Over the past few months, I’ve gotten super into podcasts. I don’t know why it took me so long to get on board but nevertheless I made it. While I don’t proclaim to be an expert, I have a few favorites and some recommendations for those of you who are looking for a new listen!
What We Said
I listen religiously each week because Jaci and Chelsey are so refreshing and relevant. They don’t box themselves into any particular topic but cover a variety of things from worst first date stories to getting real about imposter syndrome.I cannot speak highly enough about how entertaining they both are; I feel like one of their friends!
How I Built This with Guy Raz
This NPR podcast is so fun and inspiring, especially for young entrepreneurs and anyone in the business field. I love the Sweetgreen episode as well as The Laundress episode! If you are ever curious about how a company got to wear they are today, give this a listen.
Ologies with Aly Ward
Aly is hilarious as well as smart. In exploring the many -ologies of the world, she makes extremely obscure topics super interesting. I love the Oikology podcast about decluttering!
Girls Gotta Eat
This podcast is for all my peeps who love some good dating and relationship advice. No topic is off limits and they are refreshingly feminist and woman-centric. There is a great episode with Jamila Jamil on activism, body image, and cancel culture that I couldn’t get enough of!
Part Time Genius
This podcast has shorter episodes delving into random topics that you otherwise wouldn’t study. As someone who is a self-proclaimed expert in random knowledge and factoids, this is an awesome listen for a short commute or a quick study break.
I love this podcast because it deals with all things internet related which is perfect for our generation. Their newest episode is about QAnon and is super eye opening about how easily people can be manipulated into blatant lies. I have only listened to a few episodes so far but this is definitely an up and coming favorite.
The Joe Rogan Experience
These interview-based episodes are a bit lengthy but they do not disappoint. I actually got hooked on these after my boyfriend sent me one and while my interest level can vary from episode to episode, there are so many to choose from that you always find one that intrigues you. Joe Rogan is pretty well known these days and he really is a jack of all trades. No questions are off-topic and these are great to listen to and discuss with friends.
Emma Chamberlain is so emotional, raw, and honest. Per the title, she talks about anything and everything in a very uncut and unedited format. I particularly love her “Dealing with Adults” episode which is perfect for older teens and people who straddle the worlds of kids and adults.