A roundup of my favorite podcasts, organized by theme.
One of the questions that I get frequently is: “what are your favorite podcasts to listen to?”. This is such a good ask!
Here, I want to point you directly to the best pod episodes that I've listened to in recent days/months/years. Some of these are two years old, while others are new on Apple Podcasts as of a week ago.
I hope that this post can be one you refer back to now & again when you need some pod inspo. All of the shows have links attached, so you can click on one and tune in right away. I genuinely love the hosts of these podcasts, the topics they address, the guests, and the honest conversations they have!
Where do I listen to podcasts?
For iPhone people, you can listen to podcasts via the Apple Podcasts app (it's purple, and it's pre-downloaded onto your phone). For all others, check out Pocket Casts, Sticher, or just listen by going to the podcaster's website.
Stories, Humor, & Thought-Provoking Ideas
This American Life - #589: Tell Me I'm Fat // every episode of this show is captivating
This American Life - #588: Mind Games 2016
TED Radio Hour - any episode!
Reply All - #109: Is Facebook Spying on You?
The Moth - On Your Mark, Get Set, Go
Body Acceptance, Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, & Disordered Eating Recovery
Food Pysch - #98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell
Food Psych - #73: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - #83: Why Diets Don't Work // this episode was an insane game-changer for me.
Food Psych - #103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas
Politics & Current Events
Up First - any episode // this is my way of staying up-to-date with current events! it's a daily, 12-ish minute summary of the day's news produced by NPR. I love how concise the episodes are and how informed I feel after tuning in while getting ready in the mornings.
Pod Save America - The perpetual bullshit machine.
Pod Save The World - Infiltrating Al Qaeda
Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, & Being a Badass/Unicorn/Bosswoman
Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso – Brit Morin, Founder & CEO Brit + Co
Being Boss - #111: Marie Forleo on Productivity & Intuition
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi - #438: Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning Author
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi - #496: Rachel Mansfield, Food Blogger and Social Media Consultant
Girlboss Radio – Gregg Renfrew, CEO Beautycounter
Being Happy & Well as a Millennial Woman
The Lively Show - #171: How to Get out of Fear and Back into Flow + Alignment with Gabby Bernstein
The Lively Show - #181: The counterintuitive way to thrive in all areas of life with Jonathan Fields
The Chasing Joy Podcast - #6: Getting Real About Veganism, Perfectionism and Body Image with Emilie Hebert
The Chasing Joy Podcast - #3: An Elevated Approach to Nutrition, Why Your Mental Health Matters with Lauren Rice
That’s So Maven - #13: How to Let Go of Control and Enjoy the Unexpected with Maddy Moon
TEDTalks (Audio): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We should all be feminists - you can listen to this episode via the TedTalks Audio podcast, or watch the video on the TED website
Real Talk Radio - Season 10: Virgie Tovar on Fatphobia, Self-Love, and The History of Diet Culture
Ideas for when to tune-in to podcasts:
In the car
On a plane (download a few episodes before you have to turn on Airplane Mode!)
- On walk with your dog or yourself
- Carrying heavy bags home from the grocery store
- Baking and cooking
- Getting ready for the day
- Cleaning your room/apartment
- When you're home alone
- Coloring, painting, or making pottery