Podcasts I’m Loving (Part 2)

Podcasts I'm Loving

I had planned to do these updates semi-regularly, then realised that it had been most of a year since I last posted. Oops. You can read the first installment here.


Podcasts I’m Loving (Part 2)


Podcasts I'm Loving (Part 2)


Thinking Sideways

Thinking Sideways is an unsolved mysteries podcast that I instantly became addicted to. It has been going for a number of years so there’s a great back catalogue of episodes to catch up on. Really great for downloading a heap when you need to binge listen. I did this when I was preparing to have my tonsils out, in case I didn’t have the energy to watch Netflix. (UPDATE: The podcast has ceased making new episodes sadly. I still think you should listen to the years of episodes they did do, as it’s great stuff.)


Empire By Design

Empire By Design is a business focused podcast, hosted by the friendly Katie Wyatt. I particularly love the live coaching call podcasts that she started doing, because I like hearing how people work through things, rather than just hearing some shiny outcome. It relates a lot to how I learn and think about things, so these are invaluable to me.


The RV Entrepreneur Podcast

The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a US based podcast for people who – uh, you guessed it – live in an RV! While I’m not sure if RV life is a route I would want to go down because a) I like kicking and fidgeting space and b) Australian internet sucks, I’m a strong believer that a location independent lifestyle is of benefit for anyone – even if you use that independence to work from your own home! Flexible work of any kind is something that I think Australia (and probably the rest of the world too) needs to be more considerate of given an ageing population and the needs of carers such as myself. The interviews in this podcast cover all sorts of people and industries and it’s really great for business ideas and advice from personal experiences.


Faster Than Normal

The Faster Than Normal podcast is based on the premise that having a ADHD is a “gift, not a curse”. It’s ok if your brain works faster than others. Or differently to others. Faster Than Normal is an interview based podcast with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have been formally diagnosed, others haven’t. Some take medication, some don’t. It’s the best podcast for being totally non-judgmental about ADHD, which is something I can relate to:



What podcasts have you been listening to recently? Feel free to suggest some in the comments. 


16 Replies to “Podcasts I’m Loving (Part 2)”

  1. I really enjoy Brooke and Kelly’s Let It Be podcast and listen to it on walks. I listened to S-Town recently but tend to pick and choose podcasts based on speakers / guests etc. For example I listened to The Positive Psychology podcast interviews with Mark Manson and Brene Brown recently as well. #teamlovinlife

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I can’t remember if I’ve listened to Let It Be, actually.

  2. I’ll have to bookmark these for when I find more time. I do enjoy listening to podcasts but rarely find the time. However, now I plan to start up my walking again – I could listen to podcasts while I walk couldn’t I?!! #TeamLovinLife

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      As long as it’s safe to have headphones in, totally listen on your walks 🙂 I end up doing most of my listening in the car commuting these days.

  3. Ooh these all sound interesting, thanks for the recommendations!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Hope you find one you like 🙂

  4. Thanks for introducing me to some new podcasts 🙂 I also like listening to Amanda Kendle’s, Thoughtful Travel Podcast.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Oh yes, I’m a fan of Amanda’s podcast too!

  5. Interesting list, Ness. I need to listen to more non work related podcasts. This is a great place to start.

    SSG xxx

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      They’re certainly a mix of my personal interests 🙂 Might not suit everyone.

  6. Thanks for these. I’m always on the look out for a new podcast. My current fave is My Dad Wrote A Porno. #TeamLovinLife

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’m guessing that’s a comedy one?

  7. Empire by Design sounds interesting. I don’t really listen to podcasts unless I’m walking and put my earphones in, but with the terrible time I’m having with ear infections at the moment, I’ve had to severely curtail my usage 🙁

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Oh yes, that would make it hard. I had a pimple in my ear recently and I couldn’t listen to them!

  8. I have still never listened to a podcast. I keep thinking I should then I get distracted by something shinier. Looking forward to doing it one day! Maybe when a blogger I know launches hers …

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Subtle 🙂

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