If you aren’t listening to podcasts already, you should start. Podcasts allow you to learn something new, be entertained or connect with your favorite influencers.
The best part is that unlike blogs, books or videos, you can listen to a podcast while doing other things. It’s easy to throw on earbuds and listen to an episode while in the car, washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning or exercising.
One of our favorite times to listen to podcasts is on a road trip. My hubby and I both load up our phones with our favorite shows, wait until the girls are sleeping or watching a show, and then push play.
So if you are new to podcasts or just looking for shows to add to your queue, here is my list of the best podcasts you should check out. I’ve included a variety of show types from business to self-improvement to health to parenting.
- Business Boutique
The Business Boutique is a growing community of women who are making money doing what they love. In each episode, business coach and Ramsey Personality Christy Wright takes a deep dive into topics like marketing, selling, social media and profits.
- The Purpose Show with Allie Casazza
I believe in John 10:10, that we are called to abundant life, and I know mothers are NOT excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, minimalism, and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in motherhood.
- Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
How do I start an online business? Grow my email list to thousands of subscribers? Sell more and grow faster? These are just some of the big questions that leading online marketing strategist, Amy Porterfield, digs into.
- Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, the country’s trusted authority on parenting, teens, & children’s health, offers practical insights to help parents simplify.
- The Chalene Show
The Chalene Show is life coaching, personal development, nutrition, exercise, focus, faith, family & fun all rolled into one! Want to be happier, healthier and more organized? This is your podcast.
- Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Automation, outsourcing, crowdsourcing, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, niche sites, social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, online courses, affiliate marketing, getting things done and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to crush it with your online business.
- The Ziglar Show
Host Kevin Miller and co-hosts continue Zig Ziglar’s legacy by bringing you today’s top influencers and deciphering what brought them from “zero to hero”. What do they attribute their early desire to? What did they have to do to grow that desire? How did they overcome the challenges of their lives? Listen and get massively awakened, inspired and equipped to move beyond your current reality.
- Working Christian Mom with NJ Rongner
The Working Christian Mom podcast is a perfect mix of practical advice, encouragement and inspiration. Join her as she walks out her faith, loves her family well and thrives at work.
- Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger
Beth Anne from brilliantbusinessmoms.com interviews mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business. Mom bloggers, etsy shop owners, photographers, and designers are just a few of the creatively brilliant moms featured here. Whether you’re brand new to online business, an old pro, or just beginning to think about earning an income online, the Brilliant Business Moms podcast has got you covered!
- The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show is about real life and how it revolves arou
nd money. Dave Ramsey teaches you to manage and budget your money, get out of debt, build wealth, and live in financial peace. Managing your money properly will reduce stress, improve your marriage, and provide security for you and your family.
- Simply Life on Purpose with Kelsey Van Kirk
I believe that you were created to do life differently – to live free, focused and on purpose, both for your good and for God’s glory. But the choice is yours: will you settle for less than the life you were created to live, or will you dare to do life differently…to live on purpose in your faith, marriage, motherhood and everything else in between?
- 48 Days to the Work You Love Internet Radio Show by Dan Miller
Join Dan Miller every week for the “48 Days To The Work You Love” Internet Radio Show. Dan is the nation’s leading authority on work, career and business start-up. This Show consistently sits in the top 50 under the Business category in iTunes, and is often at #1 under Careers.
- Elevation with Steven Furtick
This is the weekly podcast of Elevation Church led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Furtick is the most incredible preacher I’ve ever heard, and his sermons are sure to change your walk with the Lord.
- The Jennifer Allwood Show: How to Create a Beautiful Home and Build a Creative Business
Welcome to the Jennifer Allwood Show! Listen in for business strategies and interviews with small business experts to help you build a business and a life that you love. It’s my hope that you will find encouragement every single time you listen!
- Creative Slide with Jon Acuff
Author Jon Acuff explores the creative risks we take and pass on with other authors, artists, and entrepreneurs. My favorite episodes are when Jon talks about a concept from one of his books; he is so funny.
- Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt
Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. Discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.
- DAIS with Rachel Hollis
A bold conversation with fellow business powerhouses that provides the listener with real-life tangible takeaway. Rachel is the author of the book, Girl, Wash Your Face, and makes you feel like she’s your best friend with her down-to-earth personality
- Dr Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology. Her research and resources help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior. (Though the description sounds really nerdy, the episodes are so interesting. Dr. Leaf talks about how different behaviors and actions affect your brain. Plus, the episodes are short.)
- God-Centered Mom
Life is messy. Some days (some hours) are harder than others. Heather MacFadyen interviews guests about staying God-centered in a shaky mom world. Hearing vulnerable moments and examples of God’s faithfulness in the past, helps you, the listener, build firm faith foundations for the future. Reminding us of our position–centered in God’s presence and love.
- The Brendon Show with Brendon Burchard
Go behind the scenes with Brendon, the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures in the world, as he speaks to 20,000 people in arenas, coaches celebrities, helps his students, and reaches millions of people every week with his message for how we can all live, love and matter.
- Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller
If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a Story Brand Podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller brings you practical advice about clarifying your message and growing your business.
- At Home with Sally
Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where a woman conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration to cultivate such a life.
- Hello Mornings with Kat Lee
The Hello Mornings podcast with Kat Lee and Heather MacFadyen features interviews with Bible Study, planning and fitness experts to help you build a simple, yet powerful morning routine. We also discuss the latest habit building research and share stories from women our HelloMornings.org community.
- The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman
For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you’re in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you’ve ever searched “how to make a decision” on the internet, listen in.
These are several of my favorite podcasts, but what am I missing?
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
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