It wasn’t video that killed the radio star. It was Podcasts.
With over 350 000 podcasts covering just about any imaginable topic, you’re likely to find something you want to hear.
We’ve taken to listening to podcasts while travelling, cooking and cleaning. It turns mundane tasks into learning opportunities and allows you to select exactly what you want to hear.
Below are some of the podcasts we’re currently listening to
NPR is a minefield for fantastic podcasts, but How I built this with Guy Raz is a favourite. It’s described as a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. In each episode, Guy Raz interviews a founder of some of the most well-known and biggest companies like Sarah Blakely of Spanx, Howard Shultz of Starbucks, Joe Gebbia of Airbnb and more. In a story-like fashion he goes through how they started, the triumphs and failures and where they are now. It’s well worth a listen for anyone interested in how big companies get built and the people behind them.
This podcast is an extension of the popular wellness website – Mind Body Green. It’s hosted by founder of mindbodygreen, Jason Wachob and sees him chatting to some of the biggest names in health, wellness and fitness. Past episodes have included Dr Frank Lipman, an ex-South African who is one of the leading experts in healthy detox and a pioneer of the East meets West functional medicine movement; Tyler Haney founder of Outdoor Voices which makes some of the nicest athleisurewear you’ve ever worn and John Mackey, founder of Wholefoods.
If you want to stay up to date with wellness news, see where the experts and wellness business leaders think the industry is heading, or want to learn more about holistic living, subscribe.
The outside podcasts is an extension of Outside Online Magazine; and if you read our weekly things to know you’ll have noticed more often than not an article from them is included. They have a way of sharing long, rich and in-depth content in an enjoyable and readable format and this podcast is no different.
The podcast covers travel, sports, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of each. Past podcasts have included a fascinating history of the sports bra (it was only invented in the 1970s) and how Rebbecca Rusch, MTB world champion rode along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to find the crash site her father, a U.S. Air Force Pilot was shot down.
If you’re a fan of the website or outside adventures this is a podcast you’ll love.
Another NPR winning podcast is Hidden Brain, a podcast about life’s unseen patterns. Many of the podcasts are short (under 30 minutes) and cover random topics like what our google searches say about us, how we tell stories by what we spend money on and why coincidences aren’t that coincidental.
If you’re interested in the random, patterns or just want some great conversation fillers this podcast should be on your subscribe list
She made the term GirlBoss popular with her memoir about her days starting and running NastyGal. Sophia Amaruso has now turned Girlboss into a media company. In each episode Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who’ve made their mark—chatting lessons, advice and their journeys. Past guests have included Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of GOOP; Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin of the Skimm and Payal Kadakia, co-founder of Class Pass.
If you’ve read the book, and even if you haven’t but want to get advice from women who’ve been there and done it, this is a must listen.
Oprah has turned her Supersoul Sunday interviews into a podcast. This podcast is filled with Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. Past episodes featured Howard Shultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks on company’s having a soul and Don Miguel Ruiz, spiritual teacher on the Four agreements to apply In your daily life to bring you happiness, freedom and love.
If you used to watch the Oprah Show on the regular, this podcast will take you back to why Oprah is the OG talk show queen.
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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.