HarperLees Recommends… Podcasts

We have compiled our podcast suggestions as part of our Distraction Ideas.


Lifestyle and Wellbeing

The Power Hour – to motivate you to pursue your passion and to achieve success. Whether you want to build a business, run a marathon, write a book or maybe you are just looking for a spark of inspiration, The Power Hour intends to help you get there faster!

Happier – Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before brings practical and manageable advice about happiness and good habits.

Happy Place – Fearne Cotton interviews actors, musicians and sports stars about their lives posing the question of ‘Where’s your Happy Place’.

How To WowDescribed as a technicolour “how to…” gold mine of inspiration, wisdom and experience harvested first-hand from the minds, hearts and spirits of dynamic, maverick and high achieving individuals who are living proof that sure, the road is long and life is hard but if you dream big, put in the hours, keep on showing up and never give in, amazing things happen. Our favourites have included interviews with Sir Mo Farah, Romesh Ranganathan, Joe Wicks and Roger Daltrey of The Who!

The Mid-Point – Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed. She talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists and doctors specialising on hormone treatment.

Radio Headspace – Join former monk and Headspace cop-founder, Andy Puddicombe every weekday to move away from the internal chatter and consider how we can live a life that best reflects our limitless potential.



Ricky Wilde’s Unsung Heroes – Ricky is a songwriter, musician and producer, having co-written many hit songs alongside sister, Kim and Father, Marty (including Kids in America and You Came). This podcast provides a very interesting insight into the music process by shining a light on the vital, but possibly less recognised contributors.

Desert Island Discs – Radio 4’s iconic programme is also available as a podcast with a history of past shows going back to 2013. We would love to hear of your 8 song choices, a book and a luxury item.


Entertainment / Comedy

Adrift – With Geoff Lloyd (BBC Radio 5) and Annabel Port. The opportunity to laugh, or cringe with other’s difficult social interactions, depending upon whether you are a social butterfly, or more likely to perspire at the thought of making small talk with a stranger!


Current Affairs

Reasons To Be Cheerful – With Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. Putting aside the visual images of Ed Miliband struggling with a bacon sandwich, this offers an uplifting listen by discussing solutions to put the world to rights, drawing on experts in their fields and searching for the positive amongst the gloom.



Running Commentary – For the runners amongst us, this podcast has comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering talking about life, comedy and running, whilst running. It shouldn’t work, but it does!