Our work commute is just one long scroll on Instagram, interspersed with few double taps. If you, like us, are facing Insta-fatigue, it's time you revisit the humble podcast. Podcasts have been on the rise over the past few years, offering in-depth exploration of subjects ranging from fashion to culture, often hosted by influencers, celebrities, and experts. If you want the inside scoop on all things fashion and beauty (and who doesn't?), these are the five podcasts you need to download ASAP.
Gucci Podcast by Gucci
Featuring Gucci’s collaborators in conversation with Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the podcast gives us a glimpse into the brand’s eclectic world and their vision. Showcasing the likes of singer Florence Welch, model Hari Nef, and Harlem’s infamous Dapper Dan, each episode explores self-expression and the artists’ journey with the brand. Listen here.
Oh Boy by Man Repeller
We adore Leandra Medine Cohen’s witty opinions expressed through her blog The ManRepeller, and her podcast Oh Boy follows suit. Her guests are an interesting assortment of industry experts, including noted feminist Gloria Steinem, entrepreneur Emily Weiss, founder of Glossier, and fashion entrepreneur Alexa Chung who can flick her liner into the perfect cat-eye. Listen here.
Business of Fashion
BOF has come to be our go-to for when we want scoop on the commercial side of fashion. For those who look to BOF as their digital fashion bible, BOF’s podcast is just as informative, featuring conversations with noted influencers and insiders such as Kim Kardashian West, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor among others. Listen here.
Pat McGrath on BBC Radio 4
It’s safe to say that nobody knows and understands beauty better than the legendary runway and editorial make-up artist Pat McGrath. One glance at her Instagram and you will be dazzled, quite literally, by her skills. A one-time listen, McGrath appears on the BBC Radio 4 on a podcast that traces the artist and entrepreneur’s journey from her early years to building a successful empire. Listen here.
The Emma Guns Show
Hosted by Emma Gunavardhana, popularly known as Emma Guns, her podcast revolves around subjects of beauty and wellness. Guns gets candid with her guests about their triumphs and failures, leading to honest conversations about mental health, spirituality, wellbeing, and discussions with beauty entrepreneurs such as Zanna Roberts, founder of Milk make-up. Her expansive roster of experts will keep you revisiting the podcast, drive after drive. Listen here.
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