I am an auditory person. Because of this, I thrive off of audiobooks, podcasts, and music when I’m trying to power through work. I wanted to create this list of podcasts I’ve been blowing through lately. They cross a range of topics and I love them for different reasons! You can check them out here more and see why these are my top 5 new podcasts for black creatives or just millennials interested in new subjects!
This was a podcast that I saw on someone’s Instagram story and I have 0 regrets. Created creatives Kia Marie (@thenotoriouskia) and Vic Styles (@thevicstyles), the podcast covers the good, the bad, and the honest realities of being creatives. I started listening as I was relaunching this blog. They finished the first season just a few weeks ago, so there are plenty of episodes if you’re looking for new things. I listen to this because I want to learn how to be a better content creator, stand up for my content, and make better content that resonates! I listen on Spotify, but they are also on Apple Podcasts!
Politics on the Couch was a recommendation as I look into new political podcasts. It’s run by Rafael Behr and really pushes me to think about the psychology behind politics in addition to how it’s run. He started the podcast during lockdown. Part of why I enjoy this is because Behr brings an expert for each of his subject matters. When speaking about politics, this is necessary and really helps drive to the core of the issues.
Rabbit Hole is actually not a new podcast, nor new to me. I listened to it first about this time last year, but I decided to give it a second listen. Recently, I find myself updating every password, turning on two-factor where I can, and more. Why? I’m trying to take better account of my digital presence and really limit it where possible. I know, someone who writes a blog on the internet, crazy. Truly, Rabbit Hole is about how the internet can radicalize us, especially on platforms like Youtube. Passive radicalization is a pervasive issue, especially with our youth and how much time they spend on the internet. In an effort to prevent that for myself and those around me, I am relistening to the podcast and trying to find additional reasoning behind why and how this is happening.
In my Black Women’s History Month series, I did one with Christian Jackson, a mental health specialist. She mentioned Brené Brown there if you haven’t watched the series we did. As I was working on editing the video, I came across her podcast and I really enjoy it! It’s an easy listen and touches on a lot of tough topics. It’s a good podcast for anyone so highly recommend!
Still Processing is a NYT podcast by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham. I first heard it during my daily listen of The Daily, but it’s been around for years. The pair talks about culture in the US. When I listen, I always learn something new or think about something differently listening. I really enjoy NYT podcasts because they’re really well done, and Still Processing is no different!
I hope you enjoyed this list! By no means is this the entire list of podcasts I listen to, but it is the list that are my current favorites! If you have your own set of my top 5 new podcasts, drop them in the comments below! If you want to know my new favorite episodes this week and in future weeks, be sure to sign up for my newsletter below for all of the latest from me!