Want to be an amateur detective, professional baker, news fanatic or future politician? What could these seemingly very different people have in common? The answer is podcasts.
There are just enough niche topics for everyone to find a podcast they love. From true crime to relationships to faith, there is one for everyone. These radio-like talk shows are a great way to fill the time on a long commute to work or a walk around the neighborhood.
Here are five podcasts that will challenge you, inspire you and educate you.
1. The Porch
The Porch is a young adult’s ministry that is based out of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. Their recording is broadcasted on all podcast platforms, and is mainly geared towards people in their 20’s and 30’s. The Porch teaches young people to live for God they navigate through relationships, emotions and adulting.
2. The Popcast with Knox and Jamie
Anything remotely relevant in current pop culture is covered by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden in The Popcast. Both witty and charming in their approach, they discuss trends, TV shows and celebrities.
3. Thirty Minutes with the Perrys
This show is co-hosted by Jackie Hill Perry, author of Gay Girl, Good God, and her husband Preston Perry. They perfectly combine their wisdom and humor; they have conversations about relationships, race, theology and raising a family. This podcast feels like you are in the room with this couple. They intertwine deep discussion with goofy comments to teach as well as entertain.
4. Dream Big Podcast with Bob Goff & friends
Bob Goff is a well known author and speaker who loves people well. The goal of this podcast is to help people “discover, declare, and take action on the big ambitions you have for your life.” In each episode, Goff brings someone on the show who is making a difference and bringing their dreams to life. By the wonderful use of storytelling and personal examples, they hope to inspire listeners to do the same.
5. Post reports — The Washington Post
If you are looking to stay informed on the latest news without having to read, this podcast is the perfect fit. Host Martine Powers answers questions and shares the current events in a way that is easy to access for all.
So, next time you have a four-hour road trip or a short walk to class, use that time wisely. Put your headphones in, play a podcast and get educated on something that interests you and gain perspective from people who think differently than you.