I have been listening to podcasts for a while now and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

They are ideal for when you have a some time to spare, while driving to work, while waiting at the doctors or the bus stop.

They are a great learning opportunity, can teach you about new things, can help you understand certain topics, give you tips and tricks or simply tell a wonderful short story.

Also, if you have any podcasts to share, please do so in the comments below!

I listen to the below podcasts via the Podcast app from Apple. You can find it on the app store.

Podcasts app

I am sure these podcasts are available elsewhere. There are apps for Androids as well as podcast websites. I’m sure you will find the below in your preferred app or site.

Good Life Project

Jonathan Fields interviews people. His talent is to bring out the stories, the life, the experiences, the insights these thought leaders have to share. Get acquainted with the likes of Seth Godin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Simon Sinek, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Ken Robinson (sorry, Sir Ken Robinson), Marie Forleo and so on.
Inspirational, motivational, thought provoking and just simply a great listen if you want to expand your mind a little over a cup of tea or a run.

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

I have recently met Liz at a workshop in London. Besides being the author of many bestsellers, she also produced these wonderful gems of podcasts where she interviews people such as Brene Brown, and advises others (and you) about how to live more creatively. And although it is all about and for being creative, I find the book and the podcast to be very applicable to life in general. Let yourself be swept away creatively!

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Need I introduce Gretchen? She wrote The Happiness Project a while ago and her life (and ours) has never been the same since. If you wish to be a bit happier in life, have a listen to these podcasts full of advice for a happier life and the habits that make it happen.

Dear Sugars

Remember Cheryl Strayed? Really? She wrote Wild, a book about her ‘hike’ along the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT). The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother. Before all that though, she had a radio show called Dear Sugars which is now also a podcast giving empathic advice on all sorts of life’s dilemmas and questions. You’re in for a treat!

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

I keep asking the same question, but remember Mike Rowe?

In his younger years he worked for the QVC shopping channels he ‘practiced at the art of talking for long periods without saying anything of substance, a skill that would serve him well as a TV host’ later on at Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, a series about dangerous and disgusting jobs no one wants to do. His most recent video venture is Returning the Favour a series on Facebook about giving back to people who serve the community.

Mike likes a good story, he likes a twist and he has a great voice. So ‘The Way I Hear It’ is a podcast about real life stories that you thought you knew and yet Mike manages to present them with a different take. Original, creative, historical and fun!

This American Life

Ira Glass is an American public radio personality and host of This American Life, telling ‘stories that have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.’ They have 2.2 million listeners each week. And for good reason. The stories are real, emotional, real life. You will be transported!

Creative Pep Talk

You know I love all things creative. I love people who talk about creativity, side projects, and basically help people to dig into that well of creativity that each of us have! Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career. Andy J. Pizza’s podcast is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most. And trust me, you do not need to be an artist to need this information! Because your creativity can be in cooking, accounting, cleaning, waitressing etc. Listen in!

Creative Pep Talk

Suzanne Redmond, aka The Left Brain Artist, talks with artists about their artwork, techniques, and how they’ve created a successful business. With her background in accounting, finance, and exhibiting art, she knows what it takes to get your artwork seen and sold.

WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE

Very much in line with my Women, Wine & Wisdom, this podcast talks about life, subjects we all want to talk about but sometimes do not dare because we think we are ‘the only ones’. Love, The Universe and everything cut into 10 minutes so you can listen in when you are waiting for the bus.

This is love

This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.

Dirty John

This is not your typical podcast. This is a story, with episodes coming out regularly weaving a web. You simply can’t wait for the next one!

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.

Serial

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in…

My Dad wrote a Porno

I only started this recently. I have no idea where this is going. But I like it anyway.

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this brand new comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie will be reading a chapter a week and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for.