It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the podcasts I’m really enjoying, so I thought I might offer some recommendations for shows to check out in the coming year.

Here are some of the latest shows that have been keeping me company on my commute and during early morning runs:

The Rebel Speaker hosted by Dr. Michelle Mazur — This podcast is a great resource if you’ve been trying to become a better public speaker, or if you are thinking about adding speaking into your business. Michelle offers bite-size advice (usually in 10 minutes or less) that is immediately actionable. My favorite tip so far is to develop a signature talk that you can sell like a service.

Recommended Episode: #15 – Discover Your Most Valuable Speaking Topic

By The Book co-hosted by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer — This show is a recent find and it’s super fun. The two co-hosts read a self-help book and then try to live by its rules for a period of time to see how it makes their lives better (think: implementing hygge or the tenets from Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus). Each episode comes with an “epilogue” where the hosts share whether they can recommend the book or not and why.

Recommended Episode: Bored and Brilliant & Epilogue

Honest Money Conversations co-hosted by Cait Flanders and Carrie Nicholson — If you have any finance-related New Years resolutions, this might be a podcast for you to check out. I first learned about Cait Flanders through her blog about her two-year shopping ban (she has a recent book about the experience called The Year of Less) and then found her podcast co-hosted with her friend Carrie. The two entrepreneurs cover topics like minimalism, budgeting, freelance, and a range of other issues.

Recommended Episode: #111 – Life After Debt

What Should I Read Next hosted by Anne Bogel — If you are looking for your next fun book, this podcast has a ton of recommendations. In each episode, the host talks with her guest about their three favorite books, a book they hated, and what they are reading now. Then, she offers three recommended books based on what they like. I’ve learned about a ton of great books this way — as well as revisited a few old favorites through a fresh lens — so highly recommended for book lovers.

Recommended Episode: #9 – The Reality of Bookworm Problems

Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to learn about people and the things they care about.

To think on:

  • What are you listening to lately that you would recommend?