Podcast Roundup

Ever since I discovered podcasts four years ago, I can’t seem to get enough of them. I’m constantly playing them in the car on my way to and from work, Pyro Man and I have used them on road trips and they’re great if you need something other than tunes on a long walk.

Last roundup I had lots of true crime, and it’s still a favorite, but I’ve got a few inspirational ones, too. Let’s get to it!

Podcast Roundup

Over My Dead Body

If you’re looking for the next podcast, dig into this one! So freaking interesting! I enjoy a good true crime and this one is laid out in six perfect chapters for the listener. Essentially the story lays out a perfect marriage, nasty divorce, a murder (shocker) and the unraveling of family drama. Get in, get hooked.

*PS - They also did “Dirty John,” which was made into a TV series. Also an excellent listen!

RISE Podcast

Julie-come-lately, I found Rachel Hollis last spring when her book came out. Tons of ads started showing up on Facebook for Girl, Wash Your Face and friends were posting her quotes constantly. I found her podcast first and really enjoyed her message and how she put it all out there. I liked her interviews and how she seemed to really connect with each interviewer. Yes, if you listen constantly then you’ll realize it’s the same message over again, but honestly, maybe it’s a message you need to hear over again.

Favorite episodes: #79, How to Find Your Calling with Lewis Howes, #75 Daily Habits that Change the Game with Brendon Burchard, #73 How to Gain Control of Your Money with Rachel Cruze, #61 Lewis Howes Interview, #58 The Lie - I Am Not Enough

Cultivate Your Life with Lara Casey

A friend recommended Lara Casey’s book, Make It Happen, several years ago and I found a lady who’s whole mission was to help you figure out how to make your goals happen through planning and following faith. I. was. hooked. First of all, I love planning. It’s a weird thing I learned from my mother and her trusty blue book, aka the Bible. If your plans did not get written down in Mom’s blue book, it didn’t exist. Our family lives ran off that calendar and I couldn’t wait to be old enough to have a beautiful planner of my own. Fast forward to college, I went to an incredible place that really nurtured that love of planning to a whole other level. Truly. So, finding someone who’s mission has been to help women dig into goals, learn to plan them out and tackle them with grace, I knew I had found someone I could get behind. I had listened to all her interviews I could find on Apple Podcast and was thrilled when she announced she was starting her own show. Her podcast is new so there aren’t too many episodes out there yet, but I enjoy the message she sends out and how she incorporates her family into it all.

The Daily

I’ve mentioned this one before but it’s still my favorite quick and easy 20 minute news source. I’ll use iHeartRadio to stream NPR in the morning while getting ready and follow up with “The Daily”. It’s New York Times sponsored, they bring you straight facts, usually focused on one central concept and they end the show with something you need to know for that day. In essence, if you’re looking for a snippet of information on something pertinent for the day, this is it!

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That’s what I’ve been soaking up a lot lately! A little mystery, a little news, and a lot of personal growth because, hey, it just keeps me trying to be a better human every day!

Happy listening, y’all!

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Podcast Roundup

As much as I love listening to music or watching a good show, sometimes I need to hear something different. I found podcasts serve as a great substitute for that. Whether it's listening to a story, a bit of business advice, an interview from a neat person, or just news stories, it's something different for my ears. And my brain! 

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Alright folks, it's time for a podcast round up! Whether you're doing some road tripping, commuting to work or heck, just cleaning around the house, here are a couple of podcasts you might enjoy: 

1. Crimetown 

Oooooh, you better run from you mama now! Or so the opening song goes. This one, it's pretty dang good. So good, in fact, that Pyro Man really dug into this story. Crimetown is all about the mob out of Rhode Island and it's inner workings with the government, specifically mayor Buddy Cianci. If you like mob stories, you're going to love this one! 

2. The Daily

I like this one a lot as an every day news briefing. About 20 minutes focused on one element in world news with a few last parting things, "what else you should know today." What I like most about this New York Times podcast is that it's straight facts, some interviews, but mostly facts about what is going on and why it's important to be informed on it. Essentially, I get the 411 on my way to work every day. 

3. Up & Vanished

A documentary film maker turned detective sleuth. Seriously. And it's all true. Payne Lindsey takes you on a journey through his search to find out who killed Tara Grinstad, local Georgia teacher and former beauty queen. The whole story is riveting and something we binged on our way out to Charleston and back last year. If you like mysteries and unsolved crimes, definitely check it out if you haven't yet. 

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4. Goal Digger Podcast

Somehow I found Jenna Kutcher a couple years ago on Instagram and I was drawn to her postings. When she started a podcast for entrepreneurs, I was subscribed without hesitation. What I like about her show is a balance of talking to successful entrepreneurial woman and her own episodes offering tips and tools for business. I find her encouraging, the stories interesting, and the information helpful. Mostly, it just makes me feel inspired. 

BONUS:   How it Works  episode with  Kate Spade is one of my favorites.  

BONUS: How it Works episode with  Kate Spade is one of my favorites.  

That feels like a pretty solid group of shows right there. Trust me, i definitely dig into other ones and I'm always on the hunt for more, but these are a good start if you're looking for a change up in your radio dial. 

Alright, spill! What are some of your favorite podcasts you've been listening to lately?

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