Do you listen to podcasts? I was a little late to the party, but started listening to a few when Charlie was teeny tiny. When you’re sitting at home with a baby who doesn’t do much all day every day, it’s nice to hear some adult voices talking about interesting things :) Now, I usually listen to them in the car, and while it can take me awhile to get through each one sometimes, I never miss an episode from my favorites! I’ve sampled a handful of podcasts that I’ve heard about from friends, but these are the ones that have stayed on my “subscribed” list.
Coffee + Crumbs: This is the podcast that made me fall in love with podcasts, and it’s still my number one favorite! I think the C+C founder, Ashlee Gadd, is a kindred spirit of mine–I resonate with so many of the things she shares. Their podcast is so honest, encouraging, and fun, and I truly feel like it’s a must-listen for every mom. In fact, one of my favorite things about it is chatting with my mama friends who also listen, because each episode inspires such great conversation. Is there such thing as a podcast club rather than a book club? :)
Favorite episodes: Marriage is Good Hard Work (after I listened the first time, I made Dave listen to this one with me and he loved it too!), Give and Take, It’s Their Day Too, This Is How We Do It
Fountains of Carrots: This is my most recent discovery, and it has been a fun one. The hosts are two Catholic bloggers who bring on interesting guests to discuss topics like motherhood, vocation, liturgical living, literature, and more. I enjoy the variety of topics, and the hosts are really funny!
Favorite episodes: Scandalous Books are Good for Your Soul, Let’s Talk About Catholic Baby Names, Making Your Business Work With Your Vocation, Uncharted Territory: Getting Real About Natural Family Planning
The Catholic Feminist: I’ve been listening to The Catholic Feminist since its launch, and love the way Claire isn’t afraid to tackle tough topics and address how to approach them as faithful Catholics. She brings on some incredibly wise and well-spoken guests, and so many episodes have impacted my perception of the world.
Favorite episodes: The Dignity of the Poor and Homeless, Cultivating Catholic Community, How Beauty Saves and Alcoholism Destructs, What If You Don’t “Get Anything” Out of Mass?
I also listen to occasional episodes that sound interesting to me from:
Let me know if you have any other must-listen podcasts I should add to my list! A few more that I know are popular among some of my friends are Young House Love Has a Podcast, Risen Motherhood, Among the Lilies, and The Lively Show.