When I first started podcasting (ahem, no, I don't have a podcast but my listening experience is such an integral part of my week that I am claiming it as my very own verb, to be had), I listened to a lot of Coffee Break French. Apart from the necessary phrase je suis fatigue, which I still declare on the regular, I've moved on from lessons in la langue française to spending far too much time in 2016 with Glenn Thrush and his expertly produced political podcast Off Message. Post 11/8/17, I've cut myself off from the daily news cycle out of self-preservation and rely instead on two daily emails, Dave Pell's Next Draft and WNYC's daily news brief, as to not ostrich-out completely. This is all to say that interests change, and the list below is entirely reflective of the moment and my fascinations. With that, here's a running list of my favorite podcasts, lately:
Creativity & inspiration
Children's book publishing and librarianship
Freelancing and business
- Invisible Office Hours
- Dear Handmade Life (I am a contributor to the blog).
- Seth Godin's Startup School. A "classic" podcast series for anyone interested in marketing. It feels like these lessons shouldn't be free, but they are.
- The Food Blogger Pro Podcast. Lots on productivity and prioritization of your time. Despite it's specific references to bloggers in the food space, there's so much advice in here for anyone who is working for themselves as freelancers or online business owners. If you're a solo artist, writer, or a human being with a side project who is trying to figure out to share your work with more people, this podcast is a treasure.