As a "solo-preneuer" I am always seeking new ways to get out of my head while I work. Podcasts are my latest obsession and are the perfect way to learn, laugh and feel connected to the wider world while also feeling an intimate connection to the people talking in your ear. You may understand podcasts as just another way to consume your favorite on-air radio show. This is true, however, with a little more digging you will find endless shows that were created specifically for this medium, on every topic imaginable.
I recommend downloading an App like Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify to your smartphone, which allow you to manage, listen and discover new shows.
Below, I share the current line-up on my “favorites” tab that may help guide you gently down the podcast rabbit hole. I have also included a few reviews that accurately capture the essence of the show.
Of course, we start with Art.
Modern Art Notes Podcast
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about visual art. The program features host Tyler Green's conversations with artists, art historians, curators, critics and authors.
Sometimes you need a voice of reason.
Judge John Hodgman Pressing daily issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Fake Internet Judge.
The online world can be confusing.
“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it. ” – The Guardian
And That’s Why We Drink Paranormal and True Crime. Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
Review from listener Caraballomj:
"...turn down the lights, get under the covers, and settle in for a podcast that can only be described as the best combination of campfire ghost stories and a sleepover with your best friends. Just don't forget to pour yourself a drink first. You're gonna need it!"
For a taste of the absurd.
Beef and Dairy Network
The number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds. A comedy podcast by Benjamin Partridge.
Review from listener Lynne Nova:
"If you like dry british humor, ridiculous staged interviews, yoghurt anecdotes, and fake commercials about toxic grass-replacement pellets, this IS the podcast you've been searching for."
For the curious.
Stuff You Should Know
Join Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant as they get to the bottom of odd questions, like how Twinkies work and if zombies exist. A unique dose of education and entertainment.
You can even enjoy a documentary about the genre!
Earbuds: The Podcasting Documentary
Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (The Comedy Film Nerds Podcast) wanted to find out why podcasters had such a deep personal connection with their audience.