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Want help to fall asleep? More of the best podcasts for parents

It’s been a while since our first post on podcasts for parents. A few years and many disturbed nights have passed. Now with a new baby, we’re somewhat back into the throws of being woken at all hours of the night. As a dad to a breastfed baby, my role is somewhat supportive – a bit like a roady I guess. I make sure the right things are in the right place at the right time. Oh, and my role as IT support technician seems to never end, with a special focus on “why doesn’t iPlayer work” occurring with perhaps too much regularity. As I return to bed, my mission complete, I still turn to podcasts and audiobooks as a way to drift back to sleep, for whatever is left of the night.

Since our last review, there are a few new podcasts, and a few more established ones I’ve started to enjoy. So, read on to find some more great podcasts for parents!

Best podcasts for parents

Our children will never know the pain of rewinding.

RuPaul – What’s The Tee?

We had a Netflix trial, and pretty much just watched episode after episode of RuPauls Drag Race. Once we’d depleted Netflix’s supply, we canceled – there was nothing else of interest! RuPaul’s podcast features Michelle Visage and guests, typically guests or girls from the show. It’s good – Ru and Michelle talk a lot, have a lot of crazy stories, and generally a nice outlook on life that makes the world seem a little less bleak. I’ve binged on all the episodes, but I still don’t actually know what the “Tee” is.

Highlights have to be the episode with Blondie, where Ru and Debbie (and that man from Blondie) talk about all kinds of crazy stuff they got up to!

New episodes are popping out a bit more frequently now, so well worth the subscription!

Can I get an Amen? Well, you can get the podcast over at http://www.rupaulpodcast.com/

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The Angelos and Barry Show

A different tone to this one, but quite funny. This is basically smut, muck and filth. Barry (from Watford) and Angelos (who used to be on Shooting Stars) sit and talk rubbish for 30 mins. If you’ve ever listened to the old Derek and Clive recordings, its a bit similar.

New episodes seem to be a bit slower at the moment, but I think that’s because they’ve been quite successful and are going on tour.

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Adam Buxton’s Podcast

Adam’s podcast is usually funny and interesting. He’s interviewed Louis Theroux a couple of times, and they’ve both been really good listens. He’s great at getting his guests to open up and talk about their experiences and backgrounds. Easily the best podcast opening theme song of all time.

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Monkey Tennis – The Alan Partridge Fan Podcast

“Go to London! I guarantee you’ll either be mugged or not appreciated.” – these wise words have rung true for me, since they were first spoken by Alan “Cock Piss” Partridge back in 2002. This podcast takes its name from one of Alan’s many ideas for a TV show (a shocking number of which have since actually been made). The premise for the podcast is basically a group of friends walking through an episode of I’m Alan Partridge. If you loved the show, then it’s a fun way to relive some of the classic moments. If not, give it a miss and take a trip to Longstanton Spice Museum.

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Don’t like podcasts but like a story?

If podcasts aren’t your thing, then you can always give Audible a go – they have thousands of audiobooks available via their app which you can listen to. You can find great new books or old classics to listen to whilst you drift off to sleep.

There’s a free trial, so no risk in giving it a go to see how you get on!

Have you got any great suggestions for books or podcasts? Let us know in the comments.

2 comments for “Want help to fall asleep? More of the best podcasts for parents

  1. October 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I’ve not long downloaded Audible and am enjoying a free trial. I downloaded it because there was a book I wanted to read but just don’t have the time so now I listen to it on my way to work! Talk about a time saving life hack! It’s genius! Well recommended! 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

  2. October 28, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I love a podcast at bedtime – I struggle to fall asleep without one now! We started working our way through all of Adam and Joe’s shows, and we’re now somewhere waaaay back in the archives of This American Life. I love Adam Buxton, but we did find his Ramble Chats to be a bit shouty at points to be right for bedtime listening – I got woken up with a start on quite a few occasions! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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