BEST PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE WALKING

From Michelle Obama’s inspiring podcast to the comedic Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, we’re adding a pinch of spice to our walks with some uplifting listening about mental health, food and life in general.

P.S. TheIndustry.fashion’s podcast Stores: The Next Generation interviewed our CEO, Liz, to see how MV’s been doing over the past year, and how she’s feeling about the future – listen here.

WE ARE WOMEN – MINT VELVET

Our very own MV podcast, We Are Women, brings together some of our favourite names to delve into a hot topic or talking point with our host, Viv Groskop. She’s a top writer, broadcaster, comedian and agony aunt with a combination of quick wit, probing questioning and genuine warmth to get the best out of our panel of guests.

HOW TO FAIL WITH ELIZABETH DAY

In How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, Elizabeth speaks to people from all walks of life as they divulge into their greatest failures and what they learned from them. In Elizabeth’s words, ‘We can learn a lot from our successes, but they’re nowhere near as formative as our failures’. She shows us that we shouldn’t be embarrassed about failing… we should be celebrating it!

HAPPY PLACE – FEARNE COTTON

In Happy Place, Fearne Cotton speaks to a host of celebrities to find out what ‘happiness’ really means to them. Her interviews are honest and heartfelt, exploring everything from life to loss and love, and how to keep going in times of struggle. Fearne draws on her own experiences, and talks about the importance of working through the blues to find joy in each day. It’s uplifting listening and prompts the question, where is your happy place?

DELICIOUS WAYS TO FEEL BETTER – DELICIOUSLY ELLA

Delicious Ways to Feel Better is hosted by Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, a plant-based lifestyle platform. Each week, she interviews an expert for a dollop of open, honest inspiration on all things health and wellness. From gut health to mental health and happiness, to veganism and the environment, you’ll feel more wholesome after tuning in – get ready to feel deliciously better.

THE MICHELLE OBAMA PODCAST – MICHELLE OBAMA

Have you ever wanted to know what life is like for the former First Lady? This is your chance! In The Michelle Obama Podcast, Michelle speaks with loved ones, from friends and family to former colleagues, to discuss the formative relationships that make us who we are. Her first episode was (of course!) with husband Barack, giving us a glimpse into their relationship. We could all do with a touch of positivity right now, and this podcast is thoughtful and optimistic enough to do it.

SENTIMENTAL IN THE CITY – CAROLINE O’DONOGHUE AND DOLLY ALDERTON

Sentimental Garbage’s first ever mini-series is Sentimental in the City, which sees authors Caroline O’Donoghue and Dolly Alderton discuss the ins and outs of each season of Sex and the City. They’re diving into the themes, character journeys and messages that really stand out. I couldn’t help but wonder (ahem) if they’re the right women for the job… but in their words, ‘We don’t know the most about Sex and the City, we just feel the most about Sex and the City’ – that’s good enough for us.

TELLING EVERYBODY EVERYTHING – KATHERINE RYAN

Telling Everybody Everything is how comedian Katherine Ryan lives her life. Now we can be part of that too. Her chats are characteristically candid, as she talks about everything from pettiness to phone calls, with a bit of the serious stuff too. We’d expect nothing less from the nation’s sassy sweetheart.

TABLE MANNERS – JESSIE WARE

Table Manners with British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware gives us a glimpse into what it’s like at her dinner table. Along with chef extraordinaire mum, Lennie, guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics pop in for a bite and a natter about food, family and the art of chatting over the dinner table. Oversharing guaranteed… take it with a pinch of salt!

POWER HOUR – ADRIENNE HERBERT

Power Hour is hosted by Adrienne Herbert, a leading wellness professional, TEDx speaker and all round voice of inspiration, encouragement and motivation. Each week, she speaks to today’s leading coaches, creatives, change makers and innovators to suss out their morning routines, daily habits, and rules to live by. Her podcast is a lightning bolt of motivation for you to pursue your passion and achieve success whatever that may look like, whether it’s running a marathon, writing the next bestseller or building your own business.

OFF MENU – ED GAMBLE AND JAMES ACASTER

If anyone was going to have a podcast about a magical restaurant it would be these boys… wouldn’t it? Off Menu with comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invites guests to choose their dream starter, main course, side, dessert and drink – off menu, of course. Get ready to keep coming back for another helping.