Admittedly, when I first came across podcasts, I was quite sure that I was not going to like them. After all, I’ve never taken a liking to audio books, nor do I much like listening to radio presenters waffle on and on. But when I started my Master’s degree, and was suddenly faced with a good thirty to forty minute commute each way, I found a love for them, and I would like to share my favourites with you.
01 / Awesome Etiquette. I’ve always loved learning about etiquette, which is maybe evidenced by the several, decade-old books I own, which dictate, in a stern, slightly belittling tone, the rules and regulations of life. The Awesome Etiquette podcast, which is run by the Emily Post Institute, is similarly aimed at sharing such advice, with the added benefit of broadening the subject to include 21st century etiquette matters, which is given to you by two warm, congenial hosts.
02 / Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In the Happier podcast, author Gretchen Rubin and her younger sister, TV writer Elizabeth Craft, share tactical and easy advice on how to improve your happiness and form good habits. This is actually the first podcast I started listening to, and several years later, I still really love its casual, chatty style.
03 / Keeping You Organized by Smead. I’ve got a thing for organising, and the Keeping You Organized podcast is filled, amazingly, with ideas from professional organizers on anything and everything, from organising your home to forming better habits. I particularly love the fact that a different professional organizer comes on every time, so that perspectives and techniques vary.
04 / The Brendon Show. Although easily the newest addition to the list, The Brendon Show by performance coach and author Brendon Burchard, has nonetheless become a fast favourite. Brendon, who is an honest and funny speaker, shares easy-to-follow, practical advice on how to improve yourself and your productivity.
Do you love listening to podcasts? Is there a podcast you would 100% recommend?