I have a question - what do you do to make the most of your commute to and from work? Chat with friends (hands free of course)? Argue with talk back radio? Harmonise with the Bieb? If you're a public transport queen, are you trawling Instagram? Playing solitaire? Reading? To while away my commute I loved to play Backgammon on my the mobile device - until I discovered podcasts!
Grammar Girl, Good Job BRAIN, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, We Have Concerns, Serial, WTF, My Dad Wrote a Porno, (Hilarious!), The Dinner Party Download. The list goes on! Head phones in, 20 minute verbal mind snacks, screen stare replaced with window view - heaven.
Podcasts can be entertaining, interesting, inspiring - and they don’t require data! Every now and then I even tap into a serious fix of working girl motivation. Nothing like them for starting the day on a positive note!
Girls, here's a pick of the latest, greatest, best podcasts for women. Upload 'Casts' or similar app, down load these babies and you’ll be enjoying your commute just that little bit more.
1. Ted Talks Daily
We all love a good Ted Talk for a little inspiration and when better to listen to one than before you start the work day? The Ted Talks Daily podcast updates every weekday with the latest talks in audio. Topics for everyone, from spirituality to feminism, Ted Talks has it all. Download one for your commute and spark the best conversation topics! Listen here.
2. She Means Business
Carrie Green, author of She Means Business and founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, shares even more of her experiences on life as a female boss on her podcast, She Means Business. Just like her book, her podcast will inspire you to turn dreams into reality and give you the inspiration to achieve anything that you set your mind to. A must listen podcast for we Career Girls! Listen here.
3. She Did It Her Way
Here, Amanda Boleyn chats with a different successful female entrepreneur every week to seek their perspective on the world of successful business women. Filled with women sharing their own personal experiences and providing real insight into what it’s like for a woman starting her own business. Packed with advice, coping tools and first-hand experiences, this podcast will definitely inspire you to kick-start the day with positivity and determination. Listen here.
4. The Receipts Podcast
If you’re looking for something that will ease you into the morning, you'll love The Receipts Podcast. Four women who are up for talking about any topic thrown at them, discussing anything from relationships to tricky situations. The perfect, light-hearted podcast. Listen here.
5. Happiness Podcast
A stressful day at work? The Happiness podcast is sure to uplift you and help you regain trust in yourself to create the happiness you deserve. The perfect self-help podcast to listen to when your spirits need raising, helping you to destress and remember what is important! Listen here.
Tell me about your fave podcasts? Drop a comment below and we'll add them to the list. Happy listening!