November Podcast Roundup

Nov 1, 2021

November marks the official beginning of the holiday season, but before the Thanksgiving festivities kick off, people tend to practice a bit more mindfulness this time of year. Many reflect upon the past year, give thanks for their victories, and mourn any shortcomings. But they don’t have to do it alone. Luckily, some of the greatest thought-leaders and motivational speakers also happen to be podcast hosts. Read on to learn about the insights these personalities are pouring into the mic.

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

Who better to offer sage advice than everyone’s personal hero, Oprah Winfrey? It should come as no surprise then that Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations is one of the biggest podcasts in existence. This show is designed to light you up and guide you through life’s big questions. And to make matters even better, Oprah is joined by best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, and wellness experts in every episode.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty 

For the wisdom-seeking pop culture fanatics, On Purpose is the perfect pick. Each week, New York Times best-selling author and former monk Jay Shetty holds fascinating conversations with the most interesting people in the world—including guests like Alicia Keys, Malcom Gladwell, and Khloe Kardashian. In addition, he offers firsthand, compelling advice to help guide his educated, millennial listenership through difficult questions like “how to cultivate more compassion” or “how to connect with one’s intuition.” No wonder the show reached 64 million downloads in its first year alone.

The Quote of the Day Show with Sean Croxton

Hosted by entrepreneur and money mindset expert Sean Croxton, The Quote of The Day Show is your daily dose of business inspiration, featuring the best-of-the-best motivational speakers. Each episode spotlights an inspiring quote and a short motivational audio clip to help you achieve your goals and live a life you love. For those looking to expand within their careers, this podcast is a must!

May I Elaborate? With J.B. Smoove

Can’t take this inspirational stuff seriously? Don’t worry, May I Elaborate? offers a light-hearted take on the self-help genre. This hilarious show, produced by the very funny people from Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, brings affirmations, elaborations, and hallucinations from one of comedy’s most enigmatic minds! Join J.B. Smoove each day as he reads a new quote from an inspirational calendar and tries to squeeze his own wisdom, motivation, and laughter out of it.

Making Space with Hoda Kotb

Looking for something to binge throughout those long-haul flights home for the holidays? Making Space is a 6-episode limited series from NBC that features intimate conversations between renowned news anchor Hoda Kotb and the very people who motivated her to examine herself and find peace. Guests range from Sportswriter Mitch Albom to life coach Iyanla Vanzant, and, of course, the supreme ruler of self-discovery, Oprah Winfrey. Needless to say, you’ll leave these talks stronger than when you started.

Eckhart Tolle: Essential Teachings 

Speaking of Oprah, OWN produces an incredible podcast called Eckhart Tolle: Essential Teachings, which features lessons from one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time. Eckhart’s wisdom will help you quiet your mind and separate your ego from your true self. Each episode offers insight around things like being more present, finding happiness from within, and accepting challenges with grace. No wonder even Oprah herself credits Eckhart’s philosophies with transforming her life.

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