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6 Must-Hear Podcasts to Check Out This Week

Are your children fans of Peppa Pig? Are you seeking an alternative way to entertain them outside of screen time? This week, explore a selection of podcasts that might just fit the bill.

Peppa Pig’s Play-A-Long Podcast

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms

Genre: Children and Family

Welcome to Audible’s Peppa Pig’s Play-A-Long Podcast, produced in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro. Here, listeners can engage with various games featuring the outgoing preschool pig and her friends.

In the first episode, Peppa Pig, voiced by Amelie Bea, and George build and count massive tower blocks. They then play a game called ‘Piggy in the Mirror,’ which Peppa says is great for lifting spirits. The episode also features animal noises and breathing exercises aimed at teaching children how to manage big emotions.

The podcast spans six episodes, each no longer than 15 minutes. Episodes are loaded with fun interactive games, outdoor adventures, and catchy sing-alongs with Peppa’s new band, The Piggy-Wigs.

If you’re looking to reduce your child’s screen time, Audible’s Peppa Pig’s Play-A-Long Podcast is a great alternative.

Rated 18 Podcast

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms and YouTube

Genre: Comedy

Summer in England is always a touchy subject, but hosts Kane Brown, Christopher Savage, and Uncle Percy of the Rated 18 Podcast have their say. They mused about sun chasing if they were rich enough to do it.

Since its inception 10 months ago, the Rated 18 Podcast has garnered over 50K subscribers on YouTube and recently sold out a two-day live show at Leicester Square. The show has become a fan favorite for its humorous and raw storytelling about life, dating, and more.

In previous episodes, notable guests like Zeze Millz, Richard Blackwood, Anthony Yarde, and Babatunde have made appearances. This week, they acknowledged English football legend Andy Cole, discussing his career, fame, racism in sports, supporting Manchester United, money management, and health.

If you enjoy listening to people who go against the grain and appreciate humor, the Rated 18 Podcast might be for you.

Help I Sexted My Boss

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms

Genre: Comedy

Every week, etiquette expert William Hanson and radio presenter Jordan North tackle listener dilemmas and share bizarre stories.

In this week’s episode, Help I’ve Offended A Nun, a teacher mistakenly sends a nun a text meant for her boyfriend, calling her “a hag of a nun.” William is appalled, while Jordan praises her for still attending the meeting and apologizing. This ties into their Jolly Joke feature, which includes more nun-based jokes.

The duo’s light-hearted chitchat may not always be captivating, but listener stories usually excel.

Today with Tonies

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms

Genre: Children and education

From the brand behind Toniebox, Today with Tonies is filled with fun, facts, and jokes. Hosts Sam and Tim bring energy and enthusiasm perfect for four to seven-year-olds.

This week’s episode follows a three-segment format. Sam guesses the identity of a mystery character, they introduce a new word – ebullient, and listeners share their ‘good news’ stories.

The episodes, around 15 minutes long, are perfectly timed to hold a young child’s attention and include a bit of educational content to please parents.

The Splendid Table

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms

Genre: Food

The Splendid Table: Conversations & Recipes For Curious Cooks & Eaters started as a radio show in 1997 and transitioned into a podcast. Hosted by award-winning Chinese-American food journalist Francis Lam, the weekly episodes feature a variety of food topics.

While recipe discussions abound, it’s the human stories that make the series special. Lam delves into how food shapes our lives, relationships, and cultural identities. The latest episode features photojournalist Kate Medley, who spent a decade documenting gas station food, and chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson from LA restaurant Kismet.

Happily Never After

Streaming platform: All streaming platforms

Genre: True crime

There are two rules most romance novels follow: they need a happily-ever-after and a captivating main character. But Nancy Brophy, an author of romance, sex, and murder, broke these rules when her husband was found murdered.

Wondery’s Happily Never After combines true crime with dark humor to tell the story. The seven-part series, hosted by romance novelist and former crime reporter Heidi Joy Tretheway, reveals how Nancy became the primary suspect in her husband Dan’s cold-blooded murder.

From the onset, it’s clear that Dan and Nancy’s marriage seemed like a fairytale, but Dan’s murder shocked their community. Tretheway, a former member of Nancy’s writing club, brings firsthand insights to this compelling story.

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