Top 27 things to read, listen and watch this summer you should know about

These podcasts, books, blogs and shows should definitely be on your list.

Whether you are enjoying a carefree summer holiday or having your daily commute to work, there’s nothing better than taking a moment to relax with a good book, alongside with modern technology’s perks (no, we are not talking about social media), don’t you agree? 

It’s been a while since you spend those few minutes doing some like this, though? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Take a look at our summer guide that will get you ready for some serious binge-watching/reading/listening.



Let’s face it. Podcasts are a thing right now. Journalists, bloggers, professionals, millennials – pretty much everyone can host a brilliant conversation from politics and environment to fashion and technology. Whether at home, commuting or relaxing, basically any listening environment is enough to enjoy those unique and engaging episodes right now.

  1. The Business of Fashion Podcast is a must for every fashion lover. Hear the story behind the most popular sustainable footwear brands Veja, rapidly changing beauty industry, fashion’s role in plastic pollution and much more. Listen here. 
  2. Again, if you truly enjoy all things fashion, Fashion Unzipped by The Telegraph should be on your listening list. Listen here.
  3. Feminists don’t wear pink with Scarlett Curtis. This journalist and activist interviews inspiring women about what feminism means to them. Listen here.
  4. Recorded in the of a live audience, comedian Deborah Frances-White talks about “big topics all 21st-century feminists agree on” in The Guilty Feminist Comedy Podcast. Listen here.
  5. Anyone interested in pop culture and current affairs should check out The High Low weekly podcast co-hosted by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. Listen here.
  6. Hosted by Simon Hill, The Plant Proof Podcast is a great source of inspiration and information for everyone interested in conscious plant-based life and health nutrition. Listen here.
  7. Deliciously Ella Podcast by Ella and Matthew Mills brings you an honest conversation about all things mental and physical health. Listen here.


Digital read

Podcasts may be a thing, but good old blogs are still not going anywhere. These creative channels are a great way to get informed, inspired and entertained in an untraditional way while having an authentic and personal experience. If you are looking for a quick fashion, beauty and lifestyle inspo, these are Feedspot’s must-read online destinations you will truly enjoy.

Good old-fashion books

We love all the perks of a modern day technology, but there’s nothing like the experience of holding a book in your hands. Whether you are looking for a chick-lit read, summer cookbook or a best-selling novel, these most anticipated book releases might be something to consider.

  1. This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. A book that teaches the reader how to become an informed and determined activist in the front line of the most urgent and important cause of our times – climate change. Available here. Buy here. 
  2. Green: Veggie and vegan meals for no-fuss weeks and relaxed weekends. Author Elly Pear shared part vegan, part vegetarian easy and delicious recipes. Buy here. 
  3. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century. Gelong Thubten explores the nature of happiness and explains how to bring meditation into our busy 21st-century lives with simple yet effective exercises. Buy here. 


New releases on Netflix

Good thing you can take Netflix anywhere with you! By downloading the Netflix app you can watch your favourite programmes while on the go and without an internet connection. So what’s July’s lineup, you wonder?

  1. Stranger Things Season 3. Available here.
  2. Queer Eye Season 4. Available here.
  3. Orange Is the New Black Season 7. Available here.
  4. Original films: Point Blank (an ER nurse unwillingly partners with an injured murder suspect to save his pregnant wife), Secret Obsession (a woman wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack just to realise the danger is far from over), Kidnapping Stella (German drama about a woman who uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors’ carefully laid plans), Girls with balls (teen drama about women’s volleyball team who has to fight for their lives against a group of hunters)
  5. Must-watch cinema hits: Sully (the true story of the pilot who landed a plane on New York’s Hudson River), The Hunger Games Series starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bridesmaids (2011), Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron, The Hangover (2009), Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (who doesn’t like a story about a magical nanny who returns to help the children through a difficult time in their lives)
  6. Stand-up specials: Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed

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