6 Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

There is just something warm and fuzzy about a podcast that you can’t always get when reading words on a page or watching a show on television. Though, I wasn’t always a spoken word fan.

For years, while Chris and I were dating, he always wanted to listen to talk or sports radio. I just couldn’t get into it. It was hard for me to listen and involve myself in something without a visual component. I also had difficulty listening to audiobooks. I’d tend to fall asleep and wake up confused as to what happened in the story. Then, a few years ago, I discovered podcasts.

While I primarily have been a visual learner, I’ve practiced new ways to learn. Now I find podcasts to be at the cornerstone of my daily learning and personal development. From my love of listening to podcasts, I brought Chris into the podcast world and suggested he start one himself. He took to that like a fish to water and has been successfully podcasting now for 3 years on the House of #EdTech.

After Serial made it’s debut, millions more people discovered how much they enjoy podcasts as well!

My passions ebb and flow throughout the year, and I’ve not had a lot of time to listen to podcasts with a shorter commute, less running in the past calendar year, and children afoot. So, I’ve been binge listening to catch up on some favorites, but this is not an all encompassing list of podcasts waiting for me. This is just a quick list of what’s on my radar right this season.

I use the podcast app, Overcast, to listen to shows. It works amazing! I can sync it with my web account and pick up where I left off if I have time to do it on a computer. Also, it offers a nice “Smart Speed” feature that eliminates the silences and saves a bit of time. I listen to podcasts on a 1.25-1.5 speed.

Here are the 6 I’ve listened to the most in the past month:

The Runner’s World Show
I recently learned about this show last month. I can’t believe I missed it when it started! I’ve been binge listening to episodes, which have improved greatly over this year, and I am almost caught up. They do a great job with various segments and the episodes aren’t super long or time consuming, but packed with experiences and information.

Human Race
I’ve only listened to the first episode, but it was incredible. The TinMan is absolutely amazing. I look forward to learning more stories from regular runners. This show reminds me of an old podcast that I used to listen to, Runner Academy, that is no longer active.

Marathon Training Academy
I love Angie’s voice. It’s just smooth and comforting when discussing race recaps, injuries, or teaching me something new. Trevor adds a bit of fun to the show, and it’s always an enjoyable packed hour of information and interviews.

The Mom Hour
Meagan and Sarah are real and honest about motherhood with great tips and tools to make our journey’s a little less daunting. I’ve learned quite a bit from them, as well as felt comforted in the struggles of motherhood. They are fun and bright to listen to and their shows have a good organization and flow to them. If you’re a mom, you should definitely listen in.

Criminal
Beautiful story telling and amazing stories of all types of “criminals” in the world. The stories weave together so well and each episode is a new story of a new criminal. Compelling and engaging, I always look forward to each new episode.

Freakonomics
This is one of the very first podcasts I listened to and continue to enjoy. I always have each episode as the first up when it’s released. It’s amazing how seeing life from an economists point of view on a myriad of topics is so unique. A well put together show and a high standard to live up to.

What podcasts are you listening to? Let me know.