I recently sent a friend with a long work commute a list of podcasts I’m listening to lately, so I figured I’d share them here as well as an update from my previous list since I’ve added and subtracted a few podcasts since then.
Another Round with Heben & Tracy – Buzzfeed staff writers Heben (pronounced Heaven) and Tracy interview cool people over drinks and offer advice to listeners on topics like pop culture, race and politics. Another Round is one podcast I download to listen to soon after it’s posted. If you like the tone of their articles on Buzzfeed, then you’ll like this podcast.
Must-Listen Episode: Episode 12: Casual Negro Spirituals
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi – Personal Finance can be like your least favorite vegetable, you know you should have it in your life, but you’d happily ignore its existence if it was possible. Farnoosh helps to de-mystify all things personal finance by giving straight-forward advice and interviewing dynamic and accomplished people on their lives and money habits on a weekly basis. You can totally listen to this podcast at random because all of the episodes are pretty interesting.
Must-listen Episode: 157 Seth Godin on Life’s Riches and Making an Impact
#MyTaughtYou – I don’t even know what prompted me to start following Myleik, founder of CurlBox on Instagram, but her feed is a go-to place for personal and professional inspiration when I’m surfing Insta. It’s only natural that I’d like her podcast. Myleik offers great, honest advice and isn’t afraid to talk about her own mistakes.
Must-listen Episode: Why Discipline > Motivation!
Mystery Show – This is actually the newest addition to my podcast queue. In an iTunes review, this podcast was described as “This American Life meets Nancy Drew” and this is definitely an appropriate description. Host, Starlee Kine solves mysteries deemed “unsolvable” typically without much help from the Internet. It’s a quirky podcast that makes for great listening while commuting or cooking.
Must-Listen Episode: Case #2 Britney
Call Your Girlfriend – Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, two best friends who live in different cities talk on a biweekly basis on topics related to pop culture, feminism, periods, and long distance friendship. This podcast covers lighthearted and more serious topics that we all talk about with our besties whether they live down the street from us or across the country.
Must-listen Episode: Summah Summahtime XXL
My love for podcasts hasn’t wavered and I see them being apart of my media consumption for a long time to come. What are your favorite must-listen podcasts these days?