Favourite Podcasts Autumn 2016
I love podcasts. They make the boring every day tasks we have to do, such as housework and the daily commute fun. The other day I was stuck in a traffic jam for nearly two and half hours. And when it became clear that there was nothing I could do to get out of it. I was completely stuck and it was just going to take however long it was going to take. I settled in and enjoyed catching up on my podcasts.
Now normally I’m someone who finds even the idea of being late stressful. I hate being late. If I’m not 10 minutes early I feel like I’m running late. I have to be careful that I don’t arrive too early for things because otherwise that can be just as inconsiderate as being late to things. So this acceptance is a new thing for me that started when I began meditating and keeping a gratitude journal.
I last wrote about podcasts only 6 months ago (Top Productivity Podcasts) and some of my favourites remain the same. Others have slipped by the wayside. One has recently ceased to be (Classy Little Podcast *sob*). But I have found new fantastic podcasts to fill that void and it seems only polite to share.
My Favourite Podcasts
Ever felt like you should be better at feminism?
Comedians Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles each week in front of a live studio audience in an absolutely hilarious way.”
This podcast is so good I actually find it hard to write about. It’s funny, non-judgemental and I accidently learn things from it. For a comedy podcast its strange that it can make me feel like a better human being for listening to it.
This podcast is by No. 1 bestselling author Gretchen Rubin the author of Happiness Project and Better Than Before. I love this podcast so much that I have listened to every episode. I discovered it at podcast 67 and I have listened to the entire back catalogue. I’ve also downloaded two of Gretchen Rubin’s books from audible:
…And borrowed both from the library so that I could jot down sections and quotes from the books that I found particularly inspirational.
Still a firm favourite. Always will be. What I wrote in April still holds true so I’ve just rewritten it here for anyone who hasn’t read it:
My absolute favourite podcast for productivity. Stuffed to the brim with top tricks and tips for productivity regardless of whether you’re packing a pair of ovaries or not. The host Laura McClellan is a layer in a busy legal practice and a mother of five so she knows how to make time for the things that matter. The show takes a well-rounded look at life, it’s not just about focussing on your productivity at work, or at home, it’s about everything.
Based on the internationally acclaimed TED talks, each episode has a theme and includes clips from TED talks and interviews with the speakers that touch on that theme. It gives you additional depth and insight to the talks that are freely available on YouTube.
Yes a podcast about planners and planning! From the gurus at Philofaxy and Plannerology, otherwise known by Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian, each week they advise you on how to get the most out of your planner so that you can simplify your life.
Short but so incredibly sweet podcast series that always feel like it ends too soon. Hosted by No. 1 best selling author author Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote:
amongst many other books. She digs into the topic of creativity and mentors a different fledgling creator each week along with the help of a different friend of hers who has expertise in that particular field each week. So far her friends have included magnificent people such as Brene Brown, Neil Gaiman and Amy Purdy. You know the sort of people we all know…
It’s incredibly inspirational and it covers so many topics from art, writing, dancing, comedy and photography to name but a few.
Which podcasts do you listen to?
Let me know in the comments below!