Are you as addicted to podcasts as I am?
Podcasts are my go-to anytime I’m driving solo in the car or doing something around the house like cooking or cleaning. Sometimes I go through phases where I feel really burnt out on podcasts, like I can’t really find what I’m looking for, or like nothing is really sparking my interest. Lately, however, I’ve been SUPER inspired by some new-to-me podcast discoveries and I want to share them with you here.
Check out my favorites below and let me know what other podcasts you listen to on the reg. Put your recommendations in the comments!
1. The Expanded Podcast
One of my friends recommended this podcast to me earlier this year and I’m so glad she did. At first, I was really skeptical about the show and wasn’t sure what to think about the host, Lacy Phillips. But fast forward to now, a few weeks later, and I’m a total believer.
On the show, Lacy interviews guests who are leaders in the wellness industry. She asks really specific and poignant questions to show how each guest got to where they are today, never skipping over any of the bumps in the road or challenges that nearly threw them off their path. The purpose of the show, in Lacy’s words, is to “expand” listeners by sharing these stories that not only inspire, but demonstrate that achieving anything you desire is possible.
2. Almost 30 Podcast
Okay, of all the podcasts on my list, I think this one has to be my ABSOLUTE favorite. Honestly, I can’t say enough positive things about this show. Krista and Lindsey, the hosts, are hilarious and so real and so genuine. They do a longer intro with the two of them chatting before they bring on their guest for the show and I never, ever skip it because it’s so good! You really feel like you’re just hanging out with them in their living room.
The conversations on the show run the gamut from things like health and wellness, to spirituality and holistic healing, to career and entrepreneurship, to relationships and personal development. It’s never dull, always entertaining, and probably the most relatable podcast I’ve come across.
3. The Balanced Blonde Podcast // Soul on Fire
The Balanced Blonde Podcast is another recent discovery for me and I. am. here for it. The host, Jordan Younger, is kind of an angel. She radiates high-vibe, positive energy and her podcast never fails to brighten my day and lift my spirits.
Are you sensing a wellness theme here? Because that’s what Jordan talks about on her show, too :) She’s all about clean eating, food as medicine, yoga, New Age spirituality, and in general, living your best, most authentic life.
Jordan also writes regularly on her blog which I keep up with and look forward to reading every week. Her honest, conversational writing style has been an inspiration to me as I dive back into the world of blogging.
4. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
You know I had to mention Oprah, right?
I mean, what can I even say about this show? It’s amazing. You probably already listen to it and if you don’t, go download it right now because you are SERIOUSLY missing out on some life-changing shit. I’m always amazed by the multiple ah-ha moments I have when listening to Super Soul Conversations.
So, obviously, this show is not one that’s new to me. I’ve been listening for awhile with no signs of stopping. It was really hard for me to pick a favorite episode for this one because there are SO many great interviews. Specifically, I’m thinking of Bradley Cooper, Marianne Williamson, Trevor Noah, Brené Brown, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Eckhart Tolle just to name a few!
5. Call Your Girlfriend
Of the five podcasts on this list, this is the one I’ve been listening to the longest. I discovered it several years ago during one of those phases where I felt like I just couldn’t find what I was looking for in the podcast world. Then, I discovered the smart, quick-witted duo of Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow and the rest is history.
The difference between this podcast and the others on this list is that it’s more political and current-events focused. Ann and Amina talk A LOT about social issues and how the media influences our perception of culture. Personally, I discovered the show right as I was learning more about feminism and intersectionality and figuring out what issues really mattered to me in the political arena—it was perfect timing.