For this edition of Linkerie I've elected to share some of my favourite podcasts.
I love the clarity of podcasts, and how the lack of a visual cue allows for less noise, less fuss, and seems to leave plenty more room for forming insights of our own. I also appreciate how I can cook, clean and commute with the company of interesting and inspiring people and conversations. It's a great deal!
So here's the list!
P.S. I'm heading to Spain for a wee bit, to visit friends! All facets of Gourmanderie may therefore be quiet for a while.
Podcasts I Recommend
For those who want to slow down their lives:
listen to The Slow Home Podcast. This Australian husband and wife duo have kids, a mortgage and real jobs, but they take it all on in a way that leaves space for everything else.
For entrepreneurs, creatives and business-minded folk:
For better habits and more happiness:
I recommend: Drew Barrymore Gets Personal. And happier.
For raw, thoughtful advice on all matters of the heart:
Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond present Dear Sugar Radio! It's like the Dear Sugar column (remember those?) but as a podcast.
For bloggers and online businesses:
I recommend: How to keep growing a successful blog.
For writers, story-lovers, romantics and those who like a good cry:
The New York Times' Modern Love is a series of personal essays read by really cool people (such as Jason Alexander and Dakota Fanning).
For a heart-centered, Danielle Laporte-infused approach to writing and getting published:
For Lena Dunham fans:
Her 5-part Women of the Hour podcast is pretty neat.
So you've read Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, yeah?
There are 12 Magic Lessons podcast episodes available now, and they're filled with Elizabeth Gilbert-style advice (you know - smart, gentle, funny) on overcoming creative blocks and delving down your creative path. I think that Gilbert has recently added more episodes but I've yet to look.
I recommend: Episode 8 - The Pure Pleasure of Making Stuff.
Death, Sex and Money is all about just that:
Explore life's big questions with the insight of scientists, theologians, artists and teachers:
For a mish-mash of interesting, thoughtful and sometimes deeply moving episodes of this and that:
listen to This American Life with Ira Glass.
And for all things food:
listen to BBC Radio 4's Food Program.