Self Improvement Podcasts That Will Inspire You

Self improvement podcasts can be a lifesaver when it comes to spare some time to our own lives between all of the daily grinds. Because podcasts are one of the easiest sources that we can reach to get inspired by learning new things about anything from experienced people.

This means that you can use your limited free time for self-help by listening to some self improvement podcasts. You can increase your productivity at work and discipline in life. You can use all of that beneficial information to change your perspective on life!

And what’s more, I am not the only one who is a fan of podcasts. According to this article, 50% of all US homes are podcast fans. If you check the details, you will see that most people around the world are using their free time to listen to informative podcasts.

I said ‘anything’ and I meant it. There are so many valuable podcasts waiting for you to listen to. This is good news. The bad news is most probably you will face a problem. It is hard to choose between them!

Lucky you, I ran errands for you and listed some of the best self-improvement podcasts in this article. Let’s dig deeper together!

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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Nora McInerny hosts Terrible, Thanks For Asking with his team that includes Marcel Malekebu, Hannah Meacock Ross, and Jordan Turgeon. This is one of the best self improvement podcasts around and this success has a reason behind it.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking, as you can understand from its name, has a different approach towards the question “how are you”. Nora McInerny looks for honest answers from her guests and tries to understand the issues hiding behind “Fine” answers.

The Life Coach School Podcast 

the life coach school podcast

I bet you heard about it before but for the one who may not hear about it before, Life Coach School is one of the biggest life coach certificate schools in the world that trains people to become life coaches. And The Life Coach School Podcast is the self improvement podcast of this school.

Brooke Castillo, owner and master certified instructor of The Life Coach School, is hosting this podcast to teach people to coach themselves. Brooke explains to people how to overcome tough times by using the most powerful tool on the planet; the brain. According to her coaching model, if you can manage your brain, you can get the desired results in your life.

Where Should We Begin

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Esther Pere is a psychotherapist, a New York Times Best Seller author, TED speaker, and worldwide known relationship therapist. All of her specialties are more than enough for you to give a look at her podcast about relationships.

Where Should We Begin Podcast, hosted by Esther Pere is a free resource to solve problems that we are having in relationship with our partners. In each episode of Where Should We Begin, Esther connects with couples who have their unique problems and tries to help them to change their perspective.

One day she speaks with a couple from New York City, and the other day a couple from Bavaria, Germany. And We, as listeners, are the witnesses of relationship problems around the world. I strongly recommend this podcast even though you have the most perfect relationship in the universe with your spouse. So you can improve yourself in advance and keep your perfect relationship under protection.

Happier With Gretchen Rubin

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Happier With Gretchen Rubin is one of my favorite self-improvement podcasts on this list. Gretchen Rubin, aka  “the queen of the self-help memoir”, and her sister Elizabeth Craft are helping their listeners to find out their self-power.

In Happier With Gretchen Rubin Podcast, they are sharing tips to show you how to have a happier life. They are explaining how they came over the problems that they faced. After you listen to them, you feel like you can do it too. As long as you are helpful to yourself. And this is exactly what they want. They are happy, productive, creative in their life. And They want to show people how to do it.

The Art Of Charm

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Are you having a problem while you are trying to create strong relationships with the people around you? If the answer is yes, then you should listen to The Art of Charm Podcast hosted by AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak.

In this motivational self-improvement podcast, AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak shows the high road to be a person that is more charismatic and confident. I strongly recommend this podcast for the ones who are feeling awkward themselves in relationships and want to get rid of this feeling.

The Happiness Lab

the happiness lab

Dr. Laurie Santos is the most popular professor at Yale University. Of course, there is a reason behind this. Her course “Psychology and the Good Life” at Yale is students’ favorite choice nowadays. And the news from the New York Times to GQ magazine couldn’t be insensitive to this achievement of Dr. Santos.

But you know what? She deserves this popularity. Because Dr. Laurie Santos shows her students how to have a happier life by using science. And there is good news for the ones who are not attending her course at Yale (which is pretty hard to achieve). You can listen to Dr. Santos’s podcast, The Happiness Lab, and use the techniques that she is teaching to deal with daily grinds.

The Minimalists Podcast

the minimalists podcast

Are you looking for a meaningful life with less? Away from stress, more room for life. Wouldn’t it be great? Yes, right! But there is a problem I assume. You don’t know where to start. Because you have a good job with six figures, and a huge home maybe? You have a standard life I mean. A standard life that you need to work 80 hours in a week to hold onto it.

If this story sounds familiar, this self improvement podcast is definitely for you. The Minimalists Podcast, hosted by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus inspires people to have a meaningful life instead of a life full of stress.

The School Of Greatness

the school of greatness

If you are familiar with sports, especially American Football, you will remember Lewis Howes. Nowadays, this former football player who unfortunately ended his career earlier than expected because of a nasty injury is interviewing celebrities from athletes to entrepreneurs.

This is why The School of Greatness is one of the best self development podcasts today. Lewis Howes shares stories of the most successful people in the world through The School of Greatness Podcast. The stories of the people that we wanted to be like them. There is nothing like getting inspired by a person that you determined as a role model to yourself.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

oprah's supar soul conversations

Self improvement and Oprah. These are like twins. I am not able to imagine one without the other. So it is not a big surprise to see Oprah on this list. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast is offering nothing new but the same old and bold inspirational awakening to its listeners.

As always, Oprah is giving food for the soul by interviewing some of the best spiritual pioneers with meaningful conversations. Listening to this podcast will help you to see and feel the “aha” moments. As she has done to her followers so far.

Under The Skin With Russell Brand

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Russel Brand has his own style. And he is not giving up on it in his podcast as well. After his personal evolution that we very well know, he became a passionate activist for mental health and with Under the Skin With Russell Brand Podcast, he carried that to another level.

While you are listening to this podcast, you will hear real talks. You will listen to a bunch of honest banter with his celebrity guests like Kanye West, Adele, Conan O’Brien… In addition to this, you will be joining a journey under the surface with spirituality and mindfulness moments.

The Overwhelmed Brain

the owerhelmed brain
the owerhelmed brain

The Overwhelmed Brain is a self improvement podcast that is hosted by behavior and relationship coach Paul Colaianni. This podcast offers an emotionally stable, happier life to its listeners by helping them to increase their emotional intelligence.

Paul Colaianni is trying to make his listeners aware of the importance of critical thinking. He defends that every person should do what works for them. But he has a suggestion. Before you do what you want to do, arm yourself with knowledge.

Beyond The To-Do List 

beyond the to do list

How to avoid procrastination? This is one of the most common questions nowadays. We are trying to find a solution to this to increase our productivity in all aspects of life. Lucky you, there is another source to find new methods.

Beyond The To-Do List, hosted by Erik Fisher is a podcast that will help you to live a peaceful life with less stress by showing the road of productivity. In each episode, Erik talks with his guests that experienced failure and success before. After you listen to Beyond The To-Do List, you will find yourself inspired by real professionals.

The Good Life Project

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The Good Life Project Podcast hosted by Jonathan Fields is a self development podcast that helps you to discover powerful sources that will help you to integrate more meaning into life. In each episode, Jonathan Fields hosts inspiring teachers that actually tried different methods to bring more awareness to their lives.

If you are looking for real conversations to learn how to connect with yourself and become the person you want to be, The Good Life Project is definitely for you. You can tune in every week, Mondays and Thursdays, and you can fill up yourself with tangible ideas to use and apply.

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. This is what Gregg Clunis suggests to you. He believes that everyone needs to make simple his/her self improvement journey. Because as we all know (but refuse most of the time), forming a new habit takes time. In order to achieve your goals, you need to be patient while you are taking tiny leaps on a long road.

As you can understand from the entrance, Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, hosted by Greg Clunis is an excellent podcast for those looking to improve their lives. In each episode, Gregg is giving informative and helpful suggestions that are easy to understand and apply to your journey.

The Rich Roll Podcast

the rich roll podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast, hosted by Rich Roll is the last self improvement podcast on my list. On his podcast, Rich Roll provides a thoughtful analysis on different aspects of life together with his guests to the listeners. In each episode, he interviews professionals like athletes, authors, doctors, etc.

He is trying to be as helpful as possible to better people’s lives and there is a reason behind this. After struggling with drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy living for years, at age 40 he dedicated himself to purposeful actions and saw how it affects him in a positive way. He wants to inspire people in this way.


This was a list of self improvement podcasts that you can start listening right away and get inspired. There are plenty of podcasts that you can listen to when it comes to self development. If you have tried one of them before, just share with us your experiences to support others in this adventure!

Furkan Patan

Digital Marketer & Traveller. Blogger @HowToMotivateMe & @OlmeGormeden

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