Purpose Wellbeing

Podcast Picks

Podcasts are a great tool to connect with the world around you. Have you listened yet?

The Challenge

We’ve rounded up some of our top podcast picks below. Choose one that sounds interesting and listen to an episode.

In short, podcasts are pre-recorded audio shows; some consider podcasts as “the new radio.” You can download episodes and listen on-demand from your phone, tablet or computer, making them very accessible. With topics ranging from arts to education to society and culture, there is something for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start, choose a podcast from our list below and listen in during your morning commute, your evening run, or while folding laundry.

Career and Purpose

Radical Candor
5 stars | 414 ratings

A range of leadership topics - about how not to hate the boss you have or be the boss you hate.


How I Built This
5.0 stars | 14.4K ratings

Journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.


No Limits
4.5 stars | 465 ratings

Host Rebecca Jarvis speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned.


Switch, Pivot or Quit
5.0 stars | 147 ratings

Insight and tips in addition to interviewing seasoned professional women who provide clarity, practical tactics and help listeners walk away with actionable items for improving their personal and professional lives.


Beyond the To Do List
4.5 stars | 572 ratings

Featuring secrets from productive people, showing you how to complete good work and balance your life.


Life and Social

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
4.5 stars | 14.9K ratings

Oprah’s personal selection of interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries and health and wellness experts.


Rise Podcast
5.0 stars | 6.49K ratings

Bold conversation that provides the listener with real-life tangible takeaways.


That Sounds Fun
5.0 stars | 2.75K ratings

Annie Downs shares her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you’re gonna hear about it.


Alpha Xi Delta
4.5 stars | 10 ratings

Honor the past, celebrate the present and inspire the future. Dive into all the things that make us love our dear Sisterhood.


The Daily Boost
4.0 stars | 611 ratings

For people who aspire to live a better life and find themselves confused, frustrated and not knowing what steps to take… find clarity, create your plan, and get motivated.

Health and Wellness

Tara Brach
5 stars | 307 ratings

Tara, Ph.D. shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices.


Well-Fed Women
4.5 stars | 699 ratings

Conversations about health, nutrition, fitness, mindset, and body image.


Chasing Joy
5.0 stars | 224 ratings

Meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life. Each week, Chasing Joy dives into a topic related to wellness and brings on new guests with expertise in that area.


Food Heaven
5.0 stars | 447 ratings

Hosted by Registered Dietitians and BFFs, Wendy and Jess discuss everything from healthy cooking to self care to strength training.


TEDTalks Health
4.0 stars | 509 ratings

From medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and wellbeing on a wide range of topics.

Tools Needed

Internet access and a podcast player, such as Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music or Spotify.

Get Together

Podcasts could be a great way to connect with other Sisters! Take a look at these podcasts below, or round up some from your own areas of interest, and then listen with a group of Sisters. If you are geographically separated, commit to listening on your own and then make a date to chat and discuss what you learned via FaceTime or Skype. You never know, you may be inspired to start your own podcast show. Share your favorites with us @AlphaXiDelta with the hashtag #ACVOLpurpose.

Resources: The Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

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