Media is everywhere. Right now, podcasts are one of our favorite ways to consume it. Audio-based content means we can plug-in in the car, at work or on a jog - something you can't do as easily with the 6 o'clock news or your favorite magazine.
Some podcasts are good for the mind, others for the soul, still others for your wallet. Here are seven worth streaming the next time you plug-in.
- For Business: Smart Passive Income Podcast
Entrepreneur Pat Flynn interviews a different business subject each week. Flynn is a self-proclaimed family man and stays far away from get-rich-quick schemes. Instead, he values "working hard now, so you can sit back and reap the benefits later."
- For Travel: Condé Nast Traveler Travelogue
Condé Nast brings travel journalism to podcast format. It covers destinations, travel hacks and news about what's going on in travel right now. Think of it as nuggets of information for everyone from the budget to luxury traveler.
- For Positive Thinking: Happier
Best-selling author of "The Happiness Project," Gretchen Rubin co-hosts this podcast with her sister Elizabeth Craft. It's a light-hearted advice-cast on simply how to lead a happier life.
- For Finance: Motley Fool Money
The stock market can be boring, but Motley Fool makes it better. Experts share investing advice and translate Wall Street news in terms anyone can understand.
- For Pop Culture: The Monitor
If staying "in the know" with the latest additions to Netflix or what happened at the Oscars, Wired.com's Monitor podcast is for you. They give no-holds-barred reviews and riff on what's going on in entertainment.
- For Storytelling: This American Life
Long-time radio personality Ira Glass takes listeners through a series of stories all revolving around a single theme. Anecdotes range on a wide spectrum from odd to humorous to heart wrenching, but all are guaranteed to be thought-provoking.
- For Kids: Storynory
Entertain kids with poems, fairytales and stories read aloud. These are short and easy to listen to, even for adults.