Celebrity Podcasts That Will Brighten Your Day!

Looking for a new, light-hearted podcast? These celebrity podcasts are the ones for you!

Within the past few years, listening to podcasts has become mainstream and normalized as more and more of them have joined the market. Nonetheless, many celebrities have hopped on the trend and added podcasting to their resume. Whether it is about relationships, motivational advice, self-help, or just mere entertainment, these celebrity podcasts are a definite staple and will brighten your day.  

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

American actress Anna Faris is mostly known for her comedic roles in the Scary Movie series, but since 2015, she has dove headfirst into the podcasting world. Her podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified “gives relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types”. Each weekly episode Faris features a celebrity and discusses their career, upbringing, and life in general. Next, she has a caller who inquires about relationship advice, and nothing is off the table for discussion. Overall, the podcast is funny, light-hearted, and insightful, guaranteed to brighten your day.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

We all know Dax Shepard as the funny actor, appearing in movies such as Baby Mama, Cheaper By The Dozen, and Chips. In 2018, Shepard started his podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, alongside co-host Monica Padman that “celebrates the messiness of being a human”. It is an interview-based podcast with celebrity actors, musicians, psychiatrists, skateboarders, comedians, and more. While the podcast does dive into deep topics, Dax and Monica’s demeanor does remain comedic, fun, and conversational. 

Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

Supermodel and television presenter, Ashley Graham, made her iconic debut on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016. She has since been an advocate for body positivity and self-love, especially in the entertainment industry. In 2018, Graham launched her podcast, Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham, where she sits down with celebrities and discusses “what makes them a pretty big deal”. No topic is off-limits as she discusses anything from relationships, body image, activism, and more. Graham has a warm and infectious personality that draws listeners in.

Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson

Kate and Oliver Hudson are an iconic sibling actor duo, known mostly for their roles in comedy films and TV shows, such as Rules of Engagement (Oliver) and Almost Famous (Kate). The two started their podcast, Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson in 2019. In each episode, the two interview a pair of siblings, at least one of them being a celebrity. They “explore the sibling bond, family dynamics, the human mind, and more”. The two have had guests such as the Property Brothers, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Shaun and Jesse White, and more. As listeners, it is evident that Kate and Oliver themselves have a great bond, which makes the podcast a very fun and interesting listen.   

The Michelle Obama Podcast

Michelle Obama needs no further an introduction, as her name alone speaks for itself. She is known to exude positivity, intelligence, and inspiration that impact many people. During the summer of 2020, amidst the pandemic, Mrs. Obama launched her own podcast, The Michelle Obama Podcast, where she “dives deep into conversations with loved ones– family, friends, and colleagues– on the relationships in our lives that make us who we are”. She shares experiences of her childhood, friendships, marriage, parenting, and everything in between. She even has her husband, former President Barack Obama on an episode. 

Oprah’s SuperSoul 

Unsurprisingly, the iconic television host, actress, author, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey has made her way to the podcasting world. Oprah is arguably one of the most influential, generous, and inspirational people in the world. Through her podcast, Oprah’s SuperSoul, she interviews “thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts”. She tackles life’s biggest questions, gaining positive, insightful knowledge for herself and her listeners. 

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Television host, comedian, actor, and now podcaster, Conan O’Brien felt that despite all of his conducted interviews, he never formed meaningful relationships with celebrities. In 2018, he launched his podcast Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, to have deeper, playful, and free conversations with celebrities in the hopes of making a friend along the way. His guests include Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Wanda Sykes, Quentin Tarantino, and more. It is funny, light-hearted, and feels like listening to a casual hang out.

About the Author

Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.