The best podcasts in the UK this June 2020

Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby and This Game Changed My Life
May 5, 2020
Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Giovanna Fletcher

Parenting podcasts fall roughly into two camps: the kind that largely involves swearing and gin, and the kind that focuses on positivity and inclusivity. This high-profile podcast is the latter. The writer and CBeebies presenter Giovanna Fletcher hosts a warm ongoing conversation about parenting, its challenges and joys, with no topic out of bounds. One of her starry guests is the Duchess of Cambridge, who discusses her passion for early years nurturing. 

The Unseen Podcast

For fans of true crime, The Unseen is a must listen, taking on unsolved cases of missing people in the UK. Unlike many other similar podcasts, this one is not all about murder or even all about crime, and you might really be able to help to solve the mysteries they explore by sharing your knowledge. Some cases are suggested by listeners, and while lots of the people involved went missing in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, some go back to the 1920s.

This Game Changed My Life, BBC Sounds, Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy

This fresh podcast about video games, presented by Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy features interviews with famous types (including noted gaming enthusiast Charlie Brooker) and high-powered people working at Nasa who credit their careers to the skills learned playing games. There are people who fell in love over MMORPGs—Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games like World of Warcraft—and the story of a man who made a game based on his experiences as a refugee.