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7 Popular Podcasts for Lockdown


With most of us holed up at home, adapting to our new reality we are bringing you a collection of popular podcasts to keep you entertained! From delving deep into Scottish history and travel, to podcasts designed to draw you in and entertain, we’ve put together a selection we are sure you’ll love! And there’s one for the kids too.

1. Simply Scottish

If your trip to Scotland has been put on the back burner, why not take a dive into this podcast, exploring Scottish history and culture with a mix of traditional and modern Scottish music. Take a virtual trip to Scotland on every episode!

2. Common Language

George Bernard Shaw is attributed as saying that the US and UK are two countries separated by a common language. In this podcast, Helen, an American woman and Gavin, her Scottish husband, explore the accuracy of this statement, try to find commonalities, and embrace differences. New episodes every couple of weeks.

3. The Scottish Clans Podcast


If your planned trip to Scotland has been psotponed, fear not! The Scottish Clans Podcast is not just about Scottish History, this podcast is about all things relating to the Scottish Clans too. This could be an ideal time to research your family clan history.

4. Bibliophile – Golden Hare Bookshop

Golden Hare Bookshop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh is a beloved shop by locals and visitors alike. With a love of all things books, the independent booksellers have teamed up with authors to bring you Bibliophile, a podcast for all things books! They have had to close their shop for the moment but are continuing to feed the local community with book deliveries and podcasts.

5. Journey with Story – A Storytelling Podcast for Kids


Journey with Story is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3-10. These audio stories are told with a Celtic flavor and calming voice of Scottish author, Kathleen Pelley. She shares fairy tale stories, bedtime stories, classic stories, and her own original children’s audio stories.

6. UK True Crime Podcast

For any true crime enthusiasts, the weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.

7 . The Mental Illness Happy Hour 

And last but certainly not least, The Mental Illness Happy Hour.  Each episode of this world famous podcast explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking. As we are living in unprecedented times, this podcast could help you be more mindful. Their latest episode focuses on Coronavirus.


The Dickins team are working hard to towards finding how to best support our guests and homeowners during this time. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh just as soon as it is safe!

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