I have a confession to make. I don’t listen to the radio any more. It’s not because I’m old[der]- although I’m told that’s the reason why. I just like to choose what I want to hear and when I like to hear it. So what do I listen to you ask? Podcasts. In fact, ALL I listen to when I’m in my car on the way to and from work are podcasts. I have rounded up my favorites to share with you. One thing to note is that they are not in any specific order – I couldn’t pick a favorite.
- The Longest Shortest Time by Hillary Frank – This is a parenting podcast full of real life stories and struggles of everyday parents. If my blog is nothing else, it is a place where I share my parenting struggles in hopes of relating to others and getting advice. Might be why I love this podcast. It has made me cry, smile, and laugh out loud.
- Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life (which I also listen to) and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. If you have not heard of Serial, you have no idea what you are missing. Serial tells one real story throughout an entire season and takes you to wherever the story leads. It’s fascinating and entertaining and each episode leaves you wanting to know more. Season two premieres this fall and I can’t wait!
- StartUp is a documentary mini-series hosted by the CEO of Gimlet Media Alex Blumberg. Season one follows the struggles he himself faced starting his podcast company. It’s entertaining, honest, and real.
- This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country! According to their website, they have around one million listeners downloading each episode. Every episode has a theme and they feature related real life stories.
- And finally Modern Farm Girls. A podcast co-hosted by Liz Wolfe and Diana Rodgers where they talk about farming and homesteading. If you know me, you know that I’m someone most people would describe as crunchy-granola. I’m ecologically aware, have liberal views, and love and support the use of natural products and health foods. My dream is to one day have a little piece of farm land that I could call my own. If you can relate, you will love this podcast.
I’m always in search of new things to listen to. Any recommendations?