Do you listen to podcasts? My favourite podcasts are a great source of entertainment, education and inspiration.
There are thousands of podcasts available on just about every subject, meaning there truly is something for everyone. You can listen to podcasts on the Apple Podcast app, on a web browser or via other apps like the Google Podcasts app and Spotify. For more details of how to listen to podcasts, you can go Gift of Podcast. When you download their free gift of a podcast certificate, you also get full, easy to follow instructions on how to find, download and listen to podcasts.
I listen to podcasts when I am walking, working out, working in the kitchen or doing household tasks. The nice thing about podcasts is that when you discover one you like, you can usually go back through their archives and catch up. They are always available, whenever you have time to listen.
My Top 5 Favourite Podcasts
Happier with Gretchen Rubin and Liz Craft
Happier is, not surprisingly, a podcast about how to be happier. From the author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, Happier is the first podcast I listened to. Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Craft share ideas, inspiration, projects and techniques to help you make easy changes that will improve your life and help make you happier. Over the years I’ve learned so much from this podcast. There are interesting guests, happiness hacks, and even a book club.
Happier in Hollywood with Liz Craft and Sarah Fain
When Happier in Hollywood launched, I wasn’t sure that it was for me. After all, although I visit occasionally, I don’t live in Hollywood. However Elizabeth Craft and her writing partner Sarah Fain’s podcast about “how to be happier, healthier, saner, more creative, more successful and more productive in a back-biting, superficial, chaotic, unpredictable and fundamentally insane world” really resonates with me. The subjects they cover are broad and relevant to modern life, regardless of where you live. This is a frank podcast, so sometimes the language is a little strong, but it really is entertaining and inspiring.
The Heritage Cookbook Project
This fledgling podcast is new on the scene and slowly gaining steam. If you love vintage recipes, family food history and social culture you will really enjoy The Heritage Cookbook Project. Leigh Olsen and a variety of guests explore vintage recipes, their history and the personal stories behind them, as well as the role food and family recipes play in our heritage and personal histories.
Ann Kroeker Writing Coach
I ‘met’ Ann Kroeker virtually, about nine years ago, back in the early days of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Fast forward to today and Ann is a writing coach, editor and author who aims to help you achieve your writing goals by being curious, creative and productive. Ann’s podcast includes a selection of friendly coaching sessions and interviews to help writers at all levels achieve their goals. I’ve found it really helpful and informative.
Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher
If you are a blogger, entrepreneur, influencer or someone who is active on social media, Goal Digger is likely to become one of your favourite podcasts too. Jenna is an incredibly enthusiastic writer, photographer and educator. Her podcasts include interviews but the majority are coaching sessions from Jenna herself. I’ve found her posts about Instagram and work flow particularly helpful. There’s a huge back catalogue of episodes so you can pick and choose what you feel will be most helpful to you personally.
What are Your Favourite Podcasts?
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