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12 Top Favorite Lifestyle Podcasts for Modern Conscious Women

And why you should become a podcast addict

2013 I was introduced to the world of podcasts. I remember being in complete awe and amazement of how incredible this resource is… Suddenly, I could get direct personal access to some of the most famous and successful people and ideas in the world… for free.

Like with anything too good to be true - I became an addict. Dopamine levels got so high I couldn’t stop listening. On the bus and on the train, while walking or doing laundry. Basically, anytime and anywhere I could. I especially loved listening to series. The first season of the Startup Podcast (Gimlet 1–14) blew my mind. For some reason, I never got into the Serial Podcast but I heard it’s truly incredible.

My podcasting addiction was so severe, I had started my own podcast… I called it ManInside Show and decided to interview men about women and relationships. I ended up interviewing more than 43 men including the famous John Gray, author of the bestseller “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

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I closed down ManInside Show because it was time to move on. But my addiction continued and I couldn’t quit. Months later I started my second podcast Girlskill — where I interview women about female success, femininity and womanhood.

But wait… this is not about me and my addiction. This is about you and why you should become an addict as well, plus the top 12 podcasts you should listen to right away!

If you’re not a podcast addict yet, you should be. Podcasting is the best, easiest and most efficient way to consume information.

For free.

The best part about listening to podcasts is that you consume information WHILE doing something else. Watching youtube videos and reading blog posts has become overrated and almost irrelevant. Although there is still so much value in video as well as written content, audio is becoming the top content consumption channel of the future.

People don’t have time to watch or read anymore. All that has been replaced by scrolling. You can’t be reading or watching anything and scrolling at the same time.

But you can be listening and scrolling.

That is the power of audio.

Have a question about… anything? Open up your Podcasts app (or your other favorite podcasting app) and type in your keyword in the search bar. I guarantee, there will be an episode about your subject in question.

Here are just a few examples:

Most popular podcasts are an interview-style format. Not a fan of interviews? No problem. There are narrative-style podcasts providing tips and discourses on every possible subject. Podcasts come in all shapes and forms: seasonal or continuous, short and long, heavily produced or amateur, Q&A and story-told, hosted by one person or many. Whatever is your preference, you will find your podcast match.

On average I listen to a podcast episode every two days while commuting ANYWHERE. I listen to them lying on the beach, doing dishes, cleaning the house, or doing mindless tasks. There is a special magic in eavesdropping on conversations between two people, especially when they’re talking sensitive subjects. I have gained insightful information, questioned my own beliefs about life and business, cried and laughed, and even played some episodes twice. It’s such an amazing FREEEEEEEE resource for anyone in the world and it’s growing daily. Even the little boy in Bangladesh who has access to wifi can now listen to Tim Ferris blab about the 4-hour workweek.

Podcasting is where you have a voice and you give a voice.

If you’re ready to get your dose of personal growth, relationships, business, philosophy, and lifestyle — here are my top 12 favorites:

  1. Girlskill — Female Success. Redefined. — a weekly podcast that provides women with the inspiration, tools, and resources to embrace their wild, feminine nature so that they can live a life of freedom, joy, and creativity by fully stepping into their female power. (hosted by me 🙋🏼‍♀)
  2. LIGHT WORK : A podcast with Desire Map author, Danielle LaPorte — girlfriend-style sermons on saving the world while staying sane, cosmic connectedness over tech addiction, self compassion and more fulfilling friendships — from Danielle LaPorte, a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100 and author of The Desire Map. How can you feel more lit up, closer to what matters without losing your edge? Tune in for Danielle’s poetic and often hilarious straight-talk on self-realization.
  3. Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel — Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin?
  4. TED Radio Hour — Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
  5. The Femsplainers Podcast by Christina Hoff Sommers & Danielle Crittenden — It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).
  6. How I Built This — Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the movements they built.
  7. Company of One by Paul Jarvis — Company of One explores what happens when businesses challenge the idea that bigger is always better. The show explores a conversation around what happens if growth isn’t the byproduct of success. It’s based on the book, Company of One (forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 15, 2019). The host, Paul Jarvis, is a writer whose work has appeared in Fast Company, WIRED, USA Today and more. He’s taught over 13,000 students through online courses and has worked with companies like Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz and Marie Forleo in design and online business consulting. The first season is 10 episodes and includes conversations with Laura Roeder, Jason Fried, Danielle LaPorte, Dan Provost, and Spencer Fry.
  8. School of Embodied Arts Podcast with Jenna WardEmotionally empowered, sensually alive, and magnetic women discuss how to live, lead, coach & embody more of their feminine nature with Feminine Embodiment Coach Jenna Ward. This podcast is for women who demand deep, vulnerable living. To us, the feminine so much more than floral skirts, love & light. It’s also about dark, messy, transformation & intimacy with all the currents of life that want to have their way with us.
  9. The Joe Rogan Experience — Free audio and video talk podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, and television host Joe Rogan. It has grown to become one of the world’s most popular podcasts, spawning a community of listeners around the globe. On August 18, 2017, it reached its 1,000th episode with Joey Diaz and Tom Segura as guests.
  10. Jordan Peterson Podcast — Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality.
  11. On Being with Krista Tippett — On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, This Movie Changed Me, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
  12. Tara Brach — Leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is author of Radical Acceptance (2003), and True Refuge (2013). Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. (IMCW), Tara shares a weekly talk on Buddhist teachings and practices.

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Femininity & Relationship Coach| CLAIMED Podcast Founder & Host girlskill.com

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