Only a couple of episodes into its eight-show-run at the time of writing, Derren Brown’s new podcast is shaping up very well indeed. In it, the arch (in both senses of the word) illusionist delves into the physical ‘software’ of the brain, with the ambitious promise that he can eliminate your anxiety throughout the series. Whether or not that’s going to prove true, it’s a soothing and effective show that breaks down the workings of the brain in reassuring weekly 30-minutes bites.
Sometimes, you just really need to sort your life out, and the good news is there are plenty of self-help podcasts out there, covering everything from taking up jogging to decluttering your home.
We’ll be honest: as a rule, this is not a hugely funny or bantersome selection (though there are a couple of more amusing ones). They’re probably not things you’d casually listen to just out of interest. Instead, they’re podcasts you’d use as tools, not just for fun, but to turn specific bits of your life around. Heavy, right? But there’s some great stuff here. You never know: a podcast might just save your life.
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