I have been devoted to this column in the New York Times for forever. I love essays and hearing people’s personal stories concerning the ups and downs of loving a child, parent, or partner. This is pure bliss.
Listen here: Modern Love
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This engaging—and often inspiring—podcast is like listening and talking to your best friend. It just feels right.
Listen here: Call Your Girlfriend
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This interesting and lighthearted podcast covers everything from the myths and truths of tornadoes to the truth about the rivalry between the Hatfields and McCoys. Broken down into categories—psychology, food, sleep, and about twenty other sections—it’s no wonder this podcast is one of the top-ranking ones on ITunes.
Listen here: Stuff You Should Know
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The hosts of this podcast are best-selling writers Cheryl Strayed, who wrote Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things, and Steve Almond, who wrote Candyfreak. They field all kinds of questions from viewers and give great feedback (and empathy) in return.
Listen here: Dear Sugar Radio
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Aimed at emerging entrepreneurs, this podcast is so interesting to me even though I don’t run my own business. Host Valerie Howard gives practical tips and advice that can be used in everyday life, and her expert guests are insightful as well as successful.
Listen here: Brand Ambition
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This might be one of the most talked about podcasts, and the reason, I believe, is because it’s 100% escapism. And who doesn’t want that on a vacation?
Listen here: Serial
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Since I have two boys, I get asked questions…a lot. This podcast answers it all---even the questions I didn’t know to ask yet.
Listen here: How to Do Everything
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, launched this podcast as an extension of her latest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. She offers insight into how to tap into your creativity and live up to your dreams and potential.
Listen here: Magic Lessons
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An oldie but goodie---there’s a reason this podcast has such a huge following. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.
Listen here: This American Life