6 Advice Podcasts to Help You Be an Adult
Podcasts serve a bunch of different purposes, from helping us get our health on track to podcasts for kids, but they can also be a great place to turn if you need some expert advice. When you're stuck in a sticky situation, whether it's career advice you need or you've got a relationship predicament, these podcasts should be your new go-to. Just call or email, fill them in on your situation, and they'll become your on-demand best friend/therapist. And if you're too shy to call in yourself, just keep listening: Chances are someone in the world has had a similar problem and you'll hear the advice you need sooner or later.
1. SadSoul Advice Club: An advice podcast for sad souls and not-so-sad souls alike, this podcast covers everything from ghosts to dating problems to “whether or not your cat will miss you while you’re away at college.”
2. Dear Sugar: The queen of advice, Cheryl Strayed hosts this podcast with Steve Almond, a spinoff from her Dear Sugar advice column. Anyone who’s read Wild (or anything else she’s written) knows how essential her advice will be.
3. Ask Amy: Naturally, NPR produces a lot of pretty great podcasts, and Ask Amy definitely counts as one of them. Each episode covers a particular theme, from wedding etiquette to pet peeves, and Amy weighs in expertly.
4. Plz Advise: Hosted by the hilarious Molly MacAleer and featuring a new, equally hilarious guest each week, this is a podcast dedicated entirely to solving your problems. Guests call in with a variety of problems, and Molly always gives it to them straight.
5. Nice Advice: Okay, so this one is more of a spoof on advice columns than a real advice podcast. Stand up comic Chuck Nice analyzes advice columns, explains why they're wrong, and then offers his own (hilarious) advice.
6. Anna Faris Is Unqualified: Anna Faris is “a solid 3.4 student with a major in English from the University of Washington,” so she’s totally qualified to give you life advice, right?
Which of these podcasts are you going to write to with your life problem? Tweet us about it @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!