Podcasts To Get You Through The Day

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You’ll probably think I’ve been living under a rock when I admit this, but I didn’t know the first thing about podcasts until about a month ago (I’m clearly a grandma in this area so don’t shame me). I had the gist of it, I just wasn’t sure how you downloaded them and I sure as hell had no idea where to start in terms of what to listen to. Well, after crawling out of my ‘what’s a podcast?’ hole I’m now left wondering how I ever lived my life without them. I listen in the morning, while I’m getting ready, while I exercise- podcasts get me though the day. So if you’re a grandma like me or if you’re looking for new podcasts to listen to, here are my picks:

 

my favorite murder podcast review lifestyle blogger
I feel like there are two kinds of people. There’s the kind who don’t want to know anything about murders or those kinds of things that happen in the world, then there’s the other kind who find hearing about it fascinating- kind of like a car wreck you can’t look away from. I’ve always been interested in true crime stories but I usually don’t tell that to just anyone because sometimes people give you the “Are you a psychopath in the making?!” look. If you’re like me, this podcast is your safe haven. Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff (for some reason I love her voice?) are true crime lovers and they talk about different true crime stories in each podcast but in a completely conversational style, just like you’re chatting to a friend over coffee. Even though the subject matter seems dark Georgia and Karen are hilarious and they keep the podcast pretty light because they’re both so comedic. They don’t make light of the actual murders, they just talk about it in a way that doesn’t make everything straight up depressing. I mean, even though they’re talking about murder this podcast is ranked in the bloody comedy section so it’s really not all that dark!
 

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at home with...podcast review lifestyle blogger
This is a pretty new podcast so there aren’t many episodes but if you’re a bit (or a lot) of a nosy person then you’ll love this. The podcast follows Youtubers Anna (from The Anna Edit) and Lily (Lily Pebbles) who each week go into the home of someone they admire and they interview them, talking about their lives, homes and careers. They’ve talked to people like Lisa Eldridge (this was one of my fav podcasts) and the founder of By Terry and it’s so fascinating to hear about how people got started in their respective industries, their thoughts on the different creative industries and it’s also nice to hear a bit about their humble abodes as well- I think a person’s home says so much about them!

 

ladies who lunch podcast review lifestyle blogger
Another Youtuber-led podcast, except this time it’s with Ingrid Nilson and Cat Valdes (shoutout to anyone who used to watch Ingrid from back in her ‘MissGlamorazzi’ days like I did). Ladies Who Lunch is a podcast where Ingrid and Cat basically chat about their thoughts on a bunch of different issues, a lot of which wouldn’t normally be talked about. Although I don’t find every topic to be particularly relevant to me, I still enjoy hearing Ingrid and Cat’s thoughts and it’s always interesting if I have a different opinion on something to hear their opposing takes. This is a super chatty podcast so it’s great to listen to if you’re alone at a cafe or while you’re getting ready in the morning so you feel like you’ve got some company. Not too long ago they actually did a few podcasts dedicated to mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week and I found them to be refreshingly honest and informative while still clearing up a lot of the stigmas around mental health issues. Would definitely recommend!
What are your favourite podcasts? I’m on the hunt for new ones to listen to!

 

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52 responses to “Podcasts To Get You Through The Day”

  1. Ah must give Ladies a Lunch a listen. I really love At Home With as well. Have you listened to Emma Gannon's podcast? I'm OBSESSED with it. I think you'd really enjoy it πŸ™‚

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. Sharni says:

    I think Karen Kilgariff's voice is so soothing! I'm obsessed with MFM and I also really enjoy At Home With – especially the episode with Kate from Kate La Vie!

    Sharni // A Girl & Grey

    • Oh thank god it's not just me, I bloody love her voice even though that's such a random thing to say. Loved the episode with Kate as well, she seems so lovely!

  3. Gemma says:

    I listen while I am driving! I quit the radio and start listening podcasts. It is more fun! Thank you for sharing favorites!

  4. Cherie Koh says:

    I'm not a fan of true crime / crime so it's always strange whenever someone raves about it (like Serial, haha)! Glad you are liking podcasts though πŸ™‚ welcome! My favourite podcasts are Freakonomics and Tell Me Something You Don't Know (a gameshow type it's SO FUNNY), as well as some boring finance/tech-y ones which are more for learning hehe. I heard My Dad Wrote A Porno is super funny + very popular too.

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

  5. Excellent post! Thank you so much for these recommendations, I can't wait to listen My Favorite Murder as I love anything chatty with a soothing voice – murder story or not. If you're a fan of a well-produced crime podcast (+ with also excellent sounding soothing voice) then you got to listen to Serial! It's an award winner from a couple of years back and it started my love for podcasts. Lately I've been enjoying The Mustards by the Youtubers Jenny and David Mustard – very chatty, funny, comfy and intelligent podcast with various topics. Highly recommended!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  6. Seppy says:

    Don't judge me but .. I've never listened to a podcast before!!!! I know I know…judge away.

    I favorited "At Home With" because I bloody love Anna and Lily but I haven't gotten around to listening to an episode. I should get on that ey?!

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

  7. Joyce Pak says:

    Ooh, I've been looking for more podcasts to listen to, this list is awesome! Will have to bookmark My Favorite Murder for later on my commute home!

    http://www.charactersandcarryons.com

  8. I've never listened to a podcast in my life, but I downloaded Acast when Anna & Lily announced At Home With and have really been loving listening to them, particularly because they've chosen so many great guests. I haven't listened to them yet because they're all about an hour long, but I've subbed to The Emma Guns Show and have downloaded the episodes with Caroline Hirons, Sali Hughes & Dennis Gross and a bunch of others and I'm looking forward to listening to them when I get a chance.

    littlehenrylee.net

  9. HeyitsCherri says:

    I am the same, I have always been so in the dark with podcasts up until recently!' My favourite murder', and 'at home with' sound so good! I will definitely be giving these a listen! xx

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Gabrielle says:

    My Favourite Murder sounds beyond interesting – particularly because, like you, I'm 100% fascinated with murders/crime (both fictional and otherwise!).

    aglassofice.com
    x

  11. I love At home with as well ! You should try Hey it's ok, the podcast from the Glamour magazine it's great !
    http://afrenchgirlsthoughts.blogspot.fr

  12. Fiona Bernal says:

    Oh my gosh I want to try podcast too. Thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚

    Homed: Life in Sugar & Spice

  13. Nancy says:

    I need to start listening to podcasts. There are some good insights in them! I like to know what happen in murder cases because I want to learn about what goes on in people's minds when they're committing this kind of crime. I think I would appreciate Ladies Who Lunch. One of the podcasts in my to listen list is a cyber security news one so I'm up to date.

    https://exquisitely.me

  14. Velvet Blush says:

    I haven't watched any podcasts so far, but the one where they go and interview Lisa Eldrige sounds so interesting πŸ™‚ x

    Velvet Blush

  15. Phoebe says:

    I haven't listened to any podcasts yet but I love listening to audio files from Hay house. I have tonnes saved up ready to listen to, I just have to get into some sort of routine to listen to them. I even tried audio books which I found to be great if they were offered by the original author of the book but I really didn't like listening to a book read by a random person ( if that makes sense) Together with itunes music I think I rarely listen to the radio any more. When I get around to investigating podcasts I'll give your recommendations a try πŸ™‚

    • Ah Hay House! I love anything related to Louise Hay. Maybe try listening to them in the morning while you get ready or stretch or something like that? Just an idea!

      I've never really gotten into audio books but I don't think I'd like them read by a rando person either, that sounds so odd!

  16. Ellie Love says:

    Ich liebe es HΓΆrbΓΌcher zu hΓΆren, wΓ€hrend ich male!<3
    http://www.blogellive.com

  17. Britt K says:

    I will admit that like you I am a Gramma in the area of podcasts – I have never checked them out or really learned anything about them. That being said I am fascinated by all things crime related so I think you've sold me on where to start!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  18. Steph Spying says:

    I've heard a truck load about podcasts but I've never actually listened to any. But, reading through your comments, I'm not quite lone.

    These podcasts sound so interesting! They may just be the things that get me listening!

    Thanks! Lovely post!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

  19. Honey_R.L. says:

    I got into podcasts just recently, but My favorite murder sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

  20. oooh i'd not heard of 'at home with' before but was looking for some blogger podcasts! will listen to those on my way to work this week.

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  21. IΒ΄ve been waiting to hear at home with… for a while now, I really like Anna and Lily.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  22. alittlekiran says:

    My Favourite Murders sounds right up my effed up street, I am so excited to listen to that now! Thank you for sharing, I listen to What's The Tee with Ru Paul and Michelle Visage, Guys We ****ed and Fat Mascara. They are all really good if you have similar taste to me xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  23. Actually I happen to also have a thing for crime stories! I love crime shows and watching that Buzzfeed Unsolved Murders series on YouTube. I think I'll definitely give My Favorite Murder a shot. I've been diving deep into podcasts lately, so this was just what I needed. Thanks for sharing!

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

  24. Amy Theodore says:

    I've been getting into podcasts so much lately! Saving this post for some suggestions later πŸ™‚

    Amy // http://www.thenoiseinwonderland.com

  25. Elysha says:

    I definitely rely on podcasts for my commute! Right now I'm really into The Minimalists. Each episode is over an hour long so I often have to break them up into multiple listens since my commutes don't take that long. Will definitely check out your recs out as well. Thanks, Julia!

  26. My Fave Murder IS THE BEST! I also love Bitch Sesh – which is two comedians chatting about all the Real Housewives of….. shows. It's honestly so so funny. I'm now going to scroll through this comment section searching for more podcasts to listen to xo http://www.thehungrygraduate.com

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