I listen to a lot of podcasts, they are like radio for me. They’re always playing in the background, even if I’m not actively listening to them. If my brain tunes out, I don’t fret. When something catches my attention, I’ll just rewind a little bit and catch up. No harm, no foul.
Here’s the list of podcasts I regularly listen to. Almost all of them are business-related. Well, that’s the phase of life I’m in.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield: I like the no-jargon, self-aware and simple marketing advice she offers. It’s more than just marketing, though. It’s also about entrepreneurship and online education, both of which are of interest to me. I’ve listened to several of her episodes multiple times.
Lead To Win with Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller: This is a bit more jargon and corporate-ish. And it focusses more on ‘leadership’ than anything else. I like the ideas they generally discuss. I especially like that they keep recapping their ideas when they move from one to the next — helps remember and recalibrate when I’ve tuned out. I also like the best year ever framework for goal setting, which my team and I follow.
Grammar Girl with Mignon Fogarty: Delightful stuff about the English language!
Savvy Psychologist with Jade Wu, PhD: This is pop psychology, an area of keen interest for me. Typically, the podcast discusses things about behaviour, habits, personality types etc. I take it with a pinch of caution, though.
Modern mentor with Rachel Cooke: A lot like savvy psychologist (both of which are part of the same network as the Grammar Girl podcast), more geared towards workplace advice.
Biz Chix with Natalie Eckdahl: Despite the unfortunate name, it’s a good resource for conversations about running a business, scaling, hiring, training, firing and the like. The sister podcast about team building is also interesting.
Akimbo: Seth Godin’s weekly, which is just a bunch of ideas. He is indulgent, exploring stray thoughts and unrelated concepts. It’s one of those podcasts for ‘blue sky thinking’ type things.
Helping writers become authors with K.M. Weiland: While I’m not planning to be an author (of a book) anytime soon, it helps to understand practices of fiction writing.
I’ve gotten so much more comfortable with podcasts — and audiobooks — that I might stack my days with a lot more. You’ve any reccos for me?