This post is all about the best podcasts for 20 somethings.
This post is full of the best podcasts for 20 somethings! Whether you like to listen to your podcasts on Spotify, Apple, or elsewhere, you are sure to find many podcasts that you’ll love in this post.
- Personal Growth Podcasts
- Lifestyle Podcasts
- Health Podcasts
- Business Podcasts
- Personal Finance Podcasts
- Current Event Podcasts
- Just For Fun Podcasts
Best Podcasts For 20 Somethings
Personal Growth Podcasts
Here are the absolute best personal growth podcasts for 20 somethings.
Ed Mylett is a super successful businessman and his podcast covers all the bases. If you want to improve your health, mindset, business, fitness level – he has a podcast episode for you.
He publishes new interview-style podcasts every Tuesday with amazing guests like David Goggins, Tony Robbins, and Rob Dyrdek, and he just started publishing podcasts with just him and his thoughts every Thursday.
The Ed Mylett Show is one of my favorite podcasts because of the value I get out of the episodes, and because I find Ed Mylett to be very likable and super inspiring!
The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast is hosted by husband and wife Michael Bosstick and Lauryn Evarts Bosstick. This is another podcast that talks about everything under the sun, but the general theme is bettering yourself.
Each episode, they interview new and fascinating people. The hosts have very different personalities and ways of thinking so they tend to ask great questions. They’re also super funny together which makes the podcast fun.
I just listened to this episode where they interviewed Jessica Buchanan, an American woman who was kidnapped by Somali pirates for 93 days and it was truly fascinating. 10/10 recommend listening.
Jay Shetty is an ex-monk turned personal growth expert and social media personality. His purpose, so he says, is to make “wisdom go viral”.
He interviews all sorts of people like the late Kobe Bryant, Selena Gomez, and Kendall Jenner. What I love about this podcast is that you can watch the interviews on his YouTube channel, too.
I’m a big fan of Jay Shetty and recently read his book “Think Like A Monk”. It’s a great book about how to bring more peace into your life, and I recommend it.
Check out “Think Like A Monk” on Amazon:
Andy Frisella is an entrepreneur who started the successful supplement company 1st Phorm. He is also the creator of the mental toughness challenge 75 HARD.
On his podcast, he talks about trending topics in society. He has a very no-bs attitude and definitely isn’t for everyone, but I like his podcasts about business and motivation.
Rachel Hollis’ podcasts are all about motivation, improving your mindset, and manifestation.
Rachel Hollis is a blogger, fiction writer, former cookbook author, and motivational speaker who reached massive success after the release of her nonfiction book “Girl Wash Your Face”.
She posts podcasts multiple times a week. Some are quick (about 10 minutes) and some are much longer. She records most of her podcasts by herself, but she also interviews various guests like Tony Robbins, Jay Shetty, and Jesse Itzler.
The Rich Roll Podcast is another podcast where host Rich Roll sits down with some pretty awesome people to talk about life.
Rich Roll is an ultra-athlete and recovering alcoholic with a very friendly and welcoming personality. He interviews people like Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Mel Robbins.
The Daily Stoic is a podcast by Ryan Holiday. Simply, Ryan Holiday is obsessed with Stoicism.
If you’re not familiar with Stoicism, it’s a philosophy that is “not so much an ethic as it is a paradoxical recipe for happiness” according to Historian Paul Veyne.
According to What Is Stoicism?, “a key principle of the ancient Stoics was the belief that we don’t react to events; we react to our judgments about them, and the judgments are up to us.”
I read all about Stoicism when I read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (a stoic Roman emperor) and it was jam-packed with wisdom. It was recommended by James Clear (author of Atomic Habits), so I knew I had to read it.
You can check out Meditations by Marcus Aurelius on Amazon here:
I love Mel Robbins’ content, especially on Instagram. She gives practical advice for all sorts of life situations, and as successful and even famous as she is, she continues to come off as relatable.
She has podcasts where she interviews guests, and podcasts where it’s just her. Examples of her podcasts include “How To Handle Negative People: 6 Strategies To Protect Your Peace” and “If You Struggle With Anxiety, This Episode Will Change Your Life”.
According to Spotify, Lewis Howes is a “best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur.” His podcast is all about helping you become the greatest version of yourself.
I think he’s a great interviewer, and he’s another very likable online personality. He recently recorded a great episode with Brene Brown (who also has a great podcast!).
I found Motivation Daily by Motiversity through their video content (reels) that they post on Instagram.
These podcasts come out every weekday and are usually quick-hitting speeches by some of the most successful or motivating people on the planet like David Goggins, Kevin Hart, and Jeff Bezos.
If you need motivation now, check out this post with the Top 53 David Goggins Can’t Hurt Me Quotes.
Oprah’s Super Soul takes the most powerful bits and pieces from all of Oprah’s interviews and puts them into podcast form.
You will find all sorts of amazing conversations on this podcast, including ones with the late Maya Angelou, Amy Schumer, and Michelle Obama.
This podcast is jam-packed with wisdom and is great if you’re looking for a podcast with a calm vibe.
A Bit of Optimism is hosted by Simon Sinek, who is a successful author and motivational speaker.
His podcast aims to bring just a little bit of optimism to your day, and it definitely does that. There are new episodes every Tuesday.
I recently read his book Leaders Eat Last and LOVED it.
Tony Robbins is a world-renowned life coach, author, and speaker. He has coached people like Bill Clinton, Serena Williams, and Pitbull.
In his podcast, according to his bio on Spotify, “he shares proven strategies and tactics so you can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health, and finances.”
Trent Shelton is a former NFL player turned motivational speaker. He’s a very straight-forward person (hence his podcast name “Straight Up”) but somehow he seems to come from a very loving place and isn’t too tough. You’ll see what I mean when you listen!
His podcast episode “Change Your Energy” is a great first step to see what Trent Shelton and his podcast is like. It’s a bit sermon-like if that’s your vibe!
This podcast is a lot like Motivation Daily by Motiversity but published a little less frequently.
In this podcast, you’ll find motivational speeches by people like David Goggins, Tiger Woods, and Ed Mylett.
The podcast episodes are super quick (about 4 minutes) but are super valuable, quick-hitting, and motivational, just like the name of the podcast suggests!
If you are lacking motivation or you find yourself procrastinating, definitely give this podcast a listen for a boost.
16. Life Kit
Life Kit is a podcast by NPR that is jam-packed with all sorts of life hacks to make adulting a little bit easier.
You can find podcasts about how to pay off debt, how to ace a job interview, and how to plan a trip. There are so many helpful topics covered on this podcast so if you need a little help with adulting, you should check it out!
Lifestyle Podcasts For 20 Somethings
Looking for a great lifestyle podcast? Here are the best lifestyle podcasts for 20 somethings.
This is one of my favorite podcasts currently. I love Alex Cooper and Call Her Daddy!
I didn’t listen to this podcast as much in years past, but I’ve been loving her deeper, more personal interview-style podcasts. Recently, she’s interviewed all sorts of people from Cole Sprouse to Hailey Bieber.
I think Alex Cooper is a super talented and inspirational business woman. I especially liked hearing her speak as a guest on one of my other favorite podcasts, Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett. You can check that out here.
2. Real Pod
Read Pod is a podcast about everyday life hosted by online personality and influencer Victoria Garrick. The theme of her podcast is, like the title implies, keeping it real.
Her podcast is a safe space where she talks about her own personal struggles with mental health, toxic beauty standards, influencer culture, and how she’s navigating life as a 20-something newlywed and former D1 athlete.
I also love her content on TikTok – it’s all super cute and relatable!
This is another podcast by an influencer I really like named Ally Yost.
Ally also documents her life as a 20-something and brings you along with her through the highs and lows of her daily life as if you are her best friend.
Her content is super fun, relatable, and always a dose of joy. Her podcasts include topics like being single, body image, online bullies, dating, gaslighting, etc.
4. Note to Self
Payton Sartain is someone I discovered recently. She’s a single 20-something who focuses a lot on personal development.
Per Spotify, her podcast is “a space to get grounded, explore new perspectives, and ultimately, empower yourself and others.” If you’re looking for a big-sister-like mentor who offers good advice, you will find that by listening to Note to Self by Payton Sartain.
I’ve known about Emma Chamberlain for a while now but only started listening to her podcasts in the last few years.
Emma Chamberlain is a super independent 20-something who shares her deepest, innermost thoughts on life and how she’s navigating her own personal experiences.
You really never know what you are going to get, but that’s what makes it so appealing – it’s something new, different, and helpful every time.
Her podcast is only on Spotify, and there are new episodes every Thursday and Sunday.
I stumbled upon Kenzie Elizabeth after discovering other influencers like Payton Sartain and Ally Yost. Kenzie is yet another super independent 20-something who shares her trials and tribulations as she navigates her 20s.
Her podcast has a bit of everything: from personal stories to building confidence, breakups, and everything in between.
The Joe Rogan Experience has been a top podcast across all podcast platforms for years now.
In one word, Joe Rogan is candid. He often interviews top experts in their field making his long-form podcasts entertaining, informative, or both.
He interviews people like Elon Musk, country singer Luke Combs, Miley Cyrus and various others.
Health Podcasts For 20 Somethings
Want to take control of your physical and mental health? Here are the best podcasts to help you do that.
The Psychology of your 20’s is a podcast that dissects all sorts of things that can happen in your 20’s from a psychological perspective.
If you want to understand your life and the things that happen to you on a deeper level (like taking risks, break-ups, and outgrowing friendships), you’ve got to check out this podcast.
You Love & You Learn is a new podcast about all things relationships. Sarah Yudkin, the host of the podcast, discusses topics like how to deal with relationship anxiety, how to strengthen your relationship, and what to do when relationship doubt creeps in.
If you are someone who experiences relationship anxiety (or you think you could use some help navigating your relationship) I highly recommend checking out the You Love & You Learn podcast, as well as her blog and Instagram for a ton of helpful relationship content.
Glennon Doyle is the author of a few books, with one of her most popular ones being “Untamed” which I loved, and read in about 24 hours.
We Can Do Hard Things is hosted by Glennon Doyle, her younger sister, and her wife and soccer legend, Abby Wambach. These three realize how hard life can be, and they have open and honest conversations together and with guests that offer life advice on getting through the hardest moments.
Check out Untamed by Glennon Doyle on Amazon:
Brenè Brown is a researcher and storyteller. She has written several books on topics like imperfection, leadership, shame, and vulnerability.
In her podcast, she sits down with her sisters or her guests to dissect different perspectives on life and how to navigate it.
5. Huberman Lab
The Huberman Lab is a weekly podcast where Dr. Andrew Huberman of the Stanford School of Medicine talks about neuroscience in a way that is both helpful and easily digestible.
His episodes include topics like how to regrow hair, the pros and cons of caffeine, and the reason exercise is imperative for longevity.
If you are someone who values your health in your 20’s, you will glean so much guidance and advice from this podcast.
The Pursuit of Wellness is a podcast hosted by Mari Llewellyn, online personality and fitness inspiration for women everywhere.
She went on her own health journey years ago and transformed her body and her life completely, and is now a successful businesswoman.
On her podcast, she talks about things like finding your identity, entrepreneurship, sleep health, and financial success.
With new episodes every weekday, The Positive Mindset Podcast will help you do just that – build a positive mindset. Think of this podcast as your daily dose of positivity.
Business Podcasts For Women In Their 20’s
If you are someone who runs their own business/side hustle or is interested in business in general, here are podcasts that will inspire you and help you level up.
The Goal Digger Podcast is hosted by online marketing expert Jenna Kutcher. You will love this podcast for its actionable takeaways and helpful business advice.
Jenna Kutcher discusses topics like productivity, marketing strategies, how to build an email list, and how to sell.
This podcast is one where host Steven Bartlett sits down 1 on 1 with CEOs and thought leaders to pick their brain. He asks difficult, hard-hitting questions, and guests know they’re in for it whenever they sit across from him.
Steven Bartlett has interviewed people from Tony Hawk to Lucy Hale. This is one of my favorite podcasts right now!
I first found out about Career Contessa through their Instagram content. They create the BEST content that helps women navigate their career path.
They do the same thing on their podcast. If you need help answering interview questions, making your resume amazing, work-life balance, imposter syndrome, how to get your dream career, or dealing with a horrible boss, this is the perfect podcast for you.
Tim Ferriss is perhaps best known for his bestselling book “The 4-Hour Workweek”.
In his podcast, he sits down with guests to discuss a wide range of topics. As an expert interviewer, he knows what kind of questions to ask to draw out the utmost wisdom from his guests for his podcast listeners.
Guy Raz sits down with founders to find out why and how they built their businesses.
For example, Guy Raz has interviewed the owner of Orangetheory Fitness (a workout class that I love and wrote a review on), Michael Kors, and Chobani.
If you want to understand how certain people have built successful businesses, you’ll love this podcast.
Gary Vee is a social media expert who isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind.
If you’re a content creator of any sort, whether you’re on Instagram, TikTok, or LinkedIn, you will find nuggets of wisdom throughout Gary Vee’s podcast that will motivate you to keep going.
Alex Hormozi has become really popular online recently for his business skills. Alongside his wife, Leila Hormozi, the two have built and helped build very successful businesses.
Personal Finance Podcasts
Need help managing your money? Have no fear, here are the best podcasts for 20 somethings when it comes to money.
The Money with Katie Show is hosted by Katie Gatti Tasin and she takes the most complex financial topics and breaks them down for you. If you need help with money, this podcast, and her Instagram content, are perfect for you!
What I love about Money With Katie is how obviously passionate Katie is about helping women not only navigate money, but overcome fears related to it and actually feel in control and confident about it.
Another podcast dedicated to helping women feel more powerful when it comes to money is Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap.
If you want to get your finances in order, you’ve got to check out this podcast.
Networth and Chill is yet another podcast run by a passionate 20-something, Vivian Tu, also known as @yourrichbff on social media.
According to her Spotify bio, “each episode breaks down a complicated economic or business concept into easy to understand terms”.
Paula Pant has been a financial blogger forever, and her advice and wisdom on the topic of money is highly trusted.
In her podcast, she discusses topics like how to pay for grad school, how to handle being laid off, credit card debt, and more.
This is a very popular podcast for people who want to become financially independent. If that’s a goal of yours, you’ll really like this podcast.
With new episodes every Monday, Jonathan and Brad (the hosts of this podcast) talk with money experts and help you on your way to becoming financially free.
One of the first books I ever read on my debt free journey was “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi. It broke down financial concepts that I wasn’t sure I’d ever understand in a way that made perfect sense.
In his new podcast, he helps his audience overcome their biggest money struggles like how to spend less, make more, and pay off debt.
Check out Ramit Sethi’s book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” on Amazon here:
Current Event Podcasts
If you want to stay in the know about what’s going on all over the world, here are the best current events podcasts.
1. The Daily
The Daily is a daily podcast run by The New York Times. They discuss all of the biggest news stories in a way that is easily digestible.
2. The Journal.
The Journal is a podcast run by The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday you get new and relevant stories about money and business.
If you love watching Good Morning America in the mornings, but you don’t always have time to watch, you can listen to it!
Just For Fun Podcasts
If you’re looking for a podcast to get your mind off things or just to have a little fun, here are the best ones for you.
1. Crime Junkie
This is definitely one of the best true crime podcasts out there. Every Monday, the hosts share new and terrifying stories about different true crime cases that have taken place all over the world.
If you are a fan of the Netflix show Love Is Blind, then you will love Out of the Pods, hosted by Love Is Blind alumni Natalie Lee & Deepti Vempati.
These two hosts share their take on what’s going on in the latest seasons of Love Is Blind and also spill the tea about their own personal experience on the show.
In this podcast, the hosts Josh and Chuck dissect topics you are probably curious about.
If you want to learn fun facts about all sorts of different topics from bird migration to tarot cards, this is the podcast for you.
In my opinion, here are the 3 best podcasts for 20 somethings.
An episode I’ve loved recently: High-Performance Habits For Guaranteed Growth With Brendon Burchard
An episode I’ve loved recently: The Man That Makes Millionaires: How To Turn $1,000 Into $100 Million! : Alex Hormozi
An episode I’ve loved recently: Kidnapped By Pirates For 93 Days – The Unbelievable True Story Of Jessica Buchanan & Her Captivity
Which of these podcasts are you planning on listening to?! Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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