On this National Podcast Day, we’re highlighting some of the podcasts recommended by our community. Whether you’re looking for a laugh, some life advice, spiritual guidance, or just a positive way to start your day, there’s a variety of podcasts here to choose from. Check them out!
Hosted by stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze pokes fun and finds humor in the trials of everyday life. It’s an art to pull humor from the mundane, and Nate does it expertly. If you’re looking for a good (clean) laugh, you’ll find it here.
This podcast is hosted by mom of six, standup comic, and bestselling author Jen Fulwiler. Listen to it for guaranteed laughs, with a dose of wisdom.
This podcast features experienced designers who provide a transparent look into life in their creative field. Filled with practical advice and wisdom, this is for all creatives looking to up their game.
Award-winning art director, designer, and illustrator Giuseppe Castellano shares the need-to-knows about illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and more. He’s joined by other creative professionals to discuss these various fields of creative work, as well as the ups and downs of their careers.
Health & Wellness
Hosted by husband, father, and marriage and family therapist Tommy Tighe, this podcast is about finding mental well being with the help of the saints. In each episode, Tommy addresses various mental health issues, introduces a relevant saint, and responds to questions from Twitter followers.
As the title suggests, this podcast is centered on how to live life joyfully. Lola, the host, talks about faith, beauty, wellness, and careers, and she describes herself as “a gal with a winding list of dreams and passions (and maybe a slight coffee obsession).” If that sounds #relatable, this podcast is for you.
Hear from Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist Arthur Brooks on the art and science behind living a better life. In each episode, he dives into the worlds of science, philosophy, theology, and more, and teaches listeners how to apply the wisdom of the experts to their own lives.
In this podcast, Fertility Awareness Educators discuss topics that largely go undiscussed, from periods to charting to natural birth control. Their goal? “Body literacy, for everyone, forever.”
Society & Culture
This podcast’s website describes their content as “intelligent conversation, life-improving insights, and actionable advice without the fluff and filler.” It should be noted that their episodes, as perhaps the title gives away, are specifically geared toward men. Through in-depth interviews with authors and thinkers, listeners discover how men can better understand their culture, their lives, and themselves.
This podcast is all about inspiring change through sharing stories that would have otherwise, perhaps, gone unheard. As their website shares, it features “real women, experiencing real change, telling their real stories of hope, transformation, and inspiration.”
This podcast is made for Catholic women who want to be inspired, informed, and intentional. Each episode dives into prevalent topics such as poverty, refugees, eating disorders, mental health, and women’s rights. Though this podcast is ending in November, there are four seasons of content for you to listen to!
“The Bitter Southerner has a single aim: to uncover the American South in all its truth and complexity — and in the process to break stereotypes about the region and its people by pushing out important, difficult, uncomfortable, irreverent, witty, addictive, and always enjoyable stories that turn myths about the South inside out.”
Can’t get enough of TED Talks? This podcast is for you. Featuring TED speakers, this podcast explores the big questions of our time and inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
Religion & Spirituality
Every week, Edmund Mitchell gathers smart, witty people for an interesting discussion that tends to wander into interesting territory. The podcast describes itself as “irreverent conversations exploring truth through spirit, science, and beauty.”
This podcast brings together experts and interesting folks — from Malcolm Gladwell to Dr. Anthony Fauci to Father Jim Martin, SJ — to look at the world through the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.
Abiding Together is a weekly podcast hosted by a group of women who seek to offer a place of connection, rest, and encouragement. Their content and conversations is geared toward helping people live out their faith and find their purpose in Jesus.
Paster and renowned author Rick Warren offers practical lessons from Scripture in this podcast. From relationships to habits to spiritual growth, he offers applicable advice that is of use to anyone looking to get more out of Scripture and use it as a guide to living a full, faith-filled life.
This weekly podcast hosted by Franciscan friars offers rest, encouragement, refreshment, and renewal for those discerning what’s next. Their focus is “practical spirituality,” and they aim to walk with listeners on their spiritual journey.