If you are social distancing or quarantining during the coronavirus outbreak, a good podcast can provide some virtual companionship, and perhaps even a chance to learn something new. We are using this time, when anxiety is high and there is an air of uncertainty, to invest in ourselves and make the most of the free time we have been now given.
Here are some of our favourite podcasts that we swear by for some much needed inspiration, self-care and positivity.
1. On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty is a motivational speaker who has taken the world by a storm. This podcast is for people who want to better themselves and don’t know how. Jay speaks eloquently and passionately about what steps you can do to keep your mind and body healthy. Listen to some fascinating and insightful interviews with some of the most inspirational people like Alicia Keys, Robin Sharma, Hasan Minhaj and many more.
2. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
The perfect podcast for when you need some guidance and positive energy. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews all designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self. The talks teach us that any problem we experience is a tool to learn to grow in being more whole and happy.
3. Your Own Magic by Racquel Mantra
Your own magic is a spiritual + soul expanding podcast, inspiring souls and every time they upload a new episode. Tune in to connect with your inner self on a deeper level and unleash your own magic.
4. The Gary Vee Audio Experience
The Garyvee Audio Experience is hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. A brilliant podcast to get energised about all opportunities that are out there to make your brand great. Even if marketing & hustle isn't your cup of tea, this still is a great podcast to get inspired and stay up to date on the latest online trends.
5. Being Boss
Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and side-hustlers. Join Emily and Kathleen as they dig into the mindset, habits and routines that help you make money doing what you love. The podcast is full of great ideas and ways to achieve your goals, with a healthy dose of realism.
6. StartUp Podcast
Planning to start a business? Or already own one? This podcast is for you! The show follows Alex Blumberg, a 15-year veteran of This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money, as he builds a small business despite having no entrepreneurship experience.This show puts a human perspective on the challenges of starting a business and is especially valuable for young entrepreneurs.
7. Without Fail
What can we learn from talking to entrepreneurs? This is the question that drives this podcast. Candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds—about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both. Alex Blumberg seeks advice from business-savvy subjects about “what worked, what didn’t, and why” in their own careers. If you're a budding entrepreneur, this podcast is worth checking out.
8. The CWC Podcast
The CWC Podcast is a podcast from Creative Women Collective (www.thecreativewomencollective.com) about entrepreneurship, being a woman and everything in between. The founder Awura speaks to 8 creative women with 8 different areas of expertise about who they are, what drives them and how this reflects in their company. Highly inspiring and a sense of girl power, we cannot recommend this podcast enough. The podcast is in Dutch.
9. Her Money
Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. Her Money by Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice. A great financial advice podcast for a specific challenges we face as women.
10. Monocle 24 Radio
Not a podcast but we love it so much that we had to include it. Full of inspiring stories on various subjects, politics, art, culture etc., M24 Radio by Monocle is absolutely brilliant. We love the weekly cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. Pick from various topics and there will be something that interests you for sure.