I have just recently jumped onto the podcast bandwagon. For the past year or so, I’ve seen many bloggers that I admire singing the praise of various podcasts. However, I largely ignored them. I thought, “How in the world could I fit something else into my busy schedule?” So, I didn’t.
In the last couple of months, though, I realized that podcasts can actually fit well into existing routines. For example, I’ve been listening to business podcasts while I fold laundry in the evenings. (With three kids, it seems the laundry is never ending!) I also listen to podcasts while I run in the afternoons. By pairing these tasks, I’m able to get work done while also challenging my mind. Win!
5 Podcasts You’ll Love to Listen To
Raising Saints from Elissa Bjeletich
Raising Saints was actually the first podcast that I ever listened to. Elissa Bjeletich is a Church School director and mother of five who shares her wisdom about raising Orthodox children. Each podcast is between 10-25 minutes and is full of great information told in an engaging manner. If you are a Church School teacher, parent, or godparent, you will definitely benefit from Raising Saints!
What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel
Anne Bogel is the author of one of my absolute favorite blogs: Modern Mrs. Darcy. Her taste in books is excellent, and I find myself loving nearly every book she recommends. You can imagine my excitement, then, when she recently began a new podcast called What Should I Read Next?. What Should I Read Next consists of a conversation between Anne and a special guest (often an author), in which they discuss great books and give recommendations. It’s the bibliophile’s dream! Each episode is between 30 and 40 minutes–which makes it perfect to listen to while on a run!
The Splendid Table with Lynn Rossetto Kasper
I am not a foodie. I enjoy food but not obsessively. I can cook but not creatively. But, I love listening to The Splendid Table. I enjoy hearing the stories, hearing people’s connection to food from their past, learning about different cultures through their food, and discovering little tips for cooking. Very fun! Each episode is around 50 minutes and pairs well with cleaning or (obviously!) cooking.
Stuff You Missed in History Class with Tracy Wilson and Holly Frey
I’ll admit–history was not my favorite class in high school. However, when I listen to Stuff You Missed in History Class, I wonder how it could not have been. Tracy and Holly take a look at some of the often overlooked and rather obscure parts of history and make them fascinating. For example, did you know that the U.S. government at one point considered introducing hippos into Louisiana to take care of the alligator problem? Me, neither! Somehow I missed that in history class. 🙂 Each episode is a little under an hour and would make for a fun commute companion!
Brilliant Business Moms with Sarah Korhnak and Beth Anne Schwamberger
Briliant Business Moms is hands down my favorite business podcast. Each week Sarah and Beth Anne interview one successful woman entrepreneur to discover her secrets. They have interviewed bloggers, website designers, Etsy shop owners, authors, voice actors, and more. I have learned so much from these podcasts that I can immediately apply to my own blog and writing. Each episode is around 40 minutes and provides some excellent food for thought!
Bonus: A FREE Webinar
In addition to podcasts, I also enjoy listening to/ watching business webinars. These are a combination of podcast and seminar that focus on teaching a specific skill or lesson. And, this week, there is an excellent one that I am putting on my calendar. Ruth Soukup, who created Elite Blog Academy, is offering a FREE webinar on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. EST entitled A Simple Framework for Success: 4 Steps Every Blogger Needs to Take. If you have a blog or have thought about starting one, this hour long webinar will help you as you take your blog from hobby to business. Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up HERE. All who attend the live webinar will receive an additional free bonus. I’m looking forward to it!
What podcasts do you enjoy listening to? When do you listen to them?
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