Do you listen to podcasts?

Pencil Shavings Studio's favorite podcasts…

Two weeks ago, I got a new car(!) and now I am able to stream all of my music and stuff via Bluetooth to the sound system. This sounds like a “welcome to the 90s, Mr. Banks” kind of moment, I know. But it’s seriously changed my life! (Don’t I sound like I’m 90 years old or something and just discovered THE TECHNOLOGIES?)

Until now, I haven’t been on the podcast bandwagon, nor have I listened to Serial (apparently that’s the one to start with? Am I the only person in North America who hasn’t listened to it?). but I’ve found these posts from Hollywood Housewife and Cup of Jo to be the perfect primer and supremely helpful as I’ve started subscribing to different podcasts.

I started with blog friends including Being Boss, Sorta Awesome, and the Lively Show. And I’ve also added A Prairie Home Companion (did you know I’m a huge Garrison Keillor fan?). Yesterday I also stumbled on Brit & Co’s list of 7 creatively inspiring podcasts and I’ve added DesignSponge’s After the Jump to the list too. And now I’m totally hooked. It’s like reading blogs, in a way. And when I need something to just simply listen without having to think too much (much like reading fiction), I land on stories from Fresh Air or Garrison Keillor.

I’d love to hear your suggestions. Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites?

On a side note, I’m in love with my new Volvo wagon. I never in a million years thought I’d be a wagon girl, but there it is. I love how it drives and like I told Simon, I need to have something big enough that I can pick up furniture off the side of the road. ha!

Pencil Shavings Studio bumper sticker - #iheartcolor

As silly as it sounds, I wanted a cute bumper sticker for the car (because it needs some personality, amiright?!), so in typical designer entrepreneurial fashion I designed my own. Like I said before, I’m on a mission to banish the beige and bring a little #color to life. They arrived yesterday and I immediately went out and stuck it on the car! And because I think you guys would love them too, I got a bunch of extras. They’re currently in the shop and I’ve already sold through a quarter of the first round. (Free shipping too!) Let’s banish the beige together, shall we? 

Ok, leave your podcast recommendations in the comments, if ya please. What’re you listening to?