Podcasts: A healthy obsession.
Although podcasts have been around since the early 2000s, their original dark horse status has since changed to hero and pushed them into the limelight (thank you, Steve Jobs!).
The trend soared when content creators spotted gaps in the relatively untouched market and started mixing more variety into the selection of podcasts offered. With the evolution of smartphones and the rise of music apps such as Spotify, podcasts were given another platform to showcase and further pushed to the forefront. Music junkies soon began swapping playlists for podcasts and the demand for content only continues to rise.
Podcasts are an easy form of education, your brain is being stimulated with minimal effort on your part. If you have the slightly irrational fear of losing brain cells post being formally educated (I feel you) listening to a podcast allows food for thought so you can check ‘productivity’ off of your daily to-do list, which was hardly strenuous, right?
If you're stuck in a music rut and feel the need to be able to interject on all office chit-chat with key insights, below is a podcast playlist to welcome you to the 'current' club, enjoy!
For Some Useful Information
But mainly their friendships...
The High Low - A weekly pop-culture and current affairs podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton & Pandora Sykes. Can we sit with you?
Stuff You Should Know - Best friends Josh and Chuck discuss every single random topic from champagne to satanism to Rosa Parks. A funny, super interesting encyclopedia for your ears.
For Some Motivation
The Ed Mylett Show - Entrepreneur, motivational speaker and business personality, Ed Mylett delivers a show full of great ideas, tactics, strategies and inspiration to help encourage and improve any aspect of your life.
The MIMIBEE Podcast - The MIMIBEE Podcast is a bi-weekly show hosted by Transformation Specialist and influencer, Mimi Bouchard. Mimi discusses motivation and success, transformation stories, health and fitness, love and relationships, and interviews with professionals in their fields in addition to speaking from personal experience. A wonderful pick-me-up and push to strive to be the best version of yourself.
For The True Crime Lovers
The L.A. Times Dirty John - Hosted by L.A. Times Reporter, Christopher Goffard the podcast discusses the infamous story of sociopath, John Meehan. Featuring victims Debra and Terra Newell with extended family members the show delivers the raw, provocative story. Skip the Netflix version for this.
My Favorite Murder - Lifelong fans of true crime stories (aren’t we all) Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favourite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans with a lighthearted twist. The duo is bringing the show live to Dublin this November. Tickets are available online at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
For The Business Minds
Second Life - Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr hosts Second Life where she interviews an array of interesting women from all business industries about their change in career paths and the success the decision has brought them.
Business Of Fashion - Founded by Imran Ahmed, The Business of Fashion Podcast is a deep dive analysis of the fashion industry business. Featuring fascinating discussions of shows, finance, career journeys and inputs from industry heavyweights this podcast is the perfect resource for an addicted fashion creative searching for no-frill background information.
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