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5 Motivational Podcasts For The Commute

Let’s be honest, the news cycle isn’t exactly sunshine and lollipops at the moment, so if you want a daily dose of loveliness (and some motivation) opt for podcasts on the commute. Here’s five motivational podcasts for the commute that always lift our spirits.

There’s only so much breakfast radio we can listen to, so instead we opt for motivational podcasts for the commute. Here’s five of the best.

Good Life Project

Do you take inspiration from real people? People who seem to have figured the elusive secret to a happy life? Then this is the podcast for you. Hour long interviews with people including Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown and Mitch Albom are released every Monday; before a 20-minute easily digestible episode drops later in the week. The idea is that these people will provide inspiration for you to do you. Without sounding cliche, that really is the idea. That taking inspiration from thought leaders will inspire you to figure out your own path. We can’t say we’re there yet but we’re at least more open to new ways of living that we were. Which can only be a good thing, right?

Good life project

The London Real

If you’d rather hear from people who have worked to get to the top of their game, then The London Real is for you. It’s basically a roundup of all the podcast founders who are living their absolute best life at the top of their games. Interviewees include Wim Hof, primatologist Jane Goodall, scientist Bruce Lipton and the founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani. During these interviews, these experiments in success share share their insights on how to be successful, healthy, wealthy, and happy. We’re sold.

London Real


Gretchen Rubin has been going on about happiness for the last few years, and her commitment to figuring out its characteristics and causes is addictive. We love The Happiness Project, so a daily dose of Grechen always puts a pep in our step. Her lifelong questions is: What makes us happy? And we can’t think of a question we’d rather find the answer to.


Optimal Daily Living

Do you bookmark articles and websites you want to revisit and then never actually find the time to sit and take it all in? Then this is for you. Optimal Daily Living host Justin Malik basically reads them, digests them, and breaks them down into short and snappy sound bites. Which means you get all the info without having to cut through the waffle. Ideal for those who are short on time but big on ambition. So all of us then?!

Optimal Daily Living

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

We know we should talk about mental health, but sometimes it can be hard to start, which is why we love this podcast. Hosted by comedian Paul Gilmartin, he chats to actors, comedians and friends who have all struggled with mental health issues. This is absolutely not a professional podcast, but sometimes listening to somebody else speaking about an issue can help in itself.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

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