I'm still pretty new to the world of podcasts, but I've been loving it since I started - it's quite addictive. Especially how in Malaysia, we spend most of our time in traffic and music is usually what we listen to, which isn't a bad thing but for me at least, it came to a point where I don't have any more music to listen to and it made me realize that I'm wasting a lot of my time because I'm not utilizing my time learning or educating myself.

I'm quite a social media advocate, not only because it's my job full time and part time but it's something I feel passionate about learning, doing and teaching. Below are some of my favorites.



The book is life-changing by the way! Magic Lessons is obviously a continuation of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Big Magic by one of my favourite authors of all time and my true inspiration, Elizabeth Gilbert, who also wrote Eat Pray Love. The book speaks about creative living beyond fear and her perspective about pursuing the creative journey. One of my favourite lines from the book was "You're afraid you have no talent. You're afraid you'll be rejected or criticised or ridiculed or misunderstood or - worst of all - ignored. You're afraid you're too old to start. You're afraid you're too young to start........" - This quote itself changed my entire approach to pursuing my passion on social media. The podcast creates emphasis on the topic itself where she interviews real people and their stories of creative struggle. She then seeks help from renowned creative people for their input. Definitely a great motivation to those who feel you need an uplift in the creative journey! Highly recommend!

Also a podcast created as a continuation of a book, Ctrl Alt Delete: How I Grew Up Online. Other than being an author, Emma Gannon is also a blogger which was what inspired her to write this book. In her podcast, she interviews entrepreneurs from authors, bloggers to business owners and who they use social media as a platform to market their business or to bring them success in their respective field. It's a great listen, regardless if you have or have not read the book - I personally haven't got around reading the book and I find the podcast really useful.

I admit, the only reason why I come along loving this podcast is mainly because Estee Lalonde is my all-time favourite Youtuber. Not only does she have that charisma, but she usually makes a lot of sense and she is great at what she does. She is also an author for her book, Bloom. However, the podcast is totally a different thing. Although with only one episode at the moment, she talks about situations happening in our society and goes into the heart of it, which I think is such a brave move to take. Her first episode talks about her experience in protest - and she speaks a bit about feminism and politics. It is a nicely crafted podcast listen, with well-thought sound effects.

Also Youtubers, this was the first podcast series I listened to actually. Lily and Anna are best friends and in the podcast, they interview entrepreneurs, youtubers, bloggers and basically raid their home. However, the emphasis isn't really about their home, it's more about getting to know these people and understanding their work, source to their success and just.. stories. In the end of each podcast, they will go around their home and the interviewee will speak about their home, the reason to its design, how they go about every morning and etc. The only thing is that you can't actually visually see the home however, the process of imagining it is quite nice.