When I've written or spoken about podcasts, the first question I'm asked is, 'How and where do I begin listening to podcasts?'. Well, firstly I must tell you that I can't speak for Androids as I am an iPhone lover, so if you too have an iPhone you will have a pre-installed app called 'Podcasts'. Now, it can be deleted so if you can't find it just re-download it from the App Store. From here you can search for the podcast you want to listen to or browse by category, too easy. Also, if the host has a YouTube channel sometimes they upload the podcasts to here as well, or if they have a website or blog sometimes they link it through there too. Podcasts are also free to listen to, from what I can tell so far there is no catch. Make sure your phone and headphones are at the ready, cuppa in hand if you're like me. I can't wait to share with you some of my favourites I've quite literally binged listened to..
Podcast: 'Mindfulbiz' (https://relauncher.com.au/blogs/health)
Host: Alison Morgan
Alison creates episodes full of tips and tricks for a range of topics around businesses of all kinds, she also interviews people from a variety of health and wellness businesses from start up to flourishing, the behind the scenes, their ups and their downs and their own tips and tricks for how to make it happen.
I first started listening to this podcast when I needed some personal inspiration for my own journey, not (yet) a business, but I was losing love for something I had put a lot of work and energy into creating and building. I don't believe that you have to have things up and running in order to learn, I believe the key is to always be learning and never stop no matter the stage you are at in your endeavours. I also discovered some of what are now my favourite brands from this podcast, and I am so glad that I did (aka name drop Matcha Maiden I'm looking at you!). So, whether you are starting off with a little online community like me and are looking for inspiration for content or your audience, or are about to 'start' a start up, you won't regret this podcast subscription.
Some of My Favourite Postcast Episodes
Branding and Personality with Sarah Holloway from Matcha Maiden
Vision Into a Reality with Terry from The Source Bulk Foods
From Blogger to Business Owner with Laura from My Pollyana Lifestyle Blog and store Hero Stockbridge
Podcast: 'The Melissa Ambosoni Show' (https://melissaambrosini.com/podcast/)
Host: Melissa Ambrosini
Melissa interviews incredibly passionate and dedicated souls in their field from all around the world. Some of which I now highly admire, and without this podcast they might still be missing from my life. You name it, she's spoken to someone, somewhere about it. What I love most though is that a lot of the people Melissa interviews are people who have impacted her or her loved ones lives in a big way, so they are chosen out of personal experience, not just qualifications, meaning a lot of their stories are highly relatable, and if not relatable they are someone you will soon realise that you want to know too.
I am, in short, addicted to this podcast. From the very first episode I knew it was love at first listen, I was totally hooked. Some of the episodes have been life-changing for me personally. I have learnt so much and taken a lot on board that I need to work on, and gained a whole lot of knowledge for my future that I cannot wait to utilise. It is seriously filled with so much goodness about health, wealth and love. I promise you after a few episodes you will leave with everything you came for and so much more. This podcast subscription is more than worth your time.
Some of My Favourite Podcast Episodes
#3 How to Solve All Your Problems with Dr John Martini
#5 Heal Your Gut Heal Your Life with Kirsty Wirth
#17 How Yoga (Litterally) Saved My Life with Bhava Ram
Podcast: 'The Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McCalary' (http://slowyourhome.com/the-slow-home-podcast/)
Subject: Slow/Simple Living/Minimalism
Host: Brooke McCalary
Brooke interviews a range of people on the same or similar path as her and her family, focused around slow, simple and minimalist living. Her and her husband (and co-host) Nick also do 'Hostful' episodes where they answer questions from their listeners. I truly believe that in our fast paced world, taking on a few of the tips, tricks and ideas from these episodes will change your life, or at least give you insight into where you want to go and the person you want to be.
This has to be one of my most favourite podcasts. Brooke and Nick are relatable, funny and kind hearted. How I actually came across this podcast was after reading Brooke's book 'Destination Simple', which I have done a book review on (you can read it here Book Review: Destination Simple by Brooke McAlary). Trust me when I say this podcast subscription is life changing.
Some of My Favourite Podcast Episodes
#22 Cait Flanders on Simple Money and Mindful Budgeting
#31 Low-tox Living with Alexx Stuart
#38 Zero Waste Living with Bea Johnson
I hope you enjoyed my very first review of podcasts on SPARKLE on darling. If you have listened to or listen to any of these in the future I would love to know your thoughts about it in the comments below. Make sure to subscribe to SPARKLE on darling back on the home page to ensure you don't miss the next one.
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