Sunday Tittle Tattle: At Home With…

at home with lily and anna podcast

I’ve really started to get into podcasts. I know that I’m at the risk of being late to every single party going at the moment (first lip liner, now podcasts, next I’ll be raving about, I don’t know, MySpace or something) but I like to tell people about my discoveries just in case they’ve been hiding under a bigger rock than me. Living in a deeper cave.

So yes, podcasts. In case you have been living in the deepest cave, podcasts are series of audio recordings that you can subscribe to – a bit like a boxset, except that you listen to them rather than watch. I’m not really big on listening – Mr AMR has to have the radio on for every waking minute of the day, whereas I enjoy a complete, monasterial silence – but podcasts aren’t really like the radio. They’re more structured and they’re (usually) edited so that you get all of the good stuff and non of the bumph.

I’ve had a load of podcasts waiting on my iPhone since last year and it’s only recently that I’ve started to work my way through the list. I like to leave them running when I’m feeding the baby or taking still-life photos or doing stuff in the kitchen.

podcast at home with

This week, I’ve been listening to my friends Lily and Anna and their new podcast At Home With…, grinning like a total goon because I’m so very proud of them. Not only did they shoot right to the top of the podcast chart before their first episode had even aired, they came up with a great idea that’s totally moreish and – if this makes any sense at all – stylish in your ears.

The basic premise of the show (show? series?) is that Anna (from The Anna Edit) and Lily (from Lily Pebbles) visit the homes of people they admire and poke around the place whilst asking pertinent questions. The guests remain a mystery until the podcast episode goes live, so I can’t tell you about future guests, but so far they’ve snooped around the wardrobe of fabulous Glamour editor Jo Elvin and talked interiors and kittens with stylish lover-of-pink-things Kate La Vie. It’s like an updated version of Through the Keyhole, except that you have to use your imagination more and the content feels as though it might be a feature that you’d see in a glossy magazine or coffee table book. Stylish, but not visually stylish. It’s stylish in your ears, as I said before. A little nonsensically. It still makes no sense, probably.

But moving on: I have only one criticism of At Home With, and that’s the fact that Lily and Anna haven’t asked me to be on it. Yet. Obviously they’re waiting, biding their time so that I land on a special anniversary episode or something. Yes, that’s it. I’m going to be a star guest. No pressure girls. Ha!

You can subscribe to At Home With… on iTunes here – it’s completely free. I’ve been racing through a few more series of podcasts, so I’ll be back with another recommendation and confusing description next week. Earphones at the ready…

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  1. May 21, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I used to love podcasts for commute or doing chores, but after I had kids, I embraced every second of silence I could get. This two made me start listening to podcasts again, but this is more because I love hearing them chat, I don´t think this will become a regular thing.

    • May 22, 2017 / 7:37 am

      Ha, maybe that’s why I’m even more noise sensitive now. Sometimes I dream of just going and parking in a lay-by and closing my eyes to silence.. : )
      Though after a few minutes I start to feel anxious if they’re both quiet..

  2. Julia Fox
    May 21, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Ruth, I too am a very recent podcast convert. As with so many things, my sister keeps telling me how great something is…and I don’t listen to her and then give it a go about a decade later. I’ll check out the At home with… series. Oh, and lipliners! Thanks for the tips

  3. Lizzie
    May 21, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I really recommend The Guilty Feminist podcasts. Very funny.

  4. Lizzie
    May 21, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Didn’t realise this was a Gleam advert. Disappointed.

    • May 22, 2017 / 7:34 am

      How is this a “Gleam advert”?! Lily and Anna are really good friends of mine. I would have thought it would be warming to see someone support her friends, not disappointing!

      • May 22, 2017 / 9:22 am

        I love their series. I like listening to podcasts occasionally on my drive to and from work. I am a fan of audio books too but the narrator has to have a decent voice and not too annoying!

        I would love them to do a Caroline Hirons one too because I think she would give a lot of LOL’s (As well as you obviously)


        • May 22, 2017 / 9:23 am

          Oh not sure why my comment has appeared here and not under the normal bit.

      • Emily
        May 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

        It most definitely is, Ruth. You ladies all seem like people that would be equally as lovely in real life. Also – Lily and Anna! Definitely interview Ruth!! ;)

      • Lizzie
        May 28, 2017 / 8:15 am

        I still think with all the great podcasts out there, made without the support Lily and Anna have got and the power their names have, kicking off with members of your fellow management company is a bit of an advert. But I admire you for posting my comment and responding, Ruth.

  5. Nina
    May 21, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I love listening to the radio – entertainment whilst getting the jobs done. A friend introduced me to podcasts a couple of months back and they are brilliant! All the distraction of radio but I can choose the subject matter. Happy Days!

  6. Kathryn
    May 21, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love podcasts while I’m at the gym or doing mundane stuff around the house. My latest discovery is The Guilty Feminist, which makes me laugh out loud while folding the washing.

  7. May 21, 2017 / 11:01 am

    YES, you should totally be a star guest on At Home With…!

  8. Heystella
    May 21, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I will give their podcast a go … I gave up their vlogs because of all the giggling … it was really annoying

  9. Lisa
    May 21, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Hi Ruth, it would be great if you could do a podcast, say, on The Emma Guns Show!

  10. bella
    May 21, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I haven’t been on the podcast train because I am like your husband– I love the radio on, especially in the car, where I can sing very loud and dance around!

    • May 22, 2017 / 7:36 am

      Haha! Yeah I don’t mind radio in the car, but I’m sort of a noise freak at home!

  11. Sally Smith
    May 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Get yourself to the following podcasts IMMEDIATELY. That’s an order.
    -My Dad Wrote A Porno (blimmin hilarious)
    -This American Life (always a classic)
    -Serial, series 1. Don’t bother with series 2
    -S Town (possibly the most incredible of all podcasts ever made)
    -The Emma Guns show is good for beauty buffs

    • May 22, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Oh my God, MDWAP is amazing, that’s next week’s post! : )

    • Mansi
      May 26, 2017 / 11:38 am

      My dad wrote a porno- this one seriously is the tits- for some reason, I always end up listening to this in Uber whilst trying my hardest not to laugh like a drain!
      Checking out everything else you mentioned- thankyou. x

  12. Maireaddy
    May 22, 2017 / 6:48 am

    BBC- especially Radio 4 – has many of the best. Friday Night Comedy, More or Less, 50 Things that made the Modern Economy, The Inquiry.

    • Lizzie
      May 24, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Friday Night Comedy is the best!

  13. May 22, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I’ll put my hand up and say – I’ve been living in a deeper cave! Just haven’t managed to get into podcasts yet but I really want to because I always hear so many recommendations…it’s just that I never remember to listen to them. Definitely need to get on the bandwagon soon!
    Sophie xxx

  14. Savannah
    May 22, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    I honestly have never been too excited about podcasts as I too am a fan of singing (out of tune) along, but you did make this particular podcast sound very intriguing. Might have to give in and listen! x

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