All The Podcasts We Love, Right In One Place

by Simona Terron
We enjoy bringing you cool and interesting podcasts week after week, from people who are sharing information that’s educational, informative, and often even inspirational. From a mother chronicling the joys and struggles of raising her transgender child, to Lisa Druxman explaining mission of raising healthy moms so that they can raise healthy kids in a healthy world. To Alex Jamieson’s take on how listening to your cravings might give you insights into living your best life, to The Nutrition Diva’s help in sorting fact from fiction when it comes to your dietary habits…this one pager has it all in one place.

Go ahead and give these gems a listen, they just might cheer you up and maybe even change your life!

podcasts-for-mindfulnessPart I: Alex Jamieson’s The Crave Cast

Chef Alex focuses on the relationship between our bodies and minds, and how that connection actually impacts the lives of others as well. She refers to cravings ‘messages from our body’, she advocates listening to our inner voice and being in tune with our needs instead of fighting them. Always featuring interesting people who have something intelligent to say in the same vein but exploring different angles, her podcast is definitely on our ‘favorites’ tab.

Ideal listening for those of us who struggle with our cravings and feel like we’re locked in an endless battle with ourselves.

Part 2: Krista Tippett’s On Being 

She’s a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author, and has received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014 for her work exploring the mysteries of human existence on the air and in print. Her podcast, On Being, is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website, as well as an online exploration, a publisher, and public event convener.

Ideal listening for those interested in topics that explore what it means to be human in the context of various backgrounds, cultures, and communities. 

Part 3: The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips

It’s hard to find someone who is not only qualified, certified by multiple boards and instead of drowning us in jargon, chooses instead to help us sort fact from fiction, sift the good info from the bad, and separate the important stuff from the stuff that’s just not worth worrying about. Monica Reinagel doesn’t narrowly talk about any single diet style either and has something for everyone who wants to eat healthy. This is irrespective of whether you’re following a diet that’s vegetarian, paleo, omnivorous, vegan, a hunter-gatherer’s, Mediterranean, high-protein, or low-carb.

Ideal listening for anyone who believes there’s no single solution for every eater because there are lots of ways to put together a healthy diet.

Part 4: GenderMom’s How to Be a Girl 

She’s a cool single mom who is documenting her and her six-year-old transgender daughter’s journey, in which they figure out, together, what it means to be a girl. GenderMom uses the pseudonym Marlo Mack to maintain her and her daughter’s anonymity (whom she calls M). She shares extremely intimate conversations and conundrums that she and her child face while navigating society’s perceptions of gender and how one should live in a predominantly binary world.

Ideal listening for every parent who worries about screwing up their child beyond repair, because this podcast is proof that the struggle is real. There are few mothers out there who cannot benefit from her sharing her unique stories in a heartfelt, gentle and very real manner.

Part 5: 99% Invisible 

This is a short radio show about design and architecture whose host and creator is Roman Mars. With over 70 million downloads, this podcast is one of the most popular in the world and presents interesting topics, then explores them in interesting ways. It's a show about design but not just the look of things, but also the function, impact, and more. The show has evidently been crafted with a ton of work, with fascinating interviews and production values that reflect the heart and soul that goes into the project. Most episodes are on obscure and fascinating, and sometimes even weird topics, such as the hidden staircases-to-nowhere throughout California, or the story behind the “I <3 New York” slogan.

Ideal listening for those who love hearing about architecture and design the way it deserves to be spoken of. They examine not only design, but also the people who designed things, examining the ways in which the life experiences of each designer informs the way they see and construct the world around them. 

Part 6: The Moth

Who doesn’t love a good story? The Moth offers something wonderful and unique, celebrating the oral tradition of storytelling in a cool new format. Its emotional content is beautifully varied and the best part is that the hosts don't get in the way of the story tellers who always seem so composed despite some of them never having spoken in front of a live audience. If you can’t make it to the exciting and always energizing events, you can listen to the podcasts and enjoy stories that vary from humorous to poignant, never knowing quite what to expect.

Ideal listening for commuting, cooking or working out, while enjoying the well-crafted, heart-warming range of human and social experiences they showcase.

Part 7: Lisa Druxman’s Motivating Moms

Lisa Druxman's passion is to raise healthy moms so that they can raise healthy kids in a healthy world. Not only is her agenda is simple and straightforward, she talks food, fitness, life balance, and living with purpose and passion. She’s always full of real-life, practical yet motivating advice on how to live life as the best version of yourself, even if you’re a full-time or expectant mother.

Ideal listening for modern women facing dilemmas, while also coping with the struggles that are part and parcel of bringing another human into the world.

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