#faves: Podcasts

There’s nothing like a good podcast to listen to while on your commute to school or work. These are some of my favourites.

Dear Sugar


Dear Sugar Radio is a US-based podcast hosted by authors Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. They use their platform to share ‘radically empathetic’ advice- a contemporary take on the classic agony aunt. They tackle universally relatable topics such as male-female friendships, family politics and jealously in relationships.

Why I love it– Gentle, great advice, provokes deep thought and empathy towards ourselves and others

Recommended Episode– “How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?”

Consistency– Weekly

Podcast Published on iTunes, Stitcher and their website.





Nairobi-based Nomusa and Adedana host this exciting new podcast, Afracanah. Much like the book ‘Americanah‘ they use a diaspora lens to explore dating, work life and development across the continent.

Why I love it– Great banter, very well produced, nice segments

Recommended Episode– Episode 3: “I’m Mufasa Baby” for their interesting discussion with Nanjira Sambuli, who is all kinds of excellent.

Consistency– Unpredictable

Podcast published on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.


Africa Today



Africa Today is a BBC-published podcast focusing on news from across the continent.

Why I love it– Wide-ranging content, interesting news, good for staying informed on current affairs.

Recommended Episode– ALL

Consistency– Weekdays

Podcast published on iTunes and on their website.


The Spread 



The Spread is a dynamic sex-positive podcast led by Kaz and Nini. They have fantastic chemistry and engage, very openly, in conversations about sexuality, women and body image from a Kenyan context.

Why I love it– Candid, engaging delivery, lots of anecdotes

Recommended Episode- Episode 6 and Episode 10 and for their important discussion on Body Image and Slut-Shaming respectively.

Consistency– Weekly-ish

Podcast published on iTunes and Soundcloud.





Otherwise? is a one-woman show hosted by digital strategist and businesswoman, Brenda Wambui. She offers incisive opinion and analysis on Kenyan current affairs.

Why I love it– Super informative, brief, thought-provoking, democratic topic-selection

Recommended Episode– Episode 15: “It’s President Trump!” for her commentary on Donald Trump’s election.

Consistency– Weekly, I think

Podcast published on iTunes, PlayerFM, Stitcher, Overcast and her website.


Hope you enjoy my list. I’d love to take some recommendations for some cool new podcasts!


© Tessy Maritim

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