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On Our Radar 6 January 2021

The Top Podcasts We’re Listening To This Summer

Real life stories.

With a new year comes new beginnings and perhaps a new podcast subscription. From health to wealth, beauty to history, these are our top podcast recommendations to kick start 2021.


Words By Eliza Sears

Deliciously Ella

The beginning of a new year often brings a renewed focus on health and wellbeing.

Whether you want to reduce your stress levels, exercise more, eat healthier or get better sleep, Deliciously Ella, the podcast has an episode for you.

Hosted by the founder of Deliciously Ella, Ella Mills and created to answer those questions we all have, the podcast delves into the world of wellness and seeks out answers from the experts.

Ella also discusses the realities of building the Deliciously Ella business and brand, staying positive during uncertainty and sustainability.

From gut health to mental health and everything in between, if you’re looking for a podcast that answers the tricky questions with evidence-based responses and insightful conversation give the Deliciously Ella podcast a listen.

Adore Beauty: Beauty IQ The Podcast

Hosted by Adore’s Joanna Fleming and Hannah Furst, Beauty IQ covers topics ranging from hair removal to skin pigmentation and everything in between.

With each episode comes a new topic, some top-notch banter and expert interviewees, so you’ll be well and truly educated on the latest and greatest treatments, what not to do and the best products no matter your beauty concern.

The duo tackles even the hairiest of topics head-on with their ‘cringey convo’ segment sharing tales of fake tan, nail fungus, waxing mishaps and much more.

Jo and Hannah’s Adore Beauty employee status gives them access to the high and low of the Adore range, they’ve tried it all, and want to share their favourite Products We Didn’t Know We Needed (PWDWN).

You’re Wrong About

Presented by Michael Hobbs and Sarah Marshall, You’re Wrong About explores historical events we all know of, but may not understand beyond the surface.

Michael and Sarah take listeners through the full picture of events from the Stanford Prison Experiment to the O.J. Simpson trial, peppered with a friendly rapport and a touch of dark humour.

For fans of The Crown, specifically, the latest season, the podcasts five-part special on Diana, from courtship to the crash will have you hooked and wanting more.

There’s no doubt the late Princess’ life and tragic death has re-entered the zeitgeist, with hoards of fans keen to know the ins and outs of Diana, the people’s Princess, from her childhood, her fashion choices, the memoirs and events that led to her untimely death.

You’re Wrong About will fill the void, connect the dots and entice you to listen to their other historical deep dives while you’re there.

Grounded with Louis Theroux

We all know and love Louis Theroux for his thought-provoking documentary series’, but like many of us, COVID-19 has indefinitely halted Louis’s plans to travel and make documentaries for the foreseeable future.

The television veteran has turned his hand to podcasting, interviewing some of the world’s famous and infamous from his home.

Louis brings his disarming interview style to this new venture in lockdown.

Going beyond his high profile guests’ public persona to talk about their childhood, lockdown experiences, the internet, and the highs and lows of a career in the public eye.

Guests include documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson, actress Helena Bonham Carter and the legendary Miriam Margolyes.

She’s on the Money

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is money-related, well, look no further than She’s On The Money, a money podcast for millennials who want to take control of their finances; save, invest, spend and beyond.

Registered financial advisor, Victoria Devine helps listeners understand our finances, financial behaviours and the road to financial empowerment – arming subscribers with the tools needed to understand their financial health, set goals and how best to achieve those goals.

Covering topics like Afterpay, the psychology of saving, fast loans and HECS debt, Victoria demystifies common money dilemmas and offers guidance on how listeners can navigate the world of money and gain financial freedom.

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

Brené Brown has spent the last two decades studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, ultimately making us human and how we, as humans, are hardwired for connection.

After first starting to record a podcast some ten years ago, Brené returned to the mic in 2020 to record Unlocking Us with Brené Brown.

The podcast aims to facilitate conversations that unlock how deeply human we are and explore anything that reflects humanity’s universal experience and challenge what we know about ourselves and the world around us.

With guests like Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, Judd Apatow, Glennon Doyle and Kerry Washington Brené discusses what it’s like to be a storyteller, vulnerability and laughter, love, empathy and truth-telling and leadership.

Archewell Audio

Born from the pair’s passion for meeting people and hearing their stories, Archewell Audio is Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s latest project.

The duo aims to give a platform to different perspectives and voices, hoping that by amplifying diverse voices, we’ll understand those around us better and empathise with our fellow humans by finding common ground.

Starting with a look back at the year that was, through their guests’ eyes, which include Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry and Stacey Abrams, to name a few, sharing stories of heartache, self-discovery and triumph through 2020.

While the couple’s first collection of episodes isn’t due until later this year, their holiday special has given us some insight into what we can expect and boy are we excited!