Podcasts were a major revelation for this commuter. Being that every school day I am on the road for one and a half hours and then on wedding days I may be booking it five and a half hours in any direction, I have a lot of windshield time. Since I am on the road and unable to do much else, I like to fill my time with podcasts rather than just music (although there is plenty of that, too).
What are my favorites? Easy…
This is a twofer, as both of these programs are by the Union of Reform Judaism and work so well together. The former revolves around being “ten minutes of torah” where Rabbi Richard Jacobs (current president of URJ) discusses the weekly parashah (portion). The latter are little (like five minute long) stories that get the listener thinking about life. They go hand-in-hand, and are very good for the soul (even if one is not Jewish).
A client-turned-BFF recommended this to me, and I love her that much more because of it. This NPR-sponsored podcast has the host (Guy) interviewing the brains behind some of our worlds largest brands. It tells their rags-to-riches story, and helps to stress the point that no one is an overnight success.
He’s crass, he’s bold, he’s unapologetic. But that’s why I love Gary Vaynerchuck. He’s lived it all–the immigrant experience, the entrepreneurial experience, the motivational (or demotivational for some) experience. He knows what it takes to make it from all angles, and he isn’t afraid to put it out there like it is. This is good one (if a listener doesn’t mind some cursing).
I identify with Amy and Jordan Demos so much. They are teachers-turned photographers who are smart. So smart. On this podcast, their share their life hacks that allowed them to leave their day job for their dream job, all to help the listener get one step closer to their goals, whatever they might be. They are so authentic, it is infectious.
Seth Godin is the man. His succinct writing style makes his podcast, Akimbo, so quick and easy to enjoy and digest. The focus of Akimbo is to see what’s happening around us in our culture and what can do to change it.
If you see me going down the road, there is a good chance one of these five podcasts are playing as I cruise. It is nice to know that because of this advancement in communications, my mind can active at my most passive times. If you find yourself looking for something to listen to, I highly recommend any of these podcasts!
What is YOUR favorite podcast?
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