Rise and shine! Start your day with these 6 chill, motivational, and informative podcasts

round up August 26, 2022

We’ve rounded up 6 podcasts to get your mornings going. Tune in for non-abrasive news updates, a satirical podcast hosted by comedians, and an absurdist interview series by Anchorman himself, Ron Burgundy.

There are 2 motivational podcasts sharing practical advice and life tips. Many of the podcasts on our list have episodes running 30 minutes or less, short and sweet listens for your morning routine.

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The NewsWorthy

Listen to ‘The NewsWorthy’

Veteran journalist Erica Mandy’s “The NewsWorthy” shares the latest news in 20 minutes or less. This series veers away from “talking heads, alarmist headlines, and monotone voices,” and instead shares politics, tech, business, and entertainment news. This series has released over 1,400 episodes since 2017.

The Gargle

Listen to ‘The Gargle’

From Team Bugle comes “The Gargle,” satirical takes on culture with comedians and host Alice Fraser. Alice is skipping the news and focusing on all nonsensical updates from the celebrity world, tech, culture, science, and advice columns. Tune in for new, weekly episodes running less than 30 minutes each.

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Before Breakfast

Listen to ‘Before Breakfast’

Before Breakfast” offers daily motivational tidbits, time management strategies, practical advice, and more in bite-sized episodes. Laura Vanderkam hosts this iHeartPodcasts series and also answers listeners’ questions about work, your home life, and productivity. Tune in for episodes less than 10 minutes on average.

Make Your Damn Bed podcast

Make Your Damn Bed

Listen to ‘Make Your Damn Bed’

Julie Merica presents “Make Your Damn Bed,” a daily self-improvement podcast filled with motivational chats to stream when you just get out of bed in the morning. Seasons are 66 days long, enough time to build a healthy listening habit, according to the podcast’s description. Check out over 530 episodes running less than 10 minutes each on topics like loneliness, embracing creativity, hacking your brain, and more.

V Interesting with V Spehar

V Interesting with V Spehar

Listen to ‘V Interesting with V Spehar’

TikToker V Spehar shares news, commentary, and convos with guests on “V Interesting with V Spehar.” Recent episodes covered Monkeypox, the Respect for Marriage Act, the recession, Gen-Z for Change activists, and more. Podcaster and comedian Jamie Loftus joined a recent episode to chat about her series, “Ghost Church,” covering the American Spiritualist movement. This series is presented by Lemonada Media. Check out over 15 episodes running less than 50 minutes on average.

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The Ron Burgundy Podcast

Listen to ‘The Ron Burgundy Podcast’

“The Ron Burgundy Podcast” is back for season 5 this summer. In this Big Money Players series, hear Will Ferrell playing Anchorman’s iconic character Ron Burgundy and interviewing celebs in conversations that get pretty absurd. Tune in for recent episodes with Guy Fieri, Anderson .Paak, Jack Black, Gilly The Clown, and many more.

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