Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme is “All About Audio freebie” and since I don’t listen to as many audio books as I like I’ve decided to share my favourite podcasts with you. I love listening to podcasts while I walk the dog, do chores around the house, or when I’ve got longer distances to drive. I tend towards educational podcasts but there are so many great options out there! All of these are available to download for free on iTunes. Here’s my Top 8 list (I don’t have 10 that I listen to regularly enough to recommend):
- Stuff You Missed in History Class – from the How Stuff Works family this 30 minute podcast covers events, people, and all things historical.
- Sawbones – this focuses on medical history hosted by a husband and wife team. Sometimes gross, often funny, it’s always great.
- Magic Lessons – hosted by Eat, Pray, Love author Liz Gilbert each week she explores some aspect of creativity and helps people get back on their creative paths. I’m new to this, but I love the inspiration I feel listening.
- Nerdonomy: Nerds on History – another history podcast, this one tends to run a bit longer (usually over an hour) and while I’m still catching up on the back list, covers a wide range of historical topics with lots of humour thrown in.
- Manager Tools – if you manage people, or want to manage people, this podcast is for you. It’s full of actionable advice to help you be the best manager you can be. You definitely want to hit up the archives…there is so much good stuff here!
- Career Tools – by the same folks as Manager Tools this is aimed at helping you build your career. There’s lots of good actionable advice on job hunter, interviews and what to do in various workplace situations. Again, a search of the archives is a must.
- Stuff Mom Never Told You – again from the How Stuff Works family SMNTY deals with all sorts of issues. With a main focus on women’s issues they bring all sorts of info on a wide range of topics.
- Serial – following the story of one man who was sentenced to prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, this is an interesting piece of investigative journalism.
What am I missing? I’m always looking for new ideas. I find This American Life to be hit or miss for me…I prefer stuff that’s a bit more upbeat, and the last few I’ve listened to have tackled some pretty heave subject matter. Share your recommendations!!