Best Podcasts To Listen To

Podcasts have been on my radar for years but I never listened to them. I guess I’ve always been a music person. Listening to music in the mornings while I get ready to head out the door for works has been part of my go-to routine for years. I really don’t know why I didn’t give podcasts a try sooner, but I finally did and it’s been nice changing up my routine and listening to something different in the mornings. They’re a great way to learn new things or just get lost in a story and listening to podcasts fits into my busy schedule pretty easily.

Best Podcasts To Listen To // The Krystal Diaries

I know I may be one of the last people to jump aboard the podcasts train but here are some of my favorite ones to listen to:

Stuff Mom Never Told You

This one was originally hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin and is all about women. They stopped making new episodes for a while but it’s back again now with Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd.  There are so many episodes to listen too. I love their style and all the research they do on their topics. Some of my favorite episodes – The Secret History of International Women’s Day  and Is My Hair a Feminist Statement? 

Best Podcasts To Listen To // The Krystal Diaries

Beyond the To Do List

I’m always trying to figure out ways I can be more productive and make better use of my time and this podcast has some really helpful tips. It’s hosted by Erik Fisher and he usually has guest on sharing their secrets and tips. My favorite episode so far – Amber De La Garza on Priorities, Daily Planning and Time Blocking. I never knew time blocking was really a thing but now I use my work calendar for everything when I’m in the office!

United States of Anxiety 

This podcast caught my attention because the first episode of season one interviewed people on Long Island, NY. This podcast focuses on current politics. It offers an interesting take on real people’s views about current and ongoing policies. Fave episode – This Is Your Brain on Politics 


I know, I know so many people have listened to Serial’s season one and two already and I’m still only on season one but it’s just so good! This is actually the first podcasts I started listening to a few months ago. Did Adnan Syed murder is ex-girlfriend or not? The evidence against him is pretty sketchy. I haven’t finished Season one yet so I can’t wait to hear how it ends. Or is it never really solved? Is Season two worth listening to or no? Favorite episode – all of them!

Listen Money Matters

Having a basic understanding of your personal finances is so important and it can be so confusing with so much information out there. This podcast sums it all up and makes it easy to learn about all aspects of money. Fave one – Stop Wasting Money Already 


Podcasts, do listen to them? What are some of your faves?


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  • Reply chelseajacobs

    Serial is the only one of these I’ve listened to! Checking the rest of these out!

    June 19, 2017 at 10:26 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Serial is so good! I’m hooked. What did you think of season two? I hear it’s not as good.

      June 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM
  • Reply Channing

    I love listening to podcasts when I get ready in the morning! There’s just something soothing about it to me. My favorites are the influencer podcast and make it happen by jen carrington

    June 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      I’ll have to give those two podcasts a try too!

      June 19, 2017 at 11:41 AM
  • Reply Mommy Engineering

    I admit that I don’t listen to any podcasts but hear great things! I should start with these!

    June 19, 2017 at 11:46 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      I was that way for a while too. I just didn’t see the point but now I’m hooked! I def recommend giving one of these a try.

      June 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM
  • Reply Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher)

    Honored for the mention! Glad you enjoyed the podcast!

    June 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM
  • Reply Claire - Heart Handmade UK

    oh my gosh, I LOVE podcasts! I’m currently catching up on ‘stuff you should know’, you should listen to the podcast ‘Mortified’ it’s a podcast about people standing on a stage in front of total strangers, reading from their teenage diaries. It is hysterical.

    June 19, 2017 at 2:55 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Omg that gives me anxiety just thinking about it!

      June 19, 2017 at 2:56 PM
  • Reply Robin Rue

    I have never listened to a podcast before. I might have to check a few of these out, though. They sound interesting.

    June 20, 2017 at 9:46 AM
  • Reply workoutwithdi

    Beyond the to-do list sounds like my kind of podcast I’ll definitely be checking that one out. I love Gary Vaynerchuck, happier podcast, the art of charm. Podcasts are something I love listening to while commuting or walking the dog.

    June 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM
  • Reply Alix Maza

    Love Serial! My Favorite Murder is probably my favorite haha.

    June 20, 2017 at 12:42 PM
  • Reply D

    It’s like you read my mind. I need new podcast for my commute. Thanks

    June 20, 2017 at 2:08 PM
  • Reply The Belly Rules The Mind

    Every time I head to the gym, I plan on getting some podcasts to listen to. Saving these links for future reference. Thanks for sharing.

    June 20, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    I need to get into pod casting. I drive a lot for my work, so I have the perfect time to do so!

    June 20, 2017 at 6:10 PM
  • Reply Cassie

    Aside from Serial I had not heard of any of these so I’m definitely going to download a few of these and give them a try! Always looking for a new podcast!

    June 20, 2017 at 7:06 PM
  • Reply theclutterboxblog

    I love the stuff mom never told you youtube challenge and didn’t realize they had a podcast! Definitely need to give that a listen. United States of Anxiety sounds interesting.

    June 20, 2017 at 7:19 PM
  • Reply theresasreviews

    I don’t usually have the time to listen to podcasts, but this is a good reminder that I should make the time! Thanks for sharing some of your favorites.

    June 20, 2017 at 9:10 PM
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    The only podcasts I’ve ever listened to were blogging related. I’d love to check out some of these! Thanks for sharing!

    June 20, 2017 at 9:45 PM
  • Reply mamaonmainstreet

    This is a GREAT list! My family members are traveling to Australia in a few weeks and are looking for some good podcasts to listen to on the 24 hour flight. I will share this post with them!

    June 20, 2017 at 11:12 PM
  • Reply taylorannes95

    I love podcasts!! They are my favorite thing to listen to in the morning!!

    June 20, 2017 at 11:46 PM
  • Reply Amanda Love

    It’s been a long time since I last listened to a podcast and it would be nice to learn more about these ones that you shared. I’m interested in that United States of Anxiety.

    June 21, 2017 at 4:47 AM
  • Reply rhianwestbury

    I’ve actually never listened to a podcast before but it’s something I really want to get into x

    June 21, 2017 at 5:19 AM
  • Reply Louise Vance

    So glad I found this post! So many new people for me to discover! Always love listening to Podcasts as I do the chores, such a great way to add a little positivity into the day! Thanks for posting!

    June 21, 2017 at 6:08 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Listening to podcasts is a great way to make chores less tedious!

      June 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Reply priti

    Gotta give these podcasts a try, saving the post as a bookmark

    June 21, 2017 at 9:26 AM
  • Reply Jalisa Marie

    I started listening to podcasts too especially when interning for a food blog a couple years back. The owner was into listening them so she got me into it.

    June 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM
  • Reply Shoshana Sue

    I haven’t done much of podcast listening. I have listened to Jillian Michaels once in a while. I may have to get into it and listen to more during runs. I am going to listen to your favourite – Daily Planning and Time Blocking and learn from it.

    June 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM
  • Reply misskris816

    I thought I was the only one late to the podcast train, ha! I’ve heard of Listen Money Matters before, so since this also made your list, I’ll be sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    June 21, 2017 at 10:58 AM
  • Reply amyagur

    I recently got into podcasts as well and think Serial is amazing! You should also check out Human Race. It is a podcast about runners but not about running. It follows interesting stories of running impacts the lives of every day people from a man who ran a race with a battery powered heart to the woman who has to cut off ultra marathon runners when they are over time and console them as months of training go down the drain in the desert.

    June 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  • Reply Chanel van Reenen

    I needed some good recommendations! I love these and cannot wait to check them out!

    June 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM
  • Reply Carlyn

    I have been looking to update my podcast list so this post came at the PERFECT time!

    June 21, 2017 at 12:52 PM
  • Reply Kristina

    I’ll have to listen to these! I don’t listen to podcasts but I’m sure I’d find something of interests to me.

    June 21, 2017 at 2:13 PM
  • Reply Rachel

    I need to start listening to podcasts. I have heard so much about them just lately!!

    June 21, 2017 at 3:06 PM
  • Reply Cindy Ingalls

    I listen to quite a lot of podcasts. Dinner Party Download, Death, sex & Money, and Modern Love are my favs. I also really like First Up from NPR. It does a great job of talking about the top stories of day in 15 minutes. I also recommend S&^t Town. It was done by the same people who did Serial and This American Life.

    June 21, 2017 at 4:13 PM
  • Reply elizabeth o

    I love listening to NPR so I get my share of their fantastic podcast. They are a great way to get insights into the world around us. I am familiar with a number of the ones you listed and I will check out others you mentioned here.

    June 21, 2017 at 7:45 PM
  • Reply David

    I love podcasts I will give these a shot. They all sound good but the beyond the to do lists sound the most interesting! Thanks for sharing this list of podcasts.


    June 22, 2017 at 8:24 AM
  • Reply Ana Ojha

    I’ve only listened to traveling related podcasts! I’ll check out the podcasts as suggested by you!

    June 22, 2017 at 11:14 AM
  • Reply Jeanine

    I don’t listen to podcasts. Not sure why, but I just never really bother. I hear there are some great ones, I’ll have to check some of these out!

    June 22, 2017 at 12:31 PM
  • Reply Alex

    I rarely listen to podcasts, so I need to check your list out!

    June 22, 2017 at 12:45 PM
  • Reply yasmina

    I’m a podcast HORDER! I have so many that I listen to everyday! I’ve been told about serial alot but I haven’t taken the plunge, definitely gonna look into that one!

    June 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM
  • Reply travelnidajourney

    It’s really a sweet collection !! I am not he podcast person but my husband loves it and he short listed United State of Anxiety

    June 22, 2017 at 8:46 PM
  • Reply Ying-NavigatingAdulthood

    These are all such great suggestions- I have a long commute so I’ll definitely have to remember these for next week!

    June 22, 2017 at 8:57 PM
  • Reply Louise x (@withlovefromlou)

    Can you believe I’ve never listened to a Podcast before? I’ll have to have a listen to a couple of your recommendations and see what I think 🙂

    Louise x

    June 22, 2017 at 9:32 PM
  • Reply Ellie Chan

    I love listening to a good podcast! The one about anxiety sounds amazing!


    June 22, 2017 at 10:01 PM
  • Reply Renée ♥

    Most of these are new to me, but I do listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You. It’s so fun to listen to. I will have to check the others out soon.

    June 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM
  • Reply Amber Nelson

    I love listening to podcasts. I am going to check a few of these out for sure!

    June 24, 2017 at 1:19 PM
  • Reply Jackie (York Avenue)

    Well I definitely need to listen to the last one! A podcast about saving money and finances sounds really useful. Lately I’ve been listening to Bitch Sesh, which is kind of embarrassing to admit but if you watch any Bravo shows like the Housewives or Southern Charm, it is hilarious.

    June 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM
  • Reply Heather McMechan

    I’m always wondering about what podcasts to listen to. I’m totally checking out the list this week during my morning walks.

    June 26, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  • Reply Victoria H Woods

    These sound like so much fun! I love podcasts. They are so informative. I will look into these!

    June 29, 2017 at 4:58 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      What are some of the ones you listen to?

      June 29, 2017 at 9:20 AM
  • Reply Lorna

    I loved Serial and Undisclosed. Also S-Town and the one from Writing Excuses. I have to check out United States of Anxiety. P.S. I know you said it was only the first ep, but I’m off to LI for the next two weeks visiting family.

    August 2, 2017 at 4:39 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      I haven’t tried undisclosed. Is that one like Serial? I’m having a meet & greet on Aug 26th if you’ll still be on Long Island then, come stop by!

      August 2, 2017 at 7:02 AM
      • Reply Lorna

        Undisclosed is hosted by Rabia Chuadry, and is based on the book she wrote about Adnan and Serial. We’ll be back here by the 26th, but have fun and I hope you meet lots of groovy people! x

        August 2, 2017 at 3:57 PM

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