Podcasts You Should Listen To

You know one of the things I hate about the offseason?

There is crap all to watch (or listen to).

Then there are road trips and endless travel to get to holiday parties or destinations.

Which is why podcasts are the perfect gift to have this festive season.

What is a podcast I hear you ask?

Simply put, podcasts are a series of audio episodes on a particular theme.  Think of them as internet radio instalments or series.  They can range from anything.  From news, politics, and travel, no topic is uncovered.

Once you enter the broadcast world of Internet radio, the world is your oyster.

Podcasts are my education.  From keeping me informed, inspired, and motivated, not a day goes by without an episode of one of the many series, get’s listen to.

Listening time ranges from, running, and commuting to and fro from work, and daily housework to road trips.

If you are new to this world and have no idea where to start you have a couple of options.

  1. Listen to something that interests you
  2. Get recommended one by a friend
  3. Or – Choose from the list below

40 Podcasts to Listen to this Off-Season

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Straight & Curly

Hands down this have to be one of my all-time favourite podcasts. (So much so I support them on Patreon.)

You WILL look forward to each Wednesday as you will get to hang out with your new BFF Carly & Kelly, as they discuss what they have road-tested, life hacks, what has kicked their ass, and what they kicked ass in.

It’s fresh, it’s fun, and it’s real.  You will laugh, you will cry, but they will bring out the best of you.

Operation Move

Zoey is dedicated to making sure you find the joy in your running, and your purpose and helps give your training structure.  There is no doubt you’ll find some inspiration along the way.


Nike has learned through years of research and working with the world’s top athletes that we are greatest isn’t born, it’s trained.

* There has been a lot of negative talk about Nike of late with the Mary Cain story. 

Yes, no female should have gone through what she went through, and I think we have a long way to go when it comes to the way you treat & train women in sports.  We ARE built differently, and so our training HAS to be designed differently for us (females) to perform at their best. 

Regardless of that, and whatever opinion you have about Nike, this podcast is interesting. 

Spart Chicks Radio

Sharing inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried and tested from successful women (and a few good men) in all walks of life. Jen will help you find the courage and bravery to chase your dreams

Physical Performance Show

Gold Coast Physio Brad Beer wants you to be educated and inspired to pursue your physical best.  The show features interviews with inspiring physical performers.

The Purple Patch

While a triathlon-based podcast, this show hosted by Matt Dixon is for any athlete wanting to be empowered and educated and to also integrate sport into life.

Ladies We Need to Talk

Diving straight into all the difficult taboo topics that we don’t talk about but should.  Yumi Stynes will make you feel more comfortable about talking about the uncomfortable.

Deliciously Ella

Open honest conversations about mental and physical health and wellness.

Kwik Brain

Want to learn, read and remember anything in half the time?  Then this series is a must.  It’s a fun, quick fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time.

The Same 24 Hours

We all have the same 24 in the day, but it’s what we do in those 24 hours that make our greatest health, happiness, and success.

Savvy Psychologist

With Dr Jade Wu you will meet life’s challenges with evidence-based research, a sympathetic ear, and ZERO judgment.  No topic is uncovered, there is something for everyone.

The Chalene Show

I have been a fan of Chalene since 2010 when I was introduced to her Turbofire program.

With over 500 episodes Chalene covers everything from life coaching to personal development, diet, and nutrition.  Chalene will take you on a ride.

Build Your Tribe

This brings me to the BYT family, Chalene’s other podcast.

Now whether or not you are a seasoned entrepreneur or just having a dabble in a home business.  This show will have you covered.  Co-host with her son Brock, this show will help you grow your business, and give you great tips on building your social media to grow your email list.

The Mindful Kind

Host Rachael has such a calm soothing voice, that you can’t help but feel more relaxed.

If you are wanting to incorporate more meaningful mindfulness in your life then this show is for you.

Your Deam Life Starts Here

What would you do if you knew anything was possible and you simply could not fail?  Kristina Karlson aka Kikki. K (stationary) asks this question to all of her guests.

Explore the possibilities of creating your dream life.  Be inspired by each of her guests so you can create the future that you love.

From Crappy to Happy

Designed for people on the move who may be feeling low in energy mood or motivation.  From crappy to happy will give you tips to help you live your best life.

Stand out Life

Want to live a stand-out life?  Ali Hill is dedicated to living boldly amongst the business.  In each interview, she talks to influential people to chat about how they live their life with purpose.


Love true crime?  Then unravel is for you. Each season covers a different true crime Australian story.

Black Hands

In 1994 a mass murder in NZ divided the nation.  This is that story.  Who did it?

There were two suspects, one of whom lay dead from a single gunshot wound to the head, the other the only survivor.

Who was the killer?

The Teachers Pet

A star football player and teacher.  His student lover, and a wife that vanishes.

What happened to Lyn Dawson?

While this podcast is currently not available in Australia, pending Chris Dawson’s trial for the murder of his wife, Lyn.


Unsolved crimes and podcasts are a huge hit, and this one while still unsolved will raise questions.

Mother of two Maria James was stabbed to death in her Melbourne bookshop in 1980.  Her killer was never found.


A Belgium backpacker visited Byron Bay in May 2019 when he vanished.

The Australian (newspaper) joins the unofficial search party in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of Theo.

My Mum Says My Memoir Is a Lie

Rosie Waterland reads her memoir “The Anti-Cool Girl”.  It’s about her childhood, growing up and living with drug and alcohol-addicted parents.

When her mum got sober, she read the book and had many thoughts, most of which is her memoir is a lie.

In each episode Rosie reads a chapter and then they talk through it.  Is it false? What happened?

Science with Dr. Karl

Why do farts smell bad in the shower?  Why do we have toenails? Why do certain sounds give you goosebumps? And More.

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions.

Forgotten Australia

Incredible true stories of Australian history that you never learned in history class.

Each episode will have you learn something new about Australian history.

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Jamie’s dad wrote a dirty book “Belinda Blinked”.

Instead of ignoring it, Jamie decided to read it to the world.  With the help of his best friends, James & Alice, Jamie reads a chapter each week and dives deeper into the world of “erotic fiction”.

It’s (the book) so bad, it’s good.

The Art of Decluttering

Amy & Kirsty are professional organizers.  This dynamic duo will give you tips and tricks to declutter your life from cleaning out your wardrobe to things they have learned from their clients.

If you need help to get your life in order, then you will love this show.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

A weekly podcast hosted with her sister Elizabeth, you will be wrapped in discussions, tips and ideas about good habits and how to make your life happier.

You’ll learn about how your tendency can help (or hinder) you being happier.

(I’m an obliger).

Do the thing

Hosted by Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban, explores what’s been missing every time you tried to ‘do the thing’.

With tips and tricks to help you finally change the patterns and level up.

The Happiness Lab

Dr Laurie Santos a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University, is the host of this fascinating show.

Backed by scientific research and real-life stories, you’ll change the way you think about happiness.

No Filter

Each week Mia Freedman of Mamamia has candid conversations with incredibly interesting people who have fascinating stories to tell and share. From Serena Williams, John Edwards, Liane Moriarty to so many more.


Ology, the study of… (insert your field of choice here).

Each week, charming host Alie Ward covers it all.  She asks the smart people (the ologists) stupid questions that we all want to know.

It’s fun, it’s quirky and you will learn stuff.

Pineapple Project

Presented by Claire Hooper (Seasons 1-3), and Jan Fran (Season 4 & beyond).

The Pineapple Project takes on life’s prickly bits and will help you make it sweeter to deal with.

Season 1 is all about tackling finances.

Season 2 is all about work.

Season 3 takes on being organised.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

We’ve all done it.  We’ve all asked someone “How are you?” and then given the response “good”, or “ok” or “fine”.

But what if you’re not?  What if you are feeling terrible?

Nora McInerny does just that, she interviews people who have been through some crappy things.  You will get their honest answers.  It’s funny, sad, awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s real.  And that’s the reason I keep listening to it.

Strong Women

I’m a new fan of this show.  I stumbled across it as the host Hollie Grant was featured on one of the other podcasts I listen to.

Hollie interviews women from all different walks of life.  You still learn how strong it is on different aspects.  Strong doesn’t mean physical.

You will be inspired and will encourage you to be strong in your own life.

Trust & Believe

Fitness Trainer Shaun T will have you digging deep with his podcast.

Helping you to uncover your potential, each week Shaun will help you build your confidence and give you the advice to live your best life.

The Few Who Do

One issue, two possibilities.

Follow Jan & Marc who interview different people who are advocating for change and tackling society’s big issues.

This show will have you thinking outside the box.

Women of Influence

Host Kate Meade is on a mission.  To find the most incredible Australian women who have done remarkable things.

  • From raising foster families.
  • Running cattle stations.
  • To Live inspirational lives.

Many of these women we have never heard of, don’t mean they aren’t doing extraordinary things.


One of the music buffs out there.

Listen to the stories behind how your favourite song was “inspired” with this Triple J podcast.

Like a Version

The concept is simple.  A band or a musician come into the Triple J studio plays one of their songs, and then do a cover.

If you want to discover new music, or just love music, then you’ll enjoy this show.


* I recommend seasons 1 & 2, seasons 3 may interest you, but each episode is a different story, and to be honest, I gave up after 3 episodes.

Sarah Koenig tells one story, a true story.

Season 1 tells the story of Hae Min Lee, who disappeared after school one day.  Six weeks later her classmate and ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is arrested for her murder.

Season 2 tells the story of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl who on one night, walked away from camp into the Afghanistan night and the consequences of that decision.

Have a podcast to recommend to me?

Comment below with your suggestions or thoughts.

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