If you know me, you know I’m one of those “Type A” humans. Always looking for perfection, hates the thought of wasting time and never goes without a to-do list. Yep that’s me! Despite some of the disadvantages of being labeled a type A personality, I truly enjoy goals, deadlines and self-improvements tactics. In fact, since graduating college, I’ve made it a point to never stop being a student. A life student that is.
Being a forever student, to me, is fullfilling! I’m constantly filling my “free time” with little things to push me to be a better person in all aspects of my life, learn more about the world and strive to be more educated on a wide variety of topics. One of my favorite ways of doing this is through podcasts.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t addicted to podcasts. I listen to them as I’m getting ready in the morning, on my way to work, at lunch and even on my way home from work. You get the point – if I can plug in and listen, I do. They just suck me in. Can you relate? I feel like I just learn so much from simply listening to someone else’s thoughts on certain topics and it allows me to form opinions of my own on topics I may have never thought of otherwise.
Now, if you are a podcast listener, you know there are thousands out there to choose from. I’ve cruised many that weren’t for me and others that I just can’t get enough of. I’m here today to share with you a few of my current favorites.
If you like mysteries listen to:
Serial / If you enjoy shows like 20/20, you’ll surly love this podcast full of criminal mysteries. They walk you step by step through cases as they research and test different theories. In the first season, you will listen to a case involving the murder of a high school student and her ex-boyfriend is the target. He claims he is innocent, but the witness stories keep you guessing.
S-Town / I was hooked on this podcast after the first episode. It’s apart of the Serial and This American Life podcasts, which I also love! The story line is twisty as a reporter sets out on an investigation of a family touting that they got away with a murder, but as the investigation progresses someone else ends up dead and causes a family uproar and a fierce hunt for hidden treasure.
If you need some financial advice listen to:
The Dave Ramsey Show / Oh, Dave. He’s an honest guy with a big personality and not afraid to tell people how it is. But when it comes to finances, sometimes that’s what we all need – the honest truth. Dave does a fantastic job giving financial advice to callers in regards to all different types of financial issues. I’ve learned more about buying a house, saving money and paying debt than I ever have before listening to this podcast.
If you need fitness encouragement and wisdom listen to:
Live Farmgirlfit / These ladies are something special and I sure wish there was a Farm Girl Fit gym near me so that I could be more apart of their culture. They are two gym owners who break down fitness and nutrition myths and tell the truth about how we should be treating our bodies when it comes to working out and eating clean. They provide encouragement and wisdom that frankly just gets me jazzed when I need it most.
If you need to declutter your life and reorganize listen to:
The Minimalists Podcast / This might be one of the most intriguing podcast I listen to. Their views and lifestyle make so much sense, but come with challenges in today’s society. If you are interested in de-cluttering your life in more ways than cleaning your closet this podcast is for you!
If you are an entrepreneur or interested in business listen to:
Christy Wright’s Business Boutique / Hearing success stories from other business owners is so encouraging to me. It’s so easy to get frustrated with my little side hustles, but this podcast helps me stay grounded and understand that success doesn’t happen overnight. Christy interviews those business owners and provides some stellar business advice. This is a must-listen.
If you are a fellow blogger listen to:
Boss Girl Creative / Let’s be honest, there’s a LOT to know about blogging. How to start, finding your community, writing techniques, quality photography, legal regulations, sponsored posts. Oh the list goes on. This podcast breaks it all down for you in a way that is easy to understand. If you want to learn more about blogging – this is for you!
If you need a good laugh listen to:
Millennial / This one really hits home for me. Being a millennial can be hard sometimes, am I right?! I enjoy listening to Megan Tan’s real-life adventure of maneuvering her 20’s that we all can relate to. It’s funny and raw and I just can’t get enough.
What the Crime / Ok, this one was a little far out there for me for the first few listens, but sometimes I just need a good laugh about random things other people do. They really have the darnedest stories on there.
What podcasts are you listening to right now? I’d love to add some new ones to my list!