Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Especially now most of the world is on lockdown, we need feel-good, positive content in our lives. Here are 10 amazing podcasts on my phone right now!
Please note: all of these podcasts can be found on Apple podcasts, except for ‘THRIVE with Amena’ which is currently available on Spotify.
1. THRIVE with Amena
This is a very new podcast and run by Sister Amena from Pearl Daisy. I listened to the first episode the day before I wrote this post. It was brilliant! I was able to relax as she was speaking because everything she was saying was so in-line with my thoughts at the moment. I can’t wait to hear more!
Social Media: Amena Khan
2. The Homeschool Sisters
Another new discovery! I found this a couple of weeks ago but just got round to listening to the first episode. I had it playing whilst I was making a full English breakfast for my family, and I found myself laughing, nodding and shouting in agreement!
Website: The Homeschool Sisters
3. Raising Mums
I can’t rave about this enough. You all know I love Dr Gemma and her blog, Our Muslim Homeschool, and this podcast will show you why. Filling me with confidence in my abilities every time I listen to it, Dr Gemma has amazing tips and advice for ANY mother, not just homeschoolers.
Social Media: Dr Gemma Elizabeth
Website: Our Muslim Homeschool
4. LaYinka Speaks
You may know her from the YouTube series, Honest Tea Talk. I’ve known LaYinka virtually from my work as a content editor at SISTERS Magazine. I was excited whenever I saw LaYinka’s name in the byline – I knew the article contained gems of wisdom and truth. Over the years, she has inspired me with her work as a Self-Transformation Expert, and every word she says makes me smile. Just like her writing did.
Social Media: LaYinka Sanni
Website: LaYinka Sanni
5. SWISSCAST With Suhaib Webb
Suhaib Webb keeps Islam REAL. Sometimes, Islam can be fed to us like a long list of dos and don’ts that seem virtually impossible to live up to. Listening to Suhaib Webb keeps me motivated, inspired, and relaxed. Islam is beautiful in its simplicity. And very few people communicate this as well as Suhaib Webb.
Social Media: Sheikh Suhaib Webb
6. Baraka Boys
This podcast makes me laugh. I enjoy Khaled Siddiq’s music and Umar Siddiq’s poetry, and I definitely enjoyed the skits and shenanigans they would post on YouTube. Then came the podcast. They discuss the issues I find myself questioning on a regular basis. Raw, unedited conversation about serious issues but with plenty of laughs at the same time.
7. Limitless Life
In a way, this is a new podcast for me. Previously known as ‘Pursuit With Purpose‘, Melyssa Griffin hosted a podcast full of business-savvy advice and inspiring interviews. It recently changed to reflect the transformation she felt following a 6-month sabbatical. I throughly enjoyed her previous episodes and gained insight and wisdom from every episode. I can tell this new-and-improved podcast will be even better.
Website: Melyssa Griffin
8. Directionally Challenged
Because not everyone has it all figured out. Sometimes, listening to constant self-development podcasts can leave me feeling a little inadequate. I don’t have things figured out like these amazing people! I’m still lost in a lot of ways. And this is where
Caroline Forbes Candice King and Kayla Ewell come in. They ‘stop and ask for directions’ from a range of people of different backgrounds and experiences and discuss a variety of issues in a very candid, engaging way. This podcast makes me smile, laugh and breathe again. And the fact that Candice played one of my favourite characters on The Vampire Diaries is neither here nor there ;).
Social Media: CandiceKayla
Aside from running Our Daily Wonders, I’m also a writer, editor and creative writing coach. Which means, listening to other writers makes me feel sane! There’s a whole community out there who also have conversations in their head with fictional people! Who knew! The Write-Minded podcast comes from the people of NaNoWriMo – the organisation that inspires people all around the world to write 50,000 words every November. I love this podcast and always grab my pen once I’ve finished listening.
Social Media: Write-Minded Podcast
10. Deadline City
Another great podcast for writers. As I work on my novel (still feels weird to say that) I need all the help I can get. Deadline City focuses on writing for a YA (Young Adult) audience and all the publishing secrets you need to know. Whilst I enjoy writing for any audience, my current project is directed at a YA audience, so this podcast is essential right now!
Social Media: Deadline City
Website: Deadline City
What podcasts are you listening to?
I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to, so please drop your recommendations in the comments!