New year new you? Looking to making some changes in your life? These five podcasts may help inspire you to make positive adjustments or help you avoid complete disaster. Whether it’s a long commute to work, a quick spin on your stationary bike or a quiet afternoon under a blanket on your couch, these will be sure to entertain.
Calm It Down Podcast
If your plan is to spend more time reflecting over the next 12 months but still don’t really think you can commit the actual minutes, try the Calm It Down Podcast by Chad Lawson. With most episodes being 20 minutes or less you can easily get a boost of emotional awareness in the time it takes to get through the Starbucks drive thru line. Life Chose You, Not Perfect, Better and Aim For Failure are just some episodes geared to help reframe your negative thoughts, take a breath and “calm it down”.
This Job is History Podcast
Are you fed up with work and thinking this is the year you find a new job? You may discover you don’t have it so bad in the office after listening to episodes of the This Job is History Podcast. Chris Parnell (SNL, Rick & Morty) interviews “guests” from the past who have held some of the world’s most bizarre jobs. Ever thought of being a Barber Surgeon or a Funeral Clown? Maybe those frequent zoom meetings aren’t the worst thing in your day after all.
Be My Guest with Ina Garten
Is it your New Year’s resolution to cook more? Become a gourmet chef? You can’t go wrong with some lessons from the Queen herself in Be My Guest with Ina Garten. Each week she welcomes a celebrity guest to her home where they chat, cook together and of course enjoy a cocktail or two. At times it’s hard to decide who is more excited to be there, Ina or her famous guest. And if you don’t learn anything about cooking just take a moment instead to enjoy a little ice cube ASMR as Ina loves a bevie or two.
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Sweet Bobby Podcast
Going to find “the one” this year? Ready to jump back on those dating apps? You might want to take a listen to Sweet Bobby first. There is no spoiler here; the host tells you right at the start that this is a story of catfishing. What ends up being a surprise is how insane, how utterly bizarre and heart breaking the final reveal is. You may want to rethink your dating strategy after this one.
Have you been considering clicking on that link to try the latest diet/fashion/healing/exercise trend you get bombarded with on social media? Do you wonder how those “influencers” made it to where they are? Or did you suddenly notice one no longer pops up on your feed? Its quite possible it was all a scam. On the Scamfluencer Podcast, hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi tell the stories of some of the worlds greatest con artists from MLMs to Ponzi schemes to dating experts to murder, corruption and more. You may think twice about who to trust now….
*Please note all of these podcasts can be found wherever you get your podcasts. Thirsty for more? Scope out our best podcasts to re-watch here.