Last year I discovered the joy of listening to audio books. Being able to get lost in a story while you can still do things like cook, clean your house or drive is pretty amazing. I always felt a bit sad that I couldn’t listen to my favourite blogs. I want to do so much different things so reading blog posts always seems the last thing to do. Podcast started gradually filling the niche blogs left and today I’m sharing a couple of my favourites.
The first podcasts I listened to where Psychobabble (with Tylor Oakly) and Not too Deep by Grace Helbig. Both are comedy podcasts. While I still like listening to them, I discovered much more awesome podcasts. I’ve seen a steady rise in popularity in podcasts since I started listening to them and I feel like this, together with video, is something we will see more of in the following years on blogs. Which is awesome, in my opinion.
Being Boss was the first non-comedy podcast I started listening to. That definitely doesn’t mean it’s a dry, boring show. It is thé show if you want to become a creative entrepreneur and are looking for inspiration or good advice. The hosts of Being Boss, Kathleen and Emily, are two sassy ladies, with tons of entrepreneurial experience.
They often have guests on the show, so you get tips and stories from a variety of people. One thing they all have in common though, whichever field they’re from, is that they’re all successful entrepreneurs.
After listening to Being Boss for a while I got interested in other podcasts about being a creative entrepreneur and I stumbled upon Raise your Hand, Say Yes by Tiffany Han. While Being Boss is also an inspirational podcast, in Raise your Hand, Say Yes it’s all about starting, about Doing Things. Tiffany basically talks about everything in her life and manages to get me inspired. By the end of every podcast I just want start on some project (but then I get home and I’m dead tired #realitycheck).
If you’re not into long podcasts about the entrepreneurial lifestyle
The Freelancer might be just up your alley. Host Paul Jarvis puts his ideas out into the world in 6 to 15 minutes. He talks about all things freelance life, from how he got started as a freelancer, to how to get clients, owning up to your mistakes, how to stay healthy or how to deal with difficult clients.
Paul also has pet rats and he calls the people who support him and understand him the most his “rat people”. He also has a little rattie as his logo. All of which he immediately gets bonus points for.
My most current discovery is My favorite Murder to which I’m basically listening non stop these days. My Favorite Murder is a humoristic show about, you guessed it, murder. Not the regular garden variety murders, only the most mysterious, fucked-up or intriguing murders out there.
There aren’t many episodes yet (28 at the moment), so I’ll be going through some serious withdrawal in a couple of days. The show hosts are two funny and very real & raw ladies, who perfectly walk the line between indulging into their curiosity about murder and making funny remarks about it.
I also got a couple of other show lined up that I really want to check out. Especially Creative Peptalk; Make it, then tell everybody and Invisible Office Hours.
Do you listen to any podcasts? Anything you can recommend?
This American life blijft een favoriet. Verder ook Relaas en de Man met de microfoon. Nederlandstalige ontdek ik vaak via Parelradio, waar ze radiodocumentaires selecteren.
Hmm, This American Life kende ik nog niet, die ga ik zeker eens beluisteren. In de Nederlandstalige podcasts ben ik al helemaal niet thuis, misschien moet ik toch eens werk maken van een kleine ontdekkingstocht daarin. Bedankt voor de tips!
Ik heb ook over podcasts geblogd, maar jij noemt weer hele andere. Leuk! De podcast die ik sinds mijn artikel heb ontdekt is Blogtacular. Hierin wordt in iedere show een andere blogger/ondernemer geïnterviewd. Erg leuk om de ontwikkeling van die bloggers zo te kunnen volgen.