48 episodes

Discover hidden gems from pop culture to pasta, hip-hop to history, and meet the comedians, musicians, and layabouts who love them.

List Envy is the collaborative list-building podcast where writer and comic Mark Steadman works with a special guest to build a top-five list on a topic they choose.

List Envy Mark Steadman

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Discover hidden gems from pop culture to pasta, hip-hop to history, and meet the comedians, musicians, and layabouts who love them.

List Envy is the collaborative list-building podcast where writer and comic Mark Steadman works with a special guest to build a top-five list on a topic they choose.

    Season 3 begins April 16th

    Season 3 begins April 16th

    List Envy is returning, with a brand new set of comedians, writers, performers, and layabouts. Join Mark and his guests every week as they continue to rank things in order from 1 to 5, so you don't have to.

    • 1 min
    Top 5 modern indie bands

    Top 5 modern indie bands

    Indie music blogger Kamala Adams joins Mark to discuss all things modern indie, and to define what “modern” means.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (05:22) - Kamala's pick: Porridge Radio

    (07:40) - Mark's pick: The Corteeners

    (10:28) - Kamala's pick: Wolf Alice

    (13:42) - Mark's pick: Maxïmo Park

    (16:28) - Kamala's pick: Blaenavon

    (19:04) - Mark's pick: Gerry Cinnamon

    (22:22) - Kamala's pick: The Vaccines

    (24:34) - Mark's pick: Nothing But Thieves

    (26:54) - Kamala's pick: Courting

    (29:26) - Mark's pick: Courtney Barnett

    (31:46) - Breakdown

    (38:30) - Building the final list

    (39:56) - Honourable mentions

    (43:56) - Honourable mentions
    Kamala setup and writes for The Indie Scene, a blog championing new music, with articles by a number of writers.

    • 50 min
    Top 5 albums of 2020

    Top 5 albums of 2020

    Mark talks vinyl and hunts down new music to enjoy, with music podcaster Elliott Farrar.

    (00:00) - Introduction
    (09:26) - Elliott's pick: Weird!, by Yungblud
    (13:04) - Mark's pick: RTJ4, by Run the Jewels
    (16:06) - Elliott's pick: Girlfriends, by Girlfriends
    (20:00) - Mark's pick: Women in Music Pt III, by Haim
    (21:24) - Elliott's pick: Grime MC, by Jme
    (32:50) - Mark's pick: Letter to You, by Bruce Springstein
    (36:30) - Elliott's pick: Fake it Flowers, by Beabadoobee
    (39:46) - Mark's pick: Saint Cloud, by Waxahatchee
    (42:50) - Elliott's pick: Foolish Loving Spaces, by Blossoms
    (46:02) - Mark's pick: Shore, by Fleet Foxes
    (48:58) - Turn over for Side B
    (51:30) - Building the final list
    (53:44) - Honourable mentions
    (56:04) - The Scratched Record Podcast
    Elliott is one half of the Scratched Record podcast, which you can find in all your usual podcast places, and which brings indie music artists out of the shadows and into your ears every Tuesday.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Top 5 ways to procrastinate

    Top 5 ways to procrastinate

    Mark is joined by super-talented singer-songwriter Bryony Williams. Bryony realised she could sing in her early teens, and spent most of her mid-to-late teens honing her craft. At nineteen she was in the electro-pop duo Field Harmonics, and has been recording solo since 2018.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (05:50) - Bryony's pick: Cleaning

    (08:02) - Mark's pick: Over-planning the task

    (13:28) - Bryony's pick: Spontaneous trips out with pals

    (17:58) - Mark's pick: Organising and taxonomising

    (21:20) - Brony's pick: The mobile

    (27:32) - Mark's pick: Putting the kettle on

    (29:00) - Bryony's pick: Bingewatching

    (33:26) - Mark's pick: Bothering the cats

    (37:12) - Silhouette, by Bryony Williams

    (38:52) - Building the final list

    (41:16) - Honourable mentions

    (44:52) - Van conversions
    You can get a limited edition copy of Bryony’s EP Growing / Fading, and follow her on Instagram or Twitter for more.

    • 52 min
    Top 5 positive tech developments for musicians

    Top 5 positive tech developments for musicians

    Mark kicks off a music mini-season with artist manager Ella Gregg, who’s been supporting emerging music artists since she was a teenager.
    Tech has always been an important aspect of Ella’s work, including her early days helping artists get their work played in films or adverts.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (07:20) - Ella's pick: Livestreaming

    (13:04) - Mark's pick: Loop pedal

    (18:22) - Ella's pick: Multi-participant video calling

    (23:50) - Mark's pick: Handheld SD card recorder

    (28:16) - Ella's pick: Digital audio workstations

    (34:58) - Mark's pick: Music distribution services

    (41:04) - Ella's pick: Music recognition algorithms

    (46:12) - MArk's pick: iPad

    (51:00) - Ella's pick: Social ads

    (56:48) - Mark's pick: YouTube

    (01:06:32) - Tech a break

    (01:09:16) - Building the final list

    (01:11:30) - Honourable mentions

    (01:13:06) - More of Ella Gregg
    You can find Ella at 321 Artists, where you can sign up for her mailing list to get exclusive downloads you won’t find elswhere.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Top 5 fictional librarians

    Top 5 fictional librarians

    Many people are intrigued by the depiction of their profession in popular fiction, and none more so than librarians, like this week’s guest Owen Stephens.

    (00:00) - Introduction
    (06:35) - Owen's pick: Bunny Watson
    (12:13) - Mark's pick: Horace Worblehat
    (18:33) - Owen's pick: Lirael
    (24:02) - Mark's pick: Mrs Phelps
    (28:26) - Owen's pick: Oswald Bates
    (34:32) - Mark's pick: Brooks Hatlen
    (39:06) - Owen's pick: Tammy 2
    (45:22) - Mark's pick: Joe Bookman
    (48:00) - Breaktime
    (51:00) - Building the final list
    (52:16) - Honourable mentions
    (01:04:00) - More of Owen Stephens
    You can follow @ostephens on Twitter, or find him working on the Folio open source library project.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

robmeh ,

Very entertaining

It’s like everything about real life but in five bullet point list form. A fun listen.

jenniferatierney ,

One of my top 5 podcasts ;-)

Mark is a charming and gracious host! He does a phenomenal job of turning the exercise of list making into an entertaining listen. I love the variety of guests and topics. There’s definitely something for everyone.

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Critical Role
Critical Role
Duck Call Room
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
ClutterBug - Organize, Clean and Transform your Home
Clutterbug
Fallout Lorecast - The Fallout Video Game & TV Lore Podcast
Robots Radio
Past Gas by Donut Media
Donut
The Quiz
Fox News Podcasts