Podcasting is on the rise, yall! I read a recent article that said podcasting is gaining in popularity because people are wanting to take a break from their screens and I can totally attest to that. From the moment my alarm on my cell phone goes off, until the end of the day when I check Instagram for the last time, my eyes are constantly on a screen…can you relate? (I mean, after all, your eyes are on a screen right this very second!)
Podcasts truly are a great way to give your eyes a bit of a break. My favorite way to listen to a podcast is to get outside, stick my headphones in and walk or jog for the duration of the podcast. I also love listening in the car or when I am doing laundry or cleaning house.
Are you interested in listening to some new podcasts? You’re in the right place if so! I’ll list my favorites below and then, below that, I will have an explanation as to why I love them! Let’s jump in!
The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey – Jamie Ivey interviews a new guest (from Catherine Lowe to Beth Moore) every week and the interviews are always great. Jamie has real conversations with her guests instead of structured interviews and I think that is why I love this podcast so much. I love finding out about new musicians, authors, bloggers or worship leaders through Jamie and I feel like I get to know the person she is talking to instead of just the product they are promoting.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs – This podcast truly lives up to it’s name, it’s so fun. Annie Downs says one of her favorite things in life is introducing her friends to her friends and that is exactly what she does on That Sounds Fun. She calls her podcast listeners friends (and it’s so believable, I truly think she would be friends with anyone listening because she loves people and she is just that down-to-earth) and then she interviews one of her real-life friends, thus accomplishing her goal of introducing friends to friends. Annie ends the podcast asking her guest what sounds fun to him/her in that moment. They always have great answers, and it’s such a fun way to take a break in your day and simply enjoy something fun.
The Glorious in the Mundane with Christy Nockels – Christy is anointed, yall. If you have ever sat under her leading worship like I have, you know it’s true. This anointing is all over her podcast as well. Christy is so soft-spoken and wise, and it’s obvious each word she speaks is thought through and intentional. Christy interviews guests on her podcast sometimes but other times she talks about themes God is teaching her through different circumstances and stories in her own life. This podcast is a breath of fresh air in my day each time I listen to it.
The Dave Ramsey Show – This may seem out-of-left-field considering the genre of the other podcasts I have listed but, yall, I love this podcast! I have learned so much through the Dave Ramsey Show and it is really interesting hearing people’s stories and questions. I love Dave’s philosophy of “living like no one else now, so you can live and give like no one else later”. It reminds me of the parable of the talents that Jesus told, what are we doing with what we are given? Even if you feel like this podcast may not be up your alley, give it a try, you’ll be surprised how much you learn and how inspired you will be.
Living Proof with Beth Moore – This podcast is a little different because it’s simply Beth Moore’s sermons from various events. The podcast “A Drunkenness has Befallen Us” was one of the most incredible and timely messages I have heard in a long time. Beth Moore has impacted my spiritual walk for the better for almost 20 years now and I am excited to hear even more from her through her podcasts.
The Big Boo Cast with Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson – Okay, remember my Good Reads post where I talked about making a scene on an airplane because I was laughing so hard? Well, this podcast is by none other than my scene-making catalyst; Sophie Hudson. She is just so hilarious, yall. Sophie hosts this podcast with, fellow author (who I love as well), Melanie Shankle and it’s just so fun. They literally call each other on the phone and talk about whatever and record it. I love it because it seems like you’re at lunch with your friends just talking and allowing the conversation to go wherever it needs to go (which often is college football – which is always great with me). This is a great one to listen to when you need a mental break and would like to just go have coffee with some friends.
That’s all I’ve got for now but I plan to be back soon with even more recommendations from lots of different podcast categories as I continue to explore and learn all about this podcast world! And thanks for sticking around to read the entire post! Since you made it all the way down here, I’ll let you in on a tidbit…The Pineapple Porch is working on a podcast of their own! What do you think of that? And what would you like to hear from us? Let us know in the comment below! And as always, thanks for hanging out on The Pineapple Porch today!
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