I’ve shared some of my favorite podcasts on my blog before, as well as my YouTube channel, but I figured since most of us are probably in quarantine right now, I would share my current favorites. I find that podcasts are a great way to pass time, they can be used for education, background noise or even a way to entertain yourself while working from home. I did film this YouTube video just a few months ago about my favorites but of course, I have discovered new ones since then, so for all of you who are also podcasts obsessed like I am, let’s get into it!
On Purpose by Jay Shetty | I always mention this one anytime I am talking about my favorites because in a weird way, I feel like this podcast changed my life. I was struggling a lot in 2019 and discovered this in Summer of 2019. I found that when I was constantly listening to this podcast, my mental state was healthier, I was more focused on my work, I was happier and overall, living a better lifestyle. This podcast is an interview style podcast and all about digging deeper to find your purpose in life. I think given the current state of our world, this would be a great one to listen to if you are needing a boost or some positivity in your life.
Approachable by Alyssa and Samantha | I have been a loyal fan of Samantha Ravndahl for years. I think I began watching her the first year she started her YouTube channel and I have not missed one video. I love her personality and relate to her in many ways so once I found out she was coming out with a podcast, I was sold. This podcast is hosted by Sam and her best friend, Alyssa. Each episode they cover a different topic and they range from light-hearted, fun topics to very serious conversations. I tune in every Wednesday for this podcast and can’t wait for season 4 to start!
Oprahs Super Soul Conversations | I love Oprah. I mean who doesn’t? I love listening to this podcast because it is an interview style podcast, which is my favorite but this one is even better because it is with Oprah! I love how she interviews so many different people from Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Michelle Obama and the conversations are real and DEEP. This is a great one!
NPR Hidden Brain | Wow. This podcast is unlike anything else I’ve ever listened to. It is a mix of psychology, storytelling and science so this won’t be for everyone but the host, Shankar Vedantam, talks about topics that are so random but SO thought-provoking. As a starter, I would recommend “You Can’t Hit Unsend” or “Our Animal Instincts.” Once you listen to theses episodes, I think you will be hooked.
Girlboss Radio by Sophia Amoruso | If you are inspired by female entrepreneurs like I am, you will love this. Sophia interviews so many different inspiring women from Rebecca Minkoff, Wendy Zomnir, Huda Kattan, Anine Bing, and Anastasia Soare, just to name a few. It’s incredible and very empowering!
Absolutely Not by Heather McMahan | WOW. Let me tell you about this podcast. I was recommended this from a friend of mine, started it in the beginning of February and finished it in about 2-3 weeks. I had my headphones in my ear 24/7 because I could not stop listening to Heather. She is a comedian from Atlanta, GA and is absolutely HILARIOUS. She is so funny and I love her energy! Even my boyfriend lovers her and we are going to see her live in SF in August! If you need a good laugh or an escape during this crazy time, this is it! She is also hilarious on Instagram – I’ve been watching her stories religiously to follow her quarantine adventures! Little Rigatoni is adorable!
Breaking in Beauty by Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins | A podcast started by long-time beauty editors, this gives you all the insight you need about upcoming trends, product reviews, insights into the industry, interviews with CEO’s and more. This is all about the business of the beauty industry and is very entertaining to listen too. If you are a beauty lover like myself, I think you will love this!
Must be Nice by Katy & John | Another YouTuber I love to watch is Katy. Her and her husband, John, recently started a podcast and it is so much fun. They only have a few episodes so far, but it kinda just about whatever. They talk about random life situations that they experience and just talk about random stuff! It is very conversational and just fun to listen to.
The BOF Podcasts | This is one of my favorite podcasts because it is all about the fashion industry, which I love learning about. This is more of an educational, interview style podcast and it dives deep into the logistics and realities of the fashion industry. Recently, they have been covering how COVID-19 is changing the fashion industry and it is quite fascinating to learn about. I don’t think this will be for everyone but if you like learning about the fashion industry or have a passion for business, I would recommend it.
If you are a podcast lover, let me know your favorites! xoxo