In the passed few years I’ve become an avid podcast listener – okay, a podcast addict! I love to multitask, so learning through podcasts as I exercise or cook dinner feels super productive. They’re also great entertainment on flights, a source of valuable travel tips and inspiring stories from other creatives. Best of all, most of them are free! Here is a round-up of my current favourites when it comes to podcasts for travel and creativity.
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99% Invisible is in their own words “about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.” I’ve learnt some very curious things through this podcast from how designers and artists were recruited by the United States Army during WWII for a top secret “deception unit,” to how discarded medical x-rays were used to encode music banned in 1950’s Soviet Russia. The podcast combines music, sound bites, interviews and commentary in a creative, storytelling format that will have you hooked in no time.
Zero to Travel
Zero To Travel’s host Jason Moore interviews travellers who have found unique, novel and /or interesting ways to incorporate travel in their lives. The podcast breaks down barriers to travel by showcasing those who have done it despite their personal situations and challenges. This podcast is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for working more travel into your life.
Extra Pack of Peanuts
At the core of Extra Pack of Peanuts, is helping people “travel more while spending less.” Travis Sherry is your go-to for the best and most up-to-date advice on travel hacking. The show is regularly co-hosted by Travis’ wife Heather, who provides the “other side” to the couple’s travel tales, woes and triumphs.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
No podcast I’ve found, digs deeper or more thoughtfully into the world of individual creatives than Design Matters with Debbie Millman. Debbie’s interviews with artists, designers, writers, musicians and thought leaders are insightful and well researched, enabling her to unearth interesting tales from each interviewee’s personal history with creativity.
Side Hustle Show
Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Show features interviews with people who have successfully created side-hustles, that is, ways to make additional income by pursuing interests and hobbies. Creatives and entrepreneurial spirits tell their stories of how they made money through ways you probably never dreamed, providing thought-provoking entertainment and inspiration.