Top Podcasts by Media Personalities

Five of the most listened to podcasts from British media personalities….

That Peter Crouch Podcast

When Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark met in a London curry house for their first recording, Peter Crouch had no idea what a podcast was – let alone that their new project was about to take off. Take one iconic ten-foot-tall ex-England Premier League footballer, add one comedic Radio One presenter and blend it with a knowledgeable BBC Sport journalist and you have all the ingredients for a top football podcast. Recently the trio also called upon their showbiz contacts, including Tom Grennan, Katherine Jenkins and Liam Gallagher to take part in the Crouchfest special live at the 02 Arena in June.

That Peter Crouch Podcast

That Peter Crouch Podcast

The Wayne Rooney Podcast

Wayne Rooney’s podcast follows the same format as above. The DC United striker joins Roger Bennett from the Men In Blazers, a popular soccer (football) based in America. Rooney is finally free to say what he thinks outside of the glare of the English media. Listen for personal anecdotes and opinions on some of the greatest footballers of the past and present. Just don’t expect the most philosophical analysis of the beautiful game.  An opening line from Rooney in the first episode: ‘I remember The Beatles coming to the States in the 1960s.” He didn’t. He was born in 1985.

Boys Don’t Cry with Russell Kane

Russell Kane is brilliant at bringing light to serious or sensitive topics. His new podcast openly discusses love and relationships in a funny way, exclusive to Joe.com. Russell is now taking a slightly different approach to Evil Genius, which was purely a comedy podcast that riffed on intolerance, with guest comedians making gags on weird and wonderful topics, which ended in February. Boys Don’t Cry is one to make you think, as well as laugh.

Boys Don’t Cry with Russell Kane

Boys Don’t Cry with Russell Kane

How to Fail

Elizabeth Day presents an unconventional ‘How To’ guide. British Podcast Award-nominated How to Fail focuses on one time a guest fell on their arse, and what it taught them about their work and their life. Star actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is a writer for the new James Bond, has a chatty style on the podcast and is able to draw sympathy from the listener with her bad-luck stories. She also has interesting insight to share into the filming of the BBC’s popular drama Fleabag. The premise of this cast is that her crazy rise to acting fame has got to her head and she is constantly anxious that she is letting her family down – resulting in awkwardly uplifting struggles to complete the things expected of a thirty-something adult.

The Ellis James and John Robins Podcast

The interesting comedy pair discuss their obscure tastes in indie rock music from their younger years, while chatting as mates about their daily lives as fully-grown adults with kids and mortgages. The podcast might be niche and directed towards a specific market of 26-35-year-olds with an interest in alternative music, but if you are, then this podcast will help you while away hours commuting to work and taking your mind off routine house chores. Ellis James, an inoffensive Welsh comedian with a love of Swansea City complements Robins sharp Bristol-born stand-up with more refined tones akin of a young Steve Coogan.

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