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OOO's Podcast Picks Worth Your Hard-Earned Time
Seeing the new Statista stat that 62% of Americans listen to podcasts inspired us to share our current favorite podcast programming. There are so many reasons to love podcasts, but for us, it’s the multi-tasking factor: being able to expand our world with new information (or even just have a laugh) while doing other things on our lists – like making everything from commuting to exercising to doing laundry more enjoyable. Below are five “OOO-approved” podcasts we think are worth your hard-earned time. We'd love to know what type of podcast content you are interested in and enjoy listening to. Leave a comment below!
Podcast Titles & Descriptions*
(scroll down for podcast images and links to listen on Amazon Music)
"How I Built This With Guy Raz": Anyone gripped by the drive and ambition of entrepreneurs finds a must-listen with this podcast focused on entrepreneurship. It examines how the idealists and innovators of this world got their start and became successful. Listeners will learn how the world's best-known companies across a breadth of industries operate and navigate partnerships. In one episode, the founder of Twitch shares how he got this opportunity for success from playing video games and grew the platform to 31 million daily visitors. Another tale follows Stacy's Pita Chips. What began in 1990 as a hot dog cart business became a $250 million enterprise sold to PepsiCo. These episodes are among a fascinating full roster of stories on business.
"This American Life": The world is a complex place full of personal and powerful stories. All it takes is a little effort and curiosity to reveal their potent magic. This American Life is a legendary public radio show and podcast that excels at that—discovering and telling compelling, captivating stories. It's storytelling with a flair for the funny, the fascinating, and the meaningful. Full of gripping drama, larger-than-life people, and compelling concepts, this podcast is striking. With Ira Glass as longtime host, This American Life is entertaining yet philosophical. It tells intimate true stories while asking timeless and pertinent questions.
"We Can Do Hard Things With Glennon Doyle": This podcast is about confronting life's challenges and emerging victorious over them. The host, Glennon Doyle, is a New York Times best-selling author and activist. Her most famous works include Untamed, Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior. This podcast is full of insights that transform lives. No matter what obstacle life presents, the human spirit can overcome it. With the love and support of a community, there is no limit to the difficulties conquered. Listeners can tune in for inspirational tales, gentle guidance, and unwavering encouragement.
"Smartless": Looking for a listen that melds the best of an interview podcast with a hilarious comedic edge? Look no further than SmartLess, hosted by Hollywood fan favorites Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes who team up to interview a celebrity guest each week. Totally authentic and nothing short of hilarious, the SmartLess podcast has featured a wild range of mystery guests including Tom Hanks, Lebron James, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Krasinski, Octavia Spencer, and so many others -- including President Joe Biden. Perfect for fans of fast, funny, clever conversations between sincerely entertaining individuals.
"The Daily": The New York Times brings listeners The Daily, a podcast about reporting on what's happening here and now. The Daily aims to provide matter-of-fact news that's approachable and engaging. From breaking news reports to long explainers of developing stories, this podcast mixes topics and formats. No hard subject is off-limits. Listeners can expect straightforward news alongside engaging storytelling. Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise host the podcast. Other reporters narrate their segments. The result is a unique blend of perspectives from a diverse group of people.
*Descriptions from Amazon Music/Podcast Editors
Each Image Links To Listen On Apple Podcasts