I love podcasts. Why? I love that I am not attached to a screen (which is why I love audio books, too). I can still get mundane things done while learning something or just enjoying a conversation I don’t have to be properly dressed for and actively participate in.
The problem with podcasts is, if you aren’t on a desktop computer, data usage. If I am not on WiFi, I can blow through my data really quick through my phone plan (especially when I wasn’t planning on being away so long so didn’t download episodes before I left). We have T-Mobile and one of the wonderful things they have done (and I know others have) is allow free streaming of some apps, like Spotify and Pandora.
Well, Spotify and Pandora have now begun carrying podcasts! I am not sure if they will include the entire catalog you can find on ITunes but they are now carrying some that I listen to. The following are a list of my favorites, the ones I listen to on a fairly consistent basis (I say fairly because sometimes it feels like I don’t have enough time in the day to actually do things AND listen to all of my podcasts, since quite a few of them release their episodes on Fridays).
I love his brutally honest take on all things business, health, and life. His back story is the kind of story that would cause so many to hide from the world but he did the opposite. He fought his fears, doubts, and insecurities to become one of the most dynamic speakers and entrepreneurs
Second on the list is Rune Soup with Gordon White.
I stumbled onto Rune Soup when I was searching for podcasts about runes. Imagine my surprise when Gordon didn’t discuss runes! 🙂 He describes his podcast like this, “A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal.” That’s what it is, with a lot more topics!
The third is 48 Days to the Work You Love with Dan Miller.
He gives the most practical career advice I have ever heard (or written). Seriously. Dan is a “don’t quit your day job” kind of advisor. He offers realistic, helpful options to improve your financial situation AND obtain career/life satisfaction. Almost every episode is Dan answering listeners’ questions.
And on Spotify:
Fourth is The Ed Mylett Show.
Ed Mylett interviews anyone who has a story to tell that offers hope and advice in business and life. When I say he interviews anyone, I mean that. He has interviewed the wrestler “The Undertaker” and Vivica A. Fox. He also has a wonderful sense of humor and if you want to see a big burly guy snuggle with some Pomeranians, follow him on Instagram.
It looks like his show is only on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ed-mylett-show/id1181233130?mt=2