There’s a time and a place for podcasts. I used to not have the time for them because I always had a child with me. Not that one cannot listen to podcasts around children but one may experience multiple interruptions and, frankly, that is just no way to really listen to (and possibly enjoy) a podcast. I used to have time when I was still working full time outside of the house. Then, I didn’t have time. And now, I have found some more time. While exercising in the same general space my kids are playing outside, I pop in one earbud and listen to my hearts content.
Here are my top 5 favorite podcasts, in no particular order:
1. Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey: a Christian conservative look at current events, politics and theology. I love Allie’s approach though I find politics in general a bit heavy and something to moderate how much I hear/see. She brings on great expert guests that really flesh out a topic and break it down so it’s easy to understand.
2. Foundations: Ruth & Troy describe their podcast as the podcast that “helps you direct your family as you explore 12 key truths to connect your children’s hearts – and yours – to the heart of God”. Although I was raised going to church, I don’t really feel like I know how to incorporate Christianity into parenting and this podcast is very practical.
3. Behind the Scenes: Jeremy & Audrey Roloff are stars of the reality TV show “Little People, Big World”. While I haven’t see the show in many, many years – I do remember watching when the kids (on the show) were younger. They bring on a variety of guests to talk about life, family and faith.
4. The GaryVee Audio Experience: I first read Gary’s book Crush It! probably 10 years ago. I’m a big fan of marketing and business ideas and love to consume materials discussing the topic. He’s a thought leader and a successful entrepreneur. He’s a no B.S. kind of guy and the kind of guy who definitely wouldn’t abbreviate swear words (so not exactly kid friendly in my opinion).
5. You’re Welcome with Hilary Rushford: I came across Hilary on Instagram years ago. Feeling inspired by her story of struggling actress to successful stylist/blogger in NYC, I purchased her Instagram class about 6 years ago. On her podcast she talks about business, life and style.
***Bonus. This American Life: I have listened to so many stories from TAL. While the stories are true and journalistic, they are entertaining and can be incredibly light hearted (though that’s not the case for all of the episodes). I love these stories. TAL is one of the top podcasts and if you haven’t already heard of it, then you must go try it out. I listed this as bonus because despite how much I think fondly of it, I haven’t listened to it in years. Again, due to the previously explained reasons and because with the tiny time I do have right now, I’m listening to something more practical but, ya know, maybe I should make some time for just pure entertainment.