Although there are times that call for a sing-along with your favourite playlist (for example, with champagne in hand while applying makeup before a big night out), there are others where a more reflective state of mind hits the spot. Whether you’re just waking up, commuting to work or taking a stroll to the grocer, a good podcast can be just the dialogue you need for company. Read on to find some that have become a good fit, and friend, to me. 

Magic Lessons

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling book, inspired many to live their best lives. The author’s podcast, Magic Lessons, is a weekly dose of the very same inspiration, with a focus on the creative mind. Centering around aspiring artists, Gilbert and her host of established and insightful guests help guide those in need of that little extra encouragement and push to overcome their fears, and create more joyfully. 

Guys We F*****d

New York City based comedians Corrine Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson host this hilarious, candid, informative and inclusive show, where no subject is off limits. Discussing topics from politics pertaining to women’s rights, LGBQT issues, sexual logistics, escapades, and everything in between, these ladies have set out to break stigmas and create equality, and do so with humour and gusto. Calling their show the “anti-slut shaming podcast”, expect to literally LOL while listening to the hosts interview astoundingly interesting people. 

Fat Mascara

This list wouldn’t be complete without a beauty podcast! And, IMO there’s inarguably a better one out there than Fat Mascara. Hosted by Jessica Matlin, Beauty and Health Director of Teen Vogue, and Jennifer Goldstein, Executive Beauty and Health Editor at marie claire (U.S. editions), you know you’re in for some seriously good beauty talks. Dishing advice alongside their heavy-hitting beauty industry guests from A-List dermatologists to makeup artists to hair stylists, this show offers real insider knowledge in a fun, pretty little package.

Death, Sex and Money

There are certain conversations that can make people squeamishly uncomfortable, and Death, Sex and Money host Anna Sales set out to lay these talks all on the table. Interviewing a wide variety of men and women who come from all different kinds of backgrounds and walks of life, expect to gain insight on topics that are hard to navigate. Gaining perspective and relating to conversation, give this a listen when you’re feeling alone, or just need to know you’re not the only one with sh”t going on.

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

With one hell of a strong core message — “love is sexy, healthy is liberating and wealthy isn’t a dirty word” self-help guru and motivational speaker Melissa Ambrosini inspires by acknowledging and embracing the fact that everyone’s best life must be lived on their own terms, and encourages listeners to find out exactly what that means for them. With topics covered ranging from meditation to childbirth to healing through food choices, it’s evident Ambrosini leaves no room for negativity, and focuses on lifting spirits in every way possible. 


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