In addition to crushing it in the book reading department, I’ve also been consuming a tooooon of podcasts. I LOVE them. EB doesn’t even ask to listen to the Moana soundtrack in the car anymore. She knows that some days when we’re hittin’ the streets, mama’s podcasts are coming on and she just has to deal.
We were talking about podcasts in the Clumps of Mascara Lounge and I was inspired to write a post about my favorites. I want to tell you that mine are in a certain area but they’re not. I like soooo many things and my podcast lineup are indicative of that. So here we go…
The Geeky Podcasts focus on specific areas. Some are in areas that I don’t really dabble in (like the outdoors) but for some reason, these podcasts still interest me.
Planet Money (economics + sociology stuff)
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (a trivia show!)
Dave Ramsey (financial education)
Freakonmics (economics and one of my favorites!)
Outside Podcast (literally all about the outdoor life and hiking)
8 Minute Millionaire (for wannabe millionaires – that’s me!)
Food Heaven Podcasts (for food geeks)
For Business-Minded People
I’m always trying to stay up on business trends and learn how to be a better entrepreneur. In my experience, the best way to do this is to listen to and follow people who have succeeded and whose hustles you can appreciate. These people definitely fall under that.
The Side Hustle Show (great for parents and 9-5ers with side hustles)
Influencer Marketing (great for bloggers and business owners)
Behind the Brillance (great for women influencers)
The Chalene Show (for those who really want to elevate their business)
Smart Passive Income (real business talk from a man who knows from experience)
Hashtags and Stilettos (public relations and marketing)
Chatter, Advice and Love
Because learning something new and cultivating things I know is good but what about the personal? These podcasts fill up that tank of mine.
Myleik Teele (Black girl magic stuff)
Black Girl in Om (Black girl spirituality)
QueerWOC (news and musings from Black and queer women)
Still Processing (current events, politics and the mental response behind it all)
The Read (hilarious chatter about pop culture)
Why Oh Why (walking through the single life – I’m married but it’s still interesting)
Dear Sugar (navigating relationships and love – SOOOO good)
Stories and Tales
When I don’t want to think about making money or relationships and all of the serious and heavy stuff of life, I like to get away and listen to a good story. These are my favorites.
Snap Judgment (incredible storytelling to great music)
Criminal (quick tales of real life stories)
Death, Sex + Money (all about death, sex and…money)
Selected Shorts (mostly fiction and always really good)
Ear Hustle (a podcast about life in prison….yes, I’m into this kind of stuff)
Where are my fellow podcast lovers? What are you listening to these days?