The E-List: Podcasts You'll Love
As an avid content-consumer, I am always searching for something new to watch, listen to and learn from. Whether this is a Netflix documentary, one of the many videos in my "Watch Later" playlist on YouTube or a fashion magazine, I am always consuming media. When one of my friends turned me on to the podcast world, I was immediately hooked. I listen to all of my favorites on iTunes, but some are available on Spotify or on other sites like Libsyn. If you haven't jumped on this particular train yet, or if you just became interested after reading this paragraph, check out the following podcasts!
#GirlBoss Radio is hosted by the one and only Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal. Each week, Sophia interviews a different successful woman, whether it be a 50-year-old CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a 16-year-old woman who started her own non-profit, each episode is more inspiring than the last. The best part - Sophia's sass and sarcasm give the business-oriented podcast a dose of millenial edge. I would highly recommend this podcast if you're into girl power or hearing about how other women have made it in their respective industries.
Being Boss is the perfect podcast for any creative entrepreneur. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are two badass women who are here to change the way you view your life and your business. With each episode, they tackle a different problem or question related to owning your own business, enlisting help from other boss ladies and gentleman along the way. Emily and Kathleen have a way of making you think "YAASSSS" to yourself whenever they create a mic-drop moment. I listen to this podcast on my way to work in the mornings (along with the others) as a way to motivate myself and start thinking in a creative and entrepreneurial way before I step foot in the office.
This is one of the first podcasts that truly got me hooked on the medium. I subscribe to the Serein Wu's, the host of this podcast's, channel on YouTube and watch her videos voraciously. She is an expert at detailed reviews of beauty products and consistently posting professional content. When she announced that she was starting a podcast to take her listeners behind the beauty industry, I was in. The promise of hearing from industry professionals and executives about what it's actually like to work in beauty, how they made it in the industry and all of the insider secrets that we wouldn't otherwise be aware of - all of these aspects were very appealing to me. To say the least, Serein has delivered on her promise.
This podcast is a new discovery for me, but I am so so happy that I've found it. I'm an extreme fan of YouTube, and I am very interested in how these content creators turned the medium into a full-time job. Erika Vieira interviews different YouTube superstars in each episode and digs deeper into their origin story, their business model and what makes them special to their viewers. I have already learned so much from Erika and her episodes and am thrilled whenever I see a new one pop up in my app!
StartUp is the outlier in this group of my favorite podcasts. It does not revolve around fashion or beauty (typically), but instead on the world of a startup business. When I first started listening to it, it focused on the company that creates the podcast itself, a podcast company called Gimlet. The CEO of the company would work through each episode on the issues he was facing as an entrepreneur and as a first time boss. Now, the podcast has pivoted to follow Dov Charney, the disgraced former CEO of American Apparel. Dov is working on starting a new t-shirt brand and let's just say the journey is an interesting one.
What podcasts have you been listening to? Have you heard any of the ones that I mentioned above? Let me know in the comments!