Y'all, I am a BIG fan of podcasts. They give you a TON of information without the time commitment of sitting down and reading a book. And even though I really love to read, sometimes I want to listen to something while I multi-task. My favorite time to listen to podcasts is while I’m driving, especially a long drive. And I like to alternate between a more educational or developmental podcast and then something purely entertaining.
Today, I want to introduce you to some really good educational and developmental podcasts. If you're looking for something more fun, don't worry! I'll have another blog post soon talking about my go-to entertaining podcasts.
And you KNOW I've got some good ones for you!!
Alright, are you ready?? Here are four of my favorite personal development podcasts:
I think by this point you KNOW I love some Priya Parker. I've recommended her book The Art of Gathering (Amazon) a few times, so again, if you haven't read that one, you need to!
This podcast "is part guide, part reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit to still creatively meaningfully gather, even while we have to be apart." This podcast was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders and social distancing... You know. You were there.
So the big question was, how do we talk about human's innate need to gather in a time where gathering is dangerous, or at the very least very frowned upon? In each episode, Priya discusses gathering in this context.
The episodes are hopeful, interesting, and educational. Definitely add this one to your list.
Ohhh, Brené Brown. QUEEN of vulnerability and human connections.
In her podcast, Brené "unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted."
Her goal is to have conversations that challenge us. Which I LOVE, because without being challenged how can we ever grow?
Ok, y'all are NOT getting out of here without hearing about some #socialexcellence.
The creators of the Social Excellence Project produce People People Podcast, and it is FANTASTIC.
They stopped producing episodes in 2019, so this is one you can easily catch up on!
I'll let their intro to the podcast speak for itself:
"You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show."
Sounds great, right??
If religion is your thing (and if it isn't, totally cool) then Annie F. Downs is a really cool Christian author and speaker. Her podcast "That Sounds Fun" is just that - her talking about things that sound fun!
In "That Sounds Fun" Annie "shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it."
I kind of love that. This podcast is a great way to get introduced to new people and experiences. Definitely put it on your list if you just need something new!
Did you find something new? Any of these podcast can be found where you normally get your podcasts. If you want to learn more, I linked the "About" page for each one right below my description.
If you try one of these out, let me know! And of course, I'm always looking for new podcasts, so if you've got recommendations, I want to hear them!!
Happy listening and have a FABULOUS day!