September 28, 2020
these are my favorite podcasts + fall with backcountry

Something I’ve made a point to start doing is to go for a 30 minute walk before the rest of my family is out of bed. I don’t end up doing it every morning, but

Something I’ve made a point to start doing is to go for a 30 minute walk before the rest of my family is out of bed. I don’t end up doing it every morning, but always feel so much better when I can start my day with fresh air and a little movement. It’s just a half hour, but the effects last tenfold.

 

We finally had some cool weather here in Charleston last week, so I got to wear some new pieces I ordered from Backcountry. When I ordered some fishing clothes from there last month and started to really get familiar with their website, I realized there is a tab at the top of the site called, “Activities.” If you click that, you can select what your interests are, like yoga, fishing, skiing, hiking, surfing, and so forth. Then it brings up all of the clothing and accessories appropriate for each activity.

Pretty cool, right?

That’s how I stumbled upon Alo Yoga on their site and decided to try it out. Over the years, I’ve seen girls in barre class wear this brand, but I’ve never tried it for myself. I bought these 7/8 High Waist Air-Lift Leggings and they truly do feel like they are painted on yet still so supportive. This sweatershirt, which is sold out in the color I’m wearing but available in this fun color as well as a few other classic shades, and the shirt I have on underneath are also by Alo.

Here are some other fall favorites I spotted on the Backcountry site.

(+ you can save 15% off your purchase with code MEGAN15!)

 

 

My quick morning walk gives me the perfect opportunity to listen to one of my favorite podcasts. I don’t believe I’ve ever shared my favorites on here, so I thought I’d round them up below!

 

 

Here are some of my favorite podcasts…

Second Life by Hillary Kerr: 

Hillary is an amazing interviewer and has such a nice, peaceful tone to her conversations. Her podcast guests are female business women, specifically those who have pivoted their careers to create a whole new path.

Absolutely Not by Heather McMahan

I feel like everyone knows Heather by now and understands just how funny she is! Her podcast isn’t one I listen to for any reason other than to escape for an hour and laugh. I always look forward to Wednesday mornings because I get to listen to a new episode!

Bad on Paper by Becca Freeman and Grace Atwood

I love Grace and Becca. They both live in NYC and always cover relevant topics. I love that they each offer their own perspectives, even if they are often opposing, on topics ranging from favorite books and beauty items to important human rights and political topics.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

An incredibly informative interview that takes place between Guy Raz and a special guest, such as the founder of Lyft, Instagram, and The Laundress, and tons of other incredible businesses. It walks you through each person’s entrepreneurial journey, which is something I find so fascinating.

Breaking Beauty by Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

If you’re a beauty junkie, then you’ll love this podcast! The hosts are constantly sharing top products and interviewing professionals in the beauty biz, so get ready for some major tips.

How to Decorate: The Ballard Designs Podcast

I just love the ladies that host this podcast. They start each episode in conversation and discuss their own decorating projects, design dilemmas, or whatever is on their minds. Then the episode leads into the interview portion, which normally features a big time interior designer. I love hearing how these interior designers got into the business and I always try and notate the design tips they share.

Living Fully by Mallory Ervin

Mallory is such a light. Her episodes are uplifting and make me feel like I’ve just talked to a good friend. She interviews many authors and leaders in the “self-help” space and shares ways we can all life our lives more fully.

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast by Lauren Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick

Lauren and Michael are a husband and wife duo who interview a vast range of people, from business leaders and entrepreneurs, to beauty gurus, to nutritionists, and so much more. Each episode is incredibly informative but never in a boring way. It’s spicy!

The Style Files Podcast by Paloma Contreras

This is another interior design podcast. Paloma, a designer herself, interviews other professionals and it always feels like I’m a fly on the wall at a lunch between two friends who are chit chatting away about their businesses. She has interviewed some of my favorites, including Mark D. Sikes, Gen Sohr, Bunny Williams, and more.

 

I do have some other favorites saved to my Podcast library, but these are my current top picks that I’m always going back to!

 

 

Would love to hear about your favorites in today’s instagram post!

 

 

Thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring today’s blog post.