Podcasts conquered the worlds of true crime and news long ago, but there’s a sleeper genre thriving just below the top of the charts. Over the past couple of years, we have been spoiled by the rise of some fantastic podcasts about giving and receiving advice. Whether we intend to or not, we all find ourselves in situations where we are asked to give or receive advice from time to time. Advice is how we learn from the mistakes and successes of others, and how we try to help others navigate around the potholes we weren’t lucky enough to miss. This playlist is made up of podcasts focusing on advice from several angles. Some are more lighthearted, some are serious, and you’ll even find advice on giving advice.
What is well-being and how do we achieve it? Well-being is a state of being, while happiness is a fleeting emotion. This podcast playlist explores flourishing, stoicism, how we can approach well-being without being misguided by the wellness industry’s nefarious marketing tactics, and the ways government can encourage well-being over productivity.
If you look around your space right now, you are likely to be surrounded by SO. MUCH. STUFF. What is it about capitalism, materialism, and consumerism that compels us to keep acquiring more things, most of which—let’s be honest—we don’t really need? These episodes explore that question and proposes a few ways forward, including minimalism and the repair economy.
We often view love, be it ours or others, through the constructs of society. This playlist challenges that notion. It’s an ode to defining love in the image of who we are as people, and not how society wants us love.
It’s that time of year when gratitude and thinking of others is top of mind, so we thought a playlist all about Kindness would be a nice way to end the year. Not to mention the fact that we simply need more kindness in the world these days. As we’ll hear on this playlist, kindness doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; it can be as simple as offering a hug or teaching someone a cool card trick.