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5 Best Podcasts To Listen To Depending On Your Mood

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Conn chapter.

There are so many different podcasts out there. You can listen to them anywhere at any time and for free! You can listen to podcasts during your hot girl walk, while you’re working out, doing homework, and more; however, all of those activities have a different feeling, meaning you need a different podcast, right? Here’s a guide to the best podcasts, depending on your mood. 


Ashley Corbo is the podcast host for Trying Not to Care. She’s the most relatable person you will ever meet. Corbo started her podcast a little over a year ago, and she started it after she quit her 9-5 job because she wanted to make podcasting her full-time career, and she is making it work. When should you listen to Trying Not To Care? When you feel alone and want to feel like you’re having a conversation with your best friend. Corbo relates to her audience on a best friend level; do you need advice on getting over a breakup? Do you need to talk about that toxic friendship? Have you ever cried on your birthday? Do you overthink everything? Corbo has it all, and she has that calming voice that will make it seem you are having a friendly conversation with her. Corbo focuses on giving advice to girls who need it and delivers it nicely because she has gone through the same thing and has great tips for her audience. In my opinion, Trying Not To Care is the best title for her podcast because we are all trying not to care about the little things in life that we seem to hold onto forever. 


If you know Maggie and Emma MacDonald from YouTube or social media and love them, you will probably love their new podcast. Love Ya, Bye is a continuation of their YouTube videos, discussing topics they would probably talk about on their YouTube channel, getting a glimpse of their life and not going too deep. Their podcast and YouTube are practically identical; the only difference is that you can watch one and only listen to the other. Sometimes I want to watch my favorite YouTubers but can’t, like when I’m at the gym, so listening to the podcast was the perfect alternative with the same vibes they give through social media. They give out outfit inspiration, workout routines, Q&A’s, health, and wellness; they’ve got it all. 


Emma Chamberlain recently stopped YouTube to focus on herself, which we all support, but there’s a point where we miss her. Emma is who we go to when we need a safe place; I know I have watched each of her YouTube videos dozens of times. Emma has been known to be one of the best influencers, mainly due to her humorous and honest approach to topics like fashion, lifestyle, and beauty. She may have stopped posting often on YouTube, deleted her TikTok, and posted less on other social media platforms, but we still have one thing left: Anything Goes podcast. We loved to listen to everything she said on her YouTube channel, and now we have that and more on her podcast. Advice, hot tips, trends, personal experiences, and more; she is the one person you can listen to for an hour and not get bored by anything she says. Maybe it’s her calming voice, humorous stories, engaging topics, and meaningful advice, or maybe it’s because she is Emma Chamberlain and she makes everything better. This is the type of podcast to listen to after a long day at school or work, wanting to calm down, laugh a little, and decompress.


Lexi Hidalgo is an influencer because of TikTok, but that doesn’t make her any less of an influencer because she is probably the most appreciable influencer I have seen. Moments is Lexi’s podcast, and it’s pretty much her giving advice for many different topics; but with her advice, no matter what, she brings up how the little moments in life make life even better; that’s why it’s called Moments. Just because life is hard now does not mean it will be hard for the rest of your life. Lexi shares stories, happy moments, sad moments, frustrating moments, and more, making it known that we are not alone and will get through our hardships. So if you need some serotonin and advice on feeling a little more grateful for what you have, you need to listen to Moments


Now, this is a niche kind of podcast for all the entrepreneurs out there who need motivation or advice in any business they want to create. Shopify is a huge e-commerce company that helps many people build their businesses, but if you don’t know where to start or need some quick advice, their podcast is the way to go. For example, I recently listened to an episode with Lindsey Carter, the founder of Set Active. She advised small business owners while sharing her story when she started just a few years ago. It gives a lot of hope to people who want to start businesses; Carter was in a $20k credit card debt at the start, but now she is running a six-figure business. Shopify Masters has over 500 episodes of successful business owners’ advice and how they got started; now it’s time for you to start a business. 

There are so many different podcasts out there, all made for different reasons and different people. I listen to dozens of podcasts, but depending on my mood, I listen to them at different times. I have my own podcast called In My Thoughts Podcast, but even I get tired of things I want to discuss, and so do all of us. These five podcasts I mentioned above are the all-time favorites that I don’t think I will ever get bored with. I will be listening to all of these on my walks, at the gym, doing school work, and more until the end of time! 

Patti Oliva

U Conn '24

Hi! I am a Junior at The University of Connecticut in HerCampus!