12 July

Podcasts to get you through any commute, workout, or long work day

I am so happy that podcasts exist. I love that in a time of virtual reality and a new incredible app release every other day, this “old-school” medium has gained so much popularity. Beyond the convenience of being able to listen while you do other things, there’s something I love about listening in on conversations right through my headphones.

When I first started listening to podcasts after graduating college, there were really not many to choose from. I had a few favorites and would get excited when one of them updated with a new episode. Now I can’t even keep up! There are so many great options, and they cover every topic you could possible imagine.

Here are a few of my favorites lately.

Call Your Girlfriend | Listen Here
These two amazing ladies label their show as “a podcast for long distance besties,” and when you listen you feel as if you’ve met two hilarious, smart and loving BFFs. They discuss everything from how you can get involved and make a difference in politics, to the latest Kardashian drama. If you aren’t listening to this one you’re missing out. Promise!

Never Before with Janet Mock | Listen Here
This one is new and I’m already loving it. On Never Before, Janet Mock sits down and has real, intimate conversations with a variety of people who are making in impact in today’s culture. What I really appreciate is that I haven’t heard most of her guests on a podcast before. And also…her first interview is with Tina Knowles-Lawson – you know, Queen B’s mom!
Politically Re-Active | Listen Here
So if you’re anything about me, you’ve been having a pretty hard time in the past six months keeping up with the craziness that is our political climate. And if you can keep up, it makes you want to crawl in a hole and pretend it’s not real. I’ve found this podcast to be helpful. The comedians keep things light, and the experts they have on give me the info I need.
Alice Isn’t Dead | Listen Here
When I need a break from news and conversation, I love a fictional audio drama. My favorite lately is Alice Isn’t Dead, by the makers of Welcome to Nightvale. The story follows the main character on a search for her missing wife, driving a semi-truck across the US. She begins encountering strange and dangerous scenes and people, and it keeps getting weirder. Just listen!
Balanced Bites | Listen Here
Just to be clear: I definitely don’t follow the Paleo lifestyle. I’m a vegetarian, which is generally not popular with the “eat like a caveman” crowd. But I do believe in the concept of eating real food (does it seem strange to anyone else that eating real food is an idea that I even need to state I believe in?). I’ve been digging this podcast because the two relatable hosts cover so many aspects of health and nutrition.
My Favorite Murder | Listen Here
A few years ago, I thought I might be a little weird because of how fascinated I was with true crime. Cut to 2017, and there are dozens of podcasts discussing every murder you’ve ever heard of, and many you probably never have. This happens to be my favorite, and I bet it will be yours too if you’ve ever found yourself excitedly spilling the details of your favorite true crime story to a friend. These girls get it.
What podcasts do you listen to to learn, challenge yourself, or just get you through that long commute?
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