Over three years ago I started to check out audiobooks from the library to listen to on my morning and evening MARTA commutes. Audiobooks were a great way to catch up on my “reading” without committing to several weeks of reading from a book. However, there would a period where I would have to wait for the next audiobook on my waiting list to become available. Enter the Podcast app on my Apple iOS device. I quickly fell in love with podcasts – they are a great way to ignore my coworkers (lol) or wind down after a long day. I started listening to shows like The Read, Jade & XD, The Black Guy Who Tips and many more in a daily rotation.
So, if you would like to give podcasts a try, here is a list you should check out:
Listen to Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.
Handpicked by Oprah, hear the greatest life lessons of some the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures, and athletes in their own words.
hey, girl. by Alex Elle
Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far.
Passing Through by Nneka J
Nneka Julia shares revelations and wisdom collected through travel, conversation, and self-education.
Serial by This American Life
Hosted by Sarah Koenig, Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Serial season three tells the stories that occurred in a year inside a Cleveland courthouse.
Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert
Based off her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – which is all about powering through the challenges of being creative to do great work – bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert helps aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully. The podcast is on its second season.
On One with Angela Rye by Loud Speakers Network
CNN political commentator, Angela Rye, delivers a weekly (sort of) podcast of the most honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day.
Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso by Girlboss Media
Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who have made their unapologetic mark in the world.