Anyone else love podcasts? I’m right there with you. I’ve been a podcast fanatic ever since the mid-2000s — back when I had to download them to the computer and transfer them to my cute little iPod Nano in its pink leather case. (That Nano was rather adorable, but I can’t say I miss it.)
Anyway, these days: podcasts on every topic you can imagine have exploded onto the scene, and they’re ridiculously easy to imbibe.
Here are my favorites…
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home and Better Than Before, co-hosts this podcast with her sister. I love everything about it: their rapport, the subject matter, their regular segments (demerit & gold star). They’ve been podcasting for several years now, and they’re keeping it fresh and relevant and entertaining. They’re my most favorite.
Oh, my goodness. Anne Bogel is so pleasant and kind and knowledgeable, I wish I were her. She invites a guest for each episode, asks them to tell her 3 books they love, 1 book they hated, and what they’re reading now. Then she prescribes 3 books for them. I always play along at home, and think of which books I’d suggest. This is pure comfort listening, my friends.
I dearly adore Roxane Coady. She’s wicked smart about books, she has a wonderful earthy voice, and she gives the best author/guest introductions I’ve ever heard. Her interviews are top notch and fascinating — every single one.
I already feel like I know Liz Craft, who co-hosts Happier with her sister, Gretchen Rubin. And now I also know her writing partner, Sarah Fain, because Liz and Sarah co-cohost Happier in Hollywood. They’re relatable and wise, and they offer great life hacks. And also a look into the life of TV writers. I never knew I was interested, but I’m interested. (I love work life stories.)
Darren Rowse, you’re making me a better blogger! (I have miles yet to go, but this guy is seriously informative and helpful and inspiring.)
Amy Porterfield is an online entrepreneur, and her podcast is designed for others in that field. And even though that’s totally not me, I find her enjoyable to listen to. Also, she’s friendly and encouraging, and I like that, too. And sometimes she covers topics that are relevant for bloggers, such as content calendars and copy writing. So then I get to take notes.
A podcast custom-made for me? This is it. Presented by a Washington Post reporter, and featuring lots of heavy hitters in the presidential biography world, each episode describes one U.S. President and his times.
Those Brian Lamb C-SPAN author interviews? They’re available as a podcast. Often he interviews authors of nonfiction books about politics and history, and those are usually my favorite episodes.
I can’t resist a good leadership / self-improvement podcast. And this is my favorite of them all. Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller co-host, and I find their material inspiring.
Personal finance — be still my heart! I adore this topic, and I really like Jean Chatzky’s approach, which puts women on equal footing with men.
And that wraps up the list of the podcasts I absolutely can’t wait to listen to.
What are the podcasts you can’t get enough of?