If you follow me on TikTok, then you’ve seen my favorite podcasts featured in a video. That’s a quick and easy way for those that don’t want to read or want details.
Now, for those that want the details and love to see what I have to share — let’s do this.
I’m not sure what it is, but I am in my podcasts are greater than the radio + Apple Music phase. Until Beyonce drops her next album, then I’ll be listening. But until then, I will be listening to podcasts and learning more from folks out there.
One thing that I’ve taken from podcasts is listening to other people’s experiences. I think it’s interesting that I can find some way to relate. The podcasts that I’m sharing, they’re centered around Black Women and Girls.
Balanced Black Girl Podcast
Balanced Black Girl would be my number one if I had to rank my favorite podcasts. I love tuning in weekly to see what Les has to share. This podcast centers on self-care, personal development, health, and wellness. Each episode is a breath of fresh air and I can always take something from the speakers.
As I continue to listen, I find myself making changes in my life for improvement. There’s an episode on gut health, which I find important because I’ve suffered from gut health. Another episode that focuses on creating space for yourself is something else that I’ve found important as I grow. This podcast is a can’t miss in my book.
Black Girl Flow Podcast
The thing I like about Black Girl Flow is that they’re honest about not having everything together. The conversations are thought-provoking around life and love. I love the hosts of this show and how well they mesh together, as well. It’s a genuine bond for me.
Again, they’re having conversations that I feel like people can benefit from. Like the Black Luxury vs. Financial Freedom and Bougie Girl Budget conversations — I feel like these are topics that need to be talked about. Along with growing out of friendships and relationships and being okay with that. You’ll love this one, trust me.
Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
If there’s something that I think is important, it’s therapy. It’s talking about our feelings and putting everything out there. Obviously, not everyone feels that way but that is okay. The Therapy for Black Girls podcast is great for talking about things that might touch your heart, but also unveil your feelings about certain things.
There’s an episode that occurred after the Buffalo Mass Shooting and before the Uvalde Mass Shooting that talked about feelings and fears. I think having a safe space where people can gather and share their fears and feelings is so important. I really find the episodes interesting when they tie in what is going on with the world — sometimes the episodes are prepared a few weeks after the events, but there’s still thought-provoking conversation and chats about how one felt or still feels.
The Black Girl Bravado Podcast
With The Black Girl Bravado, the conversations are candid and around self-care, self-love, wellness, and so much more. Can you see the theme that I go for when it comes to my podcasts? I’m all about bettering myself and I feel this podcast falls into that category.
This podcast was the first that I got into — it led me down the path to finding other podcasts. I love the girls and their energy on this podcast. It was the first podcast that I texted my best friend, Sam. I was like “Girl, you need to listen” — we’re literally dealing with these issues and I had to let her know. I find that relatable topics keep me listening and that’s what these girls do.
As I continue to get more into podcasts, I hope to learn more. I think that’s why I love podcasts so much — I’m learning something new and taking in new information that I can share with others.
Some folks can’t work and listen to podcasts but I have found that that is my thing. It gives me the chatter that the office used to give me before I started working remotely. I love it. Most of my podcasts give me big sister vibes and as the oldest of four kids, I appreciate it. I always wanted an older sibling to give me some tips on navigating life.
Or maybe this is just thirty, where I don’t necessarily relate to all the music on the radio unless it’s the OGs — Beyonce, Rihanna, or Adele. Nonetheless, I’m loving the joy and intellect that my podcasts are bringing me.
What are some podcasts that you recommend? Any genre — true crime, lifestyle, finances, shares them all!