Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Do You Have a Favorite Podcast?

Lately I have been really into two things:

1. The soundtrack to Hamilton.

I am embarrassingly late to this party, but I just have to admit it publicly and move on. I am obsessed. Crazy, madly in love with the music and the lyrics of this musical. I finally broke down and bought the CDs when I listed to an interview with the composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on an episode of Michael Ian Black's podcast "How to Be Amazing" and I haven't been the same since.

2. Podcasts.

It all started with the usual stuff: The Rich Roll Podcast and Howard Jacobsen's Plant Yourself Podcast. You know, the podcasts that everyone who is plant based seem to be listening to. But then my universe opened up when I read Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic, and I started listening to her podcast, Magic Lessons. That quickly led to my passion for two other podcasts, the Ian Michael Black one I mentioned above and now The Rob Cast by Pastor Rob Bell. I'm not even Christian and I cannot get enough of this man's thoughts! If you have a passion for spirituality and personal growth, I can't recommend it enough. Rob Bell is just so damned cool.

Who has time to listen to all of these podcasts? I don't know about you but I love to listen to them when I'm driving in my car, when I'm in the shower and when I'm cooking, doing laundry or cleaning. It's just not that hard to have an amazingly inspired day when there is no end to the incredible content that folks are putting out there with these podcasts.

My sixteen year old daughter introduced me to this small, portable speaker from NudeAudio that amplifies the sound from my phone. It's waterproof, so I feel safe propping it up on the ledge above my shower doors when I'm listening in the shower. If there's other people around that don't want to listen to my podcasts, then I just use headphones with my phone, but I find that the speaker is less cumbersome while getting stuff done when I am home alone.

So I wanted to ask you, what are your favorite podcasts? Have you ever listened to any of the podcasts that I mentioned? What are your opinions on them?

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