Easy Listening: Podcasts I Love

Tuesdays on Ennaree are my "link sharing" days. I might share products I love, links to blog posts that inspire me, local LA hotspots I enjoy, or whatever else I'm digging that week.

Today, I want to highlight my favorite six podcasts. My work allows me to binge-listen to podcasts and audiobooks, so I'm always on the lookout for new material to help pass the time.

What do I look for in a podcast? I want to be entertained, informed and the hosts have to be likable and enthusiastic. These podcasts all have great hosts that, given the chance, I'd love to sit and chat with over a cup of coffee.

While I'm fairly new to the podcast world, I am a loyal listener of all of these (I've even listened to most of their past episodes too). I hope you find one you've never listened to before!

My favorite podcasts

  1. The Slow Home PodcastBrooke McAlary interviews all sorts of interesting and influential people in the simple-living realm. This podcast explores some important topics and provides listeners with encouragement and practical tips to simplify their own lives.
  2. Dear Sugar RadioI think I spent a whole week just listening to older episodes of this podcast. Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed answer letters from readers about friendship, love, marriage and more. It put me in touch with all sorts of emotions and helped me consider facets of my own life that I hadn't before.
  3. Nerdist: This is my newest obsession. The Nerdist is a prolific podcast and features interviews with all sorts of great celebrities. I love getting a casual and personal look at some of my favorite people from the entertainment industry - Adam West, Ed Helms and Ingrid Michaelson were some of my favorite episodes.
  4. Let it BeThis is another podcast from Brooke McAlary that I love. Instead of interviews, it features Brooke and Kelly Exeter discussing various aspects of simple and intentional living. The episodes are usually around 30 minutes, so they're perfect to listen to on a walk or commute.
  5. SerialI joined the Serial train a little late, but I was hooked from episode 1. The second season is just as interesting, and I enjoy both the story and the in-depth look at political and judicial systems at work. I just subscribed to This American Life as well and am thoroughly enjoying it so far.
  6. The Lively ShowI love all these podcasts, but if I had to pick just one I would choose The Lively Show. Jess Lively is so entertaining and informative, and to top it all off she just sounds like a really lovely and authentic person. She talks about living an intentional life, owning and running small businesses, managing relationships, self-care and so much more. I can't recommend this podcast enough!

What are your favorite podcasts?