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8 Great Podcasts for Millennials and Twenty-Somethings

Over the last few years, I’ve become obsessed with podcasts—they’re great for commuting to work, when you’re out for a walk, doing chores around the house, or if you just need a break from music. There are so many podcasts for millennials and twenty-somethings and you can listen anywhere at any time!

These days there’s a podcast for everything! I’m always looking for new recommendations, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite podcasts for millennials and twenty-somethings in a variety of categories. 

8 Great Podcasts for Millennials and Twenty-Somethings:

1. The GenTwenty Podcast (Self-Improvement)

The GenTwenty Podcast is hosted by best friends, Nicole Booz and Marina Crouse. Nicole is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of, and Marina has written for GenTwenty since 2014. 

The GenTwenty Podcast is full of advice for anyone who is new to the world of adulting. With a mix of research and experience, it’s the virtual best friend every millennial should carry in their pocket because this podcast is extremely relatable! It’s the ultimate podcast for millennials and twenty-somethings!

It covers topics such as imposter syndrome, growing outside your comfort zone, and finding your dream career, and I recommend this podcast to all of my twenty-something friends. Besides, after running and writing for GenTwenty all these years, Nicole and Marina are experts at living through their twenties, after all! 

2. The Glow Theory (Self-Improvement) 

The Glow Theory podcast is hosted by Caroline Calbonero and Noelle Crooks. Caroline and Noelle are best friends who shared a dream of creating a raw, transparent, and fearlessly authentic space for honest conversations. Covering topics such as relationships, careers, and pop-culture, these two friends keep it real while sprinkling in humor, laughter, and full transparency. 

Although The Glow Theory is a newer podcast, I highly recommend it for all millennial women. Whether you need a laugh, a cry, or some high energy to get you through your day, The Glow Theory does not disappoint. When I think of Caroline and Noelle, they are the type of empowering friends I’d love to add to my girl gang. 

3. Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani (Society & Culture)

Brave, Not Perfect is hosted by Reshma Saujani. Reshma is the founder and CEO of non-profit organization Girls Who Code, a public speaker, and author of the international bestselling book, Brave, Not Perfect. Reshma interviews guests who sought bravery over perfection in their lives to encourage listeners to do the same. 

Reshma’s podcast is perfect for you if you are striving to find yourself and become the person you are meant to be. This podcast inspired me to think deeply about how perfectionism shows up in different areas in my life, and how to live bravely without feeling the pressure to do so perfectly. 

4. Unlocking Us (Relationships)

Unlocking Us is hosted by researcher and New York Times best-selling author, Brené Brown. Dr. Brené Brown studies deep human emotions such as courage, vulnerability, and empathy. Her podcast is a collection of unpolished, raw, and honest conversations that all share one common factor: what it means to be human. 

Packed full of research and personal experiences, this podcast is both educational and eye-opening. Our twenties are such a self-defining and pivotal decade. Dr. Brené Brown and her guests have so much to offer on becoming a better person and how to be more in touch with our emotions.

5. RISE podcast (Entrepreneurship)

RISE podcast is hosted by New York Times best-selling author, Rachel Hollis. She offers not only life advice but tactical business advice as well. Rachel invites a variety of personal development and business leaders to share their knowledge and expertise with listeners. 

Every time I listen to an episode of the RISE podcast I feel empowered and ready to crush my goals. This podcast challenges my way of thinking and ability to believe in myself. It also offers tactics to implement for business growth and personal development. I have sticky notes nearby while I listen so that I have an opportunity to write down the tactics I want to try. 

6. WorkParty (Entrepreneurship)

WorkParty is hosted by the CEO of Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson. Jaclyn invites guests on the podcast to discuss female entrepreneurship, millennial women in business, and hard work and success. Interviewees offer advice from their work journeys for listeners to implement into their own lives. 

For the dream chasers and go-getters, this is a great podcast for millennials looking to do more or create their career path instead of following a pre-defined one. It’s a must-listen for supporters of female empowerment!

7. Skimm This (Daily News)

Skimm This, from theSkimm membership company, is a weekly podcast that provides understandable snippets of recent events in the news for easy integration into the lives of busy millennial women. theSkimm releases new episodes every Friday morning, breaking down the complicated news stories of the week. They also provide context as to why the stories matter and how they’re impactful. 

In today’s world, it can be challenging to understand and stay caught up with current events. This podcast strives to educate millennials in an unbiased yet meaningful way. In listening to Skimm This, I’ve found that I have all of the information I need to stay informed on current events without feeling overwhelmed. This podcast pairs well with The Daily Skimm newsletter. Check it out here

8. Stuff You Should Know (Society & Culture)

Stuff You Should Know (SYSK) is hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant. This podcast is an educational goldmine. Clark and Bryant educate and inform listeners on a wide range of topics in a fun and entertaining way. They cover things from bruxism to hummingbirds, how bras work, to student loans. The duo explains a new topic in each episode, making the podcast consistently engaging and interesting. 

I can’t recommend this podcast enough for millennials. For short, digestible learning lessons on topics that may come up in conversation, this is a great way to educate yourself. 

Do you listen to any of these podcasts? What would you recommend as great podcasts for millennials and twenty-somethings alike to listen to?

About the Author

Alyssa Towns (Swantkoski)

Alyssa graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Early in her career, her interests shifted, and she works in communications and change management. She lives in Denver with her husband, and they love going on adventures together. She lives for summers in Colorado and enjoys hiking and stand up paddleboarding. She also enjoys collecting plants and stationery sets, reading self-help books, and is obsessed with the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. No matter where her career path leads her, writing, and sharing her experiences to help others will always be a part of her plans.