Instead of “binge watching” my latest favorite TV show on Netflix, I’ve taken to “binge-listening” to podcasts on a variety of topics. Podcasts are certainly not a new concept, but lately, I’ve found them to be a great source of entertainment and inspiration while doing tasks that don’t require heavy concentration. Here is a list of my current favorite podcasts and why you may like them too.
The Lively Show – I’ve been reading Jess Lively’s blog for several years now and really enjoy her perspective on living a life with intention and positivity. Her honesty on her triumphs and struggles are relatable to most 20 and 30 somethings. On her podcast, Jess interviews inspiring people from various industries on topics such as entrepreneurship, personal habits, overcoming challenges, and relationships. I always come away from these podcasts with insightful information or an inspirational story from one of the show’s guests.
The Suze Orman Show – Though I get personal financial advice from a variety of sources now, Suze Orman was the first personal finance expert/personality I became familiar with after college. I’ve read a few of her books and now enjoy listening to the podcast version of her popular show on occasion. She uses her no-nonsense approach to give callers advice on how to manage their finances, pay off debt, invest, and ask her opinion on whether they can financially afford major expenses. When it comes to managing finances, many people struggle to find a way to do this effectively. Whether it is coming up with creative ways to fund your new business or want to know how to get personal finances back on track, as well as doing some research, listening to a podcast like this one can be very informative.
From wondering how to fix my credit score to budgeting and saving, a podcast that deals with finances and money management may be one worth listening to. It would also be useful for any small business owners too. The principles of managing your finances that are talked about would be the same for a business. If you are running a small business and are worried about the finances during this Covid-19 pandemic then there is help out there. Here is a list of Coronavirus small business loans by state which you might find useful.
If you are working to get your finances in order or are already on track with your money and want to focus on specific goals, this is a great podcast to occasionally listen to.
After The Jump – Though I’ve been reading the popular home design blog, Design Sponge for the past few years, I just recently started listening to podcast of the blog’s founder, Grace Bonney. Her show covers a wide array of topics related to creativity, design, entrepreneurship, and personal development. On her podcast, Grace interviews creative business owners about the challenges and triumphs of launching and maintaining their businesses. This is a great podcast to listen to if you’re a creative business owner or are aspiring to launch a business based on your creative skills or product.
Coffee Break French – I am admittedly a bit of a Francophile. I took my first trip to Paris earlier this year (I loved it and want to go back some day!). While I plan to further study the language when time allows, I listen to this podcast so I won’t completely forget what I learned in the beginner level French class I took last winter. If you too are a student of the language, check this podcast out. Coffee Break French gets progressively more challenging, so if you know the basics, you can skip the first few lessons!
Joy the Baker Podcast – If you enjoy podcasts that are in a conversational tone about various topics that late 20 and 30 something women think and talk about, this is the podcast for you. Joy from the popular food blog Joy the Baker and her friend Tracy from another popular food blog, Shutterbean do this podcast together. They talk about their daily lives and highly important topics we all discuss with our besties like their latest celebrity crushes, favorite TV shows, who they’re following on Instagram, dessert cravings, and more.
The Accidental Creative – This podcast is a newer addition to my podcast queue as well. It addresses how creators can maintain creativity in this on-demand digital age and interviews noteworthy creatives from different industries. This is a great podcast to listen to if you create for work or for fun on a regular basis and want insights from other creatives.
I have been thinking about starting a podcast myself recently. I thought it could be something I could run alongside my blog. I have taken a look and you can upload podcasts onto your Spotify account pretty easily. I’m a bit concerned that not many people would listen, but I have done a bit of research and I discovered that you can Buy spotify plays for your podcasts to boost the number of streams you get. Things are a bit busy at the moment, but maybe when things settle down I’ll look into this further.
What are your favorite podcasts? I’m always looking for more to add to my list!