Today I am thankful for podcasts.
I discovered podcasts around this time last year when Serial became uber popular. After hearing friends rave about it, I decided to check it out. Serial was my entry drug. Now if I am listening to something on my phone while walking or driving or cooking, it's probably a podcast. In fact, I might need to change my monthly recap to "Podcasts, Books, Miles and Looks" because I barely listen to new music anymore. It's kind of sad because I do miss listening to music at times, but I just love listening to a podcast and falling down the rabbit hole of whatever topic is being discussed from female friendships to the latest book releases to starting a new company.
Another unintended benefit of podcasts is that listening to podcasts has broken my terrible habit of texting while driving. I never should have been texting and driving in the first place but now it's out of the question because I can't text, drive and listen to a podcast as that's entirely too much multi-tasking.
I'll close with a list of my 5 favorite podcasts!
1. Start-Up - This is a podcast about starting a new company. Even if you have no interest in starting your own company (which is the case for me) it's totally intriguing. Plus I love the voice of the main host, Alex Bloomberg.
2. Book Riot - Book Riot has several podcasts but my favorite one is their main one. The hosts talk about what's new and exciting in the world of books. As a lover of reading, I love listening to this!
3. Starr Struck Radio - In this podcast, a husband wife duo banter back and forth about topics such as morning routines, the decision about when to have children, impostor syndrome, and so on. I like that they often don't agree with each other as it makes for a more interesting discussion.
4. Death, Sex and Money - In this podcast the host covers topics related to, you guessed it, death, sex or money. The host, Anna Sale, has my favorite voice of the female podcasters that I listen to. I like that the episodes tend to be shorter (around 30 minutes) and introduce me to subjects and people I had never thought about or would have encountered otherwise.
5. Books on the Nightstand - Of course 2 out of my 5 favorite podcasts are book related! The last podcast to make my top 5 list is another literary podcast that is hosted by 2 people who work in the publishing industry. The episodes are typically 30-40 minutes long and have some sort of theme with book recommendations at the end. Listening to these two talk makes me REALLY wish I worked in the publishing industry!
What are you thankful for today?