Do you love podcasts or listen to them regularly? I was a little slow to jump on the podcast bandwagon, but I’m so glad I finally did. I have a long commute to work each day and podcasts help it feel productive and entertaining.
I’ve had a few people ask for recommendations lately, so I thought I’d share my favorites with you. I try to listen to a variety of different things. Sometimes I’m in the mood to really learn something, and other times I just want to laugh and lighten up the long drive.
Here are a few of my favorites.
1. The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey: This is a fun, light-hearted podcast where Jamie Ivey interviews other women who are doing awesome things. They discuss the hard stuff of faith, family and culture, and fun things like books and recipes. I’ve been seriously inspired by the people she’s had on her show, and found new bloggers, entrepreneurs, and authors to follow. Plus she has three adopted kids, so I love it when she talks adoption.
2. Undisclosed: Did you listen to Serial?! If not, stop what you’re doing and go check it out. If you did, then you need to be listening to this. This is a followup podcast, covering the same case as Serial. It was started by a friend of Adnan’s so it’s a bit biased in his favor. However, these three attorneys go into greater detail, revealing evidence recently discovered and tackling some common injustices found within the justice system. It’s pretty fascinating.
3. Relevant: It honestly took me a while to get into this podcast because it’s pretty long. However, I stuck with it and have grown to really like it. It’s produced by Relevant Magazine and covers everything from the tough stuff where our faith and culture intersect to hilarious and ridiculous commentary. I’ve actually learned a lot from this podcast and discovered some really great people.
4. Happier with Gretchen Rubin: If you’re not familiar with Gretchen Rubin, you should be. She is an author of several books, but most well-known for The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. This podcast that she hosts with her sister focuses on those books, giving you practical tips for building habits that stick. I typically walk away from an episode with a little nugget for living a more intentional life that is super practical and easy to implement.
5. Catalyst: Produced by the Catalyst Conference, this podcast brings together change makers from across the globe to provide practical leadership insights. The leadership focus is what makes this podcast a little different from the others I’ve listed. This is also interview style, which exposes the listener to some really influential people.
6. The Big Boo Cast: So this is definitely what I listen to when I need to laugh. It’s hosted by mom bloggers and authors Sophie Hudson and Melanie Shankle. They pretty much talk about nothing, clothes and usually mascara with some faith, family, and friends woven in there, but I find them hilarious.
I hope you enjoy! What other podcasts would you add to the list?