Podcasts are currently one of the main forms of entertainment. They have gained a significant
audience over the last few years due to the fact that offer convenience. This is due to the fact that as people got busier, they had less time to sit in front of a TV or turn on the radio. Also, since podcasts are available on various apps like Spotify, Castbox and SoundCloud, they allow their audience to listen to their favourite topics on the go or even when lounging at home.
However, it can be confusing to navigate the world of podcasts and select the best out of hundreds of thousands. If you’re looking for new podcasts or want to try them out for the first time, here are some great podcasts you should listen to.
1. Unveiling Kenya
Created by Kingwa Kamencu and Moses Sichach, Unveiling Kenya is a fairly new podcast but it
already has great content. The two hosts discuss their opinion on social, cultural and political
issues in Kenya. It goes in-depth on various topics and how they’ve influenced Kenya.
2. Kenyan Voices
This podcast highlights stories about Kenyans living in the country and abroad. The host of
Kenyan Voices, a Texas-based Kenyan, discusses various topics ranging from relationships, and
current issues alongside other Kenyans for all parts of the world.
3. What Is This
This young duo of Pepper Five and Victor host the What Is This podcast which focuses on the
Kenyan music scene. They talk about everything to do with the industry including the struggles
artists go through in the country in an interview format with a guest host.
4. The Fifty Points Club
This is a light-hearted Kenyan podcast where the host and his group of friends engage in banter. They discuss their personal lives and how they’re intertwined with the current issues happening in the country. The result is a 40-minute hilarious podcast.
5. Kenyan Plug
Shiro, the host of Kenyan Plug, talks about her opinionated thoughts about everyday life issues
from toxic traits to money. She doesn’t mince her words and gives her audience a raw depiction of her experiences as a Kenyan living abroad.
6. The Laughter Clinic
The 10-minute podcast is a breath of fresh air and a quick escape from reality. The host shares
short humour-filled snippets about his personal life that many young Kenyans can relate to
including relationships, school life and getting high.
7. It’s Not Just Taxes And Death
Though it’s fairly new, this podcast is a must-listen. The duo Calvin Wanguku and Priscilla
Ng’ethe are well-coordinated offering consistent and high quality episodes discussing a range of topics including mental health, corruption and relationships.
8. Living Truthfully
Living Truthfully is based on the experiences of an African man. Amani Maranga, the host of the podcast, invites different people including professionals to contribute on different topics such as addiction, fatherhood, and love.
9. Randy Radio
This Kenyan based, sex positive podcast aims to break the stigma of talking about sex in the
African culture. The host discusses common issues surrounding the topic from hoe phases to side dudes. He’s sometimes joined by a guest who also offer their opinion in the matter.
10. The Kenyan Wallstreet
The Kenyan Wallstreet is a popular blog that offers insights on business in Africa and the world. Their podcast features interviews with various stakeholders and short discussions of financial matters.
Alice Kanji and Denzel Maina, the creators of this podcast, describe it as a relatable and hilarious way to get your mind off the stress of the world. The two young adults take a humorous approach to everyday issues.
12. Surviving Nairobi
Surviving Nairobi is literally about two Nairobians in the twenties navigating life in the city.
Though it’s light-hearted and fun, the hosts discuss serious issues most young people in the
country go. Heads up, this podcast is quite explicit.
13. The Chop Down
The Chop Down podcast is hosted by Ephy Saint, a popular Kenyan personality. He chops up
various issues offers his understanding on the topics based on personal experience touching
mainly on unpopular opinions about relationships.
14. How Did This Get Made
If you’re a fan of movies and are interested in the process of filmmaking, you’ll love this
podcast. It focusses on B movies, dissecting how such horrible movies are made and the thought process behind it.
15. Reply All
This long-running podcast focusses on technology and its impact on daily lives. The hosts talk
about the relationship between people and the internet and how each has an effect on the other. They also answer listeners’ questions on similar topics.
Serial is a True Crime podcast that delves into the world of the criminal system in America. It
discusses real-life cases with interviews from attorneys and convicts. It also features live
courtroom recordings that paint a vivid picture of what goes on in those corridors of justice.
17. Here To Slay
Feminists and authors, Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cotton, created the Here To Slay
podcast to give their two cents on an array of topics touching on politics, pop culture, and more. They normally invite different personalities such as, politicians and celebrities who share their thoughts on the topics as well.
18. Today, Explained
We live in a fast-paced world where we get new information by the minute. As a result, it’s easy to lose track of the important things. This podcast seeks to simplify or break down current events. It highlights the major events happening around the world as the hosts discuss them in detail.
19. The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan is arguably one of the biggest podcasters. The American comedian and sports
commentator uses his skill to create engaging episodes. He offers insight in various issues in pop culture through interviews with his celebrity guests.
20. Crimes Of Passion
Crimes Of Passion will take you through real life cases of murders committed by a loved one.
The hosts narrated in detail the events leading up to the murder and analyze the psychology of both the victim and killer. It’s quite entertaining if you love twisted drama.