In this era of quarantine where most people around the globe are keeping to their homes, and restaurants, bars, theaters, concert halls and arenas all in limbo or indefinitely closed. Since we are isolated in our homes with fewer obligations and an inability to travel, it is an opportune time to take stock and consider life’s big questions: Are you happy? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you on the right career path? Are you the sort of person you want to be? The podcasts below are hosted by experts who discuss their own stories and provide research-based solutions to how to change your life for the better:
Unlocking Us By Brené Brown
The bestselling author and researcher came out with this podcast earlier this year, where she interviews experts and celebrities on topics ranging from apologizing to depression and insecurities, and of course, shame and vulnerability. It’s a can’t miss podcast that illustrates how deeply entrenched shame and insecurity are in every facet of our lives, and the sooner we confront them, the sooner we will lead what Brown calls, “a whole-hearted life.”
Happier With Gretchen Rubin
New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and podcast host shares her struggles and stories in order to help people achieve happiness. She discusses topics such as focus, loneliness, anxiety and stress, relationship advice, etc.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
This podcast host requires no introduction. Oprah Winfrey, the legendary media mogul and television host discusses racism, resilience and other topics with experts, religious leaders and celebrities on her famous podcast and interview show.
How To! With Charles Duhigg
The New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg investigates listeners’ problems and consults experts on everything from how to get a deserved promotion to how to be good at online dating.
The Happiness Lab by Dr. Laurie Santos
Dr. Laurie Santos, cognitive scientist and professor of Psychology at Yale University brings her wildly popular course “The Science of Well-Being” to a podcast, where in the description she writes, “You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong.” After studying the science of happiness, Dr. Santos, she wants to share the insights of her research and simple, evidence based tips and how to apply them to your life.
H.E.R. Podcast With Dr. Dominique Brossard and Terri Lomax
Dr. Dominique Brossard a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker host the H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience) Space podcast, is for Black women and people of color who are looking for inspiration and a space of their own to discuss new beginnings, relationships, Black mental health and other topics about improving your quality of life.