Listen to these 7 Podcasts If You Want to Learn Something Valuable

Listening to podcasts is a great way to get informed on a variety of topics. Here are a few that are worth checking out if you want to improve the way you do life.

Just about everywhere you look, someone has announced that they are starting up a new podcast.  Some content creators use the platform to complement their blogs; others use it as a primary source for getting their voice out to the world as a way to entertain and educate.

Whether you are looking for a podcast to make you laugh, learn a different language or find out information on how to best invest your money, you are sure to find one to give you what you need.

I began listening to podcasts back in the day before they were trendy. I’m sure most if not all of us have heard of NPR. About twelve years ago, that was my go-to for learning about different topics, particularly music.

Since then, I have branched off to other podcasts. My subscription list is pretty diverse, but the one thing most of the podcasts I listen to have in common is, they provide awareness and insight on specific topics that interest me.

I believe that being well-rounded is beneficial, and gaining knowledge shouldn’t slow down as we get older. So since I consider myself a life-long learner, I may as well use my expensive smartphone to get smart.

Searching for that perfect podcast that delivers can be overwhelming. There’s a formula I use when deciding if I want to subscribe or not. Part of that formula is, the information I’m receiving has to reliable and relatable. I like to listen to authentic experiences from real people,  because what good is the message if I can’t apply it to my life?

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.

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.


The Dating Den with Marni Battista

Dating coach, Marni Battista, is a certified professional Dating and Relationship Coach and Expert. Her podcast helps listeners find their soulmate and develop ways to thrive in their relationships. While the focus of this podcast is directed towards singles, those in committed relationships can also benefit from the expert advice provided here.

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.

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.

Being a Better Human

Self Work with Margaret Rutherford

I 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.

Humor and Menopause

Sweaty & Pissed with Leanne Morgan and Karen Nickell

Karen is a nurse practitioner, and Leanne is a comedian, which is a perfect combination for the topics that are discussed in this podcast. One thing I’ve learned is, you’ll need both humor and professional advice when talking about the realities of menopause. Sweaty & Pissed is a relatable podcast for any woman peddling through this stage of life.

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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.

So there are my current top picks for podcasts that will add some 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.


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