3 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasts are the new Netflix. Okay, maybe not quite. But they’re definitely giving all the other media outlets a run for their money. With podcasts growing in popularity and in numbers, it can be tricky (or more so - overwhelming) in choosing what one to listen to the next time you’re on the bus to work. That’s why we created a shortlist of some of our favourite podcasts that will give you some serious food for thought.  

// The Glossy Podcast

This is a personal favourite of mine and I’ve become borderline obsessed since coming across it by accident last month. Glossy is a New York based media brand that looks at the way technology has and will continue to revolutionize the fashion and beauty industries. So, just based off that little fact alone, you know that they’ll never run out of topics to talk about because let’s be honest, technology doesn’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon. Led by Glossy senior reporter, Hillary Milnes, the podcast points out some interesting facts and opinions from industry professionals.

Reasons you’ll love it:

  • Each episode is around the 30 minute mark, making it the perfect fit for your commute or morning run. (Don’t get me wrong, I love a long, episode here and there but it bothers me when I have to hit pause on an interview or discussion and come back to it, hours or sometimes days later).
  • Milnes keeps to the questions (which are fairly unique and tailored to each individual she interviews). This isn’t the type of podcast where the interviewer’s personality is running wild. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and place for those but for this podcast, I just couldn’t see it working.

// Work Party

If you are a business owner, or more particularly, a woman who owns her own business, chances are you’ve heard of the Work Party podcast. It’s become a popular series among women who are trying to navigate and grow their business or businesses. Work Party offers an array of episodes where Create & Cultivate founder, Jaclyn Johnson chats with CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and more about the ups and downs of their various business endeavours. Each episode is kind of like listening in on a friends’ conversation. Jaclyn doesn’t filter herself and nor do her guests. Think swear words and getting down to the (sometimes) dirty truths about entrepreneurship.

Reasons you’ll love it:

  • Like already mentioned, each episode seems to be fairly conversational. It’s not overly formal but yet you get some great tips and tricks that you can actually take to heart and apply to your life and or career path.
  • Interesting speakers. I think it’s safe to say that Johnson is a very well connected woman as it certainly shows in her guest lineup. Like Spanx founder Sarah Blakely or makeup mogul, Bobbi Brown.

// Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Very much an easy-listening podcast, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a great introductory show for those that are new to the podcasting world. It was actually my first podcast I ever listened to and I still listen to it regularly. Even if you see yourself as a podcast veteran, this is still a great one that I highly recommend lending an ear to. Created by Dan Misener, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids (or GRTTWaK for short) is a series that takes you back to what some people call, ‘the good old days’. Recorded live, adults read aloud things they wrote, well, as kids. Everything and anything - like a short story written by an angry 11 year old, or one of my personal favourites, several diary entries about  one’s love for Gary Oldman. Yep, you read that right.

Reasons you’ll love it:

  • You can get all of the feels from this podcast. Literally. I’ve laughed aloud with my headphones in followed by a moment of self reflection after a speaker reads aloud a heavy diary entry.
  • No matter how you grew up, I really believe everyone can find amusement in an episode of GRTTWaK. We all had thoughts, dreams, fears, at 8, 10, 14 years old and so on. So much so that at one point or another, we likely wrote these musings down. There’s just something about nostalgia…

Post written by Kelsey Dech.

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