Throw on your favorite sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and wind down with 9 podcasts serving cozy fall vibes. On our list, you’ll find wholesome podcasts sharing heartfelt advice, enriching interviews with bright minds, and an inspiring series from Oprah.
If poetry or stories soothe your soul, check out “LeVar Burton Reads” and “The Slowdown.” There are podcasts connecting listeners with the universal language of food, a movie rewatch series, a parenting podcast, and more.
We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Life can be challenging! “We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle” reminds us we’re not alone whether we’re experiencing love, loss, joy, struggles, and finding purpose in life. On the podcast, Glennon is joined by her partner Abby Wambach, her sister Amanda Doyle, and a wide range of guests like Natalie Portman, Becky Kennedy, Tig Notaro, and Chelsea Handler – just to name a few. They’ll explore topics like personal discovery, growth, boundaries, self-love, and heartfelt insights in over 130 episodes.
Stitcher’s “The Sporkful” is a food-obsessed delight hosted by Dan Pashman, who also invented a pasta shape called cascatelli. Episodes highlight guests like chefs, author/podcaster Malcolm Gladwell, a New Yorker who can identify pizza by grease stains, and opera singer Alexander Smalls. They’ll dish on favorite foods, customs, food histories, and much more.
Oprah’s Super Soul
Oprah shares enlightening interviews with authors, health and wellness experts, spiritual leaders, bright minds, and more on “Super Soul.” Empowering, heartfelt, and answering deep life questions, episodes offer insight to help you to become the greatest version of yourself.
LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton reads some his favorite short stories on this chill podcast. LeVar’s calming voice and unparalleled storytelling chops transport listeners to fictional worlds, with episodes running less than an hour on average. This series is presented by LeVar Burton and Stitcher.
Every weekday, American Public Media’s “The Slowdown” offers different ways to view the world through poetry. Host Ada Limón shows listeners how poetry can ground us, shift our vibes, and change lives. Tune in for poems and reflections in short and sweet 5-minute episodes.
Raising Good Humans
Dear Media’s “Raising Good Humans” is a parenting podcast hosted by Dr. Aliza Pressman, a mom, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. Dr. Pressman, guests, and experts offer tools to make parenting less stressful.
Big Orange Couch: The 90s Nickelodeon Podcast
“Big Orange Couch: The 90s Nickelodeon Podcast” revisits classics like All That, CatDog, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Rocket Power, holiday-themed episodes, and more nostalgia. Tune in for trivia and year-in-review episodes sharing highlights from ’90s pop culture, events, movies, TV shows, music, video games, books, and more.
The Ringer’s “The Rewatchables” relives classic films in roundtable discussions. We love this podcast since you start the series in any order. Hear about oldies but goodies like Goodfellas, Grease, Saving Private Ryan, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Titanic, Rocky, and many more favorites in over 250 episodes.
The Splendid Table
On American Public Media’s “The Splendid Table” food journalist Francis Lam connects listeners with food-based conversations. Hear about topics ranging from sesame’s global appeal to Instagram’s effect on food culture to chefs’ culinary journeys.
On Being with Krista Tippett
“On Being with Krista Tippett” is a Peabody Award-winning series examining huge questions and sharing discoveries about meaning, the arts, science, spiritual inquiry, and social healing. Tune in on Thursdays for new episodes presented by On Being Studios.