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7 podcasts that will make your life richer (and improve your vocab)

Making time to better understand world issues or to learn new concepts outside the realm of work and home-life, can often seem unachievable.

Podcasts are a great way to open your mind to opinions and thoughts you may not have been exposed to otherwise, plus they are a perfect way to relax and unwind without turning on the telly.

Hurry Slowly – ‘Levelling up by slowing down’

Host Jocelyn K. Glei hosts this insightful podcast about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.

She interviews a number of fascinating guests exploring topics that revolve around how we define a culture that is obsessed with busy-ness. How we can guard our time more carefully by learning the art of saying ‘no’. Why getting out in nature is an essential ingredient in calming the mind and activating your creativity. And what we can do about all of the distractions that occupy our minds and keep us from doing our best work.

Among the interviewees are some of the most respected scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives working today. This podcast is not about quick-fix solutions, but about asking better questions.

Shameless – for ‘smart women who like dumb stuff’

Shameless is a pop culture conversation with Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, – young writers at women’s media outlet, Mamamia.

From calling out social media influencers, to investigating the latest Pete Evans diet craze, these women take on societal issues that may seem trivial to some, but are a reality of modern-day life.

Offering both sides of the story, each topic explored leaves you wondering about your own opinion, as well as giving you great insight into subjects you may not have previously felt were so prominent in your own life.

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Melissa’s mission is to inspire you to create the most healthy, exciting and meaningful life possible. 

If you feel like you need perspective and balance in your life, listening to Melissa’s soothing voice talking about slowing down and becoming more mindful, might just do the trick.

Touching on subjects such as sex, diet, self healing, relationships and motivation, many of the podcasts have an meditative tone behind them, heling you to feel relaxed and renewed and able to get on with whatever you need to acheive in your day.


Hosted by comedian, radio and TV personality Will Anderson, Wilosophy is a monthly-ish podcast in which the comedian chats one-on-one with celebrity guests to find out why they do what they do and how their life philosophies drive their everyday experiences.

Asking the big questions like “What happens when you die” and “What are the biggest struggles of being a parent”, we are interestingly exposed to the private lives of celebrities that are often misconstrued in the media.

You’ll soon see that daily life struggles are universal, concreting the fact that your own fears and doubts are not unusual.

The Minimalists Podcast – ‘Live a meaningful life with less’

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have helped over 20 million people live more meaningful lives with less stuff through their website, books, podcasts, and documentary. 

Budgeting mistakes? Insecurity? Conflicting beliefs with loved ones? With over 200 episodes available, Josh and Ryan discuss the really touchy subjects that most of us don’t want to deal with.

Dig through their library of recordings for free to find not-so-comfortable conversations about what you’ve been struggling with in your life and perhaps start seeing your challenges in a more positive and simplistic light.

The Highly Sensitive Person Podcast

In the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Podcast, Kelly O’Laughlin shares real-life experiences about people who care deeply about everything.

Kelly explains that sensitivity doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you are observant. It means you are very aware of other people’s and your own feelings and thoughts. These episodes may have you nodding and realising that you thought you were the only one who felt that way.

From criticism to creativity and even the effects of caffeine, this podcast is perfect for anyone who has tried to overcome their own personal anxiety, but felt alone in doing so.

The Living Experiment

How do we thrive in an unhealthy world? Co-hosted by healthy-living experts Dallas Hartwig and Pilar Gerasimo, The Living Experiment explores the foundations of being a healthy person in a world that pushes most of us to be tired, stressed and often malnourished.

This podcast boasts no judgment, no shame and no shoulds. Just thought-provoking, practical suggestions for making your already-good daily experiences better. 

Covering topics such as satisfaction vs success, aging gracefully and connection vs vulnerability, these hosts share their own insider insights and experiences, then offer up real-life experiments listeners can embrace on their own terms.

Katie Gannon

Life Unhurried co-founder, Katie Gannon, has long sung from a sustainable song sheet having created and run her own successful indie fashion label, Mother Maria, before transitioning to graphic and web design. She now puts her stamp on tourism content and sustainability campaigns for clients such as City of Sydney (when she's not walking her two dachshunds, Ruby and Rafa).

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