I wanted to share something this week that is very dear to my heart.  PODCASTS!!! I listen to probably 20 different podcasts at various times throughout the week.  I really found that I have gained so much knowledge on so many different topics since I started listening to them.

What is a Podcast?

A Podcast is a series of audio files made available online. Most podcasts are structured like TV or Radio shows with different seasons and episodes.  Many of these episodes and seasons focus on varied topics and feature special guests. They are very convenient to download and you can listen to them whenever you want. 

I download all my podcasts on my IPAD. The little purple podcast app above  has a plethora of options for podcasts. If you don’t have an apple product and you want to download podcasts onto your computer.  There is a link below on how to download these podcasts. You can also go onto the sites of these podcasts and download them from the site.

http://podcast.qrca.org/?page_id=12

Podcasts have been around for a long time but they are just now starting to become popular. I’m always sharing my love for podcasts with friends and family and it always surprises me that they have no idea what I am talking about.  There is about 150,000 podcasts worldwide and worldwide podcasts awareness is about 45% but it’s on the rise.

There are four different types of podcasts

  1. The Queue – 2 to 4 minutes long- Nice when you have a free minute
  2. The Commute-18 to 25 minutes- Nice to listen to on your way to and from work
  3. The Conditioner – 30 to 45 minutes- Could be a commute but nice to listen to while your making dinner or doing crafts
  4. The Companion- 1 hour to 1 ½ hours- You have a relationship with this podcast and your listen to it religiously

PODCASTS to Share

I am going to share some great podcast with you and I hope you give them a chance. Don’t be overwhelmed. I have a little description along with the link for you to check them out. 

Fitness

rachelnelsonyoga :this is a great yoga podcasts. I did many practices from this podcast while I was living in Thailand.

http://www.rachelnelsonyoga.com/new-podcasts-are-up/

MOZI Yoga Method with TeriLeigh: great 20 minute yoga practices

http://mozimethod.com/

 Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance: Exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon and wellness advice

http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcasts/

Gastropod: Food with a side of science and history

 http://gastropod.com/

Spiritual

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer:Wisdom and remarkable insights of a world renowned spiritual teacher Wayne Dyer

News

BBC Global News: This gives you great up to date news on what’s happening in the world.

Investigative

SERIAL: This podcasts unfolds a whole story over a season. It’s addictive!

Business

The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Learn how to build an online business you can run from anywhere in the world

http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: Shares inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities

http://lewishowes.com/category/podcast/

The Sustainable Mind: For the ecopreneur, environmental activist and grassroots organizers

http://asustainablemind.com/

Informational, FUN and Inspiring

99% Invisible: Weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture- My cousin shared this one with and I love it!

http://99percentinvisible.org/

Stuff You Should Know: These two guys go through a slew of various random topics that everyone should really know

http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/

Hidden Brain: A conversation about life’s unseen patterns

http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

This American Life: Stories about the American Life. They have a ton of interesting stories that will be new to you.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/

TED Radio Hour: I think everyone knows what TED talks are these days. People pay $8,000 to go to TED Talk conventions where they have various speakers and you can get it for FREE!!!

http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510298/ted-radio-hour

Storytelling

The Moth: Presents thousands of true stories, told live without notes

http://themoth.org/

Arts and Leisure

The Dinner Party Download- fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation

http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/

Music

Fugitive Waves: The Kitchen Sisters dive deep into archive stories, lost recordings and shards of sound along with new tales from remarkable people around the world. - my new fav

http://www.kitchensisters.org/fugitivewaves/

I hope you are able to check some of these Podcasts out and fall in love with them like I have! Enjoy!:) 

 

 

 

February 17, 2016 by Angela Murray

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