There's nothing like a fresh, inspirational podcast in the morning with a cup of coffee.
Like Fjallraven Kanken backpacks, everyone and their mom's best friend either has their hosts and/or listens to podcasts. From history, to love and sex, podcasts of every genre exist, and more and more enter the market each day. Here are three podcasts I've been loving lately that have claimed permanent territory in an increasingly saturated space.
// the am with amy
Okay, maybe this doesn't necessary count as a traditional podcast, but it definitely has all of the elements of being one.
Amy Lee of Vagabond Youth is creating a space for the modern day person. In "The AM with Amy," viewers are taken into Amy's beautiful space and get ready with her, while discussing whatever topic is chosen that day. It's like getting ready with the cool, older sister you never had.
From failure, happiness, love, and authenticity, Lee discusses a myriad of topics and is a powerhouse with a strong presence and distinct tone.
My favorite episode:
Hard Work is Irrelavent
Image courtesy of Amy Lee/Vagabond Youth
// how i built this
a.k.a. the gateway podcast to all other podcasts.
Guy Raz of NPR hosts this incredibly popular & amazing podcast about "innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built."
Raz is an amazing host; he's unobtrusive, yet helps the interviewee paint an amazing story about the movements they've created. This is the perfect podcast to listen for inspiration, motivation, and to light that fire under your ass to just get up and get started.
My favorite episode:
Kate & Andy Spade - Kate Spade
Image courtesy of NPR
// girl boss radio
Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal & Girl Boss hosts this female-centric podcast about "girl bosses" - female movers & shakers who have disrupted their respective industry.
This show is very similar to NPR's "How I Built This," which is probably why it appeals so much to me. However, the show is very woman-centric, and center around businesses and topics that generally appeal to women, such as beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.
"Girl Boss Radio" is much more relaxed than "How I Built This," and Amoruso's personal relationships with many of the guests add an extra element of intimacy to the experience. It's almost as if you're sitting in a private lunch between two powerhouses.
My favorite episodes:
Leandra Medine Cohen - Man Repeller
Emily Weiss - Glossier
Image Courtesy of Girlboss Media
// the science of being human
My own podcast! I included my own podcast in this list because I truly do like it!
"The Science of Being Human" shares the stories of members in the STEM Industry, from where they started, to where they are now, how they got there, and what they learned along the way. The show will also highlight the gender disparity in the industry, and answer the question “so what do scientists really do?”
From JPL-NASA scientists to future engineers, "The Science of Being Human" discusses the past and future of STEM and aims to give everyone a voice.