5 podcasts you NEED to be listening to

The student year is nearly over for many of us, just a few more weeks left to go! Life at the moment is all about multi-tasking, so why not make that a little bit more enjoyable? Whether you need something to help you or amp you up, or just something to listen to while you’re getting from Point A to B, here are five podcasts to help put your ears to work.

  1. My Millennial Money

My Millennial Money is hosted by three thirty-somethings (Glenn, Erin and John) talking about everything from the cost of contraception to superannuation. Learn how to make the most of your side hustle dollars and how to be a decent tenant. Money is not something that we often get a good education on, unless it’s from Mum/Dad or from the school of life/hard knocks – so take advantage of the experts’ advice!

Despite it being finance based, it’s not a boring podcast. Each of the hosts seem like normal, functioning human beings, and they keep it interesting by sometimes featuring guests or just teasing each other. The chat is light and happy enough that I’ve been able to listen to this without getting bored out of my skull. Plus, I’ve actually retained some information! To start getting some kind of adult-y standard of money knowledge, it’s a good benchmark.

  1. Morning Meditation Minis

Don’t go listening to this while you’re driving a car or riding a bike or operating a forklift, ok? Morning Meditation Minis is a 10-15 minute series of podcasts with Chel Hamilton. We all know we’re supposed to meditate, that it’s good for us, that it’s self-care, that it’s important to help us focus. How often do we actually take time to do it, though? Each time I finished one of the podcasts, I felt like softened butter. With more than three million listeners, she must be doing something right. Even if in the next few weeks you’re slammed with assessments, and you feel like there’s no way you’re going to get your head around what it is you’re struggling with, whack one of these puppies on your podcast listening device and self-care for a few minutes.

  1. Fail with Greta Lee Jackson

We all know (but sometimes forget) that in the stories of great inspiration, there would have been failures along the way to the path of success. It’s a part of life. This podcast goes through a range of different failures: small, big, inconsequential, catastrophic. Ultimately, it’s about how failure has helped build up the person to make them stronger. Greta interviews a diverse range of people from Tanya Hennessy (comedian and blogger) to David Collins (one of the Umbilical Brothers), with some of her own fail tales thrown in for good measure! It makes you realise that failures are not always the fails that they feel sometimes.

  1. Better Than Yesterday, with Osher Günsberg

The Osher Günsberg Podcast’s tagline is, “A weekly conversation that hopes to help you make today a little better than yesterday”. It did genuinely make my today better for listening to it, which is the best way I can try and define it. This podcast explores so many different topics that it was impossible to try and pin anything down. I suppose the best way to describe it is a really in-depth conversation about genuinely interesting things that you didn’t think you would be interested in, but it turns out: it actually was interesting. Osher is open, honest, curious, easy on the ears and makes an hour go by relatively quickly. Bookmark this for the drive from the Coast to uni.


5. You’re Wrong About

Are you ready to question everything you ever thought a particular person, event or concept? You’re Wrong About conducts weekly deep dives into a whole bunch of topics and makes you question the way the way that people and events have been portrayed in the media. There’s episodes covering almost every topic of interest, from the O.J Simpson Trial to Tonya Harding and the Anti Vaccine Movement. The hosts, Michael Hobbs and Sarah Marshall are both distinguished journalists/authors so you know the info you’re getting is top quality! Episodes vary in length from roughly 30-90 minutes so they are perfect for every occasion.

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