Podcasts that Help: Recent Finds While Binge Subscribing

Since the internet and I have had such a hard time lately, I’ve turned full throttle to it’s distant cousin – The Podcast.

Any menial task with an excellent podcast pair quite well together. But, finding a good podcast can be tricky. For me, the following rules must apply before I subscribe:

  1. If it’s a women’s podcast, the following words cannot be used redundantlyLove. Fave. Amazing. I fall into it too, but it seems that many women have a hard time finding words that extend beyond these three. If it’s too sugar coated in the first five minutes, I’m out. I need to believe what she’s saying and every guest/recipe/belief cannot be that adored on the same level.
  2. No Shaming – This applies across all genres. Whether it’s about Jesus, life-coaching, political (actually, I don’t think I listen to anything political), anything that involves information and help – shame cannot be apart of the content.
  3. Must Be Engaging – It needs to be fun. I don’t have a lot of time. If something is going to traverse through my headspace, it needs to be worthwhile. It must be compelling and meaningful. Otherwise, it just won’t stick. And, I need things to stick right now.

 

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So, the other night, I sat curled up on the couch – phone in hand – and typed in random words. Totally random.

Grace

Growth

Faith

Truth

Hacking

Motherhood

Story

Introverted

… and on and on. It was so much fun and I found lots of podcasts. Side note: Google anything “INFJ”. The results are beyond delightful. I didn’t take time to listen to the ones that seemed worthwhile, so I subscribed on the spot and sifted through them later on the drive to and from work. Some I unsubscribed on the spot (mostly because of Rule #1), but others have been worthwhile.

Here is my shortlist.

 

sheThrives

She Thrives Radio – This is the exception to the rule. Taylor is a delight. While she does use the words LOVE and AMAZING, she says them while being her genuine self. Her advice is honest and applicable. There have been several episodes that have given me the outlook that I needed for the day/week. And, while she is a wellness coach, her advice is grounded in real life, not pie-in-the-sky positive type, thinking. Warning – her podcast warrants the “E” label for legitimate reasons. I, however, tend to laugh out loud when she tells her audience to just eat the f***ing cookie.

Favorite Episode Thus Far: 

SELF-CONFIDENCE: THE 3 THINGS KEEPING YOU FROM HAVING IT RIGHT NOW

 

youBrew

You Brew You: This a great podcast about women who love Jesus, in all walks of life, listening to each other and learning what’s going on deep beneath the surface. Something I appreciate is that they start the show by saying “How are you, how are you?” – meaning, how are you really? And not just on the surface level. Hosted by Kari Lessner and Kim Thompson, the discussions are engaging and meaningful. And, each episode introduces a woman in her current walk with Jesus and how she is living that out. This is not cookie cutter religious. These are women finding out what their lives mean in their space on the planet.

Favorite Episode Thus Far: 

Healing and Empowering through Community at the Magdalene House, Austin with The Rev. Beth Magill

 

JoyJunkie

The Joy Junkie Show: Oh my. Joy Smith is a treat and a wild ride. This is another podcast that rightly earns the expletive badge but one that is worth listening to. So many episodes speak to what I’ve needed to hear lately. From deciphering between your inner critic and your gut to ending people-pleasing, this gal has got it.

Favorite Episode Thus Far: 

WHO’S TALKING? MY INNER CRITIC? OR MY INTUITION? HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE


**Do you have a recommendation that you’d like to share? What have you been listening to lately? What’s giving you life? Please leave a comment below!

 

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