6 Podcasts that make me think

6 Podcasts to make you thinkI was so excited about the response to my first podcast roundup, that I couldn’t wait to get part two together! I love that I had the chance to introduce some of you to new shows, and to see that so many of us have similar favorites!

The podcast I’m listening to at the moment always depends on the mood I’m in or what I’m doing at the time. The ones that I’m listing in today’s roundup always come in handy when I’m at work trying to get through the day and need something interesting to add to the mix. I love that they each offer different voices and life perspectives.

Things that make you go hmmm.

6 Podcasts to make you think

Black Girl in Om

If you’re looking for some serious self-care conversations, the occasional guided meditation and thoughts on wellness and soulful mental care, start here. Listening to this podcast has become a part of taking care of myself. It makes me feel good and fresh and healthy, like how you feel after eating a heathy meal.

Favorite episode: Five Challenges on our Self-Care Journeys

On Being

There’s no short of insightful topics and complex issues in the episodes of this show. Tackling everything from how we process emotions to how entertainment reflects and moves life around us, On Being talks about it all.

Favorite episode: The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

Modern Love

Remember when tons of bloggers participated in that cute questionnaire that promised to make anyone fall in love with you? That all originated with Modern Love, a New York Times column that has become one of my favorite podcasts. This show explores all of the many ways love, romance and relationships of all kinds impact and shape our realities.

Favorite episodes: Broken, Not Bound

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I’ve only recently started listening to this gem of a show. Invisibilia digs deep into the “invisible” things that guide us through life like emotions, beliefs and and our ideas. From our darkest thoughts to things slightly closer to the surface, Invisibilia talks about it all, in ways that make you rethink what you thought you knew.

Favorite episode: Flip the script

Love & Radio

I don’t listen to Love & Radio often, but I’m not disappointed when I do. My favorite episode, listed below, is one that’s blow up and made quite a splash and was how I first found the show. The episodes never end the way I think they will!

Favorite episode: The Living Room

The Lively Show

I’ve been a fan of, written about and share favorites from the Lively Show since it launched. Whether I’m listening to shorter episodes with Jess or longer interviews with creatives on everything from food to work/life balance, I always end the episode feeling full.

Favorite episode: How to Eat Intuitively During the Holidays With Isabel Foxen Duke

Be sure to let me know in the comments if you listen to any of the shows above, or if you have any other favorites! Happy listening.



  1. August 31, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I loooove Invisibilia. Thanks for the other recs! If you’re ever looking for something fun & frivolous, I recommend The Shepod.

  2. September 11, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Podcasts are a great alternative to the radio – which seems to play the same music, with commercials. Thank you for the recommendations! I’m excited to try “Modern Love”.

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