I’ve been late to enjoying and appreciating podcasts.
After discovering my first podcast, I’ve been slow to introduce more into my routine. There is such a fantastic variety of podcasts and it can easily be overwhelming in regards to where to begin listening. It is through lists of others that I’ve been able to bring new podcasts into my regular listening routine.
Today I want to share five inspiring podcasts that have become a part of my regular listening.
As a fan of Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”, the Happier podcast was the first podcast I found. I initially binged on the episodes I had missed. Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth Craft focus each week on tips and tricks to make life happier and easier such as scheduling a power hour and creating a bedtime routine. I appreciate that each podcast is typically 25-35 minutes and is an easy listen on my Wednesday morning commute. I always leave with a new thoughts and ideas after an episode. On a side note, I initiated my own Try This At Home series earlier in the year based off of suggestions from this podcast and plan to have it return in October.
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts recently announced her new podcast Everybody’s Got Something and I knew I had to give it a listen. The title is taken from a statement Robin’s mother always stated in regards to how everyone is struggling with an issue.
How does someone go through hard times and bounce back? The podcast is intimate conversations with individuals from a variety of settings in regards to their own resilience and story. Episodes have included discussions with Giada De Laurentiis who shares that her family was against her decision to enter the food world. Additionally, India Arie shares how at the top of her career she had to take a four year hiatus to save herself. By sharing stories of struggle, I truly do believe others benefit and are inspired. You WILL be inspired.
Another relatively new podcast is Upstanders which is an original Starbucks series. These short stories run about 15-20 minutes and provide uplifting real life stories of ordinary individuals who are doing extraordinary things in their community. Take a listen to how a church welcomed a mosque as it was being built across the street, Other stories include how Utah has significantly decreased homelessness and how an impoverished small town made a commitment to send their low income high school students to college. When it feels like the world is lacking in kindness, this podcast will prove otherwise.
Nicole Antoinette has fantastic (and sometimes 2 hour) conversations with a wide range of people including athletes, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and more. I’ve discovered individuals like Katie Lee ,who I had not heard of, and learned more about Sarah Van Bargan from the blog Yes and Yes. Guests share their own struggles with self care, doubt and how they view success and failure. As the episodes are long, this is a great podcast to listen to when cleaning the house or on a long car ride.
With a focus of helping everyone life the best life possible, there is inspiration for everyone from a variety of individuals. This twice weekly podcasts ranges from interviews with Lisa Sugar, the founder of PopSugar to the Karen Jacobsen who is better known as the voice of Siri. Episodes average 60 minutes or less and help one remember that everything truly is possible.
Hoping you will find inspiration in one of these suggestions.
Do you have any must listen to podcasts? I would love if you share your favorites below.