3 Podcasts That I Am Slightly Obsessed With

I have been slightly obsessed with 3 podcasts lately…okay…it’s  full on obsession, let’s be real.  I sometimes get tired of the same songs over and over on the radio and I don’t want to pay for satellite radio.  Also, during the school year (I am a teacher), my ride home can be anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.  This is my PERFECT time to listen to podcasts.  **Warning/Disclaimer or Whatever You Want to Call It**…these 3 podcasts do use explicit language so they are not what you want to listen to when you’re picking the kids up from school or carpooling.

By The Book

OMG…this is the best podcast ever!!! Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer read different self-help books and then LIVE them for 2 weeks.  The follow the rules, activities, mantras…whatever the book tells them to do.  They then talk about their experiences and then recommend whether to read the book or not.  The podcast is interspersed with conversations with each of their husbands along with other family members.  As it states, it’s half self-help show, half comedy show.  Some explicit language in this podcast.  They also have a Facebook group that you can join called By The Book Community.  ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PODCAST!!

Truth and Dare

This podcast is all about female empowerment.  Their tagline is speaking our truth and daring to change.  The two millennials who host the show are Allie Van Fossen and Carly Talbot.  Even though they are young, they have old souls and they talk about issues and problems that women of various age groups can relate to.  This podcast has a lot of explicit language so if that sort of thing bothers you, I’m giving you fair warning.  Allie has an Facebook group called Live Your Journey and it is wonderful, especially if you are a yogi, like daily inspiration, enjoy meditation, etc.  It is an extremely supportive and welcoming group.

Your Kickass Life

This is a podcast hosted by Andrea Owen.  She is a life coach and she discusses many issues and self-help strategies that women of many ages face.  This podcast can also have its fair share of explicit language.  Andrea often has guests on the podcast that talk about different areas, such as therapy, finances, books they’ve written, etc.  She also offers her life coach services if you are on the lookout for one.   When you see her picture, you may think…how can this beautiful blond know anything about what I’ve gone through in my life?  She looks like she has it all together and then some.   Actually, she has had a pretty tough life, which makes her more relatable and she really doesn’t take herself too seriously.  I really like her:)


  • These podcasts sounds amazing !I am going to check them out right now because if I don’t I will forget about them in 10 minute! lol. Thanks for sharing!

  • I don’t get a chance to listen to podcasts much, but these all sound awesome. I am going to check them out.

    • I listen to them in the car when I’d be listening to the radio anyway:)

  • These are really inspiring and entertaining podcast. It would really be nice to find out how female empowerment as well as the other self help tools do work out. This can really be educational too with all the insights.

  • Sounds like you found some great podcasts. Anything that helps build you up is wonderful in my book. I’ve actually never listen to any pod casts but it is a great idea for a change of pace since radio does not play the best music lately.
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    • I agree…some days I just need a change from the same old music.

  • My son turned my not pod cast and I have found many I have enjoyed listening and learning. Will have to check yours out.
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  • I will certainly have to check these out. I’m very new to podcast listening and am currently just obsessed with business ones but I was looking for someone different. Thanks foadr sharing.

  • I have to say I have never really listened to podcasts. I will have to check these out!

    • I’m glad to hear someone else shares my podcast obsession…lol.

  • I keep hearing a lot about podcasts at the moment and I really think they are something I need to think about trying to listen to, perhaps I’ll start with truth or dare, that sounds interesting.
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    • Definitely give it a listen, but be prepared for explicit language.

  • These sound like really good podcasts. I have been trying to listen to more podcasts lately.

  • I was never really one for podcasts until one long trip abroad which changed my mind and now always looking for new ones to list to. I want to list to the millennials first and hear what they have to say then try the other two.
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  • Your headline had me a Podcast. I’m very much a podcast junkie and always looking for new ones. I love By the Book and am adding the others to my list to try.
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    • If you like self-help books, you will LOVE By the Book…so awesome.

  • My best friend is obsessed with podcasts, I’ll have to pass these recommendations along. The first one sounds like a hoot, I may have to dive in.
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  • I love listening to Your Kickass Life! It’s a great podcast especially for when I need to get a self-boost. I haven’t heard of the other 2 but they seem just as awesome!

    • I love Kickass too…she really puts it all out there and makes you think.

  • I think I’m the ONLY person on the planet who hasn’t gotten into podcasts yet… I just don’t have a long commute, work that lets me listen to podcasts while working (I’m a writer, so this would be hard), etc. But the kick-ass one sounds kick-ass, haha!

    • You aren’t the only one, trust me, have gotten lots of comments from others who haven’t listened either. Give it a try.

  • It’s been a while since I listend to podcasts and it’s nice to know what shows are worth it! These are all so interesting!

  • I have really been getting into podcasts lately. These all look like something I would want to listen to.

  • I’m always looking for new podcasts, since I don’t have the time to read anything anymore! Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  • I haven’t heard of these podcasts but they sound interesting. I have been wanting to start listening to podcasts.

  • I LOVE podcasts. I’m a big fan of your kick-ass life. I also really love the story telling ones like This American Life and Serial.

  • Honestly, I have never listened to podcasts. However, I really have the desire to do so, it is just the element of time that is missing in my life. I planned to listen to one before, right before bedtime and I fell asleep on it. I will bookmark this article and get back to it for reference when I do finally find some “me” time.

    • The only time I really have to listen to podcasts is in the car so I understand that time element.

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