Whether you’re addicted to true crime, can’t miss your weekly wellness and nutrition shows, or have followed This American Life since way back in the day, I’m certain you’ve at least heard of podcasts even if you aren’t an avid listener. Yet.
Podcasts have boomed in the past few years, with current stats suggesting as many as 700,000 different shows available worldwide. But do you know about the many podcasts created both for and by military spouses?
Now is the perfect time to load up your favorite podcast app and try out a few new shows–just in time for PCS and summer travel season. From military family support to business and money advice, there’s something here for everyone! In no particular order, check out some of the podcasts created just for military spouses, along with their show descriptions and links. (And remember, you can listen to podcasts FREE on apps like Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Play, and even Spotify!)
Podcasts for Military Spouses
Drop and Give Me 20® is the podcast for military entrepreneurs. Each episode is 20 minutes long, giving entrepreneurs a glimpse into the life of other successful military entrepreneurs—learning from their obstacles, and gaining insight and inspiration. Podcast episodes focus on the stories, challenges, and wins military entrepreneurs have faced in their businesses. Listen here.
Milspouse Matters is the podcast dedicated to encouraging military spouses. Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. If you’re looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald (that’s me!) as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage. We don’t shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We’re only stronger together. Listen here.
MilSpouse CoffeeHouse is a podcast where Leslie & Britni, along with occasional Open Mic Guests, join in the conversation and provide their insight and opinions on hot topics in the military spouse community and beyond.
Leslie and Britni, both military spouses of 10+ years, met online in 2017 and formed a bond over coffee, passion for military spouse entrepreneurship and employment, and a love to laugh. With different backgrounds, branch affiliations, and military life experiences, Leslie and Britni come together to have fun, share stories, and aspire to be familiar voices to fellow milspouses in need of a friend or familiarity in our world of constant change.
Each PCS brings a new duty station and community, but Leslie and Britni are always there. MilSpouse CoffeeHouse listeners, lovingly called “Caffieneds,” feel like they’re part of the MilSpouse CoffeeHouse conversation, and are able to escape from the stresses that accompany the life of a military spouse. Listen here.
The Dear MilFamily Podcast is a podcast for anyone who has a person in the military or is just interested in the lifestyle. Host Sheena Arting talks about all aspects of military life, paying special attention to those who may feel under represented in the media. Listen here.
The Military Money Show is everything you need to know about money and investing, whether you are a service member, military spouse, or veteran. Lacey Langford interviews inspiring guests about personal finance, investing, getting out of debt, insurance, life in the military, being a military spouse, raising military brats, and a whole lot more. Listen here.
Army Wife Talk Radio is the internet talk radio program for Army wives, by Army wives. Our Life. Our Family. Our Soldier. AWTR is brought to you by the Army Wife Network. Visit us for interactive empowerment for Army Wives! JOIN US at 8pm EST on Monday nights for our LIVE show and live Twitter chat #armywife! Listen here.
Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military and first responder couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality, uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast with host Corie Weathers (the 2015 MSOY!) aims to bring hope into your home. Listen here.
The Military Veteran Dad Podcast, hosted by Ben Killoy, has a mission to bring every dad home both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family. Ben shares stories from other military veteran dads on their struggles, their wins, and wisdom on a weekly basis. Listen here.
The For the Sake of the Child podcast talks with military service members, professionals, parents, and military kids about topics relevant to those who provide a convoy of support to military-connected children. The goal for the podcast is to not only share information and resources, but also build connection through shared experiences, real life scenarios, and stories. Listen here.
Army wife and podcast host Carlee Wengel shares tips, tricks, advice, and personal stories to help guide you on your military spouse adventure. Listen here.
SO Unbecoming with Jamie Muskopf shares stories of military spouses returning to or navigating through the traditional workforce and expert interviews on career prep. Listen here.