Favourite Podcasts

Today I’m sharing the podcasts I listen to the most. You guys, I loooove podcasts so much!! I listen to them every single day.

In the morning I listen to a message or devotional type of podcast. If I’m driving somewhere, I’ll listen to something, and every night when I have a bath, I fit one more in. There are so many good ones to enjoy, and I feel like I’ve learned a lot this past year from all the listening I’ve done. 🙂

Someone asked me the other day, “How do you find good podcasts?” I didn’t really know how to answer that, because I’ve kinda stumbled across them and tried stuff out until I found my favourites!

I probably shared a few of these last year already, but if so, it means they’re so good, I’m still loving them a year later! I’ve also come across some new ones that are fantastic, so here’s what I’m listening to right now:

Bridgetown Church

I jokingly tell people that although Ben and I may attend the same church each Sunday, we attend different churches online. Bridgetown is mine, and I completely love the teaching. John Mark Comer is exactly the right balance of biblical teaching and instructing, and suggestions for practical application.

I read about this podcast on a blog a year or two ago, and was drawn to it because a new series on spiritual disciplines was just starting, and it was described as being very practical.

Since that time, this church has continued to put out such amazing teaching on all kinds of great topics, including:

  • prayer
  • hospitality
  • hearing God’s voice
  • fasting
  • identity
  • healing past relationships
  • silence and solitude
  • a variety of series working through books of the Bible (I’m currently working through Philippians

The Next Right Thing

This is the most beautiful podcast I’ve ever listened to. Emily P. Freeman is all about “creating space for your soul to breathe”, and she has such a gentle, life-giving way of sharing deep insights, stories, and tips for making better decisions.

The episodes are short – usually around 15 minutes, and are such a great way to start the day. I always feel more centered and calm after listening to one of these, and I look forward to each new episode.

Over It and On With It

This is my newest favourite, and Ben has told me not to say something is life-changing, because that’s too dramatic, but in this case, it’s actually true. I have listened to so many episodes that I find myself quoting Christine Hasslet regularly.

Each episode is a recording of a coaching call with different people, which I thought could be annoying when I heard the discription of this podcast, but most of the time, I find myself relating to the different callers, and really appreciating the insight Christine brings to people’s problems.

She promises to give “spiritual and practical advice” to each person, and I’ve used a lot of her techniques for changing thought patterns, but some of the spiritual stuff is a bit weird, so it takes a bit of discernment to sort through some of the advice she offers.

But for the most part, I absolutely love the stuff what she has to say. My favourite topics have included:

  • healing your past
  • getting over a victim mentality
  • figuring out the root cause of emotions
  • letting go of negative thought patterns
  • dealing with stress and anxiety

Respectful Parenting

I’ve decided that this will be the only parenting podcast I listen to. It’s hard to decide what to do when you’re taking in too much information, especially from conflicting sources, so I’m sticking with this one!

Janet Lansbury uses a very gentle but firm, respectful approach which I love. She talks a lot about making space for children to have the deep emotions, but staying present to help them work through the emotions in a healthy way. She presents practical suggestions for how to allow a child to make their own choices, and learn from the consequences.

Her focus is mainly on babies and toddlers, but I keep finding that her wisdom applies to older children and even adults!

The episodes I’ve found most useful include topics like:

  • children who refuse to get dressed
  • handling behaviour we can’t physically control
  • alternatives to “time outs”
  • tantrums
  • sibling relationships

Young House Love

This one is just for fun! I listen to this podcast when I’ve had a long day, and I want to listen to something that won’t require much thinking. John and Sherry have a popular home decor blog, but they started a podcast a couple of years ago, and it’s just fun to listen to a married couple talk about different projects they’re doing on their home, or the beach house they’re renovating. They also talk about budgeting, decluttering, books or products they’re loving, all kinds of stuff.

The Model Health Show

Every walk I went on this last winter was accompanied by this podcast. It is SO BORING to walk inside, but this podcast saved me! It makes me feel extra healthy to be doing something healthy and listening to something healthy.

This podcast is very well done – fascinating topics, well researched, entertaining, extremely practical. I love it all, and have learned a ton from it.

When I recommended it to a friend recently, she was a bit surprised by the picture, as she didn’t think it looked like something I would listen to, but I’m telling you, this one is a keeper! If you want to learn about anything health related, or want some extra motivation to stick with healthy habits, this will do it for you.

Episode topics I’ve been enjoying recently :

  • Healthy meal prep
  • Cutting out sugar
  • Self-esteem and self talk
  • Morning/evening routines
  • Better sleep
  • Preventing disease
  • Balancing hormones

Now I’m curious to hear what you’re listening to! Any podcasts you’d recommend? Leave a comment to have your name entered in a draw for an Amazon gift card at the end of the week! :)

4 thoughts on “Favourite Podcasts

  1. I love podcasts too! I especially like to listen them on drives to winnipeg as it keeps my mind occupied and I don’t spiral into anxiety quite so easily. I really love Life.Church podcasts (which I think I actually discovered through your podcast blog last year!) and listen to them every week. I will definitely try Bridgetown as well now! A just for fun podcast I really enjoy is “How I Built This” from NPR. The kids even like to listen to it with me. It’s always an interview with someone who has built a major company and tells their story and I just find it really interesting. It also has great audio which I appreciate. I used to love “the startup camp” podcast but the audio got crumby lately and it bugs me. I like good quality sound! I also used to love branden Harvey’s “Sounds Good” podcast but I was finding the interviews too heavy. So I am looking for some new good ones!

  2. My favourite is Personality Hackers, thank you so much for introducing it to me through your favourites one year! My kids absolutely love The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian. I really like listening along with the kids while we drive longer distances.

  3. You inspired me and now I’ve been listening to podcasts all week! Mostly Bridgetown Church.. what amazing practical messages! On my summer accountability spreadsheet I was able to put 5/5 in the “I spent time learning this week”. Thanks for helping me boost my score! 😊

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