Between the hours of 9:00 – 9:30 in the morning Monday through Friday, there’s a 95% chance that you can find me on the Westbound 134 Freeway listening to a podcast and nursing a large mug of coffee. There is no better way to prepare for a day at work than listen to a podcast; I’m sure of it. But at the rate that new podcasts pop up these days, it’s difficult to sift through the junk and find the podcasts that are actually good.
I can’t tell you how many podcasts I’ve listened to for at-most ten seconds and then promptly skipped to a different one. It is possible to create one that is informative and entertaining at the same time, and that’s what I’m looking for when I start a new podcast. These podcasts I’m about to share are five of my favorites right now (the list is always updating, truly!).
Lauren Conrad, the reality star turned entrepreneur, is someone I really admire, who was able to take her platform and turn it into a business venture rather than wasting her fame on other avenues. In this podcast, she interviews friends she’s met in the business and starts the discussion of how they got to be in their particular industry and all of the advice and tips you could ever imagine. I find Lauren to be an incredibly talented interviewer and I always learn so much!
I never miss an episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast. The editors from Bon Appetit get together and discuss in length the nitty-gritty topics of food that often get overlooked, like the different flavor profiles of marinara sauce and the best way to cook a pot of rice. They also interview cookbook authors and chefs from top restaurants on the reality of working in the food world. It’s basically my dream podcast and I’m never disappointed. New episodes drop every Wednesday!
Young House Love is a home improvement blog. I’ve recently delved face-first into home improvement DIY projects (apparently it’s my new passion?) and their blog is both inspiring and super helpful. Their podcast is single-handedly the most entertaining home improvement podcast I’ve found because they are both hilarious and tell stories of their renovations and offer helpful advice from their ventures. They are currently renovating their home as well as some rental properties so there is no lack of content to discuss.
I. LOVE. THIS. PODCAST. I started listening to it because it was casually recommended to me on a whim, but I fell in deep after the first episode. Ella and her husband Matt discuss health and wellness with actual healthcare professionals, and the amount of important information I learn in every episode is honestly overwhelming (in the best way). They talk about everything from mental health to how food affects your body to menstrual cycles and everything else you can think of.
Have you heard of The Skimm? I bet you have if you’re been involved in the news cycle at all recently. They have a daily newsletter that “skimms” the top topics in the newsroom that morning. They also have two podacsts: Skimm This and Skimm’d From The Couch. I like Skimm’d From The Couch best because they have interesting conversations with the world’s most interesting people. They interviewed the ex-CEO of Planned Parenthood before she was let go from the position, and I highly enjoyed this episode with Mel Robbins.
What podcasts do you listen to?