I used to listen to podcasts here and there. When I was cooking. When I was cleaning. When I was sunning (which I REALLY never do anymore). Now I listen to them constantly because when I’m home with Critter, the house is quiet. Based on the layout of our house, we do not have a television in the kitchen/living room/dining room area (AKA the shared space of our main floor) so having background noise from the television is an option 0% of the time. Podcasts to the rescue!
Here is what I am listening to. I am a total binge listener so I’ll let the episodes stack up and then I’ll go on a jag where that particular “show” is all I listen to for a week straight. I also don’t set these to automatically refresh (or download) to my phone, so sometimes I don’t even know where I am currently at with listened to or un-listened to episodes!
Coffee and Crumbs Podcast. I learned about this one via The Mom Hour podcast (you’ll see it below) and after giving the first two episodes a try, I was hooked. More honest, and unvarnished discussions of motherhood.
25% Friends. Sarah and Kim started a new podcast, so I had to subscribe!
A Few Things With Claire and Erica. Kari recommended this one to me. I still don’t really “get” what it is about. Material things? Regardless, the hosts are interesting to listen to.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Confession: I have NEVER listened to this one, but I have it hanging around just in case. It seems like something I might like.
Matrimoney. I am such a personal finance voyeur it is not even funny. I would have to say that most of the advice that Kelsey and Chris share is not profound (much like how the personal finance stuff I share is not profound), but I love listening/learning about the choices other people make!
Straight Up With Stassi. YOU GUYS WHEN I FOUND OUT STASSI HAD HER OWN PODCAST IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE. And possibly the middle of my first month of maternity leave. She talks about exactly what you would expect and I have yet to listen to a disappointing episode.
The Mom Hour with Megan Francis and Sarah Powers. This is a great podcast for mamas with kids of all ages. Megan and Sarah have eight children between the two of them, spanning in age from like 2-18. They provide advice, survival strategies, and real talk.
Pop Culture Happy Hour. Honestly, I don’t listen to this one that often, but Jillian told me to subscribe, so I did.
The Girl Next Door Podcast. Love this one. It’s so fun to hear two neighbors in Arizona chat about their lives, their kids, and whatever happens to be top of mind for that episode. Some sisterhood, some parenting solidarity.
Call Your Girlfriend. This. THIS is the base of my podcast pyramid. Without Ann and Aminatou, my life would be an empty shell, I am sure. They keep me woke. They also taught me what “woke” means.
The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast. This is the first podcast I EVER listened to and the reason I did is because Sarah asked me to be on it and I figured if I was going to do that I should get with the times and know what one was. It’s stellar.