INSIDE: Looking for a few new podcasts to add to your queue? Check out my current favorites for simple living, decluttering, family life, business… and just for fun!
I’m regularly asked if I would consider starting a podcast — and while I AM interested in this opportunity, I currently don’t want to devote time to it just yet.
I have SO many ideas for podcast topics swirling around in my head… so it’s definitely something I’d love to create in the future when I have a little more breathing room in my schedule (and a quieter home!)
For now though, I’ll stick with simply listening to my favorite podcasts!
My list of favorite podcasts is always changing, but right now, THESE are the ones I enjoy listening to while I wash dishes, fold laundry, pull weeds, chop veggies, wash windows, walk around the neighborhood, or do any other number of “mindless” tasks throughout my day.
I LOVE doing something I enjoy while still crossing necessary to-do’s off my list each day. Listening to podcasts is one of the easiest ways I make time for hobbies in this season of my life.
NOTE: I almost always listen on 1.5x or 2x speed, so I can plow through each episode pretty quickly!
Does anyone else do this?
Young House Love Podcast
For a LOOOOOOONG time, this was the only podcast I listened to. I loved their blog for such a long time and I enjoy how John and Sherry interact with each other. Plus, they have a great variety of content each week.
The Young House Love podcast is currently “tied” for my top favorite with the Office Ladies podcast (see below).
PODCAST LINK: Young House Love has a podcast
Dave and I watched almost every episode of The Office in “real-time” when they aired back in 2005. THEN, we re-watched them on Netflix in 2014!
Now, I’m totally hooked on the podcast with Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey! Each podcast episode goes through a single TV episode (in order) with tons of behind the scene details and extra “fast facts” as they call them.
Dave always knows when I’m listening to Office Ladies because I’m known to have a giddy smile on my face most of the time (sometimes I literally LOL!)
PODCAST LINK: Office Ladies
Happier with Gretch Rubin
I love Gretchen’s books and I really enjoy her podcast too (co-hosted with her sister Elizabeth).
Gretchen and I are both “Upholders” (read this book if you don’t know what I’m talking about) so I can relate to so much of what she shares. Plus, who doesn’t want to listen to information about living a simpler, happier life!?!
PODCAST LINK: Happier with Gretchen Rubine
Simple Farmhouse Life
I started following Lisa from Farmhouse On Boone about a year ago (right around the time I started my Sourdough). She has since started a weekly podcast (usually 3 times per week!)
I don’t always listen as the topics don’t always fit my style, but I do love popping in occasionally to see what topics she’s talking about each week.
PODCAST LINK: Simple Farmhouse Life
Old Fashioned On Purpose
My childhood dream was always to renovate an old farmhouse AND live on an actual farm, producing the majority of our own food.
This isn’t necessarily a “practical” lifestyle, so I’m not sure we’ll ever actually take action on my dream, but we’ve definitely talked about it a lot over the years.
For now, I’ll just live vicariously through Jill by listening to her podcast and following her blog!
PODCAST LINK: Old Fashioned On Purpose
Focus On The Family
This podcast has A LOT of content, so I definitely just pick and choose what I’m most interested in.
However, there is always something good to listen to whenever I tune in. They have lots of options for kids too.
PODCAST LINK: Focus On The Family
I found this podcast back in November and it only took me a couple of weeks to work my way through ALL 29 episodes. (She no longer posts new content.)
The host, Jeni B. is all about running a profitable business WITHOUT the “hustle” — my motto exactly! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her perspective AND hearing advice and input from her fantastic line-up of guests.
PODCAST LINK: Biz Maven
Online Marketing Made Easy
Amy Porterfield is a big name in the online business world — but I didn’t actually hear about her until I listened to her guest appearance on the Biz Maven’s podcast (see above). Now I’m a fan of Amy too!
I haven’t purchased any of her products or courses, but she definitely ” knows her stuff”.
I’ve learned a lot from her over the past 6 months, and am now working to implement it!
PODCAST LINK: Online Marketing Made Easy
Marketing Your Business
Stu McLaren is a high-energy (on the verge of being a little annoying) guy — but his messages are short and to the point, and ALWAYS applicable to any type of business (or even life) situation.
I have gotten several great takeaways from his 10-15 minute podcasts… but fair warning, he usually always tries to sell you on something in every episode. 🙂
PODCAST LINK: Marketing Your Business
I LOVE the name of this podcast because even though I’m NOT a “minimalist” I definitely do still abide by the “less is more” mindset when it comes to my home, my schedule, and my life.
Desirae has great weekly content with inspiring guests, and she and I have a very similar approach to caring for our homes and families.
PODCAST LINK: Minimal-ish
The Organize 365 Podcast
You’ve probably already heard me talk about my high-energy friend Lisa from Organize 365… so it’s no big surprise that along with her website, courses, products, printables, and new book release, she also has a wildly successful podcast!
If you want to get more organized and get your life on track, listen to Lisa!
PODCAST LINK: The Organize 365 Podcast
The Lazy Genious
Despite the fact that I really dislike the use of the word “lazy” I like the idea behind this podcast — do more of the important things, less of the not important things.
Kendra has great regular content so I pop in on occasion and listen to 4 or 5 episodes at once.
PODCAST LINK: The Lazy Genious
There are a few more podcasts I listen to very sporadically — The Crystal Paine show, The Purpose Show, and one about Wheat (it’s boring and interesting all at the same time!) But for the most part, I like to keep my list fairly small so I don’t feel “overwhelmed” with all the new episodes.
I can usually listen to 4-6 episodes a day IF I remember to start one whenever I’m doing those mindless household tasks.
That said, I’m always looking to learn about new podcasts I might like… which is where YOU come into the mix!
I’d love to know what YOUR favorite podcasts are!
Leave them in the comments — but don’t include URL s because those tend to get flagged by my comment spam catcher! 😉
Oh, and would you be interested in a podcast based on the topics I share here on the blog??? If so, maybe that can be my goal for 2021!