Podcasts are fast becoming THE go-to tool to help us increase our understanding, entertain us or simply make us laugh.

Everyone here at Fortis loves podcasts, and there are plenty in our area of expertise to expand our horizons. That said, there’s nothing worse than investing time into a podcast that disappoints, so Alexis has put together her top podcasts to give you all some recommended listening over the next few weeks.

Keeping The Peace

This is the first podcast series Alexis herself has had the pleasure of hosting, so naturally it was her first choice. Designed to give a face – or in this case a voice – to the real people living and breathing the Police Force, this series delves into the world of working in the police and how those on the frontline deal with issues. From stress and working from home to dealing with change bereavement and cancer. This series isn’t just for those who have a connection to the force, it’s for anyone who loves to hear real life stories.

Insane In The Men Brain

Rich Wilson talks to funny and interesting people about their experiences with men’s mental health. Produced by producerpaul.co.uk and subscribe to the spin-off pod Insane In The Fem Brain.

The Listening Project

It’s amazing what you hear when you listen. This app captures in the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

Fortunately, With Fi And Jane

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t.

Duvet Days

Another BBC podcast, this one sees Abby Hollick get into bed with musicians and artists for frank under-the-cover chats.

S Town

A new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, S Town is about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

After Hours

From the Harvard Business Review, Harvard professors discuss news at the crossroads of business and culture.

The 4AM Club

Welcome to The 4am Club, hosted by Sam and Lee-Roy. Our mission is to equip young adults with the tools to discover the power of self-development, through listening, learning and reflecting as you find your why.

The Socially Distanced Sports Bar

Mike Bubbins, Elis James and Steff Garrero have set up a bar to talk about Sports… But they get distracted and talk about Kimbo Slice, Cadfael and John Noakes instead…

Great Lives

A BBC biographical series which sees guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Athletico Mince

Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson’s podcast – brass hands, blue drink and more. It’s really about football, d’you know what I mean.

The Adam Buxton Podcast

British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children.

Grounded By Louis Theroux

Stuck at home, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic.

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