Podcasts for me have been something I have listened to for years, they used to be called audiobooks to me (I know they still exist in their own right). But there wasn’t any form of ‘downloadable radio’ that I really liked other than listening to some of my favorite comedians in an ‘Audiobook’. Creating my own podcast is certainly an idea I have been flirting with for ByOllieB, and it will happen, I’m just trying to figure out where it would sit inline with my content and my future plans for the blog. For now, here are my thoughts on the top 5 that I listen to, take advice from, laugh along to and think you should be downloading.
- The GaryVee Audio Experience
If you don’t already know who GaryVee is, stop reading this. Google him, watch his videos, follow him on Instagram and properly digest what he has to say. His general philosophy around brand development and work ethic is real, current and inspiring. Yes, he says the same thing over and over – but each time I manage to take away something different. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or just feel like you need a kick up the &*£! – tune into ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience’.
2. Under The Skin
Hosted by Russell Brand, this is my go-to easy listening for interesting interviews between Russell and his guests. From academics to creatives, ‘Under The Skin’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Proper gritty topics to get your ears around, from discussing big ideas to in-depth connective chats that have proper substance rather than meaningless gossip chat.
3. The Joe Rogan Experience
Hosted by the American comedian, commentator and actor ‘Jo Rogan’. This endless stream of content that is the gift that keeps on giving. You know the feeling when you watch something amazing and then it’s the end of an episode and you have to wait for more? Not here – you can dive straight onto the previous episode and catch up on 100’s you have missed. It’s another chat show setup that dives into captivating topics with interesting people. A podcast you can pick up any time and don’t need to worry about not understanding the concept, as each one is a ‘standalone’ creation.
4. Stuff You Should Know.
The BEST general knowledge & conspiracy theory podcast. Up your small chat and open up your mind with this one. Another podcast that you can pick up and put down. Scroll through endless episodes such as: ‘How Paramedics Work’, ‘How The Pill Changed The World’, ‘The Collar Bomb Heist’, ‘Emojis, A New Language? Nah’ and many more. I have found some of these genuinely fascinating, it’s a new dimension of thought on our everyday activities and events. If you are on the dating scene, enjoys telling fun facts or just wants to know a bit more then this podcast is for you.
5. Ted Talks Daily.
I think this one speaks for itself. Who doesn’t love a Ted Talk? I used to stay up all night and watch countless Ted Talks on YouTube. They are some of the most inspiring pieces of content ever created. Imagine all the best people in the world that are smashing it at what they do, telling you all about their journey?! Yup – inspired. AF. Take them on the move with the ‘Ted Talks Daily’ podcast. Side note – being on this podcast is one of my all-time goals.
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