Hands up, who has a sit down desk job!? Me, me, me! I sit at my desk for 8 hours a day with earphones on while editing, project managing and creating video graphics. (Well pre mat leave anyways). So about half of the time those earphones are on with dead silence…that is until I was introduced into the wonderful world of podcasts! It quickly changed how my day flew by! Not to mention what I was exposed to in terms of opinions or listening to human interest stories, or how something came to be, or simply something funny intertwined with trivia I was into.
These are a few of the podcasts in my regular rotation. I do listen to way more than these, but I seem to always gravitate towards a select few. Podcasting is definately an easy way to pass the time walking the dogs, sitting at your desk working, while your cooking…you get the drill. Get into it if you dare, it’s a sweet little addiction!
Death, Sex & Money – a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you’ve heard of—and to regular people you haven’t—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we’re here.
Strangers – Lea Thau hosts episodes that are an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were.
Doug Loves Movies – Comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me, Last Comic Standing) invites his friends to sit down and discuss his first love: movies! Be prepared to laugh ALL the time and meet “Mark Wahlberg.”
The Longest Shortest Time – a podcast and blog about surprising struggles in parenthood, hosted by author and This American Life contributor Hillary Frank.
99% Invisible – a podcast about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. Each episode is a sound-rich deep dive into a single topic.
Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids – a podcast about live events where brave adults get on stage and read weird, wonderful, and surprisingly insightful childhood and teenage writing
Undisclosed – this podcast is a listening experience that reframes, enhances or otherwise shifts everything you’ve come to know about the State of Maryland’s case against Adnan Syed, especially as you’ve come to know it through listening to Serial.
Straight Talk With Ross Mathews – you may remember him from Jay Leno! This podcast features Ross Mathews as the go-to guy for anyone who needs a BFF to give them guidance, direction or a good ole’ slap in the face, Straight Talk (Advice & LOL’s from the Gay Best Friend You Wish You Had and Know You Need) might be the most interactive podcast ever. Tackling relationships and dating, friendship and beyond, no topic is off limits or too taboo.