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If you’ve worn out your Spotify playlist while working from home, on your daily 1-hour exercise or you just need something new to listen to while sunbathing in the garden, now is the perfect time to explore the world of Podcasts. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a podcast for you – from quantum physics to stand-up comedy to stories of love and loss.

You can listen to your favourite podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts online or offline, and they’re free! Listening to a podcast can help you stay focused, inspire you and even improve wellbeing. If you’re feeling a bit down, there are plenty of self-help style podcasts that can bring optimism and clarity back to your everyday life.

We’ve pulled together our top 3 podcasts that we’re listening to.

  1. Fearne Cotton – Happy Place

Fearne’s Happy Place podcast builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller HAPPY where Fearne draws on her experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through the feeling blue to finding joy in each and every day. Fearne chats to some incredible people about their life, love, loss and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.

The podcasts are between 30 minutes to 1 hour long, perfect to listen to on your lunch break or while out on your daily walk.

  1. TED Talks Daily

Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Host and journalist Elise Hu provides thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable. From Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between.

With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

A TED Talk Daily podcast typically last under 20 minutes, so if you’re short on time why not give one of these podcasts a listen and have a break from scrolling through social media.

  1. Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

If you’re looking for a podcast to entertain the little ones then take a listen to this treasure chest of delightful, charming stories by Beatrix Potter.

It’s great for little ones to listen to while having some quiet time, or older children can read along if you have the books to help them with their home-schooling. You could even pull together a quiz afterwards, or draw your favourite characters.