If you tend to walk around worrying, you might find that piping stories into your ears helps you to get out of your head. I know it’s helped me. Podcasts are the perfect antidote to tired internal monologues, and this is their golden age. Here are a few of my favorites:
This American Life: of course. They’ve still got it. Serial: better than television. From the people behind This American Life. The Broad Experience: short, ingenious interviews with experts on women, success, and the workplace. StartUp: “a series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one.” Shockingly, splendidly honest. Pop Culture Happy Hour: Smart, lively conversations about what you should be reading, watching, and listening to. I follow up on at least one recommendation per episode. 99% Invisible: jewel-like stories about design and the art of noticing. To Kickstarter we go. Pitch: a 99% Invisible-style podcast about sonic culture. Strangers: true stories, told simply.
Stream them on SoundCloud or subscribe through Overcast. See if they change your mind.