7 Life-Changing Podcasts of 2015

Each of these podcasts focuses on consciously creating a healthier, happier, more productive, more satisfying, and more intentional life.

Here they are in no particular order. 

1. The Rich Roll Podcast: 

Rich Roll is an ultra endurance athlete and author living in California. The description he gives for the podcast is that each week he sits down with "the best and the brightest, the most forward-thinking, paradigm-busting minds in health, and wellness, diet, nutrition, fitness, the arts, and spirituality. It’s a sort of master class in authenticity, to help you unlock and unleash your best most authentic self."

I have learned so much from this podcast. I have also learned a lot about spirituality from his wife, Julie Piatt, who is on the show frequently. Julie's own podcast will be launching this month. 

Episodes are generally about an hour or longer

2. The Lively Show

Jess Lively focuses the work she does on helping others live from their Values-based intentions - her tagline is “adding a little extra intention to your everyday.” She speaks with guests who demonstrate what living with intention means, about topics ranging from wellness to business to money to design and more. 

Episodes are generally about 30 minutes long

3. The Model Health Show

Shawn Stevenson and his co-host Jade have created a show that gives the listener information on fitness, nutrition, well-being, and healthy lifestyle habits. They’re kind of goofy and make me laugh each episode. They have some great guests and make learning about this stuff interesting. Rich Roll has actually been on the Model Health Show - they speak about different diets that they follow but that the most important thing for your health is to make sure you get lots of veggies and plant foods. You can also watch each episode in video form on his website. 

Episodes are generally about an hour long.

4. The Smart Passive Income Podcast

So passive income means doing a lot of hard work up front to create a low maintenance system in which you’ll make money passively - where the time you spend working each day is not directly correlated to the money you bring in. An example of this would be selling an e-book online that you created. You can make money while you sleep if someone buys your book. Passive income!

SPI, as it’s known, is hosted by Pat Flynn. Pat Flynn was an architect who was laid off and needed to make ends meet. He began generating passive income after creating a study guide for an architecture exam that he sold online. It snowballed from there and now he runs smartpassiveincome.com where he is very honest about his business ventures and the income he generates. He has great guests and helps the average listener become inspired to create passive income for themselves by providing us with the information, tips, and tools necessary to do so.

Episodes are generally 30 minutes to over an hour long

5. The Tim Ferriss Show

Hosted by Tim Ferriss, the author of the “The 4 Hour Workweek.” 

Tim talks a lot about habits, productivity, business, and health. His guests are all stars in those fields and really get into the details of what it means to get done what you want to get done. 

Episodes are generally 10 minutes to over an hour long.

6. The One You Feed

Created by Eric Zimmer and Chris Forbes, this podcast focuses its guests and topics around a parable:

A grandfather told his grandson that there is always a battle inside of each of us between two wolves: one that represents evil, so things like anger, jealousy, greed - and one that represents good, so things like love, hope, and empathy. The grandson asked, “Which wolf wins?” And the grandfather replied, “The one you feed.”

So this podcast is all about how to feed your good wolf with lifestyle choices and habits. These episodes are anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour long

7. Happier with Gretchen Rubin:

Happier with Gretchen Rubin is hosted by, well you guessed it, Gretchen Rubin. Her co-host is her sister, Elizabeth Craft. Gretchen is an author living in NYC and her sister is a tv writer in Los Angeles. 

Together they explore how to be happier by experimenting with lifestyle changes and quick tips. This show is very structured and is generally about a half hour long. 


What podcasts have changed your life? Please let me know in the comments!