Happy Friday! Today for a change of pace, I’m highlighting a few of my favorite podcasts in no particular order. If you have no interest in business or design podcasts at all, feel free to scroll to the end where I talk about my newest find, a podcast so amazing that I don’t even have words for the amazingness. Truly.
1. BizChix by Natalie Eckdahl
Don’t let the cute logo fool you. From her website:
Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014.
If you’re an entrepreneur in any business, this podcast is for you. I love her voice (hey, that’s important in a podcast!) and I love her real-world business advice. She works solely with women in all stages of business and she knows that family and home responsibilities are constant competitors for our time.
2. Women With Balls in the Air by Casey Destefano
Casey is another wife and mother that inspires her listeners to jump back into their careers after having children. She worked in Hollywood in her past life and I love how she relates those experiences to her new career as a business owner and coach. Check out her first episode “Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone and into Martin Scorsese!” Did I mention she’s super funny and crazy-smart?
3. A Well-Designed Business by LuAnn Niagra
The gold standard of design podcasts! Seriously. The gods smiled on me when I first started this business and introduced me to LuAnn. I don’t know how I stumbled on this podcast but she is the real deal. A brilliant business woman herself, she interviews both veteran designers and new business owners and gets all the dish on how to make it in this industry. But truly, so much of the practical advice you’ll hear is relevant to any business owner in any field. All hail LuAnne Niagra!
5. Design + Style by Rachel Moriarty and Dixie Willard
This one is a podcast strictly for designers by designers. If you’re a solo designer, this business can feel very isolating. Not anymore! Rachel and Dixie are your new design besties that hold your hand, feel your pain and coax you gently out of your comfort zone.
5. Young House Love Has a Podcast by John and Sherry Petersik
So fun. You don’t have to be a DIYer to appreciate their hilarious take on game show quizzes and wacky sense of humor. They also interview a diverse variety of industry folk and offer loads of practical advice for your home.
6. Terrible, Thanks for Asking by Nora McInerny
Author of the book It’s OK to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too), Nora is a wife and mother with an incredible story of love, loss and life. And now? She encourages others to tell the truth when asked that ubiquitous question, “How are you?” As an interviewer and speaker, she’s empathetic, funny, irreverent and a million other things. She knows when to ask the hard questions and she knows when to just be quiet and listen. The stories you’ll hear are full of sadness and fear and hope and love. I’ve listen to three or four episodes and each one left me with an amazing feeling of catharsis that’s difficult put into words. Warning, you’ll hear sad stuff and hard stuff and you’ll laugh and cry and hear bad words. If you’re OK with that, tune in.
OK, here’s an update because I found a few more just since posting this a few days ago. What can I say? I’m officially a podcast junkie!
8. The Hilarious World of Depression (Great if you’re depressed, ever have been depressed, or know someone who’s ever been depressed. So basically its for everyone.)
Have a wonderful weekend!