Literally everyone has got a podcast now, so how do you find the perfect one for you? Word of mouth recommendations are always it for me. That’s how I find the podcasts that resonate most with my personal interests and lifestyle. For long car rides, walks around the neighborhood, lazy weekend afternoons, or even while I’m house cleaning, I love putting on an inspiring podcast that gets me thinking. Especially during these times of isolation and going months on end not seeing friends face-to-face, a podcast feels like listening to a friend.
Crime podcasts, reality show podcasts, and other mainstream pop culture genre podcasts aren’t really for me, at least right now. The common thread between my favorite podcasts is that they’re all relatable and that they leave me motivated to do more. The best part? They’re all free to listen to! My favorite way to listen to podcasts is on Spotify and you can sample each of my favorite podcasts mentioned below.
1. It’s All Bullshit
Lauren Volper and Breanna Henry co-host a weekly, thought-provoking podcast that is a refreshing reminder that social media is not all that it seems. In short, it’s all bullshit! Lauren and Bre share stories and interviews pulling back the curtain of the curated Instagram feed and explain why the highlight reel isn’t always an accurate depiction of the truth. Episode themes include success, finance, relationships, fitness, and so much more. You’ll laugh, you may cry, but most of all you’ll be motivated to do better by living your most authentic life.
2. Suze Orman’s Women and Money
Money is an important topic for everyone, but why do some women have such a hard time approaching it? Suze Orman is like America’s matriarch of money and she helps break down struggles of mastering personal finance in ways that are easy to understand. You might not know this but I’m a huge Suze STAN. I really miss her weekly show on CNBC. The podcast has a new take on the old school “Can I afford it?” segment where listeners call in to get her advice on different financial hurdles and decisions in life.
3. No Checked Baggage
No one needs to carry emotional baggage their entire life. Rhiannon and Kalyne dismantle past trauma, share personal stories, and inspire personal growth through letting that old stuff go. No topic is too taboo, and they keep things uplifting while not sugarcoating the truth. I love listening to these two baddies of self healing who are on a mission to be carry-on only people.
4. Please Don’t Kick Me Out
This podcast tackles the uncomfortable reality of imposter syndrome and how every one, every where, experiences this more often than you’d expect. Bianca hosts a podcast sharing stories of entrepreneurs, creatives, and other badasses on their career paths, side hustles, personal lives, and so much more. No matter who you are and how many qualifications you may have, no one seems to be immune from imposter syndrome.
5. The Bagel Babes Podcast
Kelsey has a new weekly podcast series and if you like dry, sarcastic humor and some no BS tips for better living this is your show. She touches on personal growth, career, beauty, wellness, and other topics. I relate a lot to Kelsey’s experience running a blog alongside working a full time career. Her voice is a refreshing perspective in a world of bloggers and influencers who feign authenticity on social media.
6. All Gussied Up Podcast
Lynn hosts a podcast all about uncensored beauty and wellness talk to help you live life on your own terms. She’s a wealth of information on skin care, clean beauty, healthy eating, and so much more. Episodes are around 10 to 30 minutes, so her podcast is perfect if you’re looking for shorter podcasts to listen to perhaps on a lunch break or while doing your evening skin care routine.
As for me, don’t expect a podcast by yours truly anytime soon. While I have considered it in the past, it’s just something I’ve decided not to pursue. It’s All Bullshit recently revealed how long it actually takes to produce a single podcast episode. I respect how much time it takes to manage a podcast and it just doesn’t align with other business goals I have at this time. Things like improving my video content, newsletter, collection, and digital products. But never say never, am I right?
Do you have a favorite podcast that you just can’t quit? Share it in a comment below!
Emily the jetsetting fashionista says
Can’t wait to start listening thanks for the tips!