Podcasts are the best! They seem to have everything you could ask for at the click of the subscribe button. You can get the information you want in a quick manner by people who you actually like. The main question isn’t “should I listen to podcasts?” It should be “what podcasts should I be listening to?”
Tired of the same ‘ol music
I never saw myself as a podcast person. I love music and couldn’t imagine listening to anything else throughout my busy workday. That was until a friend introduced me to Serial. After her very convincing sales pitch of Serial, I was hooked.
From that first listen, I went searching for ALL the podcasts but quickly learned that they are not all made equally. I eventually found my sea legs and landed on a few that I LOVE. They have become my podcast foundation. Most of them are Southern based and they bring the comfort and coziness of home when listening to them. If you’re new to the podcast world or just looking for some new podcast inspiration, I’m sharing my top 5 favorite podcasts.
I’m always looking for new podcast recommendations. Got something I should be listen to? Let me know in the comments.
Podcasts I can’t quit listening to
Knox and Jamie are a DELIGHT! Every week they bring you the things that entertain, but do not matter. And they are bringing it with southern charm. Wednesday is my favorite day of the week because I know that I will once again be able to listen to their wonderful banter about all things in pop culture. It feels like I’m sitting around the table, drinking coffee and talking with my best friend.
- Popcast Friend of the Show
I’m adding this as a subsection since it is a paid podcast, but it’s worth the money. I love this show SO MUCH I pay to get all the extras! With two other podcasts by the hosts, deep dives, and show extras, it’s worth my monthly contribution.
Favorites: Episode 162 Best Fictional Duos, Bonus Bachelor Preview 2017, Episode 191 Famous People Free Pass
Arc Stories share true, personal stories. The stories are recorded at their live events and then shared via the podcast. I love the personal stories that are told by many storytellers. They give people a chance to share their stories with the world and to see the world through their eyes even if it’s just for a little while.
Favorites: Episode 2 Fears Real and Imaginary, Episode 5 What Really Matters, Episode 17 Freedom Rider
Resident blogger and book lover at Modern Mrs. Darcy, Anne Bogel has the lowdown on all the books, new and old. With the voice meant for podcasting and a never-ending list of book recommendations, this literary matchmaker has transformed my reading list. Every week on her show, she recommends three books to her guest after they tell her three books they love and one book they hate. I only allow myself to listen to her podcast if I have pen and paper to write down all the books I want to add to my own “to be read” list.
Favorites: Episode 1 with Jamie Golden, Episode 8 with Preston Yancy, Episode 36 with Tiffany King
Anne Jones, of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA, shares all things Southern. Each show she has co-host or guests where they talk books, life in the south. She gives honest reviews of her reads and shares them on her Instagram account. This is another one I have to have been and paper ready to add more to my reading list.
Favorites: Southern Hospitality with James Farmer, Episode 98 with Julia Reed, Episode 123 First Impressions
Revolutionist History just started its second season and I’m so excited! Each season runs for about 10 weeks and during this time Malcolm Gladwell goes back and reinterprets something that happened in the past that was overlooked or misunderstood. It’s fascinating watching the story unfold and see it from a different angle.
Favorites: Carlos Doesn’t Remember, My Little $100 Million, Generous Orthodoxy