Recently I’ve been falling back in love with the podcast, so I thought I’d start sharing them with you. This really combines my two great passions, the reasons I began this blog; fitness and mindfulness. I listen to podcasts on train journeys or long runs, and I’m amazed at how inspired they make me. They give me insight into how to be a better person.
This week is all about The Tim Ferris Show. If you haven’t heard of Tim Ferris, he’s the renowned author of The Four Hour Workweek, in which he ‘hacks’ his life to optimize his life. He’s made his fortune educating people on how to be better, but is the exact opposite of a stuffy, self-gratifying management type.
In the podcast, he interviews world-class thinkers, leaders and CEOs-highly successful people- to pick apart what makes them great. Unsurprisingly there are common threads to what make these people successful, but they’re not necessarily what you’d expect. I won’t spoil it for you!
The podcasts range from 30 minute talks, to 2 and a half hour interviews with world class thinkers. I just pick the length that suits me best at the time.
My favourite episode: an FAQ with writer and blogger Maria Popova. I go back to this time and time again, usually when I’m lacking inspiration. She has great insights about the act of writing; the perception that doing what you love is “flimsy”; and even touches upon what Vonnegut’s blog would look like if he were alive today.
Hopefully this is interesting for you; I’d love to feature more podcasts on the blog; I feel so grateful that the medium of the podcast exists, and especially that it’s usually free.
If you have a podcast to share, please let me know in the comments!
Lots of love