I’ve totally mentioned this before, but I’m saying it again: Podcasts are my one of my favorite ways to spend a commute. They flawlessly get my mind off of traffic, work and sleep deprivation.
Below, a few of my favorites.
TED Radio Hour, NPR
This was the first podcast that I ever discovered, and it remains my favorite. Hosted by the amazingly inquisitive and smart Guy Raz, this show satisfies my curiosity about the world. Each show is centered around a common theme (discoveries about the universe, the source of collaboration, growing up) and Guy interviews past TED speakers – experts on that given topic.
(Fun fact: Host Guy Raz started his career as an intern for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He worked his way up, most notably spending six years abroad, reporting from more than 40 countries. He went on to become the HOST of “All Things Considered.” Today, he is the host of NPR’s extremely successful “TED Radio Hour.” What a success story.)
Tyler and Korey are just the cutest. They’re friends from college and are both superstars on YouTube.
More importantly, they host a truly fab podcast. They chat about pop culture, gossip, their own lives… Anything goes. It’s totally goofy, super fun and never fails to put a smile on my face.
I discovered “Millennial” recently, and completely fell in love. Host Megan Tan unabashedly admits something scary – that most 20-somethings don’t have life figured out quite yet. It’s so honest, so truthful… so relatable.
What would a podcast roundup be without Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Magic Lessons”?
Gilbert is the extremely talented author of “Eat Pray Love,” which I’m currently reading! Magic lessons are “road maps for the path to creativity, the extra nudge you need when you’re feeling stuck.” She helps people who are having trouble fulfilling their creative dreams.
She’s wise. Wise, soulful, kind and a great listener. Just the sound of her voice soothes me.
Go listen! And then buy her book.
Oh, and listen to her TED Talk.
And just like that, this blog post came full circle.