5 Podcast you should be listening to in 2019!

Podcast have become a part of my daily commute to the desert. Sometimes I have to take a break from putting a full on concert in the car to Cardi B and Beyonce and listen to something that fills my spirit with positivity and inspiration (Not saying the Queen and Cardi don’t inspire…. look out for my car concert tour worldwide..lol) . Podcast inspire me to become better, make me laugh till I cry and at times help me get away from reality and find my release from daily stress.

I always recommend podcast if you want something to listen to outside of the normal radio or iTunes list.

Here is a list of top 5 favorite podcast!

Hope you enjoy!


Meet The Owner

Whitney Brown

Meet the Owner podcast features women and men who are owners in their own right. Meet the Owner not the only represents physically owning a business or brand but also represents owning your style, sexuality, personality, power, hair, attitude, lifestyle, career, etc. It’s about acknowledging all of the things that make you who you are!

Are you struggling to start your own business or lacking inspiration and direction in life?

This is the Podcast for you!

What brought me to the Meet the Owner Podcast was the Tanyka Renee: " You Have To Live For Yourself; This Is Your Journey" episode. Tanyka is the goddess of taking amazing “magazineesque” travel photos on instagram. Serving perfect body and fashion goals, she manages to inspire you to travel while looking your best in all your melanin. Tanyka is one of the most sought after black travel influencers and was featured on Meet The Owner podcast. She discussed how she turned her love for traveling into a profitable brand. This was my first introduction to the Podcast world and I immediately fell in love. This particular episode sparked my interest, because of course, I love to travel and ultimately want to turn my passion for traveling into a full time job . I was blown away by Tanyka’s story! Her story is very similar to mine, she is also an only child who loves to be alone and explore the world. She talked about her journey of traveling solo and how she started taking photos with just an iPhone. Upon building a following, she then started getting compensated for her content, basically turning “likes” into dollars. She also gave tips on how to build your social media following and SO much more! Tanyka makes 90% of her income from social media. If this isn’t travel goals, I don’t know what is!

Meet the Owner also features many more business owners who will inspire you to start your journey in life to a better you!


Passing Through

Nneka Julia

Nneka Julia shares revelations and wisdom collected through travel, conversation, and self-education.

“Stories about the places and spaces we all pass through”

Nneka Julia has a unique way of storytelling that immediately draws you in. She feeds you short stories about her travels around the world paired with the life lessons that come along with them. She leaves you thirsting for more while feeling like you’re escaping reality .

She builds imagery with a voice that is refined and personal. she takes you on a journey you will never forget!


Jesus and Jollof

Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji

Jesus and Jollof is a podcast featuring Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji, two proudly Nigerian women (who have no behavior) talking about the things they love, their stories, and life in general. Why “Jesus and Jollof?” Those are the two things they cannot do without. Besides, the other option was “2 Goat Queens.”

First of all Yvonne and Luvvie are HILARIOUS!!!

Second of all Yvonne and Luvvie are HILARIOUS!!!!

If you want to laugh until you almost cry while being inspired, this is the podcast for you!!!!!!!! These two Nigerian Americans share so much wisdom between them that you will be laughing and taking notes at the same damn time!

Yvonne is most known for her character in the show “Insecure,” but she’s more than an actress! She’s also a comedian that has toured with Chris Rock. What I find most profound about Yvonne is that she has taken a vow to abstain from sex till marriage and is very open about why she took that vow and the struggles that come with it.

Luvvie is a New York Times best seller who started her journey to being an inspirational speaker and author over a decade ago when she started a blog. She built her empire slowly but surely and has risen to the top with the New York Times best selling book “Im Judging You.”

Jesus and Jollof drops soo many gems about life that you never knew you needed. I sometimes find myself listening to each episode a couple of times to make sure I didn’t miss anything important. I love every episode but one of my favorite episodes is when Yvonne and Luvvie discuss tribes. Think about the ultimate squad and the qualities you would want in all members. How real/transparent is your squad? Would your squad tell you if your weave was busted? Should you be the only successful person in your squad? Also, how do you tackle jealousy amongst friends and how do you celebrate the wins? Many other topics are discussed on Jesus and Jollof like family, career highs and lows, food, relationships and more..

If you’re looking for a podcast that is down right hilarious, honest and touches on all things success, Jesus and Jollof is the podcast for you!


Diva Unfiltered

Dominique Da Diva and Chey Parker

Unapologetic. Unrepentant and Unfiltered. Dominique Da Diva, host of the number one midday radio show in Washington, DC is not here to offend you but here to offend, well, everybody! And she's bringing her best friend, Media personality, Chey Parker along for the ride. This dynamic duo dishes on everything Hip Hop, Fashion and Millennial Pop culture. So pull your panties out of a bunch and press play!

Whats your favorite Porn category? Why we’re calling the police on white people in 2019!

Diva Unfiltered is the girl talk you always needed, raw and straight to the point! Its raunchy, honest and hilarious one big smorgasbord! Dominique Da Diva and Chey Parker discuss all things current in mainstream culture and say the things you were thinking of saying but are too scared to say outloud.

Dominique Da Diva is a radio personality who is a small powerhouse of multi-faceted talent and a natural born star! Full of personality and comedic one liners, Dominique continues to exemplify what Beyonce’ means when she says, ‘a diva is a female version of a hustler.’ She’s graced stages alongside prominent celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Jordin Sparks & Michelle Obama, as the official host for FNV Live. Interviewed major recording artist such as J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Wale, Sevyn Streeter, Miguel, Meek Mill, Migos & Future along with our favorite comedians and beloved 44th President Obama.

Chey Parker has worked in media and public relations as an editor, on-air personality, producer and public relations specialist for less than a decade, but in a very short amount of time, at only 25, has built a promising brand for herself in the media and entertainment industry. Chey Parker is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Yandy Smith's blog and digital magazine, Everything Girls Love, which has been coined the "baby Essence" of its time. 

Diva Unfiltered is a major key to staying current, If you want to laugh nonstop while discussing the “culture” look no further.


Hashtags + Stilettos

Sakita Holley

The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

Dont know how to start that project you always wanted to?

Struggle with marketing your brand and business?

Sakita Holley is the Founder and CEO of House of Success, a NY-based lifestyle PR firm. Obsessed with how people live, work, play, travel and indulge. Lover of hashtags, stilettos, nail polish and hustling forward. 

The current most used title around the world is “social Media Influencer.” Many people question how authentic a person is who claims to be a social media influencer and how much money can be made in the industry but there’s a whole business aspect to social media marketing and being a social media influencer that can make you millions. Brands are projected to spend billions in 2019 on brand collaborations with social media influencers both well known and up and coming. Many people want to break into this new fast pace moving industry but don’t know where to start. Sakita dishes on all the things you need to start your brand, youtube channel, blog, business etc in an age where social media reigns supreme.Weekly Sakita answers questions from listeners of Hashtags + Stillettos about how to get your business off the ground from how to engage your audience to how to reach out to brands for collaborations.

When Sakita uses the tagline “Its like having your own personal publicist in your pocket” she means it!

If you enjoyed my top 5 podcast or have a favorite podcast you lovveeee to listen to please share below in the comments!