Looking for a little audio inspiration? Podcasts offer a wealth of information on every topic under the sun. Our group of writers  compiled a list of some of our favorites:

Faith-Driven Encouragement: I love “Pray Every Day” by Mary Demuth. Each day, she spends five minutes reading a Scripture and praying. I like to listen to it in the morning; the brevity of the podcast is perfect for a busy mom and helps focus me on Jesus. Another favorite is Jesus Over Everything by Lisa Whittle; it’s a quick one as well and I always walk away feeling encouraged. Finally, The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman feels like a breath of fresh air every time I listen to it. She’s got a voice that’s warm and comforting, and her insights into topics like decision-making and creating rhythms in your days inspire me to make small shifts in my own life. —Kristin Demery

Calling All Book-Lovers: What Should I Read Next? If you, like me, have ever stalked a stranger to catch the title of the book she’s reading–then this podcast is for you. Anne Bogel, from the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, talks to a different guest each week-some are famous and others are just lovers of books-about what they are reading. After Anne hears about three books the guest loved, and one they weren’t so fond of, she gives them three suggestions for their next read. It’s always a fun listen but fair warning, it’ll grow your reading list very quickly. – Nancy Holte

Notable or Newsworthy: I listen nearly every weekday to The Daily. It’s a podcast from The New York Times that provides insightful, in-depth looks into newsworthy stories. I’ve been fascinated recently by episodes on Venezuela’s two competing presidents, the tale of a Russian assassin, and the finer details on the battle to control the Murdoch media empire. Blame it on my journalist background, but I can’t help but appreciate good storytelling. Another favorite is Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell. He’s a historian and author who takes an in-depth look at a part of history that’s been misunderstood or overlooked. I may not always agree with his findings, but I always appreciate his storytelling and unique slant on events, whether it’s talking about why country music makes you cry or discussing how our memories of landmark events can be faulty. —Kristin Demery

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