My husband and I recently loaded up the car and drove all the way to New York and back. During that trip I became OBSESSED with listening to podcasts and have carried my new hobby over into everyday life. While they were perfect for logging hours behind the wheel on the way into the city (16 hrs to be exact!), I now find myself listening to my favorite stations on the way to work, while I tidy up our house and when I'm zoned out behind a computer screen (either answering emails at work or at home working away on blog posts).
I thought I'd share a few of my top podcasts and cross my fingers for your recommendations!
Serial - A podcast I'm sure you've heard by now (and the one that started it all for me), Serial (hosted by Sarah Koenig) tells a true story over the course of an entire season. I was way late to experience the craze first-hand but both of these seasons kept me entertained (read: riveted) the entire scenic drive up North. I highly recommend checking these out if you're interested in crime dramas!
Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso - "On each episode of the podcast, Sophia interviews world-class Girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way." Sophia Amoruso is the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal and one of my biggest inspirations. I love her business-savvy story and cool-girl attitude! My favorite episodes so far have included Glossier's Emily Weiss, Moon Juice's Amanda Bacon and rockstar Courtney Love.
Monocycle with Leandra Medine & Oh Boy by Man Repeller - I've been a huge Man Repeller fan since day one and naturally I'll take anything that I can get my hands on that's tied to its witty author, Leandra Medine. I love that MR puts out two separate doses of ear candy for me to delight in on my short commute! Oh Boy is presided over by MR editor Jay Buim as he sits down with talented women from all different creative industries while Monocycle is a more personal look at Leandra's life with snippets about her battles with anxiety, marriage and love affair with NYC.
Pardon My French by Garance Dore - Garance can do no wrong and her intimate podcast series, Pardon My French, is no exception. Her namesake blog has been in my blogroll since the early days of Hazel + Scout (then Chelsea & The City... cringe) and her book sits atop my nightstand so it's no surprise that I was eager to gobble up Garance's podcast. While I LOVE the personal insight into her upbringing, move to New York and trials as an industry illustrator/photographer/bad-ass, Dore's interviews with inspiring women are some of my favorites. Start with: Linda Rodin.
Ladies Who Lunch - I'll confess, I love Youtube! There's something so easy to watch about real people sharing their lives and Ingrid Nilson is one of my favorite youtubers. Alongside her friend Cat, Ingrid shares even more on her weekly podcast Ladies Who Lunch. The show is a dialogue about sex, relationships, social phobias and a whole lot more by two girls who I could easily be friends with!
The Chris Loves Julia Podcast - I don't follow a ton of home decor bloggers (admittedly because picture-perfect spaces breed a little bit of competitive energy in my type A soul) but Julia Marcum is at the top of my short list. Her blog, Chris Loves Julia (and now podcast) is full of beautiful, lived-in decor that feels natural and totally achievable. I've been loving listening along with the show especially because we've amped up our home improvement efforts lately.
next on my list:
Do you have a favorite podcast? I can't wait to listen!