1. Call Your Girlfriend
Co-hosted by long-distance best-friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, Call Your Girlfriend runs as if you’re listening in to a phone call between besties! Talking about everything from pop culture to politics, you’ll feel as if you’re sat on the sofa with your friends catching up and talking about current events, fuelled by a few glasses of wine.
2. By The Book
By The Book, hosted by comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer, is a part reality show and a part self-help podcast, as the duo claims. This pair takes away the need to read and try out every self-help book yourself because this is exactly what they do! Each podcast, the pair live by the rules of a different self-help book and see which ones great, and which ones are a little less useful!
By The Book
3. Unlocking Us With Brene Brown
Research professor and New York Times best-seller Brene Brown hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, an inspirational, self-help podcast where Brown discusses ideas, stories, books, music, and more, and how they reflect the human experience. The podcast also hosts occasional guests such as the stimulating Tim Ferris and Glennon Doyle.
4. Where Should We Begin?
Where Should We Begin?, hosted by Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel, is a podcast that takes you into the intimate world of a new couple every week. Each couple is counseled by Perel, which sees her taking on subjects such as infidelity, open marriage, bad sex lives, and coming out in conservative homes. This podcast is incredibly interesting and can potentially help you to learn about your own issues in your relationship.
Where Should We Begin?
5. Table Manners
Singer Jessie Ware and her mother, Lennie, co-host a hilarious, comforting, and undeniably compelling podcast, seeing the duo host celebrity guests such as Raymond Blanc and Emilia Clarke for dinner at Ware’s London home. The podcast makes you feel as if you’re actually sat around the table having a chat and dinner with Ware, her mother, and celebrity guests!
6. Modern Love
Modern Love, hosted by Daniel Jones and Miya Lee, is a podcast that accompanies The New York Time’s Modern Love personal essays on love and intimate relationships. The duo read and discuss the essays, with topics from intimate first kisses to hard break-ups, as well as interview celebrity guests such as Sarah Paulson and Zawe Ashton.
7. Happier With Gretchen Rubin
Hosted by the best-selling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin, Happier is a podcast all about self-help, improving quality of life, life hacks, and relationships. Taking on topics from de-cluttering to manifestation, this is your go-to life improvement podcast!
8. Death, Sex & Money
Hosted by journalist Anna Sale, Death, Sex & Money is a podcast that asks big questions and covers all kinds of specific topics in interviews with celebrities, experts, and non-famous people, of course, focusing on the themes of death, sex, and money. Episodes range from one-night stand stories to police violence, so this podcast certainly unpacks a lot!
9. Magic Lessons
Magic Lessons, hosted by the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Big Magic, and more, Elizabeth Gilbert, is a podcast centered around creativity. In particular, Gilbert discusses unlocking creative potential and overcoming road-bumps on the journey to becoming a successful creative. Gilbert also hosts inspiring guests such as Brene Brown and Mark Nepo.
Now you know some of the best podcasts out there, in a variety of niches, it’s time to tune in to one that sparks your interest and enjoy – try not to get too obsessed!