I’m gonna be honest here, as usual, I didn’t even know what a podcast was until about two years ago or so. My friend introduced me to them and also insisted I start up my own. In searching for good ones to listen to, I’ve found 21 best podcasts for women over 50.
Now you should know that I’m all about personal development, I write an awful lot of self help and personal growth blogs over on my personal development site Amazing Me Movement and have even written several good self help books too.
I’ve also created a self help eStore that’s jam packed with those self help books I just mentioned as well as a few super powerful self improvement courses and even some one on one coaching.
So clearly I am all about motivational and inspirational tools to help us live our best life. Could I do a personal development podcast? I do motivational videos over on my Facebook page every week or so, so I’m no stranger to speaking Live to people.
My dream is to become a motivational speaker one day, so I have no problem talking at all!
I needed to explore motivational podcasts more. And I did.
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So I did some digging and below is the list of the best podcasts for women over 50, some funny podcasts for women, and some inspirational podcasts for women.
The great thing about listening to a weekly podcast is that you can listen while you’re doing anything! Driving, eating, walking, wherever. How awesome is that?
21 Best Podcasts For Women Over 50
While there are tons of podcasts for women over 50, I’ve carefully chosen these 21 for different reasons. I hope you like them.
I strongly believe that if you want a happier life there are certain things and changes you must make to your life in order to achieve that:
- working on improving your mental health
- switching up daily routines
- replacing bad habits with good habits
- listen to more uplifting shows/videos/podcasts
You get the idea. Dump all the toxic stuff in your life and find ways to bring in more good stuff! A positive change, if you will!
In no order of importance, here they are…
Live Awake with Sarah Blondin
The very first podcast I ever listened to was an uplifting podcast for women by Sarah Blondin-Live Awake. I found her on Insight Timer. She has the most amazing soothing voice I’ve ever heard.
I was going through a really hard time personally at the time I found her and every time I listened, I sobbed like a baby. If you’re struggling with self love or self esteem or self anything for that matter, go listen to her.
You won’t be sorry and make sure you have lots of tissues on hand. In my opinion, this is the best self-help podcast I’ve ever listened to.
Unf*ck Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil
The title of that self help podcast alone should let you know she’s a no bulls*t kinda gal. She’s a powerhouse feminist and Master Certified Confidence Coach who helps women who suffer with anxiety, low self esteem/self confidence/self doubt and imposter syndrome.
Listening to her you kinda feel like you’re sitting on a comfy couch sipping tea with your best friend. She discusses so many sensitive topics that most people are too ashamed to discuss.
Thriving Thru Menopause
Join menopause health coach and mindfulness practitioner Clarissa Kristjansson as she takes you on a journey to learn how to holistically take control of your menopause symptoms.
Every week Clarissa covers topics from sleeping better to dealing with anxiety to improving your relationships. She introduces you to a wide range of guests who bring their expertise, insights and practical tips to help you better manage your menopause and its challenges. So you can thrive rather than survive this life stage.
Women Blazing Trails with Iva Ursano (that’s me!!)
I’m not gonna take up this space going on and on about how amazing I am (or am not) but I do have to say my inspirational podcasts for women are pretty powerful.
I’m in your face, I use a lot of bad words and I do it all with great love and passion because I truly do want everyone to live their best life ever. I do my best to motivate and inspire you to cut cords, face fears, and believe in yourself. You can find my self help podcast here. Women Blazing Trails
Word of warning-if you don’t like strong language, this isn’t the podcast for you.
I upload new episodes each week. Some are in your face, some are fun, and sometimes we do a deep dive into things that need to be talked about and healed.
If you’re totally ready to reinvent your life, take back your power, leave the past behind and move on and finally be freakin’ happy, you might really like my new signature course Mighty Midlife Makeover.
The Me Time Midlife Podcast
Kim Acedo is a health and self care coach for midlife women .This podcast is for women who are tired of taking care of everyone else and are ready to do life on their terms.
Join her as she interviews experts and explores topics such as health and aging, grandchildren, retirement, empty nest, adult children, friendships, wardrobe, decluttering, travel, self-discovery, and more!
Julie, Marie and Mindy talk about all things midlife from parenting to health and having fun while they do it. They discuss all the topics that keep women up at night!
This well established podcast for women over 50 should hit every issue you need to learn about and grow from.
The Mel Robbins Show
She da bomb! I love Mel. She covers topics from abuse and anxiety to family issues and self esteem. She’s the real deal and so genuine. You can’t not love her.
She’s also the best selling author of this book > The 5 Second Rule
At 41 she had hit rock bottom and one simple thing she did one morning changed her entire life! Her book The 5 Second Rule helps you to reinvent your life, believe in yourself and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
To 50 and Beyond
Welcome to To 50 and Beyond! Where aging is made joyful, confident, and alcohol-free! Your host, Lori Massicot, is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach who is on a mission to bring you weekly insightful and fun episodes every Tuesday.
You will laugh, learn, and get inspired as Lori and her incredible guests share real solutions that ELEVATE your mindset, self-care, and habits and behaviors to age with joy, excitement, and freedom from alcohol.
This Unmillennial Life
Regan Jones keeps it real and listening to her is like chatting with your bff over coffee or wine!
She talks about everything from food (she’s a registered nutritionist) to retirement savings plans.
The Universe Has Your Back with Gabby Bernstein
Gabby is plain and simply adorable!! She’s a true motivator and inspirer. She wants everyone to live the happiest life they can and manifest amazing things into their lives.
Her New York Times best selling book The Universe Has Your Back is powerful and is full of tips and tricks and little exercises for you to do so that you can manifest all the good sh*t in your life that you want and deserve!! I bought the book and love it!
I also got the accompanying daily affirmations card deck and pick a new card each day. This card becomes my inspiration for the day!
The Midlife Makeover Show
I recently joined the awesome Wendy Valentine to do a show on her podcast and it was off the charts fun and amazing.
This girl has energy to spare and she’s so full of life. She brings on the best guests on the planet and if you like high energy and whackiness, you’ll love Wendy!
The Happier Podcast
Best selling author/speaker/writer Gretchen Rubin is the queen of happy. Though this podcast isn’t necessarily for women over 50, seriously it is for people of all ages.
I’ve been following Gretchen for awhile now and there’s nothing to not love about her.
Brené Brown is da bomb! There I said it. If you aren’t following her anywhere or don’t know much about her, check out this blog over on my sister site. She’s raw and real.
Her ted talk was mind blowing! Seriously, go follow her.
She has influential people on all the time and isn’t afraid to talk about real issues that affect us all!
Super Soul Sunday
This list of the best personal development podcasts would not have been complete if I didn’t add in Oprah Winfrey. Seriously.
She needs no introduction.
Oprah’s supersoul conversations will uplift and inspire everyone, all ages!
The Tony Robbins Podcast
Sorry, love him or hate him, he’s got some powerful words and messages to share. Ok ok I get he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but you should listen to at least one of his shows.
I would have loved to have met Tony in person. Ah well. Maybe in my next life!
The Happiness Lab
I recently just stumbled upon Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab. She discusses happiness and the joy of living from a scientific viewpoint and will def give you some food for thought.
She has a super cheery voice and I think she’s worth listening to.
We Can Do Hard Things
I think this is another love her or hate her situation. Personally, I’m not a big fan of hers but that’s not to say she isn’t amazing. Glennan Doyle is one of the many public figures that is open, honest, vulnerable and real.
She is also a bestselling author and her book Untamed has 4.5 star rating with over 12K reviews.
Earn Your Happy
If you are into personal growth in physical health, wealth, business, and so much more, Lori Harder might be the one for you.
If you have health issues like eating disorders or you want to lose weight or get into shape, she’s the girl for you.
I haven’t listened to her yet to be honest, but I’ve bookmarked her and will give her a listen soon.
Routines and Ruts
Your host Madeleine Dore talks about everyday life stuff, even for those of us still stuck in ruts with our jobs or our spouses.
Her goal is to help you see the forest through the trees so you can live a happier life, no matter how old you are.
The Mastery Sessions
Robin Sharma honestly is the most amazing thought leader I’ve ever listened to and he’s also quite engaging on Intagram and Facebook. He loves his fans and they love him.
While a lot of people think he talks only about business, this is not true. He helps you master life, on your terms.
Women in the Middle
I’ve recently stumbled upon Suzy Rosenstein and though I haven’t really given her a listen yet, she seems to be quite popular!
Her tag line is “help you get excited about life again” so you can’t go wrong there!
There were actually a few more that never made it to the list of the best podcasts for women over 50, not because I don’t like them, but because I wanted to keep this list to 21.
In that list, I’ve named a few top self-improvement podcasts because I believe any age will benefit from those.
Here are a few more you might like to check out that didn’t make the list and while they aren’t exclusive to women over 50, I feel they are good for people of all ages to give a listen to:
The Good Life Project – Jonathan Fields
Whatever kind of inspiration or encouragement you are looking for, I think the self improvement podcasts listed above should keep you going for awhile.
What are some of your favourite personal development podcasts to listen to? Leave a comment down below so we can check it out too!
ox iva xo