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The 9 Best and Most Binge Worthy Design Podcasts You Need to Start Listening Too Now

I am an avid podcast listener. Since I work from home every day, I have made it my routine to start the day with a walk and again in the afternoon. On my walks I catch up on my favorite podcasts – they give me a great break and often makes me think differently and come up with great ideas. There are so many podcasts out there, and my podcast list is longer than the ones I am listing here today, but you have to start somewhere and today I am only focusing on the many great English spoken podcasts where design and/or interior is the main topic.

1. Clever

Each week interior designer Amy Devers and Jamie Derringer, founder of Design Milk, have a very clever and candid conversation with some of the heavyweights in interior design like Jonathan Adler and Lee Broom. They discuss everything from their humble beginnings to some their biggest career milestones. It is all very inspiring if you ask me.

2. Hello Holly

This bi-weekly podcast is hosted by my good friend and blogger colleague Holly Becker. Every episode is a candid, positive and very real conversation with a new guest, ranging from designers to authors, stylists to trend experts. They share a lot of great practical ideas that you can easily apply to your home.

3. More Than One Thing

I am obsessed with Athena Calderone at the moment. Her passion and drive are a huge inspiration to me. She is an interior designer, chef, creator of EyeSwoon, and just released her second book Live Beautiful. On her recently launched podcast (6 episodes so far) Athena refers to herself and her guests as multi-hyphenates. Each episode, she interviews a rotating guest who has dedicated their life to multiple disciplines, one of the being Colin King – who’s work you’ll see pretty much everywhere at the moment.

4. Sidespor

Okay, I lied, but just had to include this podcast, though it is mostly in Danish, there is one episode in English. Sidespor (sidetrack) is basically a random conversation between two friends Daniel & Sebastian, though trying to keep it mostly to talks about creativity, entrepreneurship, social media and self-development. The episode you should listen too, is the one with Ruben Hughes, a New Yorker who moved to Copenhagen. I admire people who follow their dreams and follow them to another country even if they don’t know anyone.

5. The Great Indoors

The Great indoors is a celebration of all things interiors and everything you need to know about making your house a home. In each episode, TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth discuss, debate and guide you through the top trends and hottest topics from the home front. At times it is a bit all over, like when the postman rings the doorbell and a dog barks, but it’s all part of the charm of this podcast.

6. Creative.Voyage

Another new favorite of mine. Its founder Mario Depicolzuane interviews creative professionals through honest conversations about things that matter. A personal favorite episode is the one with Norm Architects’ Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, who I have been admiring forever. Most episodes in just about 30 min. which is perfect for a 5k walk around the neighborhood.

7. The Idealists

Business is changing. The narrative of profit maximization is not just the only important thing running a successful business today. What is, is the bigger question and the topic in this podcast, where the hosts Silja Hürlimann and Simon Ammann have engaging conversations with people who are in business to lead by example.

8. The Modern House

Co-founder Matt Gibberd of the Modern House, an London based real estate agency, sits down with guests from the worlds of design, architecture, and the creative industries and asks them to share their favourite homes from across the globe. It is a whole new podcast, with only two episodes so far. First guest is Rosalia Park founding editor of Cereal Mag, which is such an uplifting and inspiring episode.

9. Let’s Talk Architecture

Join the Danish Architecture Center as they chat with some of the world’s leading architects, designers, planners, and engineers about their work and ideas. Let’s Talk Architecture introduces you to the creative and innovative minds behind the future of our buildings and cities and each episode is relatively short, so perfect for a coffee break in the sun.

That’s my list of binge worthy podcasts. Give them all a listen. And do let me know if you know of any great, cool, fun podcasts I may have missed.

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