Anyone who knows me has undoubtedly heard me talk about how much I love listening to podcasts. My family always makes fun of me because they will mention a topic – literally any topic – and my response is always , “Oh I just listened to a podcast on that!” Cue them snickering away while shooting each other conspiratorial looks (YES, I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU, DAD AND TESS).
But you guys, podcasts are FUN. Like make-me-laugh-til-I-puke-fun! And they’re educational. I like learning about something new, or hearing someone talk about a topic I’ve never considered. I truly feel like they expand my brain. Plus, they make not-so-enjoyable things much more enjoyable. Like cooking dinner, or cleaning the bathroom, or long trips in the car. Or even running! When I go for my long training runs on Saturday mornings, I always start out with my favorite podcasts. It keeps my mind engaged, as if I’m talking with a good friend. And that makes the time fly by! Here are some of my current favorite ones…
MY FAVORITE MURDER – Oh my god, this one makes me laugh so hard I usually end up crying. Karen and Georgia are some of the coolest chicks around, and their witty banter makes me feel like I’m just hanging out on the couch talking and laughing with them. Oh, don’t be put off by the fact that they’re discussing true crime, because while that is certainly fascinating, the real magic happens with their hilarious one-liners.
SCIENCE VS. – YOU GUYS. This podcast is changing my life. It’s basically taking every idea that has ever been
told sold to me and turning it upside down. The “paleo” diet? Harmful fracking? Attachment parenting? MYTHS. ALL MYTHS. Ok, they’re maybe not entirely myths, but it’s fascinating how little science there is out there to back up some of the claims we hear. And Wendy Zuckerman is a highly entertaining host – you’ll keep coming back just to hear her musical Australian accent.
STYLE MATTERS – I could talk decor and design for HOURS you guys. Luckily, I get to sit back, relax, and listen to Zandra and Karen interview some of my favorites in the design world, like Lauren Liess, Ann Sage, and Gwen Heffner.
YOUNG HOUSE LOVE HAS A PODCAST – You may know John and Sherry from the wildly popular blog, Young House Love. And now, in case you didn’t catch it, Young House Love Has A Podcast! This one is a favorite for me because they have a nice format (some games, some quizzes, and celebrity phone interviews!) and they’re not too long. So if I don’t have a full hour to commit to listening, I like to opt for this one (like when I’m taking the train to work).
THE MEMORY PALACE – Sweet Nate Dimer’s voice will take you on a journey to a different place and time. He gently guides you through a story from history, giving life to various characters. He excels at painting a perfect picture, and it is so well produced, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
What do you guys think? Are you listening to any good ones lately too? I always love checking out new ones!