Think about all the times throughout the day that you listen to music. Whether you are listening to the radio while on your morning Starbucks run, getting your daily workout in, or browsing the aisles at the grocery store, there’s always music playing in the background.
But let’s be real. Some songs are just way too overplayed. Seriously, how many times a day can you listen to “The Middle” without going crazy. That’s why podcasts are a refreshing substitute for the radio or those Spotify playlists that always seem to be on a loop.
Podcasts are essentially pre-recorded talk shows that you can listen to on your phone, or just about any device these days. The best part about podcasts is that they can be extremely informative and entertaining at the same time! If you have an interest or passion, there is definitely a podcast for it.
During a time where we need an escape from the woes of the daily news and crummy music that has taken over the airwaves, podcasts are a fantastic option. We’ve compiled some of our favorites that you’ll be sure to love just as much as we do!
If you love true crime
If you’re anything like us, you just can’t get enough of true crime shows. There have been plenty of these coming out on Netflix throughout quarantine and they are so addicting. Now, these short and suspenseful series can be available anywhere thanks to the power of podcasting. Serial, hosted by NPR’s Sara Koenig covers some crazy true crime stories. Each season, the podcast covers a different crime, and the story unfolds more during each episode until the finale. This one is a must-listen, and will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
If you are a fitness junky
Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels
You may remember Jillian Michaels from the hit series, The Biggest Loser. Now, the beloved health and fitness coach is taking over with her new podcast, Keeping It Real. In this health and wellness podcast, Michaels aims to empower, inspire and motivate her listeners to achieve a better lifestyle in all aspects. Michaels covers topics like fitness, nutrition, and even parenting and relationships. The best part is that she does this through having some all-star guest hosts, like Suze Orman, Lisa Ling, and some well known medical professionals.
If you need a clearer mind this year
Self Care IRL
2020 really taught us all the importance of self-care. Whether you practice self-care in the form of getting a mani/pedi, by doing an at-home yoga video, or even taking a nap, we need to love ourselves more in these crazy times. Thankfully, the Self Care IRL podcast, hosted by Ty Alexander covers all things self-care, as she inspires listeners to create their best wellness experiences. Alexander talks about inner growth, the purpose of life, and becoming the highest version of ourselves, by sharing her own personal experiences. We are here for this one!
If you want to be inspired
Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
Okay, but how much do you really know about personal finance and all things money. You don’t have to have an MBA to be well versed in these topics! Thankfully, Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life makes it much easier to understand subjects like personal finance and investing. Hosted by Laura Adams, the podcast offers bite sized episodes that will inspire you to grow your bank account, all while teaching you some incredibly valuable lessons in finance! Where do we sign up?
If you just need a laugh
Call Her Daddy
You’ll want to make sure you have headphones in for this one! Call Her Daddy may be one of the raunchiest podcasts out there, but if you are in need of a laugh (or some inspiration in the bedroom), Barstool’s hit podcast hosted by Alex Cooper is for you! The show covers topics about relationships and all things love-life through some of Cooper’s own crazy experiences! Famous guests include singers Miley Cyrus and Olivia O’Brien.