A Podcast Pause to Shine Light on Others

I promised you I would release a new podcast episode every Wednesday, but I’ve chosen to take a podcast pause, aka a time out from my podcast, in order to shine a light on others. I feel it’s important to listen to our surroundings and the world needs us to make a change. Thank you to Danielle Desir for helping me learn more…so that I can act and encourage others to do the same. I believe that to be silent is to be complicit. I believe that Black lives matter. I believe that I have a responsibility to use my platform to speak out about injustice. Let’s listen and learn together.

15 Inspirational Podcasts

Check out this list – some I’ve listened to myself, others have been recommended with topics about social justice, wellness, race relations, parenting, travel, cancer, current events, history and more.

What is Black? is a podcast that focuses on issues important to raising healthy and thriving Black children and adolescents. The biweekly podcast is hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Douge, a pediatrician and mom of color.

The Thought Card is a podcast about how being financially savvy means affording travel and living life on your own terms. Hosted by Danielle Desir, the podcast shares inspiring stories from financially savvy travelers who are using their hard-earned money to creatively pay off debt, travel the world and build wealth.

Danielle Desir - The Thought Card Podcast
Danielle Desir – The Thought Card Podcast

Black Therapy in America is a podcast about the traumatic experience of being Black in America and the secondary PTSD that ensues as a result of violence against Black people, hosted by Kaye Robinson.

Brown Vegan is a podcast hosted by Monique Koch to help you start (and stay on) a vegan journey with your family. After being on this journey with her own family since 2010, she knows how simple, delicious and long-term this lifestyle can be.

Pull it Together with Alex Matteo is a podcast for women redefining what it means to be creative. In the episode, “Democratizing the Wellness Space with Sinikiwe Dhliwayo of Naaya,” they talk about how as it stands now, wellness is synonymous with whiteness, affluence, and being able-bodied. Naaya exists to redefine this narrative and is bringing people of color into the conversation of wellness with programming for communities who have been traditionally overlooked and excluded from those spaces.

Food Heaven Podcast is a podcast hosted by registered dietitians and BFFs Wendy and Jess where they talk healthy cooking and other lovely things as they work toward making this world a healthier place, one meal at a time.

Podcasters for Justice
Podcasters for Justice

Let’s Veg About It Podcast is a podcast devoted to veggie education, so people can learn how to cook food that will help improve or manage health issues. Hosted by Veggie Gurl: Holistic Chef, Teacher, Health and Wellness Coach, Annette is a retired elementary educator, master certified health coach, stage 4 cancer survivor and plant-based culinary educator.

Cocktails & Cancer is a podcast hosted by best friends MJ & Dani, as they team up to share their journey after a cancer diagnosis to inspire, empower and make the word cancer a little less terrifying.

Being Eve is a podcast designed for the everyday woman who seeks to do more than survive, she wants to thrive! Their goal is to inspire and find commonalities within the lives of everyday women who share their stories on life, love, purpose, and everything else in between.

Love in the Time of Corona #9 is a podcast series with episode 9 about solidarity hosted by Kate Cheka.

A Walk In My Stilettos is a podcast interview show of women who are sharing their inspiring stories, making a difference and leaving their footprint in this lifetime and the next.

Chef Annette - Let's Veg About it Podcast
Chef Annette – Let’s Veg About it Podcast

1619 is an audio series from The New York Times on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through storytelling.

Code Switch is a race and culture outlet and a weekly podcast from American public radio network NPR. Hosted by journalists of color, the podcast tackles the subject of race head-on, exploring how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

Pod Save the People  is a podcast hosted and organized by activist DeRay Mckesson with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. On Pod Save the People, they explore news, culture, social justice, and politics They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

If you are looking for more…

Here’s a huge variety of inspirational, educational and entertaining podcasts. If you’re intrigued on these topics or the hosts stories, please follow them on social media to better understand their voices, missions and passions. I will be continuing to learn more, do more and I’m committed to using my privilege for good.

Podcast Pause
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