Hitting positive notes with podcasts

Hitting positive notes with podcasts

Podcasts have been sweeping the world with their unique brand of entertainment

Podcasts have been sweeping the world with their unique brand of entertainment. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s time to get on board! Deemed ‘the next generation of radio’, podcasts cover just about every topic you could think of and can be downloaded from the play stores and a range of other websites.

Delivered as an audio file to your phone, computer or tablet, podcasts can be funny, inspiring, captivating and thrilling, and are perfect to listen to when doing everyday chores, commuting or going for a walk.

To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the most inspiring podcasts that are out there at the moment. Happy listening!

The Daily Meditation

This little gem features daily guided meditations to help you reduce stress, be more productive, sleep better and cut down anxiety.


With the tag-line ‘don’t be a stranger’ this podcast creates a feeling of human connection by inviting strangers to tell their tales of love, loss and life.

Perfect for those who are feeling a bit disconnected, Strangers is sure to bring a smile, a tear and a greater sense of empathy.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Brought to you by Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better than Before, the Happier podcast is aimed at giving you strategies and tips to build ‘happier’ habits into your life.

The Charged Life

The Charged Life podcast delivers life lessons from bestselling motivational author Brendon Burchard, on how to live a more ‘energised, engaged and fulfilling’ life.

Desert Island Discs

Based around the premise of ‘what eight records you would take to a desert island where you would be alone forever’ question, hosts talk to famous people and great thinkers about the music they chose and the stories that are attached to their choices.

A fascinating window into the lives of others, this podcast is both inspiring and informative, and is the perfect way to spend half an hour or so.

The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is a former pro-athlete, as well as an author and entrepreneur.

The School of Greatness sees Howes interview great minds across business, the arts and sport, to gain an understanding of the habits and lifestyle choices of high achievers.

The One You Feed

The One You Feed features discussions around habits, mental health, meditation, wisdom, psychology, philosophy and motivation.

Hosted by buddies Chris Forbes and Eric Zimmer, the show features actionable advice, intelligent and warm guests and even a bit of music!

The Overwhelmed Brain

Touted as a podcast to help you bridge the gap ‘between emotions and reason’ so you can discover why you do the things you do;

The Overwhelmed Brain is a no-nonsense self-improvement podcast for people who are stressed and overwhelmed.

The Minimalists

Run by two gents who walked away from very successful and high-paying jobs to lead simpler, more meaningful lives, The Minimalists podcast is packed with inspiration for those who want to cut clutter and lead a simple life.

The Daily Boost

Need a bit of a lift? Then ‘The Daily Boost’ podcast may be just what the doctor ordered.

Designed to help you master life skills and reduce stress, The Daily Boost provides an easily digestible podcast Monday to Friday to help get you through your working week!

TED Radio Hour

From the people that brought us TED Talks, TED Radio Hour is a podcast which explores a wide range of ideas.

Challenging, inspirational and thought provoking, each podcast episode is themed around a topic, such as happiness, and features some of the world’s greatest thinkers and TED Talk speakers.

The Positive Psychology

Inject some positive thinking into your daily life with The Positive Psychology Podcast.

While grounded in science, the episodes are not technical or difficult to follow, and are an enjoyable way to learn about, and incorporate, some positive psychology into your life.

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