I am an avid podcast listener. I listen to learn, stay informed and to be entertained.
Podcasts help pass the time when doing the mundane things of life like exercising or housework. They are fun to listen to in the car.
All you need is your phone, a podcast app and some earbuds if you want.
And if you don’t want to listen on your phone, many podcasts are on YouTube OR are hosted on a website, so you can listen right on your computer.
When I polled my audience on Instagram, I discovered that 80% of you listen to podcasts either sometimes or frequently.
I’m always looking for new podcasts. If you are a podcast listener, I thought you might be looking too.
10 Best Podcasts for Empty Nest Women
Podcasts that Encourage Empty Nest Women
Grace Enough Podcast – My friend Amber Cullum brings us this podcast that is designed to uplift and encourage Christians, reminding them that, regardless of their stories, God can use them to make and impact on His Kingdom. SO ENCOURAGING!
4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild – Hope-filled encouragement, practical wisdom and biblical insight. Guests share stories that will inspire you to be and do more than you feel capable of with God’s help.
Health and Wellness Podcasts for Empty Nest Women
The Midlife Feast – A podcast for women who are hungry for more in this over 40 season of life. Each episode “brings to the table” a different perspective, conversation or experience about life after 40, designed to help you find the “missing ingredient” you need to thrive, not just survive. Recent topics include gentle nutrition in menopause, intuitive eating, and pelvic health.
Podcasts About Mental Health for Empty Nest Women
SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford – Hosted by Dr. Margaret, a psychologist for over 25 years and the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. In the podcast, Dr. Margaret explains mental health treatment, answers listener questions and interviews experts on a wide variety of topics. This is not some heady, clinical podcast. It’s short and accessible. I always learn something.
The Best of You – Counselor and Author, Dr. Alison Cook guides you through some of your toughest challenges with wisdom, kindness and grace. She unpacks the best of psychology from a Christian perspective.
Grow Your Faith Podcasts for Empty Nest Women
Passion City Church DC Podcast – Sermons by Pastor Ben Stuart. One of my favorite, engaging pastors to listen to.
That Sounds Fun – Hosted by Christian Author, Annie F. Downs. She shares her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss and interviews with friends.
Productivity Podcasts for Empty Nest Women
The Lazy Genius with Kendra Adachi – Helps you to get done the things that are important to you. Kendra’s motto is to “Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t”.
Super Fun Podcasts that Make Me Laugh
The Popcast with Knox and Jamie – A weekly pop culture podcast seeking to educate on things that entertain, but do not matter. I love their reviews on current books, movies and TV shows. They are super entertaining and silly.
The Big Boo Cast – Authors/Speakers Melanie Shankle and Sophie Hudson – also known as Big Mama and BooMama on their blogs talk about all the important stuff: faith, family, friends, football, fashion and food. SO HILARIOUS and FUN!
Where to listen to Podcasts
I’ve linked all my favorite podcasts to their place in Apple Podcasts.
You can also listen to podcasts on:
- Google Podcasts
What are some of your favorite podcasts? Tell me in the comments.