My favorite podcasts as of late

2743534799_86bcea8475_o copyI wrote a post a while back about podcasts and how important they are to me throughout the day and since then, podcasts have taken over the world. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, but the popularity of podcasting has really taken off and now so many of my favorite bloggers are also podcasting – which makes me happy dance all the way to the studio everyday. I follow blogs because they entertain me, they educate me, they help me learn about trends and popular ideas, they show me an “insiders view” into some of my small business idols and I learn so SO much as a business owner. Now I get to actually listen to their stories, their hurtles and struggles, their accomplishments, their days and their goals. It’s a whole new world and I love it. Recently, I’ve heard rumors and mumbles that blogs are going to be a thing of the past and podcasts are the new, up and coming thing, but I hope not. I think there is a place for both of these in the world. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts that I listen to all the time and “patiently” wait for a new episode to go live.

This American Life-forever one of my favorites

Serial-seriously, please hurry because my life has been forever changed by this podcast

Radiolab-science meets culture

Planet Money-economic talk makes me want to scratch my eyes out, this is totally different

Joy the Baker-get ready to laugh your ass off and then hope they will just be your friends for god sake

Radio Diaries-real people talk

After the Jump-Grace Bonney interviews—love!

Elise Gets Crafty-interviews with creative people

Love & Radio-Real people, real talk

Creative Start-weekly interviews with creative entrepreneurs

Invisibilia-all about invisible forces that control human behavior

AIM with Kari Chapin-all about running a business

Being Boss-a podcast for creative entrepreneurs

I mean, there are even more, but these are my constant. What are some podcasts that you listen to?

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Let’s Chat about Podcasts

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Working from home is amazing! I can stay in pajamas until noon if I want, head to do errands without getting permission, eat lunch at 10, bike to the library at random, throw in some laundry in between printing and scoring cards, have friends over for “inspirational meetings” aka to chit chat and have some coffee, meet with clients whenever, make dentist appointments for the middle of the day, listen to music and not have to wear earphones…you get my drift. But along with all of those amazingly good things, there are a few downfalls that are mixed in. The biggest downfall (especially for a social person) is the lack of human interaction that happens throughout my day. I realized the other day that the first time I spoke, or heard my own voice was at 6:30pm-that was a scary realization. Sometimes, I embrace this solitude and sometimes I want to run around in circles screaming and then sprint outside, knock on all my neighbors doors and force them to make me a cup of coffee. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little (notice I said, “a little” because it’s not too far-fetched from some days I have), but one thing that has really, really made me feel like I am human in my solitude is podcasts. I’m telling you…they make me feel like I am hanging out with people all day long. I laugh, I cry, I learn, I get angry, I feel good…but most importantly, I don’t feel so alone. I listen to a TON of different podcasts, but some of my favorites are This American Life (definitely my favorite), The Splendid Table and Joy the Baker.

Check them out on iTunes and let me know what you think! And if you have any more suggestions for me-comment below and share! I’d love to hear about some more amazing podcasts to keep the solitude insanity at bay hehe.

Friday Favs!

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I’ve been so busy preparing for Horseshoe Market tomorrow that I almost forgot to publish my Friday Favs post! There are some good ones in here, so enjoy!

  1. Yes please! Brown Butter Cookies
  2. I have been obsessed with other people’s sketchbooks for as long as I can remember.
  3. Hand Lettering at its finest
  4. We made this…and now it’s what I dream about. Try it…it will not disappoint
  5. I love pom poms
  6. What?! This exists. I must try it. Maybe it will be a Thanksgiving treat
  7. DIY on the list
  8. Macrame-you are my new love
  9. This podcast keeps me company many days
  10. I’m having a love affair with figs