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My Five Favorite Podcasts.

By Agadd @ashleegadd

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2014: the year of the podcast, am I right? I love podcasts because they are conducive to multi-tasking—cleaning the house, driving a long distance, cooking dinner, waddling on the treadmill, etc. I can listen while doing stuff, which makes it easy to justify the amount of time Stitcher Radio is playing on my phone.

Here are five of my current favorites…..

1. Elise gets crafty – Elise talks about everything related to small businesses and creativity, and I always leave her podcasts feeling inspired to get up and do something great. She’s interviewed a collection of impressive guests, and I have walked away from every episode with some kind of creative takeaway. If you’re a small business owner, a freelancer, a blogger, or just anyone who enjoys learning more about creative processes, you will love this one.

2. Joy the Baker – Oh, Joy and Tracy. Where do I even begin? This was the first podcast I fell in love with. I started listening to these two right after Everett was born, and worked my way through all of their archived episodes on daily walks around my neighborhood. There was something fun and refreshing about listening to two girls casually chit-chat about life—especially during a time where I was spending a lot of time at home with a newborn.

3. The Art of Simple – I love love love this podcast. Tsh interviews all kinds of interesting people about topics mostly related to living a simple life. Her guests are fascinating, and I love the way the conversations are candid, yet somewhat structured around a central theme. She talks a lot about minimalism, work/life balance, travel, parenting, and a plethora of other relatable topics.

4. The Sarah Bagley Podcast – As someone who had a lot of perfectionist tendencies prior to becoming a mother, I cannot get enough of Sarah’s podcast. Every episode addresses the idea of living a B+ life and the art of not being a perfectionist. The best way I can describe this podcast is that it’s a breath of fresh air. If you have a long road trip ahead of you, go ahead and binge listen to all her episodes.

5. After the Jump – I recently started listening to Grace’s podcast from Kyla’s recommendation, and I’m currently working my way through all of the archived episodes. Grace interviews independent artists, designers, store owners,  and up-and-coming members of the creative community, and the conversations are always incredibly inspirational. If you work in any kind of creative field, this is a good one to subscribe to.

What podcasts are you listening to these days?

p.s. It’s my goal to turn Coffee + Crumbs into a podcast in 2015, wouldn’t that be fun?

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