I tend to lean towards information/personal development in my podcasts, with a smattering of fun/artistic content (music).
Here are the most listened-to ‘casts in my queue right now:
(PS: Do you think they will always be called “podcasts”? I’m assuming the root is from iPod, which doesn’t even exist anymore, though it is how I first listened to them! The name already sounds so antiquated to me!)
1- Up First. NPR’s 10 minute news podcast. Basically the only form in which I currently consume news. I listen to this at least 2x/week.
2- Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt. Totally random, but I enjoy his podcasts (usually in the form of a list of tips) on organization and leadership. I especially like it when his daughter participates (though she is currently on maternity leave). He just launched a new podcast called Focus on This centered around planning! Other productivity podcasts that I periodically listen to include Getting Things Done (yes, with the original GTD-master, David Allen), Beyond the To-Do List, and Productivity Paradox (with Tonya Dalton, owner of Inkwell Press). And Laura‘s super-quick Before Breakfast is in my feed too — I am so impressed that she releases episodes DAILY.
3- Money podcasts: How to Money, Her Money, and Marriage Kids & Money. Love them all. I don’t listen to every episode of each (too much!) but have learned a great deal from them. (These 3 have fairly varied vantage points/perspectives, too which is nice).
4- Happier. Still love this podcast – and just enjoy hearing what the sisters are up to. My favorite ones are when the share personal stories or goals.
5- The Mom Hour, The Girls Next Door, The Lazy Genius – all are parenting related but also just fun to listen to. I’m also trying out 3 in 30 in this genre. Oh, and I also enjoy Spawned which has been around forever!
6- Safe for Work is a work themed podcast that is also in an entertaining format.
7- Physician Podcasts I’m Trying Out – I don’t know any of these well, but I have been sampling some eps of Empowering Women Physicians, The Hippocratic Hustle, and Life & Littles with Dr Mommy MD. I have also pitched myself as guests to a couple of them 🙂 We will see how that goes.
8- Random total candy podcasts that I enjoy include Forever 35 (who doesn’t like to hear about serums?) and By the Book (hilarious but also sometimes moving podcast about self-help books). I also love Anne Bogel’s What Should I Read Next and #AmWriting whenever I am in the mood to think about books.
9- Fun stuff: My favorite music podcast is now NPR’s All Songs Considered, and I listen to nearly all of their “mix” episodes and Friday New Releases. I like NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour when the topic is of interest, too.
10- Old guard – I still like Freakonomics (which seems to be on hiatus?) and Planet Money and the occasional episode of This American Life.
(AND, obviously I have to include Best of Both Worlds on this list! There is so much great content out there that I feel very grateful that people have spent time listening to us!).
YEAH – I know that’s quite a list!! I auto-download everything into an app (Podcruncher) but I do NOT listen to every episode of every podcast — I pick and choose and delete the rest weekly. I listen in the car, while running, while doing chores (sometimes) and I always listen at 1.5 speed except for music podcasts.
I didn’t include links here because I think that would have taken forever (sorry) and I want to run, but if you have trouble finding any of these and are interested, let me know!
What do you listen to?