My fascination with podcasts started about two or three years ago. I didn’t honestly understand what they were or how they could benefit me in the hour or under time frame they would wrap up in. Everyone had their top favorites and would listen to them constantly, but I just didn’t get the hype. This is what ended up kicking off my journey to find the best podcasts of 2019.
One day while sitting in Portland traffic I got tired of listening to the same ol’ music playlist I played over and over ago for the past month and a half. I thought to bring up the Apple Podcast app and see what podcasts were all about.
This is when I found Bulletproof by Dave Asprey — this actually ended up triggering my SIBO and a long journey to recover that you can read here. Once I started listening to all the cool health trends and motivational speaks that were constantly being brought onto numerous podcasts, I just couldn’t stop.
After about another week, I found the Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher — this one ended up sparking my blogger mindset more than anything. I started reading books around the topic, binge listening to all of her episodes, and sat there taking more than enough notes to ensure I was absorbing every bit of information she was dealing.
I would listen to podcasts all day every day, later having to round up many favorites to keep up with my listening time. This is when I ended up creating an extensive list of all my favorite podcasts based on when I like to listen to them, and why.
Podcasts are an amazing way to find out information and work towards something new every day. Think about it, you most likely won’t be able to talk to everybody on these podcasts in person, but you have all their knowledge and experiences just logging onto your smartphone — absolutely genius.
To Kick Yah Into Gear
Kick-starting my morning or wrapping up my evenings I love to listen to motivational podcasts that are in the industry of my work and business. Podcasts like The Influencer Podcast, Goal Digger, The Skinny Confidential, and She Did It Her Way are just a few of my favorites.
Jumping into your workday enjoying a nice cup of coffee, an informative and motivating podcast really gets my juices flowing. After wrapping up my morning routine, which you can read about here, I will hop in the car and listen to one of these on my way into work just about every day.
Occasionally, depending on how fried my brain may be from work, I will end up listening to one on the way back. Without my full attention to every detail of these six podcasts, I won’t listen unless I have the brain energy to retain all their helpful information.
1. The Influencer Podcast by Julie Soloman
This podcast explores all the secrets behind the ever-changing trends of influencer marketing through Julie herself and guests in this industry. Since I am a Content Marketer, this is insanely motivating and interesting in my niche of business.
2. Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher
Not only does Jenna Kutcher seem like she is literally the kindest person on earth, she is nice enough to spill all tips and tricks about her business journey making it as an influencer and marketing guru. She has a successful podcast (duhh), website, and training programs. Like Jenna says, this is like a “live-workshop style business podcast that redefines success and helps those chase their bold dreams.”
3. The Skinny Confidential by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick
I must start off by saying, Lauryn and Michael have to be the cutest and funniest couple out there. If you have, or are about to start listening to this podcast you will know what I am talking about. They are always going back and forth, along with their long-time friend who manages Dear Media, their recording studio.
Michael and Lauryn bring on various entrepreneurs to talk about all things business and personal, and they do it in style. This podcast is funny, inspiring, and extremely interesting considering Lauryn seems to be just as obsessed with morning routines as I am.
4. She Did It Her Way by Amanda Boleyn
This is another inspirational podcast for all those girl bosses out there wanting to create and innovate. Amanda covers all the bases, answering all your “most important questions about starting a business and when to take the leap of faith.” Get to listening and create the empire of your dreams.
5. How to be Awesome at Your Job by Pete Mockaitis
Pete Mochaitis discusses all things business-related and how you can be the best you can be in your position. From how to build your career from nothing, pushing yourself to do the unthinkable, and discussing all the every day struggles fo those in business, this is a one-stop shop.
6. Rise and Conquer by Georgie Stevenson
YouTuber Georgie Stevenson helps you build a healthy business and way of living. Uncovering all her best tips and tricks from all things mindset, habits, career, health, relationships, and so much more. Follow along and learn how to optimize your life in every way imaginable.
Fun & Funnneyyyy
For those times during the day you are feeling brian dead, these are my six go-to’s. They will leave you laughing, crying, or even grateful for everything you have in life.
7. Pretty Basic by Remi Ashton and Alisha Marie
Remi and Alisha are famous YouTuber’s that welcome listeners into their daily life. It is literally like having a sleepover with your friends talking about all things boys, health, and spilling the tea on all the drama going on. This podcast could leave in sad tears or laughing tears depending on the day.
8. I Love You So Much by Kenzie Elizabeth
From all things fashion, lifestyle, faith, and health, Kenzie talks about it all. She will either do a solo episode discussing all the things going on in her life or she will bring on fellow YouTuber’s and podcasters to talk about their lives and what they learned.
9. The Good Life by Stevie and Sazan Hendrix
The Hendrix are an inspiring couple that had an interesting start to their relationship and creating their lives together while growing their relationship with Jesus. For all the fellow believers out there, this podcast will warm your heart, leaving you eternally grateful for every blessing in life.
10. The Viall Files by Nick Viall
Calling all the bachelor fans — this podcast spills all the tea about bachelor nation. Nick Viall, a long-time bachelor character made the bright decision to create a podcast bringing on all the hot new bachelors or bachelorettes and bring light to their situation. Not only does this spark some drama, it also uncovers what really does and doesn’t happen behind the scenes of this ever so addicting TV show.
11. Gals on the Go by Danielle Carolan and Brooke Miccio
As successful entrepreneurs living their lives as twenty-somethings in college and just out of college, Danielle and Brooke discuss productivity tips mixed with stories of their everyday lives and travel adventures. Gals on the Go, are literally always going. Listen in to see how you can too.
12. Call Her Daddy by Alex Cooper and Sofia Franklyn
Alex and Sofia spill everything from their relationship, sex, the NY scene, embarrassing moments, and every other juicy element of life as young women doing whatever they want, whenever they want. This podcast is absolutely genius. It will leave you laughing at your desk awkwardly in a quiet office.
Calling all detectives
Now for all my mystery-loving gals out there, these five podcasts will have you addicted in no time.
13. Dr. Death by Laura Beil
This podcast traces the paths of a medical practitioner that failed to protect his patients at every possible turn — totaling a reported 33 patients. His name was Christopher Dunstch, a Texas surgeon who left his patients seriously injured after he operated on their spines — this will leave you cringing.
14. The Shrink Next Door by Joe Nocera
This podcast tells the story of one therapist’s psychological manipulation to win over money, estates, and gifts from those that were well off. This one is an interesting one considering how much this doctor’s manipulation affected the relationships and finances of his so-called patients.
15. To Live and Die in L.A. by Neil Strauss
In 2017, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment, with no trace of where she could have gone or what had happened. Niel takes it upon himself to figure out what really went down the night this actress went missing. This will leave your jaw on the floor. Literally.
16. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein by Lindsay Graham
Mr. Epstein, a well off New Yorker, who committed suicide in a jail cell from being arrested as a sexual predator, is more than interesting. This podcast uncovers how he got there, the impact his money had on the state and those around him. Even thought this is a rather new podcast series, with only three episodes out, I’m already addicted.
If you are a health junky like me and love to geek out on all things health and fitness, these are my two go-to podcasts.
17. Bulletproof by Dave Asprey
Dave Asprey is a well-known biohacker who created Bulletproof from the ground up. Not only does this podcast go over how to optimize your health and performance on all things in life, he also sells his own supplements, books, recipes, and merchandise to help you get there.
18. The Health Code by Sarah’s Day and Kurt Tilse
Famous Youtuber, Sarah’s Day, created a podcast with her partner in crime, Kurt Tilse, for a fun, informative, unfiltered and real podcast. As professional photographers, content creators, and personal trainers, they lay out all things health and fitness — completely unfiltered.
I recently got turned on to political podcasts. As I am reaching for 23 this next May, I am wanting to expand my knowledge in this area without having to read or watch the news every day — making political podcasts a no-brainer.
19. Hysteria by Erin Ryan
Hysteria, a podcast that talks about all the new rules and regulations playing out and illustrates what it means for you and this country. Erin brings on various guests to hear different perspectives and experiences within our government. Extremely informative and open to letting you create your own thoughts and feelings about actions and rules being played out.
Nowadays everything you want to know is at your fingertips, podcasts being just one of the many sources. Optimizing these tools can help broaden your outlook in every industry. Take a deep dive, and let me know if you have any other podcast favs I should give a try!
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