Podcasts are the new Netflix

As a working mom with very little free time for entertainment, podcasts have officially become my jam. I used to love TV, but I now find it hard to sit on the couch and really enjoy a show, because all I can think about are the 100 other things I need to do.  There is of course an exception for The Bachelor and This Is Us.  I mean, I’m only human.

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.  There is a podcast for every possible category you can think of.   Love cooking? Reality TV? Golf? Have a strange obsession with Bigfoot?  Yup, there’s a podcast for that. And the best part is that if you’re a commuter like me, you can listen to them in the car! It’s multitasking at its finest!  I’ve become that weirdo in traffic who is laughing hysterically or yelling back to the host about something he/she says that resonates with me.  But it’s free entertainment, and I am LOVING it!

If you’re up for giving it a try, let me recommend a few of my favorites:

1. This Mom’s Life.  OMG, obsessed.  These two LA based moms talk about all things motherhood.  They are funny, they are honest, and to me they are so relate-able. After just the first episode I felt like I was in a room with my best friend.   You know a podcast is good when you feel like you know the person on the other end.  I see some great things in store for these talented ladies!

2. Dear Sugar.  This podcast is hosted by the amazing Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and Steve Almond, and it’s an advice podcast that covers questions about life, love and heartache.  I would describe it as comfort food for the audio soul.   Warning: There may be tears shed so don’t listen if you wear mascara for work.

3. How I Built This.  In this show you get to hear about how some very successful business owners started their companies.  I started listening to the podcast shortly after we began running Momidarity, and it is truly inspiring and encouraging for entrepreneurs.  Some of my favorite interviews to date are with the owners of Dry Bar, Kate Spade, Patagonia and Spanx.

4. Start Up.  This is another business podcast, but here they follow companies that are just starting out.  It’s honest, it’s really well reported, and you learn some pretty interesting behind the scenes stuff about starting a company.  Season four takes you behind the scenes with the American Apparel co-founder (who was later fired) and all I will say is that it’s pretty juicy.

​5. Homecoming.  This is the newest addition to my podcast subscriptions, and it’s different from the other ones I’ve listened to because it’s a scripted show.  This one is a psychological thriller and I’m literally on the edge of my car seat each episode. Plus David Schwimmer (yay Ross Green from Friends!) is in it, which is totally weird but also totally awesome.

Got other great podcasts to share??? I’m all ears!
​Pun intended.