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10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017

By  La Shell Reid Hoilett

10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017

The day I discovered podcasts, was the day my life changed forever (Ok I exaggerate a little there, but it’s no lie). It’s my favorite pastime and I can find them ranging from 10 minutes to three hours long. These talkshows speak directly to you and to many, have replaced radio talks and broadcasts. So much so that networks now have downloadable podcasts to fill that gap. I love the BBC but rarely listen in real time, so it’s great that they have a podcast for almost every segment the network covers. You can find podcasts just about anywhere and there are so many it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

To make it somewhat simpler for you, I have listed  a few of my favorites. If these aren’t to your tastes, the internet has a plethora. Dig in and enjoy!

10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017

The Minimalists

One of my favorites. Simply because the presenters focus on a way of life I strive to achieve. In this podcast Joshua and Ryan examine how to be a minimalist in areas such as family, finances, things, stress, parenting and more. They also show that being a minimalist does not mean the same thing for everyone and why it’s important to never compare. They also have several books, a blog and a documentary. Pretty good stuff.

Sword and Scale

This Podcast is not for the faint of heart. These are based on true crime stories and go into finite detail of unthinkable acts perpetrated by the very people within our society. With episodes running for approximately 60 minutes, Sword and Scale does a disturbingly great job of showing that sometimes the worst monsters are real. And sometimes it’s us.

Stuff You Should Know

Can you die of a broken heart? Find out from Josh and Chuck. They explore every topic under the sun with refreshing wit and humour. Their podcast delves into the ins and outs of everyday things such as food, legislation, climate change, crime, travel etc focusing on how they work. If you’re up to some light casual listening, check in to Stuff You Should Know.

The Why Factor

This podcast falls within the realms of the BBC World Service broadcastings. It’s tagline – Why we do the things we do. It promises short clips every couple of days explaining the history, reasoning and science behind everyday things. The hands episode was pretty insightful.

 Generation Why

Aaron and Justin visits the world’s most well known (such as the O.J Simpson and Casey Anthony trials) and sometimes deeply hidden conspiracy theories, crimes, mysteries, disappearances and many of the world’s anomalies. There are often guest hosts who brings a fresh feel to the podcast and they are refreshingly objective on their posts. They provide a holistic view and the episodes are very thorough and educational. Mental illness is often discussed with great understanding (I talked about my fear of mental illness here) and because I know so little about it, the information is invaluable. This is one such episode which shows the effects of mental illness on not only an individual, but an entire family and society as a whole.

10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017

Food Stuff

You can find the likes of Bloody Marys, yogurt and fried chicken inside these juicy stories. This podcast will introduce you to the culture, science and history of the food we eat and enjoy every day. You’d be surprised (and sometimes less enthused) at the bizarre treatments and fascinating processes our most coveted foods go through before they reach to our plates. Bon Appetit!

Criminal

Presenter Pheobe Judge gives a gripping episode which doesn’t focus on the blood and gore of crimes, but more so around crime and the people who commit, partake in or are victims of them. This podcast, although running for a short 30 minutes, uses exceptional reporting and expert interviews providing clarity on the effects of even one bad decision and why it’s so easy for all of us to make them. Money Tree was my first Criminal episode and it dealt with identity theft. You would be shocked out of your mind at what happens.

Death, Sex and Money

Here we listen to people from across the globe. These interviews discuss their experiences with love, sex, faith, money, success, hard times and more. We don’t often times see celebrities and billionaires as real people, but in this podcast you can peer through a small window of their lives. Mahershala Ali in this episode talks about faith, love and success. Loads of admiration here.

50 Things That Made Modern Economy

Do you know when the clock was invented and how it has affected our lives since then? Do you know what Cuneiform is? These things all relate to our economy, but how? This BBC podcast examines the inventions, technology and ideas which create the economic world we live in today. Tune in to these 10 minute episodes on your way to work or while doing the dishes for an endless supply of useful information.

10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017

Casefile

Another true crime podcast that showcases the many ways in which fact is scarier than fiction. If you are into details, this is the podcast for you. The episodes can run for more than two hours and sometimes takes me days to get through one of them, but they are so worth it. Australian presenter Brad, presents a new case with each episode (they sometimes have 2 and 3 part episodes like this one) exploring the conspiracy, unbelievable and strange. I love this one because they feature many Australian cases which you would hardly ever come across.

There are tons more out there so I’d keep updating this list as we go along. Enjoy!

 

Do you have any favorites? What are you listening to right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S ~ Have you checked out my post on Minimalism yet?

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  Comments: 35

35 responses to “10 Awesome Podcasts for 2017”

  1. Marissa says:

    This is great! I’ve been needing new podcasts to listen to.

  2. Alya says:

    Thanks for these, will be sure to check them out! I recently started to listen to podcasts and now prefer them over music while working out! Love How I Build This, http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this
    Why Not Now and TED radio hour.
    Hope you enjoy my blog, http://alyabuzz.com/ and follow too!

  3. Becca Hurst says:

    Great suggestions!

  4. Antonia says:

    These sound like such good choices! Can’t wait to check a few of these out!

  5. Whitney says:

    This is awesome! I love podcasts!

  6. Wonderful suggestions!! I love The Minimalists, as well! I am inspired to listen to all of these.

  7. I love podcasts, and am always looking for great new ones. I didn’t know about ANY of these, and i’ve now downloaded several of them. thanks!

  8. kaori says:

    I was thinking of the minimalists as I opened the post! They’re at the top of my list for sure. I absolutely love the minimalists’ podcast. There advice is such a no-nonsense/pragmatic approach to minimalism which I find so easy to digest. Have you read their blog post on retirement? It tipped me over the edge and convicned me to start investing 🙂

  9. Pamela says:

    Great list! I can’t wait to check out Food Stuff, sounds awesome.

  10. I love podcasts! These are some great ones!

  11. Chevelle says:

    I’m such a huge fan of podcasts right now! One of my faves is Stuff You Should Know. I always find a tidbit of knowledge whenever I listen in. Great list!

  12. Courtney CJ says:

    As much of a podcast junkie I am, I have never heard of these! This is probably because I stay in the blog / personal development realm but I’m definitely open to seeing what else is out there. Thanks for the recommendations!

  13. Kelli Bailey says:

    I’ve also been super into listening to podcast lately… actually just wrote a post about it and used the same picture!! Haha here’s mine for some more recommendations – https://dailylifeofdenley.com/2017/08/01/top-3-favorite-podcasts/

    Can’t wait to dive into this list! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. christine says:

    it looks like we have very similar tastes when it comes to podcasts! true crime ones are my favorite, especially criminal. LOVE IT. there are a few on this list that i don’t listen to, so i will need to check them out. thanks for putting this together!

  15. I just got into 2 Dope Queens after people in the office were raving about the hosts. This is a great list. I think it’s maybe time to expand my listening. Thank you!

  16. Collette says:

    Thanks for doing these reviews and sharing! I need to check out some new ones because I am always looking for more podcasts during my long drive.

  17. Kayla says:

    Love this list! Always looking for new podcasts to check out! I hope you’ll check out ours as well!

  18. Sara says:

    Great list! Have you tried How I Built This? It’s very inspirational!

  19. Great list! I love true crime, I’ll definitely be checking out Sword and Scale and Casefile. Thanks for the great recommendations!

  20. Paige says:

    Hey! Love this post, was just looking into new podcasts to listen to! I’m currently loving it’s happening with Nicole and joey, it’s hilarious!

  21. Catherine says:

    What do you listen to your podcast on or maybe where? I’ve never listened to podcasts before but I love true crime and those sound really interesting.

    • I use Google Play as my streaming service for music and so. So that’s where I download most of them. If not, I downloaded the Podcast Addict app and searched for my podcasts there. There are a number of podcast downloaders. Do a quick Google search and you’d find alot! Hope you get on the wagon soon! You won’t be disappointed.

  22. I’ve been looking for new podcasts to follow so I’m excited to check some of these out!

  23. Rowan says:

    As I enjoy your blog so much I have nominated you for the Liebster Blogging Award 🙂

    http://www.rollibeauty.co.uk/2017/08/13/liebster-blog-award/

  24. Thank you for the recommendation. I’m not really a podcast listener but I’ve heard many good stuff from it! This will be a perfect start!

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