Over the course of a few weeks earlier this year, I nominated my favourite podcasts about history (to which I added two more later on), Shakespeare, and the English language.
Now that the year is almost over, I’m willing to narrow it down to my favourite three podcasts of 2017.
My criteria for these choices are simple: they’re enjoyable, entertaining and interesting. I never scroll past them to see what else is on offer in the 20+ various podcasts I subscribe to. Truth be told, I probably should unsubscribe from some of them – perhaps that’s an idea for a New Year’s Eve cleansing ritual or something.
So, without further ado, here are my top three podcasts of 2017:
1. Rex Factor In this absolutely brilliant podcast, the kings and queens of England followed by the kings and queens of Scotland are reviewed, ranked, and rated according to the qualities an ideal ruler should have. It’s both historical and hysterical. Don’t try to listen to this in the hope that it will lull you to sleep. It won’t. https://rexfactor.podbean.com/p/about/
2. Lingthusiasm This podcast explores different aspects of the English language in just over 30 minutes for each episode. It’s interesting, word-nerdy, and fun.
3. The British History Podcast A chronological history of Britain with a focus on the people and how they lived and died. It’s well told by a knowledgeable host with a very nice voice. Hey… it all helps.
If you have a podcast you really enjoy, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.