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March 2, 2016

Life: Power Podcasts

Guys. I’m REALLY getting into podcasts these days. At first, I was really skeptical about how much I was actually going to like listening to podcasts, given that I’m not really a fan of like…”book on tape” type of radio, you know? I prefer to see or read whatever it is that I’m trying to watch or listen to, so I wasn’t really convinced that podcasts were going to be for me.

Then I realized that Vanderpump Rules queen Stassi Shroeder had her own podcasts and I knew I had to at least give THAT a try. Annnnnnd now I’m hooked, big surprise!

I thought I’d share a few (top 3!) of my favorite podcasts and channels with you guys, and I NEED NEED NEED some more recommendations! If you have any, leave them in the comments or tweet them to me! My drive to work has become significantly more bearable now that I have something other than crappy morning radio to listen to. Something about listening to a phone tap at like, 8AM gives me a headache for the entire day, you know?

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  1. Straight Up with Stassi– I mean, duh. This is the podcast to end all podcasts, because it is LITERALLY a podcast about nothing. Stassi is known for being the queen bitch on Vanderpump Rules before she got smart and used her fame to create the perfect platform for her podcast. She covers everything from celebrity gossip to fashion and style while regaling us with hilarious anecdotes about her day-to-day life. Honestly, it’s a great podcast to play in the background while working because you don’t HAVE to pay attention to every word out of her mouth in order to appreciate the full episode (if that makes sense). I’m clearly a huge fan, listen to it while getting ready or commuting to work, you won’t regret it.Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 7.47.05 PM
  2. TED Radio Hour- If you’ve ever listened to a TED talk, you know exactly how inspiring they can be. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and is a conference that is held in locations all around the world. Experts get fifteen minutes to talk about whatever subject they’re interested in and honestly, they’re usually incredibly inspiring. I think watching TED Talks is a great way to expand your knowledge about subjects that you’re interested in and a great way to open your mind and worldview. Hands down, the best TED Talk I have ever seen is by Jane McGonigal on how gaming can change the world. Check it out here. Anyway, RED Radio Hour is produced by NPR and is basically a radio talk show that breaks down segments of a few TED talks about the same-ish subject. Honestly, I was blown away after listening to the first episode that caught my eye, titled “The Money Paradox”. The way the show is set up is really interactive, where the host brings in experts to break down parts of related TED talks and answers questions that one might have after watching  the original TED talk. This is DEFINITELY my go-to podcast channel because the range of topics never ceases to amaze me!Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 7.48.30 PM
  3. Invisibilia- This entire podcast (super new) is dedicated to human behavior and psychology but breaks science topics down into manageable bites through storytelling. I know, it sounds really deep and existential on the surface but trust me. Give the channel a try and you might be surprised at how quickly you become hooked!

SO, are you a fan of podcasts?

What are your favorites?!


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