A Few Podcasts You Should Listen To

I don’t know about you but podcasts have become the soundtrack to my morning commute. Podcast makes time on the train go by so much faster and they provide me with different perspectives and new knowledge. I’ve decided to share a few of my favorites. Hope they brighten up your morning!

Stuff Mom Never Told You

 Photo taken from Facebook

Photo taken from Facebook

This podcast is perfect for feminists and lovers of women. So, obviously, right up my alley and yours too. Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd host. Aries is an entrepreneur and founder and CEO of “Bossed Up”, a company that helps women in their career paths with various programs, talks, and information. Todd is a political writer and activist, who has been very present in our current resistance of the political climate. Each episode they discuss both broad and specific women’s issues. They include: role overload, burnout, Taylor Swift, the Me Too Movement, and intersectional feminism. After every episode I feel empowered and walk away with a unique perspective. Cannot recommend enough.

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

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Photo taken from Ted

God, this podcast feeds my soul. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat Pray Love”, hosts a podcast all about fueling your creative process. She more recently wrote a book called, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”. This podcast is a kind of extension to that. Each episode she mentors a struggling artist. And I don’t mean in a financial sense but an artist who is stumped creatively. The guests are poets, actors, writers, storytellers, and more. Liz herself guides them and then also consults a personal and professional connection to help them as well. They include: comedian, Michael Ian Black, life coach, Martha Beck, author, Neil Gaiman, and more. I always feel centered and inspired after this podcast.

Murder on Orchard Street

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Photo taken from thelodownny.com

This one is a short little binge but I listened on the edge of my seat. This podcast is for the true crime lovers. It is brought to you by ABC News and is narrated by ABC New’s, Christina Kiely. It follows the case of the unsolved murder of Burke O’Brien in 2003 right here in New York City, on Orchard Street. It’s compelling and a great piece of storytelling.