10 Podcasts That Will Empower You to Make 2024 Your Best Year Yet

written by JOSIE SANTI
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motivational podcasts
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider

If there is one hack I would recommend for reaching your goals in 2024, it would be listening to motivational podcasts. Think about it: The time you spend driving in the car, doing laundry, walking your dog, or cooking dinner could simultaneously be spent learning, growing, and feeling inspired. After all, we are what we eat, but we’re also the content we consume too—nutrition is not just what you put on your plate but also the movies you watch, the people you follow on Instagram, and—you guessed it—the podcasts you listen to. Whether you’re a podcast junkie looking for new inspiring options or you’re new to podcasting and want another way to encourage yourself to reach your goals, here are 10 motivational podcasts to add to your queue. 

1. The Everygirl Podcast

the everygirl podcast

Episodes: 80+

Ok, so maybe we’re a little biased here, but The Everygirl Podcast is packed full of incredible guests who are bound to spark joy and inspiration when you listen. From manifestation queen Roxie Nafousi to fitness guru and celebrity trainer Megan Roup to finance expert Tori Dunlap, consider this podcast your ultimate resource for living a well-rounded life. Hosted by Josie Santi, our wellness editor, we have episodes that cover mental health, physical health, financial health, romantic and relationship health, and more. It’s the best way to habit-stack your morning routine or your commute.

2. The Mel Robbins Podcast

the mel robbins podcast

Episodes: 135+

With episodes dropping every Monday and Thursday, there’s no shortage of incredible advice that Mel Robbins is capable of delivering with her podcast. If you’re not familiar with Mel, consider this your lucky day, because she is one of the most inspiring motivational speakers, podcast hosts, and authors out there. On this podcast, you’ll hear all about how to stop procrastinating, ways to improve your relationships and career, and how to make the most of every moment. This is an essential to have in your podcast queue.

3. Almost 30

almost 30

Episodes: 660+

As an Everygirl-editor favorite, Almost 30 is the perfect listen for Millennials looking to improve their lives. You can find interviews and episodes on everything from modern spirituality to finance, so you can grow in any (and every) area of your life. The best part? The hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik are hilarious besties, so you know the conversation is as entertaining and funny as it is empowering. 

4. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

on purpose with jay shetty

Episodes: 500+

There’s a reason why Jay Shetty’s podcast is the #1 Mental Health podcast on the internet. He leads super in-depth interviews with experts, celebrities, thought leaders, athletes, and more (even Joe Biden) about all things mental well-being. Listening to this podcast will equip you with tools for bettering your personal relationships, living a more fulfilling life, and growing your mindset to tackle any challenge that comes your way. Shetty is an expert interviewer—listening to him chat with a guest will make you feel like you’re in the room listening to the conversation.

5. Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

pretty big deal with ashley graham

Episodes: 45+

Consider this podcast your go-to confidence booster. Every episode includes interviews with people who are pretty big deals, from famous actors to successful business people, and they’re interviewed by icon Ashley Graham, so you already know it’s good. If you’re looking to be inspired by the who’s who of Hollywood, this is the inspirational podcast for you. Graham knows how to get the best confidence tips and success inspiration from all of her guests, so you end each episode feeling empowered.

6. The Dream Bigger Podcast

dream bigger podcast

Episodes: 220+

As a successful entrepreneur herself, Siffat Haider (founder of wellness brand Arrae) is exactly the voice you want to listen to to inspire you to be your best self and achieve your best year. In this weekly podcast, Haider talks with thought leaders, wellness experts, and successful entrepreneurs on their tips for improving every aspect of their lives to inspire you to (you guessed it) dream bigger. Consider this the podcast version of the best friend who’s always your biggest cheerleader. 

7. Expanded By To Be Magnetic

expanded by to be magnetic

Episodes: 280+

If you’re done with motivation and instead looking for manifestation, look no further than Expanded By To Be Magnetic, considered the leading manifestation podcast. Host Lacy Phillips bases each episode on her own method that’s rooted in neuroscience, psychology, epigenetics, and energetics. Expanded focuses on the psychological side of manifestation (instead of the spiritual side), so it’s perfect for both the skeptics and dedicated manifesters alike. Listen if achieving your “best year yet” includes self-healing or manifesting your dreams.

8. hey, girl.

hey, girl.

Episodes: 240+

You’ve probably seen Alex Elle’s incredible work on Instagram, but she’s transforming her wisdom from written word to audio with her podcast hey, girl. Elle talks with women who inspire her, from family members to successful entrepreneurs, all with the goal of cultivating sisterhood and uniting women’s voices. The topics dive into purpose, healing, vulnerability, and representation, making it the perfect podcast if you’re ready to dive deeper to truly change yourself in order to change your life.

9. Making Space with Hoda Kotb

making space with hoda kotb

Episodes: 41+

Hoda Kotb is one of those comforting TODAY voices that will give you nostalgia for classic morning shows as you listen to this podcast while making breakfast or on your commute. On this podcast, Kotb interviews celebrities, public figures, and experts as she explores the resilience of the human spirit. These are the kind of stories that will make you a little teary-eyed before filling you with newfound purpose and inspiration—it’s the kind of podcast you won’t be able to stop listening to.

10. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

oprah's super soul conversations

Episodes: 489+

Because I would be remiss if I did not include the queen herself on any inspiring list, the Super Soul Conversations you know and love from Oprah’s TV segments are now available in podcast form. As if you needed more than Oprah’s voice alone to inspire you, she interviews the world’s top thought leaders, bestselling authors, spiritual healers, as well as health and wellness experts for ultimate motivation to help you get happier, healthier, and overall better. 

11. The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast

the skinny confidential him & her podcast

Episodes: 650+

While the guests vary between wellness experts, influencers, bestselling authors, finance gurus, reality TV celebrities, and skincare specialists, the purpose of the Him & Her Podcast is to help you optimize your life. Husband and wife duo Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick are impressive in their own right as successful brand builders and content creators, but their guests will help expand your mind and motivate you to be your best in every area of your life. Full of no-filter conversations you probably need to hear, every episode will leave you motivated to be better. 

12. The Psychology of Your 20s

the psychology of your 20s

Episodes: 150+

If you’re looking for some motivation that is a little bit *softer* and more rooted in prioritizing your mental health, look no further than Jemma Sbeg’s The Psychology of Your 20s. This podcast is full of great advice for navigating one of the most confusing decades of your life (and yes, the advice Sbeg highlights applies outside of your 20s, too). This is the perfect podcast for anyone looking to level up their life from a deeper, more emotionally grounded level, with information about dating attachment styles, unlocking your next life chapter, and more.