Who needs astrology when I can just ask someone about what podcasts they are into and then judge our compatibility? Tell me about a podcast i’ve never heard of and I’ll swoon.
Podcasts are hot, and one of the best content-producing platforms today.
Most of my conversations reference a podcast. I make jokes about it, but people ask me for a list of my favorite podcasts all the time. They Want in.
I focus on content that helps me grow. I take notes. I make references. I share podcasts more than I share any other kind of content.
Podcasts Can Create Connection
I hear podcasts every day that help me feel more connected, yet I’ll be alone listening to the episode. How is that?
I can hear a professional or personal story and completely empathize. It’s a reminder that I am not alone.
I have cried multiple times listening to podcasts. I laugh out loud all the time. And I will stop podcasts multiple times to rewind, take notes, and share.
I build a connection in a myriad of ways, and I actually have a lot of pride for each of those moments. They make me happy because I hope to create those same connections with the people in my life.
Connection can mean so many things to people. Here’s are 3 self improvement podcasts that are publishing content that truly creates connection, and helps me improve my life in big ways, every day.
1. Tara Brach
Meditation, Emotional Healing, Spiritual Awakening
Tara is a leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening.
You don’t have to be religious or a meditator to feel connected to the journey Tara Brach guides you through in her podcasts (dharma talks). I always seem to choose the perfect episode to give me the healing I need for that day.
If I sound dramatic, it’s because I feel that connected to her content. Tara is funny, mindful, relatable and realistic.
Whatever issues you have going on, her podcasts can help you be present and gain a new perspective.
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2. Dear Sugar Radio
Listen To Your Heart — Radically Empathic Advice From Cheryl Strayed And Steve Almond
Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond are both renowned authors. The podcast was actually born from Strayed’s advice column, which was anonymous until her most famous book, Wild, was released.
The pair answer listeners’ questions with sincere love mixed in with raw and hardcore truth. WAKE UP! Love can show up in so many weird ways, and this show seems to talk about all of them.
My favorite episodes are the ones about friendship, love, and loss. Oh, the drama.
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3. The Work of Byron Katie
The Work, allowing your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.
Byron Katie is a master at helping people take on the work to drag them out of their misery. The misery of everything.
And when I say, “everything” I mean, OMG, this is intense, but so amazing. Katie has this formula she calls “The Work” that she uses to coach people through their suffering,
From love to death to self doubt, she demonstrates how people can work through any issue by utilizing her formula. Her episodes are consuming. I have played them OUT LOUD for multiple friends. Slightly shocking and so raw and real.
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