Working as a sales person part-time means I am on the road quite often for work. If you live in Sydney you know how chaotic the traffic is- it’s very organised chaos but still chaos. We live 22 minutes away from work when there is no traffic, but it can take me well over an hour in traffic. Not discrediting the blessing of having a car and being able to drive sometimes it can be very tedious! While I am 100% not a fan of long road trips, actually just last night we were chatting with a few friends who mentioned that taking a road trip and listening to podcasts hours on end is a dream for them.. I almost broke out in hives. Greg, my husband, listens to a podcast when he runs on 1.5 speed or something crazy like that. Who, in their right mind, runs 10kms and listens to someone speak on fast forward and finds it enjoyable?
I also like silence in the car- odd right? Greg has teased me about this since the day we met. I help to lead our Music Team at the church we attend- I am constantly listening to music to find new material or learning a new song, but when I am in the car I love the silence that it brings. If you think about life we are very rarely ever in complete silence. Maybe very late at night when everyone has gone to sleep but that’s normally the time I am trying to fall asleep as well! From the minute our babies wake up in the morning they are usually learning new words or simply cooing and ahhing. While they nap during the day we generally will watch something or respond to emails, or catch up on missed phone calls.
I said all that to say that while I’m not keeping up to date with a podcast every day I don’t mind an episode or two while I’m driving to and from work a few days a week. Below is a roundup of my top go-to’s at the moment. From motherhood to random facts I love the content these authors are creating!