Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? They are quite similar to talk radio but listened to from your phone, tablet, or computer. You control what you want to listen to and when you want to listen.
People from all walks of life record themselves talking about a niche subject or interview experts in a particular field. There is a podcast for every single interest in the world! Podcasts are easy to listen to from your home, in the car, or even while grocery shopping.
I like listening to podcasts with my headphones so I concentrate better and don’t get distracted. My best times are when I’m doing work around the house, hiking, or driving (of course, with Bluetooth and not the headphones in the car).
I asked my girlfriends which podcasts they enjoy listening to, and I got some interesting answers. For example, my sister is an artist and likes to listen to true crime and murder podcasts while she works on her beautiful paintings. Yes, I was quite surprised, to say the least.
Podcasts are basically talk radio and are more popular than ever. From A-list celebrities to the girl next door, everyone can record podcasts and upload them on the internet.
Generally, the person producing the podcast is equipped with a microphone and a computer. That’s basically all someone needs to create a podcast. A second microphone is often used when the podcast is conversational or when a person is being interviewed, much like a radio station.
Podcasts can be about sports, books, food, politics, traveling, crime and law, international news, and so much more.
Interesting how the word was conceived after the invention of the iPod.
Typically, the podcaster specializes in a niche subject and uploads regularly to a platform.
Most podcasts are free, but some creators or platforms may charge a subscription fee.
Here are a few places where you can find and listen to all your favorite podcasts.
I have put together a list that I think has an interesting variety of podcasts to suit various listeners.
Award-winning journalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author, Katie Couric, has created Katie Couric Media and records podcasts where she talks about recent news, politics, lifestyles, and health.
Lori Masicot quit drinking alcohol over a decade ago and it changed her life for the better. She now spreads awareness and helps women live sober lives through her weekly podcast.
Susie Rosenstein is a certified life coach who loves to help women in midlife feel fulfilled and excited about their lives again.
Amy Schmidt is a confidence/reinvention expert and a storyteller. In her award-winning podcast, she interviews women and talks about parenting through transitions, empty nesting, boomerang kids, reinvention, confidence, and identifying your authentic self.
The Teatime Midlife Edition podcast is for women in midlife and beyond who desire community and friendship. The podcasts give expert advice, promote self-awareness, and have lots of ideas for fun challenges.
Nicole Christina, who was a blogger for Sixty and Me, is a psychotherapist of 30 years and on her weekly podcast she interviews a variety of influential guests about the topic of how they are creating their legacies.
Heike wants to help empty-nester moms over 50, like herself, feel powerful and confident in their bodies. Through her exercise programs and podcasts, she wants to assist women to enjoy a dynamic and healthy life.
Bridgett Biagi Garratt and Colleen Rosenblum created Hot Flashes and Cool Topics to change the existing narrative about women over 50. Their podcasts are about lifestyles, travel, fashion, and more.
Flipping 50 is the podcast for women in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond who want straight talk, real answers, and practical life advice.
Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones are your favorites? Do you know any from my list? Would you like to add more of your favorites? If you don’t listen to podcasts, will you start listening to them? Tell us about it in the comments below.