I love podcasts. I love that I can listen to them while doing other things, like exercising, cleaning or doing the dishes. I love that I feel like I’m getting smarter while being productive at the same time. For a self-help junkie like me, it’s like a drug.
So naturally, I listen to a lot of different podcasts. Some I hate, some I like, some I love. Some I really want to share with you.
The Confidence Podcast
The Confidence Podcast is dedicated to loving the skin you’re in. Trish, the host of the podcast, believes that we cannot only become more confident, but also become better people in general by investing daily in our mind. She interviews tons of inspiring people to help you get motivated to get shit going!
Learn Out Loud
A classic self-improvement podcast, if you ask me. Learn Out Loud focuses on achieving goals, improving relationships and increasing creativity. The podcast also focuses on some well-known self-improvement techniques like the 4 hour work week and The Secret.
The Overwhelmed Brain
A podcast for people who are tired of being told to ”just think positively”. This podcast is for critical thinkers. It dives deep into lots of different subjects related to self-improvement and provides actionable advice. Bonus: there are a whoooole bunch of episodes.
Good Life Project
Unfiltered conversation about finding meaning, happiness and love in your life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday people, every story matters. What I love about this radio show is that every episode is different, and the person being interviewed really sets a tone. A good podcast for people who get bored easily and want to move onto the next thing.
TED Radio Hour
From the well-known video speaker series TED Talks comes TED Radio Hour, a podcast that explores fascinating ideas, inventions and people. The show is based on TED Talks and each show has its own common theme. In a way, TED Radio Hour reminds me of This American Life, but focused more on self-improvement and self-discovery.
An Uncluttered Life
Are you sick and tired of feeling like you are living the “Plan B” version of your life? Feeling a little bit out of control and overwhelmed? Then An Uncluttered Life podcast is for you! An Uncluttered Life takes a minimalistic approach to self-help. Of course, they cover the journey to minimalism and how to declutter, but they also talk about the why behind it.
Benjamin Walker’s Theory Of Everything
This podcast challenges you to think about problems in the world and what role you play in it. Benjamin Walker’s Theory Of Everything covers topics from art and culture to technology and crime, connecting all the dots along the way. The podcast is funny, serious and brutally honest at the same time.
The Charged Life
Is it possible to achieve big things and go through life without feeling mentally and physically drained? Is there a way to balance passion, hobbies and hard work? Brandon Burchard explores the answers to these questions in his podcast The Charged Life. He shares thoughts, tips and actionable advice on living a more fulfilling life.
Stuff To Blow Your Mind
From the creators of the famous ‘How Stuff Works’ show comes Stuff To Blow Your Mind. A podcast that explores all the strange aspects of reality. The hosts examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future, just to name a few things.
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions, emotions. Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life in a very different way. Every episode of Invisibilia is vastly different from the next, which keeps your brain engaged.
The Lively Show
Jess Lively’s podcast The Lively Show is truly life changing. Lively teaches you how to live with intention, stop listening to your ego and trust your intuition. I love how much of Lively’s personality shines through in her interviews and general narrative. When listening to the podcast, you can tell she works really hard on every single episode and has some serious dedication.