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10 of the best BBC Sounds podcasts

10 of the best BBC Sounds podcasts


With BBC Sounds now available on Virgin TV, why not treat your ears to some of the best shows around?

By Virgin TV Edit

Listen up! The BBC Sounds app is now available through Virgin TV, which means you have a world of note-perfect entertainment waiting to be discovered – including live radio, specially curated playlists and loads of fascinating podcasts about pretty much everything.


With the new TV app, you’ll be able to choose to listen live to any of the BBC’s national radio stations or your local radio stations, or pick where you left off with your favourite podcast with the Continue Listening function.


It also offers up recommendations based on your listening habits and the ability to browse categories, whether you’re into true crime podcasts or you need something to make you laugh (vital at the moment!) in the Comedy category.


And for radio stations, when you’re listening to a live show, you’ll get the live track information – and the full tracklist if you’re listening to a mix. And if you want to listen to your favourite podcast for hours on end, the BBC Sounds TV app has a screensaver to avoid screen burn.


Speaking of podcasts, read on to discover ten of the best available to listen to right now…


1. That Peter Crouch Podcast

The former England striker and part-time robot explores the beautiful game in his own irreverent way.


2. Must Watch

Get clued up on the best (and worst) TV shows on the box, thanks to this weekly guide hosted by three top telly experts.


3. The Self-Isolation Podcast

Sound advice, life hacks and laughter make up this twice-weekly podcast that’s designed to help you get through the coronavirus pandemic.


4. Beyond Bollywood

BBC Asian Network’s Haroon Rashid brings you all the latest news and star interviews from the world of Bollywood.


5. Desert Island Discs

Lauren Laverne, host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

Listen to over two thousand episodes of the iconic radio series, which asks celebrity guests to pick the music that’s soundtracked their remarkable lives.


6. All Hail Kale

Wondering what’s best for your mind and body right now? Award-winning journalist Tim Samuels serves up some answers with a side of humour.


7. Fake Heiress

Anna Delvey caused a scandal when it was revealed she tricked New York’s high society into thinking she was worth millions. This compelling true crime podcast investigates her rise and fall.


8. 13 Minutes To The Moon

Discover the incredible stories of NASA’s missions to the moon – and be wowed by Hans Zimmer’s epic theme music.


9. Match Of The Day: Top 10

From great goalscorers to cracking captains, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer put their brains together to pick the best of the best.


10. You’re Dead To Me

Comedians and historians join host Greg Jenner to discuss the past. Whatever your level of historical knowledge, expect to learn something new.


How to listen to BBC Sounds on Virgin Media

If you have a Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press Home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select BBC Sounds

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