Podcasts and Productivity

I’m currently streaming podcasts from my iPhone while getting my life in order [finances, editing work, and cleaning] after an utterly irresponsible hiatus from adulthood. I’ve spent the last month and a half gallivanting across Europe and exaggerating the subsequent jet lag upon my return; I’m officially ready to get back to my productive self.

With that being said, I have some podcast recommendations so that you can be entertained while doing the same with your life [or not, no judgements]. Podcasts are wonderful because they can be downloaded to avoid using data during work commutes or weekend trips and you can subscribe to your favorite podcasts to auto-download the new episodes. Enjoy!


  • This podcast is important to watch in order because it follows a young millennial, Megan Tan, navigate the process of growing up and becoming a young professional. Each episode includes of clips of real-life conversations as she buys a new car, quits her day-job to becomes a full-time podcast creator, finds mentors, and deals with self-doubt. It’s really reassuring to listen to someone else humanize all of these stressful tasks.

Stuff You Should Know

  • I find that this podcast tends to satisfy the same part of me that used to watch TLC specials about conjoined twins and part-tree-part-man individuals. It dives into topics such as old-school freakshows, radiation sickness, gene editing, and cannibalism.

Girlboss Radio

  • Sophia Amoruso really hit the nail on the head with this series. Each week, she interviews a girl boss who has created an inspiring life for herself and explores the steps that got her there. It is a motivating and does an excellent job of showcasing how much hard work goes into the highlight reels we see on social media. My favorite episodes include interviews with: Roya Rastegar (Director of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival), Sara Christensen (Angel Investor & Advisor), and Claire Wineland (Founder of Claire’s Place Foundation).

Call Your Girlfriend

  • The closest thing to a chatty catch-up with your girlfriend, this series is great for a mindless car ride or alongside your morning coffee. It touches on interesting topics but maintains a lighthearted feel that’ll make you think and laugh in the same breath.


  • Easily the most addictive of the bunch, Serial follows a peculiar murder-trial during season 1 and the story of U.S. Army hostage, Bowe Bergdahl, during the second season. I was completely enthralled and sadly binge-listened to the whole thing within a couple of days. It was fun while it lasted!

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

  • An uplifting series that follows different psychological theories of making small improvements in your overall happiness and quality of life. The episodes are quick and the tips are unique and functional!


Cheers, babes.

*FTC: This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the podcasts mentioned. All opinions are my own.*

3 thoughts on “Podcasts and Productivity

  1. I’ve just gotten into podcasts too. I really like Money Girl and Rondi Lambeth’s podcast for information about credit scores and finances. I feel like I’m actually learning something useful.


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