best podcasts

I’ve shared some of my favorite podcasts of 2016 and 2017 before, but I haven’t posted about podcasts in a little bit, and if you follow me on Instagram you know I’m always looking for the latest and greatest.

Best of all, don’t forget that all of these podcasts are totally free in the podcast app on your phone!  Let’s get into some current favorites –

Slow Burn | My mom actually recommended this podcast and it is fascinating. I was in early elementary school when Clinton was President, so I obviously was unaware of so much during that time.  Regardless of your age or generation, this is worth a listen.

ColdI heard about this podcast from following other bloggers online and quickly became addicted.  It’s centered around the 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell in Utah, and the story is wild and heartbreaking.  If you are interested in true crime stories, you’ll quickly binge this one.

Happier in Hollywood | The slogan of this podcast is, “A podcast about how to be happier, healthier, saner, more creative, more successful, and more productive in a back-biting, superficial, chaotic, unpredictable, and fundamentally insane world.”  LOVE IT.

Second Life | I just discovered this podcast and am loving it!  The host is Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear, and she interviews all kinds of inspirational and successful women.  I loved the episode with the Foster sisters and also Busy Phillips!

Happier w/ Gretchen Rubin | This podcast was my avenue for discovering Happier in Hollywood.  Two sisters host this show about finding ways to be happier in our everyday lives, and some of their tips are so simple yet brilliant.  Gretchen’s sister, Liz, is the co-host of Happier in Hollywood!

Jen Gotch is ok SometimesI love Jen Gotch’s realness on Instagram, so when I heard she had a podcast I immediately subscribed.  Her discussions on mental health and vulnerability will both make your heart hurt yet laugh so hard.  She’s a gem.

Getting Curious | I’m one of the many who watched Queer Eye and instantly fell in love with Jonathan Van Ness.  If you love him on your TV, you’ll equally love listening to him host all kinds of intelligent people for deep conversations on government policies, current events and thought-provoking dialogues.  He really is such a bright light, hunny!

Dr. Death | WOW WOW WOW.  Having listened to medical and hospital jargon since I was born, this podcast blew. My. MIND.  To think that someone this ill-prepared and unskilled could get so far as to operate on so may people is beyond upsetting. BEYOND UPSETTING.  Addictive and binge-worthy listen.

Goal DiggerI’ve known Jenna Kutcher for several years now, and I always knew she would do big things.  She began her influential career as a photographer (and is beyond talented), and now she has carved out a space to have big conversations about marketing, social media, self-love and entrepreneurship.  I was fortunate to be interviewed by her here, and she has so many amazing conversations on her podcast! A big inspiration.

Are you a podcast lover? I’d love to hear what you’ve been listening to lately!  Thanks so much for reading and sharing – XO –

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12 thoughts on “Favorite Podcasts of 2018

  1. If you want to literally laugh until you cry, then you must listen to The Popcast by Jamie Golden and Knox McCoy. They are smart and quick witted and absolutely delightful. They do recaps of The Bachelor along with “deep dive” discussions of classic movies, however their recent episode called The No’s of Marriage had me covering my mouth in an attempt to not snort laugh while listening at work. They are both from the Birmingham, AL area and if nothing else, you’ll appreciate the sound of some good ol’ southern accents.

  2. I love the Simple Sophisticate by Shannon Ables, of The Simply Luxurious LIfe, and What Should I Read Next by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy.

    2 others that I listen to from the NY Times are The Argument which comes out once a week and The Daily.

  3. I love Juli at Paleomg. She cracks me up! Also Rachel Hollis on the Rise podcast. Also Sarah and Kurt on the The Health Code.

  4. Thanks for the great suggestions Kathleen! I have been on the hunt for a fashion podcast that talks about latest trends (what’s big on the runways, what is trickling down) anything come to mind? If not there is clearly a gap for someone completely hilarious and insightful to start their own podcast 😉

  5. Thank you for sharing your review on Slow Burn! I keep looking at it but haven’t decided whether or not I wanted to listen to it. I just started Cold, I really like listening to true crime podcasts when I’m commuting to work. I recently finished Broken Harts & Gladiator. Both were incredible.

    Felicity |

  6. I love podcasts! seriously probably my favorite medium right now. I’m fortunate that i can listen while at work. Some of my absolute favorites are:
    Hysteria- smart and funny women discussing current events
    Rose Cast– a great dynamic duo of two men discussing the Bachelor
    Throwing Shade– all about women’s and LGBTQ issues and they are hilarious. Perfect combo of funny but pertinent topics
    Keep It– pop culture, politics, current events. Love this one

  7. You should check out Crime Junkie! It’s is so good! Ashley Flowers is a great storyteller and you can tell she really digs to find great info on cases. In the Dark is also good and season 2 features a story straight outta MS.

  8. I’m listening to “Over My Dead Body” about a true life murder. There are six episodes and only 4 are available now. It is brought to us by Wondery ( The same people who produced Dirty John and Dr. Death). Also, I love” Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend”. Each week he interviews a celebrity and he is always funny! I love Howard Stern’s long form interviews. Although one has to subscribe to Sirius to hear him, his interviews are long and super fascinating. He can always get some new, interesting information out of his guests!

    1. Ok I just started that and so far I am INVESTED. I’ve always wanted to listen to Howard Stern but I don’t have Sirius! I love Andy Cohen there as well! Great recs, thank you!

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