I love podcasts.  I have always been a big reader, books, magazines, newspapers, I really do love to learn.  Please don’t think my intellectual curiosity runs to subjects like biochemistry or the Industrial Revolution, but things such as entrepreneurship, popular culture or fashion/design and I am all in.

3 podcasts to listen to that aren't WordPress relatedMy non-desk job is that of car pool driver.  This means that I know every Taylor Swift & One Direction song by heart.  We have been doing carpool karaoke way before James Corden even got into the USA.

As soon as I unload the children, I put on a podcast. Time alone in the car (or running or cleaning, or any time you would listen to music) is an opportunity to listen & learn. There are loads of informative WordPress podcasts out there, but I figure you know about those AND I think it is vital that we all have a little time away from work, as much as we love it.

I often feel much more motivated and refreshed when I take a little step away from WordPress, which is important to me.

I selected just three Podcasts that I like, if you would be so generous as to share some of your favorites, I would be grateful.

How I Built This by NPR.


How I Built ThisHow I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz. Follow the show @HowIBuiltThis.

Episodes you may like:

Compaq Computers: Rod Canion, Instacart: Apoorva Mehta, AOL: Steve Case, Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal, Kate Spade & well, I guess all of them 🙂  Check out their NPR page

99% Invisible


99% invisibleDesign is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Episodes you may like:
Negative Space: Logo Design with Michael Beirut, Usonia 1 (for the Frank Lloyd Wright admirers out there), and The Trend Forecast (who really decides that mint green is the new black?)  Check out their website for all the episodes.

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin


here's the thing alec baldwinFrom WNYC Studios, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Brooks, Roz Chast, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others.

Episodes you may like:

Brian Read, host & producer of S-Town, Grace Coddington (you Vogue readers will enjoy this chat), Michael Stipe, Patti Smith & Howard Schultz.  You can find all of their episodes on their website.

That should give you plenty to listen to this summer.  I mention S-Town above, as Alex Baldwin speaks with the producer / host, but you may want to listen to the full podcast.  I didn’t love it as much as Serial, but when you think of the story in the context of This American Life, it is rather jaw dropping.

Please share what you love in the comments so we can all learn together.  And of course, if you have a Podcast that is WordPress related or if you are a podcaster, leave the link in the comments.


EIleen Lonergan
Eileen Lonergan was an integral part of this company. Unfortunately, Eileen Passed away on the 31st of October 2018 after a short battle with Cancer. She leaves behind the legacy of the Divi Theme Users Group and hundreds of people that she helped through coaching, building outstanding websites and just being - accessible. We miss her every day!
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