6 podcasts for mindful living

Podcasts for Mindful Living

I listen to a TON of podcasts every day. Whether it’s while I’m cooking, cleaning or jogging outside – there is always playing something in the background. In my opinion, they can help you learn new things and just relax without you being glued to a screen. Since I really enjoy finding new ones to listen to, here’s some of my favourites:

Creative/Business Podcasts

Make it Happen: The motto of this podcast is: A podcast for curious, big-hearted, purpose-driven creatives. And that’s exactly what it is – Jen talks about truly interesting topics for creative business owners or bloggers. She tackles issues like finances, being an introvert or mastering Instagram. A big favourite.

+ Elise Gets Crafty: Elise has been a ‘personality’ in the creative business and blogging world for years, but for some reasons I never followed her anywhere. Until I found this podcast. Now I’m obsessed: it’s funny and relatable and Elise talks about a topic I love every single week. My favourites: How to start the year with intent, pursuing creative dreams and when it’s time to just go for it.

Sidehustle School: Sidehustle School is a daily podcast teaching you all about buildig a successful and sustainable side hustle. Chris talks about finding your passion, leaving out the unnecessary and gives you so many great tips. Each episode is only about ten minutes long, so I love listening to it while making coffee in the morning.

Lifestyle Podcasts

Curious Minds: I LOVE this podcast. Seriously. The topics are so interesting and different and the interviewees super-knowledgable – it’s the perfect mix. Topics range from ‘How we learn to eat’ to ‘Designing cities that fuel innovation’. As I said, a great podcast.

Happier:  This is a fun podcast to listen to on the road – filled with loads of little anecdotes and tips. It’s created by Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elisabeth Craft and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to change a few small habits in their every day life. They have one idea to ‘try at home’ every week and I’m always trying to join in. You should too!

+ TED Radio Hour: TED Radio Hour are TED talks adapted for radio. I really love listening to TED talks, but rarely find the time to do so. This is fun way to get to know great new ideas. Each episode features a few different talks on one topic – my favourite lately has been on building better cities for example – and you can learn so much about topics you normally wouldn’t think about.

+ Burnt Toast: Another “trivia” podcast that’s just plain fun to listen to. It’s edited by Food52 and naturally about food topics. It’s not the usual health and fitness info though, but interviews with famous cooks or plain fun facts. The last episode I listened to talked about how sound changes the way we taste. If you’re a foodie, this one is absolutely for you.

Spiritual Podcasts

HTB Sunday Services:  I went to HTB church while I lived in London and I definitely miss the amazing services. Thankfully there’s always podcasts – and this one provides an inspirational half hour for your everyday life. My favourite: The ladder of hope.

Reality LA podcast: Funnily enough, I found this podcast and the church through instagram! Someone recommended the latest service, I think. I listened – and subscribed immediately. They are doing a teaching series on Ephesians at the moment and it’s so insightful every time.

That’s it for now – what are your favourite podcasts? Any great new discoveries?

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  • Belinda
    June 7, 2016


    I’ll definitely check some of these out. Very interested in the Curious Minds podcast. Thanks for the list!

    • Hanna
      June 7, 2016


      You’re welcome! Let me know if you liked them :) xx

  • Smithf289
    July 11, 2017


    Your weblog is 1 of a kind, i really like the way you organize the topics. eeekcgkedebefbde

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