I’ve started listening to podcasts again. Woohoo!
Since I’m in the car more with work and hospitals, I have been able to return to them. I’m sharing the exact podcast I’ve enjoyed this week, but then I’ve highlighted ones I will regularly peruse just to see what/who is featured.
- Work Life with Adam Grant – Interview with Malcolm Gladwell, aired this week
First up, I love both Adam Grant and Malcolm Gladwell. I have listened to almost all the first three seasons of Malcolm’s Revisionist History podcast (utterly fascinating – a MUST listen!). And I got hooked on Adam when I read Option B with Sheryl Sandberg. His podcast is fascinating but listening to him and Malcolm debate is the best! The first half of this podcast is my fav when it is Adam doing the interviewing.
Also, I listen to all of my podcasts on 1&1/2 speed so this very long episode goes a bit faster and I love hearing Malcolm at 1&1/2 speed!!
2. For the Love with Jen Hatmaker – Interview with Ree Drummond, aired March 2nd
You all know I am a lover of the Pioneer Woman!!! I also love me some Jen Hatmaker. So listening to the two of them chat about life and food was such fun. Jen is always in my podcast mix but it has been heavier lately because of all she has gone through and I just wasn’t up for heavy with my stuff happening. Her new series is on food though and I am all in!
3. You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton – Interview with Antony Blinken, aired March 2nd
So regardless of politics, and who is in office, I like to know more about the key cabinet officials. I’m not that familiar with Tony Blinken, President Biden’s new Secretary of State, so I wanted to hear an interview with him and this is one of his first. I really enjoyed listening to their conversation since they know each other and hearing his priorities for his term.
What else do I listen to?
In the faith camp, I flip around a fair bit. I subscribe to the Encounter Podcast when I need to center myself in the mornings (very good to focus on a scripture passage and prayer. Also, Elevation with Steven Furtick was always my go to for preaching but that has shifted some lately. Love going back to his older ones.
In the women camp, I mentioned Jen Hatmaker is always in my rotation as is That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs. In this area, I tend to grab something on a topic I’ll like – while By the Book, I Hate Green Beans and Happier are both in my subscription list, I don’t listen often. Sometimes I’ll also listen to Encounter with Brene Brown if I like her guest – recommend her interview with Dolly Parton.
In the politics camp, I listen to Party Politics for a look from both sides with a Texas political viewpoint. Plus, a good friend of mine’s husband is one of the co-hosts and I find him very insightful. Similarly, I have Pantsuit Politics in the subscription line up because it’s two women friends with different political views. I haven’t listened recently but enjoy hearing both sides. Finally, although I use the NY Times regularly for my news intake, I know some find their info political. But I enjoy The Daily, their short podcast that drops every morning about an interesting, emerging issue.
I’m also always game for a short serial podcast. I absolutely loved The Drop Out about Elizabeth Holmes. Then I finished White Lies by NPR about the 1965 cold case in Alabama, the murder of Rev. James Reeb, which I highly recommend. I have Serial up as my next one in this category but I’m open to suggestions in the category.
As I mentioned, do not miss Revisionist History! I can’t wait to listen to Season 5 that’s come out! This is probably my all time favorite.
Other good staples for personal/leadership growth: How I Built This, Ted Radio Hour, Work Life with Adam Grant, and The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. What am I miss here friends? Would love to add some women to the mix here.
Clearly, I can’t get to all the ones I would like to but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to add more. So sound off! What do I need to hear??? Are any of mine in your line up?