Oh, hey! It’s been a minute, huh?
I’m sorry I went MIA for a bit, we finally moved and to say it was chaotic would be a massive understatement! But I’m happy to say that 4 days, 2 trips to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and 2 trips to Ikea later, we are nearly settled! Sort of…there are still lots of boxes to unpack, but I’m confident we can tackle it by the weekend 🙂
Since I haven’t had time to put together a recipe for you just yet, I did want to share something that I get asked about often – my favorite podcasts! If you know me at all, you know I am absolutely addicted to walking outside and listening to a good podcast. I’ve even started listening to them at the gym, and they make my commute soooooo much better, too. Sometimes I realize I’ve actually gone days without listening to music, just because I’m so engrossed in the podcasts I’m listening to. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed, guys.
I’ve put together this list of my 13 favorites in hopes that you’ll find something new you might like whether you’re looking for something lighthearted, educational, or inspirational!
For wellness, inspiration, and all things healthy living:
Almost 30 – Guys. THIS podcast is my favorite. I mean that. They have everything from female entrepreneurs to healthy living bloggers to comedians and I never ever fail to laugh during an episode. I’ve been listening to this podcast since it first started and I look forward to it each week. I’ve learned so much and found myself incredibly inspired by Lindsey & Krista so if you haven’t listened to an episode yet, now’s the time!
That’s So Maven – Another amazing podcast for anyone interested in the health and wellness space, That’s So Maven is by one of my all-time favorite bloggers, The Healthy Maven. She’s so honest and real, and I find that she asks questions most other podcasters don’t ask their guests. There’s a ton of variety here, so you can really find the topics you’re interested in and want to learn more about!
The Balanced Blonde Podcast – This podcast right here is the first one that actually got me hooked on podcasts! Jordan is someone I really admire, particularly in how she’s grown her brand and who she is as a person, and she always has the best guests on. I met her in person at an event this year and totally fangirl-ed out, but yeah. She’s unbelievably inspiring, kind, and authentic. I love that she has a mix of the healthy living, but also some business, spirituality (not totally my thing, but I know tons of people that love it!) and just how to live a full life, in general!
Let it Out with Katie Dalebout – So I’ll be honest, I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to too many of Katie’s episodes, but the ones I have listened to are wonderful! This podcast feels different to me, maybe more casual? She’s such a chill hosts that her interviews, if you even want to call it that, feel more like a regular conversation that you happen to be listening in on. I’d say this one’s mostly health and wellness based from what I can gather, but I think it’s just all-around therapeutic to listen to!
For a solid laugh & pure entertainment:
LadyGang – If you want the definition of a boss babe, just listen to this podcast. These ladies, and every single one of their guests, is absolutely killing it. From healthy living tips to entrepreneur inspiration and dating advice, this podcast has a little bit of everything. It’s hosted by Becca Tobin (one of the Cheeri-O’s from Glee!), Jac Vanek (total bada$$) and Keltie Knight (kind of obsessed with how awkward she is), so it’s a bit more dynamic than podcasts with just one host. Definitely give this one a listen, I know you’ll love it!
The Bitch Bible – I cannot even begin to express how freakin’ hilarious the host of this podcast is. Jackie Schimmel is completely unfiltered and I am obsessed. Like I want to be her friend. A lot of her episodes are solo episodes, which just means it’s even more of her hilarity to listen to, but the ones with guests are amazing, too. She tends to talk about the Real Housewives a lot, which I don’t actually watch, but I even find THAT lol-worthy so that’s saying a lot. If she’s not your cup of tea I get it, but if you haven’t given her a shot yet, you MUST.
For bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business-minded babes:
Women, Work and Worth – This podcast is the epitome of women supporting women. If you couldn’t tell, I’m alllllll about bada$$ female business women (probably because I grew up around them – hay mom!!). The incredible women of Mavenly + Co started this podcast as a free resource for those looking to “design a career & lifestyle with purpose.” If that doesn’t sound like an absolute dream, I don’t know what does.
The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast – I cannot even express to you how much I have learned just listening to Lauryn, her husband Michael, and every single guest they bring on this podcast. There’s a fair bit of beauty/health/lifestyle in this one, but the reason I love it so much is for the business aspects of it. I look forward to this podcast every single week and know that I’m going to finish each episode feeling inspired, motivated, and full of new ideas. You know when you’re reading a book that you love so much that you stay up extra late reading it and have a hard time putting it down? Yeah. That’s how I feel about this one.
The Influencer Podcast – This is the most recent podcast I’ve discovered (after hearing Julie on The Skinny Confidential ^ ) and I. Am. Obsessed. This podcast is kind of all I want to listen to these days as I’m trying to build my blog, but also as someone who works on the brand side in social media. Julie is a New York Times Best-Selling Publicist, but is now also an uber succesful podcaster/blogger/influencer, so she has tons of experience in both the “regular” working world and the blogging world. I cannot say enough about how smart and insightful she is!
The Goal Digger Podcast – If you are in marketing, or blogging, or have your own business and need to market that, you NEED this. First of all, Jenna Kutcher’s voice is just plain soothing, so sometimes when she’s talking about a topic that I may not relate to directly, I’ll straight up just put this on to hear her voice. Is that creepy? Cool. Thought so. Buuuuut seriously, I have learned SO much from this podcast and this woman. She’s phenomenal.
For a good spook or story:
The Vanished – If you’re a fan of Law And Order (particularly SVU), you will LOVE this one. Each episode explores a different missing persons case, from all around the country, and some are even super recent which is kind of cool since you can help be a part of the investigation if you have any insight. The woman who narrates is great, too (so important when listening to anything!) and each story is really unique. My only qualm is that these are obviously all unsolved, so there isn’t any closure, but again, this podcast could even help find a missing person. Pretty awesome.
Lore – So I’ve only listened to a few episodes of this, only because I’ve been so hooked on the others, but it’s kind of a fun one when you’re on a roadtrip or something. It’s mainly historical anecdotes about different places around the world that may be haunted, or just have an interesting past, and sometimes digs into the human psyche. If you like reading mysteries, I think you’ll like this because it’s super interesting but also snackable. They just turned it into a show too, and I cannot wait to watch!
Serial – Alright alright, I know you’ve probably listened to this one since it was kind of the podcast to start all podcasts, but season 1 of Serial literally got me through a 6 hour cross-country flight without even a hint of restlessness. Another great one for mystery lovers, it explores the story of a murder and is brought to us by the people from This American Life. I didn’t totally love season 2, but maybe that’s just me!
Alright y’all, it’s time for me to resume my Stranger Things binge (it’s been taking extra long because we’ve been watching the World Series in between!!). Let me know in the comments if you’ve been loving any other podcasts – I add about one new one a week because, like I said, I’m addicted.
Happy November 1st & have a great rest of your week!!