5 Podcasts you NEED to listen to

Hey guys,

I’m back in full force, and let me tell you…there’s reason for it!

Living with very limited internet connection for nearly 3 weeks has made me really… really value internet connection. I mean lets be fair… it practically rules our every second.

But, when it’s suddenly taken from your fingertips is it any wonder why we… or matter of factly speaking I was left not knowing what the hell to do with my time. It’s actually crazy how much my life is consumed by online shopping, blogging, social media and everything else that comes with owning a smartphone.

While my phone was practically out of service, I had to become creative with how I managed my ever depleting data (there’s just never enough is there?!) so instead of downloading movies on Netflix I decided to discover, subscribe and download different podcasts. (Just click on that little purple icon, you wont regret it)

Podcasts literally saved my sanity. I had no idea that podcasts were a thing (again) until Christine put me on to one, on our trip to Paris and it’s now become a personal fave.

Keep reading and let me fill you in on podcasts you NEED to listen to just because… or if you ever find yourself in your bedroom that doesn’t have a TV and no friends to call (Yes it was hell and some tears were shed but I’m seriously living for the moment when I can laugh at this 😫😂)

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The Read
This podcast is my absolute fave. If you love keeping up with music, pop culture, sipping and spilling tea, take some time out with the cool kids; Kid Fury and Crissle as they throw the utmost shade at celebs you love to hate. They literally make my Mondays worth living and have me dying with laughter at my desk and on my commute. Each episode lasts at least 2 hours but it’s still not enough.

Pandolly
I have been a fan of Pandora Sykes forever – she has the coolest blog and is Fashion Features editor for The Sunday Times Style. Little did I know, that she’s teamed up with her buddy and dating columnist Dolly Alderton to bring you feminist debates, news, and general girl talk without any limitations. If you ever wondered what privately educated women talk about, plug into Pandolly airwaves and be a fly on the wall for an hour or two.

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The Receipts
The ultimate girl talk. When I’m talking to my girls this is kinda what it sounds like. The Receipts podcast is hosted by four women from different walks of life who just happen to be friends. Controversial they may be, you can be sure to get the real from these ladies, who will have you nodding, chuckling and wanting more.

Champagne Room (available on soundcloud)
Please Urban Dictionary the name of this podcast and you’ll get the vibe lol. If you know you’re the bad and boujee type, the Champagne room is for you! The perfect evening podcast. Turn on when chilling at home, and get ready to turn up and these girls -will have you mmhmmm’ing in agreement.

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Cut The Chat
OMG. Ever wondered what guys talk about in the barbershop? Check this podcast out! Hosted by four inner city men, you get to know a general consensus around hot topics like Chocolate City, music and more important hot topics like the recent inauguration. Please Check it out…

So there you have it. If you’re ever in need of a pick me up, plug into one of these podcasts and be entertained.

Many thanks to Starbucks for being the real MVP and providing me with free wifi during this tough time 😂
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My Top 10 Tunes!

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With the release of such good tunes recently, it’s only fitting that I let you in on my top 10 favourite tunes right now. I just love, love, love a tune with good base, so these wireless noise cancelling Bose headphones are doing it for me right now. I’m a massive fan of Hip Hop and RnB, so whether I’m driving about, chilling at home or trying to focus at work, better believe I’m listening to these tunes!

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  1. Rihanna -Work
    It would be a crime not to have this as my top 10! For about 2 weeks now this song has been on replay in my car, it’s a good hype tune and wakes me up preparing me for a long day at work. The music video was released too and I’m just getting pure Bajan vibes, you can be sure to catch me doing a little whine in my seat too! Don’t you just love the chemistry between Drake and Rihanna?
  2. Drake – Summer Sixteen 
    If you have not heard this tune, where have you been, under a rock? I’m on and off with Drake, but this song is great for getting pumped and if you wan a just get gassed.
  3. Kanye West  – Real Friends
    I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about Kanye’s latest album but I’m feeling a few songs off of TLOP (The Life of Pablo)  I mean, who doesn’t love to love Kanye – or love to hate him! On a real though, this song had me in my thoughts and feelings – who are you real friends? Are you a real friend?

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4. Kanye West – Ultralight Beam
This song is just beautiful, powerful. Kirk Franklin, Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price & The Dream all on one track. This is a God dream!

5. Beyonce -Formation 
I mean do I really have to explain why I love this song *Flicks locs*

6. The Game – Do It To You 
Would you let The Game do it you? After listening to this song you might! I’m in love with The Game, I went to his concert a few weeks ago in Camden and it was ‘different’ to say the least. I hadn’t heard of this song until after though, and if you’ve seen his #FineNi**aFriday posts on Instagram you know what to expect!

7. KANO – GarageSkank
I’m new to Grime, but Kano is a legend, and from the song you can genuinely tell he had fun recording this track. It shows off his talent and cheeky side.

8. PARTYNEXTDOOR -Break From Toronto
This is one of those songs that you wish was longer. I have to listen to this about 3 times on repeat to get my fix lol

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9. D’Angelo – Betray My Heart
Forgot about D’Angelo? He didn’t win a Grammy this year for nothing

10. Chris Brown – Back To Sleep
The beat, the lyrics, damn Chris, come and set me back to sleep!

What tunes are you loving right now?  Leave me a comment, I always enjoy finding new music x