The year is already well on its way to next December and while I was feeling lethargic for most (read all) of January and March is already here, I am feeling like myself again and getting back into the swing of things. Part of that means going back to routine and making time for the things that center and calm me and bring me joy. I have found that listening to podcasts has been one of those things for me and I thought I’d share some of my very favourite podcasts with you.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
First things first, I LOVE OPRAH! She just speaks so much truth that resonates with me and for that, I’m a very big fan of everything she does. Which is special in itself because I find it very difficult to be obsessed with anything, but my love for Oprah has stood the test of time and we are still going strong. So this podcast started off as a tv program on her network OWN, which I would watch on YouTube. She covers insightful, eye-opening and thought-provoking topics with guests from different backgrounds in conversations that often satisfy my voracious hunger for spiritual and personal growth. I truly always walk away feeling enriched in some way from these conversations, so much so that I’m currently also reading the book version, The Wisdom of Sundays. I promise every episode is life changing, definitely worth a try.
Passing Through by Nneka Julia Odum
You may know Nneka from Instagram (which is where I first stumbled on her page) and I was curious when she started her podcast. I expected the usual, a host discussing one or another topic with a co-host or a guest but I definitely never expected what has turned out to be my favourite way to spend 15-20 minutes every Sunday when a new episode drops. Passing Through is an entire story-telling production about Nneka’s travels, the life lessons she’s learned, the wisdom she’s acquired and the breakthroughs she’s made at different stages in her life. When I tell you it’s a production, I mean just that. She not only narrates her stories beautifully, painting a vivid picture with words in a way that I can only classify as pure talent, she also punctuates her stories with sound effects that make you feel like you were right there with her in Costa Rica or St. Louis. I am always left wanting more after a listen, it’s that good.
Jesus & Jollof by Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji
This podcast is hosted by a Nigerian duo, Luvvie Ajayi who’s an author and public speaker and Yvonne Orji an actress. They talk about their individual journeys from their upbringing in a Nigerian immigrants’ household in the United States, the struggles they’ve endured in their careers, love and faith in a relatable and hilarious way, you will be in stitches from the second the podcast starts. It’s like talking on the phone with your best girlfriends or cousins, I often forget that I’m listening to total strangers. And while they are absolute clowns, their episodes are always packed with so much wisdom and important lessons which is why I love their podcast.
There are a few other podcasts that I listen to, but these are the 3 I find myself constantly drawn to. If you don’t listen to podcasts yet, give it a try you might just find one or a few that cover topics that interest you. You can access podcasts on your iPhone podcast app or, if you’re an android user, you can download a podcast app like Podcast Addict or Stitcher. If you are already a podcast listener, what are your favourites? Do share.
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