Lockdown Fun: Podcasts, blogs, books and people to keep you sane and entertained


Lockdown means we all have more time on our hands. Here are some of Fun Agency's favourite podcasts, blogs, books and people which we find interesting to help keep you inspired and your creative juices flowing. From creative agency, marketing, advertising stuff, to funny, odd strange stuff. So put your feet up and have a listen (or a look.)


FUN RECOMMENDS: PODCASTS


Behind the Billboard

Podcast series telling the stories behind some of the greatest billboards of all time. From classic old school 48 sheets to cutting edge digital installations. Discover the people, processes and preposterous ideas that have brought these billboards to life.


Monocle: The Entrepreneurs

The most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.


No Such Things As A Fish

A podcast series produced and presented by the researchers behind the BBC Two panel game QI. In it each of the researchers, present their favourite fact that they have come across that week.


Creative Rebels

Inspiring interviews with creative people who have rebelled against the 9-5.


Adam Buxton

British comedian talks with interesting people. Funny, serious, ramblings.


Under the Skin with Russell Brand

What's beneath the surface of people we admire. Guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts.


David Sedaris

American humorist David Sedaris reads from his extensive collection of comedy essays. Fun, heartwarming. A humans view of humans.


Grounded with Louis Theroux

Stuck at home like the rest of us, Louis has tracked down some high-profile people to talk to.


BBH Labs

The amazing BBH creative agency podcast that is not just about the work they produce, but what drives the people and the agency to create the work. Difference, the black sheep and zagging when everyone is zigging


WildThing (about Bigfoot!)

Believe in Bigfoot or do you think it's a load of rubbish? The host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods, and in the lab trying to answer the question. Do they exist!


FUN RECOMMENDS: BLOGS AND STUFF


Stuff from the loft: DaveDye.co.uk

DaveTrott.co.uk

TheDoBook.co

HiutDenim.co.uk

AdsOfTheWorld.com

http://sellsellblog.blogspot.com


FUN RECOMMENDS: BOOKS

Links are to Amazon, other retailers and actual nice physical book shops are also available!


It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

Truth Lies and Advertising by Jon Steel

Hegarty On Advertising by John Hegarty

Hegarty On Creativity by John Hegarty

One + One = Three by Dave Trott

Now Try Something Weirder by Michael Johnson

Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite by Paul Arden

Hey Whipple Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan

Alchemy: The surprising power of ideas that don't make sense by Rory Sutherland

How To Make Better Advertising And Advertising Better: The Manifesto for a New Creative by Vic Polkinghorne and Andy Palmer

The Copy Book: How some of the best advertising writers in the world write their advertising by D&AD


FUN RECOMMENDS: PEOPLE

Find them, stalk them (remotely obviously). Some are only on Linkedin, some are only on Twitter or Instagram.


Mark Ritson

Vikki Ross

Mark Shayler

Shoreditch Sketcher

Mike Coulter

Mark Denton

Real Hackney Dave

Peter Levitan

Ad Contrarian

Ryan Wallman

New Yorker Cartoons


If you have any recommendations we'd love to hear them.


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