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Summer is around the corner, and with that comes a lot of spare time. Brig has got you covered. From books to albums, to podcasts, we’ve picked out our top 5 picks for each category.

For now, here are some of our favourite podcasts to get started with. These podcasts are perfect for relaxing by the pool, falling asleep to or accompanying you on your way to work.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

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If you’re a fan of Queer Eye, interested in the world around you or simply need some more energetic vibes in your life, then we have the show for you.

Getting Curious covers a range of topics, from the duties of the District Attorney, how to deal with problem skin and tackling climate change.

Every episode features a new guest who is an expert in the field being discussed, giving a deeper insight into complicated matters in the most charming way possible. Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness asks the questions we are all thinking, shedding light on even the most difficult problem society faces.

The Health Code

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Want a show to motivate you into hitting the gym or eating healthier?

Australian Youtuber, Sarah Day and her boyfriend, Kurt, host the podcast “The Health Code,” discussing everything from health and fitness to relationships and career.

The two chat about subjects such as meditation, breast implants and dating tips in light-hearted episodes ranging from around 20 minutes to an hour and a half long.

Mile Higher

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Love conspiracy theories? This is the podcast for you.

Hosted by Youtuber couple Kendall Rae and Josh Thomas, this show mixes current affairs with the dark underbelly of the world as we know it. Murders, UFOs, ancient civilisations, you name it, this show has it.

Kendall and Josh bring new arguments to an already cluttered debate, making you question everything you know and promising to thrill to even the most sceptical! Prepare to second guess yourself as you listen.

My Dad Wrote A Porno

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Sometimes you don’t want to think, you just want to relax and unwind.

This show will have you belly laughing as Jamie Morton reads his dad’s porno for the world to hear, resulting in hilarious instalments of 30 minutes long. With the help of BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie brings his father’s tale to life.

Whilst you’d never want to find yourself in that situation, you’ll be glad that Jamie has taken full advantage of his dad’s embarrassing work.

Freakonomics Radio


Whether you’re an economics student or not, Freakonomics offers a plethora of interesting episodes for everyone. Co-authour of the book series “Freakonomics,” Stephen J. Dubner interviews experts from all over the world on US politics, chocolate, Tesla and much more.

If you want to learn more about the intricate relationships between seemingly unrelated factors, Freakonomics connects those dots in unexpected ways. This podcast will force you to think about the world in a new way, all in under an hour.

Whether you listen through Spotify or Apple Music, these podcasts are sure to keep you entertained throughout the summer.

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