7 magical podcasts: These shows will make you rethink race, parenting, business
I always love recommending podcasts.
Once you find someone who has similar podcast tastes, the best gift you can give each other is new shows to listen to. I’m into podcasts about positive parenting, liberated relationships, activism and boss babe entrepreneurialism.
Some of these podcasts I discovered during the pandemic. Others I’ve been listening to for years. Astute mathematicians will note that this is more than 7 podcasts. I hope you’ll forgive me.
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Professional Troublemaker: Inspired by her new book, the author and activist Luvvie Ajayi Jones interviews badass change-makers and business owners, most of whom are Black women, about causing good trouble.
The Homecoming Podcast: Not the psychological thriller podcast from Gimlet. This is Dr. Thelma Bryant-Davis’ soothing show out of Pepperdine University’s psychology department about coming home to ourselves.
Parenting Forward: Cindy Wang Brandt shares insights and interviews about progressive parenting, particularly in how we develop the spiritual lives of our children and ourselves as we raise them.
The Amy Edwards Show: My friend Amy Edwards launched her own show in January, and every time I listen to it, I slow down, take deeper breaths and can find the divine in everything.
Tarot for the Wild Soul: Lindsay Mack’s podcast about tarot is what started my own tarot journey. (Oh, did I tell you I launched a tarot business? It’s called Don’t Fear the Death Card, and you’ll be hearing more about it soon. :))
Esther Perel hosts two amazing shows: “Where Should We Begin?” which is a one-hour couples’ therapy session with the renown expert on sex and intimacy, and “How’s Work?” which is similar, but focuses on our work relationships.
Heavyweight: One of my all-time favorite shows. Jonathan Goldstein helps people try to resolve a moment from their past that they wish they could change, usually by interviewing people from their past or facilitating an interview between them. It’s a beautiful audio experience.
The Recovery Show: For anyone curious about 12 step recovery life, this Al Anon-focused show has more than 300 episodes that aren’t a replacement for meetings but can give you insight into healing from codependency.
She’s All Fat: A podcast that launched as part of the body positivity movement but has transformed into fat activism. A must-listen if you are interested in intersectional activism.
You’re Wrong About: Every millennial nerd’s favorite podcast probably doesn’t need another recommendation, but I’ll give it anyway. A funny, brilliant show that revisits news and pop culture events that are often misunderstood.