So maybe I’m behind the times, but recently I started listening to podcasts. Now whenever the radio keeps playing the same songs over & over again, I just plug in my phone and listen to a podcast. Genius!
I started listening to the Serial podcast along with the rest of America. But I found that I had a hard time staying focused for the entire hour or so. I would doze off, get bored, or just not be able to sit there and focus. I didn’t spend much time in the car then, so it didn’t dawn on me to listen to them while driving.
Now it seems like I spend a lot of time driving around town for various reasons, so listening to a podcast while commuting works out perfectly.
Here’s what I’m listening to:
-That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs. Listen. I love Annie. I want to be her best friend. I loved her books Let’s All Be Brave and Looking for Lovely, so it just made sense to start listening to her podcast. She interviews her friends and talks about things that sound fun, so it’s really a win win.
-How I Built This by Guy Raz: a fairly new podcast launched by NPR, this podcast focuses on (you guessed it) how people built things. Episodes include the founder of Spanx, Clif Bars, Instagram, and a few others. Very interesting insight, as well as inspiration to never give up on your dreams.
-The Love What Matters Podcast: hosted by Amy from the Bobby Bones Show, this is a feel good podcast which highlights inspiring stories that originated from the Love What Matters Facebook page. Episodes are less than 20 minutes long and leave you smiling.
-Story: hosted by Harris III and Sammi Harvey, this podcast is a series of “unique conversations to fuel the creative class and leave you inspired to do your best, most meaningful work.” Episodes include interviews with Jeremy Cowart, Annie F. Downs, Brit Gilmore of the Giving Keys, and CJ Casciotta. If you consider yourself a creative in any way/shape/form, you’ll want to listen to this podcast.
-Sounds Like a Movement: CJ Casciotta hosts this podcast which focuses on embracing your weird, no matter what it may be. I first heard CJ on a Story podcast, and I immediately looked up his podcast. He has interviews with Shauna Niequist, Mike Foster, Jon Foreman, Jeremy Cowart, Rob Bell, Eryn Eddy Erickson, Brad Montague, and so many others. Episodes range in time from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. He has a unique way of just sitting down and talking to people, to where you feel like you are sitting right there with them at a coffee shop.
Between these 5 podcasts, I have my hands (errr ears) full. But I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!