You heard me say it before and I will say I again: I love listening to podcasts.

I don’t even listen to music anymore. I have completely abandoned listening to beautiful melodies so that I can listen to people talk about things that are (usually) very informative and important.

I already wrote about my favorite podcasts about a year ago here but since time runs fast and things are changing so quickly I believe it’s time for an updated post.

I want to talk about podcasts that I am learning from, podcasts that make me laugh, podcasts that make me think and podcasts that are simply so amazing that they do all of these things. I will give you an honest review of them and hopefully, you will check them out if you find the review interesting and helpful.

I didn’t include all of them as some I don’t listen to often and it would be a waste of space to write about them. I only included ones that I am a fan of and that I truly believe can bring you value.

Here are my favorite podcasts (2019 edition):

  • The Disclosure Podcast is all about animal rights and veganism. It’s hosted by Ed Winters but as he doesn’t post often I can’t really talk much about it. But from what I heard so far I can recommend it to non-vegans and vegans alike as his content helps everyone.
  • Food For Thought is one of my favorite podcasts as you can read in this longer review I wrote last year. Colleen is one of those people you just watch and listen to in awe. She is truly someone we can all aspire to be like. The podcast is about animal rights and thriving as a vegan – and sometimes about environmentalism.
  • Big Picture Science is about science and the beauty of it. The hosts work at The SETI Institute – yes, they are the ones who are searching for aliens – so there is a lot of talk about space and extraterrestrial life and how life works. I love the humor and how easy science sounds when they talk to other experts.
  • Making Sense. Here it is, the most mentioned podcast on this blog. Hosted by Sam Harris, this show includes interviews with people like Joseph Goldstein, Richard Dawkins, Jack Dorsey and Peter Singer. Sam talks about everything; from religion, meditation, neuroscience and A.I., to morality and identity politics. It’s a controversial podcast but that’s why I love it.
  • The Rich Roll Podcast is that show that will bring you the most heartfelt conversations you so desire to hear. Honestly, I don’t listen to every episode as he does tend to go to the very New Agey side of the spiritual spectrum, but as a vegan he does have a lot of fellow animal rights activists that he talks to and it’s nice to hear them speak about how they create healthy lifestyles and feel good doing it.
  • Femsplainers is not your typical feminist podcast. I have listened to almost every episode so far and I must say that for being called White Supremacists, they sure are normal. It’s one of those podcasts that radical Liberals hate because it’s different. But despite all the controversies surrounding it, the hosts truly are those feminists the world needs. And no, they are not WS but it’s the easiest insult to throw around these days as there is hardly a human who hasn’t been called that.
  • 10% Happier is a meditation podcast. Dan wrote one of my favorite books on meditation and his podcast is nothing less than amazing. Through conversations,  he takes us on a journey towards mindfulness. He mainly talks about meditation with his guests, but other topics include mental health, addiction and spirituality.
  • The Last Podcast on The Left is hands down my favorite podcast to listen to. Not only are they hilarious in a way that my dark humor loving heart enjoys, but they talk about my favorite topic in the whole world: True Crime. If you want to hear gruesome stories about the evilest among the evil, give these three annoying men a listen. And as much as I want to punch Henry in the face sometimes, he is the reason I am laughing out loud in the middle of the street. I do have to say that if you are a weakling and you get offended by dark humor, just turn away and pretend you didn’t know they existed. But please listen to the episode about The Moors Murders (Myra Hindley and Ian Brady) because it’s fucking hilarious. Listen here to hear my favorite joke, it starts at minute 38:45. It is the one about fighting Jews (not what you think so just listen, please).

A few new shows on this list if I compare it to the first one I wrote. It’s always nice to see how much I grew and what I am into now, a year after. I feel like one of the best things about having a blog is that you are able to go back in time and see how much you’ve changed.

But now I would love to hear from you. Which of these podcasts have you listened to before? And most importantly, do you have any podcasts that you can recommend? I think this list gives you an idea of what I love to listen to.

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Tanja