The Listening Experience || 6 Favourite Podcasts

I'd like to tell you about people with great self-confidence who are able to make me sit in my favourite chair, let the tension fall off my shoulders, who make me close my eyes to simply focus on listening. Read more about my 6 favourite podcasts below.

Jetzt möchte ich euch aber von den Leuten erzählen, die ich nicht nur in ihrem Selbstbewusstsein bewundere, sondern die mich mit enormer Wucht in meinen Lieblingssessel schleudern und zurufen: Schließe deine Augen, lehn dich zurück und höre mir einfach nur zu. Mehr zu meinen 6 Lieblingspodcasts ist unten zu lesen.

 

 

My absolute all-time favourite podcast is by Krista Tippet. She explores the question: What does it mean to be human and how do we want to live? Krista interviews various different personalities in the search to understand our spiritual essence.

Mein absoluter All-Time Lieblingscast kommt von Krista Tippet. Sie erforscht die Frage: Was heißt es Mensch zu sein und wie wollen wir leben? Krista interviewt verschiedenste Persönlichkeiten, um die spirituelle Essenz zu verstehen.

Recommended by a colleague, I landed with Joshua and Ryan who seek answers on what it means to live a meaningful life with less stuff. A red line through the various episodes which inspires to apply the concept of minimalism to into various different areas of our life.

Empfohlen von einer Arbeitskollegin, bin ich bei Joshua und Ryan gelandet. Ein bedeutungsvolles Leben mit weniger Sachen zu fuehren, nicht nur um das klassische Ausmisten des Kleiderschranks. Ein Konzept, das auf jegliche Lebensbereiche angewendet werden kann.

The self-declared scientists are probably giggling, nonetheless - Chris Brennen and his weekly podcasts are with me now for more than 2 years. He explores technical, historical and philosophical topics regarding astrology.

Die selbstdeklarierten Wissenschaftler schmunzeln sicherlich, nichtsdestotrotz höre ich Chris Brennan woechentlich bei seinen zu technischen, historischen und philosophischen Themen zur Astrologie zu.

 

 

 

I haven't explored as many episodes yet but love how Kat explores stories of creative bloggers and indie business people. The podcast celebrates the involvement and creativity found within the online community.

Ich gestehe, dass ich mir noch nicht allzu viele Episoden angehört hab. Kat erforscht die Geschichten von kreativen Blogger-Köpfen und Indie Business Leuten. Der Podcast zelebriert den Einsatz, der in die Kreativität und Online Gemeinschaft fließt.

A woman drops her emotional baggage which was accumulated over the years. Her aim is to become clear about who she truly is. You won't be missing out on inspiration and ideas for life and love. 

Eine Frau laed ihren emotionalen Balast ab, der sich über Jahre angesammelt hat. Sie zielt darauf ab, sich ihrer Selbst klar zu werden. Zudem ist der Cast angehaucht mit Inspiration und Ideen zum Leben und Lieben.

Lina tells with blunt and emotional enthusiasm how she understand her world. Her stories touch upon men and the involved passion, absolutely captivating. Her podcast is recorded in German, thanks to her I'm not forgetting my mother tongue.

Lina erzählt – entschuldige meine Formulierung – frei Schnauze wie sie auf ihrer emotionalen Weise die Welt um sich herum versteht. Hier geht es um Männer und Leidenschaften, die einen förmlich in den Bann ziehen. (Sie spricht ein Deutsch, das mir hilft meine Muttersprache nicht zu vergessen.)

 

 

Voices are quite special, they communicate on such an intimate level. I confess that I'm probably not strong enough to strip down on such a level within the public realm just yet. It probably has something to do with self-confidence, a topic I constantly have to deal with. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting better each day and those fun Snapchat filters are really helpful to cover up those nasty lines under the eyes.

Stimmen sind schon was Besonderes, kommunizieren einen ganz anderen Grad von Intimität. Ich gebe zu, selbst mangelt es mir ein bisschen an persönlicher Stärke mich quasi selbst im öffentlichem Raum zu entblößen. Das hat sicherlich was mit Selbstbewusstsein zu tun, ein Thema an dem ich wohl immer arbeiten werde. Versteh mich nicht falsch, ich werde besser und die coolen Snapchat Filter helfen einem schon dabei die Augenringe zu kaschieren.

 

Question: What are your favourite podcasts?

 

Happy Listening, 

 

 

 

Ps: Find me talking occasionally in my private little corner on Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/finjkem

 

 

 

Book of the Month:

When it comes to writing, William Boyd says he can only manage to focus three hours in a row before fatigue sets. His favourite writing time is in the afternoon and late into the evening. In Sweet Caress he tells the story of Amory Clay whose life is a documentation of journalistic photography's golden era. The reader has a level of intense engagement with the fictional character, I wasn't even able to finish the last pages reading the book in a cafe because my emotions were utterly stirred.

 

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  • Hi. Thank you for sharing your favorite podcasts. I found some new great new ones. And thank you that you write in two languages) I’m learning German and your blog is awesome.

  • Really liked this post, I definitely need to start listening to more podcasts to relax my mind, thanks for Sharing:)

  • This was so interesting, I really only listen to comedy Podcasts to keep me occupied on long commutes (my favourite being Grace Helbig – her podcast is soso funny, it’s my absolute fave! I don’t know why I never thought to look into the other genres, thanks for the recommendations!!

    Lauren x

    http://lparkin.blogspot.com/

  • I haven’t got a chance to really listen to some podcast but I keep adding new ones to my to-listen list, haha. Thank you for sharing these, I really want to listen now The Minimalist one 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Aw, thanks Leta for your lovely comment. The podcast is truly inspiring, and their book as well. Happy Monday!

  • Thank you for this. I didn’t know such podcasts exist talking about these topic that I find enjoyable. Got to listen to them now.

    http://thewallflowersecrets.com

    • Thank you Alissa, have a good week!

  • Thank you for your comment on my blog Finja, which has led me to finding yours! I listen to a lot of podcasts at work so am always on the lookout for more to try out – I especally like the sound of On Being and Astrology Podcast. I have tried The Minimalists before but I find the two guys somewhat frustrating to listen to despite liking the overall themes. So I’m still on the lookout for a podcast on minmalism!

    • Aw Laila, thanks so much for stopping by. Hope the week is starting out very sunny as well! 🙂 xx

  • I love that you write your posts in both German and English <3 It helps me keep my rusty German up to scratch!! Definitely checking out some of these podcasts, love the sound of the first especially. Thank you for sharing. x

    • Ahh thanks lovely! I’m not entirely sure if writing in German and English is the way to go but sometimes the German words just want to come out first. Have a great week!! 🙂

  • I have just come across your blog and I find it so beautiful, soothing and inspiring. I get a very interesting vibe from it.
    Unfortunately, I have yet to find a podcast that will kill entertaining me. I always listen to one or two episodes and then go back to listening to my Indie music. I’ll try some of those you have written down, they do sound very interesting.
    Thank you for this blog post! 🙂

    Agnese | Agnese’s Coiffeuse

    • Oh yes, music is the best ear candy of all time!! 🙂