The 7 Best Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now

Podcasts are having a bit of a moment right now. Not only are they perfect for listening to on the go, they can also serve as a great relaxation tool, allowing you to wind down after a hectic day.

But with the myriad of podcasts available online, I find myself being too spoilt for choice, spending more time picking a podcast than actually listening to it. To save you the trouble of scrolling through the endless available options, I’ve compiled 7 of my top podcast picks, each suitable for different moods, whims and fancies.

Happier With Gretchen Rubin – For A Motivational Boost

This is the perfect pick-me-up podcast that will, in Gretchen’s words, make your life happier, healthier, more productive and creative! With her lively and energetic tone, this podcast is definitely what you need to start your day right.

An interesting thing she does is provide her listeners with a ‘try this at home’ life hack, to make your life easier and happier. For example, in one of her latest podcasts, she recommends tossing unnecessary papers, which is one of the hardest kind of decluttering to do. If you are ever feeling overwhelmed or unproductive, give this podcast a go!

Global News Podcast By BBC – For a Quick News Update

If you’re someone like me, who gets bored and easily distracted when reading long and wordy text on newspapers or news websites, this podcast might be the solution for you!

You could be on the bus commuting to work, or sipping on a cup of coffee at home, but this podcast would still keep you updated on all the day’s news in under 30 minutes.

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories – For Thrill Seekers

I’m a sucker for unsolved crime mysteries and can spend hours watching these kinds of documentaries online. With this podcast, I can get my dose of crime and mystery even when I’m on the go.

The creators of this podcast take you on an entertaining journey through crime scenes, investigation processes, and even attempt to solve the world’s most mysterious murder cases.

Caution: Do not listen to this at night if you still want to have a peaceful sleep.

Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast – When You Need a Good Laugh

Whether you’re feeling down, or feel like having a laugh, this podcast is definitely for you. Hosted by stand-up comedian Scott Aukerman, this podcast had me desperately trying to repress my laughter while I was on the way to work. With his quirky jokes and sarcastic remarks, it is sure to put you in high spirits.

The Bright Sessions – For Some Drama

This podcast has been life-changing for me. I first discovered The Bright Sessions when I was wide awake at 2 AM one night, frantically looking for a podcast to help me sleep. However, this podcast did the exact opposite. After listening to the first episode, I was hooked and binged the entire series until the sun rose!

The Bright Sessions is basically a science fiction audio drama about people with supernatural abilities going through therapy, and the challenges they face in their lives. This podcast is filled with drama, conspiracy, betrayal and romance — a series you should not miss (but maybe not start at 2 AM)!

Sleep With Me – For A Good Night’s Rest

We’ve all experienced nights where our minds race and we just can’t fall asleep. But fret not, as this podcast, as it’s title suggests, will help you to take your mind off whatever it is keeping you awake with its quirky bedtime stories.

The host of this podcast narrates his story in the most draggy, yet soothing voice you could possibly imagine, making for an unexpected but uber effective bedtime story.

Food Heaven Podcast – When You Need Tips and Tricks for Healthy Eating

For all you health junkies out there, this is the podcast for you. Wendy and Jess are hosts, best friends and registered dietitians that bring you through a whole new world of healthy eating.

From teaching you the secrets behind a healthy breakfast to helpful tips for gas and bloating, these women will educate you on all there is to know about having a sustainable healthy diet.

I hope these life-changing podcasts inspire you to jump onto the podcast bandwagon like I have. We love discovering new things, so send over some of your own podcast suggestions by leaving a comment below!


Stephanie Low

Stephanie Low

Content & Community Manager at The DC Edit


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