In Episode16 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Matt Emerson and Jan O’Brien discuss five benefits of listening to podcasts and their current favorites. In the Reach Your Peak segment, they share the six C’s of led generation and conversion. Matt continues his series on NYC with part 5: Museums of Manhattan.

Key Points/Takeaways


WBNL 52 Tip – Why Listen to Podcasts

Here are 5 reasons for listening to great podcasts:

1.    Get inspired!

What inspires you? Are you intrigued and interested in new ideas and expanding your horizons? What are you passionate about?  Chances are you will find a podcast that will truly inspire you.

Jan’s current favorites are both hosted by Guy Raz, NPR
How I Built This
“It’s about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.”

TED radio hour|
Each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, the meaning of work, or inexplicable connections. Guy takes TED talks on the subject of the episode and shares conversations, interviews and explanations that bring the ideas to life.

Matt listens to podcasts on Disney:

Moustalgia  For all the Disney fans out there!

2.    To Escape!

Discover great podcasts for the pure entertainment value and as a way to focus on something different than what you deal with daily. Many news and politics TV, radio shows, comedians, and celebrities have podcasts. 

15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life’s Big Questions

Are you into great story-telling? Check out these popular series:
This American Life – gives listeners touching, humorous and often unexpected vignettes of life in America.

True Crime Girls
– for true crime fans

3.    Stay educated and informed

Learn new things in your areas of interest or hobbies.  Check out a business or marketing podcast.  Learn a new language.  The possibilities are almost endless.

4.    Personal and Professional Growth

Do you want to work on your own personal development? How about learning more about your career or profession or listening to experts in your field?

Jan’s current favorite is The Brian Buffini Show
Brian has always inspired and motivated me!  In his very popular podcast he ” explores the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success”.

Productivity Straight Talk with Amber De La Garza


5.    Optimize Your Time

Listen to podcasts while walking, driving, commuting, or working out. Jan listens on her commute from Las Vegas to Southern California and listens to her favorite podcasts. She gets inspired, educated or entertained which makes a 4 to 5 hour drive literally fly by!

Read the full blog post: Why Listen to Podcasts for more links and resources

Reach Your Peak – 6 C’s of Lead Generation & Conversion

Here are the six C’s for lead generation

  1. Create
  2. Capture
  3. Connect
  4. Cultivate
  5. Close
  6. Communicate

Read the full blog post here: 6 C’s of Lead Generation

Wandering Zen – NYC.5: Museums of Manhattan



Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start planning your next NYC getaway?  With literally thousands and thousands of things to see and do, it can make even the most detailed planner manic.  In this series, we’ll devour the big apple one little bite at a time. This time around, let’s experience the cultural side of the city and explore the Museums of Manhattan,

1 – Metropolitan Museum of Art
2 – The Guggenheim New York Museum
3 – American Museum of Natural History
4 – Museum of Modern Art 

Beyond these 4 you’ll find an incredible world of art and artisans across Manhattan and the other boroughs.  Carve out time during every NYC visit to wander the halls of these incredible institutions.  

For more information and links to the details go to our travel blog – Wandering But Not Lost

The Met

The Guggenheim, NYC

The American Natural History Museum, NYC


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