My Favorite Podcasts to Enhance Your Life
Do you listen to podcasts? I’m hooked on several and usually tune in during my morning weight lifting workout or while putting on my makeup. I also like to listen to podcasts on a long drive.
If you’re not sure what a podcast is, it’s similar a radio program that you subscribe to via an app on your phone, tablet or on your computer. Podcasts are as varied as TV shows — there’s one (or more) for everyone!
You can listen to podcasts on one of these apps: iTunes, Overcast, Google Podcasts, Castbox (and many more!). I listen to my podcasts on Overcast because my iTunes app kept cutting out in the middle of my podcasts and that drove me crazy!
Now that we’ve got the basics down, here are five podcasts that you may enjoy!
10% Happier with Dan Harris – If you like to meditate or are curious about meditation, this podcast, which focuses on “Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?” may be right up your alley! I also highly recommend Dan’s book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. I’ve been meditating daily-ish for over six months now. Visit the podcast page for all of the details about this podcast, Dan Harris and his books.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – This is another deep one! Listen if you are ready to “Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul.”
The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe – I have to confess that I love everything about Mike Rowe! He’s a Marylander and attended my alma mater, Towson University, but that’s not why I love him. This podcast is short and will lighten up your day (it’s a nice break from the first two, deeper podcasts!). I always learn something interesting when I listen in and usually laugh, too. Laughter is always good! If you want even more Mike-goodness, check out his Facebook show, Returning the Favor. You will laugh and maybe shed a happy tear or two. Need a pick me up? It will fill your heart with happiness!
Women in the Middle with Suzy Rosenstein – This is a positive look at everything life brings you in the Middle! Suzy shares great stories, guests and actions you can take to help you with this thing called life.
Fit’n Fifty Plus with Jennifer Gale – Let me start by saying she’s Australian and I love an Australian accent! This podcast focuses on health and fitness information. It’s a fresh and fun look at your health, body, mind and staying fit and healthy after 50. It’s like listening to friends chatting!
My favorite podcast list also includes several interior design, marketing and business coaching podcasts. I also enjoy a local Baltimore podcast, The Stoop Storytelling Series, when I need a break from all of the shop talk!
If you’re a podcast junkie like me, I’d love to hear your favorite podcasts. Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorites! Also, I’d love to know what you think of the podcasts I recommended.