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Podcasts I'm Loving

I've never been a big fan of road trips. I love driving short distances but after so many hours I get bored and restless. I love the idea of road trips, blasting music, windows down, singing at the top of your lungs...but the reality is usually far from that.

Despite my dislike for long car rides, it hasn't stopped me much within the past year to rack up the miles on my car. Before taking my car in for its regular service last week, I glanced down and realized I had put just about 15,000 miles on my car since last June. I knew I had driven a lot, but I had no idea it was that much!

I guess between having my family 4 1/2- 5 hours away and my boyfriend 2 1/2 hours away the miles have really added up. Luckily within the past year, I've really got into podcasts. It's funny now because my whole outlook on road trips have changed. I now save up all fun podcasts I find and listen to them on my drives. They really do make time go by so much faster.

With summer around the corner and lots of road trips in everyone's future I thought it would be fun to talk about a few of my favorites so you can add them to your list! I listen them through the apple Podcasts app (that comes right on your Iphone!) but you can also listen to them online so if you need something to listen to as you clean your room or do housework, podcasts are perfect for that!



1. How I Built This

How I built this is probably my favorite all around podcast. It interviews well-known entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industries (but lots of fashion related ones!). I really didn't think I would like it as much as I did! Every time I finish an episode I leave inspired and ready to start my own company.

Some of my favorite episodes: Spanx: Sara Blakely, Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade, Kendra Scott, Drybar, Zappos, Framebridge, Patagonia, Bumble, The Knot, Warby Parker, Dyson, Ben & Jerry's, Crate & Barrel

In my queue: Stitch Fix: Katrina Lake, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese's: Nolan Bushnell, Instagram

2. Planet Money

Planet Money actually advertised for one of their big episodes on How I Built This and I decided I'd give it a try. Let me say, I am the farthest thing from a money person so don't think you have to be super interested in finances to love the show. What I love about Planet Money is that the episodes are quick (like 20 minutes), and all on super fun topics. Don't knock it until you try it.

Some of my favorite episodes: Bagging the Bikkin, The Shortest Super Bowl, The M&M Anomaly, Walmart's Pickle, The Hotel at the Center of the World, North Korea's Capitalists

In my queue: The Lollipop War, The Secret Document That Transformed China, How To Make It In The Music Business, This Ad's For You

3. Dressed: The History of Fashion

Every episode of Dressed explores the exciting and complex history behind a particular garment or person that made a lasting impact on the fashion industry. If you love fashion or fashion history then you'll find it interesting!

Some of my favorite episodes: Branded: A History of Designer Logos and Founding Father of Haute Couture: Charles Federick Worth

In my queue: Smuggled in the Bustle, Elizabeth Hawes: Fashion Rebel

4. Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

Boss Files is another podcasts that interviews with impressive business leaders and founders. I love hearing the stories behind the companies and how they grew their business into what it is today. I just recently discovered this podcast but I can't wait to listen to more of these episodes!

Some of my favorite episodes: Diane von Furstenberg, Bobbi Brown, Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, Tory Burch, Birchbox CEO

In my queue: Glossier's Emily Weiss, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, Jessica Alba, Rebecca Minkoff, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank

5. Armchair Expert

This podcast, relatively new,  is hosted by the hilarious Dax Sheppard as he interviews some of the biggest names in  Hollywood.

Some of my favorite episodes: Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel

In my queue: Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Bell, Zach Braff

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



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