Five Inspiring Podcasts For Your Life

I’ve been late to enjoying and appreciating podcasts. After discovering my first podcast, I’ve been slow to introduce more into my routine. There is such a fantastic variety of podcasts and it can easily be overwhelming in regards to where to begin listening. It is through lists of others that I’ve been able to bring new podcasts into my regular listening routine. Today I want to share five inspiring podcasts that have become a part of my regular listening. 


As a fan of Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”, the Happier podcast was the first podcast I found. I initially binged on the episodes I had missed. Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth Craft focus each week on tips and tricks to make life happier and easier such as scheduling a power hour and creating a bedtime routine. I appreciate that each podcast is typically 25-35 minutes and is an easy listen on my  Wednesday morning commute. I always leave with a new thoughts and ideas after an episode. On a side note, I initiated my own Try This At Home series earlier in the year based off of suggestions from this podcast and plan to have it return in October.

Everybody’s Got Something

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts recently announced her new podcast Everybody’s Got Something and I knew I had to give it a listen. The title is taken from a statement Robin’s mother always stated in regards to how everyone is struggling with an issue. How does someone go through hard times and bounce back?  The podcast is intimate conversations with individuals from a variety of settings in regards to their own resilience  and story.  Episodes have included discussions with Giada De Laurentiis who shares that her family was against her decision to enter the food world. Additionally, India Arie shares how at the top of her career she had to take a four year hiatus to save herself. By sharing stories of struggle, I truly do believe others benefit and are inspired. You WILL be inspired.


Another relatively new podcast is Upstanders which is an original Starbucks series. These short stories run about 15-20 minutes and provide uplifting real life stories of ordinary individuals who are doing extraordinary things in their community. Take a listen to how a church welcomed a mosque as it was being built across the street, Other stories include how Utah has significantly decreased homelessness and how an impoverished  small town made a commitment to send their low income  high school students to college. When it feels like the world is lacking in kindness, this podcast will prove otherwise.

Real Talk Radio

Nicole Antoinette has fantastic (and sometimes 2 hour) conversations with a wide range of people including athletes, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and more. I’ve discovered individuals like Katie Lee ,who I had not heard of, and learned more about Sarah Van Bargan from the blog Yes and Yes. Guests share their own struggles with self care, doubt and how they view success and failure. As the episodes are long, this is a great podcast to listen to when cleaning the house or on a long car ride.

The Good Life Project

With a focus of helping everyone life the best life possible, there is inspiration for everyone from a variety of individuals. This twice weekly podcasts ranges from interviews with Lisa Sugar, the founder of PopSugar to the Karen Jacobsen who is better known as the voice of Siri. Episodes average 60 minutes or less and help one remember that everything truly is possible. Hoping you will find inspiration in one of these suggestions.

Do you have any must listen to podcasts? I would love if you share your favorites below.

Sheryl (5)



  1. Kerrie Wallace on September 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

    What a great list of Podcasts! Thank you, I will have to start to listen to some of these!

  2. Nellwyn on September 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I’ve been looking for some new podcasts to listen to! Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Chrissy Z. on September 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I was late in regards of podcasts as well and I agree on it being overwhelming finding the right ones to listen to. There are just so many. So I love finding new podcasts- thank you!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on September 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      It can be so overwhelming just looking at all of the podcasts. I love reading lists and suggestions and always feel if I find one on two or more lists that I need to try it. do you have a favorite right now? Hope you like at least one of these.

  4. Happiestmama on September 30, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Love listening to podcasts, these are some great ones! Thanks!

  5. Katie Arnold on September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I LOVE the Happier podcast so I may have to check out those other ones!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on September 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Happier is the one podcast I make sure to listen to each week. My Wednesdays just aren’t the same when I don’t. Hope you like some of the others I have mentioned.

  6. Brittany Dyer on September 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    This is great!

  7. Sarah Prince on September 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    One podcast that I would add to this list is Brendon Burchard’s The Charged Life. Always inspirational!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on September 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      I receive his emails but have never gone to his podcast. Thank you for the suggestion. I’m looking forward to listening to it.

  8. Amanda @ A Brownie World on September 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Oh I’m so excited you posted this! My pod casts are all sports related and I have been hoping to find some along the lines of happiness project theme! Thank you so much for this post! xo

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on September 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Awesome Amanda! I really suggest you start with Happier – but any of these are a great place to start. So glad you stopped by.

  9. Crystal Ward on September 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Love Nicole Antoniette’s podcast, but I’ll have to check out the rest! I’ve been meaning to do a post of my favorites – I’m such an addict! You might like Let It Out with Katie Dalebout and/or One Part Podcast!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on September 30, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Crystal, thank you for these suggestions – I plan on checking them out this weekend. I’m really glad I found Nicole’s podcast. Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Natalie on September 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I just started listening to podcasts so this is a great list to check out. Thanks!

  11. paulakiger on October 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Oh gosh I’m a huge Robin Roberts fan (these all sound great but hers especially does). Thanks for the recommendations!

  12. Rachel @ STCL on October 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    These all sound great! I need to check them out!

  13. Crystal @ Dreams, etc. on October 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve heard about the first one from numerous people. I need to try it out! 🙂

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