Podcast Picks

Hi Loves,

Happy day! It is currently Saturday, and I’m all bundled up at home enjoying a cup of coffee, staring at my Christmas tree and listening to my favorite podcasts! It’s extremely gloomy out today, so it works.

Do you listen to any podcasts?

If not, this post is me officially encouraging you to! 🙂

Like I told you in my last post, my commute home from work was a good (or dreaded) two hours, but I actually didn’t mind it so much, because I discovered the world of podcasting.

(Panoply please hire me.)

I’m happy to tell ya which ones are my favorite.

Ok so first of all to listen to these:

iPhone users: head to the preinstalled app called “Podcasts” in your phone. It’s a purple icon.

Android users: I believe you can search these recommendations via the Soundcloud app.


Now let’s get to it. I have four to go over.

Being Boss

Man oh man, let me start with Being Boss.

A dream of mine is to someday have my own business. What kind? I’m not sure. When? Definitely not sure. But I do think that the modern day woman is more than capable of making this aspiration a reality.

What I love about this podcast is that Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson bring in a frank and realistic expectation of what it’s like to be a boss. They share inspirational stories, the highs and lows, and tools to help your mindset and business grow.

If you have even a tiny bit of entrepreneurial curiosity in your body, check out this podcast.

The Budget-Minded Traveler

I started listening to this podcast in the summer. The name is catchy as heck. I mean most of us want to travel, but don’t have the money to.

Or so we think…

Jackie Nourse makes it clear from the beginning, if you want to travel, you will find a way, and you do not have to have a lot of money or even a companion. I really enjoy this message, because many of us often make excuses for ourselves.

Note to self: Stop going to Starbucks everyday, and in a year you will afford that trip basically. haha

Nourse inspired me to take my solo trip to Paris this year. Something I really needed to do for myself, so it’s safe to say that I discovered her at the perfect time.

Now I won’t butter this up too much. Sometimes, I do get annoyed if I listen to it for too long, so I pick and choose what sounds interesting to me. I’m just being honest *Future voice* hahha.

But overall, I love her message, and she does share tips to help your travel dreams become a reality.

I recommend it to those yearning to travel. You can listen to it here.

#GirlBoss Radio

Ok so tbh, I only started listening to this podcast less than a week ago. #GirlBoss Radio is hosted by Sophia Amoruso, the CEO of Nasty Gal.

I really didn’t think I would like it so much, because I expected it to be overly hyped given that Amoruso is gorgeous and rich. I know, I know, I’m a hater like that.

Surprisingly, it IS great. The show brings on different ass-kicking women going after their dreams. Also, Amoruso is very laid back and discusses some of her insecurities. For example, having hairy nipples, coming off as dumb in interviews. I love her for it!

I recommend this podcast to any woman with ambition, looking for inspiration from other women.


I’ve told you guys about this podcast before in my post where I talked about feeling envious .

It’s a podcast about finding ways to be happier (hence the title). I have literally listened to every single episode and some more than once.

This podcast is hosted by Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Craft. I really enjoy the dynamic of this duo. Despite being sisters, they are oh so different. I love Rubin’s dorky laugh (I mean that with love), and Craft’s nasally cool girl voice.

The tactics they present are simple, but often ones that I would not think of on my own. They inspire me so much to launch my own podcast one day. LOL

If you want quick, fun pick-me-ups I highly recommend you listen.

Do you have any podcasts that I left out? Please, let me know which ones you love. 🙂

Have a great day!



4 thoughts on “Podcast Picks

  • Reply Tiffany September 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I just came across Being Boss a few weeks ago and have been binge listening. Every interview is so good and I walk away learning so much. Have you listened to The Influencer Podcast? I think if you like Being Boss, you’ll like The Influencer Podcast. Also LOVING Almost 30 podcast – all about health, wellness, dating, entrepreneurship. And the hosts are so fun 🙂

    • Reply Zayda September 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Hey Tiff! Thank you sooo much for the two recos bc I hadn’t heard of either but they are right up my alley it seems. *binge listens* LOL

  • Reply Mari December 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    You should check out snap judgement! Awesome short stories mostly nonfiction. It will have you laughing or cryin. There are so many different stories we all have to share and this is a good way to catch some. I will check out the ones you mention I’m always looking for new ones. Also freakonmics is one you would enjoy. Not only is it interesting but makes you sound like a genius when telling others what you learned.

    • Reply Zayda January 5, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you, Mari! I will def listen this upcoming week because I’ve been kinda bored listening to the same ones (except Happier that one is my fave hahaha)

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