7 Podcasts you should listen to in 2018 | Mrs Jibril

Hi Lovelies, welcome back to my blog and if this is your first time stumbling across my little piece of the Internet welcome, I hope you will stick around and become a regular visitor.

As promised in my 2018 goals I want to be more consistent on my blog and share with you all the things I love.

Back in 2016 I never used to listen to podcasts honestly I barely had time being a first time mummy to a newborn and also I’m more of a visual person! Give me a movie or a series to watch and we can become best friends so audio wasn’t very appealing at that time (why lie!).

After I moved back to Australia (I lived in sunny Kenya for a while in case you didn’t know) I also started working after being a SAHM when I was in Kenya. I was taking long commutes to and from work! I found myself getting bored easily for constantly being on Instagram and Facebook, I was also always running out of data within a few days. I wanted something to entertain me on my train ride. Podcasts was exactly the solution to what I was looking for. I can download them at home (using Wi-Fi) and listen to them in my daily commutes. Here are my favourite 7 podcasts that I would recommend you to listen to.

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  1. Serial

Early 2017 I came across a Facebook comment about Adnan Syed. I was clueless who he was and I was curious, I went on YouTube and figured out that there is a podcast about his case I decided to download it and my journey with podcasts started there.

  1. Dirty John

Similar to serial it is based on a true crime story you will have alarm bells go off in your mind from episode one but you can not predict the ending.

  1. They walk among us

Another crime podcasts based on true crime however this podcasts is British and it is also not a connect series but rather individual episodes about different cases. Some stories are 2 parts so you will need to listen to both.

  1. Call your Girlfriend

This podcast is hosted by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Slow; it’s a conversation between two best friends and they discuss all current event like pop culture, racism and feminism

  1. Stuff mom never told you

I was actually just listening to an episode on my way to work today about gender reveal party. The style of this podcast is very similar to call your girlfriend. Strong women stating their opinions but everyday issues.

  1. Oprah’s Super soul conversations

Who doesn’t love Oprah! She interviews legends in this podcasts from Deepak Chopra to Shonda Rhimes. This podcast is usually the dose of inspiration I need for the day.

  1. TedTalks – Society and culture

If you are anything like me I had a TedTalks phase, yes… I used to watch TedTalks on YouTube for hours when I was in university. Secretly dreaming that one day I will be able to attend a TedTalk event.

Those are some of my favourites and I’m always on the look out for interesting podcasts to listen to.


What’s your favourite podcast?

Thanks for stopping by,

mrs jibril

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20 thoughts on “7 Podcasts you should listen to in 2018 | Mrs Jibril

  1. Ross Hunt says:

    I think it’s only the Ted Talks on this list that I listen too. Best one for me is the Joe Rogan Experience one, but a lot can depend on what guests he has. Then I love my UFC, NFL & NBA ones. Oh and Hardcore History if you’re big into exceptionally long accounts or historical events. Interesting but long!

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    • Mrs Jibril says:

      Oh wow, I have never listened to sport related podcasts, I’m sure my partner would enjoy it more than me because he is a huge sports fan. I might try listening to Hardcore History.
      Thanks for reading my post and for the suggestions.

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  2. aliduke79hotmailcom says:

    I have never listened to a podcast, I think I am the only person that hasn’t lol. I love the sound of the true crime ones, I read a lot of crime/thriller fiction and real crime magazines, it fasinates me. Thank you so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back next time.

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    • Mrs Jibril says:

      That’s wonderful, books are always great when someone has a spare minute as long as you find the perfect book. May be you should give podcasts a try! there are short episodes less than 20 minutes that you can listen to while cooking, cleaning or in the car.
      Thanks for reading my short post, hope you will head over to my YouTube channel for mummy content xx


  3. globalandvocal says:

    Serial has been on everyone’s recommendation lists, can’t wait to start listening 🙂 Also, there was one that stood out to me and it’s called ‘Love in Communism’. I absolutely loved it, hope you do too x


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