August Podcast RoundUp: Back-to-School

August is here, and that means summer is winding down, kids are heading back-to-school, and parents, teachers, and administrators are feverishly planning for the year ahead. With schedules filling up and obligations multiplying, we all can all use some inspiration and time to sit back and listen! Our August podcast picks feature conversations with experts in various fields, inspiring us to live our best lives. For advertisers, these shows are a great way to reach engaged audiences who are actively looking to optimize their lives!

The School of Greatness Trailer
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Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, two time All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur.

The School of Greatness podcast shares powerful interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to help listeners unlock their inner greatness and live their best lives. With millions of followers across Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube, this podcast is the perfect inspiration for the back-to-school season!

The Rachel Hollis Podcast Trailer
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From New York Times, best-selling author Rachel Hollis comes the ultimate podcast for anyone looking for more joy and purpose in their lives. Rachel has a history of inspiring women through her blogs, books, and podcast. She’s built a highly engaged audience who value her word and seek her perspective. Her content crosses genres, featuring candid interviews with top performers in business, media, and lifestyle, as well as deep dives into topics like motherhood, health, and motivation.

The Rachel Hollis Podcast has everything ambitious, millennial women need to level up their lives! 

Trials to Triumphs Trailer
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Netflix star, producer, content creator, and a proud Howard University graduate, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins turned her insight and experience into a star-studded podcast. Ashley has a talent for holding intimate and revealing conversations, unpacking the hidden moments that led her notable guests to become who they are today. After each episode, her diverse audience of high-achievers will feel inspired and empowered to keep going, no matter where they are in life.

Trials to Triumphs guests include Kelly Rowland, Robin Thede, Michelle Williams, Amber Riley, Danielle Brooks, Estelle, and many more of today’s cultural trailblazers. 

My Unsung Hero Trailer
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The daily news can fill us with despair.

My Unsung Hero is an antidote to that despair. Each episode reveals what the news ignores: everyday acts of kindness and courage that transformed someone's life. Each episode offers its diverse, highly-educated listenership a renewed faith in humanity. My Unsung Hero is from Hidden Brain Media and hosted by American journalist and science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, whose reporting focuses on human behavior and the social sciences.

The Psychology Podcast Trailer
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The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman gives you insights into the mind, brain, behavior, and creativity. Each episode features a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world in which we live. Scott Barry Kaufman is an American cognitive scientist, author, and podcaster. His writing and research focuses on intelligence, creativity, and human potential. This is the perfect pick for science lovers looking for the empirical evidence behind achievement!

Therapy Gecko Trailer
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Have you ever reached out to a friend for some advice, but they’re too busy to talk? With over 2.4 million TikTok followers, Lyle has become an internet sensation for talking to strangers about their questions and problems—while dressed as a Gecko. Often silly and peculiar, the show's core is making space for conversation with zero judgment. The podcast gives its male-skewing, Gen-Z majority audience a laugh by tapping into meme culture and reminds us not to take life too seriously. 

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