One of my favorite things about podcasts is the insight I get into the lives of others. It’s like eavesdropping on conversations without being sneaky. I love the convenience, the ability to get news and information on my time, and it was the best alternative to actually reading a book, which I love to do but struggled to find the time since becoming a mom. While nursing Bowie, I listened to every episode of Super Mamas, a hilarious podcast by two Oaxacan moms in Southern California and when I started exercising, found myself looking forward to the stories by Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time to pass the time. Whatever your interests, there’s a podcast for you. We picked our top 12 podcasts we’ve grown to love and would love to know your favorites.

The Longest Shortest Time

The parenting show for for everyone. Hosted by This American Life contributor and author Hillary Frank. A Stitcher Production. Subscribe and listen here 

The Birth Hour

Whether you are pregnant and looking for inspirational birth stories through your pregnancy, trying to conceive, a first time mom or a veteran mother of multiple children, you can learn, laugh and maybe even cry a little at these moving childbirth stories from women willing to share one of the most intimate moments of their lives. Subscribe and listen here

I Was Just Saying That

I Was Just Saying That is a tipsy show created for creative ladies on the Internet, hosted by Michelle Pimm and Kimya Kavehkar. New episodes every Friday. Subscribe and listen here

Second Life by MyDomaine

Join our host, Who What Wear and MyDomaine co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our new podcast, Second Life. Subscribe and listen here

One Bad Mother

A comedy podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren’t all magical vessels! Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging, and more laughing. Subscribe and listen here

The Mom Hour

Co-owned by Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers, co-hosts of the popular parenting podcast The Mom Hour, Life, Listened is dedicated to delivering shows with one simple idea: to keep you inspired, entertained and informed while you go about your life, whether you’re chopping onions in the kitchen, commuting to work, folding laundry or waiting in the school pick-up line. Subscribe and listen here

Birthful

In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Subscribe and listen here

Magic Lessons

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert returns for the second season of her hit podcast MAGIC LESSONS, ready to help another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully. This year’s guest experts include Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton. Subscribe and listen here

Super Mamas

Hosted by new moms (and sisters) Paulina and Bricia Lopez. Super Mamas is a judgment-free space where new, expecting and experienced mothers can come together to learn from one another, be inspired by each other and bond over their similar upbringings and cultural background.  Laugh and cry along with the Super Mamas every week as they share their stories with friends, experts and each other.  New episode every Tuesday. Subscribe and listen here

Coffee + Crumbs

The wildly popular storytelling site about motherhood is now in audible format! The Coffee + Crumbs Podcast is your companion for kitchen cleanups, stroller walks, or the daily carpool hustle. Join hosts Lesley Miller, Ashlee Gadd and April Hoss as they chat about the beautifully hard work of raising children. Subscribe and listen here

Sorta Awesome

In the drudgery of daily life, it’s easy to forget that all around us (and within us!), awesome things are happening. Each week, author and show host Megan Tietz and co-hosts Kelly, Rebekah, and Laura serve up fresh doses of sparkly small things and provide thoughtful answers to listener questions all with an eye on helping you make your inner awesome shine. Subscribe and listen here

The Simple Show

Some things feel complex—let’s make them easier to understand. Tsh Oxenreider chats with friends as they break down big ideas. From deep stuff, like world events, to smaller things, like Netflix binges, they deep-dive to make sense of it all, then come back up for air more enlightened. With co-hosts Kendra Adachi, Stephanie Langford, Erin Loechner, and Haley Stewart. Subscribe and listen here

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