Podcast Love

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My drive to work is about an hour each way (usually 2-3 days a week) and I honestly don’t know what I did before I discovered podcasts.

It all started with This American Life.

Then a friend turned me on to The Jillian Michaels Show.

Then I listened to almost all of the back-episodes of Spilled Milk. (Can’t wait for Molly Wizenberg’s new book, Delancey, available on May 6th!)

And remembered Freakonomics Radio which was something I started a while back but somehow got away from. Now I listen weekly.

The Girl Next Door is one of the podcasts I love the most because between Instagram and their blogs, I feel like I could totally enjoy cocktails with Kelsey and Erica. They both seem like such smart, and fun women, and this podcast makes me miss my girlfriends just a little bit less. They also make me laugh out loud in my car, which is a major bonus.

I discovered The Lively Show from a post Elise shared from Ann-Marie Loves and it has quickly become the other podcast I just can’t wait to hear each week. Jess Lively hosts an excellent array of bloggers and despite that I am not a professional blogger, or have any hopes to be,  I take something useful away from each and every episode that I can apply to my career as well as my hobbies. As hosts go, Jess is classy and fresh. For being a new show, this is such a polished and awesome podcast and I cannot recommend it enough for other creative professionals.

Elise Gets Crafty is my newest edition. Only four episodes old, it’s a creative project from one of my favorite bloggers. I’ve been reading and inspired by Elise’s work for going on three years. I’ve read through her buying a house, getting pregnant, having a baby and starting new business ventures. And while I don’t think I’m the intended audience for this podcast, I’m finding it interesting to know more about handmade small business work. Like the Lively Show, much of the bigger picture discussion about business is something I do actually find useful in thinking about my own projects.

Do you have any favorites I should check out?

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5 thoughts on “Podcast Love

  1. Same here! Every week I keep thinking I need to do a podcast blog post because I am obsessed. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the show! We are having so much fun making it. Spilled Milk is definitely one of my very favorites, so excited that it’s weekly now!

    On my podcast playlist lately: Snap Judgement, Slate’s Political Gabfest, Slate’s Cultural Gabfest, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Radio Lab, Planet Money, NPR’s Most Emailed Stories, NPR: TED Radio Hour…that’s all that comes to mind right now, almost too many to keep up with!

  2. Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve actually been looking for some new podcasts to listen to… I’ve listened to this American Life in the past, and currently listen to Elise’s. I’ll have to check out the others!

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