Podcasts that inspire us

You are what you listen to

Unwind or enhance your personal development prospects with the perfect podcasts 

Studying from home can mean we have an increased amount of screen time, and even during our breaks me might checking our phone or playing on an iPad. And while it’s tempting to crash-out in front of the TV in an evening, having a break from a screen can be beneficial.

As such Podcasts provide a fantastic alternative to the TV, enabling you to unwind, relax and give your eyes a rest from the glare!

Whether you want to learn something new or find your happy place, we’ve compiled a list of podcasts that we think you’ll love:

Happy Place 

Fearne Cotton chats with inspiring individuals who have either made changes in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life. Discussing life, love, loss and everything in between, Fearne and her guests reveal what happiness means to them. Listen Here

Maybe Humanities and Social Sciences is your thing? Why not take a look into access to HE courses, and see where it can take you?

TED Talks Daily 

Every weekday you can hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. This podcast can help you change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity and learn something new. Listen Here

From the wide range of discussions based on Business, Computing or even Digital Media, you can extend your knowledge through a range of relevant courses on our website.


Each season, presenter Cole Cuchna gives an in-depth examination on one pivotal figure in the music industry and their music, including Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy. Each episode forensically dissects the music, lyrics and meaning of one song per episode giving you a deeper understanding of the messages behind the music and the artist. Listen Here

If your passionate about music, our performing arts courses at The Arden offer a wide range of studies from performance to Vocal Studies.

Who The Hell Is Hamish 

A story of how one man from Sydney duped people from across the world, swindling them out of tens of millions of dollars and evading justice for decades. How did he manage to evade the authorities for so long and what did he do with the money? Listen Here

Serial – Season 1 

In 1999, Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school. 6 weeks later, detectives arrest her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that particular afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.  Listen here

If you love true crime maybe a career in criminology is for you, explore a range of courses here.

That Peter Crouch Podcast 

Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark give an insider’s perspective of life as a Premier League footballer with some banter thrown in for good measure. Find out what really goes on at half time and do players really try to sweet talk the ref?  Listen Here

If you’re interested in Sport and Exercise Science, view our range of relevant courses online.

Stuff You Should Know 

Why not take some time to learn something new and interesting. If you’ve ever wanted to understand how dog training works or you want to know what Cockney Rhyming Slang actually is, this is the perfect podcast for you.  Listen Here

If continued learning is important to you, chances are our teacher education courses could provide you with the skills and hands-on experience to succeed in the industry.

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