Friday Favs: Podcasts

Over the past few years, podcasts have become an incredibly popular way to consume content. Personally, I wasn’t quick to follow the trend as I’ve never really liked listening to someone talk without any visuals [audiobooks were my WORST nightmare]. If I was going to listen to a podcast, I wanted to be multitasking while doing so, otherwise I would lose interest. But, most of the podcasts that my friends listened to at the time were focused more on news stories and murder mysteries. Don’t get me wrong, those topics are fascinating, but when I think of listening to something while cleaning my room or taking a walk, I’m not super eager to dive into such a heavy topic. It took a while, but I finally realized that there are a variety of podcast genres out there, just like there are a variety of TV and movie genres! Here are my top three favorite podcasts: 

The Health Code
Those of you who have been reading my blog since day one will recognize The Health Code, aka the podcast that inspired me to take the leap into this blog in the first place! The Health Code is hosted by Sarah Stevenson and Kurt Tilse and covers a variety of health and wellness topics. From fitness to nutrition to holistic health and more, anything in terms of wellness can be found in this podcast!
My favorite episode: What it takes to become an entrepreneur

Photo from @the.healthcode on Instagram

Pretty Big Deal
I just recently discovered Pretty Big Deal and I have been binge listening ever since! Hosted by supermodel Ashley Graham, Pretty Big Deal features a new celebrity or public figure each episode. From journalists to actors to musicians and more, Pretty Big Deal prides itself on believing “absolutely nothing is off limits.” Each episode, Graham sits down with a new subject and discusses what makes them a pretty big deal.
My favorite episode: Elaine Welteroth

Photo from @prettybigdealpod on Instagram

Work In Progress
Okay, I know I can’t be alone in my adoration for the classic CW show One Tree Hill and one of the actresses who makes that show so iconic is Sophia Bush, known for her role on the show as Brooke Davis. Since the show ended, and after continuing a career in acting, Bush has also entered the world of political and social activism. Through her podcast Work In Progress, she bridges the gap between politics, pop culture and more with a variety of guest interviewees to discuss what makes them both “a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”
My favorite episode: Eva Chen

Photo from @workinprogress on Instagram

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As a senior studying magazine journalism at Ohio University and a passionate feminist, I created Freely Femme as a way to use my love for storytelling to highlight some of the most inspirational women in my personal life and beyond.

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