You know how much we love to celebrate an annual day over at the NGO Zine.

Today, it’s all about #InternationalPodcastDay and we are THRILLED. If you don’t love a podcast - you’re either lying, or you haven't found a goodie yet. We can help with that.

The ultimate BFF to any commute, library session or downtime, podcasts are why you keep seeing people smiling to themselves in the street or on the tube. What’s not to love about that? Spreading positivity one day at a time and we are 100% here for it.

To celebrate, here’s a roundup of our top podcasts:

CRIME

ROOM 20

Picture this: a patient in a nursing home is in a vegetative state after a car accident. He is known as an ‘undocumented Mexican immigrant.’ A reporter makes it her mission to undiscover all there is to know. Gripping stuff.

DIRTY JOHN

A true story based on John Meehan. A story of girl meets boy: Debra meets John, Debra’s family dislike John. From there, it all goes very badly. Tune in to find out.

COMEDY

2 DOPE QUEENS

Hosts of a live comedy show in Brooklyn, Phoebe and Jessica are BFFs... hilarious ones at that. Hair journeys, black stereotypes, sex, romance – and that’s just the start. Anyone who gets Michelle Obama as a guest is a winner in our eyes.

THE READ

Kid Fury and Crissle are here to spill the tea and throw shade on the hip-hop industry with a little bit of banter thrown in for good measure. Hide yo’ kids and wife, ain’t nobody safe from these two.

GIRL TALK 

THE GIRLS BATHROOM

Life-long besties and renowned YouTube gurus, Sophia and Cinzia. You know all those girls’ bathroom memories you have when you’re drunk in a club? Yeah, it’s like that… a whole lotta love. 

TABLE MANNERS

If you’ve ever lived with friends, you’ll know the dinner table is the absolute HUB for debates and catch ups. Jessie gets it. Elbows are allowed on the table for this one. More importantly, so is oversharing.

SELF-CARE 

HOW TO FAIL 

Pretty sure we’re all gonna be down for celebrating our mistakes and realising that sometimes, it’s just not that deep. The most recent episode features the ultimate Love Island queen, Camilla Thurlow. 

OPRAH'S SUPER SOUL CONVERSATIONS

The bible, the masterclass, the self-help guide for women of all ages. If anyone’s gonna whip us into shape in this life, it’s got to be Oprah talking sweet nothings in our ear, right? Ready for some serious light bulb moments with this one.

REAL TALK

SEX POWER MONEY

The three things that nobody likes to associate with women, because women are delicate, innocent and abstinent. WRONG. Say bye to these being a taboo for us females, Sara is tackling sex work, stripping and porn. 

WHY WON'T YOU DATE ME?

Disclaimer: this podcast contains a very contagious laugh - we dare you to try not to catch it. You have been warned. Be prepared to laugh your way through the commute as Nicole Byer asks herself the REAL questions in life, like: I have a great ass, so why won't you date me? 

PODCAST AND CHILL

BBC EARTH

Sadly, David Attenborough does not narrate this podcast. But the sounds, stories and creatures you’ll listen to will mean that such a tiny detail won’t even matter (kinda - we still miss him.)
 

GETTING CURIOUS

Our number 1 henny is killing it right now. Putting that little curious side to good use by asking everything there is to know about sunscreen, cats and twerking. Every episode is one step closer to JVN being back on our screens with Queer Eye Japan.

NGO ZINE’S MOST LISTENED TO: 

THE GUILTY FEMINIST

We just couldn’t round up the top podcasts without throwing in this bad boy. Queen Deborah Frances-White is making us all feel like a bomb feminist, even if we do binge watch America’s Next Top Model on a hungover Sunday…

THE RECEIPTS

Have we already praised this podcast? Yes. Are we about to stop? No. From the first episode, Tolani, Milena and Audrey have been the OG life gurus. In future situations we must think #WWRD – what would receipts do. It works, trust us.

THIS AMERICAN LIFE 

Lord Glass will see you now.
American society can get from weird to wonderful REAL quick. Just think of this podcast as adult storytelling, because you’re gonna be hooked.



What are your favourite podcasts? Let us know!