10 of the Best Underrated Podcasts to Upgrade Your Life
Podcasts are having a serious moment right now. While there are many popular shows leading the charts from some seasoned vets, like Joe Rogan and Anna Faris, there are still so many great shows that get overlooked. Shows that don't have (or need) the celebrity glitz or major media companies to produce them. Shows that still give you the Oprah-like chills, thought-provoking interviews, and lifestyle tips we want with the secret pleasure of feeling like we've just discovered a new underground indie band that hasn't pierced the radio wavelengths yet.
Get ready to upgrade your dorm room listening sessions, your work-time ritual, and your soul. The following shows are hidden gems that we're sure you'll soon be obsessed with!
The Real Reel With Natalie Barbu
Real conversations with real people. YouTuber (and recent college grad) Natalie Barbu pulls back the filter and gives us a look at life beyond the social media highlight reels.
You won't find interviews with celebrities or thought-leaders like Brené Brown, which are great and all, but sometimes it's more relatable to hear candid convos with people that work a 9-to-5, are working toward getting their degree in college, and are trying to find a healthy balance in the real world.
Heavy Topics With Lightweights
YouTube guru Aja Dang and health and wellness enthusiast Laura Varney join forces to tackle some heavy topics with a heavy pour of wine. It's unfiltered and always sure to leave you with a new token of advice. If you're in the mood to broaden your horizons, learn something new, and get a nice laugh at the same time, check out this podcast.
When aren't relationships complicated?! This podcast is funny, relatable, and always sure to help you through whatever dating woes you're facing at the moment. Lauren Leonelli and Jenifer Golden are like your go-to friends who know how to nurse a bad heartbreak, give you a much-needed self-love-inducing pep talk, and make you belly laugh all at the same time.
This is the podcast that teaches you everything about money you won't ever learn in school, even if you're a finance major. Money mogul Nicole Lapin (author of the bestselling books: Rich Bitch, Boss Bitch, and Becoming Super Woman) and editor in chief of Entrepreneur Jason Feifer join forces to school you on money. From gender dynamics, like who's supposed to pay for the bill on a date, to family dynamics, like working with your siblings, no topic is off limits.
Carrie Rad's podcast is like Super Soul Sunday, but from someone we can really relate to. Carrie's on this soul-searching adventure with us and she doesn't cut corners. She talks sex, aging, addiction, self-care; whenever you're feeling down and need a little sugar, tune in to this podcast.
My Best Break-Up
Breakups build us into the people (and lovers) we become. That's why it's so important to talk about them! Heartbreak doesn't heal by hiding the pain under a pint of ice cream. Unless of course, that ice cream is paired with some good, cathartic conversations about love, loss, and bouncing back.
The Daily Home Edit
Looking to style up your dorm or home? Obsessed with watching DIY interior design videos on YouTube? The Daily Home Edit is an easy, on-the-go podcast (under 10 minutes) with quick design tips, style hacks, and lots of decor inspo to jazz up your personal space. Whether you're in a new apartment or dorming on campus, you'll feel like a true adult in your new space.
The Perfectionism Project
Ever find yourself trying to be the top student? Perfect child? Best partner? Chances are, you may be falling victim to perfectionism. Most of us have been there, trying to control everything around us while seemingly failing at all of it for biting off more than we can chew. Sam Laura Brown's podcast (formerly known as The Smart Twenties Podcast) offers up strategies to get out of your own way and release yourself from the dying need to be perfect 24/7. You'll thank yourself later for listening to this one.
Safe For Work
If you're fresh out of college or just new to the working world, this is a great podcast for you! From dealing with difficult bosses to learning how to ask for a raise or even tips on how to effectively call out sick, Safe For Work is as funny as it is helpful. Navigate your way around the office and into the career of your dreams.
Detail Therapy is like free therapy to help you get out of your own head and start building the future you've been waiting for. Amy Landino is an author and YouTuber asking all the burning questions we're dying to know from some very successful entrepreneurs.