#PodcastPicks Week #2: For The Love

Asia returns for Week #2 of #PodcastPicks! Make sure you check out week #1 – I definitely became a fan and binged listened the recos.

Hey! I’m Asia. A digital creative, Creator of EmpireLifeMag.Com and self-proclaimed podcastaholic. I’m pretty sure I listen to podcasts more than I listen to music these days. A great way to breeze through the work day, workouts, long drives… podcasts are my go-to for pop culture tea, tough love talks and motivational mantras.

Each Friday in February, I’ll be sharing my podcast faves (there’s a LOT) and why I suggest you give them a listen.

This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day next week, it’s for the love. These are my go-tos when I want some good relationship advice, life insight and feel like I’m chatting it up with good friends because the topics are so relatable. Check them out below.


In this category, this is definitely my favorite. I won’t lie, this may because they’re directly associated with The Read (they’re one big friend group). Awesome personalities in their own right, Fran, Dustin and Assante come together each Wednesday to discuss super interesting topics regarding mental health, wellness and the millennial experience altogether. I’ve been invested in this podcast ever since it launched in 2015, I honestly feel like these are my homies in my head. These three have great chemistry, they’re hilarious and I look forward to hearing them each week. Oh yeah, Fran’s wellness segments have changed my life! Get into it 🙂


All of us experience the wears and tears of love and need assurance that we’re not the only ones going through it. A good friend suggested I give this podcast a listen a couple weeks ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, each week the duo answer questions submitted by listeners and really dive deep to help come up with solutions or at least clarity about each situation. And bayyyybeeeee, it gets DEEP in some episodes. I really love how transparent each one of the hosts are and the perspectives they share.


When you hear the title “Black Girl Podcast”, you become intrigued because the title within itself is so damn elusive. But what I’ve found it to be is five millennial Black girls who have different backgrounds and life paths who came together and are simply trying to navigate this thing called life. Comprised of Scottie Beam, Gia PeppersSapphira, Bex, and Alysha P. All five are creatives and entrepreneurs and when they come together, they discuss topics that are extremely relevant to young Black women such as career and job woes and stresses, relationships and breakups, family issues, politics… they cover a lot. This podcast launched late last year but it’s definitely been one that’s been holding my attention. I admit, it’s kinda hard to identify each voice but I do really enjoy the conversation.

Next Friday, it’s for the listen. Until next time…


2 thoughts on “#PodcastPicks Week #2: For The Love

  1. Another good one for this particular category is The Casey Crew. It’s hosted by DJ Envy (best known as one of the hosts from The Breakfast Club morning show) and his wife Gia Casey. They talk about EVERYTHING as it pertains to love, marriage, raising children, infidelity, etc. Listeners are sure to identify with the majority of their topics whether they’re married or not.

    1. Thanks for the reco! I’ll definitely give their podcast a listen. They seem to have a pretty good relationship via what’s posted on social media. Thanks again!

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