I don't mean to sound like a hipster but I got into podcasts before they were cool. I got into podcasts in 2008. I don't really remember how I stumbled upon them. I do remember thinking how awesome the medium was. I instantly saw it as a great opportunity to both entertain and educate myself. Now I welcome waiting in long lines and getting stuck in traffic.
Ever since I discovered them, you would always see me with headphones on, even during school, which was a constant nuisance to my teachers. Podcasts have basically replaced music for me.
I not only listened to purely entertaining podcasts such as comedy and storytelling, but I also listened to educational ones. Podcasts made learning entertaining again! Ever since I discovered them, podcasts have been my main source of education. Not books and definitely not school.
What I love about podcasts the most, other than it being free, is that it is a great way to get to know people. (usually the host)
I have loved so many different podcasts and most of them have fallen out of favor over time, much like how friends sometimes fall out of favor.
This happens mostly because I have changed my preferences and priorities. For example, right now I'm in a period where I'm looking to improve my life, so a lot comedy and political podcasts have slowly fallen off my plate as I add more self-helpy ones.
Here are the podcasts that I'm currently listening to on a weekly basis:
- Comedy Bang Bang
- Hollywood Handbook
- The Isaac Morehouse Podcast
- Office Hours
- The James Altucher Show
- Tim Ferriss Show
There's a few more that I listen to depending whether I like the guest/topic but those are the ones I currently listen to no matter what.