In the recent past, earworms have shifted from simply music to inspirational and thought-provoking podcasts. From leading industrialists to actors, motivational speakers and even luxury brands, podcasts help in gaining perspective or picking up information.
Podcasts are also a tool to talk about niche, taboo and essential conversations that individuals shy away from amongst other things. Whether you need to survive a boring commute or are out on a walk, the right podcast will keep you sufficiently entertained. However, with almost everyone launching a new podcast, it can get overwhelming to narrow down options. Here are some of our favourite podcasts if you’re interested in fashion, lifestyle and luxury.
Luxury house Chanel returns with Season 2 of its superhit podcast, CHANEL Connects. The progressive luxury fashion house turns its eye on auteurs, musicians, artists and leading cultural voices, who are creative game-changers in its latest season. It brings together celebrated talents from film, art, dance, music and beyond to explore new ideas. Contributors include Maisie Williams, Grimes, Kehinde Wiley, G Dragon, among others. Sample this: You find Emeral Fennell (filmmaker, writer and director of Killing Eve) in conversation with Gillian Flynn (Author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects) discuss the absence of anti-heroines, complex female characters, the comedy in tragedy in one episode. Or listen to Maisie William (from Game of Thrones) discuss the metaverse with experimental musician Grimes.
Inspired by Coco Chanel’s progressive way of thinking, the French Maison produces episodes of exciting conversations between different people from the creative industry.
The fashion house’s previous podcast Métier Class: 3.55, included the last interview with Karl Lagerfeld. Episodes in the new series feature an exciting line-up, including Keira Knightley, Tilda Swinton and Pharrell Williams, who reflect on and suggest forward-thinking ideas for the cultural sector to adapt after the pandemic.
Watch enthusiasts, this podcast ought to be on your list. The Grey NATO is one of the most popular podcasts for those who appreciate finely crafted timepieces. Hosted by veteran watch journalists Jason Heaton and James Stacey, listen to the duo break down travel, tool watches and more. A new episode is launched monthly.
Swiss brand Rado is known for their luxurious masterpieces. The brand has released a new podcast Hodinkee Radio which is a weekly podcast about the most interesting people who share a passion for watches. Hosted by HODINKEE managing editor Stephen Pulvirent the podcast discusses topics featuring some of these incredible personalities.
Insightful conversations with global stars, in this podcast Oprah draws out valuable and interesting insights from inspiring people. From Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga, open conversations with some of the world’s best and brightest will motivate and uplift your spirit. Further, just like everything else, this podcast offers different learning in relation to everything from mindfulness to how you can work towards realising your life goals, mental health, spirituality, and other life challenges.
The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car enthusiasts. The pair talk through how Brian got into cars and motoring journalism, the most memorable sports cars of all time and motoring horror stories.
Dive deep into understanding what goes behind creating some of the biggest brands including Ben and Jerry’s , Five Guys and Instagram. This podcast is a must hear for business-minded individuals or entrepreneur looking for advice to learn about the stories behind now-huge businesses. Speaking to a different creator in each episode, hear origin stories as told by the people who lived it themselves.
Understanding and handling finances can be one of the most challenging things in life, but once you crack it, it’s liberating. This podcast by the New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn, covers it all — the podcast highlights student loan experts, tax specialists, aid organisers, couples and money, and crypto. No matter what stage of life you might be at, this will definitely have you covered.
Calling all bookworms, this podcast is practically called Bookclub to share your love for books. John Naughtie leads a discussion between readers and authors on their most acclaimed works. The podcasts is a wonderful way to discover new books and talk about age-old favourites. From Marian Keyes to Helen Fielding, you can expect to discuss it all.
Is a podcast list truly complete without going behind the scenes of a luxury fashion house? We’d think not! A fascinating look into the making of a global luxury brand, discover the inner workings of Balmain 75 years on from the inception of the Parisian fashion house. The series examines the brand’s history and takes listeners on a journey from Pierre Balmain’s humble beginnings through to the renowned brand that it has become today, led by Creative Director Olivier Rousteing.
If you call yourself a beauty maverick, this is you go-to beauty podcast. Beauty directors from leading publications come together to talk about the latest happenings in the world of beauty. From skincare to cosmetics, stay up-to-date about the fast-paced industry while also discovering emerging beauty trends. The podcast also features interviews with some of the leading names in the beauty industry including Charlotte Tilbury amongst others.