I spend entirely too much time staring at things. Which means that, lately, most of my relaxation has involved my ears instead of my eyes. Here’s what we’ve been listening to:

Barbell Shrugged

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, you’ll enjoy the energy that Barbell Shrugged brings to weight lifting. Hosted by Mike Bledsoe, Chris Moore, and Doug Larson, the show alternates between interviewing individuals in and around the fitness industry and exploring the hosts’ personal experiences with weightlifting.

The show has a definite crossfit slant (which isn’t my personal cup of tea) but covers a much broader swath. If you want motivation, humor, fitness plans, and long episodes, it’s a great pick. It’s fun to watch, too, if you’re a youtube fan.


Ran by the guys I used to play D&D with, Cavetrolls is a gaming/tabletop/comicbook/general fandom nerdcast that’s great to watch. I’m biased, obviously, because I know these guys, but they really do offer some solid insights.

Their production quality is great, given the size of their setup, and they have a solid take on everything nerdy. Their following is small, but they're dedicated to the show. If you’re looking for a podcast run by young guys who aren’t afraid to geek out, this is your pick.

Intentionally Wandering

I’m a sucker for a good interview. Jeff Sandquist is a minimalist blogger and podcaster who interviews people from across the creative spectrum. I turn to Intentionally Wandering whenever I want to discover new writers and creators in circles similar to mine.

If you’re looking for one-on-one interviews about minimalism, creativity, and collected life stories, this one is for you. Not all of the interviewees are minimalists (thankfully; that would get boring), but they all have some rather insightful things to say. A great pick for anyone looking for an insightful listen.

Death, Sex & Money

Death, Sex & Money is a podcast ran by WNYC Studios and hosted by Anna Sale that covers topics considered controversial by public media. The first episode I listened to was The Sex Worker Next Door, which features an in-depth interview with a sex worker in New York.

If you’re looking for ‘NPR but better’ and like to explore the darker side of life, Death, Sex, & Money should be at the top of your queue.

Do you have any favorite podcasts or broadcasts that you like to listen to? Let us know! we're always on the hunt for good media.