So, I may be the last person on earth that’s finally gotten into podcasts but I’m so glad I did! Morning commutes are so much better by starting the day with a hearty chuckle or the feeling like you can do whatever you set your mind to. So, as we find our groove in 2019, I thought it would be fitting to list my Top Five Podcasts by Sistas!
This is the newest podcast but it doesn’t hold back when it comes to making their mark. Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji are the friends you hangout with at a kickback and laugh all night. These proud Nigerian women give us insight on what life is like growing up for them in America but never losing their roots. The started off their first episode letting us know that they named their Podcast Jesus & Jollof because those are two things they can’t live with out. Topics range from Nigerian love languages, From bottom to breakthrough and more. But don’t let the laughs fool you, they are also dropping knowledge geared towards success in all aspects of your life, with a reminder that Jesus is the foundation of their life.
Self-described as “fireside chats with black women who’ve been there”. Hey Aunty! is taped in Australia and has a global reach dedicated to honor and love our Blackness. I’ve been listening for the past few months, and I love that black folks share experiences and similarities no matter what part of the world we reside in. Shared experiences, positive and otherwise, like figuring out if you still be code switching or asking why we are like this, will have you nodding your head and waving your hand in agreement, all while getting insight from our sistas from down under.
I grew up being told that it’s important to have multiple streams of income. When I got to college, my side hustle was doing hair. So, this podcast was right up my alley. Known as the “first and only podcast to spotlight bold, black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business”. Side Hustle Pro has the best to ever do it share their secrets like how to kick imposter syndrome to the curb or what it’s like to launch a chocolate factory in Harlem. Do you have a side hustle and you’re looking for motivation on how to have it grow? This podcast is for you and anyone who’s simply looking for motivation.
According to my best friend, Amanda Seals is my kindred spirit and insisted that I check out her podcast. Known as “your favorite truth teller” Amanda gives insight on how to navigate life with real, raw, and relevant information. From the side effects of not having kids, to toxic masculinity and being outspoken, her episodes are engaging and entertaining.
Rants & Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi
If you’re looking for consistent motivation/gem dropping from people who’ve been there mixed with society and pop culture, this is your podcast. I tune in to my fellow Chicagoan with my notepad ready to receive all the information her show gives out. Luvvie discusses trusting your gut, loving radically, and even saving edges! This podcast is where you see just how magical our people truly are.
Now I want to hear from you. Have you listened to any of the Podcasts in my top five? If so what are your thoughts? What Podcasts are you currently listening to?
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