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3 Solid Podcasts for when you're feeling lost and overwhelmed

Headphones, a microphone, and a mixing console, being used for a podcast.
PHOTO: Harry Cunningham via UNSPLASH

There’s never been a better time to be overwhelmed. Not that being in over your head is ever a good thing, but if you are, there has never been a better time in history to be looking for help to get yourself back on track. Information is so easy to access now, and there is so much of it, however, that sometimes looking for help just adds to the overwhelm. That’s why this week we’re offering up a list of 3 solid podcasts for when you're feeling lost and overwhelmed. Why only three? Because more than that would be … overwhelming! 

We chose these three because they aren’t self-help-y, nor are they presented by influencers or unknowns with an agenda, who are looking for fame and fortune. Our list features a well known and respected broadcast outlet that we’ve all heard of, a pod from geniuses at an Ivy League college, and a weekly broadcast presented by a computer science professor at Georgetown University. 

Navigating Overwhelm: 3 Must-Listen Podcasts for Finding Clarity and Direction

First up is Cal Newport. Cal is a computer science professor, author, and contributing writer to The New Yorker. His podcasts have titles like “How Do I Spend Less Time Distracted By My Phone?”, “How Do I Get More Organized at Work”, and “Rethinking Self Help”. Cal practices what he preaches. He doesn’t just present questions and complain for half an hour, either. Each topic is presented with a solid and concrete action plan, so you might want to listen with a pen and paper so you can take notes and put his ideas to work in your life right away. 

NPR Life Kit: NPR is National Public Radio, historically listener funded, (and supported with donations from large foundations who need a place to stick their money so they don’t have to pay taxes on it) and therefore is not beholden to advertisers.  Thus, they are freer than most to ring the BS buzzer if something sounds fishy. Some intriguing topics are “What To Do With Your Childhood Stuff”, “5 Tips for Starting a New Job”, and “How to Mind Your Own Business”. This is one you can listen to while driving or working out, but probably not while trying to fall asleep. 

Lastly, it’s the HBR Ideacast. We’ve all heard of Harvard, and they’ve been around for a while, so it’s safe to say they definitely qualify as "Solid". These podcasts are more business oriented, though the subject matter is generally universal. Some standout subjects that caught our attention are “Building A Company While Battling Depression”, “How To Be Less Distracted At Work”, and “Defining And Adapting Your Leadership Style”. 

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