I love podcasts. I’m also surprisingly very new to them even though they have been around for years.
There are many reasons: such as distracting me from a long commute; taking my mind off stressful moments; an insatiable desire to learn more about the human condition, or just to have a good laugh!
Faves At the Moment
- The Rich Roll Podcast
If you are into learning about perspectives on a variety of topics, from health and fitness, veganism, recovery from addiction, religion, deep thinking, philosophy and heaps more, Rich Roll is your starting point. His conversations with people are eye-opening and absolutely fascinating. Learning about people’s points of view through their eyes will make you a more balanced person, and hearing inspiring stories of courage and endurance from all walks of life will enable you to discover more about the world, and yourself.
- SriMati – Divine Throughline
Please, please listen to SriMati. She is an incredibly deep thinker with amazing and soul-healing words that strike you deep in the psyche. She has helped me calm down and think about things on an entirely different level. From health, yoga, healing, meditation and words of wisdom, SriMati is your go-to to wind down from the day, or listen to when you’re stressed. I’m absolutely in awe of her. No matter your interest or wherever you are in life, you can learn from her.
- Don’t You Know Who I Am?
Comedian Josh Earl hosts a hilarious hour of a quiz show that involves taking moments from the 4-5 comedian guests lives (such as Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Dilruk Jayasinha, Tom Gleeson, etc), and asking them questions about it. Earl digs up old social media accounts for some very funny content.
- Australian True Crime
This one is a doozy. Hosted by Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb, this podcast delves deep into the history of Australian crime, often involving cold cases and former police officers who were heavily involved in the investigations. A good place to start if you’re a true crime fan but be warned…it can get pretty gruesome and sometimes it is advisable to take a break if it is weighing heavy on your heart.
- 10 Minute Tudors
A short snippet of a certain point in Tudor or Stuart history. Historian Leanda de Lisle (who has written some terrific books on this time period – I highly recommend ‘The Sisters Who Would be Queen‘) takes a commonly known fact – such as Anne Boleyn being beheaded by sword, or the concept of the whipping boy, and dissects it in 10-20 minutes. Fascinating and a really great way to get a micro-look at historical moments.
- Inside Running Podcast
This is great. A banter filled hour of running talk, product reviews, training overview (how on earth do they get the time to run that much?!!), running news and the special segment ‘Moose on the Loose’ – e.g the running rant of the week, which will get a LOT of you nodding if you’re runners. Extremely relatable rants no matter how often or how far you run.
- Meshel Laurie’s Nitty Gritty Committee
I hope this comes back. Meshel Laurie (from Australian True Crime, The Project, radio, her books and a zillion other things…she’s very prolific and we love it!) talks all things heavy and heart-felt with a variety of guests, of her more recent discussions, her episode with Dilruk really struck a chord with me, and I am sure you can find content within her vast catalogue that will resonate with you too.
- Welcome to Night Vale
A classic! I’m not even halfway through and my lovely friend Alex took me to see a live show, which was delightful. A dark fantasy romp through a town called Night Vale seen through the eyes of radio host Cecil Palmer.
- The Sophisticated Marketer’s Podcast
Really good fresh ideas and concepts straight from the minds of the best in the business. Jason Miller, Content Marketing Manager from LinkedIn, interviews new people every week getting not only where the marketing world is going, but also where it’s been, and how we can learn from history.
- Rise and Grind with Daymond John
An awesome, inspiring chat with people who have excelled in business across multiple sectors. This new podcast from ‘the people’s shark’ from Shark Tank gives advice on how to live a proactive life and tidbits of information on how the best get things done.
- Hamish & Andy the Podcast 2018
If you’re a fan of Hamish and Andy (who isn’t?) then you will love this new podcast they have started up, since now we are starved of them in the Drive Home slot in the afternoons. The creators of the first ‘Analogue crypto coin’ – Hamish and Andy are unwavering in their talent to get you laughing at practically any subject. A must listen!
This is not an exhaustive list and I have subscribed to more, however I have not listened to enough episodes to really judge.
What are your favourite podcasts?