One of the biggest spurs for my personal development kick has been podcasts.
Like many other things, I assumed podcasts were douchey and boring.
Why listen to NPR when you can listen to Okie sports talk guys call each morons? Or Metallica?
Working in the yard on a recent Sunday, I didn’t have angry sports Okies to listen to and wasn’t feeling Metallica.
So I popped open my TuneIn Radio player and started browsing. I found a few episodes of “The Art of Manliness,” by a fellow Tulsan, Brett McKay. An episode on con artists and how not to get scammed in particular stuck with me.
As it so happens, a good podcast can make time fly by. You can learn a bunch, or just laugh, or just listen to someone talk for a while.
I don’t get worked up or emotionally manipulated by angry people (though there are plenty of those podcasts, of course). These make my commute and yard work (and in the right mood, running) enjoyable, which is a gift from the gods.
Here are the podcasts in my regular rotation. I’d LOVE to have your recommendations, if there are any on here I’m leaving out. I’m maybe 3 months into my fascination, so there’s a lot I haven’t found yet.
Personal Development Podcasts
Great Discussion and Insight
Of Local Interest
(If it matters, my favorite podcast app is Stitcher. I don’t have enough room on my phone to download any podcasts, it tees them up in a row, and picks up where I leave off.)