When it comes to how the world receives their entertainment on the go, podcasts seem to be the new wave. The Read was the first podcast that I’ve ever listened to and it was the only one for a long time. But since my discovery, I’ve been listening to a lot of different podcasts that have helped me in different ways — whether to inspire, motivate, and teach me a new skill or if for just pure entertainment. My daily commute no longer only consists of me blasting trap music to and from work, but also podcasts. Additionally, I’m also listening to them to help me beast through my workday.
I wanted to share a few of those with the hopes that may be of interest to you so you can power through the rest of your week. Let me know of any podcasts that you are currently subscribed to below in the comments. I’m always open to suggestions!
Entertainment, Society, and Culture
My favorite podcast of all time will probably always be The Read as previously mentioned. It was one of the first podcasts that I’ve ever listened to. I’ve followed Kid Fury for quite some time now and I’m a huge fan of his glow up. He and Crissle are the perfect dynamic duo for the type of show that it is and the topics that are discussed.
After listening for years, I discovered a few podcasts that have a similar structure and I have truly grown to love them as well.
Black Girl Podcast
Science & Tech
I’m a STEM major so of course, I was overjoyed when I happened upon these where I could listen to all the nerd talk my heart desires.
Black Girl Nerds
The Science of Social Media
Learn to Code with Me
Inspiration, Health, & Wellness
My absolute favorite podcasts that fall in this category are Black Girl in Om and Food Haven Podcast. But here are a few others that are also pretty dope.
One Church LA
The Potter’s Touch
Career & Business Talk
Hands down, my favorite podcast in this category is NPR’s How I Built This. It features personal talks with CEOs of major businesses and how they were created. It’s amazing to hear how all of these companies came to what they are today. Aside from this podcast, I’m also a fan of the following:
Myliek Teele’s My Taught You Podcast
Heart + Hustle
Side Hustle Pro
Making Oprah, Obama
Money & Finances
Dave Ramsey was the reason homeownership for me was that much more attainable. So besides his podcast where he really does NOT hold anything back with his callers (which I love), here are a few more podcasts that are really good with providing information in regards to being financially intelligent and responsible:
Two Black Guys with Good Credit
His & Her Money Show
Clever Girls Know
Here’s another good mention: Redefining Wealth. It isn’t the typical finance podcast but it provides you with the spiritual and mental balance so that you’ll be able to make sound and intelligent decisions regarding your finances.
Stories and Narratives
Hands down? Atlanta Monster is my absolute favorite. It is a podcast that retells the true story of a man accused of killing young boys in the city of Atlanta years ago, while unearthing a slew of discrepancies along the way. Narrative podcasts are really interesting to me whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. Here are a few to check out:
You Had Me At Black
News & Politics
Here for all things Angela Rye and her podcast 1 on 1 with Angela Rye, and Black on Air with Larry Wilmore. I’ve also included a few others that you all may love.
Pod Save America & Pod Save the People
Crime Stories with Nancy Grace