Six Podcasts You Should Start Listening to

If you are not a podcast listener, you’re seriously missing out. I personally love listening to podcasts, maybe even more than music. Podcasts help entertain, don’t require you to stare at a screen and are educational. 

I love listening to a podcast during a quarantine walk around my neighborhood, while cleaning my room or on a long car ride. Podcasts are a great way to fill time and feel like you are doing something worthwhile. 

There are hundreds of podcasts out there, and there is truly something for everyone. From lifestyle shows that share advice and tips to mystery series and business focused shows, there is a podcast for every occasion and mood.

Here are six of my podcast recommendations to help you become a podcast lover.

  1. “How I Built This with Guy Raz” By: NPR 

This podcast is for the future CEOs. 

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“How I Built This,” hosted by Guy Raz, is all about entrepreneurs and how they built their business empires. It’s inspiring if you dream about starting your own business and provides helpful insights on how to make your ideas come to fruition. 

Guy Raz interviews the founders of Airbnb, Patagonia, Warby Parker, Lyft, Rent The Runway, Chipotle and many more. 

Give it a listen and you will find yourself wanting to start your own company yesterday. 

  1. “Gals on the Go” By: Podcast One 

This podcast is for those looking for big sister advice. 

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If you want to feel like you are sitting around, talking and laughing with your best friends, “Gals on the Go” is for you. 

It is hosted by Youtubers, Danielle Carolan, a senior at The University of Georgia, and Brooke Miccio, a recent UGA grad living in New York. A new episode is released every Wednesday. The hilarious, dynamic duo talks all things college life, career advice, fitness, friendships, relationships and more. 

  1. “Call Her Daddy” By: Barstool Sports 

This podcast is for the wild ones.  

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You’ve probably heard about “Call Her Daddy” in some capacity this week concerning the drama between former co-hosts, Alex Cooper and Sofia Franklyn. While there is definitely some tea between the former duo, the show is still a very entertaining listen. 

While this podcast leans toward the R rated side of the spectrum, this show is a fun listen for both college men and women. Older episodes feature the wild life of Cooper and Franklyn–two women in their 20s living in New York City– as they spill everything on relationships, sex and more. 

The show is having a bit of a rebranding moment, now featuring sole host Cooper. She is looking to take the show in a new direction, and even open up the opportunity for her listeners to join her as co-hosts. 

  1. “The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow” By: Pineapple Street Studios 

This podcast is for the aspiring journalist.

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“The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow” takes us through the Harvey Weinstein investigation from the perspective of Ronan Farrow, the journalist who uncovered the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein in The New Yorker

We hear Farrow’s perspective and thoughts throughout the process of uncovering the truth, as well as from some of the brave women who spoke out against Weinstein. This show is a great listen about seeking justice for what is right, and knowing when it’s worth taking risks. 

  1. “Dirty John” By: L.A. Times / Wondery 

This podcast is for the murder mystery enthusiast. 

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“Dirty John” is the podcast behind the Netflix show, Dirty John. The show is hosted by L.A. Times reporter Christopher Goffard, as he follows the story of Debra Newell and her relationship with John Meehan.

This mysterious relationship takes tons of twists and turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire listen. 

  1. “Sleep With Me” By: Dearest Scooter and Night Vale Presents

This podcast is for those looking to catch some great z’s. 

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If you are someone who tosses and turns while trying to fall asleep, you must try out “Sleep With Me” ASAP. 

“Sleep With Me” tells you a bedtime story, helping you effectively fall into a deep night sleep by soothing your mind and allowing you to simply focus on the speaker’s voice and the story being told. This show has helped me fall asleep on countless occasions, and I could not recommend it more. 

Now it’s time to get to listening and see how these shows can add value to your life. You may become the next biggest podcast fan.

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