One of my favorite pastimes while riding the train (my typical form of commuting here in NYC) is listening to podcasts. I am currently subscribed to about 20 podcasts across a variety of topics, from Hollywood in the 50s to business to creativity to psychology. I believe that podcasts are the new radio and they're great because you can curate them to highlight the information that you're interested in hearing.
We've talked a lot in the past about the importance of having things that recharge your creative batteries and sometimes, if you're in crazy busy seasons like I am right now, you may not have time to go really rest and recharge. One way that I recharge creatively is through podcasts, they're inspiring and full of information that I didn't know and I dont' have to do anything to access that information besides listening.
Howstuffworks.com puts out several podcasts, but two of my favorites are Stuff You Should Know and Stuff You Missed In History Class. Both are full of fun information and stories, the hosts are engaging and funny, and I always leave feeling like I've been entertained and learned something in the process. They're not super long and not typically emotionally heavy so they can be a nice alternative to watching a TV show when I want some down time or company for a project. Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments! What are your favorite podcasts?
Emily is a creative entrepreneur, born in the South, raised in Colorado, and loving life in Brooklyn, NY. As the co-founder of Bright Ideas she spends her time doing freelance photography, writing music and blog post, designing pretty web things, drinking coffee, experimentally cooking, and exploring NYC. You can listen to Emily's music, follow her adventures on Instagram or Twitter, see what inspires her on Pinterest, check out her photography on Facebook, or hire her here.