5 Podcasts I Listen To Every Week

March 22, 2017

I love listening to podcasts, so much so that I started my own podcast late last year. My self titled podcast, Jenell B Stewart Podcast, is a weekly lifestyle podcast designed to educate, empower and engage. I didn’t want to commit to talking about any one thing all the time because I am multidimensional. My episodes touch on various aspects of our lives such as love and marriage, health, entrepreneurship, parenting, self love and more. My goal with my podcast is to have readers feeling uplifted and inspired after listening to each episode.

I’m subscribed to maybe 50 different podcasts and I’m not able to tune into every single episode they each produce. But there are 5 podcasts that I literally can’t wait to listen to each week.  I prefer to listen to podcasts while I’m cooking, driving in my car, in a waiting room somewhere, or while on a plane. But for these 5 podcasts I find myself so anxious to tune in to them that I’ll find time at any point of my day to tune in even if I can only listen for 10 minutes and then have to stop and tune in hours later for 10 more minutes while hiding out in the bathroom from my kids.

If you’re new to podcasts these 5 are a great place to start.  If you love listening to podcasts like me, let me know if you’re already subscribed to any of my 5 favorites.

5 Podcasts I listen To Every Week

The Friend Zone

Hosts: Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante
Tune In: Wednesdays
Subscribe: iTunes or SoundCloud

Why I Love It ❤️

Talk about hilarious! Talk about relatable! Talk about real!  The Friend Zone gives me everything I need and more.  And it takes all day to listen to an episode because each one is 2 hours long!  But I promise you the time goes by so fast.  Their episodes explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene in a way that is down to earth and very engaging.  The hosts Assante and Dustin have me rolling with their freestyle raps and impromptu singing sessions.  They can bust out in song at any second!  They remind me so much of how I used to be in my high school years, I was always singing. I love Fran’s chill vibes she’s very smart and resourceful and her self love is very inspiring to me as a black woman.

My Favorite Episode: Black Memory Lane

The Casey Crew

Hosts: Gia Casey and her husband DJ Envy
Tune In: Wednesdays
Subscribe: iTunes or SoundCloud

Why I Love It ❤️

If you want a podcast that will give you the good, bad, ugly and beauty of relationships you must tune in!  and family. DJ Envy and his wife Gia are so open and so honest.  They share their real life experiences with us every single week – no holds barred.  I love how hood DJ Envy is all the time.  He will hit you with all the curse words your mama never let you say.  Gia is a story teller, she sets the stage and pulls you all the way in.  They are one of the most down to earth celebrity couples on the internet and when answering listener questions they use their real life scenarios to explain why they believe what they believe.  I love their argument of the day segments!

My Favorite Episode: “No, You’re Not Putting Your Finger In My Butt…”

The Marriage Podcast for Smart People

Hosts: Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele
Tune In: Wednesdays
Subscribe: iTunes or PodBay

Why I Love It ❤️

I found this podcast when I was looking for a podcast on marriage.  I was hoping to find something wholesome that supported the sanctity of marriage and would be inspirational to listen to via podcast.  The hosts believe marriage should be forever and that you don’t have to be unhappy in your marriage.  They bring you solid, research-based marriage advice to help you stay in your marriage.

My Favorite Episode: Emotional Intimacy is the Key to Great Sex

Last Name Basis

Hosts: Francesca & Patrick
Tune In: Weekly
Subscribe: iTunes or SoundCloud

Why I Love It ❤️

I’ve been following Francesca from youtube. I lived for her channel especially her humor. When I found out she had a podcast I had to tune in.  I love the chemistry she has with her husband, they are funny and find the funniest ‘ish to say about even the most simplest situation. Each week they discuss what’s going on in the world along with what’s happening in their lives as a married couple.

My Favorite Episode: A Tale Of Two Lenny’s

Extra Paycheck Podcast

Hosts: Alex Sol
Tune In: Mondays
Subscribe: iTunes or Stitcher

Why I Love It ❤️

I’m an entrepreneur and it’s no secret that my brand is a digital brand, meaning most of my business is conducted online via my websites, youtube channels, social media platforms, online sales etc.  The name of this podcast alone will draw you in because everyone wants to make more money.  Alex reveals his knowledge and experience on how to building and grow a business and he features guests that share their own business stories.  This podcast is a great professional development tool from which you can learn what truly makes a business succeed or fail.

My Favorite Episode: Five Biggest Lies We Tell Our Entrepreneurial Selves

Let me know if you subscribe to any of these already or if you will.  Would you like me to make a full list of ALL the podcasts I’m subscribed to?

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  • Reply Kelly Young-Raymore July 2, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Yes, Please share a list of the podcast that you subscribe to.

  • Reply Jennice Powell September 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I love podcasts!!! I listen to the Friend Zone Podcast but not the others. Have you listened to the Pimp Your Brilliance Podcast? I think for a woman in your industry you might enjoy it. It’s very encouraging. I also have a post on my blog, Mommy In Color if some of my favorites as well,if you’d like to check our some new ones you may not have.

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