Podcasts are cool…

Oct, 18, 2018

I love Podcasts.  I started listening to podcasts and audiobooks a few years ago to help me get to sleep.  I found myself laying in bed struggling to forget the day and go to sleep.  I couldn’t turn off the ridiculous clowns on unicycles, I mean thoughts circling around my brain.  As a distraction, I started to listen to podcasts.

Think of it…you climb into bed, get all cozy and listen to people tell stories. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts.

The One You Feed riffs on the parable of Two Wolves:  A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at battle.  One is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear.The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”The grandfather quietly replies, “The one you feed.”

Eric Zimmer and Chris Forbes host and interview people from all walks of life living well.  There’s always good advice about how to be a better you.  “It takes conscious, constant and creative effort to make a life worth living. This podcast is about how other people keep themselves moving in the right direction – how they feed their good wolf.”- The One You Feed


Wild Ideas Worth Living interviews really exciting outdoor adventurists.  World class athletes and adventurers are interviewed.  The host picks their brain for fun tips on how you can be wild!  Love it!

“What if….You could sail to French Polynesia, run from San Francisco to New York, skateboard down the busiest freeway in California, quit your job and ski around the world, start a business, move to Costa Rica, surf every day, get in the best shape of your life, fall in love, and GET WILD? “-Wild Ideas Worth Living  

The Good Life Project is hosted by a guy who did not live a good life at one time.  Jonathon Fields has a tough history but decided to turn his life around.  He shares great ideas about living well.

“At GLP, we create media, tools, programs and experiences that help you live a better life, then invite you into our community to find amazing friendships, inspiration and support. We’re on a quest to help you live a more meaningful, connected and vital life”.-Good Life Project


Ted.com is one of my favorite online sources learn something and be entertained.  It’s jam-packed with astronauts, scientists, gamers and an assortment of searchable videos.  The TED Radio Hour is the audio version.  Check it out and get your inner nerd on.

“The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED.”-The Ted Radio Hour


The Hidden Brain is fascinating. Hosted by Shankar Vedantam this show talks about all topics and how our brain drives us.  Vedantam who’s name becomes a mystery five minutes after I listen is a science correspondent with NPR.

“Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves.Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, and the biases that shape our choices.”-The Hidden Brain 


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Paula Stokes

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    October 18, 2018

    I love podcasts too Paula. Thanks for the tips. When I listen I feel like I’m enjoying a conversation with a friend or learning something new- all available at the touch of a button. Podcast have gotten me thru some lonely times and got my mind off boring tasks like long drives, painting a room, running, or cleaning the house.

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