Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

2021 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

Gifts
37 Of The Best Christmas Gifts Under $50

The festive season can cause havoc to your bank account. You want to be a gift-giving legend but you also need to be able to put food on the…

U:L By You
10 Of The Best True Crime Podcasts As Chosen By You

It’s official, we’re straight up obsessed with true crime. And for the real super sleuths among us, there never is enough true…

Podcasts & Books
15 Of The Best Feminist Books To Check Out

Whether you’re a baby feminist or a seasoned equality fighter, this list covers the freshest feminist reads from Australian and…

U:L By You
10 Of The Best Books To Read Right Now, As Chosen By You

Whether you’re a life-long bookworm or you’ve never quite gotten into reading, now is the perfect time to fall in love with…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Books To Celebrate Pride All Year Round

LGBTQI+ voices may traditionally be marginalised in literature, however, this is slowly but surely changing as the queer community’s…

Podcasts & Books
Get Sucked Into Some Serious Page-Turners With 8 Of The Best Fiction Books

When you spend your day looking from your laptop to your phone, then back to your laptop again, sometimes a screen detox is exactly what you…

Podcasts & Books
8 Of The Best Rewatch Podcasts To Get Nostalgic About

We’re never quite ready to let go of our favourite TV shows. We miss the laughs, plot twists, dramas, relationships, cliffhangers,…

TV & Movies
One Of Our Favourite True Crime Podcasts Is Turning Into A TV Show

We consider ourselves connoisseurs of true crime entertainment here at Urban List. A new eerie podcast—we’ve listened to it…

Podcasts & Books
8 History Podcasts That Will Help You Relearn The World As You Know It

History podcasts—they’re juicy, they’re plumpin’ and they’ve got all the tea that will make you light up the…

Podcasts & Books
Feel Inspired With 8 Of The Very Best Podcasts For Women, By Women

With International Women’s Day before us, what better way to get yourself prepared than listening to some podcasts that are hosted by…

Podcasts & Books
8 Female-Written Books To Sink Your Literary Teeth Into This Year

While the pool of epic female-written books is deeper than ever, we could write about Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Harper Lee all-day…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Now And Beyond

Bless your ears with these incredible LGBTQI+ podcasts that will make you laugh and cry with their raw, honest and hilarious storytelling.…

Podcasts & Books
5 Audiobooks On Spotify You Need To Listen To Right Now

Simply put, audiobooks are a way to cheat your way into being a literary legend. So you might have hit up good old Sparknotes in your senior…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

2020 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

Podcasts & Books
Bring On Witch Lords And Curses In 6 Of The Most Spellbinding Fantasy Books

Fantasy books are peak escapism at its finest. From abandoned towns and bewitching worlds to dark curses and sacred artefacts, these…

Entertainment
Scare Yourself Stupid With Shudder, The New Horror-Only Streaming Service

Slasher fans—and Aucklanders who’ve exhausted every other streaming platform available—can rejoice in the news that New…

TV & Movies
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Your Next Movie Obsession, Where The Crawdads Sing

If lockdown gifted us one thing, it was the chance to finally catch up on all those books (and let's be honest, TV shows) that…

Podcasts & Books
Listen In, This 101 Is The Ultimate Guide To Making Your Own Binge-Worthy Podcast

These days, it’s almost as if every person and their dog has a podcast. If you really wanted, you could piece one together with the…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Astrology Books You Need To Check Out

If you haven’t asked your friend, co-worker or COVID crush precisely what time they were born so you could figure out their…

Podcasts & Books
Get Educated, This Legend Just Turned Your Most Googled Sex Questions Into A Podcast

Think back to when you first learned about sex.  Perhaps you were sitting in a classroom, fixated on an educational VHS starring…

Music
Bow Down, Beyoncé Is Dropping A Visual Album On Disney+

Oh, queen Bey, how we have missed you! In news that the world truly needs right now, Beyoncé has announced she’s finally…

Entertainment
Meet The Private Investigator From Chasing Charlie, Your Next True-Crime Podcast Obsession

The new true-crime podcast series Chasing Charlie is about as Juicy as they come. The seven-part series follows an eight-year chase of New…

Podcasts & Books
Spice Up Your Life With 8 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Worth Listening To

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Podcasts & Books
Get Ready To Heat Things Up In The Kitchen With This Sensual Bread Cookbook

Right now, couples are home quarantining, spending more time together than ever before — and they’re baking bread together in…

Podcasts & Books
Bless Your Ears With Daniel Radcliffe’s Live Reading Of Harry Potter

While we loved binging the craziness that was Netflix’s Tiger King, sometimes we need a hit of wholesomeness, and it doesn’t get…

Travel
7 Of The Most Life-Changing Travel Books To Immerse Yourself In This Year

From the Australian Outback to huge sand dunes in the heart of the Orkney Islands—travel books will transport you to places all over…

Podcasts & Books
Listen Up, Louis Theroux Is About To Bless Our Ears With A Podcast Series

Rejoice, the doyen of documentaries, Louis Theroux, is finally set to release a podcast thanks to the good folk at the BBC. Titled Grounded…

Podcasts & Books
Hitch A Ride With 6 Books That Will Transport You To A Different Place

Thanks to the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19, we’re working from home, exercising at home and socialising at home. Even if you love…

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Hamilton Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

Lockdown is in full swing and we're missing our favourite Hamilton haunts more than ever. Anyone else desperate for a burger and/or a…

Travel
Dream Of Your Next Trip With 8 Of The Juiciest Travel Podcasts

If you thought Instagram and YouTube was the only vice to satisfy your travel bug, think again. The number of travel podcasts to dig into…

Podcasts & Books
Watch Time Go By With These 8 Long Reads Perfect For Isolation

Found yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Who would have thought? Get comfy, switch on your reading light and unleash your…

Podcasts & Books
Chill Out With 9 Of The Best Podcasts For Mindfulness And Meditation

There’s no denying it, times are tough and confusing as hell right now. Physical distancing and the general daily news headlines can…

Podcasts & Books
Plug Into This Inspiring Podcast Breaking Down The Stigma Around Mental Health

Our love affair with podcasts runs deep and this month is no exception. As per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of…

The Binge
Tune Into Netflix’s Juicy New Docudrama On The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire

Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list. Here's…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s Your Chance To Sit Down With The Mastermind Behind The Handmaid’s Tale

With news dropping this week that The Handmaid’s Tale season four will commence filming this March, our curiosity on the future of…

Podcasts & Books
Plug Into This Epic New Crime Podcast From The Makers Of Dirty John

While most of us are easing back into work after a few glorious weeks off, you’re going to need something good to listen to on your…

Podcasts & Books
5 Epic Beach Reads You Need To Devour This Summer

The temps have peaked, the days longer and beaches are becoming our second home—which can only mean one thing, summer is well and…

Health & Beauty
Spice Up Your Life With 7 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Around

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Podcasts & Books
Drop Everything And Plug Into The New True Crime Podcast From The Creator Of Dirty John

When LA Times reporter Christopher Goffard released a little-known podcast by the name of Dirty John last year, true crime buffs lost their…

TV & Movies
Here’s Why You Need To Jump On The Disney+ Bandwagon Now

Until now, your Friday nights and long-haul flights have most definitely been loaded with all the Netflix, Stan and Neon content. Now, brace…

Podcasts & Books
8 Of The Most Life Changing Career Books Worth Getting Around

If charging up your career game has been a priority this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Sure, Barefoot Investor definitely…

The Binge
Cue The Insomnia, This Creepy Cult Podcast Will Keep You Up At Night

This month we’re vibing all things crime and cult-related (it is, after all nearly Halloween). We’ve even uncovered a seriously…

The Binge
Living Undocumented Is The New Series Produced By Selena Gomez You Need To Binge

Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list. Here's…

The Binge
The Politician Is The Gripping New Netflix Show You Need To Watch

Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list. Here's…

Podcasts & Books
6 Of The Best Wellness Podcasts You Should Be Chilling Out To

In case you’ve been out of the podcast loop, wellness is the new true-crime. And though speculating on all things mysterious is fun,…

Podcasts & Books
Expand Your Mind With 6 Of The Best Books On Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is often something we overlook as a part of our wellness, but being mindful can really help to get you in tune with…

Podcasts & Books
We’ve Found Your Fave New Crime Podcast And It’s Voiced By Lisa Simpson

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of right now, it’s true crime podcasts, so we’re always a little giddy when…

Podcasts & Books
Praise Be, Handmaid’s Tale Is Getting An Eerie Sequel

While we endure the long and anxious wait for season four of The Handmaid’s Tale to hit our screens (and find out if June ever…

Fashion
Psst, We Know Where You Can Nab The Best Vintage Threads In Auckland

It’s pretty well established that Auckland is full of cool, hip and unique things to do. So it’s only fitting that we…

Podcasts & Books
Ghosthunter Is The Haunting New True Crime Podcast You Need To Start Now

Get your headphones ready, a brand new true crime podcast has dropped and it’s the only thing you need to binge this week.…

The Binge
6 Podcasts You Need To Get Into This Month

Somehow, July has become betterment month. We’ve got podcasts to help you manage your money, your love life, and adulting in general.…

Podcasts & Books
4 New Harry Potter Books Are Dropping And Here’s Everything To Know

In news more magical than the world of Hogwarts itself, Pottermore Publishing has just announced plans to drop a sling of short, non-fiction…

The Binge
The Best Books To Read This Month

This month, there’s a relatable Millennial saga, The New Me, a proper laugh out loud with Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicomb and a mystical…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Season Of Casefile

On 23 March, Australian podcast juggernaut Casefile officially confirmed the next sling of true-crime episodes on the horizon. So perk your…

Podcasts & Books
Praise Be, The Handmaid’s Tale Sequel Has A Release Date

If you’re a fan of the dystopian tale known as The Handmaid’s Tale, you’re going to want to listen up here. Author…

Entertainment
These Headphones Actually Adjust To Your Hearing And Welcome To The Future

Magical may be the unofficial word to coin this headphone (it’s all innovative tech and music-loving scientists, engineers and…

Wellness
7 Slow Lit Podcasts To Help You Get A Decent Night’s Sleep

Fun fact; we’ll sleep for a third of our lives. Granted, we’re all pretty clued up on why sleeping is so good for a happy,…

Podcasts & Books
The Greats | The Best New Podcasts Of 2018

There have been a ton of great new podcasts out in 2018 and other not-so-new-ones that had strong seasons. But like with anything…

Podcasts & Books
Level Up Your Foodie Game With These New Cookbooks

It’s true that New Zealand is blessed with multiple outstanding restaurants and cafes it takes an effort to stay home and…

Podcasts & Books
Settle In, Call Me By Your Name Is Getting A Book Sequel

It may be too soon to anticipate an on-screen reunion with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer but—big news—a Call Me By…

Entertainment
The Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

Got an entertainment buff you need to please? From retro arcade games to stylish sound systems, we’ve got something that will have…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s The True-Crime Podcast To Binge After You Finish Teacher’s Pet

For those of you who can’t get enough of True-Crime podcasts, boy do we have some news for you. Yep, this one’s for when…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

Welcome back to the weekend legends and congrats for surviving the nine to five hustle. For the weekend, here’s everything you need to…

Podcasts & Books
The Binge | BOOKS

We’re kicking off a new Book Club series today, so settle down and get comfy. Maybe pop the kettle on. Every month we’ll be…

Podcasts & Books
Three New Harry Potter Books Are Being Released in October

It has been over ten years since the release of the last part to the iconic Harry Potter series but the love for these books is everlasting.…

TV & Movies
Kevin Kwan (Author Of Crazy Rich Asians) About His Most Memorable Moment On Set

Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm when it was released in 2013. And, this month the film hit theatres and you’d pretty much…

Music
Where To Buy Vinyl In Auckland

Forget about tape players and CD’s, today’s music is all about streaming—or is it? There’s one form of music…

Podcasts & Books
12 Classic Novels You Should Have Read By 25

Guys, reading is cool (why do I feel incredibly lame typing that??). It was around way before Netflix (or uh, the internet) was a…

Podcasts & Books
10 Historical Fiction Novels You Should Get Your Hands On Now

The recent success of shows like Call the Midwife, The Crown and good ol’ Downton Abbey proves that we all love a cheeky bit of…

Entertainment
Listen Up, Wrong Skin Is Not Your Average True-Crime Podcast

All you true-crime fans, it’s time to stop what you’re doing and download Wrong Skin ASAP. Done? Fab. Now here’s the…

Podcasts & Books
9 Books That Will Make Your Life Instantly Better

While there’s no quick fix to turning your life into a Disney movie, there’s something to be said for a good self-help book.…

News
This Iconic Auckland Bookstore Has A New Location!

Auckland’s favourite bookstore, The Hard To Find Bookshop, has moved from their iconic Onehunga spot to a brand new location in Eden…

Podcasts & Books
9 TED Talks You Need To Listen To Right Now

Settle in team, it’s time to get inspired (in a BIG way). We all know TED talks as inspiring talks by some of the world’s most…

Podcasts & Books
20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

​In a world where there are movie adaptations of just about every book ever written, we’re at risk of forgetting the joy…

What's On
What Not To Miss At The Auckland Writers Festival 2018

Calling all journos, poets, writers, performers, readers, and playwrights: the Auckland’s Writers Festival is back for another year…

Podcasts & Books
10 Autobiographies You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

Sometimes there are stories inside that are bound to be told. And, thankfully, great people, hurt people, vulnerable people and people who…

Career
The Secret Way To Up Your A-Game At Work

If you’re into a boring daily routine of eat, sleep, work, repeat, with no hope of a holiday any time soon, it might be time to change…

Podcasts & Books
The Best Podcasts To Make You Laugh Out Loud

We get it, sometimes you need a little somethin’ somethin’ to pick you up and have a little laugh at. Thankfully, this world is…

Podcasts & Books
7 Celebrity Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Some celebs just won’t quit with one skill. No, they’re set on showing us just how damn talented they are across all of the…

Podcasts & Books
10 Books That Will Change The Way You Think

John Green once wrote great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. Naturally, reading is a subjective process,…

Podcasts & Books
The 18 Greatest Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

You could say soundtracks are the make or break of a film…or maybe we’re just being dramatic…like a good soundtrack…

Podcasts & Books
10 Documentaries You Should Binge The Hell Out Of This Month

All right, you true crime pervs. We’re back for another month of watching shows about real things happening to real people in real…

Podcasts & Books
7 Thrillers You Won’t Be Able To Put Down (Because They’re That Damn Good)

Both Gone Girl and Girl on the Train set the stage for a new era of psychological thriller—one with a female lead who is imperfect,…

Podcasts & Books
Everything You Should Be Binge Watching This Month

We’re currently knee deep in awards seasons, but while everyone’s going mental for the latest film to hit the big screen,…

Podcasts & Books
All The Documentaries You Should Be Watching This Month

They say truth is stranger than fiction, but those people probably never watched Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.…

Entertainment
9 Books That Will Become Movies in 2018

2018 is set to be an epic year for seeing all of your favourite books come to life on screen. Even though us reading enthusiasts will…

Podcasts & Books
8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

Put down that damn Jodi Picoult novel because we’ve dug up the best Aussie true crime books on the market just in time for Christmas,…

Podcasts & Books
8 Podcasts To Listen To Over The Hols That Don’t Suck

If you've not yet gotten into podcasts (seriously, what have you been doing?), this holiday season is the perfect…

Homewares & Interiors
Karen Walker’s Latest Pop-Up Is What Dreams Are Made Of

There were two types of people in Auckland on Friday night—the one who got rowdy at Drake, or the one who had cake and tea at a…

What's On
All of The Markets You Need to Visit This November

There’s no doubt about it, we love ourselves a good market any day of the week but with Christmas fast approaching we are even more…

What's On
50 Things To Do In Auckland Under $50

Have a nifty fifty in your pocket and not sure what to do with it? Worry not, because there’s plenty of cheap things to do in…

Podcasts & Books
Google’s New Earbuds Can Translate 40 Languages In Real Time

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone who can speak more than one language? It's part awe, part pure jealousy and part…

What's On
All Of The Auckland Markets You Need To Hit This October

Warmer weather and longer days are among us with Spring in full force! And with Christmas creeping closer (12 weeks to go!!), our favourite…

Art & Design
10 Shops For People Who Are Totally Stationery Obsessed

There’s two types of people in this world. There’s those who keep their workspace minimal—a ball point pen and a…