So staying at home with Lewis is great, but I was concerned about losing my mind (ha)! But seriously, more in the sense, of losing the learning and constant usage of my mind when I was at school. Watching Lewis figure out how to walk doesn’t take a lot of brain power on my part! Enter podcasts (how moms stayed sane before the invention of the smartphone I will never know). I’ve found some that I really enjoy listening to, mostly when we go on our walks. It’s a mix of education, news, and just interesting.
Splendid Table– My friend Jana recommended this one to me, and I love it. It’s about food, but less about making food and more about the things that surround food. Super interesting, but also includes lots of new things to try in the kitchen.
Cult of Pedagogy– I wanted to stay current in education, so I listen to this one. I haven’t listen one of her podcasts that I didn’t like and/or didn’t feel like I could use practically. She’s great, and she covers a lot of different areas of education.
How I Built This– I love listening to this podcast. It’s all about how various entrepreneur started their companies. The interviews are always interesting. One of my favorite ones I listened to was about Five Guys because I love their burgers. It was cool to hear how it started.
Hidden Brain– My friend Justin just recommended this podcast to me. I’ve only listened to two, but am looking forward to listening to the next ones. It’s focused on more psychology and choices that people make.
Upside Down Podcast– This is another newer one that I just started listening to. It’s three women that discuss different areas of life and faith. The one I listened to on ethical clothing was really eye opening and has led me to start thinking through how I can be more ethical in my clothing choices. I just appreciate what they have to say and the topics they choose to talk about.
Code Switch– I started listening to Code Switch after reading some books about racism and racial identity. The podcast is about racism, race, racial identity, pop culture, and news. I appreciate being able to listen to something that helps me understand something that I haven’t really experienced. It challenges some of my perceptions.
The Daily– The Daily is a podcast by New York Times. It is a shorter podcast and covers one topics of something in the news. I find that they explain things going on in politics, news, and other areas really well. It is definitely less biased than some of the other news sources out there.
The Village Church-Sermons– These are the weekly sermons from The Village Church. I like listening to Matt Chandler preach and have been blessed by many of his sermons.
I feel like I should include a disclaimer: *I don’t agree with all views or opinions stated in these podcasts. *Just because I like these podcasts doesn’t mean you will.