our 5 must-listen to podcasts for momprenuers
I'll be honest, I'm a little late to the podcast game. About a year ago, Golda had sent me a link to Girl Boss Radio during which, the original #girlboss, Sophia Amoruso interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark. I listened to a few episodes, but I just never felt that I had the time to really make podcasts a part of my life. That was until my neighbor introduced me to the podcast app on my iPhone (I was born in the 80's, so sometimes technology still stumps me!) Now, with that trusty little purple podcast button at my finger tips, I simply can't get enough of consuming everything from the news to strategy tips.
That leads me to today's post, my very favorite lineup of podcasts that can and will inspire, share valuable business advice, entertain and possibly even induce laughter. As a working mama, sometimes you just need a little inspiration in your earbuds!
1 | The Goal Digger Photographer and educator Jenna Kutcher dishes out new content twice a week on her podcast that's catered to advising fellow women in business how to dig in, do the work, and tackle their biggest goals along the way. I love her casual, honest nature and vibe. She doesn't use a lot of corporate lingo and really focuses on the importance of finding a work-life balance that fits your lifestyle. Some of my faves are her bite-sized bonus episodes in which Jenna shares five tips or tricks in 10 minutes or less. Perfect for listening to while you're waiting in the school kiss-and-ride line.
2 | The Strategy Hour Hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. Each episode is chockfull of actionable strategies and killer marketing tips, teaching you how to say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid to do what you love. Conversational and honest, they even go over their monthly earnings and breakdown their budget, talk about their own successes and failures.
3 | Making Oprah Sadly, only three episodes long, I found this podcast truly engaging and really, really interesting. It traces Oprah’s rise, in segments grouped into the eighties, the nineties, and the two-thousands, keeping a focus on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for a clear view into what made Oprah powerful in the first place. It's chockfull of wonderful business advice, including the mentality of "running your own race" and really fun behind the scenes facts about record breaking episodes like the "You Get a Car, You Get a Car..." show. Inspiring and funny, this is a must-listen.
4 | You Must Remember This A true guilty pleasure, this podcast has been airing since 2014. Originally brought to my attention by my entertainment-obsessed brother, I only just started listening to this storytelling series about the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. If you are drawn to the intrigue of Hollywood and celebrity way before reality television and The Kardashians were a thing, then you should definitely give this a listen. In each episode, Karina Longworth unveils icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe as raw and relatable icons. A true pleasure if you consider yourself a lover of the silver screen.
5 | Wow in the World My resourceful hubby introduced our family to this wonderful, educational podcast. After one too many road trips listening to Kidz Bop and Moana on repeat, we were looking for something (anything!) else to listen to. Most importantly, we were hoping to find something that we would all enjoy. Enter Wow in the World, billed as a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. In every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups through a combination of careful scientific research and fun and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. You'll learn about everything from why in the world onions make us cry to why we get brain freeze. Kids have the opportunity to call in too, which, of course, is super adorable!
Did we miss one of your favorites? Share your ideas in the comments!