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The best podcasts for learning self confidence and self trust

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Who am I?

I am the founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense, a woman's self defense program designed to make learning self defense easier, more accessible, and more inclusive. I am certified in DV awareness, and have consulted individuals, companies, NPOs and NGOs on women's safety throughout the US, EU and Southeast Asia. Born and raised in the US, I am a dual German-American citizen, and have lived in the US, France and Germany. I am also a published author, art collector, martial artist, and violent crime survivor. I developed Pretty Deadly as a way to share what I learned about my innate self defense system from the attack I survived, and to help more people learn how to trust themselves and their own bodies, and recognize that we're already doing a really great job of surviving and thriving. Pretty Deadly highlights the powerful strategies that women already use to stay safe, but that we don't usually even think recognize as strategy, and builds on that to grow confidence, awareness and self trust.

My Show

What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

The Pretty Deadly Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores the world of self defense for women, from a woman's perspective. We bust myths that are perpetuated in traditional, fear-driven self defense courses that focus on what women do wrong, and replace them with tips and techniques to identify what women already do right. We really are stronger than we think!

What is my podcast playlist about?

Our philosophy at Pretty Deadly is really about embracing your own human-ness -- warts and all. We believe there are no mistakes, only experiments, and that we're already perfect in our imperfections. The podcasts on our playlist embrace that message too: we are complex, imperfect, vulnerable, do foolish things and there is so much to learn from and rejoice in that! From "How to Be Fine" to "Life Kit" and even to "Bad Dates" we can laugh at ourselves while learning from ourselves and even find connection along the way.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. How to Be Fine

Why this podcast?

This is such a great, pragmatic entry into the world of wellness that doesn't push utter nonsense and woo-woo science or, more importantly, perfectionism. I love how Jolenta and Kristen debunk myths and offer up realistic advice to get you to... fine. Because fine is a perfectly imperfect place to be.

How to Be Fine

How to Be Fine

Kristen and Jolenta

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4.7

Half advice show, half reality show. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they seek advice from experts, and then put that advice to the test. All this season they’re focusing on the loneliness epidemic and the struggles of friendship - from making new friends to breaking up with BFFs. Their goal? To help get you a little closer to fine. The first ten seasons of Kristen and Jolenta's other show By the Book are also in this feed. To hear back episodes, just scroll down! And to hear new episodes of By The Book, go to patreon.com/listentobythebook

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2. Life Kit

Why this podcast?

How great to get a little help with life in 20-minute soundbytes! What I love about this show is that it's not about "how to be the best xxx at yyy" but rather, how to handle all the crazy stuff life can throw your way. It's just a great kit for dealing with life stuff so you can get to the most wonderful stuff about life.

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4.5

Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, host Marielle Segarra talks to experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
Want another life hack? Try Life Kit+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks an exclusive sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/lifekit

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3. SmartLess

Why this podcast?

These three men are not only hilariously funny, but they can also be quite raw and vulnerable too. It's really touching to hear them listen to and learn from each other, especially as men who are in midlife and have a lifetime of experience behind them and how generous they can be with understanding and care for each other, for themselves, and their journeys to being better humans.

SmartLess

SmartLess

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

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4.9

"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

Listen to SmartLess on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/smartless now.

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560 Listeners

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4. Bad Dates

Why this podcast?

Jameela Jamil is a straight talking podcast host and I love the way she can draw out a story from her guests. But comedy aside, listening to these stories also helps us learn what to do -- and what not do -- to get out of situations that can range from hilarious to horrific. To be honest, I learn better and ideas stick with me longer when I'm laughing than they do when I'm afraid, and this is a great resource for strategic thinking and situational awareness.

Bad Dates

Bad Dates

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5.0

Everybody’s had them, everybody can relate to them, and now we’re back with more of the wildest you’ve ever heard, on BAD DATES! Join new guest host Marie Faustin (Why Are You Single? Peak 2000s) as she invites her favorite funny friends to share their most iconic dating fiascos. Upcoming guests include: Michelle Buteau, Matteo Lane, Joel Kim Booster, and so many more.

From the team behind the hit podcast SmartLess, BAD DATES will make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and cringe just enough. Because as we all know - the worst dates make the best stories. It’s a new host, but the same old mess!

Listen to Bad Dates on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/bad-dates/ now.

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5. Consent & Consequences with Brent Sanders

Why this podcast?

This is an 8-part series that dives into the legal definitions and real life applications of consent. It's an important series co-hosted by two men who are working hard to educate their own communities about consent and sexual violence. While there are quite a few podcasts hosted by men who talk about self defense, there aren't that many that walk the problem back a step to where it begins: with understanding what consent looks and feels like, and why it's important.

Consent & Consequences with Brent Sanders

Consent & Consequences with Brent Sanders

Brent Sanders & Byron Dempsey

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Sexual Assault crimes are far too high. This podcast aims to provide in-depth education when it comes to: Sexual assault awareness, Consent, Age, Alcohol, The Law- Definitions And so much more...Join Byron Dempsey as he interviews Brent Sanders across an eight-episode series that deep dives into this serious topic of sexual assault. Brent Sanders is one of Australia’s most respected communicators in the field of workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination. He also presents lectures throughout Australia on sexual crime, criminal profiling and personal safety in senior secondary schools and universities. Over two decades, Brent has provided more than 850 000 people with the tools and mindset to create a harassment-free work environment or to understanding the dynamics of sexual crime, offender psychology and self-protection. Whether he is training or lecturing, Brent is renowned for his ability to communicate delicate, sensitive subject matter in a unique, empowering and inspirational way. Together, Byron and Brent both believe that by proving this information to more young people, the rates of sexual crime could drastically decrease. And if the information shared in this podcast helps one person from either committing a crime as horrible as this or having a crime like this committed on them, then this podcast has been a success. We hope you enjoy

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