I don't necessarily listen to podcasts a lot but when I find one I love, it's golden. My current podcast love is NPR's How I Built This. Every story is such an inspiration and as varied and unexpected the paths are for the entrepreneurs featured, the common theme is good old fashion hard work. Sounds like whoever works hardest (and smartest) wins. I like that as it's an empowering way to look at the world.
That also ties in nicely with a book I just finished, Carol Dweck's Mindset. She's a Stanford University psychologist that discovered the simple idea of mindset (fixed and growth). It's primarily focused on the power of belief that you can improve. A thought which makes everything a little more achievable doesn't it?
My recent favorite thing is the app called RADIOOOOO . Described as a "musical time machine," the app lets you pick a country anywhere in the world and a decade then you select your mood and it plays music based off of your selection. It is a great way to change it up and discover music that you would not normally listen to. The current station I am loving is the 1990's Argentinian station I highly recommend !
I'm currently in love with Talenti Gelato Ice Cream. I'm going between two flavors; Mediterranean Mint Gelato and Sicilian Pistachio Gelato. Talenti uses natural, fresh ingredients sourced from all over the world to make their addicting flavors. The best part is that there is no high-fructose corn syrup like so many other brands. I tell myself I'll have a scoop and end up eating a pint in one sitting. It's that addicting! If you are looking for a new ice cream brand to try, Talenti is the go to.
It's been almost a decade and I'm still as excited as ever with audio books. Nothing will ever replace reading a book but when you're on the move; driving, walking or running, listening to a great book adds to the experience. Three recent favorites - The Nix by Nathan Hill, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell.