Wednesday, October 24, 2018


I'm not that great at silence.  I love to learn.  I like to listen to people talk and not really have to respond.  So, I love audio book and podcasts.  I love to have them on in my office while I'm working.  I'm going to share some of my favorites with you today.

Late Night with Seth Meyers - I've been a Seth fan since he was on Saturday Night Live.  The podcast is kinda a recap of his show that I can't stay up for because it comes on after 9 pm CST.  Warning - if you're super politically conservative, you probably wouldn't like this one.

Without Fail - this is a podcast from Gimlet Media.  Gimlet started with a podcast called Start Up that chronicled the starting of their company and now follows other entrepreneurs.  On Without Fail, Gimlet founder Alex Bloomberg talks to other entrepreneurs who have experienced, survived and thrived after failure.  Super interesting!

Positive University Podcast - interviews by Jon Gordon.  I've read several of Jon's books and I really like his message.  Plus, he interviews a lot of sports people so I really love it.  Sometimes I listen and wish I could be Jon Gordon when I grow up!

30 for 30 podcasts - This is an ESPN production from the people who create the 30 for 30 documentaries.  Again, it's sports related which is awesome.  It's in depth reporting on common news stories so you get another angle.  The series they did on Brikam yoga was so interesting I've listened to it twice.

The Horror of Delores Roach - another Gimlet Media production.  This one is a serious adult podcast. It's fiction and very dark - with all the words.  Delores is newly out of prison and her story is fascinating.  I'm 5 episodes in and I'm hooked. {update - I'm on episode 6 and it is very adult! R rated}

Up First - an NPR production. This is a daily news podcast.  15 minutes of national and international news every weekday.  I can't handle watching the news so this does the trick.  I can listen while I get ready in the morning and feel informed.

Other favorites - Freakonomics, Planet Money, The Nod, For the Love with Jen Hatmaker, FiveThirtyEight Politics, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Serial (loved season 1, not a fan of season 2 but I'm LOVING season 3) and DriveTime Devotionals.

You can subscribe to any of these podcast for free.  iPhones have a native podcast app.  I've been using Overcast lately.

What about you? Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites?

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