Podcasts to Try This Year
Podcasts are my go-to when I need to chill and de-stress. You will see that I have a vast selection of podcast choices. From true crime to faith based podcasts. I just love learning and hearing different perspectives. Every podcast listed below I have been listening to for years now. They are my favorites and ones I think everyone should give a try at least once. Here we go!
The School of Greatness
What: This podcast is all about ways you can become the best version of yourself. Lewis interviews experts in different fields including doctors, psychologists, physical trainers, authors, celebrities, and so much more to share their stories and expertise in a certain area.
Why: I have learned so many life lessons from this podcast. The guests Lewis has on challenge me to think in ways I haven't thought before and truly make me step back and view situations in a different way. I still remember one guest he had on who talked all about the art of listening. I still use tips from that specific episode to this day. Good stuff!
Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson
What: The Girl's Night podcast is centered around faith, friendship, relationships, and living life to the fullest. She talks about things going on in her life that are very relatable and she typically interviews authors, speakers, and just amazing people who are experts in one area. Some topics include: How to Have More Meaningful Friendships, What To Do When You Faith No Longer Feels the Way It Used To, For the Girl Who Thought She Would Be Married By Now, Big Life Decisions, and so much more!
Why: It truly does feel like a girl's night every time I listen to this podcast. Stephanie has a very soothing and calming voice, and she's also really fun and encouraging all at the same time. A big focus for her is how to make the most of your singleness and wow, those episodes have been truly encouraging for me. She has helped me learn to make the most of my singleness instead of wallow in it. She has such a cool perspective on it that has really helped me. This applies to many other topics in life as well! I would highly recommend listening to her podcast!
Elevation Church Podcast
What: This is a church that is in North Carolina and I adore their lead pastor, Steven Furtick. This church is all about seeing what God can do through you, and Pastor Furtick is very good at making his sermons relatable yet rooted in the bible.
Why: I started listening to their sermons about 6 years ago, and WOW....I was blown away with the energy of the lead pastor. The series that they do have truly challenged my thinking, helped me grow closer to God, and have taught me so much. I love listening to this podcast on long walks or bike rides. It's just good for the soul!
The Model Health Show
What: This podcast is all about health and fitness. The host, Sean, talks about maximizing your mind and body to become your best self. Everything from sleep hygiene, nutrition, exercise science, mental health, and SO. MUCH. MORE.
Why: When I tell you this podcast has changed my life, I mean it. Sean struggled with chronic back pain for years and he was able to reverse it through nutrition and exercise. When my vestibular migraines hit in my early 20's, his podcasts made me realize that I wasn't doomed forever. Through educating myself, advocating for myself, and making lifestyle changes, I can overcome so much. I continue to learn so much from him with ever new episode he releases.
Bonus: he has a super smooth and calming voice that is heaven on earth to listen to! 👏
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
What: According to Morbid Network, "It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist." And that's truly how I would sum it up! It's a true crime podcast with some spooky stuff mixed in, but it's also informative at the same time.
Why: The hosts feel like your two best friends telling you stories for hours and hours. They're knowledgable, fun, entertaining, and they are amazing advocates for others. Some people may shy away from the topic of true crime, but I have always found it to be interesting and helpful to stay informed. These two are amazing at sharing others' stories and informing the public at the same time.
Dear Chelsea: Chelsea Handler
What: Chelsea Handler is a comedian who tells it like it is, uses common sense, and is just hilarious to listen to. On this podcast she talks with guests on topics including dating, being coachable, two-day pity parties, and the best relationships in history...and all kinds of fun stuff!
Why: Chelsea Handler is one of my favorite people. I love how she just tells it like it is, and you don't have to guess what she's thinking. It's like she's the big sister I never had when I listen to this. If you see me in my car by myself just randomly laughing, I'm probably listening to her podcast. Just sayin. 🤷🏼♀️
Crime Junkie: A True Crime Podcast
What: This is another true crime podcast where the host, Ashley Flowers, picks one crime to tell from beginning to end. It's factual and Ashley and her cohost have a great way of telling a story in a factual way that is easy to follow and draws you in.
Why: The hosts are from my home state of Indiana, so I started listening to it pretty much for that reason...not going to lie. After one episode, I was hooked. Can some of the episodes be a little spooky? Yep. But at the same time I think it's valuable to become informed on the topic. I also enjoy some the other podcasts they have created too, so be sure to check those out!
Behind the Scenes- Jeremy and Audrey Roloff
What: Jeremy and Audrey Roloff have a mission to encourage, uplift, and guide couples to beat the 50% and have relationships and marriages that are full of intention, fun, and are Christ-centered.
Why: Well I used to watch the show these two were on called Little People, Big World, and when they made their exit, I found out they had this podcast and couldn't help but listen. Even though I'm not married, I have found their podcast to be so enriching and helpful for the future. I have learned so much from them and have gained a ton of valuable advice, traditions, and information that I will carry with me into my future. ❤️
Some Other Good Ones...
How to Fail
Feel Better, Live More
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
The Money with Katie Show
The Bible in a Year
Truly, if you do a good Google search on podcasts or search the app you use and look through some topics that interest you- you will definitely find some that are intriguing. Every once in a while, I'll do a new search and find some new ones to listen to. No matter what, there’s always a new podcast out there to listen to!