Note: This isn’t a lifestyle post, per se. However, as a lifestyle blogger and professional in the communications field, I’m sharing this for the many other bloggers and communications professionals in my personal sphere. If this isn’t you but you’re into information, I hope this is helpful. Let me know if this type of post is OK in the comments below.
A longtime occasional listener of podcasts, following the popularity of Serial a few years ago solidified my interest. I started to expand what I listened to. Now, so many outlets and bloggers are podcasting, that it’s easy to find something based on your interests.
To listen more effectively, I had to organize my podcasts. I tried a few different things, but I’ve found using the Stitcher radio app to work best for me. I can listen on mobile or desktop and can easily subscribe, search for new and popular content and listen with an easy interface and experience. Below, you can see my desktop setup and some podcasts I follow.
As a communications professional, I really enjoy podcasts about learning, business, technology, news and marketing or social media. My goal listening to podcasts is to learn something new in one of those fields, and the below podcasts all fit that bill. The podcasts I listen to and why I listen, broken into communications and news, include:
The Science of Social Media: Actionable insights you can implement right away, with topics about changes in social media that are timely.
Social Pros: Find out how different companies and businesses are achieving results through social media.
Social Media Marketing: From the people behind the popular Social Media Examiner website, this podcast looks at social media and marketing tips and success stories.
Being Boss: Aimed at creative freelancers, it covers a variety of topics on how to handle being a freelancer, what to expect and how to succeed.
Radiolab: Radiolab is more difficult to describe that it feels it should be. It’s about science, but so much more than that, mixing news, fact and everything about us and going on around us.
Serial: Serial is a serialized story, going over different themes or aspects with deep investigative reporting on a topic that isn’t finished or closed.
Freakonomics Radio: Based off the books of the same name, the podcast tells us about ourselves and why things are the way they are.
TED Radio Hour: Based off those engaging and thought-provoking TEDTalks we have all watched, each episode is a person talking about a topic. Sure to expand your mind.
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Pop culture news, discussions, interviews and information in a fun, relaxed format that makes you feel like you are part of the conversation.
How I Built This: A look at how people built the success they have today.
This American Life: Each episode has a theme of something in the news currently, with different angles and stories within the episode that give a very human face to the discussion.
Did you find this helpful or do you have a podcast to suggest? Leave a note in comments below. I plan to write a post about blogs I follow; list any you enjoy.