Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blah, Blah, Blah, I Dig It!

I love Podcasts. Like, really, really. I'm listening to them when I'm driving, walking dogs, sweating buckets on the Stair Climber, cooking in the kitchen, doing my makeup, etc.


Here's a run down of what I'm usually listening to:

First thing in the morning, at the crisp, too-early hour of 6am, I humpty dumpty my butt out of bed, open up my iHeartRadio app on my iPhone and listen to the Bobby Bones Show as I'm getting ready for the day (drinking coffee, dressing for the gym, packing my lunch, etc). I also like to listen to them when I'm on the StairMill (warning: you may fall off from laughing so hard!)

The cool thing about listening to them on iHeartRadio is you don't have to listen to the music, it's just the show! When they cut for commercial breaks or to play a song, it doesn't actually cut, the show just keeps on rolling. They also recently moved to Nashville, so now they're all about the COUNTRY music. Yeah, baby!


As I'm cruising through Atlanta traffic for work, I like to listen to the Dr. Laura Podcast. People call into her radio show and she offers advice on marriage issues, kids, family stuff.


She's the author of a ton of great books, like The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, one of my favorites.

She's also super into fitness, and can probably do more push ups than you. Just saying.

The Fat Burning Man is another one of my favorites, and recently new to me. His podcasts come out once a week, and he interviews some of the most interesting people. He's also about eating real food, Paleo, functional fitness, etc. Recently, I listened to him talk with Gary Taubes, Melissa Joulwan: the author of Well Fed, the brains behind Turbulence Training, and Mira and Jayson Calton. Great energy, great information, and overall just incredibly interesting.

P.S. Check out Craig Ballantyne's 12 Rules I live By.


As the night is winding down, I also love the Joel Osteen podcasts. Good, uplifting, a happy way to finish off the evening and start the new day on a positive note. 

Do you listen to podcasts? 

Or do you prefer music? 
I'm kind of thinking I could get into Audiobooks, if they weren't so expensive! 

38 comments:

  1. ...and "Unfollow".
    Don't get all butt hurt.

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  2. I love Dr Laura- glad to see that you are a fan of hers. My friends look at me like i am crazy when i share her wisdom, but i agree with almost all of Dr lauras advice! Love her book!

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    1. She's really old school, but that's what I like about her. :)

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  3. I freaking love Dr. Laura even though she drives me crazy sometimes

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  4. I love podcasts and audiobooks. I get most of my audiobooks from the library so they are free :) I don't even have to go in. I can download them directly to wherever I need them to go on my computer.

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    1. I've tried that route with Audio books, but all of the good books are always "checked" out ... tell me how an audio book is checked out?!

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  5. I love audiobooks but wish they weren't so stinkin' expensive! If you don't mind a lack of variety, you can rent them from Cracker Barrel. I've done this many a time and have always been pretty pleased. Also, your library might carry some, too!

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    1. That would be good if I was just in the car ... not a bad idea!

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  6. I have listened to Dr. Laura a few times, I will definitely have to get her book and read it before my wedding!

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    1. It's an eye-opener! I read it before we were married, and I think it really gave me a good, solid food to start out on, and my husband really appreciated it.

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  7. I've never given podcasts the proper chance. Thinking I should!

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    1. Free to listen to on iTunes, don't even have to download them, I just hit "play"!

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  8. I needed this post--was looking for something other than music since I use it to teach so much.

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    1. I love to jam out and CrossFit with music, but sometimes, I just need some intelligent conversation. ;)

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  9. I read this post while struggling through my 5K after my 15 mile bike (started training for a sprint triathlon a few weeks ago), just what I needed for some inspiration & motivation! Thanks

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    1. And now I have like 12 things in my podcast & am totally hooked! Really- how did I live without this? Well this & compression capris- my other new obsession :)

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  10. I live in LA and I am in sales - translation: I am stuck in traffic ALL DAY. I listen to audiobooks, podcasts, NPR, and satellite radio NONSTOP.

    There have definitely been a fair number of people that are willing to share their audiobooks (friends and coworkers), but audible has been good. Every once in awhile, amazon or audible has very cheap ones. The Podcasts I listen to the most are Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution and Splendid Table, my favorite program from NPR. Love <3

    One of my favorite things, however, is to just make my kindle read to me. It's that terrible robotic voice, and sometimes it mispronounces things, but most of the time I am way too into the story to care much about the robot voice. Plus, a lot of the classics you can get free on amazon (or other free lending sites), so TADA! Free ghetto audiobook.

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    1. HAHA! That is so awesome! I only have Kindle on my iPhone and latop - not sure if cool robot will read to me from there ... ;)

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  11. Dr Laura is awesome. Love that lady!!!

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  12. I'll have to give Dr. Laura a listen, sounds like my kind of values.

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    1. You will be shocked at how your home life changes when you put her advice into action :)

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  13. I use Stitcher for managing podcasts and love it. On my favorites: wait, wait; Nutrition Diva; this american life; the moth; money girl

    I also use audible.com and listen to books all the time. It's a great way to wind down at the end of the day or for a road trip.

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    1. Oh my goodness, yes, THE MOTH! I haven't listened to many in a few months, but I used to LOVE running to that Podcast. Amazing stories.

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bobby Bones Show. He recently took over the morning show of my local country station. At first I was all, "wah, not someone new.." even though i strongly disliked the morning DJ's.. Now I laugh the entire way to work, they are crazy hilarious.

    Dr. Laura.. oh man, that takes me back to when I was a kid. My Mom used to make us listen to her.. Isn't it time for her to retire? I'm def going to check her out though, my fancy new system in my car let's me stream my iPhone (woot!)

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    1. I used to HATE when my aunt would drive us around and have her blaring over the speakers ... But, it's funny, as soon as I grew up, and definitely when I was married, I am so happy she is around! I hope she never retires! She is getting up there though, still witty as all hell though and sharp as a whip.

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  15. I listen to This American Life and maybe Super Freakanomics (?) with my husband. I find This American Life to be more entertaining, the Freakanomics show is more likely to put me to sleep!

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    1. The Husband and I love This American Life, too. :)

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  16. I lovelovelove Super Human Radio. If you can get past the "meatheady" advertisements, I think you'd love it, too.. But it's more geared towards supplement and exercise research, with some life extension themes thrown in. Either way, good forward thinking radio show.

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    1. Oooohh, no, that sounds like something I would LOVE! Checking it out now, thanks!

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    2. Carl is very controversial but raises important points regarding the importance of local farmers, the shortcoming of the FDA/similar government agencies, etc.. But I love it. It helps you to question things and learn, whether you agree or not.
      My favorite episodes are usually the Suppversity science roundups (on Thursday) which brings out the biology nerd in me(topics regarding supplements, effectiveness of exercise protocols such as HIIT, etc.)
      Tuesday's BluePrint power hours discuss various exercise methods and supplements...

      Oh and TODAY they are covering some Crossfit topics and guests ("Crossfit warriors" such as Matt Chan, Cheryl Brost, etc..).

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  17. Surprised and saddened. I have not been following your blog, I'm sure, as long as others. But to see a woman condone Dr. Laura and her racist and misogonist bullshit makes me feel sick and sad.

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    1. I am sorry you feel that way. To each his own!

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  18. I'm thinking I need way more Podcasts in my life.Thanks so much for sharing these, I can't wait to check them out. The general consensus seems to be that Dr. Laura is the bomb, so she's first on the list!

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  19. You know, I just recently got into Podcast (which is funny because about a year ago when my bf would go to sleep listening to BBC news, I really thought he was the weirdest person ever) and I love love podcast now. If I only have a few minutes between meetings I usually listen to Nutrition Diva. Her tips are so so great! YAy for podcasts :)

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