I love, love, love a good podcast! I rarely listen to music in the car anymore because there are so many great podcasts out there. It’s a wonderful way to keep up to date on the news or pop culture, learn something, be inspired, or just laugh. My taste in podcasts ranges from reality tv breakdowns to true crime. Here are some of my favorite podcasts to listen to while I’m driving, working, or working out.
For a Laugh.
Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown. Heads up: this one is not safe to listen to with kids in the car, but Casey & Danielle are hilarious! These two break down what’s going on their lives with brutal honesty, give their unvarnished opinions on all things Housewives (no tagging!), & are now venturing into the wider world of other reality tv. I always look forward to their take on my favorite shows.
The Daily Dish. Bravo TV’s very own podcast breaking down the latest shows, plus interviews with Bravolebrities to give you all the behind the scenes tea on your favorite Bravo shows. If you can’t tell by this list, I’m a little obsessed with everything Bravo does & I can’t resist hearing about what happens when the cameras aren’t rolling at those reunions!
The Perez Hilton Podcast. We all know celebrity & pop culture columnist Perez Hilton & now he’s paired up with radio host Chris Bookter for a weekly conversation about all things entertainment. The dynamic between the two hosts is priceless! Perez has mellowed some with age & parenthood, but he still has all the dirt & strong opinions that he isn’t afraid to share. It’s a great way to stay up to date on everything going on in music, tv, movies, & celebrity.
Watch What Happens Live. Andy Cohen’s hit show, right on your phone! He brings you celebrity & Bravolebrity interviews, plus his take on the world of entertainment, pop culture, & current events.
For Some Inspiration or to Learn Something New.
Bad on Paper. From The Stripe‘s Grace Atwood & friend Becca Freeman, Bad on Paper is part book club & part advice podcast. I’ve been taking Grace’s book recommendations for so long, I was thrilled when they started a podcast & Facebook group dedicated to “bad” YA books. They’ve been branching out into non-YA lately, which has turned up some really great books. I also love the bi-weekly advice episodes where the girls take listener questions, give beauty & lifestyle advice, & just chat.
Becoming Fearless. This business, leadership, & blogging podcast is brought to you by the founder of Style Collective. I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Spano in Dallas last year & she is just as inspiring, sincere, & charming in person as she is in her podcast. Each week she brings in guests to help women find their passion, achieve their goals, & improve their leadership skills.
The Skinny Confidential – Him & Her Podcast. Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is the creator of beauty & wellness blog, The Skinny Confidential. She’s teamed up with her husband, entrepreneur Michael Bosstick, to bring you a little bit of everything in this podcast. Between the two hosts & their expert guests, they cover health, wellness,, beauty, business, branding, marketing, and relationships/marriage.
The Goal Digger Podcast. I love Jenna Kutcher! Seriously guys, if you aren’t following her social media, stop what you’re doing & check her out now… Her authenticity, honesty, compassion, & willingness to share how she built a million-dollar business with a $300 camera from Craigslist. Her podcast covers everything you need to get inspired & build your career – productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories.
How I Built This. This podcast was recommended to me at a blogger event last spring & I spent the car ride home from Dallas binging it! NPR’s Guy Raz brings you interviews with some of the best-known entrepreneurs to find out how they built their hugely successful companies. It’s so inspiring to hear from CEO’s like Ali Webb, James Dyson, & Jenn Hyman about how they started their businesses, what struggles they overcame, & how they persevered.
For Some True Crime.
Serial. One of the top podcasts, Serial is back for a third season! I was hooked when Season 1 looked into the conviction of Adnan Syed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. I wasn’t as into Season 2, which dealt with the story of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl. Now, Season 3 is taking us behind the scenes & into the trenches of the criminal justice system of Cleveland, Ohio. “The extraordinary stories of ordinary cases. One courthouse, told week by week.”
Up and Vanished. Season 1 saw the resolution of the 11-year old cold case of the disappearance of Georgia high school teacher, Tara Grinstead. Season 2 focuses on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado. I’m always amazed by how much Payne Lindsey invests in these stories, spending months researching, traveling, interviewing, & searching for what happened to these women.
Dr. Death. I first read about Dr. Christopher Duntsch in D Magazine & was fascinated by the story of a Dallas neurosurgeon who blazed a trial of catastrophic complications & death through Dallas hospitals. Duntsch promised his patients relief from back & neck pain, but most of his patients ended up worse than they began, but the system failed to remove him from surgery even after horrific results. This six episode podcast brings the story to life with interviews & recordings from hearings, & serves as a cautionary tale trying to determine who – or what – is the system meant to protect?
Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. I read a biography of Natalie Wood years ago after watching West Side Story & becoming interested in the child actress who starred in the film. I remember thinking that surely someone knows what really happened to her. This podcast, spurred by Lana Wood’s continued questioning of the events surrounding her sister’s death & the re-opening of the police investigation, explores Natalie’s mysterious death off the coast of Catalina Island.