Didn’t January seem to drag on forever and ever, or was it just me? Today I’m talking podcasts, something which seems to have become an almighty trend in the last few years or so. I wanted to talk to you about my favourites, particularly for those of you entrepreneurs and creatives out there. I hope you find a new favourite hidden amongst these gems. Get your headphones and cup of tea at the ready…
I found Creative Prompt podcasts on CastBox. They are short episodes of between two to five minutes long, so they are easy to digest on the go, or as a bit of background noise at your desk. Presented by Blogger and Creative, Alicia-Joy Pierre, the podcasts “feature creative prompts to give writers and other creatives a nudge of inspiration and motivation at the start of the day.” – Sounds like my cup of tea!
Sara Tasker of Me & Orla hosts the Hashtag Authentic podcast. Episodes include tips, tricks and interviews with other creatives and entrepreneurs. Sara describe Hashtag Authentic as “a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives.” The podcast will give you the lessons to on all things Instagram, blogging, social media and will equip you for all things online.
Broadcaster and Author, Emma Gannon, brings you her infamous podcast Ctrl Alt Delete. Based from her best-selling book and blog, Emma discusses topics such as the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in between. Past guests on her podcast have included the likes of Dawn O’Porter, Gillian Anderson and recently Jojo Moyes.
I found The Creative Introvert on a total whim on Spotify a couple of weeks ago, and low-and-behold it’s become one of my ultimate favourites to listen to, personally. The podcasts are presented by Blogger, Coach and Creative, Cat Rose. The podcast is for “creatives, makers, artists and entrepreneurs who prefer to work solo.” Cat Rose digs deep into the struggles creative introverts face such as battling fear, increasing confidence, self-promotion. As an introvert myself, I can highly recommend this podcast as self-help!
You’re probably familiar with TEDTalks on YouTube, right? TED Radio Hour podcasts are like their little brother. The podcasts offer an insight into “a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.” and if you’re a creative, I reckon this will be right up your street. Titles of recent podcasts include ‘The Money Paradox’, ‘What Is Beauty?’ and ‘Getting Organized’.
You can listen to this series on NPR