Some of this podcast production company’s favourites…

NoStairway has a diversified portfolio, working on video both in production and post, and taking on any of our clients’ audio requirements. Years of experience in audio recording and editing has allowed us to take on the world’s newest favourite way to consume content, making us a podcast production company as well. So let’s take a look at some of our favourite podcasts that we listened to last year.

5. My Dad Wrote a Porno 

What started as three friends having a laugh together, over reading one of their dad’s attempt at erotic literature, has become one of the most successful podcasts out there. Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine have spent a whole 6 seasons reading out and commenting on ‘Belinda Blinked’, the ‘erotic’ story of an executive at a pots and pans company. Since it started in 2015, the podcast has been downloaded more than 200 million times, which is any podcast production company’s dream!

If you live in a busy city like London, you probably spend a lot of your time on public transport, which, especially given the context of the pandemic, can be very stressful. I found listening to this podcast to be a great distraction, making my morning commute feel much quicker. Also great to listen to while on a run, especially if you struggle like me and need something fun to keep you motivated.

More information along with some quotes by the creators, can be found here. 

4. Worklife with Adam Grant

Whether you spent most of the pandemic furloughed, working from home or desperately applying for a new job, I bet you would have found this podcast helpful like I did. TED have adapted to the times and along with their live talks are now also a podcast production company. In an original TED podcast, organisational psychologist Adam Grant tries to help people enjoy and succeed in their work more. The podcast is aimed at both employees and employers, helping people feel confident in their jobs and helping bosses create a inclusive workplace. There’s also episodes on how to have a successful job interview, from the perspective of the interviewer and the interviewee.

3. Happy Sad Confused

A great podcast for any film nerds out there. Josh Horowitz interviews some of the biggest actors and filmmakers in the industry, from Emma Stone to Quentin Tarantino. Josh asks them about their process and experiences working on huge projects, while keeping the mood light and fun. He creates a casual, friendly atmosphere, allowing the listener to feel like they’re hanging out with these stars.

2. Radiolab 

A podcast that covers pretty much any topic you can possible imagine. Great for listening to while commuting or cleaning the house, but also interesting enough to just lay on the sofa and focus on it. The podcast production company’s description for this is ‘Investigating a strange world’, and this feels accurate. It describes unique phenomenons in nature, explains economic concepts, and so so much more! I guarantee that if you scroll through their long list of episodes you will find something you find interesting. I’ve linked of my favourites below, but be prepared to get unexpectedly emotional when you listen to it.

 

1. The Other Latif 

This may be a bit of a blogging cheat, as it’s made by the same people who make Radiolab at NPR, but I believed this mini series deserved it’s own ranking. I could not stop listening to this podcast once I started it, it was one of the most engaging stories I came across last year and I felt very invested in all its developments. Radiolab reporter Latif Nasser finds out he shares his name with a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, accused of being an explosives expert for Al Qaeda.

This coincidence led Latif to spend years investigating this detainee’s case, exploring how his namesake ended up where he did. It is an eye opening look into the American justice system, the horrors of this facility and the circumstances which can change a person’s life forever.

More and more people are realising they have an interesting story to share with the world, and NoStairway can help them accomplish this. We offer all the services of a Podcast Production Company, right here in London. So if you have an idea you believe in, feel free to reach out today and ask for a quote.

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