Essentials for my week…Podcasts!

Essentials for my week…Podcasts!

Do you ever get like me and want to hear talking. Sometimes I just want to hear some good ol chatter (I live alone, welll, the dog doesn’t talk so you get what I mean) anyway, week in and week out I look forward to certain podcasts coming out. I decided I would share my favorites with you because these podcasts have such dynamic people that host them and they have the ability inspire, inform, or entertain so well that I couldn’t keep them to myself. So here are my cannot live without podcasts!

  1. The Friend Zone – This podcast is hosted by 3 dynamic young ppl living in New York City. Fran, the bohemian girl and an expert on wellness, Dustin, a young actor with the quickest, funniest mind I have heard in a long time, and Assante, a kindhearted, fun friend that EVERYONE would want. The 3 of them seriously make you feel like you are a part of the conversation as they talk about everything from pop culture to mental health, wellness, and struggles all young adults face. Guaranteed you will look forward to each Wednesday for an hour and a half filled with laughter, insights on life, and finish that podcast with a warmer heart and a smile.The Friendzone Podcast
  2. The Read – The OG of podcasts for me is hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle. There are not 2 people less afraid to share their opinions on anything whether it is pop culture, politics, dating, race or family issues. They articulate things in a way that lets you know exactly what well-informed millennials are feeling. They are hilarious and serious at the same time. So on Thursday let them in and you will soon be addicted and possess a new appreciation for Crissle’s mantra, “Words mean things”.Β The Read Podcast
  3. How I built this with Guy Raz – As a young entrepreneur myself, it is inspiring to hear the ground up stories of corporations that are now household names. Who knew that Sara Blakely of Spanx fame was once a fax sales person who could get no one to produce her idea! Check it out to hear the extremely bumpy start of Starbucks. It just inspires me to keep writing and sharing and soon I will find the perfect place for my brand as well :).
  4. Ted Talks Daily – There is very little better than a Ted Talk, I find that I listen to them and feel like I can do anything or I hear a perspective of someone living a very different life from mine and I feel open to learn more about others than before. It is the perfect podcast because as long as there are people on earth willing to share, the subjects are limitless and so is the inspiration.
  5. Myleik Teele’s Mytaughtyou Podcast – Myleik is the accomplished big sister in my head, calling me on my bullcrap and getting my life ready for the next chapter. Myleik is the creator and owner of the million dollar corporation, Curlbox a subscription box service specializing in hair care. She has a very interesting background, I mean…who knows any successful former assistants to a Real Housewife (Well now ya do). She has seen a lot in her life and is sharing the knowledge with anyone ready to listen. This podcast comes out sporadically and is usually 30 min or less so its a great listen on the go.
  6. Now for my random faves –
    • LeVar Burton Reads (yes the Reading Rainbow guy) Levar shares a new short story with his signature voice and makes you love storytelling again!
    • Serial – the First season changed the game. Who doesn’t love a whodunit mystery?! By the time you finish the first season everyone is a suspect and you can’t wait to find out what happens along with us Serial listeners worldwide!
    • Myths and Legends – Think you know fairy tales? Nope, we don’t. Many of our fave childhood stories have very little to do with the actual original story. So in this podcast, you will learn the actual story many of our faves are based on like, Puss and Boots, The Ugly Duckling, Miss Piggy and Snow White.

Special Announcement!!! As you can see I LOVE Podcasts. I love the opportunity to share knowledge and help people feel better inside, so I am launching a podcast to complement This Curvy Life! It will focus on my best travel tips and stories, navigating corporate life, friendships, self-esteem and positivity, and of course a bit on navigating this blogging world! While those are my plans it is more important that I know what would you love to talk about. Is there something you wish a podcast was addressing? Do you have a question you always wanted to be answered? You can add it to the comments below or if you want more privacy email it to and I will be sure to answer them on the podcast! I can’t wait to share This Curvy Life’s Podcast with all of you! This is going to be sooo much fun!!!Β 

That lovely announcement being shared, I hope this rundown of my fave podcasts gave you at least one new podcast to look into. They are some of the highlights of my week so check them out! Let me know your personal podcast faves in the comments along with your subject or question that you want me to address on This Curvy Lifes Podcast! (ERMAGERD I AM GONNA MAKE A PODCAST Y’ALL!)

xo Danie



  1. October 14, 2017 / 3:04 am

    Great, I love to discover new podcasts to listen to!


  2. Jasmin N
    October 14, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Oh how wonderful! I’ve been on a hunt for some new podcasts so this was a perfect timing for that πŸ™‚

  3. helenevlacho
    October 14, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Such a great collection! I am not so into podcasts yet, but i love Ted Talks generally.

  4. October 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Thanks for this post! I love to discover new podcasts to listen to!

  5. October 14, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Love your post, such a good insight into your daily life! πŸ™‚ I love listening to Ted Talks too, they always get me inspired and motivated!

  6. October 14, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Great collection! I have been meaning to start listening to Podcasts but have never known where to start so thanks for this list! Good luck on your own podcasts, I’m sure they will be awesome πŸ™‚

    • Danie
      October 14, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Thanks so much! I am so excited to start πŸ™‚

  7. jar213mina
    October 14, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Thanks! I usually don’t listen to podcasts, but this post inspired me to try some of them!

  8. lukeandmeagan
    October 14, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts – even though I feel like I have more in backlog than my played list, sometimes. A lot of these are new to me (except you random favorites, funnily enough! You should add in Lore while you’re at it πŸ˜‰ ) but I’m definitely going to explore a few, like the Friend Zone. Thank you for the recommendations!

  9. October 15, 2017 / 7:51 am

    I don’t listen podcasts that often but after this aricle I will try some more of them!

    • Danie
      October 15, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Awesome πŸ™‚

  10. October 15, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Yeah, thanks for the podcast inspiration! I love listening to podcasts when I’m running or cooking. I’m also listening to the Ted Talks podcasts because they get me a motivational kick every time πŸ™‚

    • Danie
      October 15, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      They are sooo motivational. I would love to go to a Ted Conference πŸ™‚

  11. October 15, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    You have some great podcasts listed here. Of course I have loved most of the Ted talks that I have heard. And I didn’t know that Levar Burton was doing reading in some format now. I will have to check that out.

    • Danie
      October 15, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Yes they are usually sci-fi kind of stories, but I love his voice so I listen and enjoy.

  12. October 15, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Here in Italy podcasts are not very popular so do you know any app where I can listen to them?
    Also, I’ll be sure to check out the ones you share, they sound really interesting.
    Congrats on your podcast! xx

    • Danie
      October 15, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Hey Samantha! Spotify has many podcasts so you can check them out on that app πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, I can’t wait to share the podcast with everyone.

  13. October 15, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    This is an awesome list! I’ve been obsessed with podcasts lately πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  14. October 16, 2017 / 11:35 am

    This is a great post and very motivational. I never thought about watching ted talks before but I will start watching them from today. And friends are really essential in our life.

  15. October 16, 2017 / 11:53 am

    I always listen to books on audible but never listen to podcasts! I may just try it after reading this and will definitely check out “The Friend Zone”! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Danie
      October 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      It definitely is my favorite πŸ™‚ I know you will love them.

  16. October 16, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love podcasts. Have many favs. Congrats on yours.. how exciting!

    • Danie
      October 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks so much! I look forward to sharing it very soon

  17. October 16, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I listen to podcasts all day at work. Can’t wait to look up some of these! πŸ™‚

  18. Priyadarshini Rajendran
    October 17, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Cool list. Gonna surely check out all the podcasts.

  19. October 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Congratulations on your new venture! I am not quite sure how to access podcasts but these sound intriguing!

    • Danie
      October 17, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      If you have an iPhone you can access via the Podcasts app on your phone. Spotify has them listed under podcasts and the links for each Podcast has a link to listen on your desktop πŸ™‚

  20. October 17, 2017 / 10:50 am

    This is a great list! I am a lover of podcasts but usually sticks with true crime. I’m giving those a bit of rest at the moment and looking for something new. I’d definitely check these out.

  21. Erin
    October 18, 2017 / 9:28 am

    These are some great podcasts and congratulations on launching your own! SO exciting!!

    • Danie
      October 19, 2017 / 12:50 am

      Thanks so much, I am glad that you enjoy them and I can’t wait to share the podcast with everyone here!

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