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.
Inspiring interviews with creative people who have rebelled against the 9-5.
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.
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.
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
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
FUN RECOMMENDS: PEOPLE
Find them, stalk them (remotely obviously). Some are only on Linkedin, some are only on Twitter or Instagram.
Real Hackney Dave
New Yorker Cartoons
If you have any recommendations we'd love to hear them.