April 2020 – by 1Rebel

The Official Rebel Lockdown List: Podcasts, Books & Albums

We asked our Rebel Army of trainers, front of house, cleaners and head office staff, how they’re embracing isolation and keeping themselves entertained and here’s our top picks to.

Missed part one? Ge the lowdown on all our Netflix and Deliveroo recommendations here.


Whether you need running motivation or something to help you drift off to sleep, our pick of the best podcasts has you covered. If you’re someone who likes things to be visual, a top tip is to have a pen and paper handy whilst you listen, so you can make a note of any key points or inspirational quotes. Could you pay it forward and send a snippet to a friend afterwards? You never know who you can inspire even from afar Rebels.

Diary, She Wrote, Michelle (HQ)

How To Fail – Elizabeth Day, Jono (Trainer)

The Receipts, Mel (Trainer)

The High Low, Clio (Trainer)

GossipMongers, Ed (Finance)

Desert Island Discs – Kirsty Young / Lauren Laverne, Megs (Trainer & GM)

School Of Greatness, Harper (Trainer)

Laid Bare, Vicky (HQ & Trainer)

That Peter Crouch Podcast, Angus (HQ)

Deliciously Ella, Abbie (Trainer)

Happy Place, Eliza (Trainer)

Ted Talks Daily, Jess (Trainer)

How I Built This by Guy Raz (on Apple only), Janine (Trainer)

Happy Place, Jess P (Trainer & FOH)

Under The Skin with Russell Brand, Carrie (Trainer)

“Is it in yet?” by The Tab, Marieca (Trainer)


Sometimes a good book is the best remedy. Allow yourself to release your mind and relax with one of these great reads. Why not start a virtual book club with friends or commit to switching off your phone an hour before bed and cosying up with one of our favourites instead?

Good Vibes, Good Life – Vex King, Mel (Trainer)

Fuck It Do What You Love – Jon Parkin, Matt (Trainer)

Shantaram -Gregory David Roberts, G (Trainer)

Rising Strong – Brene Brown, Jono (Trainer)

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle, Clio (Trainer)

This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay, Clementina (Trainer)

Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins, Jade (GM)

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway, Ed (Finance)

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, Megs (Trainer)

Brit-ISH – Afia Hirsch, Vicky (HQ & Trainer)

The Adulterants – Joe Dunthorne, Angus (HQ)

Happy – Derren Brown, Abbie (Trainer)

A History of the World – Andrew Marr, Funmi (HQ)

Behind Closed Doors – BA Paris, Gabby (Trainer)

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jess (Trainer)

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne, Janine (Trainer)

The Humans – Matt Haig, Joseph (HQ)

The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simmons, Amanda (Australia HQ)

My Thoughts Exactly – Lilly Allen, Carrie  (Trainer)

Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter, Marieca (Trainer)

Normal People – Sally Rooney, Millie (Trainer)

This Book Will Save Your Life – A.M. Homes, Lily (Trainer)


Whatever our Rebels are doing, guaranteed they’re doing it to a banging playlist. Here’s what we’re vibing out to right now. If you want the ultimate eclectic mix, add them altogether and pop them on shuffle.

Trapsoul – Bryson Tiller, Mel (Trainer)

Chixtape – Torey Lanez, Matt (Trainer)

Chilombo – Jhene Aiko, G (Trainer)

After Hours – The Weeknd, Nina (Trainer)

Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin, Ed (Finance)

99.9% – KAYTRANADA, Vicky (HQ & Trainer)

Get Lifted – John Legend, Angus (HQ)

Hypersonic Missiles – Sam Fender, Abbie (Trainer)

The Piano Album – PJ Morton, Jess (Trainer)

Through Water – Lapsley, Eliza (Trainer)

Hot Fuss – The Killers, Funmi (HQ)

Maribou State – Portraits/Kingdoms in Colour, Janine (Trainer)

Good at Falling – The Japanese House, Jess P (Trainer & FOH)

Second Sun – Calibre, Michelle (HQ)

Blonde  – Frank Ocean, Carrie (Trainer)

Sixteen Oceans – Four Tet, Marieca, (Front of House)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Millie (Trainer)

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