In preparation for moving day (which is inevitable, but still TBD), I’m spending a lot of time touching up the paint in our current home. Which means I’m listening to a lot of podcasts these days.
Today I’m sharing my favorites.
2 podcasts I never miss an episode of:
1. After the Jump. I started listening when a fellow blogger emailed me this episode about challenges facing bloggers in the new world of ads and wanted my opinion. I was hooked by host Grace Bonney’s savvy and her show’s eclectic blend of design, business, and productivity.
2. Office Hours with Dan Pink. Described as “Car Talk for the human engine,” this podcast features interviews with authors and business leaders such as Susan Cain,Gretchen Rubin, Tom Rath, Malcolm Gladwell, and more. I’ve found a lot of great books through this podcast.
3 podcasts I listen to more often than not:
1. Books on the Nightstand. My taste doesn’t always jive with Ann and Michael’s, but I still love hearing book lovers talk books.
2. The Art of Simple. Entertaining, accessible, and always well done. I’m excited about the new format for Tsh Oxenreider’s excellent podcast: shorter episodes, (maybe) more often. Her recent interview with Susan Wise Bauer was a favorite.
3. Beyond the To Do List. I prefer the big-picture episodes more than the nitty-gritty productivity ones, but host Erik Fisher makes every topic interesting. (I’ve been a guest on this podcast: catch those episodes here and here.)
3 podcasts I tune in to occasionally:
1. This American Life. Because Ira Glass is a genius (and an entertaining one, at that). The most popular podcast in the country, with over 1 million downloads per episode.
3 individual podcast episodes worth singling out:
1. Rick Steves interviews The Ballpark Boys about their epic road trip. (Episode 96.)
2. This American Life features a special production of Hamlet inside a high-security prison, performed by, and for, the inmates.
3. More This American Life: this episode visits the editorial room at The Onion, where the comedy writers debate which jokes work, which ones don’t, and why.
5 podcasts I’d like to explore:
1. The Lively Show. Jess Lively offers great advice about living with intention on her blog and through her email list; I’m excited about trying out the audio version.
2. CraftLit. This long-running podcast aims to get classic literature to people busy working with their hands. (And how can you not smile at their tagline, Audiobooks with Benefits™?)
3. Anything paleo-ish or fitness-related. Because I need a kick in the pants.
4. The New Yorker fiction podcast. A writer friend raved about this one.
5. NPR Books podcast. Because I adore their radio segments, and just found out about the podcast.
What are your favorite podcasts? Tell us your favorite shows and episodes in comments.