I don’t think it will come as a surprise to you that I’m a bit of a podcast junkie. Fine, understatement. I’m full blown obsessed. You might call me podsessed. Like, to the point where I think the hosts are my friends, and when I listen to them, I’m just casually catching up with my buds (heh).
I think I love podcasts so much because they can make every menial task from doing the dishes to commuting to chopping vegetables not only more enjoyable, but more efficient. I’m really into being efficient. Why would I make more than one trip up the stairs to carry groceries when I could just haul them all up at once? (Perfected my death grip/overexerted finger claw method in a four story Brooklyn walk up.) Tinted moisturizer with SPF? Genius. Separating whites in the wash? Eh. Don’t tell my mom that one though.
The point is wasting time drives me nuts unless it’s intentional. So if I’m going to do something I don’t wanna do, give me something that I can enjoy and/or learn something from in the process. This is where podcasts come in!
I don’t know about you, but I often feel half giddy and half overwhelmed by the amount of podcasts out there. There’s an insane amount of content on seemingly insignificant subjects. Did you know there is a podcast about Vermont? There’s one that just records the chatter of people playing video games. Another one documents the thoughts of two guys who watch the same Zac Effron movie every single week. Just the straight up public, mental unraveling of two grown men over a forbidden romance, I mean come on. I only sound bitter because this is my dream job. One time Dana and I decided we’d start a podcast, mostly to drink a few IPAs and talk about snacks. That’s still in the biz plan by the way, so, something to look forward to.
As for less random podcasts, there are a few that I tend to rotate through. I’ll go ahead and assume that since you’re reading this here blog that you’re interested in wellness, personal development, or some combination of the two. And so I thought I’d share what I’ve been listening to lately, all hosted by women, should you be looking for a few new pods to grace your earbuds.
For health & wellness:
Any good ones to share? We’re always on the look out for new finds. Leave ’em below!