Summer is in full swing down here in the DMV. While you’re sippin’ your favorite iced latte in the morning, getting some vitamin D by the pool, or stuck in traffic on the beltway,  you’re going to need a good podcast to get you through.

Because I like ya’ll so much, I’m giving you the deets on my top 5 podcasts that will brighten up your summer days! Plus, I’m throwing in a cocktail pairing for some inspiration.

So, sit back, grab your coffee, put your suntan lotion on or turn up that AC and check these awesome podcasts out!

Summer ’17 Podcasts + Cocktail Pairings


1 – Style Your Mind by Cara Alwill Leyba
Cocktail pairing: Sparkling water with lemon in a Champagne flute 
Photo via Style Your Mind w/ Cara Alwill Leyba

You might know Cara Alwill Leyba from her well-known books The Champagne Diet and most recently Girl Code. She’s the queen of women empowerment and living your life YOUR way! Using her experience as a life coach, she focuses on topics like visualization, entrepreneurship, and ways to elevate your thinking! If you enjoy a good cup of inspiration in the morning and need that gentle push to pursue your goals, this podcast is for you.

Listen on Itunes

2 – Not Your Momma’s Podcast
Cocktail pairing: Champagne with strawberries and a splash of Hennessy
Photo via NYMP Podcast

Every Tuesday, Lauren of, and Life Coach Stephanie of Better Life Choices of New York team up to discuss anything from fuck boys and sex toys to self-love and women empowerment. Their oh so blunt and positive personalities are addicting and every episode adds a little bit of extra light to your day. For those of you who enjoy a little ratchet and righteous entertainment in the morning, this podcast is for you.

Listen on Itunes and Soundcloud

3 – Sporkful
Cocktail pairing:  Old Fashioned
Photo via Sporkful

James Beard Award-nominated creator Dan Pashman speaks everything food on this podcast! I love it because it uses food in more serious conversation topics like race, and culture and uses it to learn more about people as well, like Patti Labelle, Rosa Parks, and author Roald Dahl. If you appreciate food and its spirit of connectedness then you’ll love this podcast!

Listen on Itunes and Spotify

4 – Lip Service
Cocktail pairing: French Kiss – Recipe here
Photo via Lip Service

Radio personality Angela Yee is talking all about sex baby! Every week she’s dropping all the tea on various sex and relationship topics with special guests from around the Hip-hop and RnB scene. If you’re looking to keep your sex life spicy, or just enjoy a good blowjob convo, then this podcast is for you!

Listen on Itunes or Soundcloud

5 – Criminal
Cocktail pairing: Your favorite glass of vino
Photo via Criminal

Criminal is my guilty pleasure. Every episode features a true crime story about someone who did wrong or was wronged! Some stories you’ve probably heard of, most you probably haven’t. If you’re a psychological thriller nerd like me, or just love a good crime story then this podcast is for you.

Listen on Itunes and Soundcloud

I’m on the hunt for a few more podcasts to become addicted to so if you have one to recommend, leave a comment below or hit me up on Instagram or Facebook!

Enjoy your summer beauties!

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