My Favorite Podcasts

My Favorite Podcasts

I didn’t listen to podcasts for the longest time, but then after much consideration I decided to download the Google podcast app and looked for a few to try out. 

I initially subscribed to a million of them, but I narrowed it down to three favorites that I listen to regularly with some others that I’ll listen to occasionally. My favorites of course are going to get more of the spotlight here. 

practical positivity

My absolute favorite podcast is Practical Positivity, run by Life Coach Sophie Cliff. She gives tips and advice on how to live a more joyful life. I know I always feel kind of invigorated after listening to an episode of this podcast.

I also usually listen to each episode twice: once to just listen and second to take notes and absorb further. The advice she gives is very useful and practical and if you implement everything she talks about, you really can live a better life. 

A few of the topics she touches on are goal setting, work-life balance, dealing with toxic people, building confidence, dealing with stress and the imposter syndrome, embracing change, and positive affirmations.

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. She also has a blog you can go to and a newsletter you should definitely sign up for in which she sends out weekly pep talks with even more positivity to spread around. 

Your anxiety toolkit

I have struggled with anxiety since high school. Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness in U.S., affecting 40 million adults a year? 

This podcast aims to provide people with helpful tools and strategies to alleviate and manage stress and anxiety. I find it just as helpful and thought provoking as Sophie Cliff’s podcast. Kimberley provides so many tools and helpful tips, I usually listen to these episodes twice as well, so I can take notes to look at later. 

Some of her topics include self-compassion, trusting yourself, doing hard things, dealing with health anxiety, social anxiety, failure, uncertainty, intrusive thoughts, and self-care. 

She’s been doing it for a while so she has over a 100 episodes. Not all of them are on the google podcast app, but you can find the entire archive here. She also has a website, and I subscribe to her newsletter as well. 

ted talks daily

If you don’t know what Ted Talks are, I highly suggest you go on their site and watch a few. You will get hooked instantly. Ted Talks is a platform for people to speak freely about ideas they think could lead to positive change in the world. It’s a platform to help spread ideas, to be heard. 

Topics range from science, to math, sociology, the environment, business, tech, creativity, racism and more. I’ve watched professors speak, experts in their field, but I’ve also watched celebrities like Joseph Gordon Levitt and model Cameron Russell speak.

I have the Ted Talk app, but I also listen talks on their website, and the podcast Ted Talks Daily which is just one of the several podcasts they have. Here are some mind blowing talks I think you should listen to, to start:

  1. The Danger of a Single Story, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek
  3. The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene Brown

More Good Podcasts

Some other good podcasts that are on my roster include: 

The Dish Food Travel ShowThe two hosts, Tommor and Megsy travel the world and tell you fun food history facts. I loved listening to S2, Ep. 22 Egg Custard Tart History. Check out their website too, foodfuntravel.com

Bon Appetit Foodcast: As you all know, I love food. So this is an obvious choice! This podcast is all things food. They talk to chefs, take a look at restaurants, go over cooking techniques and more. 

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day: This last one I haven’t listened to yet, but it sounds like a goodie so I thought I would include it. The host interviews someone new each podcast and they go over their failures and what lessons they’ve learned along the way. 

I hope you listen to one of any of the amazing podcasts I’ve included in this post. My favorite time to listen is on the way to and from work. It’s either that or an audiobook for me, which in my opinion, so much better than the radio. 

Check out my posts on mindfulness and meditation if you need some more tips on managing stress. Or my post on self-care

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