Podcasts may be a fleeting trend on the hipster train, but it’s a trend I love! I started getting into podcasts earlier this year thanks to one of my intellectual + cool high school friends during one of our monthly wine nights. Oh, and did I mention that they’re free?! Without further ado, here are my top 5 podcasts for people who don’t listen to podcasts:
This was the first podcast I heard, and as the title claims, it was all about being a millennial 🙂 The podcast follows Megan Tan as she figures out life as a, well, millennial! She starts the podcast after she graduates college, + listeners will hear her struggle through her first job, applying for a program she loves, the ups and downs of being in a relationship, and everything else that comes with being a millennial. She’s super down-to-earth, relatable, + you’ll be rooting for her throughout the season!
The Tim Ferriss Show
Probably one of the most popular podcasts + people in the world, Tim Ferriss has made a career out of understanding the habits + secrets of the most impressive + powerful people in the world, and practicing those on himself. While he was taking a break from writing his best-selling books (read the 4 Hour Work Week), he decided to do a freeform podcast where he interviews people he’s intrigued by who are the best performers in their respective areas. Tim dissects their daily habits, how they got to where they are, their idea of success, and so much more. It’s an amazing way to get into the minds of the brightest people of our time. My personal favorites are of Tony Robbins, Marc Andreessen, Luis Von Ahn, and Chris Sacca.
When I first started listening to this podcast, honestly I couldn’t really get into it. The host, Alex Blumberg, was super nervous as he recorded his journey of starting a podcast company. Whether or not you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, I guarantee that you will be glued to this podcast. Alex takes you through his first pitches to investors, finding a business partner, learning the ins and outs of making a business, even conversations with his wife wondering if he can really start a company. It’s a humbling view of how all companies get started + is truly the startup story you never hear. Plus, the show keeps getting better with each season.
You may have heard of this one before. “Modern Love” started as a newspaper column in the New York Times + is now a podcast where well-known actors + actresses read essays about love written by (sometimes) other people. My favorite thing about this podcast is that it doesn’t just focus on the typical romantic love story we all know — it explores the love between families, friends, even a person and their dog. You’ll hear happy stories, sad stories, and everything in between. I’d recommend starting with ‘The Doorman’.
Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin
This podcast is new to my library, but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. First of all, with Alec Baldwin as your host where can you go wrong? Secondly, he brings a slew of guests from all different backgrounds who are just SO cool. Obviously, the first episode I listened to was with Kris Jenner. If that’s not your cup of tea, he also interviews people like Ellie Kemper, Dustin Hoffman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julie Andrews, and so many more.
Know any other podcasts I should listen to? Post them below!
PS. I still haven’t found a podcast app that I love, but for now the most popular ones are Overcast and the Apple provided Podcast app. Enjoy!