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“What inspires you? Are you intrigued and interested in new ideas and expanding your horizons? What are you passionate about?  Chances are you will find a podcast that will truly inspire you.” Jan O’Brien, contributor to The Huffington Post

 

I rarely listen to music anymore when I’m out for my walks – these days I pass the time listening to podcasts. According to Wikipedia, there are more than 115,000 English language podcasts available. Whatever you’re looking for, such as entertainment, education, inspiration, or whatever, there’s a podcast available to fill the need. If you have a smart phone and a good set of headphones you have all the equipment you need to get started. Most podcast content is free and free has ALWAYS been good in my world…

My iPod doesn’t have nearly enough storage for all 115,000 of the podcasts but I do have a few favorites I listen to regularly. I listen on iTunes and all of the podcasts listed here are available there. You can check the individual websites of the podcasts for other subscribing options. Without further ado, here’s my list of favorite podcasts…

 

Y’all Enjoy your Extra Mile…

 

For running inspiration, nothing beats The Extra Mile Podcast. TEM is hosted by Kevin Gwin, who over the years has become a very dear friend. There are a couple versions of TEM available-the original has been around since 2007 and features training and race reports from runners (and walkers!) from all over the world. Some of his contributors are straight up runners but most of them follow the Run/Walk/Run method of running created by Jeff Galloway. In 2011 Kevin started featuring interviews with Jeff as well as some of his training staff, most notably his National Training Director Chris Twiggs. The Extra Mile Podcast – Galloway Edition has evolved from these early interviews to some of the best podcast coaching available.

 

Problogger

 

I discovered Problogger early on in my blogging career. Darren Rowse is the Australian blogger behind Problogger. He started it as a blog in 2004 and in 2015 he started the podcast with his “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” series. As of this writing there are 269 episodes of the Problogger Podcast  available and there’s little out there as comprehensive and listener friendly as this one. I’ve learned a great deal about blogging from Darren’s podcast and I can’t recommend it enough.

 

Career Advice from Ken Coleman

 

Ken Coleman is a Dave Ramsey personality whose radio show, The Ken Coleman Show, appears daily on Sirius XM satellite radio. The show is also available for download on iTunes and my appearance on his show in late May, 2018 is a a lot of the reason why the Older Wiser Money Miser blog exists today. Ken takes calls from people who are stuck in their jobs and wanting to make a change. Some know the direction they want to take but others need a bit of a push to figure out their passion. Ken has a wonderful way of asking questions and drawing from his callers the information and inspiration they need to decide how to proceed with their careers. In my case, he pushed me to start my blog as soon as I hung up the phone from our call. So I did…:)

 

Zig Ziglar lives on!

 

The world has been a much sadder place since the passing of Zig Ziglar in 2012. His books and motivational speeches have been favorites of mine for many years. Thankfully his organization lives on, and in 2014 The Ziglar Show podcast began. It is hosted by Kevin Miller and features interviews with well-known influencers such as Dave Ramsey, Pete Vargas, and others. A title from a recent episode of the show is, “What have you achieved while still being scared?”. It’s hard not to be inspired. I will admit to even getting something in my eye from time to time listening to this show.

At last count, there are at least 114,996 other English language podcasts out there that I have not featured here. My guess is you listen to one or 2 of them. I’d love to hear about them-please share in the comments if you have a favorite podcast to share. Thanks!!

Be well and God Bless-until we meet again…

 

 

 

 

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