Podcasts That Have Shaped Me

Finding yourself with some extra time on your hands or just want to be able to escape despite the busyness of working from home and being a parent? There’s an answer for both. Immerse yourself in a few podcasts this pandemic (and hopefully there won’t be another….) and hopefully you can find just what you need to hear.

While I admit that I am not a big fan of technology, but honestly my favorite use of the phone is to listen to podcasts. I LOVE THEM and I’m pretty sure I have listened to a podcast episode every day of this pandemic. I definitely fall under the Life Long Learner category and get immersed in the wisdom these podcasts have to offer and would seriously listen all day if I had nothing else to do.

Sharing My Experience

The reason I am writing this post is because my direction in life has been shaped by these podcasts. They have helped me discover and pursue my career. These podcasts have helped me through grief of losing my mom during pregnancy. They have been there for me during deployments. I have uncovered and worked through traumas of childhood, while finding ways to ensure my children don’t suffer the same fate. Through my curiosity of implementing the practices, I have gotten to know who I am by asking myself the right questions.

I have transformed from the knowledge and gifts the hosts have graciously and generously shared. I can honestly say that I have found my direction in life because of some of these podcasts….that’s powerful.

For all the pregnant mama’s out there, this is the perfect opportunity for you to discover more of your options as you devise your birth plan and postpartum plan. I cleared my fears of birth through a couple of these podcasts (Grace & Grit and Rockstar Birth Radio). Also, mindset and intention is everything!

For all the postpartum mama’s (recent or it’s been awhile), dive in to some mindset work and listen to different perspectives on movement. My movement practice developed because I found Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman. Before her podcast, I was your average trainer. Her work has inspired me to research and try many forms of movement for myself.

There are so many wonderful options, but here are some of my personal favorite podcasts!

Mindset Podcasts

Grace & Grit

Unlocking Us

Earn Your Happy

Courage & Clarity

About Progress


3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms


Birth, Baby and Life

Engine Mom Podcast

The Empowered Mama


The Birthful Podcast


To Birth and Beyond

Rockstar Birth Radio

Evidence Based Birth


Postpartum Stories

Fourth Trimester Podcast

Movement Podcasts

Move Your DNA

Liberated Body

Practice Brave

I would love to hear what your favorite podcasts are so comment below!

About Kelsey Budge

Hello, I'm Kelsey Budge, The Movement Doula. I support families that want to change their childbearing journey their second time around, with an emphasis on movement, mindset and recovery. I believe you can fully enjoy this journey when you can focus on what matters most.