15 Favorite Podcasts

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Feb 13, 2019

Sharing 15 favorite podcasts.

What did we do before podcasts?

(yeah, I know, I probably listened to more music and books on tape!)

But now that I have discovered some of my favorite podcasts, they keep me occupied on long car trips, while working on projects and while working out.

It is just another ‘listening’ opportunity.

I often see folks on Facebook asking for Podcast recommendations, so I’m sharing some of my recent favorites here. Please, share some of your favorites as well.  Several of these podcasts have a finite number of episodes and so I am always looking to fill my listening queue.

Self-Help and Motivational Podcasts:

SuperSoul Conversations

Of course, Oprah always has a wide range of motivational interviews that find a way to feed my soul.

The Next Right Thing

Emily P. Freeman’s podcast distills down the essentials of good decision making.

Simple Podcast 

the Simple Podcast is one of my favorite podcasts

Tsh Oxenreider’s podcast is for ‘people who want to live well and ignore the rest.’ Her ‘Good List’ podcasts are among my favorite.

Informational/Non-Fiction Podcasts:

What Should I Read Next

What Should I REad Next: one of my favorite podcasts

If you are like me, you are always looking for that ‘next book’…an empty nightstand is a scary thought! On a weekly basis, Anne Bogel, of Modern Mrs. Darcy blog, shares reviews from readers and makes book suggestions.

 The Splendid Table

I started listening to The Spendid Table years ago on NPR, when Lynne Rosetto-Kasper was the host. The podcast has a new host but remains an enjoyable listen for those of us intrigued by food and cooking.

Proof: by America’s Test Kitchen

Along the same lines, Proof dives in to find the ‘backstory’ of our favorite foods.

Freakonomics Radio

Each week, this podcast, presented by the author of the Freakonomics book, tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do)!

How I Built This

Each week, this podcast dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies, like Toms, Whole Foods and AirBnB.

Hardcore History 

Where to begin…Dan Carlin just has a way of bringing history to life. I plowed through his free podcasts and then paid the small fee to access some of his others and was never disappointed, in fact, always enthralled. The Hardcore History podcasts are the kind that I would look for reasons to drive and listen to them.

True Crime/Truth is Stranger Than Fiction Podcasts:

The Dropout

This podcast details the story of Elizabeth Holmes who started the company, Theranos, and raised a whole bunch of money even though she really didn’t have a product. A crazy story of how a whole bunch of smart people lost a whole lot of money.


Fair warning…a whole lot of F*Bombs in this one. I was so sad to see this one come to an end, its a captivating, though sad, story.


One of my favorite true crime podcasts

I listened to Season 1 and didn’t realize that there was a season 2 until I started writing this. The story of the organized crime-invested government of Providence, RI was compelling, so I’m excited to dive into Season 2.

Broken Harts

This one might truly break your heart… the story of 2 moms and their 6 adopted children…how appearances might not be the truth.

Fiction Podcasts:


This podcast was a drama starring David Schwimmer and detailed a government program gone awry. It made stripping, sanding and staining our deck last year as enjoyable as it ever could be. It has been made into an Amazon Prime series, which I haven’t watched.

Phew…did you make it to the end! That’s a whole lot of podcasts to listen to! Have you listened to any of them?

I hope you find one or two that interest you…and once again, please share some of your favorite podcasts. You know how much I love crowdsourcing!

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Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!


  1. Maureen

    February 13, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for the list! There are definitely a couple I will be delving in to!!

    • lynn

      February 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Hey there friend…always looking for good podcasts as well. Happy Listening!

  2. Paula

    February 14, 2019 at 6:17 am

    I am always looking for a new podcast and all but S-Town and Splendid Table on your list are ones that I haven’t listened to. My latest blog post was also on my favorite podcasts. I never listen to the radio now that I have podcasts!

    • lynn

      February 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Hey Paula…I’m definitely popping over to see which Podcasts you like since those 2 that you referenced are ones I like too. It’s always good to have an inventory of podcasts to fall back on. Thanks for popping in my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

  3. Jen Spence

    June 28, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Hey Lynn, I am also a self confessed podcast addict! And my favorite are true crime!! My hands downs favorite is My Favorite Murder and I have just recently found (and am bingeing) Crime Junkie. With MFM, I suggest you start from the beginning. In addition to the two women (Georgia and Karen) telling amazing stories, you can follow their personal journeys too. A few of my other favs are Smartless with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman and for ridiculously mindless fun – Bananas! on the Exactly Right network (same as MFM), The Moth for heartfelt stories and This American Life with Ira Glass. ENJOY!

    • lynn

      June 29, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Hey Jen! Good to hear from you. I haven’t listened to any of those podcasts, but put them on my list. Do you listen to that crazy one Cissie does? I forgot the name. Have you listened to Root of Evil? Holy Cow!!! Or Dating Game Killer? What about To Live and Die in LA? I need to do another blog post just talking True Crime podcasts!

      Have a great day!



  4. Susan Wood

    June 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    This is one of my favorites:

    • lynn

      June 29, 2021 at 3:59 pm

      Ooooh, thanks so much! We will plug it in tomorrow.

      Have a great day, my friend.




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