Most recommended podcasts, apps, sites in 2018: Our guest editors’ favourites.

Each week, we invite a lively household name to share with us their favourite sites, blogs, podcasts, apps and social media feeds. Their answers are gripping, useful and inspirational. Time and again, certain sites keep getting recommended. Here, we present the things they mentioned most in 2018.


Desert Island Discs
The timeless format of the BBC’s iconic radio programme never fails to disappoint.

The High Low
Sparky millennials Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes discuss the pop culture and news issues of the week.

How I Built This
A compelling narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built.

Desert Island Dishes
Margie Nomura chats to guests about food, their go-to recipes and more.


The Modern House
This visionary estate agency – and its award-winning, intelligent, design-led website of dreams – stands out a mile.

The Pool

A brilliant, news-lead platform for women who are too busy to browse the internet each day.


The influential fashion behemoth that delivers high-end clothes and accessories in exquisite packaging.


Tim Berners Lee
The man we have to thank for it all – he is best known as the inventor of the world wide web.

Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook’s billionaire COO and a vociferous champion for women in the workplace.


James Blunt (@jamesblunt)
The singer has a feisty old time on Twitter, with his razor-sharp jokes and comebacks.

Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran)
The Times columnist and feminist writer isn’t afraid of a scuffle or two on Twitter.



Safe and reliable cab rides at the tap of a button.


A brilliant task-management app that enables you and your team to work in perfect unison.


A friendship app that connects local like-minded mothers with each other.



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December 2018