Podcasts are my favorite way to start the day.  If you are new to my go-to list of podcasts check  here for a basic starter list.  I prefer Podcasts over the news because I’d rather start the day being empowered and learn something new, rather than be depressed….After all, I eat rainbows and poop butterflies.

Here’s my new faves:

Happier in Hollywood by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain.  Liz is the sister of Gretchen Rubin from The Happier Podcast which you can find on my starter list.  Liz and Sarah are so funny.  They are veteran TV writers who demystify Hollywood by making career and personal struggles universal.  You get to learn all sorts of tv production stuff because right now they are producing a pilot based on the life of Marcia Clark!  It’s super cool.  I feel like I’m friends with a celebrity.

This is Fifty.  Sheri Salata, Executive Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show and bestie Nancy Hala, Fortune 500 brand strategist, have set out to rebrand and redefine the middle of life.  They established the Seven Pillars of Living — Health & Wellness, Spirituality & Happiness, Romance & Sex, Friends & Family, Creativity and Innovation, Discovery and Innovation, Sanctuary and Beauty.  They have tons of guests they interview and so many of their stories are relatable to me — someone in their 50s.

What Should I Read Next.  Is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next (which isn’t a problem for members of Mrs. Twist Reads This!).  Each week Anne Bogel, of the blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they are reading now.  The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

I’m always looking for new podcasts.  Be sure to share some of your favorites with me!