25 Best Morning Podcasts (To Start Your Day the Right Way)
Discover inspiring and motivating podcasts that can help you start your day in a positive and productive way.
Winning the game of life isn't always easy.
But there are things you can do to help keep the odds in your favour.
One thing I've found to be helpful in my life is to start my day by listening to an educational or motivational podcast. Something that can make me think or give me tips on how to improve my life.
If you haven't considered listening to a podcast in the morning, then please give it a go, as I'm confident you'll find it both enjoyable and beneficial.
Not sure you have time to listen to a podcast in the morning?
Consider these options for listening:
While you're still in bed
While you're in the bath
While eating your breakfast
While at the gym
So, are you ready to start super-charging your morning time?
If yes, then check out my 25 picks for the best morning podcasts to help start your day in a positive and productive way.
1. Wake Me Up
Change your morning and change your life with an inspiring combination of meditation, mindfulness, yoga and motivation. By listening to an episode of this podcast in the morning, you’ll feel energized, clear of mind, and excited about your day.
2. The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim is a celebrated author, entrepreneur and podcaster, best known for his book The 4-Hour Work Week. On this show, he interviews leaders in various fields to learn their tricks for success.
3. The Moth Radio Hour
This show is all about storytelling. It's an excellent way to get inspired and learn from other people's experiences.
4. Startups For the Rest of Us
The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped startups. The podcast follows the founders as they start, acquire, and attempt to grow SaaS companies.
5. Stuff You Should Know
An engaging and offbeat podcast that tackles one topic per week and explains it in a detailed but accessible and enjoyable format. Recent topics have included: The Maya civilization, foods that make you happy, and what's in a surname.
6. Reply All
One of the most popular podcasts on the market today.
"A podcast about the internet that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” — The Guardian
7. What I've Learned, with Arianna Huffington
Arianna is a renowned entrepreneur, journalist, speaker and author. In this podcast, she talks with people she loves and admires in fields from music to technology about the lessons they've learned over the last 12 months.
8. 99% Invisible
Roman Mars is the founder of 99% Invisible, an award-winning website that explores design solutions across many industries. His podcast takes these investigations further through discussions with interesting guests from all walks of life.
9. The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah is one of the most accomplished women in the world and her show has been hugely popular in the US for over 25 years. In her podcast, Oprah opens the vault to highlight hand-picked legendary interviews, a-ha moments, and unforgettable surprises.
10. Freakonomics Radio
Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt are two of the most popular economics writers in the world. Their podcast explores various hidden phenomena through engaging interviews with experts.
11. This American Life
Hosted by Ira Glass, one of America's most talented journalists. His popular podcast features stories about everyday life that have had a profound impact.
12. The Quote of the Day Show
This podcast is a great place to get your daily dose of inspiration. Each episode spotlights an inspiring quote and 5-10 minute motivational audio clip to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Featured speakers include Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, Les Brown and Jim Rohn.
13. TED Talks Daily
TED is one of the world's foremost nonprofit organizations focused on ideas worth discussing. Every weekday, they select a new talk to be made available for free online. Topics range from AI to zoology.
Hosted by Cody McLain, MindHack is a podcast that seeks to break down the habits and ideologies of successful people. This is a self-help podcast dedicated to giving you the keys to happiness and success.
15. The Shauna Niequist Podcast
Shauna is a spiritual teacher, blogger and speaker. In this interview-style podcast, Shauna talks with leading writers, thinkers and leaders about life, relationships, purpose, family and faith.
16. Invisibilia by Hanna Rosin
Journalist and author Hanna Rosin has written extensively on the relationship between culture, technology and society. Her newest show explores how invisible forces shape our lives.
17. Ask Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil McGraw is a well-known personality in the US who has been working as a psychologist for over 30 years. His show offers listeners advice on relationships, parenting and other topics.
18. LIFE Today
If you're looking for a podcast that offers a good dose of daily life lessons, then this Christian podcast could be a good fit for you. The hosts talk about topics such as how to deal with stress and how to connect with friends. It's an entertaining show that can help lift you up in a morning.
19. The Rich Roll Podcast
The Rich Roll Podcast is a show that discusses lifestyle changes and how they can positively impact the individual. The show is hosted by Rich Roll, who has been known for his endurance feats and his work in the fitness industry. He interviews guests about topics such as nutrition, exercise and mindset.
20. The Tony Robbins Podcast
Tony Robbins is a well-known personal development coach and author who has helped more than 50 million people create lasting change in their lives. In his popular podcast, Tony covers a variety of topics, including self-improvement, motivation and productivity.
21. How I Built This with Guy Raz
Guy is a fascinating and entertaining podcast host. In his show, he offers listeners an inside look at how different entrepreneurs built successful businesses. From technology to food to fashion, Guy provides listeners with unique insights and stories that help them understand the challenges and successes of entrepreneurship.
22. The Science of Happiness
These bite-sized podcasts will enable you to discover research-tested strategies that can help you be happier by cultivating feelings of kindness and love in your heart and mind. Professor Dacher Keltner hosts this presentation with support from PRX and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
23. On Being with Krista Tippett
Krista's podcast offers award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing and the arts. In this thought-provoking show, you'll hear about discoveries related to the immensity of our lives.
24. Smart Passive Income
Want to build a successful online business? Then check out the Smart Passive Income podcast. It's designed with one thing in mind — to help entrepreneurs develop themselves and grow their online business.
25. The Productivity Show
A weekly podcast that will help you get your important things done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. Topics covered include: goal setting, time management, personal development and efficiency.
These are some of the best morning podcasts that will help you start your day on the right track. They will help you stay motivated, inspired and focused for the rest of the day.
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