Why I Podcast
Did you know it’s National Podcast Day?
Podcasts have been part of my life for a loooong time. I used to listen every now and then, but the tipping point came when I got an iPhone. I downloaded the podcasting app, loaded up my phone, and officially became an addict.
I’m constantly listening.
If you run into me anywhere in DC this is what I will look like:
The headphones are always, always on. If they aren’t you can be assured that I’m having a mild panic attack.
We run the podcast out of a blanket fort in my house. (I’m a grown adult and I conduct professional work out of a blanket fort. I don’t know if I should curl up into a ball or if I am living The Dream.) It’s weekly, it’s amazing, it’s frustrating, it drives me crazy, and it is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done in my career.
Podcasting gives me a creative outlet and a voice. It’s therapy. It holds me accountable. It gives me a chance to talk to my awesome friend, Lisa, once a week. It inspires new ideas in my professional and personal life.
It has changed everything.
And I feel so, so encouraged that there are people out there listening and helping us think through some of the problems we are discussing.
Some of My Favorite Podcasts
Hilarious podcast that covers world news by John Oliver (Daily Show / Last Week Tonight) and Andy Zaltzman.
WTF is the 1st podcast that got me hooked!
I became a Fresh Rag fangirl soon after the host, Dave Conrey, launched it. It is such a smart show for artists and creative entrepreneurs, and I continually gather courage and inspiration from Dave. THEN DAVE ASKED US TO BE ON THE SHOW!! I couldn’t believe it. I was a guest on one of my favorite podcasts! Hands down one of the best things that happened in 2014 (I’m calling it now.) Even better? Lisa and I became friends with Dave, and he is just as authentic, kind, and fun as he comes across in the podcast. (If you want to listen to our episode you can find it here. It’s called, “Entrepreneurship is Fashionable, but is it Easy?”)
How Did This Get Made reviews terrible movies. It’s laugh-out-loud-and-look-like-a-crazy-person-when-you-are-walking-down-the-street funny.
Other Favorites Include:
The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Call Your Girlfriend
You Big Dumb Idiot
Women of Uncertain Age
Explore Your Enthusiasm
You Made it Weird
I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast
The Accidental Creative
Girl on Guy
This Feels Terrible
Joy the Baker Podcast
The Dr. Joy Brown Show
How Was Your Week
Are you a podcast listener? Any that you want to recommend? Do tell! Or, better yet, go on social media and talk about your favorite and hashtag it #podcastday.