Have you listened to these celebrity podcasts? From Alec Baldwin to the Sussexes and RuPaul
BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo has joined the podcasting world with a topic that's simply more-ish. Amfo interviews a number of celebrity guests - namely big names in London - about their favourite memories in this city, reveal some hidden gems and tell us about their own dearest spots to go when in the city. Guests have so far included Louis Theroux, Dina Asher Smith and Jade Thirlwall.
Each episode of Piper's podcast interviews a new guest as she talks to them about overcoming a severe adversity. These extraordinary people may have already overcome their problems or are currently on their journey, but each story is remarkable and inspirational. It's a real 'feel-good' podcast and it certainly makes you smile, cry and really think about privilege...
What is happiness? The positive-thinking Fearne Cotton interviews her guests about what happiness means to them. Uplifting and empowering, Fearne also discusses joyful cooking, books to read to clear your mind and even some meditation with your Alexa! Already well-known in the podcasting world, this podcast features a huge library of episodes, so there is some powerful, thought provoking stories and recommendations for everyone.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are once again thrust into the world spotlight after their groundbreaking interview with Oprah Winfrey a few weeks ago. Since then, many people have wanted to know more about their personal lives and their thoughts. Archewell Audio is indeed their podcast. Not only do they put a light on charitable organisations, they discuss life during the pandemic and life in the spotlight with famous celebrities such as Sir Elton John and James Corden, while their own son, Archie also makes an appearance at the end of the 2020 holiday special episode!
Alongside Matthew Cohen, the former child star has created his podcast, named 'Bunny Ears', and made it a place for fun and good vibes. A new episode comes out every week and each is filled with completely random topics, from love to pizza and, of course, Macaulay Culkin. Not to be missed.
The former First Lady of the United States uses her podcast to raise awareness for human rights, feminism and social equality. and highlights her own work on the matter through Spotify. This is a project that she has been developing for decades and she treats the delicate subjects with a naturalness and closeness that hypnotises listeners.
One of the Spotify's greatest hits gives us a former POTUS and a world famous musician as an unlikely pair to discuss their past and all things American. "A personal and deep debate between two friends about their pasts, beliefs and the country they love", is just what Spotify promises. A chat between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen is definitely an experience.
Jameela Jamil created this podcast that discusses body shaming and, as she describes it, ‘celebrates progress, not perfection’. The actress and activist has powerfully created the ‘I Weigh’ social media movement, allowing people to dismiss the current society’s toxic ideas of weight. WIth a number of celebrity guests, this podcast is empowering and raw.
A podcast in which model Ashley Graham invites a celebrity to tell listeners who they are, how they got there and what they stand for, in lively chats ranging from 30 to 70 minutes, depending on the depth of the chat. Kim Kardashian, Casey Neistat and Serena Williams have all been some of the high-profile guests in this podcast.
A great initiative by Dakota Johnson who got into podcasting by posting her phone number on Instagram and asking women around the world to share their stories of violence or abuse from all walks of life. 'The Left Ear' shares those stories told by the affected women themselves, which gives voice and visibility to millions of women who might be suffering similar issues.
Alec Baldwin abandons the typical comfortable podcast recording venue from his own studio or home and goes into the mansions, dressing rooms and offices of other celebrities. Lena Dunham, Chris Rock and Sheila Nevins have all been some of those who have opened the doors to the intimacy of their private lives.
The Only Way is Essex produced the ‘Queen of Memes’, Gemma Collins and steps up to the microphone in her own podcast which is quite simply endearing and provides a good giggle! Known as a British Diva, she isn’t afraid to voice her opinions (and pretty much voice anything she is thinking, to be honest) and she goes all out in this light-hearted, slightly bizarre BBC podcast. In fact, in one episode, she even explores whether houses have feelings.
Snooki has been, is and always will be a major part of TV pop culture as an essential member of 'Jersey Shore'. In this podcast, Nicole Polizzi not only analyses the current events and trends of this said pop culture to which she belongs, but also tells her own experiences as a mother, celebrity and legend. Many of her 'Jersey Shore' co-stars have been guests on the podcast.
The 'Fear Factor' host has been inviting celebrities to his podcast since 2009. Rogan is a pioneer and one of the best interviewers in the podcasting world and this has led him to sign a million-dollar contract with Spotify, which has made his the most downloaded podcast in the United States. To this day, he has accumulated more than 1,600 episodes with guests such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Post Malone. Not missing any details, some episodes exceed 3 hours.
Gina Linetti has become a television legend on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. Now, it is her hosting talent that has led her podcast to become such a success. The podcast is as simple as picking up the phone and answering questions from listeners. A complete masterclass in improvisation and listeners love the brilliant humour of this comedian.
The most dominated player in NBA history is one of the best communicators in the world and he proves it in each and every episode of his podcast. Despite having the NBA as the common theme, with each guest he ends up talking about pretty much any topic that arises. Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Adam Sandler and Kyrie Irving have been some of the guests. One particular episode stands out as it is especially emotional, is the one he recorded with Kobe Bryant.
The documentary filmmaker, Louise Theroux has always produced incredible real-life stories and has shed a light on many fascinating (and sometimes controversial) topics. When the pandemic hit, he used his time by chasing up the high-profile people he has always wanted to talk to including both British and American actors, activists, comedians, musicians and celebrities. With guests such as Frankie Boyle, Helena Bonham Carter and Boy George, to name but a few, it’s a podcast that many hope will continue for many more episodes.
They are movie legends but, above all, they are close friends and this completely shows in the podcast. They have an incredible chemistry and complement each other like few other couples do. But what do they talk about? A little bit of everything, to be honest: Current events, the 90s, their careers and whatever else comes up. Of course, they have a thousand anecdotes, each one more interesting than the last.
As we know, the actress's website is already controversial for its strange recommendations, diets and products; well, Gwyneth Paltrow's podcast definitely doesn't disappoint. Debates, talks, interviews and all kinds of news about fashion, beauty and wellness is what you will find when you listen to this podcast. Stuck together with the 'sweety' touch the actress puts on everything she does.
Anything Will Ferrell does, at the very least, should be given a moment to experience. In the case of the podcast, it is a must-do experience. The actor recovers Ron Burgundy, one of his greatest characters, and analyses the most recent news, sometimes with guests such as Peter Dinklage, RuPaul and Brooke Shields.
A gem for fans of 'The Office'. In a nutshell, the podcast brings Pam and Angela together to tell details, secrets, anecdotes and memories of the filming of the legendary series. On top of that, and just so that nothing is left out, the actresses answer questions from fans.
Love Island’s new presenter, Laura Whitmore, hosts the podcast CASTaway which discusses all things ‘podcast’, with a number of celebrity guests. The TV personality has been joined by the likes of Girls Aloud and Masked Singer star, Nicola Roberts; Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes; and presenter Dermot O’Leary; in order to give recommendations on their favourite podcasts whether it be health, comedy, love or crime and sharing stories about the podcasts they listen to and why.
This podcast is an extension of Trevor Noah's 'The Daily Show'. The host takes a current topic and analyses it with the invited guest on the episode, which he always does with exquisite professionalism and his special touch of humour.
Together with Sim Sarna, Anna Faris, the famous actress, gives advice on relationships in Hollywood. But, as the title suggests, her advice is, of course, unqualified. Good vibes, jokes and many anecdotes from Anna Faris and her many friends in her A-Lister network. Aubrey Plaza, Lisa Kudrow, Nick Jonas, Tatiana Maslany and Emma Roberts have already gone through 'Unqualified'.
Snoop Dogg is actually one of the best interviewers around. His podcast offers news of 'life in the hood', as well as a friendly chat with famous guests from all kinds of backgrounds and specialities. Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Khloe Kardashian, Kathy Bates and Seth Rogen have all left listeners special moments to remember.
Claudia Winkleman, Strictly Come Dancing and Masked Singer/Dancer host, returns with the second season of her podcast despite her increasingly busy schedule. Professor Tanya Byron, Claudia’s psychologist friend, joins her as they discuss some difficult topics such as domestic violence, coping with cancer and other family issues such as mental health and parental estrangement, with a number of guests, making it an incredible moving and emotional podcast.
The successful fashion entrepreneur is also one to follow in podcasting. Sophia Amoruso invites women who have had success in business to 'Girlboss' and shares this secret of success with her listeners and what has led them to achieve their goals, the problems they have encountered or how they have combined their personal and professional lives. Charlize Theron, Jen Rubio, Tamara Mellon and Katie Couric have been some of her guests.
Laughter guaranteed. Under The Skin is one of the most applauded podcasts in the comedy section. No filters, no taboos and no boring topics, Russell Brand talks about neuroscience, Hollywood, mental health and the reason for laughter. The choices of his conversation point are very interesting indeed.
Nico Tortorella has turned his podcast into a safe space where everyone can talk about their own individuality. The host talks openly about his relationships and his tastes, getting his guests to open up and share their experiences, too. Hilary Duff, Courtney Love and Todrick Hall have already come clean with Nico Tortorella.
Food, family and general life are the topics that Paula Deen brings to the table on a weekly basis. With friends and family as guests, the main topic, of course, always has cooking on the forefront.
The actor has teamed up with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington to create a three-way debate on the most unthinkable topics, in a two-on-one in which Karl Pilkington is always being picked on. For each episode, no one is able to predict the topic of their next debate. Should there have been a banana dispensing machine for the first monkey who went into space? For example.
The 'One Tree Hill' star chats with guests from all walks of life to learn about their day-to-day and how they juggles work, fame and family. Doctors, activists and actresses alike have all been guests on her show. Very interesting and highly recommended.
Amy Schumer heads a podcast that has seen some of the best names in film and comedy pass through her doors. She has been in the company of Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein and Keith Robinson. And even people like Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Murray have come to chat about the human, the divine and the comic.
RuPaul’s UK Drag Race has just come to an end, completely capturing the British Public’s attention. Just like the show, the podcast is equally as fruity and profound, as RuPaul and best friend, Michelle Visage delve into the personal lives of a range of celebrities, including Graham Norton and Andrew Garfield. The chemistry between RuPaul and Visage is so natural and affectionate (and sometimes quite rude!) that they make this podcast a joy to listen to.
An intimate podcast which could be described as overwhelming and intimidating but, also very necessary. Michael Rosenbaum shows the world that celebrities also have insecurities and fears, humanising the godlike image we have of them. Sometimes he talks for more than an hour with amazing people like Tom Welling, Bob Saget, Katie Cassidy and Stpehen Amell.
Michael Rapaport uses, on average, two to three episodes a week to review current events in sports, movies, pop culture, politics and whatever else anyone can throw at him. He has already accumulated more than 800 episodes, all of them with his recognizable critical tone but always with a wonderful touch of light humour.
With the help of iHeart Radio, the actor has his own celebrity interview podcast where they talk about their work, fame, healthy living and whatever else might come up. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Idina Menzel, Jason Biggs and, of course, many of his colleagues and friends from 'Saved by the Bell', he presents this podcast in short interview formats that are usually no longer than 10 minutes. An easy listen and an easy 10 minute delight.
Soundcloud offered its platform to Lena Dunham to allow actress and director, Lena Dunham, to put a spotlight on equality, feminism and even her obsession with cats. Even though the last episode of the broadcast was released in June 2017, the chats she had with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Stone and Gabourey Sidibe are still extremely relevant today.
LeVar Burton was the first guest on Kevin Pollak's show, and Pamela Aldon was the last. Between the two interviews, 10 years had passed (2009 to 2019) as well as a mighty 400 interviews. Well-known faces from everywhere chatted together and guaranteed laughter with this comical genius. You can find all episodes on Youtube.
In May 2019, Justin Long began his adventure in the podcastphere. Today, he is known for his podcast input thanks to the two questions he routinely asks his guests: 'What is the meaning of life?' and 'What do they like to eat?' In between those bizarre questions, he creates some great chat that passes the time in a flash. Olivia Wilde, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell have already been on his podcast, hosted on the Wondery platform.
Alongside Earwolf, Jonathan Van Ness invites his listeners to speak with honesty, love and respect about the LGTBQ+ community, hoping to open minds and promote respect and acceptance for individuality towards others. With weekly episodes released, 'Getting Curious' has already exceeded 200 instalments.
Together with his inseparable pal, Andy Zaltzman, the pair analyse the elements that should concern all of mankind. Of course, they do it in a way that listeners can laugh about it rather than worry about it. John Oliver is one of the pioneers of the podcast and he began broadcasting in 2007. Since then, he has gone through all kinds of problems but, today, it is one of the most listened to podcasts in the world.
The fitness legend and healthy living guru has been hosting her own podcast since 2011. The secret of her success is to show listeners a fun and different way to be in shape through diets, tools or exercises that she analyses on her own or with help from all kinds of experts.
Together with his inseparable mate, Josh Wolf, the pair have a wonderful rapport when they talk about everything in general, in particular music and current affairs. They now have more than 160 chapters behind them in a project that began in January 2017 and the podcast has grown incredibly. The chemistry between Wolf and Prinze is key to the success of the podcast.
Yes, 'Dirty Diana' is a must-have adult podcast. Demi Moore gives life and voice to Diana, who is the manager of an erotic articles website where women tell their unspeakable fantasies. The aim of the podcast is actually quite educational and Demi Moore seeks to be a guide for young people, far beyond adult websites.
What started as a joke has become one of the most downloaded and most celebrated podcasts. Dax Shepard and Monica Padman talk to their guests about the messiness of being human. Kristen Bell, for obvious reasons, was the first guest. Rupert Grint was incredibly entertaining as the 301st interviewee. It is no wonder this podcast has had such a healthy run, churning out a whacking 2-3 episodes per week.
Fill in the gap! The title of David Tennant's podcast is completed with the names of some of the most important figures in film, television, comedy and other sectors. Olivia Colman, Whoopi Goldberg, James Corden and Dan Levy have already been recorded as having some very interesting chats with the actor.
Despite its name, the podcast actually goes beyond the bad language! Its four chapters were broadcasted in July 2015 but they are still a huge talking point because they dealt with intimate and complicated topics such as relationships, feelings and problems in bed. For the podcast recordings, Brody Jenner had the help of a couples therapist who brought a professional view point to the matter.
Every 3-4 days, the comedian launches a new episode of his renowned podcast. He has about an hour to criticise everything that can possibly be criticised, giving a very long list for him to talk about! Including taking acid with politicians, social stigmas, illuminati and basically anything else he can rant about. Thoroughly enjoyable.
As if presenter Anderson Cooper didn't already have enough on his CV, now he is a podcaster and analyses CNN's current news, paying special attention to politics. They are short snippets, of just over two minutes, but he uses that time wisely and offers a somewhat more personal view of certain topics.