Favorite Podcasts and Episodes

Mariah Cooke favorite podcasts
Mariah Cooke favorite podcasts
favorite podcasts
Mariah Cooke favorite podcasts

I am a big podcast fan over here! I was so excited when my husband got me airpods last year simply to be able to listen to my podcasts while I’m at work. I am sooo not a crime podcast kind of person. I scare way too easy for stuff like that. My favorite types of podcasts are comedy, or self help ones. I love learning more about human behavior. I’ll try to list them off by category, and down at the end I’m sharing a few single episodes I’ve loved.

My Favorite Podcasts

Self Help

I hate calling this section that, but I’m not sure what else to describe it as. In the podcast app they are under the category “Relationships”, as all of them deal with your human relationships.

  • Unlocking Us – Hosted by Brené Brown….need I say more? She has guests sometimes, she answers questions, shes so direct. It really is just so informational!
  • Small Things Often – This podcast is put on by The Gottman Institute. Each episode is less than 5 minutes and gives you a quick tip to help your relationships.


  • Blogging Unscripted – Hosted by blogger Danielle Gervino this podcast literally is so honest and real. I love how she’s willing to help out other bloggers without a price tag on it. She shares her knowledge freely which I think is so kind!
  • Fohrcast – Fohr is an influencer network that really dives into the marketing world. The episodes are short and sweet, but really to the point.


  • Dear Alice – This podcast is all about the home and interior design. I discovered it from Christy and in the perfect time too. While having my own home now this podcast is so helpful and interesting. I’ve definitely included some tips into my own style. So far my favorite episode is “Styling and Accessorizing”
  • Through Thick & Skin – Can I do anything without talking about skincare? Prob not! This podcast is actually from a skin boutique in Southern California. Erin is a PA and her sister works with her. They go over so many good topics on skincare, and their business.
  • We Don’t Have Time For This- This technically is a mom podcast, but man it’s hilarious! I love that even without kids I can listen and relate. Gemma and Katie have the best stories and are so relatable!


  • Girls Gotta Eat – This is my all time favorite podcast, and the only one I never miss a week of. You’re probably totally judging me for this addition, but it’s my guilty pleasure. This podcast can be raunchy, but it’s all about sex and relationships. Ashley and Rayna are hilarious and I love their relationship. They have tons of guests on that go over a variety of topics from money, to dating, and sex. While I don’t always agree with their point of view, I just can’t give them up!
  • Absolutely Not – If you don’t know who Heather McMahn is than you are missing out! Her IG stories are my absolute fave! She’s so sticking funny!

Other Pods

  • Modern Love – Ever seen the show? You should! It’s on Apple TV and based of the NY Times column. The podcast is celebrities reading articles from the column. When you hear the word love we mostly think romantic, and something I loved about the show and the podcast is that love isn’t just romantic love. The stories are about all kinds of love!
  • Even The Rich – “Diana to Meghan” If you’re a royal fan you’ll love the first season of this podcast! It’s all about Meghan Markle and the royals.

Random Episodes

  • XOXO by The Knot – “Ashley Brooke & Ryan Chambers” This podcast showcases peoples love stories in an open conversation. I love Ashley’s blog and that’s how I found her episode.
  • Goop – “Why Certain Relationships Work” This episode was with John Gottman who created The Gottman Institude. They produce the podcast mentioned above. I think this episode is so interesting and really gets into relationships core. I want to start listening to more episodes of this podcast.
  • Everything is Fine – “Going Gray is a Power Move” Carly mentioned this episode and I am so glad I listened. It’s all about going gray, but I think it also gives a healthy approach to aging and outer appearance.

What are your favorite podcasts or episodes?

I want to update this list every so often. I’m always on the hunt for more to listen to, and would love your suggestions!


Mariah Cooke favorite podcasts
  1. Reply

    These are all such great suggestions and seem way more lighthearted and fun than the podcasts I listen to which are mostly about serial killers and cults ha! I’ll have to check out Girls Gotta Eat – sounds like a fun one!

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      I cannot do crime podcasts! I’m such a scaredy cat.

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    Loved these recommendations! So glad to hear you enjoy Alice’s podcast as much as I do!

    Christy X

    1. Reply

      It’s full of so many helpful tips!

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    SO many good suggestions! I jsut started listening to podcasts and love them! You should check out Living Fully by Mallory Ervin! It’s SO good!

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      Oooo! Totally will go do that now.

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    It’s so impressive to me how you’re able to keep up with so many podcasts! I used to really enjoy blogging and entrepreneur podcasts, but when I began listening to audiobooks, pods kinda took the back-burner and now I rarely make time for them. But every once in a while I still listen to Gilmore Guys and a few of the other biz ones (Danielle’s is awesome)! You’ve got great choices here 🙂

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      Oh my gosh I totally feel this Stephanie! Lately audiobooks is my new thing and it’s hard to choose what to listen to between books or podcasts.

    • Neely Moldovan
    • March 1, 2021

    Such an awesome list! I really lovepodcasts! Im actually launching one soon!

    1. Reply

      No way! What’s it about Neely?

    • Jennifer Prince
    • March 1, 2021

    This is such a great list! Thanks for compiling it.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Jennifer! I hope you find one you enjoy on there.

    • Kristina
    • September 17, 2020

    Ahh I’ve been following Erin on Instagram for forever- and her sister cracks me up!! I need to check out their podcast!

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      They are so funny! They tell their life stories in a few episodes too.

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    Thanks for the recommendations! I love discovering new podcasts and adding them to my list. I also like The Influencer Podcast and She Means Business

    1. Reply

      Ooo adding those to my list to check out.

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    As a major podcast fan over here as well, I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to. I’m Norwegian and have many Norwegian favorites, but I actually prefer listening to English speaking podcasts (I just think it’s more soothing for some reason, probably after living abroad for 5 years). Anyway, I recommend checking out the TheSkinnyConfidential, JUMP with Traveling Jackie, Work in Progress Sophia Bush, and Kaitlynn Carter’s The Bright Side. I’m exited to check of some of your podcast recommendations, thanks for sharing!

    Rebecca –

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      Love the suggestions! Adding these to my list to check out.

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    Danielle’s podcast is SO good, she always has such great information! I really love Gloss Angeles and Breaking Beauty– both beauty podcasts that keep me up-to-date on the latest in the beauty industry. Will definitely have to check some of these out!

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      Ooo those sound so interesting!

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    I have taken a break from podcasts lately and have been listening to audiobooks, but when I need a break from that I will def check some of these out.

    xx rebecca //

    • Laura Leigh
    • September 10, 2020

    100% bookmarking this – just started getting into podcasts and definitely need some ideas of ones to listen to and check out more regularly. thank you for putting this together!!!

    xo Laura Leigh

    1. Reply

      There are so many good ones out there!

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    I don’t listen to podcasts, but thinking I should since I always have music on while I work anyway. Will check some of these out, thanks for sharing! xoox, Sarah

    • Anna English
    • September 10, 2020

    I’m really into true crime podcasts… I think they are so fascinating!

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    Thank you for such a great resource.I will check these podcasts out.


    • Rach
    • September 9, 2020

    I don’t listen too much podcasts but I’ll have to check these out. I’m always looking for more to listen to.

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    These all sound like really great podcasts! I’ve never really dove into podcasts that much but I may need to check these ones out!

    cute & little

    • Lizzie
    • September 9, 2020

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of any of these! I’ve needed some new ones for aa while. Can’t wait to check these out!


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