Hello Indy Community! Spirit Collective has hit the ground running, and in this first post I wanted to introduce you to the world of incredible, totally hilarious, and super inspiring women who I listen to on a daily basis. I initially shied away from podcasts because I didn’t know where to find them. Hello! A two second Google search would have cleared that up on the spot. Or maybe, if I had actually looked at the dozens of apps on my iPhone, I would have realized that all Apple devices come with a pre-loaded app titled (you guessed it!) “Podcasts.” Nonetheless, for those of you still in the dark, here is the rundown:
Podcasts are a series of audio files made available right on your phone. Most podcasts are set up like a radio show including different episodes and seasons, with a host, and many times special guests. Listeners can subscribe to specific podcasts or download individual episodes. In case you were worried, subscribing and listening to podcasts is as easy as making a playlist on Spotify or downloading from iTunes!
[Disclaimer]: Since I am full-fledged Apple groupie, I am now only speaking from experience with Apple Products. So here is the rundown: Find/open the purple “Podcasts” app on your apple device. Search a specific title or category, select the podcast that looks interesting, and press play! I suggest subscribing to the ones you might like, as the new episodes will automatically be downloaded to your phone. If you are like me, and have too many apps, a thousand photos, and multiple Spotify playlists also downloaded to your phone, storage is a concern. Ingeniously, if you are subscribed to a podcast, the episode will delete itself from your phone once you listen to it!
And now the big reveal! My go-to’s for inspiration, productivity, guidance, and strategy.
1. GirlBoss Radio: Sophia Amoruso. Sophia is the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, a young women’s fashion retailer, and wrote the book you may have heard of titled, #GIRLBOSS. On each episode of GirlBoss Radio Sophia interviews women who are making waves in the business world. The format is essentially a Q&A with the entrepreneurs about their business or brand, and how they became so successful. This is my favorite podcast for so many reasons, but most importantly because she is incredibly funny and down to earth, and the interviews with the guests are authentic and really give the listener an accurate picture of the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. If you have any business related dreams at all, do yourself a favor and go listen!
2. The Lively Show: Jess Lively. The Lively Show is designed to uplift, inspire, and help you add a little extra intention to your everyday. Jess is a successful blogger and entrepreneur, and is now traveling the world chronicling her journeys through her podcasts. I love this podcast because she can so eloquently put into words many of the struggles that we as humans, and specifically as women, face. Jess talks about everything from career and travel, to intuition, and finding your flow. I incorporate this podcast into my daily routine as much as possible because her words truly bring light into my day!
3. Lady Lovin’: Lo Bosworth, Jilly Hendrix , and Gretchin Titelman. Lady Lovin’ is the ultimate mid-20s, hilarious girl-guide podcast that touches on all the most important subjects including: career, finances, relationships, pop culture, and life. If you were a fan of MTV’s Laguna Beach then you already know one of the hosts, Lo Bosworth. I find myself laughing out loud when I listen to this podcast, and would recommend it to my millennial readers who like listening to spirited, successful women our age talk about life. Warning: although these women give excellent advice on the show, they do get quite sassy in which case I would recommend not listening to this podcast with your children in the car (just in case).
4. Glambition Radio with Ali Brown. Glambition Radio is very similar to GirlBoss Radio in terms of formatting of the episodes and the type of content. Ali Brown is the “Entrepreneurial Guru for Women” according to Business News Daily, and she uses her social media channels and Glambition Radio to provide business coaching and advice. I love this podcast because she interviews super interesting women and provides daily lessons on what it takes to be successful in the business world.
5. Mo’ Money: Jessica Moorhouse. This is the newest podcast that I have subscribed to, but has quickly moved up to my top five because understanding finances and the ways to keep, and grow your money are so essential for young women. How to properly manage finances at 25 years old really isn’t part of our generation’s everyday conversation, and this podcast has sparked my curiosity. Don’t be alarmed that Jessica is from Canada and many of her guests are as well, the practical advice is still relevant to us in the states!