5 Must-Listen-to Podcasts for Students

College is a time for growth, change, and finding yourself. Every single student struggles in diverse ways with different things. Enter, podcasts! There are a bazillion podcasts out there. Not only are podcasts great for entertainment value, but they can also be helpful in addressing and offering perspective with the different struggles we all deal with. 

Whether you are looking solely to be entertained or you are looking for advice or direction, there is a podcast out there for you! True crime, news, fiction, and even podcasts for kids; it is all here. All you need to do is press play. If you haven’t listened to one before, here are 5 great podcasts for students to start with!

1. The High Five Habit – Mel Robbins 

Do not let the title fool you-this is not a book about high-fiving everyone else in your life. You are already doing that, cheering for your favorite teams. Celebrating your friends. Supporting the people, you love as they go after what they want. Imagine giving that same love and encouragement to yourself.  

5 podcasts for students.Mel Robbins is a superstar in the world of personal development and I OH SO WISH that she was my life coach. The is so much more than giving yourself high-fives, in case that’s what you thought the book was about. It’s kind of like the beginning, but she goes so much deeper and shares her own personal stories of how she got to where she is today and how you can live your best life too.  

This powerful podcast serves as a comprehensive approach to life that changes your attitude, your mindset, and your behavior. So be prepared to laugh, learn, and launch yourself into a more confident, happy, and fulfilling life. 

2. The Real Reel – Natalie Barbu 

Whether you are well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that is ready to grow, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Natalie does an incredible job of leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business (and life!) You can be proud of leaders who have experienced success themselves.  

On her podcast, Natalie talks to real people about their real lives and real careers. She swaps stories with fellow entrepreneurs every Monday about things like quitting your day job to start your dream company, the future of influencers, serial entrepreneurship, and how to make real money. Let us uncover the real reel! 

Natalie is everything I have been looking for in a perfect host. She is soft-spoken, but confident and it gives me reassurance that us more reserved girls can make our mark in the world, without all the noise. 

 3. Dear Chelsea – Chelsea Handler 

On this weekly advice show, host Chelsea Handler answers listener questions with the hilarious edge you know her for. Joined by guests every episode, Handler never shies away from her honest and genuine opinions. In need of some laughter? Mental health tips? Want relatable and engaging content? If so, this podcast is for you.  

4. Oprah’s Super Soul – Oprah Winfrey 

Truly my favorite podcast of all time! Emmy award-winning Super Soul Sunday delivers insight and inspiration from renowned thoughtful leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Each week, enjoy mind-nourishing conversations between Oprah and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual luminaries. 

I always learn something profound about humanity and myself when listening to this podcast. Excellent, insightful guests and no one beats Oprah as an interviewer! 

5. How to Fail with Elizabeth Day  

A perfect match for a hard-working student… This is a podcast that celebrates the things that have not gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better. In an age obsessed with the “curated perfection” of social media, people are loath to admit publicly to failures. But as Day increasingly realized in her own life, failure is “a necessary staging post on a journey towards greater success”. The podcast acknowledges that failure is part of taking risks. Opening yourself up to failure can be immensely liberating: “It’s a way of really living life.”  

These are just five of the podcasts that I listen to and are not the end-all-be-all of podcasts were super helpful when I needed some perspective and support. Sometimes as a college students we need to take time to just listen to others talk to get something good out of a conversation. Happy listening! 

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