Getting on the Podcast Train

When it comes to working and designing, I'm at my best when I'm feeling inspired. And as a New Yorker, I always have my headphones on. And any time I'm wearing my headphones, I'm always listening to music. Which seems funny to type, because it's like, well yeah, you have your headphones on, what else would you be doing?

But here's the thing, has anyone noticed that like 95% of songs are about heartbreak, heartache, lost love, or something along those lines? Okay, maybe I'm listening to the wrong things (must stop listening to Taylor Swift), but my journey with music was leaving me uninspired (and a little down) for way too long.

About a year ago I started listening to podcasts, and I just couldn't get into them. I wasn't finding shows I liked, topics I related to, or voices I could stand for more than 5 minutes. But some sort of shift has happened for me in the last few months where I've found shows I love and I can't stop listening. I even get sad when I've run out of episodes.

And guess what? I'm in a better mood. Because I'm not listening to those heartbreak, heartache love songs anymore. I've evolved into a podcast lover, and I'm never looking back.

So if you're like me and need inspiration, something funny to listen to, or just a reason to get away from people singing about the one that got away, check out 5 of my fav podcasts....

1. Why Won't You Date Me with Nicole Byer - Omg. Love. Nicole Byer, if you ever read this, please never stop doing this podcast, I would definitely date you. If you're someone who's dating in this crazy app-loving world we live in, especially in a big city where there's so many people to date (and no one at all to date), you're going to love this extremely relatable podcast about relationships, friendships, dating, and all the disasters involved.

2. How Did This Get Made - Remember Mystery Science Theater? Those little robots commenting on ridiculous movies? Well this podcast is the same concept, and so fun to listen to. My favs are definitely the Spice World and Rock Star episodes, but there's so many to listen to, you'll definitely find a movie you like.

3. This is Why You're Single - There seems to be a theme here. I basically like any dating podcast. No, actually, that's not true. I've turned plenty off. This podcast is great because there's so many topics covered. Whether you're single, engaged, dating, sick of dating, there's a bit of humor and learning in this one. Also, relationships fascinate me, so maybe there's a bit of psychology in here too?

4. The Fringe of It - I've been loving these 2 British ladies, Liv Purvis and Charlotte Jacklin, for a while now. I found them years ago through Instagram, and they recently started a podcast talking about friendship, self-care, and all things lifestyle. Plus, those lovely British accents...you know I'm a sucker.

5. WTF with Marc Maron - Marc can sometimes be a hard pill to swallow. He's grumpy, pessimistic, and there's a few too many cats wandering around, but his celebrity interviews have always been top-notch...and I occasionally need a little bit of grumpy talk in the morning. If you're into celebs talking about real things, this ones for you.

I've linked to each podcast's website, but I generally listen to them on the Podcast app or Spotify. If you'd like to follow me on my podcast journey, don't forget to check on my insta stories to find out my newest favs...I do love to talk about them :)


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