Confession: I'm addicted to podcasts. Ever since I penned this career podcast story recently, I have tuned into a new one every day—both to and from work—and I mean every day. But I'm not alone, my fellow MyDomaine colleagues are equally as hooked. Why? There is something so gratifying about discovering new life lessons, career advice and insider information through casual conversations with people you admire but can totally relate to. Their stories are a great form of education and provide endless inspiration for each of us, both personally and professionally, along with a lot of laughs and fun along the way. Scroll down to see which podcasts we're tuning into.
Julia Millay Walsh, Editorial Director
The Tim Ferriss Show: "A small majority of conversations I start have something to do with something I learned on The Tim Ferriss Show. Ferris, author of bestselling book, The Four Hour Work Week, interviews fascinating guests who are at the top of their class in all sorts of fields—think former PayPal CEO Peter Thiel, actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. Listening to these long-form conversations gives you access you’d never have otherwise."
Invisibilia: "This intriguing podcast from NPR is about the invisible forces that influence human behavior, including emotions, ideas, assumptions, and mental illness. It marries storytelling with scientific research to spotlight uncommon topics. One of my favorite episodes focuses on how the blind have been able to use echolocation (which bats use) to see their surroundings."
Jillian Finley-Knox, Senior Lifestyle Editor
How Did This Get Made: "Anything on EarWolf gets my vote; I come from film, making movies is a course in miracles. Listening to comedians take apart a film brick by brick is painfully funny. Get in on this immediately."
BlackList Table Reads: "This podcast takes the top unsold Hollywood scripts of the year and casts them into a table read. I listen to it while writing all the time. It's a bit like a radio play of yore."
The Moth: "I can't decide if I enjoy The Moth more in person or from the comfort of my car, but it never disappoints. Stories run the gamut from hilarious to embarrassing to heartfelt. Always moving, it's from an eclectic bunch of masterful storytellers."
Gabrielle Savoie, Contributing Editor
Oh Boy by Man Repeller: "I wish I had tons of recommendations, but the only podcasts I listen to are the Man Repeller ones. I automatically started following them with the blog. In Oh Boy Jay Buim talks to interesting female writers, entrepreneurs, and artists about their life and career."
Monocycle: "Hosted by Leandra Medine, it's a super-short podcast about anything and everything. She cracks me up and often makes really good points on a variety of issues."
Raleigh Burgan, Social Media Editor
Call Your Girlfriend: "This is, without a doubt, my favorite podcast. It's for LDBs (long-distance besties) everywhere. My LDB, Aidan, and I would actually call each other just so we could listen to the Call Your Girlfriend podcast together. Co-hosted by (your new BFFs) Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, they take discussion topics you'd suspect will be superficial or strictly humorous, but end up taking very smart and profound turns. They're a BLAST to hang out with, and I always walk away with a great piece of wisdom, article recommendation, new song, or general topics to ponder. It doesn't hurt that I also burst out laughing multiple times per episode. Happy listening to all the LDBs out there!"
Sacha Strebe, Managing Editor
#GirlBoss Radio: "Running the successful fashion business Nasty Gal and writing a New York Times bestseller (#Girlboss) obviously weren't enough for Sophia Amoruso. The career superstar launched her own #Girlboss radio podcast to interview other inspiring women on their creative, cultural and business ventures to provide the next generation with the tools to be their own boss. Think interviews with actor Charlize Theron, author Liz Goldwyn, and screenwriter Kay Cannon. While I have learned so much from these chats, I will often laugh out load thanks to Sophia's hilarious interview style and quirky personality. A must-listen for all aspiring female entrepreneurs."
OffCamera by Sam Jones: "If you're a fan of the long-form conversational interview, then you'll love this podcast. Renowned photographer and director, Sam Jones chats with an incredible array of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and creatives who pique his interest. My all-time favorite interview is with actor Olivia Wilde, she chats about motherhood and how she came to act and produce her new film, Meadowland. She is super candid, hilarious, relatable, endearing and real to say the least."
Do you have a favorite podcast? Do you prefer interviews, comedy, or career-related channels? Please share it with us in the comments.