Not all podcasts are created equal. Here are a few that are worth listening to if you want to improve the way you do life.
Everyone has a podcast these days, and there’s something for all. When I’m not dancing around the house to my favorite music, I’m taking notes while listening to my favorite podcast episodes. Although many are for pure entertainment, I also enjoy tuning in to people that can teach me a thing or two.
I initially started out listening to NPR a few years back. Since that time, I’ve ventured out to a few other podcasts for my listening desires. I promise, if you search hard enough, you’ll find a few favorites that will benefit you in one way or another.
My subscription list is pretty diverse, but the one thing all the podcasts I listen to have in common is, they provide information I can use in real life. I figure that if I’m going to pay all this money for a smartphone, I may as well use it to get smart.
If you are looking for quality content and a few good podcasts with a healthy amount of episodes to enrich your life, here are a few I highly recommend.
On Personal Finances
You Can Afford Anything with Paula Pant
I found this podcast while searching for ways to help me improve the way I handle money. Paula has been featured in various publications. She provides her listeners with valuable advice on early retirement and how to live a financially independent and enjoyable life.
On Managing Money in Marriage
The His & Her Money Show with Talaat and Tai McNeely
Sometimes it can be challenging to manage marriage and money. If you are facing issues with talking to your spouse about money, this podcast could be for you. Talaat and Tia McNeely have eradicated tens of thousands of dollars of debt and want to help other couples work with one another to do the same.
On Seeing the World
Travel with Rick Steves
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could give you unsolicited advice and tips about different places to visit around the world? This is precisely what you’ll get from tuning in to Travel with Rick Steves. His guests are experienced travelers and tour guides who can tell you just about anything you want to know in regards to globetrotting.
On Healthy Eating
Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers
Based out of one of my favorite places in the world, Utah, Paige Smathers, and her team teaches their clients how to have a better relationship with food and ditch not-so-good habits such as chronic dieting. As a nutrition therapist, Paige brings her knowledge and expertise on topics such as positive body image and healthy eating to her listeners every other Monday.
On Being a Better Human
Self Work with Margaret Rutherford
I really do like this podcast. Dr. Rutherford gives solid life advice on a variety of topics. Sometimes when I’m listening to her while driving to or from work, I feel as though she is talking directly to me about my issues. In fact, her podcast has convinced me to do something I’ve contemplated to years, which is to look for a therapist of my own. She also has a Facebook group if this is something that interests you.
On Real Life
The Sheri & Nancy Show with Sheri Salata and Nancy Hala
Sheri and Nancy have been friends for 29 years, and it shows. Their podcast is funny, informative, and real. I enjoy this one because, by the end of each show, I can say I’ve learned something I didn’t know before. If you’re ever having a bad day, this one will be sure to cheer you up.
On Inspiration and Motivation
Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver
NY Times-bestselling author Maria Shriver provides the advice you need to live a more fulfilling life. We all feel stuck at some point. Listening to this podcast will equip you with helpful tools and tips that make it possible to find meaning and purpose in everything you do.
Voilà, there are my current top picks for podcasts that will add value to your life. If you listen to any of them, let me know what you think. Also, if you have any suggestions for me, spill it in the comments.
All the best, always, and thank you for reading.