Have you been listening to any great podcasts lately?
Around midweek .. I often find my inspiration fading
The feeling of wanting to call up my coolest friend to ask what she's been cooking for dinner lately. Which book is tucked inside of her pool bag? How does she organize her recipes? Any ideas for an abundance of zucchini? Has she discovered any great snacking ideas while scrolling through new Instagram accounts?
And then it occurred to me. Not only do I have great friends .. but some truly incredible readers as well(!)
So I thought it would be fun to start a new series with the hope of inspiring each other. Every week .. something new
Confession: I fell in love with talk radio listening to Tom Snyder during the '90s. I'll never forget those long nights when I was a young mom finishing her math degree .. working on Calculus problems with a newborn sleeping nearby. He was a friendly voice that kept me company.
So when podcasts came along, I couldn't get enough. Over the years my list started with Dr. Laura .. moved to all things NPR .. and now includes a little bit of everything.
Confession: It's hard to find uninterrupted time during the day to listen. I'm not much of a multitasker … so the idea of following along with a conversation while trying desperately not to burn the eggs is sometimes too much for me. Never-the-less .. high hopes abound and something talk-radio (like) .. is always on
This spring I developed a new routine. One where I purpose time during my day to go for a walk. I put on my shoes .. turn on a podcast .. and talk to no one for (at least) an hour. It's the single greatest boost in my day. Afterward .. I'm fully restored and good for another 100,000 miles
Here are a few of the podcasts I've been tuning into:
The Tim Ferriss Show – “In this show, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.” ~ Tim Ferriss
A few episodes to try? The Scariest Navy Seal Imaginable and What He Taught Me .. Tony Robbins on Achievement vs Fulfillment .. Ryan Holiday Shares Useful Lessons on Workaholics Annonymous, Corporate Imposions and More
Planet Money – The economy, explained, with stories and surprises.
Balanced Bites – Everything from current topics in health and nutrition to beauty, skincare, healthy mindset, and more
A few episodes to try? #283: Sugar, Carbs, and Food Swaps .. #275: Growing a Business Without Losing Your Mind .. #266: All About Digestion – Gut Microbiome, Antacids, Probiotics .. #157: Low Carb Controversy, Quitting Cardio and Ditching Egg Whites
Invisibilia – Perfect for a day when you’re curious why it is we do the thing we do .. and how we can potentially do them better
Good Life Project – Perfect for a day you need to be reminded of your own power
A few episodes to try: The Gratitude Diaries: A Yearlong Experiment in Thanks .. Annoyed or Blessed: It's a Matter of Choice
Revisionist History – Each week for 10 weeks .. Malcolm Gladwell goes back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
The Fat Burning Man – After struggling with health and weight issues for years, Abel James discovered that everything he knew about health, fitness, and nutrition was wrong
Food Blogger Pro – A wealth of information for (not only) food bloggers
A few episodes to try: #99: Sponsored Content and Getting Paid What Your Work is Worth .. An Interview with Molly Yeh
ReplayAll – A series devoted to the culture of the web — things like bizarre Instagram accounts, quirky corners of Reddit and unlikely YouTube sensations
What are your go-to podcasts for a mid-day pick-me-up? I'm in need of some inspiration and I’d love to hear!