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:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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?