There’s nothing like a good podcast to get you through the day. Whether you’re getting ready in the morning, driving to work or making dinner in the evening. Podcasts are a great way to learn and be entertained without engaging your full mental faculties like video content demands.
Over the last couple of years, the number of podcasts in Kenya has been rising, with many content creators choosing podcasts instead of video, or having both to maximize the reach of their content.
Here are great podcasts to add to your list…. If you haven’t heard of them already.
Created and hosted by Brenda Wambui, Otherwise is a podcast about current political and social issues in Kenya. Brenda approaches her subjects with a conviction that demands your attention. If you’re looking for an alternative view to that of the media, you’ll enjoy this one. It leaves you feeling the same way watching Beychella made you feel; powerful, educated, unapologetic.
Where: SoundCloud, Stitcher, Overcast, and iTunes, Google Play
Editors favorite: The Age of Consent
The moringa school podcast focuses on conversations around technology. Hosted by Michelle Atieno, Melissa Malala, Victor Ireri, Leo Igane, and Eugene Nzioki. The podcast invites industry experts discussing everything from entrepreneurship, venture capital and innovating in the tech industry
Where: Podbean, Stitcher
Editors’ favorite: The Impact of Technology on the Human Mind.
As described on the podcasts about page, Future Lab Africa “is a call to explore African modes of science and technology outside of lab spaces and innovation labs.” Started by Jepchumba, the podcast is engaging and quirky. The editing is superb often including clip inserts that solidify the subject of the podcast.
Worth the listen 100%
Where: futurelabafrica.org, Stitcher
Editors favorite: The Art of Unlearning
Legally Clueless is a weekly podcast by Kenyan media personality, social activist and overall inspiring human Adelle Onyango. She documents her journey as an evolving unapologetically African Woman.
Adele, we have no clue what we’re doing either!
Where: Itunes, Spotify.
Editors’ favorite: Am I African Enough
Hosted by Kevin Mwachiro, Nipe Story is a fortnightly podcast that brings you audio versions of short stories from Kenya and across the continent. The stories are undeniably African, engaging, entertaining, tear-jerking and everything you’d want from a good story.
Where: SoundCloud, PodChaser, Stitcher, and iTunes.
Editors favorite: The Iron Ladies of Lusikisiki by Hugo kaCanham