Podcast Lovin’

I did a post awhile back on my favorite podcasts.  I’ve since picked up some new ones, dropped some of the ones I loved back then, and others have stayed the course, so let’s take a look, in no particular order, at what podcasts I’ve been loving lately.

1. How I Built This – NPR

How they describe it:

A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.

From <http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this>

My take: I love these 30 minute interviews with big name entrepreneurs. Every episode has at least one thing that totally surprises me. Did you know the founder of Zappos cares not at all about shoes? Or that Angie’s list wasn’t founded by Angie at all? The thing that always strikes me is just how…simple…most of their stories are. Some of these businesses are total accidents, others started in their own kitchens, no matter the story, it’s almost never one of incubators and investors.

2. Dear Sugars – WBUR

How they describe it:

Radically empathic advice from Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond

From <http://www.wbur.org/dearsugar>

My take:  Cheryl and Steve give such beautiful advice. They deal with some tough situations on this show, and they do a good job of finding humor along the way while also giving the questions the respect they deserve. I’ve listened to other advice podcasts, but I keep coming back to Dear Sugars. Both Cheryl and Steve are so eloquent that their words sound like poetry.

3. Heavyweight – Gimlet Media

How they describe it:

Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight.

From <https://gimletmedia.com/heavyweight/>

My take: This podcast keeps me engaged. I listened to every single episode, and I can’t wait for it to come back. It explores the back story behind relationships, and is very specific – episodes are usually about 2 people and the relationship between them, and explores what may be changed present-day if different decisions were made in the past.

4. Myleik Teele’s Podcast – #MyTaughtYou

How they describe it:

I am an entrepreneur and currently running curlBOX.com. I share my insights, things I’ve learned along the way in hopes to teach you the things I had to learn the HARD way!

From <https://www.acast.com/myleikteelespodcast>

My take:  I’ve been listening to this podcast forever. I love Myleik and her advice, I don’t like her interview series quite as much. She’s a straight shooter  and I always feel slightly more confident and ready to conquer the world after I listen to her podcast.

5. Nourish + Flourish -Emily Levenson and Betsy Brockett

How they describe it:

Nourish + Flourish is a podcast about navigating the often difficult terrain of finding what nourishes you — mind, body, and soul — so that you can flourish.

From <http://www.nourishandflourish.us/about/>

My take: This podcast has had a lot of topics that I find interesting: mindfulness, exercise, postpartum mental/physical health, diet, meditation, and just a lot of sharing of LIFE experiences – the things that make us who we are. The hosts are extremely candid and share their personal experiences, so I like feeling like I’m getting to know them better and better as the episodes roll out.

6. Invisibilia – NPR

How they describe it:

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

From <http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia>

My take: I’ve been enjoying this podcast on my commute every day. It definitely challenges some assumptions most people (including myself) have had. The latest one I’m listening to: the assumption that our personalities are consistent over time. They take a “fact” and challenge it with science. It’s a nice break from the self-help type podcasts that I tend to gravitate towards. I especially enjoyed the “Problem with the Solution” episode, which gave some insight into how other countries treat mental illness.


Lastly I have to give a shoutout to my preferred podcast listening app, Podcast Addict.

So, what do you think ?