15 Nov 5 Podcasts You Need in Your Life
I won’t pretend I’ve listened to all of these in their entirety, so let’s just say that these are podcasts that are on my wishlist, as I know I need them in my life. I’ve grown tired of listening to the news while driving in my car, so my latest thing is to switch on my latest podcast, and while I’m staring at the back of someone’s car bumper, I’m being elevated somewhere else, being inspired or learning something new.
Whether it’s about starting a business, managing the creative process, or simply learning more about what it means to be human – these have all been personally recommended to me and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into them:
- Committing to Your Passion Project
“It’s easy to have passion, but it’s another thing to have persistence and perseverance” (Kendra Aronson)
I think this could apply to any goal you’ve had at the back of your mind for years now, whether it’s writing a novel, starting a company, or switching careers. Kendra Aronson shares her story of how she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her popular cookbook, after the passion project wouldn’t leave her mind.
2. Creativity, Curiosity & Grief with Elizabeth Gilbert
A friend forwarded me this one as she thought it would be just up my street! It covers a variety of subjects but is apparently very inspiring and authentic, and led by the hugely successful novelist Elizabeth Gilbert. I’ve loved all of her TED talks, so I’m sure this one is set to be a goodie.
3. How I Built This
Fascinating for anyone who runs their own business, or wants to do so, this series tells the stories behind the world’s most successful companies, giving a narrative journey about the innovators and idealists behind them.
4. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Based on the bestselling book, this series of podcasts is suitable for both young and old, telling fascinating (and sometimes lesser known) stories about girls and women who have changed the world. From artist Frida Kahlo to Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini (who swam a boat full of refugees to safety when their boat motor died), this series will give you goosebumps and possibly make you cry (just me?!). We need these stories of strong talented women, and we especially need young women and girls to hear them.
5. The Allusionist
As writers, we’re all about the power of language, and these podcasts cover a wide variety of topics on the matter. From how your name influences your personality and life, to how specific novels can make ill people get better, to why some languages are about to die (and can we rescue them?).
Instead of opening up social media once again when you’ve got 5 minutes to spare tomorrow, why not try listening to one of these gems? I’m going to do the same.