In this blog post, we are looking at popular podcasts in Kenya.
A podcast is a series of digital media files which are distributed over the internet, typically using RSS to keep an audience up-to-date. Podcasts can include video and audio content like music or radio shows.
They’re often published on specific dates within a set period while new episodes are automatically downloaded if you subscribe to that particular podcaster’s feed.
Some podcasts have information about their hosts such as who they are, what their qualifications might be for talking about the subject matter at hand, how long they’ve been broadcasting etc.
Here are the top five podcasts in Kenya;
a). Nipe Story
Nipe Story (Tell Me A Story) is a fortnightly Kenyan podcast that gives a voice to written short stories. This podcast is hosted by Kevin Mwachiro. @kevmwachiro
b). Legally Clueless
Legally Clueless is another popular podcast in Kenya.
It is a weekly podcast by Kenyan media personality & social activist: Adelle Onyango!!
Here, she documents her raw human journey as an evolving unapologetically African woman.
The podcast is a space where people get to know just how okay it is to not know or not have it all figured out.
It is also space where Africans share stories from their lives; stories that teach, make us cry, make us laugh – real, authentic African stories.
Another one of the popular podcasts in Kenya, and a rather slightly skewed look at life through the lens of three radio presenters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Every week G Money, Calvin and Andy Young chop it up on topics that they probably have no expertise in, but somehow it works!
The Mics Are Open is a random journey that meanders through three very different lives.
These guys are so good, you might even think that they are friends in real life!
Funny, irreverent, ground-breaking, genre-defying, and award-winning are all things that one day may be used to describe this show.
But for now, this is just two Nairobians in their twenties (and guests of course) talking about navigating life through the city and many other things (mainly many other things).
Another one of the popular podcasts in Kenya.
Join your favorite girl children, Nomusa and Adedana, for their take on being a diaspora squared on the continent.
Topics to look out for: current events, Africa’s tech space, development tropes, boss ladies, dating, and of course, Beyoncé.
The Afracanah podcast is published on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Stitcher.
What to do when listening to a podcast
Listen with an open mind and without judgment.
Look up the guest’s credentials beforehand so you have a better idea about what they’re talking about, who they are etc. Doing this will also allow us to critically analyze the information in coming episodes.
If you like it keep listening; if not listen on for just a few minutes before changing or stop completely. It’s your choice!
The only thing stopping anyone from enjoying podcasts is themselves because there really isn’t anything that makes them inherently impossible to enjoy unless one has some sort of aversion to sound which would make any type of audio content unenjoyable.
Other top Kenyan podcasts include;
- What is This
- Pros & Possibilities
- Life in Colours
- The A_dacity Podcast
- Africa Retooled
- The Human Interest Podcast with Evelyn Wambui
- Kenyan Musings with Wambui Muchiri
- Fifty First Coffees
- The Nexus
- Just Another Male Podcast
- The Backstory Podcast by Njoki Kihuna
- Gems & Nuggets Podcast Series by MaryAnne Mwaura
- Tings and Things
- Kilome Podcast
- Future Lab Africa
- Chubby Nairobi love
- Post Grad Space
- We’re Just Doing Us
- Clown in Transit
- It’s Related, I Promise
- The Diasporadicals Podcast
- I Have No Idea What I’m Doing
- Casting With The Feminist Witches by Ann H Kay
- Lex Pandemonium – Law topics
- Chini Ya Maji Podcast
- The African Literary Podcast by James Murua
- The China Africa Project
- The Chai Podcast
- Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee Podcast
- Amani Maranga Podcast
- The Cyco Podcast on YouTube and elsewhere(audio)
- The Q!NGShip Podcast
- Mike Kaloki podcast
- Frank Deya Podcast
- Cheki Podcast by Ciku Warema
- Overcome Today by Carol Oyola
- Fix Your Face Podcast by Addie & Kimmy
- Warrior of Light
- Brain Lenny Podcast
- The Lost Frequencies hosted by Byron Rozzay
- Sheila Maina’s The Quarantine Files
- Ado Veli Podcast –Kenyan Music Podcast by Penninah Wanjiru
- The Relationship Centre Podcast
- Simon Says podcast on YouTube
- The Friendly Troll
- Hope Says by Hopeful Nabalayo
- Tonee Ndung’u Podcast