Whether you listen during your daily commute, in bed or while walking in the park, podcasts can make you pause for a moment of reflection and inspire you to make changes to your life or simply feel better about yourself.


Here’s our pick of the best podcasts to listen to in 2018 to help you achieve your creative goals, inspire you to take on new challenges and make good things happen in 2018


Radio Cherry Bombe

Radio Cherry Bombe Podcast

This quirky podcast comes with a catchy soundtrack and celebrates some of the most inspiring women in food. Featuring interesting interviews with feminist authors, chefs, food stylists and writers, from Copenhagen to Maui and everywhere in between.


Every day explorer podcast

Every-Day Explorer Podcast

If you’re prone to wanderlust listen with caution, as this inspiring travel podcast will make you want to grab your rucksack and head off on an adventure. Listen to inspiring travel insights and tips on how to have a more enriching travel experience.


The Lonely Hour podcast

The Lonely Hour Podcast

While many of us might all crave our own space, at times being alone can be a lonely experience. The Lonely Hour podcast focuses on that the feeling of loneliness with host Julia Bainbridge speaking to a variety of guests about their experiences of travelling alone and how they learned to cope with solitude.

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This podcast is a great listen during those moments when you find yourself alone and need a bit of company during a long journey.

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Courage and Spice podcast

Courage & Spice Podcast

The start of the New Year is a time when many of us look to make big changes in our lives. Whether that’s quitting your job to launch a more creative business, setting off on a solo travel adventure or living more simply, it can feel daunting knowing where to start. Courage & Spice podcast hosted by Sas Petherick can help quieten self-doubt and make positive steps forward. She speaks to an interesting selection of people who share their stories of success and overcoming personal challenges.

Mind Palace podcast

The Mind Palace Podcast

The Mind Palace Podcast is a weekly show by American host Jessica Lynn Williams and British host Melissa Cain on how to live a mindful, well-curated life through minimalism from across the pond in a light-hearted – and slightly sweary style.


What she said podcast

What She Said podcast

What She Said is a podcast invites women from the blogging sphere to talk about topics close to their heart. Hosted by London-based freelance journalist, blogger and creative coach, Lucy Sheref is a must for those who want to leave 9-5 behind to travel the world or set up your own creative business with plenty of take home useful tips.

Explore Your Enthusiasm podcast

Explore your Enthusiasm podcast

Hosted by crafter Tara Swiger, this podcast is packed full of inspiration and useful advice to help you follow your own enthusiasm and make it work. Hear from makers who run their own creative businesses and find out what it takes to be a full-time crafter.


Words by Carys Matthews. Photo by Siddharth Bhogra on Unsplash