Podcasts, My New Obsession & What I'm Loving

So, based off the title, I'm officially old.  I always heard of older people listening to these and thought, "who could want to listen to anything else besides music?" Until not so long ago it had been about a week of me driving in the car listening to no music because I was so annoyed (and still kind of am) with every song that was on the radio or even on my phone.  I remember hearing about podcasts from somebody, decided to download the app, and well by the end of the day I had listened to about 3 hours of couples therapy sessions...which if you're wondering what that has to do with, keep on reading :)

Podcast #1: Where Do We Begin with Esther Perel

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After doing some research, I ended up stumbling upon this podcast.  To make each one of these run downs simple and not so long, Esther is a marriage and family therapist and during these podcasts you get to listen to anonymous couples therapy sessions.  They have given permission for themselves to be recorded and published (obviously) and each new episode is a different couple.  If you're nosy like me, this one is for you. It is SO oddly interesting for me to hear these details about peoples personal love lives and even more interesting by keeping them anonymous.  Keep in mind, these episodes talk about serious subjects in relationships and life and can get rated R sometimes! Nothing awful though.

Podcast #2: FOHR Casts

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This one is for my blogger girlfriends! Or if you are thinking about blogging, or want to know more about the industry.  James is the owner of FOHR and answers questions that everyone is dying to know in the blogging community.  He talks about relationships with brands, how to set up emails, and informs you of mistakes bloggers make so you can hear about it before you do the mistake yourself.  SO helpful and also has a lot of great tips!

Podcast #3: Babes & Babies

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Where my baby lovers at?! And my Bachelor/Bachelorette lovers?! This combines girl talk of pregnancy, birth, the after math, relationships--the good, the bad and the ugly.  It is with two of my favorite girls (Carly and Jade) and its the ultimate girl talk.  Not to mention they host the podcast with a doula named Elizabeth who gets a thumbs up from me as well. If you've ever had questions about birth, or if you're going to be a new mama, or are interested in the topic like I am, I highly recommend! Girl talk is my favorite and this lets out all the details with no hiding anything.  So real and raw, and did I say amazing?

Podcast #4: Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson

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I have a lot hate relationship with this one, and I debated on recommending it.  I decided to throw it in because it is a good listen, but it is really long.  The first podcast I recommended, it's the same length (an hour) but something is going on the whole time.  This podcast takes awhile to actually get into the topic and I feel like there a lot of side conversations.  I consider this one my relaxed podcast where I'm half listening half not.  It's either background noise and then when they finally get to the topic I'll start paying attention.  So I do enjoy it, but I'm definitely not intrigued the entire time, FYI.

Podcast #5: Cold Case Files

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Fun fact! 48 Hours, Snapped, and anything based off murder cases I absolutely love.  The creepy side of me ;) So some may not like this, but they're 30 minutes of cold case murders and being solved. This to me is fun, but I know its not everyones cup of tea. I also love that they're only 30 minutes and it immediately gets to the point- so it feels like I'm watching anyone of my other shows that I love.

That's it for now! I plan on digging deeper into podcasts and listening to way more of a variety, but I know some of you were really eager to get into them! So these 5 are the ones that I'm trading off listening to.  To listen to podcasts, if you have an Apple phone, download the podcast app in the App Store (free), and you can listen to any that you want--also free.  I'm pretty sure no one knows about this because everyone deletes it when they first get their phone, even me! Yay for free stuff, am I right?!

XO,

Danielle Alana