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10 Podcasts to Binge On... From Wrestling to Love Island

From the Baby Yoda meme, Kylie Jenner serenading us with "rise and shine", and that time Radio 1 named a sheep after Rita Ora beat off competition from Lewis Capaldi and HRVY in a field in Middlesbrough… 2019 has had some pretty great moments.

There’s so much you might’ve missed in the world of podcasts. Don’t let these moments pass you by.

Here’s 10 to sink your teeth into and hear the latest TV goss, real stories and tips to make life even better...

Unexpected Fluids

Sex Education touched our hearts in 2019 like Maeve touching Otis’ eyebrows. Ahead of season 2 dropping at the end of January, Unexpected Fluid’s Alix and Riyadh find out what it’s like having to film a sex scene, thanks to Aimee (aka. Aimee Lou Wood).

Scott Mills Daily

The world: Is there anyone better than Superfan Steve?
Steve: STEVE

Listen to the Scott Mills Daily podcast to hear Chris Stark aka. Steve pretend to be a superfan and prank his victims with the most awkward quiz of all time, taking Anne-Marie, Andy Murray and loads more celebrities amongst his victims.

Gemma Collins

One of Steve’s biggest scalps was the Queen of Essex, Gemma Collins herself. In 2019, The GC came to the BBC and got herself her own podcast. From make-up to robots, aliens and self-care, Gemma’s podcast has it all!

Brown Girls Do It Too

From one boundary-breaking podcast to another… Poppy, Rubina and Roya challenge all the taboos around Asian women speaking about sex and talk about, well, sex. The trio engage in some brutally honest conversations about cultural expectations and their past sexual adventures.

Obsessed With… His Dark Materials

Polar Bears, daemons, and some of the shadiest parents you’ll ever find. His Dark Materials is probably the most epic show on TV right now as Lyra attempts to make sense of her world, with her alethiometer in her pocket. Delve into the magic of the story with writer Phillip Pullman and Anne-Marie Duff (aka. Ma Costa). Listen here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The first ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK had us spellbound as the queens sassed, styled and lipsynced their way through RuPaul’s challenges. In the official podcast, Scarlett Moffatt and Baby Lame unpick the action and chat to each episode’s departing queen. Go on, pin on your Ru-Peter badge and give it a listen.

Life Hacks

“When I was told that I was HIV positive I literally saw it as my last day on Earth. It was: ‘You are going to die’”. According to the Terrence Higgins Trust, 103,000 people in the UK are living with HIV, including George Westwood who shares his inspirational story of living with the virus in this hard-hitting episode. Every week, Life Hacks presenters Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha uncover real stories and speak to people who have hacked their life for the better.

Greg James’s Breakfast Best Bits

Over the past twelve months, Greg James has made us laugh, cry, and blown our minds with some absolutely absurd Fact Controller submissions. Rewind back to February when he’d just been kidnapped and he was in the thick of a mystery gripping the entire nation. Where was he? What do the clues mean? And, will he ever break out of the escape room? Listen to the drama in his podcast.

Tell It: How Wrestling Saved My Life

On the first Sunday of every month, Radio 1 and 1Xtra drop Tell It; a boxset giving different young people across the UK the opportunity to share their stories and change your worldview in the process. How Wrestling Saved My Life follows Connor, one half of The Rawk ‘N’Cole Express, and finds out how the sport gives him confidence, motivation and friendship.

Reality Tea

Obsessed with Love Island? TOWIE? How about Geordie Shore? Then, Reality Tea is the podcast for you. If there’s any goss to be had on any reality TV show, presenters Raj and Pilar are there first, dissecting what’s *really* happening on-screen. Don’t believe us? Then listen to Love Island’s Sherif Lanre reveal all about his shock exit from the villa.