Podcast Obsession: 11 Podcasts to Keep you Entertained and Inspired

Podcasts have been around for a very long time, Apple’s podcast app first appeared on the iPod in 2005 and no one really knew what to do with it. Like many people of my generation, I lost my podcast virginity to Serial, the murder investigation that tried to figure out where a high-school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. It’s the podcast that got people’s attention and made them consider a new source of media, and search for more.
If you haven’t yet jumped on the podcast bandwagon, it’s time to start! More and more I am clicking on my podcast app instead of listening to music. It’s the perfect way to pass the time while working, exercising or just trying to get from A to B.
Just like movies, books, and of course music, podcasts come in all sorts of genres and deepening on my mood I like many different types. Read on for a list of my current favorites featuring everything from life advice, interviews, news and murder mysteries, too!



The Skinny Confidential Podcast

Starting with my all-time favorite right here. Lauryn Evarts is a big time blogger and along with her entrepreneur husband Michael, they answer questions about blogging, entrepreneurship, relationships, travel, marketing and social media! They’re no fluff advice is exactly what I like to hear and the guests they have on the show are always incredibly interesting and insightful.

  • #10 How to use social media properly, making money on the internet, how to determine success.
  • #67 Be Well By Kelly, Kelly LeVeeque- on Celebrity Weight Loss Secrets, Diet tips, and How To Stay Full Longer
  • #80 Julie Solomon, The Influencer Podcast- Personal PR in the Digital Space


That’s So Retrograde

The podcast that will help you to discover your best self and inner hippy. Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari love green juice, a good palm reading session, and guided meditation. I’m not overly into any of these things but still, find it a get podcast to listen to and relax with.

  • A Pod For The Defense with Sophia Bush
  • Fall Into Wisdom
  • Fascia Week



Hang out with the gals in this celebrity-driven podcast hosted Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek, and Becca Tobin. No subject is off limits when each week, a celebrity guest joins the girls for an honest and hilarious look at what life is like in Hollywood.


  • Whitney Port
  • Lea Michele
  • Nastia Liukin


Best for Motivation & Inspiration:

If you’re looking for some inspiration in your life and career look no future than the following.

The Tim Ferris Show

With nearly 300 episodes since 2014, Tim Ferris is a self-experimenter and bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. He digs deep into tools and tricks in all aspects of life, with the help of incredible guests.


  • Seth Godin
  • Scott Adams
  • Sophia Amoruso


The GaryVee Audio Experience

He’s an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger and no bullshit speaker. This podcast includes a mix of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business and interviews. If you need a kick up the butt in your business or career give it a listen!


  • The Top 5 Call-In Questions from #AskGaryVee
  • A Keynote: Relentless 2017
  • A Rant: Overnight Success


The Tony Robbins Postcast

“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?” In Tony’s podcast, he shares his strategies and tactics to help you achieve massive results in business, relationships, health, and finances.


  • Why you will never earn your fortune | Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk on building wealth, growing a business and finding gratitude
  • Jordan Harbinger on social influence | How human behavior and social conditioning influence our actions and reactions
  • Airbnb & The Art of Resilience | How a flexible strategy and strong perseverance built a $30B company


Most Interesting Interviews:

All of the podcasts I have mentioned above host great interviews with various interesting people, but there are two others I love that need to be singled out in their own category.

The Joe Rogan Experience

Joe Rogan is a comedian, actor and sports commentator. Typically not my thing, but some of the guests he has had on his podcast are totally worth the listen.


  • #947 – Ron Miscavige – the father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige and former member for over 40 years.
  • #835 – Louis Theroux
  • #472- Shane Smith –  CEO of VICE Media
  • #707- Micheal Dowd- Former NYPD officer and known from the documentary The Seven Five about him and his partner’s long list of crimes when serving the NYPD
  • #1021- Russel Brand
  • #960- Steve-O


Anna Farris is Unqualified

Basically, Anna is one crazy and funny and, funny and crazy woman. She uses her celebrity power to get some VIP guests on her show to ask them random and wonderful questions.


  • 18: Olivia Munn
  • 23: Chelsea Handler
  • 48: Seth Rogen
  • 88: Emma Roberts
  • 90: Elizabeth Olsen


Mystery & Suspense:

If you’re looking for the next Serial, you may get sucked into the podcasts below. I just finished Dirty John and I’m now listening to A Killing On the Cape which just might be my favorite yet. I can’t get enough of them!
Descriptions are taken from iTunes podcast store.

Dirty John

“Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.”
So much suspense until the end, when all questions are eventually answered.

Hanging: The Mysterious Case of the Boy in the Barn

“A sheriff’s deputy. His 10-year-old son. A bitter custody battle. A haunting death. Was it suicide? Or something more sinister? Twenty-five years later, authorities decided to take a closer look. So did Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek. Join her on a whirlwind journey from Silicon Valley to Oklahoma’s cowboy country as she explores a brutal question: How did a 10-year-old boy end up hanging on the family farm?”

A Killing On the Cape

“It was a crime that rocked an idyllic seaside town in Cape Cod — the 2002 murder of Christa Worthington, who was found stabbed to death with her 2-year-old daughter, unharmed at her side. What came next was a three-year search for her killer that would involve unorthodox steps by police, a lengthy list of potential suspects, and an entire town under suspicion. Christa’s trash collector, Christopher McCowen, would eventually be convicted of the crime, but his trial would raise questions about the evidence, investigative methods, and whether racial prejudice played a role. Now, ABC Radio and “20/20” take a look at all the evidence and for the first time ever, hear directly from Christopher McCowen, to examine whether the right man is behind bars. New episodes post-Wednesday mornings.”

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    Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial
    November 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I still need to get into podcasts haha. Some of these sound really interesting!

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    November 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

    I absolutely love podcasts, and this is a great list! I love “How I Built This” from NPR, “Women Killing It!” (I was featured on an episode in July!), and “Goal Digger!”
    Tori || Victori Media

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    Tilley Hanson
    November 10, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Oh pinning this for my next long car ride! I still haven’t even listened to serial thought…embarrassed!

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    November 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Such great podcasts! I’m a true crime fan so my go-to podcast is called My Favorite Murder and I always recommend it for other true crime fans too! It’s funny and I always end up learning something new.

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    November 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

    These all sound soo good! I definitely will be trying some of these out! Yay!

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    Nicole Booz
    November 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

    This is a great list! I don’t listen to as many podcasts as I would like – I’m making notes to listen to these!

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    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    November 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I totally bookmarked this. I love listening to podcasts while I work. 🙂

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