The Best 5 Podcasts to Listen to While Working from Home
Podcasts have been popular for quite some time now, but I never thought I would ever become someone who listens to podcasts regularly. I have always been very visual. So the idea of listening to someone talking to me without any images sounded boring. It wasn't until a few years ago that I decided to give podcasts a chance. And to my surprise, I quickly fell in love with them.
Podcasts became my favorite thing to listen to on my way to work. They are a great tool to learn new things; podcasts can enhance creativity and motivation and make you a better employee. Unfortunately, when I moved two minutes away from my current job, I basically stopped listening to podcasts. And, since I also work part-time from home, my commute days are over, and with them my habit of listening to podcasts.
However, because of the current situation with covid, I found myself spending more time at home. While I had more time to work on myself, I also had to face the reality of having "too much time" in a day. A time that I wanted to spend wisely.
I like reading, I love listening to music, and I enjoy watching TV. But at some point, I realized that I could do something else with my time. That is when I rediscovered how much I could enjoy a podcast.
Browsing the net, I found some podcasts that you should give them a chance. Here is a list of some of my favorite podcasts to listen to while working from home.
1. Stuff You Should Know
"If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime, and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered." That was the first thing I read about this podcast, and now I love it. They have over 2,000 episodes already, and it is amazing the variety of topics they cover. Listen to SYSK here.
2. Still Processing
In Still Processing, New York Times writers, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris spend an hour every week having though conversations with an optimistic angle. "Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out in this weekly show about culture in the broadest sense. That means television, film, books, music — but also the culture of work, dating, the internet and how those all fit together." Listen to it here.
3. TED Talks Daily
If you are searching for some daily inspiration to start the day, TED Talks Daily is for you. Short and well-structured talks about a variety of topics that you probably haven't thought about. "Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new." Listen to it here.
If you want to learn more about how to start your own business. StartUp takes you all the way through, from start to finish, on what it’s really like to start a business. Listen to it here.
5. Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Happier with Gretchen Rubin provides advice on how to keep up good habits and manifest more happiness in your life; Resulting in a happier life. "Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network." Listen to it here.
Actively listening to podcasts is an excellent way to entertain and motivate yourself and enhance creativity. Keep in mind that being healthy is not exclusively about physical aspects but also mental and emotional aspects. I hope you enjoy these podcasts as much as I do.