Podcasts To Get You Through The Day

podcast recommendations lifestyle blogger
You'll probably think I've been living under a rock when I admit this, but I didn't know the first thing about podcasts until about a month ago (I'm clearly a grandma in this area so don't shame me). I had the gist of it, I just wasn't sure how you downloaded them and I sure as hell had no idea where to start in terms of what to listen to. Well, after crawling out of my 'what's a podcast?' hole I'm now left wondering how I ever lived my life without them. I listen in the morning, while I'm getting ready, while I exercise- podcasts get me though the day. So if you're a grandma like me or if you're looking for new podcasts to listen to, here are my picks:


my favorite murder podcast review lifestyle blogger
I feel like there are two kinds of people. There's the kind who don't want to know anything about murders or those kinds of things that happen in the world, then there's the other kind who find hearing about it fascinating- kind of like a car wreck you can't look away from. I've always been interested in true crime stories but I usually don't tell that to just anyone because sometimes people give you the "Are you a psychopath in the making?!" look. If you're like me, this podcast is your safe haven. Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff (for some reason I love her voice?) are true crime lovers and they talk about different true crime stories in each podcast but in a completely conversational style, just like you're chatting to a friend over coffee. Even though the subject matter seems dark Georgia and Karen are hilarious and they keep the podcast pretty light because they're both so comedic. They don't make light of the actual murders, they just talk about it in a way that doesn't make everything straight up depressing. I mean, even though they're talking about murder this podcast is ranked in the bloody comedy section so it's really not all that dark!


at home with...podcast review lifestyle blogger
This is a pretty new podcast so there aren't many episodes but if you're a bit (or a lot) of a nosy person then you'll love this. The podcast follows Youtubers Anna (from The Anna Edit) and Lily (Lily Pebbles) who each week go into the home of someone they admire and they interview them, talking about their lives, homes and careers. They've talked to people like Lisa Eldridge (this was one of my fav podcasts) and the founder of By Terry and it's so fascinating to hear about how people got started in their respective industries, their thoughts on the different creative industries and it's also nice to hear a bit about their humble abodes as well- I think a person's home says so much about them!


ladies who lunch podcast review lifestyle blogger
Another Youtuber-led podcast, except this time it's with Ingrid Nilson and Cat Valdes (shoutout to anyone who used to watch Ingrid from back in her 'MissGlamorazzi' days like I did). Ladies Who Lunch is a podcast where Ingrid and Cat basically chat about their thoughts on a bunch of different issues, a lot of which wouldn't normally be talked about. Although I don't find every topic to be particularly relevant to me, I still enjoy hearing Ingrid and Cat's thoughts and it's always interesting if I have a different opinion on something to hear their opposing takes. This is a super chatty podcast so it's great to listen to if you're alone at a cafe or while you're getting ready in the morning so you feel like you've got some company. Not too long ago they actually did a few podcasts dedicated to mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week and I found them to be refreshingly honest and informative while still clearing up a lot of the stigmas around mental health issues. Would definitely recommend!


What are your favourite podcasts? I'm on the hunt for new ones to listen to!

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38 comments:

  1. Ah must give Ladies a Lunch a listen. I really love At Home With as well. Have you listened to Emma Gannon's podcast? I'm OBSESSED with it. I think you'd really enjoy it :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. I've downloaded it but haven't listened yet! I'm on it ;)

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  2. I think Karen Kilgariff's voice is so soothing! I'm obsessed with MFM and I also really enjoy At Home With - especially the episode with Kate from Kate La Vie!

    Sharni // A Girl & Grey

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    1. Oh thank god it's not just me, I bloody love her voice even though that's such a random thing to say. Loved the episode with Kate as well, she seems so lovely!

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  3. I listen while I am driving! I quit the radio and start listening podcasts. It is more fun! Thank you for sharing favorites!

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    1. That's a brilliant idea Gemma, so so much better than listening to the radio.

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  4. I'm not a fan of true crime / crime so it's always strange whenever someone raves about it (like Serial, haha)! Glad you are liking podcasts though :) welcome! My favourite podcasts are Freakonomics and Tell Me Something You Don't Know (a gameshow type it's SO FUNNY), as well as some boring finance/tech-y ones which are more for learning hehe. I heard My Dad Wrote A Porno is super funny + very popular too.

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

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    1. To each their own! I tried to listen to My Dad Wrote A Porno but I couldn't really get into it, I might give it another go though!

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  5. Excellent post! Thank you so much for these recommendations, I can't wait to listen My Favorite Murder as I love anything chatty with a soothing voice - murder story or not. If you're a fan of a well-produced crime podcast (+ with also excellent sounding soothing voice) then you got to listen to Serial! It's an award winner from a couple of years back and it started my love for podcasts. Lately I've been enjoying The Mustards by the Youtubers Jenny and David Mustard - very chatty, funny, comfy and intelligent podcast with various topics. Highly recommended!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

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    1. I've heard a bit about Serial but now I'm really keen to listen to it now! I'll check out the other podcast you mentioned too :)

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  6. Don't judge me but .. I've never listened to a podcast before!!!! I know I know...judge away.

    I favorited "At Home With" because I bloody love Anna and Lily but I haven't gotten around to listening to an episode. I should get on that ey?!

    www.elleisforlove.com

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    1. Don't worry that was me too, definitely give it a go though! :)

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  7. Ooh, I've been looking for more podcasts to listen to, this list is awesome! Will have to bookmark My Favorite Murder for later on my commute home!

    www.charactersandcarryons.com

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  8. I've never listened to a podcast in my life, but I downloaded Acast when Anna & Lily announced At Home With and have really been loving listening to them, particularly because they've chosen so many great guests. I haven't listened to them yet because they're all about an hour long, but I've subbed to The Emma Guns Show and have downloaded the episodes with Caroline Hirons, Sali Hughes & Dennis Gross and a bunch of others and I'm looking forward to listening to them when I get a chance.

    littlehenrylee.net

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    1. That's actually when I started listening to podcasts for the first time as well funnily enough. Must get on to downloading that other podcast as well@

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  9. I am the same, I have always been so in the dark with podcasts up until recently!' My favourite murder', and 'at home with' sound so good! I will definitely be giving these a listen! xx

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah so glad I could bring some more people into the world of podcasts, you'll love them!

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  10. My Favourite Murder sounds beyond interesting - particularly because, like you, I'm 100% fascinated with murders/crime (both fictional and otherwise!).

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Ah it's nice to hear from someone else with similar interests!

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  11. I love At home with as well ! You should try Hey it's ok, the podcast from the Glamour magazine it's great !
    http://afrenchgirlsthoughts.blogspot.fr

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    1. I'll try to remember to check that out, thanks so much!

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  13. Oh my gosh I want to try podcast too. Thanks for sharing this :)

    Homed: Life in Sugar & Spice

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    1. Thanks Fiona, there are so many good podcasts out there :)

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  14. I need to start listening to podcasts. There are some good insights in them! I like to know what happen in murder cases because I want to learn about what goes on in people's minds when they're committing this kind of crime. I think I would appreciate Ladies Who Lunch. One of the podcasts in my to listen list is a cyber security news one so I'm up to date.

    https://exquisitely.me

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    1. Yep I'm the same, and sometimes listening to true crime stories is just so interesting because it baffles me how anyone could do any of those things!

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  15. I haven't watched any podcasts so far, but the one where they go and interview Lisa Eldrige sounds so interesting :) x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. You listen to podcasts not watch so it's actually really soothing, the Lisa Eldridge one from At Home With is really good as well :)

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  16. I haven't listened to any podcasts yet but I love listening to audio files from Hay house. I have tonnes saved up ready to listen to, I just have to get into some sort of routine to listen to them. I even tried audio books which I found to be great if they were offered by the original author of the book but I really didn't like listening to a book read by a random person ( if that makes sense) Together with itunes music I think I rarely listen to the radio any more. When I get around to investigating podcasts I'll give your recommendations a try :)

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    1. Ah Hay House! I love anything related to Louise Hay. Maybe try listening to them in the morning while you get ready or stretch or something like that? Just an idea!

      I've never really gotten into audio books but I don't think I'd like them read by a rando person either, that sounds so odd!

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  17. Ich liebe es Hörbücher zu hören, während ich male!<3
    www.blogellive.com

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  18. I will admit that like you I am a Gramma in the area of podcasts - I have never checked them out or really learned anything about them. That being said I am fascinated by all things crime related so I think you've sold me on where to start!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. Oooo that makes me so happy Britt, head straight to My Favorite Murder ;)

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  19. I've heard a truck load about podcasts but I've never actually listened to any. But, reading through your comments, I'm not quite lone.

    These podcasts sound so interesting! They may just be the things that get me listening!

    Thanks! Lovely post!

    Steph
    www.socialspying.com

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    1. Ah yes take the plunge into the podcast world Steph :)

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  20. I got into podcasts just recently, but My favorite murder sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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  21. oooh i'd not heard of 'at home with' before but was looking for some blogger podcasts! will listen to those on my way to work this week.

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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