6 Podcasts to Listen to Now

It seems like everyone and their grandmother has a podcast these days.  There are so many different ones out there covering a wide variety of topics.  It seems endless, really, the amount of podcasts available to us.  Sorting out your favourites can take time.  I’ve tried to listen to a few simply because of popularity, but stopped because I didn’t like the way the host(s) spoke.  I know it’s petty but if you’ve committed to an hour or more, you have to not be annoyed by the person speaking.

I don’t know the number of podcasts I’ve listened to over the years (there have been a lot), but these are my current favourties:

  1. The Daily – Brought to you by the New York Times, each episode focuses and reports on one current event.  The shows are between 20-30 minutes long.  I listen every morning during my commute into work.
  2. Serial Killers – I’m a true-crime junkie!!  The problem is there are so many different true crime podcasts out there to listen to, but I really like this one.  A different serial killer is profiled over two episodes and each episode is about an hour in length.  I usually have this one when I’m working from home (I just need to remember to hit pause before I make any phone calls).
  3. Crime Beat – Another true crime podcast, but this one focuses on the crime reporting of Nancy Hixt (who has been a crime reporter for Global News in Calgary for over 20 years).  The show is focused in Alberta.
  4. The Joyous Health Podcast – It was Joy McCarthy’s first book that introduced me to holistic nutrition and the wellness world.  This podcast is pretty new; they are just starting season 2.  It is co-hosted by Joy and her husband… I’ve chuckled to myself listening to their back and forth.  Each episode focuses on a wellness topic.  I’ll admit that I haven’t had a chance to listen to them all yet, but they are in the queue!
  5. Deliciously Ella – This is my go-to podcast for cardio (you are seriously missing out if you’re not doing your cardio to podcasts.  Trust me… it’s a total game changer!)  They are currently into season 4.  It is co-hosted by Ella and her husband.  The podcast does have a vegan influence, given that Deliciously Ella is a vegan brand.  They cover a wide variety of topics from environmental impacts (like the cost of fast fashion) to nutrition to mental health.
  6. The Genius Life – I’ll admit to being a newcomer to this podcast, but it has not disappointed and I’ve been hooked since my first episode.  Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods.  He covers a wide variety of topics promoting optimal health and wellness.

What are your favourite podcasts?  Any others that I should check out?

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