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Podcasts: Expand Your Mind and Inspire Your Soul


Podcasts. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. So did I. But I never really listened to them. I didn’t think they would be something I may be interested in.

Until recently, my morning commute routine was to listen to some news and sing along to the music on my favourite radio station.

Podcasts: Expand Your Mind and Inspire Your SoulBut then life changed, and the free time that I used to spend reading was significantly cut down. That’s when I started to listen to audiobooks. I still do that on occasion. But it’s hard to abandon a book in the middle of a chapter, when you arrive at your destination. So now I prefer to listen to audiobooks during my runs.

But I didn’t want to go back to listening to the radio either. I wanted to do something productive during my 20 minute commute to work. A friend of mine suggested listening to podcasts. I wasn’t really sold on that idea, but I decided to give it a try. And now I’m hooked.

After browsing and searching several categories, I realized that there is a lot out there that I would love to listen to. My 40 minute commute gives me an opportunity to open my mind, discover new things, and get inspired to be a better, more well rounded and much more productive person.

Now, I have a whole list of podcasts and not enough time to listen to them all during my time in the car.

My Top 5 Favourite Inspiration Podcasts

So here are my top five podcasts that come before any others during my daily commute.

Terri Savelle Foy

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteI love Terri’s  weekly mini lessons. She comes from a Christian background. Her podcasts teach you how to live fuller, more inspired life. She provides examples for each lesson from the lives of those who have already taken that road and succeeded at doing so. Her teachings are always linked to the Word of God. She is very animated and inspirational. I find her Podcasts uplifting and motivational. They make me want to be a better person and to live my life with more grace, love and kindness.

Grammar Girl

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteOK, so I may be a bit of a geek. One of my biggest pet peeve‘s is when people make grammar mistakes when speaking or writing. I know that my writing is not as eloquent as I would like it to be, so I always look for ways to improve the way I communicate with people. Composing grammatically correct sentences is very important to me. This podcast, even though a bit geeky for some, gives me exactly what I am looking for.

The Life Coach School

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteI found Brooke Castillo while searching for some guidance to help me transition into my new job. After listening to one of her recent podcasts, I decided I needed to listen to them all. So, I started with the very first one! I am still a few years behind the most recent podcast, but the lessons I’ve learned from Brooke are simply invaluable. I learned more about my self. Her podcasts helped me examine my family life, my marriage, my parenting, my life goals, my career path and so much more. They helped me learn what makes me happy and how pursue that happiness.

The School of Greatness

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteLewis Howes is an amazing motivational speaker. I love his positive messages and find his guest speakers very inspiring. I have learned many lessons from his podcasts, and applied many new skills that I have learned from his guest speakers in my life. But I have to admit, that my favourite podcasts of his are Friday minis. They are short, but very powerful. I often find myself listening to them more than once. So, if you’re looking for a 5 minute ‘pick me up’ podcast, Lewis Howes is one I would definitely recommend.


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Ted Talks Daily

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteNow, this one is rather self-explanatory. Like many of you, I really enjoy Ted Talks in general. So listening to them in the car, allows for a relaxing yet educational drive. I learn a lot of new and interesting things from the speakers, and find out about things I would normally never think of reading about or researching. I like that the topics very significantly from day today, and you never know what you’re going to learn.


Meditation Minis

Podcasts: Expand your Mind, Mind Over LatteThis is your bonus podcast. I don’t really listen to this one in the car, as I do not want to get into an accident. But rather often, when I have difficulty sleeping, or when I simply need a little bit of quiet time, I find the Meditation Minis to be the perfect way to relax. They are short and to the point. Chel Hamilton is fantastic. Her voice is soothing and the strategies she uses to help me calm my mind are very effective. So if you’re looking for a short podcast to help you relax, you’ve got to give her podcast a try.

Even though I have plenty of podcasts to listed to, I’m always on the lookout for something new and inspirational. So if there is a podcast that you listen to, that has changed your life for the better, I’d love to hear about it!

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    Jenn Summers
    June 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome! Subscribed to a few new podcasts! Always love to check out what others are listening to! Thanks so much!

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    Quan Tran
    October 27, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I listen to Podcast a lottttt on the way to work… love it

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    January 3, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I do not know a lot about podcasts..but i need to learn, I love Audible..best product on Amazon!

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    Rachael Schirmer
    May 11, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Amen to this. I commute several hours each week and I’m always looking for something else to listen to. Huge fan of Audible. Great post!

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    February 13, 2018 at 6:23 am

    I have never actually listened to a podcast before. There are some fantastic options here though and I can’t wait to check them out.

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    Leslie Hernandez
    February 12, 2018 at 11:05 am

    These all sounds amazing and very educational. I need to listen to the grammar girl. I love writing, but I would be honest I am not perfect at it. I would welcome anything that would help me improve!

    Great post thanks for sharing all of these!!


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    Mamas Travel Tribe
    February 12, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I haven’t yet started listening to podcasts but I know I need to- so many things I’d love to know more about.

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    Mellissa Williams Luxe Lifestyle & Travel Blogger (@melandjake99)
    February 11, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I never used to listen to podcasts much until recently either but have recently been listening more and more. I’ll definitely be checking out your recommendations.

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      They are very positive and inspirational, I highly recommend them 🙂

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    February 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Ive never actually listened to a podcast, however I think this topic would be the best one to start on, so with your descriptions I might just have to listen to one of these people’s podcasts now 🙏🏼

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      I hope you give them a try, they are short and awesome!

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    Harriet from Toby & Roo
    February 11, 2018 at 6:35 am

    It’s on my to do list to start listening to podcasts! I would love some inspiring ones! H 🙂

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      It’s a great way to get the most out of your commute 🙂

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    February 11, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Somehow I have never listened to podcasts before but I have a feeling I would enjoy them, especially the grammar and motivational ones.

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Try it! They are a great to listen to on your commute, or when you are cleaning your house (kill two birds with one stone, lol)

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    February 10, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    These sound really good, I’ve never actually listened to a podcast before x

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    February 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Podcasts are so great! I used to listen to comedy on them before, but dont seem to have the time now. I will check out the links you have given here as they seem like great recommendation.

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I’ve never listened to comedy on a podcast. Do you have any suggestions? What are your favourites?

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    February 10, 2018 at 8:38 am

    I have never actually listened to a pod cast – I may have to try listening to one of your top five x

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    February 10, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Hubby listens to podcasts in his car on the way to work but its not something I enjoy, but then my commute to work is a brisk 5 minute walk

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      That’s exactly what I do. Makes the time pass by faster and in a more productive way 🙂

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    Sarah Bailey
    February 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hands up I have heard a lot about podcasts but your right I have never actually listened to any. But I keep hearing about how inspiring they are, so it is definitely something I need to change.

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      February 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      It’s amazing what you can find on podcast now! I bet you’ll find something you’ll love.

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    January 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Same here. I have never been a big fan of podcasts but with your inspiring description of each podcast, I think I might be able to pick one for daily use. Thanks for sharing! Going to check’em out right now!

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    Wynne Katherine
    January 16, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Love Ted Talk! I listed to it daily

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    January 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I used to listen to podcasts religiously and then stopped when life got busy and my attention span greatly diminished. My goal is to start listening to them with my full attention again! Thanks for the great suggestions – I’ll definitely be checking those out!

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    January 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Nice article! 🙂 Do you have your own podcasts? If yes, kindly email me, giovanni@noble-manhattan.com. Thank you! 🙂

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    January 15, 2018 at 10:32 am

    My favorite podcast would be Dan’s Hardcore History. It is a revisionist take on history and I highly recommend it if you love history. I usually listen to podcast when I do chores or work in the garden.

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    Joylee Armeje
    October 11, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Oh wow! I actually got interested to try listening to the ones you mentioned! I don’t think I tried any of them before, but I tried listening to podcasts from the Mormon Channel. I like Sheri Dew’s podcasts on Mormon Channel. She’s like Terri who interviews successful people and give lessons on their successes. 🙂

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    October 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Podcasts are such a great modern tool! I love continuing my education and absorbing what others have to offer. I love mini meditations, will have to check this one out!

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    October 10, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I love this so much! I love reading but don’t get to do it as much as I’d like anymore. Podcasts are such a great idea! I also love the idea about a meditation on the way to work!

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    October 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I started listening to podcasts about 18 months ago and fell in love with them . With all the driving around (errands, kids programs, etc.) they have been a great method to learn something new and feel enriched. I bit the bullet at the beginning of 2017 and launch my own podcast which has been lots of fun to create!

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    October 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I’ll have to see about listening to podcasts. Good option since I don’t have much time to read right now.

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