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The Top 5 Podcasts: Create Your New Playlist

I want to help you create your new playlist with the top 5 podcasts.

This was one of the most useful Christmas gifts I’ve ever gotten.

How it started (my listening journey)

First, a bit of background with my obsession.

For as long as I can remember I have needed something to listen to.

But not just anything. Not like background noise.

I crave information. I like to learn new things.

When moved in with my fiance (now husband), having the television set on The History Channel at night to help me fall asleep was no longer a viable option.

Then lucky for me, the tech boom hit shortly after.

And now there are so many apps to help people like us satisfy this craving.

Stitcher. Spotify. Audible.

Apple Podcasts. Google Podcasts.

The list goes on.

But let us also mention the supporting actor category: Wireless Listening Devices.

The introduction of air pods, Bluetooth, wireless headsets (however you refer to them), were also a game-changer!

At last, I could lie in bed at night with my podcasts without disturbing my other half!

What was once reserved for a leisure activity (read: lazy Sunday afternoon), listening to podcasts has at times become a replacement for the television, radio, or even a book, in my opinion.

The most obvious reason is portability. You can listen anywhere while doing anything.

Even constantly if you chose to.

It can also make the most mundane of chores less dreadful.

Suddenly that pile of laundry is now looking a lot more fun since that new episode notification!

I will now share some of your new favorite podcasts by category (hopefully, you will discover a few gems).

Criminal Element

The Top 5 Podcasts by Genre

Top 5 Podcasts: True Crime

  1. Serial
  2. My Favorite Murder
  3. Atlanta Monster
  4. The Dream
  5. In the Dark
  • Honorable Mention: Crime Junkie
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Top 5 Podcasts: Media/News

  1. NPR Embedded
  2. On The Media
  3. This American Life
  4. Marketplace
  5. Savvy Social Podcast
  • Honorable Mention: What a Day

Top 5 Podcasts: Motivational

  1. Oprah’s Master Class
  2. Wellness Mama
  3. Get Busy Living
  4. The Daily Boost
  5. The Model Health Show
  • Honorable Mention: The Science of Success

Top 5 Podcasts: Pop Culture

  1. The Joe Rogan Experince
  2. NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour
  3. Decoder Ring
  4. Snap Judgement
  5. You’re Wrong About
  • Honorable Mention: The Watch

Top 5 Podcasts: Lifestyle

  1. Zero to Travel
  2. The Gluten-Free School Podcast (make my recipe for these gluten-free crispbreads while you listen)
  3. Breaking Beauty
  4. Fresh Air
  5. The Splendid Table
  • Honorable Mention: How I Built This

What do you think of your new playlist?

I hope that I was able to help you create your new playlist with The Top 5 podcasts.

As you can tell, it’s an eclectic mix.


Have you listened to any of these?

What are some of your favorite podcasts?


Let me know, I’m always looking for something new!

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