When I casually mention to people I love podcasts, they have no idea that I REALLY love podcasts.  And by that I mean I’m completely obsessed.  I have a huge collection and I listen to them daily.  Today, I’m sharing my  favorite podcasts that you really should be listening to.  So, grab your headphones and read on!


My Favorite Murder – Best for: True Crime Fans. 

Love true crime like me?  Let me introduce you to you your new best friends.  I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts.  A lot.  While there is nothing funny about murder, comedians and hosts, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have me laughing every episode.  Each week they tell each other one of their favorite murders and also delve into listeners hometown murders.  (Plus, their catch phrase is, “stay sexy, don’t get murdered.”)

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso – Best for: Female Entrepreneurs.

If you’ve read the book #Girlboss, you’re in for some more motivational awesomeness. This podcast is for anyone that wants to take their ideas and build something out of it. Amoruso interviews the top female, badass entrepreneurs across different industries.  They offer advice and lessons they’ve learned on their way to the top.  It’s really interesting to hear how everyone got there start.  Even CEOs had to start somewhere.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Best for: An Instant Mood Boost.

This is a fantastic companion to her book, The Happiness Project.  Like always, Rubin does not disappoint.  She chats with her sister about different ways and ideas for building good habits and a happy life.  Even if you are not familiar with her books, you’ll get something out of each episode.

Mental Illness Happy Hour – Best for: Anyone who has or knows someone with a mental illness – basically, everyone.

This is a brutally honest discussion about all different types of mental illness.  Weekly episodes explore topics relating to mental illness, trauma, addiction, and negative thinking.  The variety of guests and their stories always makes me feel like I’m listening to something new and are a reminder that no matter what you’re going through, you are not alone.  I highly recommend this for anyone who has a mental illness or knows someone that does.

The Longest Shortest Time – Best for: Parents

When I was going through the newborn phase with both of my babies, exhausted, and just trying to get through each day, I had to keep reminding myself that this won’t last forever.  The longest, shortest time describes motherhood perfectly.  This podcast is for parents everywhere.  We’ve all been there, done that, felt the struggle, laughed, cried – you name it, they talk about it.


Didn’t see anything that interests you?  Here are a few more of my favorites.

  • Sword and Scale –  Internet radio show and website covering the dark underworld of crime and the criminal justice system’s response to it.
  • Lore – Sometimes the truth is scarier than fiction.
  • Invisibilia – Explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
  • Alice Isn’t Dead – A serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale.
  • The Last Podcast on the Left – Explore the horrors of the world both imagined and real.

Did I miss some of your favorite podcasts?  I’m always looking for new ones to listen too!  Leave a comment below and share your favorite podcast.

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