Worth A Listen - Favorite Podcasts

Alison Sherrow

Podcasts worth a listen old radio dial

On a drive to an early appointment, I chose to take the longer route using less traveled roads skirting around a congested school zone, an endless array of poorly timed street signals, and heavy traffic consisting mostly of disgruntled morning commuters sipping from their coffee laden travel mugs. 

The extended journey was an ideal time to listen to a favorite podcast!

This got me to thinking of creating a list of podcasts that are worth a listen, and this blog post was born.  Happy listening!

IF YOU have an inquiring mind
CHECK OUT  Stuff You Should Know
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN   An entertaining and informative podcast with an A-Z list of topics, and with shows dating back to 2008, there are plenty to choose from.  Listen to hosts Chuck and Josh discuss everything from icebergs to barbed wire!
TRY THIS EPISODE  What Makes Us Yawn

IF YOU seek inspiration
CHECK OUT The Good Life Project 
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN    Inspirational life stories from big names and not so big names.  Join host Johnathon Fields as he engages in deep conversation with his guests including authors, inventors, artisans, entrepreneurs and more.
TRY THIS EPISODE  Adventures in Kindness | Leon Logothetis                                                                                             
IF YOU are in the mood for a true, entertaining story
CHECK OUT  This American Life  
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Self described as "little movies for radio".  Hundreds of entertaining episodes.  Hundreds of stories.  There's a little bit of everything here.
TRY THIS EPISODE  Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

IF YOU want to follow your dream 
CHECK OUT  The School Of Greatness 
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  No dream is too big.  Through inspirational conversations with entrepreneurs, world class athletes and influential celebrities, host Lewis Howes finds out what makes great minds great.
TRY THIS EPISODE  Pen Jillette: Building The Longest Running Act In Vegas

IF YOU are into music
CHECK OUT Song Exploder
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN Learn how a song is born as musicians tell the story of how they came together.
TRY THIS EPISODE  KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

IF YOU have a car, know someone with a car, or have ever ridden in a car, and like to laugh
CHECK OUT Car Talk  
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Mechanic brothers Tom and Ray, aka 'Click & Clack, The Tappet Brothers', host a hilarious call-in radio talk show from their hometown of Brookline MA.  Listen in as they diagnose the often quirky automotive issues of callers.  This is one of the funniest ways to spend an hour.  I've been listing to this show for years and was greatly saddened by the passing of Tom in 2014, at which time the show ended.  Thankfully, the shows have been reformatted into a Podcast and are worth a second listen.
TRY THIS EPISODE The Super Magliozzi Brothers

IF YOU seek meaningful discussion
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Engaging conversation with host Krista Tippett, revolving around the 'questions of meaning in 21st-century lives and at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts.'
TRY THIS EPISODE Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn:  Truth, Beauty, Banjo

IF YOU  want to get to know the creator behind the art
CHECK OUT The Creativity Habit
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Join host Daphne Cohn as she builds meaningful  conversations that gently delve deep into the life of creatives including artists, writers, and designers, all the while keeping it real and making both the guest and audience feel at home.
TRY THIS EPISODE  Murphy Funkhouser Capps

IF YOU like interesting conversation
CHECK OUT Here's The Thing
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  With his distinctive, deep voice, host Alec Baldwin  (actor and a frequent talk show guest himself) brings listeners into the lives of public figures including artists, celebrities, policy makers and performers.
TRY THIS EPISODE  Ben And Jerry Warm Up

IF YOU like true stories 
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Stories told on the Moth podcast are true as remembered by the storyteller.  And they are told live with an audience.  They will make you laugh.  They will make you cry.  They will inspire you.  Choose from a vast library of episodes going back to 1997.

IF YOU need a pick-me-up
CHECK OUT  Meditative Story Podcast 
WHY IT'S WORTH A LISTEN  Relax into an immersive story combined with brief mindfulness exercises.  I cannot say enough good things about this podcast.  You owe it to yourself to check it out!  It's perfect for any time when you require a rest, and a welcome break during your day.  
TRY THIS EPISODE  The Perfect Photograph I Never Took


Have a favorite podcast?  Include it in the comment section below!

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  • Fabulous list Alison ❤️

    Ann. David

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