out there at the minute. Each episode kicks off with the former Labour Party Leader and fellow Northern and Millennial, (the latter being an inside joke from the podcast), sharing a reason to be cheerful before delving into the theme at hand. A variety of guests appear on the show and a balanced debate is often had. I would recommend this podcast to anyone and everyone!

Favourite Episodes:

Episode 39: Ending Jobs for Boys: Overcoming the Workplace Gender Divide

Episode 40: Silicon Valley Serfs: Protecting Kids from Tech Overload

Episode 42: Tech for Good

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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Before becoming Netflix’s Queer Eye self-care guru, Jonathan Van Ness was tackling some of life’s most difficult questions and topics in his podcast. Jonathan approaches each theme with humility and an eagerness to be informed. An expert guest helps Jonathan, and the listeners, attain a better understanding of the topic at hand.

Favourite Episodes

Episode 1: What’s the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don’t they love each other?

Episode 3: InternetSecurity: What’s Her Story?

Episode 51: Has Britain Screwed Itself with Brexit?

Northern Power Women

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As the name suggests this podcast showcases some of the most badass women of the North and tackles issues affecting all genders. I was lucky enough to attend the recording of Episode 8 in Liverpool, which allowed me to put a face to the voices on the recording.

Favourite Episodes:

Episode  5: What does an entrepreneur look like?

Episode 8: For your career and your life, no matter what business you’re in.

Episode 13: Let’s all be more like Swedish men.

Chelsea’s Top Podcasts

Secret Leaders

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By far my fave business podcast at the moment. The Cafe Rouge one in particular is fascinating and Karen is such a role model, who is also from the North and now advising Liverpool born indian street food restaurant Mowgli.

Favourite Episodes:

S2 Episode 1; Just Eat Co-founder David Buttress (mainly because he’s a fellow welsh person)

S2 Episode 4; Cafe Rouge founder Karen Jones

S2 Episode 5; Ustwo Co-founder Mills

Mothers of Invention

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Love this brand new podcast with former Irish president Mary Robinson. It’s hilarious AND seriously informative. They chat about climate change with a feminist stance, celebrating women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. Listen here.

Favourite Episodes:

S1 Episode 1; All Rise

Desert Island Discs

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I never get bored of this podcast! Kirsty Young is a legend and her guests are so fascinating to listen to. I always listen to these when I have a long commute to a meeting, as you can get lost in their stories!

Favourite Episodes:

Episode; Dr Sue Black

Episode; Davina Mccall

Episode; Bill Gates

Episode; Noel Gallagher (had to add a fourth, they’re all too good!)

Jo’s Top Podcasts

The Moth

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live, to crowds all over the globe. The stories are told without the aid of any notes or visuals, to a roomful of strangers. They are told by ordinary people just like you and me. They record the whole spectrum of human experience in all it’s glorious technicolour; at times the stories are extremely moving. This is a podcast for anyone who loves storytelling. Once you get involved you’ll become seriously addicted to the Moth. I love to meet a fellow Moth addict.

Favourite Episodes:

It’s hard to choose a favourite episode, but the ‘Radio Hour, Women in the World’ was a really good one. There is also a book featuring some of the best short stories ever told on Moth stages worldwide; which I’d highly recommend!

The Guilty Feminist

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Ever felt like you should be better at being a feminist?

This hilarious podcast is created and hosted by the super talented Deborah Frances-White alongside a panel of weekly guests, including comedians, activists, musicians, MP’s, novelists, scientists and more. It is designed to celebrate all aspects of feminism featuring live music, stand-up and conversation. It’s about the victories we’ve won, the battles yet to come and the guilty secrets that we all share. It comes with a warning; if you’re listening in a public place you’re likely to get a few strange looks whilst you cry with laughter.

You can also watch the Guilty feminist live, they are currently touring (and coming to Liverpool). Check out dates here.

Favourite episodes:

The suffragette centenary special, is well, a bit special! Check it out.

Tech for Good live

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Technology can sometimes be used for evil. But it can also be used for good! I love this weekly podcast because it highlights really inspiring uses of tech, which help to make the world a better place. These are the examples that we can pass on to the girls we work with, to help inspire them to get involved in tech. It also helps that it’s created by friends of ours, and the monthly events are hosted in our Manchester home, the Federation.

Find out when the next event is here.

Favourite episodes:

Live at the Federation – Modern Slavery in Tech with Mary Mazzio. I watched this live and Mary was incredible. You can also watch her documentary ‘I am Jane Doe’ on Netflix. It chronicles a legal battle to stop girls being trafficked online. It calls for better regulation of the internet. Well worth a listen to this podcast and a watch of the film!

Happy listening girl geeks!