Load up your device with podcasts that entertain and motivate. Here are a few staff picks.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
ABOUT THIS SHOW: Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Better Than Before” gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s co-host and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of The Onward Project.
The Sheri + Nancy Show
ABOUT THIS SHOW: Sheri Salata, executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show and former co-president of Harpo Studios and OWN, and Nancy Hala, Fortune 500 brand strategist and storyteller, take listeners on a “Thelma and Louise” style ride as they set out to rebrand and redefine midlife. The two fifty-somethings, friends for decades, have each reached a crossroads and are launching a daring quest to make the rest of their dreams come true. From getting in the shape of their lives, to calling in their soulmate men, they’ll take you behind the scenes as they enlist experts to elevate their lives to whole new levels in health and wellness, spirituality and happiness, romance and sex, friends and family, creativity and innovation, adventure and discovery, sanctuary and beauty, and money and abundance.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
ABOUT THIS SHOW: Less like a podcast and more like coffee with friends, Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, and interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you’re going to hear about it. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, confetti poppers, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and soccer. You’ll love the conversation in every episode, released on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Productive Woman
ABOUT THIS SHOW: A podcast intended to help busy women find the tools and the encouragement to manage their lives, time, stress and stuff so they can accomplish the things that matter most to them. Released weekly and hosted by Laura McClellan. Laura is a lawyer, a writer, a productivity enthusiast and a tech geek. Married for 40 years to her high school sweetheart, with whom she’s raised five amazing kids, she’s passionate about encouraging women in their individual journeys. She says, “So many women feel inadequate, insecure, and overwhelmed in their roles as wives, mothers, workers, caretakers and citizens. I don’t pretend to have the answers, but I love to share what I’ve learned, encourage other women, and see how we can help each other find peace and purpose in the roles that matter so much to us.”