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July 28, 2019


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Podcasts are amazing. 

Free education. 

And who’d say no to that?

Not me, that’s for sure.

I’ve been listening to podcasts for SO many years and it’s what got me into starting an online business, personal development, and productivity in the first place.

There is so much free information out there and inspiring people who teach it. 

Podcasts are a wonderful resource if you want to learn a new skill (like starting a blogging business), listen to your favorite documentary on the go, or just want a little company to help make you feel less alone. 

I’m obsessed with podcasts and I’ve learned so much about everything and anything.

The issue nowadays is that I feel like EVERYONE has a podcast and there are so many to choose from.

There is basically a podcast jungle going on and it can be hard to navigate through it. 

With that said, I’ve gathered my absolute favorite podcasts for 20 somethings and entrepreneurs.

Now, fear not – this list doesn’t solely apply to millennials, there is a little something for everyone here, especially if you have dreams of starting your own business and obsessed with productivity and personal development – like me. 




Wait, What Are Podcasts?

Hold the phone.

If you’re spanking new to the world of podcasting, where have you been?

I’m only kidding, I’ve got you, girl. 

Podcasts are audio files you can listen to on your phone, on the go, when you clean the house, work out, take your dog for a walk – during your downtime basically. 

They are completely free and you can easily subscribe to your favorite podcasts in the podcast app on your phone. 

Podcasts are like audiobooks broken down into series and with a variety of topics. 



The Best Podcasts For 20 Somethings and Entrepreneurs:


The Best Podcasts For 20 Somethings And Entrepreneurs



1. The Confused Millennial with Rachel Litlop

I really enjoy Rachel’s blog, The Confused Millennial, so I knew I would enjoy her podcast. She reads her blog posts aloud and includes extended insight behind every blog posts.

She also has guests on her show, including Ruth Soukup (an inspiring blogger and entrepreneur)! 

Rachel is honest, authentic and relatable.

Topics include:

  • Personal growth
  • Spirituality
  • Wellness
  • Career
  • Yes, the general millennial life

Check out the podcast here



2. Perfectionism Project with Sam Laura Brown

I instantly connected with Sam and I have been a regular reader of her blog

Her accent is really enjoyable as well (if you’re into Australian accents).

Sam is totally unfiltered and she doesn’t even edit her episodes. 

I really appreciate her rawness and unfiltered approach. 

Topics include: 

  • Habits
  • Self-improvement
  • Overcoming perfectionism

Check out the podcast here



3. Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield is THE go-to gal when it comes to online marketing. 

She certainly knows her stuff, after creating a multi-million dollar company. 

Fun fact: Amy used to work with Tony Robbins. 

That says something about the value of the information she delivers on her podcast. 

Amy’s podcast is an absolute must for any small biz owners out there looking to up her strategy game when it comes to course creation and online marketing. 

I’ve learned so much from Amy, it’s totally insane that it’s all for free. 

Topics include:

  • Online marketing
  • Growing an email list
  • Webinars
  • Inspiring guest interviews

Check out the podcast here



4. Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher

  • Jenna’s style.
  • Jenna’s voice. 
  • Jenna’s story.
  • Jenna’s down-to-earth-ness.

Yes to all of the above.

It was an instant connection.

Whenever I listen to Jenna’s podcast, I feel like I’m just hanging out with a like-minded gal. 

In the least creepy way possible, I feel like Jenna and I are friends. 

I never miss an episode of Goal Digger.

There are two new episodes every week – that is A LOT of (good) content. 

She does a great job of keeping it real and I think you’re definitely going to connect with her. 

Topics include:

  • Online business
  • Marketing
  • Real-life
  • Real talks
  • Guest interviews

Check out the podcast here



5. RISE with Rachel Hollis

If you’re not yet familiar with Ms. Rachel Hollis – under what rock have you been hanging out?

Just kidding (kind of).

Rachel Hollis is THE girl boss. 

After reading both her books, Girl Stop Apologizing, and Girl Wash Your Face, I was bound to get hooked on her podcast too. 

Topics include:

  • Personal growth
  • Online business
  • Mindset
  • Amazing guest interviews (including Joe Biden, Brendon Burchard, Gretchen Rubin)

Check out the podcast here

BONUS – Rachel also has a podcast with her hubby, Dave Hollis called RISE Together. Also great! Love them.



6. Simple Pin Podcast with Kate Ahl

Simple Pin Podcast is THE go-to podcast for everything and anything Pinterest

The podcast is run by Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media who specializes in managing Pinterest for businesses and bloggers. 

It’s all about pinning with a purpose. 

It’s SO good and truly the best Pinterest education out there. 

If you’re a blogger who uses Pinterest for traffic – this is a must-listen. 

I’ve learned so much from Kate. 

Topics include:

  • Pinterest marketing (the how, the what and what not to do)
  • Guest interviews with bloggers who have had success with Pinterest.

Check out the podcast here

Related read: Pinterest Traffic Avalanche Review – My Honest Opinion



7. The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon

A must-listen podcast for small biz owners who want to dive deeper into social media marketing and all its powers. 

Hosted by Julie Solomon, a New York Times best-selling publicist and marketing strategist herself.

She knows her stuff!

Topics include:

  • Social media marketing
  • Influencer marketing
  • Online business
  • Guest interviews 

Check out the podcast here



8. Don’t Keep Your Day Job

This. Podcast. Is. So. Inspiring. 

If you’re like me – a gal who wants more out of life than her 9 to 5 – this podcast was made for you (and me). 

Hosted by Cathy Heller, a creative and songwriter. 

It’s all about finding your passion, making money doing what you love, being location and financially independent, your own boss and more. 

Building a life you REALLY want to live.

She also has inspiring guests on her show – creative entrepreneurs who have paved the way before us.

So many good tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

Topics include:

  • Going after your dreams
  • Quitting the 9 to 5
  • Living your life with and on purpose
  • Making a living from what you love
  • Guest interviews (including Mandy Moore, Seth Godin, Bobbi Brown and Gretchen Rubin.)

Check out the podcast here



9. She Did It Her Way by Amanda Boleyn

I’ve been following Amanda and her business for a while now and it’s taking OFF.

She’s amazing and I love her podcast so much.

Amanda is super cool, down to earth and a real thrill to listen to.

This podcast is all about the women out there who were meant for more and dream of leaving their 9-5 so they can pursue the life of their dreams. 

I am one of these women, I listened to this podcast and I was inspired to go for it. 

So, thanks, Amanda. 

I highly recommend this one. 

Topics include:

  • Starting a business
  • Guest interviews (including the lovely Jenna Kutcher, Amy Porterfield, and more amazing women!)
  • Building an online presence
  • Productivity

Check out the podcast here



10. The Productive Life Project by Megan Minns

You guys know I am a sucker for anything that relates to productivity. 

Megan Minns’ podcast is where I get my daily productivity dose and she speaks directly to entrepreneurs and women who side hustle. 

Love it. 

Topics include:

  • Productivity
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Online business

Check out the podcast here


the best podcasts for 20 somethings

Listening to podcasts has changed my life and I hope they can change yours too – for the better, obviously.



11. Manifestation Babe with Kathrin Zenkina

Listening to the Manifestation Babe podcast is honestly one of my favorite ways to start the day. 

Kathrin’s aim is for the listener to be in a better mood after finishing each episode, and she’s never failed me. 

Great energy, interesting and inspiring topics, and good talks. 

Everything you want and need in a podcast. 

Try starting your day with this one!

Topics include:

  • Mindset
  • Money
  • Personal development

Check out the podcast here



12. Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder

Lori Harder is a fitness-cover-gal gone personal development addict (she says so herself).

She is also the author behind the motivational book, A Tribe Called Bliss

In her podcast, Earn Your Happy, she gives you tools, ideas, and motivation to take action on the life you want. 

It’s all about elevating your life, business, and your relationships. 

She’s funny too (always a plus).

Topics include:

  • Online business
  • Happiness
  • Overcoming fears
  • Guest interviews
  • Personal growth

Check out the podcast here



13. WorkParty with Jaclyn Johnson

Jaclyn Johnson is the CEO and founder of Create & Cultivate – which is an online platform and offline conference for women looking to pursue an awesome career and a #GIRLBOSS kind of life. 

This one is SO good and inspiring. (I know I say this about all of ’em but  you can’t really blame me, can you?)

If you’re a small biz owner or just want to connect with like-minded girl bosses and take inspiration from other successful women, this podcast is for you.

I plan on going to the next Create & Cultivate event in 2020 and I cannot wait to see this podcast live in action.  

Topics include: 

  • The Girlboss lifestyle
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Guest interviews (including Busy Philipps, Jenna Kutcher, Sophia Bush.)
  • Live shows

Check out the podcast here (love their design!)



14. The Mariah Coz Show

Mariah Coz is a seven-figure business owner who teaches people to create and launch online courses. 

There is so much value in her podcast if you are considering creating an online course (or a digital product).

Topics include:

  • Course creation
  • Email list building
  • Webinars
  • Sales funnels
  • Launching online courses

Check out the podcast here



15. Almost 30 with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

I couldn’t NOT include the Almost 30 podcast on this list.

I’ve been a listener for a few years now and it was actually one of the podcasts that led me to start my blog.

Not because this podcast has anything to do with running an online business, but I was just feeling it – inspired.

I love Krista and Lindsey’s energy. 

They also have a highly active Facebook group for fellow millennials and women who are pushing 30. 

They’ve built up an amazing community. 

Topics include:

  • Personal growth
  • Relationships
  • Wellness
  • Millennial life (lifestyle in general)
  • Going from your 20s to 30s
  • Inspiring guest interviews

Check out the podcast here



16. Detail Therapy with Amy Landino

Amy Landino is a popular YouTuber, author and now podcaster.

I’ve been addicted to Amy’s YouTube videos for about a year now. 

Her podcast is all about interviewing successful guests. She goes behind the scenes and gets into the dirty details on how they got to where they are today and how they became the best versions of themselves. 

Details that certainly spark inspiration for me, and hopefully for you too. 

Topics include: 

Check out the podcast here



17. The Marie Forleo Podcast

Ms. Marie Forleo.

Who does not love Marie?

I’ve been inspired and motivated by Marie for years.

I’d choose her YouTube show, MarieTV, over Netflix any day.

I highly recommend tuning in if you haven’t yet watched her show. 

Marie is a personal development guru and her podcast is one of my regular go-to’s. 

The quality of this podcast is so good, you guys. 

“The place to be to create a business and life you love” – Marie Forleo. 

The quote above pretty much sums it up. 

Topics include: 

Check out the podcast here.



18. Do It Scared with Ruth Soukup

I love this podcast just because of its name alone. 

But, as it turns out, it’s also a wonderful poddie. (“Poddie” – is this a thing? I guess so.)

Hosted by Ruth Soukup, a highly successful blogger in the organization and blogging niche. 

Her podcast is all about overcoming your fears and going after the life you want, based on her book with the same name. 

As a bonus, Ruth has a really cute voice and the podcast feels so friendly. 

Topics include:

  • Productivity
  • Organization
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity
  • Overcoming fear
  • Guest interviews

Check out the podcast here



19. Pursuit With Purpose with Melyssa Griffin

Melyssa is one of my favorite bloggers. 

Her story is so inspiring – she went from being a teacher to a multi-million dollar business owner after starting her online business.

Her blog is all about teaching other aspiring bloggers the ins and outs of blogging.

However, her podcast centers around going after the life you want, seeking fulfillment and happiness and well, pursuit with purpose.

This podcasts instantly puts me in a better mood and it certainly inspires. 

Topics include:

  • Personal growth
  • Happiness
  • Online business
  • Guest interviews

Check out the podcast here



20. The Mindful Kind by Rachel Kable

This podcast is a bit different but I find it SO powerful in the sense that is entirely about mindfulness and Rachel, the host, shares practical tips on how we can incorporate more mindfulness in our everyday lives. 

Let’s face it – we need that mindfulness in our lives. 

It’s hard to strive for wellbeing and stress-free life without it. 

The episodes are short and sweet and just what I need to whine down after a long day.

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness
  • How to relax
  • Practicing a positive mindset

Check out the podcast here



Before You Go 

Podcasts will make your commute (and life) so much more enjoyable. 

Plus, you’ll learn something new which is truly the best way to spend your downtime. 

And with this long list of inspiring podcasts for 20 somethings (and 30s, 40s, 50s), you are pretty much set for life on the podcast front. 

My pleasure! 🙂

What is your favorite podcast?

Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to add it to the list of recommendations above. 

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  1. Great list, thanks for sharing.

    There is also the ‘Driven Female Entrepreneur’ podcast that has weekly interview with successful women about who they built their businesses and their biggest lessons and tips.

    It’s a rich source of inspiration and role models and help female business owners to Dream Bigger and Achieve More.

  2. Alma says:

    That’s a great list for 2020! I’ll definitely try some of these, I’ve been searching for new podcasts to listen to. They always brighten my day and teach me new things.

  3. Megan says:

    Oh my god, SO many good recommendations! I’ve been looking to get into podcasts now that I’m in the working world and have a commute, and now I have so many to choose from! Plus, I didn’t realize Rachel Hollis (QUEEN!) had a podcast! Eek! Thanks for the post!

    • Mia says:

      Hey Megan! Yes podcasts are amazing for commuting! I love all of these! So glad you enjoyed this list and I hope you’ll enjoy the podcasts as much as I do. <3

  4. Kathleen says:

    My favourite podcast is Happier with Gretchen Rubin. I’ve been able to implement so many nuggets of wisdom from the show.

  5. Emily says:

    Oh man, podcasts are a lifesaver when it comes to the daily commute (mine is currently about an hour each way). I’ve found that time driving feels like SO much less of a waste when you’re learning something valuable/actionable.

    Question tho: I few months ago, I dropped my unlimited data plan to cut costs and now have to think about downloading podcasts ahead of time. Would you say it’s worth paying for Spotify Premium to avoid using data to listen while driving?

    • Mia says:

      Thanks for reading Emily! I’d say definitely invest in Spotify Premium. You can download all the episode in advance and have them be offline. Plus, there’s all that good music too 😉

  6. Beatrice says:

    I love listening to The Perfectionism Project and Manifestation Babe too! <3 If you're into Law of Attraction and modern girl manifestation, check out Kimberly Wenya Loo's podcast. I also highly recommend The Lavendaire Lifestyle podcast (and her Youtube channel) for 'calming' vibes haha!

    • Mia says:

      Yes I love The Lavendaire Podcast too, and Aileen’s channel. Should really add that one to this list. Thanks for the other tip, Beatrice! <3

  7. Ashley says:

    I am still really new to podcasts, but I’ve fell in love with them! I have usually an hour drive to work and back, so the podcasts really help pass the time as well as I feel like I’m actually being productive! Thanks so much for sharing these, I’ll definitely check them out.

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Hey it's Mia!

I started a secret blog back 2018 because #scaredofwhatotherpeoplethought but since then I have grown it into a bloomin' business, and been able to fully step into the cozy pajama lifestyle (the introvert dream). My jam is now to make ya feel a little less alone in this weird world, to help you find your thing and live your best introvert life  ⎯ the cozy way ⎯ because duh!