At the beginning of the year, I told myself that I wanted to listen to more podcasts. I had just completed Serial and was hooked from the first byte. Much like finishing a good book series, I felt like there was a void that needed to be filled. I stalked the podcast charts searching for my next new favorite and over time I have developed quite the subscription list. There are podcasts on every topic imaginable, from pop culture gossip to business and sports and politics, so you're bound to find one or ten that floats your boat. Here are my five favorites that are definitely worth a listen if you're looking to break into the world of podcasts.
Straight Up with Stassi
After Serial, this was the first podcast I found that really drew me in. It's hosted by Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules fame plus a different guest each week. I have Chelcey to thank for introducing me to Vanderpump, and ultimately this podcast, and I am so glad she did. I think we all know reality shows are not necessarily 100% "real" but Stassi does a phenomenal job of being uber relate-able by sharing her life experiences. Plus, girl is a Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise fan (so many shows!) so it's always fun to hear her perspective on the crazy that ensues on those shows each week.
#Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
I think everyone has at least heard of, if not read, Sophia's book #GIRLBOSS (I'm in the heard of crowd, need to change that). She's the founder of Nasty Gal and if you're looking for some inspiration and motivation in your own creative endeavors, then this is the podcast for you. Each week she interviews a Girlboss from different industries as they share their story of how they rose to success. This is my most recent discovery and I can definitely attest that it is a major reason why I am writing this blog post right now. I haven't been in the blogging game much lately, but after listening to a few episodes I felt re-inspired and ready to get down to business.
My Favorite Murder
Ok y'all, bear with me for a moment as we take a complete 180 in terms of podcast subject material. After the whole Making a Murderer craze, I needed more of that in my life. The psychology of it all absolutely fascinates me. I'm not crazy, I swear. I binged on How to Get Away With Murder on Netflix but I needed more. Then I found this podcast on the top charts and it's been at the top of my list ever since. Each week the two hosts share a murder story that they've researched or learned of from listeners. Sometimes the crimes are high profile, other times not so much. Either way, it's an incredibly interesting listen even despite my aversion to blood.
The Lady Gang
This one for me is a blend of Straight up with Stassi and Girlboss Radio. It's fun conversation like you'd have with your girlfriends over brunch and mimosas, but with a little more substance. While they don't dive so much into the whole reality TV world, they do have celebrity guests each week who share their rise to success. Hosted by Jac Vanek, Keltie Knight, and Becca Tobin, these ladies are successful in their own right and make you feel like you're in the room with them sipping on some bubbly. It's a fun listen that might just inspire you to get in the game too.
The Skinny Confidential: Him and Her Podcast
Another recent discovery, this podcast is hosted by blogger Lauryn Evarts and entrepreneur Michael Bosstick. I really enjoy how they blend sharing aspects of their personal lives, much like an audio blog post, with tips and tricks for success in the creative and entrepreneurial world. This is another podcast that's ignited a fire in me to get back into blogging and creating and has really changed my mindset and outlook on life, so I can't help but think others would be able to draw inspiration from it too.
What are some of your favorite podcasts? You can never have too many! After all, an empty subscription box is the worst, am I right?