Podcasts- the good, the better and the life changing!

c343e527a59d717c36566367ca4198bdOkay, I am not a podcast obsessor like my husband but since having more time in the car, I’ve committed to listening to podcasts which are helping to shape my behaviours, routines and ambitions. For me podcasts were something that my husband really enjoyed- they were kind of monotonous- listening to someone go and on and on- nothing to watch or look at.. It reminded me of high school.

Fast forward a few years – the Podcast space has really become flooded with great content! I listen through Apple’s Podcast app so I’m assuming you’d be able to find the same apps on an Android App Store.

Though I’m not a small business owner I would have to say that my favourite types of podcasts are generally geared towards business owners- I always get so inspired by people going after their dreams. While I don’t think I will ever run my own business I am the biggest advocate and supporter of people who do! I have so many friends who have started their own companies the last few years- seeing them post on social media about jobs they get is seriously so exciting to me. I literally have done happy dances in my living room because I am such a supporter of them and their dreams!

If you have a spare 20-30 minutes in the car and you need to hear someone motivate the mess out of you.. these are for you:

  • Building a Storybrand with Donald Miller
  • How I built this with Guy Raz
  • Rise Podcast by Rachel Hollis

If you’re just wanting to know “stuff” for that one time you may get onto “Who wants to be a millionaire”.. I gotcha right here:

  • 99% invisible
  • Myths and Legends
  • Stuff you should know
  • TED Talks Daily
  • This American Life

If you love hearing people’s stories about life, babies, immigration, family…these have it all..

  • The Moth
  • Australia Birth Stories

If you know you are already a rockstar spouse but you may or may not need a little more work, here you go:

  • Marriage after God with Aaron & Jennifer Smith
  • Rise Together with Rachel and Dave Hollis
  • Fierce Marriage with Ryan and Selena Frederick

Quick Tidbits to be a better parent (side note- I find these episodes way too short..):

  • Parenting Great Kids by Dr Meg Meeker

..and lastly..if you need a laugh:

  • They HeyDad Podcast

Happy  listening friends!

What I’m currently listening to..

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Today I’m bringing to you a few new and a few previously-posted podcasts! My favourite’s this month would definitely be the Fierce Marriage podcast and the Hey Dad podcast! Fierce Marriage is a conversation with Ryan and Selena Frederick on all things building and protecting your marriage with a Godly perspective. The Hey Dad podcast is a bunch of guys talking about dadhood- the funny, the ugly and everything in between- they are great to listen to!

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What I’m currently listening to..

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!

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