Podcasts I Love and So Should You

While working from home or anywhere really (laptops can go anywhere) has it’s many benefits, most writers or creative folks who work remotely will tell you at times you need a little pick me up to get through the day. I mean often times, other than email exchanges or when you are at an event, there’s barely any socialization. It’s just you, your long playlist of music, and yourself. That’s it. Well, there is my favourite Starbucks barista I see at least once a day who knows my likes and dislikes quite well; match made in heaven. But, as most bloggers/writers/journalists will tell you, it’s a pretty one-on-one kind of lifestyle. Whether you’re traveling around the world to see great places (this is a great luxury and it’s great) or you get to review the latest products. There’s a lot of me, myself and I time. In addition, there are moments when the ideas aren’t flowing and you need to take a step away from it all. There are also times when you have exhausted your playlist. Maybe, time for a new one?

One of the things I like to listen to during the day is a good podcast. I suggest you get into it, seriously, if you haven’t already. There are quite a few so it won’t be hard to stumble upon something you will enjoy. I thought I would share three of my favourite podcasts that I am currently into. All three, guarantee that there’s never a dull moment in my day once I tune in. I feel this is the best thing since sliced bread and I will take a good podcast over sliced bread…okay I am lying. I enjoy my gluten-free toast with almond butter and a bit of jam while sipping on a matcha latte made by my star barista at Starbucks; listening to one of these podcasts of course.  It’s a win-win situation.

I just have to add, I feel super adult listening to a podcast during the day.



One of the things I love about Longform is that you get full-view and in-depth perspectives from other writers, journalists and creative types (I say this because not everyone wants to be put in a box and they may do more than one creative endeavour). Each week you can tune in and learn about a featured non-fiction writer and how they got started or an experience the may have had on a writing assignment. In addition, you get some insight into what their writing process is. It’s an up-close and personal look at the person behind the words. Believe it or not, it’s not all the glamour people crack it up to be working as a freelance writer. It’s a lot of hard work and it’s a hustle. Longform features a great podcast with the talented and fierce Lena Dunham (Podcast #164).


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Stuff Mom Never Told You 

As you know this site is all about the things you wish you knew. Well, let’s go a step further and discuss the things mama never told ya. There are times when you’re like, mom, come on, why couldn’t you have told me about this situation before I got wrapped up in it. Life’s a lesson and I guess it’s true you do have to learn certain things on your own. This podcast colorfully highlights the many things your mom never told you and perhaps her mother never told her as well. It’s a guaranteed midday laugh session. Laugh out loud cause it’s just you and your laptop; no one is judging.


Bulletproof Radio 

I love a good bulletproof coffee in the morning. I am drinking one right now actually…can you tell how much energy I have? I got into this podcast because I googled what bulletproof coffee was all about. Everyone is doing it, so I wanted to know what the hype was. Luckily for me, I stumbled upon this gem. If you want a great dose of health helpful information, then look no further. The lastest podcast about bone broth is quite good and I think I may attempt to make some or find somewhere to buy it (let me know if you know of an organic place I can get some). You will get the best health and wellness information from experts in the industry on Bulletproof Radio. You will love it!



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Hanifa Sekandi

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2 Responses to “Podcasts I Love and So Should You”

  1. February 3, 2016


    Longform is one of my favourite podcasts. Thanks for posting this. You need a podcast seriously!

    • Hanifa Sekandi

      February 3, 2016

      Hanifa Sekandi

      Thanks Brian. Yes a podcast would be great. Something to think about!