Podcasts I'm Loving (That Have Nothing to Do With Business)

Podcasts I'm Loving (That Have Nothing to Do With Business)

You all know how much I love hearing how people build businesses and choose career paths, but lately I've been craving stories that have absolutely nothing to do with work. 

Perhaps that's because I'm surrounded by business stories via my own show. Maybe it's because it's becoming so important for me to remember that I am not just my business. Either way, I've been listening to some great podcasts lately and I had to share. 

Here are a few un-business podcasts I'm hoarding as I prepare for the longest road trip I've ever taken:

MYSTERY SHOW

Each week, host Starlee Kine tackles a mystery that cannot easily be solved via the internet. If you haven't fallen in love with Kine's reporting style I'm convinced you might be living life wrong. She's hilarious and seems so determined to make good on her promise to uncover whatever mysteries come her way. I like that in a podcast host, don't you?

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Favorite episode to date: Case #2: Britney


REPLY ALL

What can I say? Gimlet Media has got it going on. Reply All is the second show they started producing and it's a gem. The hosts report on strange things in the land of the world wide web—some things I never knew existed and others I didn't know I needed explained to me. Now I know. Thanks, Reply All. 

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Favorite episode to date: The Time Traveler and the Hitman


DEAR SUGAR

I love the work of Cheryl Strayed, but it's her dialogue with co-host Steve Almond that makes this show work for me. Together, they answer reader-submitted questions (just as they both did for The Rumpus several years ago). If you're looking for a show that dives right in to life's deeper questions, this is the show for you.

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Favorite episode to date: Episode 5: The Family We Carry


FIRST TIME

This one is for the ladies! I REPEAT: This one is for the ladies. Although, I can think of a few men (read: all men) who should listen to this show. The folks behind Dear Kate have launched a podcast to talk about all things associated with our periods. All of my lady friends know it's just a fact of life, but we rarely ever talk about the realities we face every. single. month. Dear Kate is looking to change that.

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Favorite episode to date: Episode 1: Amanda Seales


What are a few of your favorite un-business podcasts, friends?  


CYOP #49 - Working with Your Significant Other + Building Intentional Brands with Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot

Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot, GoodWork HQ, Milou + Olin Photography + more! // Photo: Jill Carmel Photography

Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot, GoodWork HQMilou + Olin Photography + more! // Photo: Jill Carmel Photography

Today's show brings me to Sacramento's GoodWork HQ to chat with Caroline Wintata and Josh Daniels about all of their various businesses. Caroline is a photographer who focuses primarily on weddings, portraits and boudoir sessions and together they run Giggle + Riot, a photo booth rental company; GoodWorkHQ, a collaborative work space for event professionals; and they’ve even started a company with their photo booth designer—Brian Schmitt—that will allow them to manufacture their amazing photo booth designs for others.

In the interview we dive into the realities of working with a significant other, how Josh and Caroline navigated the process of starting several businesses together, how they have grown each brand over time and much more.

Enjoy!


LISTEN:


FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Have a plan." -- Caroline Winata of Giggle + Riot, Milou + Olin + GoodWork HQ

SHOW NOTES:

Follow along with Caroline + Josh's adventures:



CYOP #48 - Building a Solid Plan + Creating a Space to Learn with Ana Manzano of Ana Apple

Ana Manzano of Ana Apple + The Greenhouse // Photo: @waynederlust

Ana Manzano of Ana Apple + The Greenhouse // Photo: @waynederlust

Today's show brings me to the Old Sacramento storefront of Ana Apple. As many of you know, I love chatting with people in my hometown of Sacramento, California and  Ana Manzano is no exception. She's the mastermind behind the handmade children’s clothing and accessories brand and her company just expanded in a big way thanks to a local small business contest. 

In the interview we talk about how the contest has helped Ana become a better business owner, her recent trials and triumphs as she’s moved from an online and wholesale business to a brick and mortar shop and the way she’s incorporating an educational component into the storefront.

Enjoy!


LISTEN:


FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Have the confidence to know that your idea has validity." - Ana Manzano, Ana Apple + The Greenhouse

SHOW NOTES:

Follow along with Ana's adventures: