It is only in the last six months or so that I have actively started listing to podcasts. I had been hearing more and more about them but hadn’t gone as far as seeking out the little purple icon on my iPhone to see what they would mean for me. However, as soon as I did I became hooked!
They are great for commutes – be it in the car or on train, tube, bus or plane or even if you are walking. You can immerse yourself in a drama, learn something new or just feel like you have friends right there with you on your journey.
Day to day, I don’t get that much time to listen as I only spend about 30 minutes in the car on my commute (there and back – I am SO lucky) so I don’t get to hear every episode of the podcasts I like but get me on a long journey and the marathon begins!
Here are some of the best podcasts I am listening to:
For career inspiration and advice
She means business
I listen to this podcast most frequently as it always fires me up to think I can achieve anything. Carrie Green is a successful entrepreneur who set up the Female Entrepreneur Association and wrote the book She Means Business. In the podcast episodes Carrie interviews other successful female online entrepreneurs – they talk about their journey and how they got to wear they are. It has opened my eyes to what is possible!
Soulful PR with Janet Murray
I used to follow Janet Murray when she wrote for the education press and I worked in a college…fast forward a few years I am back to being a fan but in an altogether different way. Having worked as a freelance writer for years, she really knows her stuff and she isn’t afraid to share it. Expect to learn bucket loads about PR, writing and marketing that is relatable for everyone from small businesses, personal brands and corporates.
This was one of the first podcasts I subscribed too and if you follow Jenna on Instagram you can expect much of the same on her podcasts. She talks authentically and straightforwardly about creating a successful small business and leveraging social media.
IT girl radio
Jessica Nazarali is a business strategist and coach and she shares her journey, tips and lessons as well as interviews from other successful women entrepreneurs.
Sarah Tasker is a writer, photographer and creative who also happens to be an Instagram genius. She blogs at Me & Orla and in her podcast shares strategies and tips for being successful online, as well as interviews with other successful onliners. She is so relatable and up to date with what is going on especially on Instagram, it is definitely one to listen in to if you are interested in improving in that area.
Monica Beatrice Welburn from The Elgin Avenue and Ella Gregory from Cocos Tea Party have joined forces to create the lovely Let’s Discuss podcast. Talking about subjects such as quarter life crisis to relationships it is quite honestly like having two friends in the car with me when I listen.
Find out about the latest trends in everything fashion, beauty, interiors and food and drink. The SheerLuxe team talk through the highlights of the week from their website and invite in guests to join them.
At Home with…
Newly launched and hosted by bloggers and vloggers Lily Pebbles and Anna Gardener, this podcast takes you on an audio tour of beautiful homes. Did I need a way to integrate interiors in to my car journeys – HELL YEH!
Desert island discs
The one and only classic, this radio 4 feature turned podcast is such enjoyable, easy going listening I had to include it! Kirsty Young interviews notable guests about what music reflects stages within their lives and she always seems to extract little nuggets of info never heard before. And don’t tell me you can listen to it without picking your eight tracks…!
So what do you think? Do you listen to podcasts? Have you got any recommendations? I’d love to hear from you!
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