Player Picks: Podcasts

Player Picks: Podcasts

​In the latest of our #StayAtHome content, brought to you by Galbraith, we’ve had our squad bring you their Player Picks…

This week, the boys have put their heads together to bring you their top podcast recommendations, the perfect soundtrack for unwinding on the couch or even heading out to grab some exercise - all brought to you by Galbraith.

Inside the Castle - recommended by us!

Yes, of course, no Edinburgh Rugby podcast list could be complete without a shameless plug for our very own podcast: Inside the Castle, powered by Forth 1.

Hosts Nashy and Deano will be firing up the microphones from their own homes this week as club captain Stuart McInally joins the boys to chat all things Six Nations, training from home and most likely, coffee!

Desert Island Discs – recommended by Matt Scott

“It’s a pretty popular one, but I absolutely love it.” – Matt’s favourite pod has been running since 1942 on BBC Radio 4 and has been described as the ‘greatest radio programme of all time.’

Each week a guest, called a ‘castaway’ during the programme, is asked to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that they would take if they were to be cast away on a desert island whilst discussing their lives and the reasons for their choices.

The Ed Mylett Show – recommended by Matt Scott

“I listen to this show all the time too. He gets some really interesting guests on. It’s more of a personal development podcast, but it’s great!”

Not just content with listening to Desert Island Discs, Matt recommends checking out the Ed Mylett Show too.

Showcasing the greatest peak-performers across all industries in one place, sharing their journey, knowledge and thought leadership, the podcast features guests in almost every industry including business, health, collegiate and professional sports, politics, entrepreneurship, science, and entertainment.

Financial Times News in Focus – recommended by Jamie Farndale

“News in Focus is really good. It looks at current affairs in depth, and it’s fairly short too, 10 minutes or so. Gives you key information in one place.”

If you want to stay informed like Jamie, then News in Focus is probably the podcast for you! Featuring news and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world, News in Focus means you start the day with the world’s headlines in one simple pod.

That Peter Crouch Podcast – recommended by Stuart McInally

“I’m not even a football fan. I just think it’s hilarious!” – If, like Stuart, you’re looking for something not so serious, then That Peter Crouch Podcast is probably right up your street.

Produced by Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark, the BBC Radio 5 Live pod includes insight on everything from dressing rooms, transfers, keeping on the good side of your manager and even where to sit on the team bus!

No Such Thing as a Fish – recommended by Jamie Farndale

“If you want a laugh, this is a great podcast. Definitely recommended for car journey of if you’re out for a long walk.”

No Such Thing as a Fish is a weekly British podcast series produced and presented by the researchers behind the BBC Two show, QI.

In it each of the researchers, collectively known as "The QI Elves", present their favourite fact that they have come across that week!

The Joe Rogan Experience - recommended by John Barclay and Nick Haining

Described as ‘very informative and entertaining’ with ‘people from all walks of life’ by John and Nick, the Joe Rogan podcast has grown to become one of the world’s most popular podcasts, regularly receiving millions of views per episode.

Started in 2004, the podcast is now onto its 1,446th episode and has featured numerous A-listers including Robert Downey Jr, Mike Tyson and Russell Brand.

Named as the Best Comedy Podcast at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, the podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts.

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