I absolutely love it when people use their social media platforms to educate, encourage, and uplift women. In the last year, I have grown to absolutely love listening to Podcasts. Even though my commute to work has changed recently, I make it my business to tune in to each and every episode of my top 5 podcasts. In fact, I often repeat episodes to make sure I captured all the teachable moments.
So without further delay, below are my top 5 Podcast and the reasons why I make the space and time for them.
1. T.D. Jakes Potter’s House:
If you really know me it is very likely that at some point you have heard me mention something I learned from Bishop T.D. Jakes. Not only is Bishop a Bible Scholar, He is an amazing teacher. Don’t you hate when you listen to a sermon and the pastor barely scratches the surface of a profound piece of scripture? Well, the Bishop does not hold back. His 30 minute mini-sermons/devotions have literally changed my life. It’s to the point where I can tell which sermon he chopped up to make the podcast. I can also finish some of his sentences.
Don’t get it twisted. I’m not obsessed with the man, but I sincerely thank God for using the Bishop as his messenger. I cannot imagine not having access to this podcast for my early morning commute, pep talk when I’m down, or voice of reason when I’m frustrated about something in my life. Check it out.
2. The Fab Wives Unfiltered:
I stumbled upon this amazing group do women on Instagram and I have been hooked ever since. I love how I can listen to an episode and immediately feel some relief about our similar marital problems or frustrations. Not only are these women open and candid, I can relate to their backgrounds and pick up a lot of cultural references that I don’t always see shared on other media platforms. These ladies always leave me with something to work towards as a wife. They also challenge me to keep married life interesting and love on myself. They are the quintessential group of friends every woman needs to make sure “Mom life” and married life do not take over.
3. The Read:
Isn’t the read in everyone’s podcast library? What’s not to love about these Black Culture connoisseurs? Since my life is so busy, the Read keeps me up to date with any and all thing entertainment. The hosts are besties in my head. Plus it’s always great when you don’t have to argue about the amazing Goddess that Tina and Mathew Knowles placed on this earth– Beyonce. Blue, Sir, and Rumi have a mama who snatches wigs and sells out shoes for a living and the hosts on The Read sips the same kool-aid with me on this topic.
4. Deeper than Work:
While this may not be the sexiest topic or podcast, I love listening to ways women can maximize their earning potential in their respective fields. The host is super smart, informative, and fun. Even if you think you have the most fabulous job/career, you can never get to comfortable and should always consider ways to stay on top of the Rat Race.
5. Clever Girls Know:
The CGK Podcast is nothing short of amazing. If you’re battling student loans and/or have surreal personal finance issues or just want to make smart decisions about money, you should listen to this podcast regularly. The Host breaks down the best ways to live your best life while saving and investing money. It is catered to women of color and addresses some of the problems we see with people of color.
The Social Work Podcast has been around for well over 10 years. It’s informative, academic, and practical advice for people in the social work profession, especially those who want to have a clinical practice.
Do you have a favorite Podcast? Share with me in the comments. I’m always open to knowledge, learning, and improving my life.
Until next time, take care!