5 Inspiring Podcasts to Kickstart Your Day + Surprise Announcement

A few months ago I experimented with ditching my offline Spotify music subscription and replaced my morning and evening commute with podcasts–it was such a great idea. If you're not familiar with podcasts, give it a try, they're free!

Here are a few of my favorites...with a surprise announcement at the end.

' The Lively Show ' by Jess Lively

'The Lively Show'
by Jess Lively

The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to add a little extra intention to your everyday. Episodes will touch on various aspects of our lives including possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career. Entrepreneurship and online business also appear from time to time. There is a special emphasis on the blogging world and each episode is designed to uplift, inform, and inspire.

My Favorite Episode: #79 Radical Self Love and Disordered Eating with Gala Darling


Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.

My Favorite Episode: #183 Eating Raw and Living Your Passion with Fully Raw Kristina

' The James Altucher Show ' by James Alturcher

'The James Altucher Show' by James Alturcher

' The Tim Ferriss Show ' by Tim Ferriss

'The Tim Ferriss Show' by Tim Ferriss

'So Money with Farnoosh Torabi ' by Farnoosh Torabi


' Explain Things to Me ' by Anna Akana & Brad Gage

'Explain Things to Me'
by Anna Akana & Brad Gage

I'll be making a guest appearance next month on 'Explain Things to Me' where I talk about being a Developer Evangelist, what 'cookies' are and why learning to code is important!

If you haven't already had a good laugh (or feels) through Anna's YouTube Channel definitely check it out.

Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite podcasts or episodes are!


James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. 

My Favorite Episode: #272 How to Make 7-Figures a Year on YouTube with Mimi Ikonn


Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

My Favorite Episode: #60 Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)


Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Tim Ferriss and many other inspiring individuals. Learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures.  

My Favorite Episode: #1 Tony Robbins and Steps to Financial Freedom


Hosts Anna Akana and Brad Gage sit down with experts to discuss their various fields. 

Favorite Episode: #27 Alternative Mortician Caitlin Doughty

I'm a huge fan of crime solving tv shows like 'CSI' and 'Bones', so this episode was fascinating!

Anna Akanna, myself (Rebecca Garcia), Brad Gage oh and the kitty's name is Congress!

Anna Akanna, myself (Rebecca Garcia), Brad Gage oh and the kitty's name is Congress!