I’m lucky enough to be able to walk to work. Like most millennials though, I’m addicted to technology and the thought of a silent commute that forces me to listen to my own thoughts fills me with dread.
Enter my new favourite pastime – podcasts.
I’ve been listening to them for about a year now on my 20-minute commute to and from the office and these are the ones I still look forward to listening to on a daily basis.
Monika Welburn from the Elgin Avenue and Ella Gregory from Coco’s Tea Party are the tag team behind this one. They tackle everything from dating in your twenties to blogging and staying healthy and that’s exactly why I like it. There are elements of their episodes that help me with my business but there are others that are just interesting to hear fresh perspectives on.
I know, I know. I haven’t seen a podcast round-up that didn’t include this one either but it really is so helpful for bloggers, Instagrammers and business owners alike. There’s nothing like an interview with a successful businesswoman to start your day and this podcast is full of them. It also makes often complex algorithms and technical terms easy to understand, plus it’s got super cute intro music that I find myself humming along to throughout the day.
Another inspiring blog-related podcast. Lucy interviews some of my favourite bloggers and online entrepreneurs each week and tackles everything from growing your social media channels to overcoming self-doubt. I particularly enjoyed this episode recently where she interviews Anna Newton. As you already know, I’m a huge fan of hers and hearing her open up about her previous jobs and juggling blogging alongside them made the freelance dream seem a little more doable.
Now for the wild card. I won’t say that this isn’t like its title suggests because it absolutely is but once you listen to the first episode, you’ll understand why I had to include it. Jamie Morton shares a chapter each episode from the erotic novel his dad wrote and if the content of the book itself isn’t enough to have you in stitches, the commentary that comes with it courtesy of him and his friends James and Alice certainly will be. I get A LOT of funny looks laughing out loud to this one on the street but it’s so worth it.
These four are for sure my favourites but I’m also partial to a listen of Women of the Hour, How I Built This and The Heart of It. I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts too so please let me know in the comments if there are any you’ve been enjoying lately.