Podcasts to keep you Positive

The Habitat

On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there’s a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year.


Since 2002, Radiolab has been devoted to investigating a strange world. Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences.”


Forces we can’t see control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

This personal development podcast is focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives, and offers simple strategies you can implement to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.

On Being

Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

YouTube: Michael Sealey

Wonderful guided meditations for just about anything, from focusing on health positivity, 5-minute reset, calming anxiety, and just falling asleep fast.

YouTube: Yoga with Adriene

Adriene has been doing home yoga and meditation for years now, and her sessions are bright, uplifting, down-to-earth, adaptable for all skill levels, and very focused on mindfulness and positivity. She has everything quick videos for specific issues (like upper back pain or office stretching) to 30-day challenges… perfect for when they’ve just extended shelter-at-home.

Instagram: Busy Toddler

This is an incredible resource for parents of young kids – with activities for older kids during quarantine, too. Host Susie Allison has a book coming out soon, but Insta is where it’s at. Most of the content is free, and she even has a printable quarantine schedule to help keep your kids from losing their minds (and sense of normalcy).

My Brother, My Brother, and Me

An advice podcast for the modern era. The McElroy brothers are here to take your questions and turn them, alchemy-like, into wisdom.

Being Earnest Podcast

Being Earnest is a very sincere podcast where comedians Paula Skaggs and Josh Linden celebrate earnestness and honesty in their lives and across media.


Each week, comics Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell invite an equally-funny guest to passionately discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts—fast food joints and chain restaurants. Come for the heated debates over which Steak ‘n Shake menu item reigns supreme, stay for Wiger and Mitchell’s contentious (and entertaining) banter.

I Said No Gifts!

Bridger Winegar is a TV comedy writer, and the author of absurdly hysterical tweets like “I was asked to leave the Great British Baking Show tent because I wouldn’t stop washing my hair in the sinks.” The conceit of I Said No Gifts is simple; in every episode, Winegar’s guests bring him a gift, which serves as the jumping off point for a conversation on gifting and the general minutiae of their everyday lives. Steered by the dry-humored Winegar’s curiosity, the chats make for a listen that’s as soothing as it is amusing.

Office Ladies

Still hoping for a proper reunion of NBC’s The Office? Think of Office Ladies as the miniature version. Former costars and real-life friends Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (that’s Dunder Mifflin’s Pam and Angela to you) re-watch the sitcom and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to shoot the episode.

In Bed with Nick & Megan

Married actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally told the story of their relationship in a 2018 book, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History, and In Bed feels like the podcast extension of that journey. Fans of the two’s respective work on Parks and Rec and Will & Grace will love spending time with the funny-in-real-life couple as they talk to guests like Billy Porter and My Favorite Murder hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek.Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.”In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Podcast

Discover the wisdom and remarkable insights of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, world-renowned spiritual teacher, and foremost authority on how the power of your mind creates your world. Dr. Dyer’s weekly talk show on HayHouseRadio.com explores the power we have as individuals to create and manifest events in our lives.

The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

Chase Jarvis is a visionary photographer, artist, and entrepreneur. Cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, he is the founder & CEO of CreativeLive. In this show, Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights to recognize your passions and achieve your goals.

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Kwik Brain is a fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time! Your coach, Jim Kwik, is the brain & memory trainer to elite mental performers, including many of the world’s leading CEO’s and celebrities. In this easy to digest bite-sized podcast, you will discover Kwik’s favorite shortcuts to read faster, remember more, and ‘supercharge’ your greatest wealth-building asset: your brain.

20 Minutes with Browyn

For over fifteen years, Bronwyn has helped high-profile clients prepare for big moments on camera & has midwifed over 120 TEDx, TED Global & TED talks. Bronwyn’s superpower is helping people communicate in a way that breaks through the static of our everyday lives. In 20 Minutes with Bronwyn, you will get a steady dose of high voltage, practical (and highly irreverent) advice to help you dismantle the communication habits that are holding you back, while giving you the skills you need to shine.

Yoga Girl Daily

Tune in to let go of resistance from the past, forget worries for the future and allow this moment to unfold exactly as it is.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

In-depth focus on being the best version of yourself. Fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Building off the last suggestion is the “Happier” podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin. She provides some tips and practical advice for becoming happier and strategies that we can use to begin learning new good habits.

Jocko Podcast

Jocko Willink and Echo Charles talk about real world solutions to leadership, managing teams, improving discipline, martial arts, and other topics.

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.

Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today’s funniest comedians. Interviews, games and comic revelry.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. “How I Built This” is an uplifting narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz

Small speech presentations that provide the audience with thought-provoking ideas, inventions, research, and discoveries.

Rise Together

This is a podcast hosted by the husband and wife duo Rachel and Dave Hollis. Each episode provides listeners with advice regarding how they can work with others they have relationships with to continually be striving to bring out the best in each other. It truly helps listeners to be more mindful within their relationships and how each of us can work towards becoming better and more supportive partners as well as in our everyday relationships.

Unlocking Us

Join researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Working on become the best version you can be? In her shows, Oprah Winfrey (is there any other Oprah?) interviews leading personalities in spirituality, health, and well-being to inspire you and point the way to your highest potential.


If you need an empowering and inspiring podcast to listen to on your daily commute, you might want to try Changeability. In each episode, they provide strategies and tools you can use to bring more success and happiness to your life.

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Dan Harris discusses his newfound appreciation for meditation. He has guests (including neuroscientists, meditation professionals, psychologists, and leading health experts) come on his show to talk about how to train your mind.

The Daily Boost

Scott Smith offers a fresh, funny, and personable dose of motivation to help listeners make their lives more meaningful. This quick, nine-minute podcast is updated every Monday, giving you the perfect boost to start your week.

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

NPR news quiz is a good way to laugh about what is happening in the world now.

The Science of Success

Science meets psychology in this weekly podcast. Guests range from neuropsychologists and entrepreneurs to FBI hostage negotiators and mindfulness gurus, all with the goal of getting you thinking about your potential for success and learn ways to become a better version of yourself.

The School of Greatness

Through his own experiences and interviews with influential people, Howes shares stories about facing loss, dreaming big, becoming a champion, attracting wealth, and setting yourself up for success, with the hope of helping you find your sense of purpose. 

A Slob Comes Clean

Regardless of how messy your house is, you’ll always feel right at home here. With an extra-large dose of humor and some excellent, down-to-earth tips and tricks, this podcast will motivate you to tidy and scrub every inch of your house. And let’s be honest…we all have time to clean our homes these days.

The Brendon Show

Do you live a charged life? That’s the question Brendon Burchard asks listeners each time he goes live. Burchard keeps it real by sharing what he’s struggling with and working on to help you target the areas in your life you want to improve. He covers topics such as careers, work ethic, tips to boost your productivity, and how to motivate others.