The best homesteading podcasts to learn to homestead today!
Are you looking to start your homesteading journey and live a better life right now? Perhaps you have already started but would like to gain some extra motivation to keep you headed toward the homestead life of your dreams.
Why should I listen to homesteading podcasts?
With small kids at home, podcasts are my favorite source for learning and inspiration. I sadly don’t always have the time to read, so listening to a homestead podcast while doing dishes or driving keeps me motivated and learning even when life gets busy. I’ve become a bit of a podcast junkie and tend to use podcasts as the main source of my news and education in this phase of life.
I still love to watch YouTube videos, but I find the video aspect makes them more distracting for me. I can multitask while listening to a podcast without having to stop and watch.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, don’t get overwhelmed with all that there is to learn in the world of homesteading! It is so easy to get burned out if you try to learn everything at once. My best advice is to find out where you should begin your journey and start mastering what you are most passionate about.
While I currently live in an urban homestead (okay, maybe suburban), I dream to one day have a little more space and a home of my own. Listening to podcasts helps me gain the information I need now so that when I get my dream space, I will be as prepared as possible.
Where can I listen to homesteading podcasts?
Apple Podcasts and Spotify (my personal favorite) are the most popular places to listen to these homesteading podcasts. Amazon Music is also a great option if you are looking to easily listen from an Alexa device.
The Best Podcasts in Different Homesteading Categories
Once you find out where to begin, feel free to jump to the category that best suits your interests. These are my choices for the best homesteading podcasts for each category.
Disclaimer: There are so many amazing homesteading podcasts on air and what might be my favorite, might not be your style! That’s okay! Hopefully you find a new favorite show from the list below and can start a new avenue for learning to homestead this year. If you have any other favorites that I missed, please leave them in the comments so others can check them out too!
Homesteading Basics Podcasts
If you are not totally sure where to begin your homesteading still, that is okay! I consider the following podcasts to be a wealth of information from some of the best voices in the industry on a variety of topics. Carolyn and Jill speak so calmly and clearly to encourage new homesteaders. I pretend they are my own homesteading mentors as they share their lives on their small farms, as I don’t have my own local community of homesteaders to lean on.
- The Homestead Challenge Podcast by ME! Do you feel like you never have time to cook from scratch the way you want to? Tried diving into the homesteading lifestyle only to end up feeling burnt out? Maybe you’re not even sure where to start. Are you ready to navigate the world of homesteading in a way that suits your modern life? In this podcast, you will find modern and practical solutions for your suburban homestead. I’m here to dish out quick and straightforward homesteading tips and home management systems, all geared towards intentional living and finding contentment. If you’re itching to kick off your homesteading journey on your terms, bid farewell to overwhelm and guilt—you’re in the right spot. Hey friend. I’m Brittany. Crunchy mom and wannabe homesteader. I’ve been down the road of trying to learn all the homesteady things… and then I hit the burnout wall. Attempting to master every internet-suggested skill all at once led to wasted time and, let’s be honest, quite a bit of wasted money. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing ordeal. I’ve found a way to live out homesteading principles in my own modern style, letting go of some things and crafting a plan that sticks. And now, I’m here to guide you to do the same. If you’re ready to homestead in a way that meshes with your busy life— Join me and let’s make your homesteading goals a reality! Grab that sourdough starter from the back of your fridge, it’s time to rise.
- Pantry Chat by The Homesteading Family has an excellent podcast where Carolyn and Josh teach traditional skill sets and self sufficiency. I think they are great for inspiration on practical homesteading on a budget and learning basic self reliance through homesteading. They are also deeply networked in the homesteading community and often interview other gardeners and homesteaders who are experts in the field.
- Old Fashioned on Purpose by Jill Winger explores many basics of homesteading and farm life. She mainly focuses on living a simple life with a big family and the importance of food and how its grown and raised. Other topics include organic agriculture and a variety of food preservation methods. She also interviews many seasoned farmers and homesteading experts to pass down their knowledge and experience.
From-Scratch Cooking Podcasts
Many homesteaders begin their journey when seeking for clean ingredients and from-scratch recipes. While it may seem silly to “listen” to advice about food, the following podcasts do a great job at mixing information and entertainment to talk about food.
- The Ancestral Kitchen, hosted by Alison, a European town-dweller and Andrea, living on a newly-created family farm in northwest Washington state is all about cooking an ancestral, traditional diet in a modern world. The two ladies lead completely different lifestyles yet share their love for from-scratch cooking with the best quality ingredients.
- The Splendid Table started off as an NPR segment and has grown into a full blown podcast. While not all about from-scratch cooking, it is great for anyone who has a love of all things food, mixed with people and culture. They often bring on famous chefs to chat about current events in the food world.
Natural and Sustainable Living Podcasts
If you are looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, the following podcasts will help you learn about interjecting natural living and sustainability in all aspects of your life.
- The Simple Farmhouse Life Podcast is a personal favorite. While Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone’s blog mainly focuses on from-scratch cooking, her podcast dives into the world of natural living. I love Lisa’s no fuss approach to interviews and asking clear questions to get listeners the most practical tips for simple living. Most episodes revolve around raising a family in a natural and intentional way.
- Eco Chic is all about sustainability. Host Laura sustainability professional with her M.S. in Climate Science and Solutions. She chats about environmentally conscious brands, social activism, and plant-based living. She also speaks a lot to mental health as it is related to our fast paced world today.
Gardening and Herb Podcasts
Gardening podcasts are my favorite to listen to in the heart of winter when I am looking for feelings of warmth and gearing up for the season ahead. The following podcasts give incredibly informational and practical advice about working with specific herbs and plants.
- The Plant Path is great for expert and aspiring herbalists alike. This podcast covers topics like the history and ethics of herbalism, natural medicine, and specific herbal properties. Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism are experts in herbalism and astrology, leaving listeners informed and inspired to dive into herbal wellness.
- The Beginner’s Garden Podcast is perfect for those setting out to start vegetable gardening in order to grown your own food organically at home. Show host Jill gives easy, no nonsense tips and resources for growing specific foods, teaching you the right skills for success. You can simply search for what you are looking to learn more about and she will give you all of her best tips from being an experienced gardener.
The following podcasts talk about all things homesteading, but in a more “chatty” way. Grab a cup of coffee and feel like you are chatting with some new friends who share your homesteading interests. The following podcasts are great when you don’t necessarily need to learn anything new but want some motivation and comradery.
- Homemaker Chic is probably my most listened to podcast. I think I have listened to every single podcast episode (some twice). Angela from Parisienne Farmgirl and Shay of The Elliott Homestead are best friends and speak in a way that makes you feel included in the conversation. Talking about natural living, health, home, decorating, food and more, these ladies cover every aspect of homesteading in a realistic way. In recent episodes, they began taking listener questions to cover exactly what you want to know.
Natural Birth Podcasts
Yes. That’s me in the photo above. Once I began looking toward a more natural way of living, I decided to have a home birth with my second child. I feel like natural birth is intertwined into the world of homesteading so I wanted to share what I was listening to my entire last pregnancy as I prepared myself to know all I could about birth.
- The Homebirth Midwife Podcast is a great combination of all of the topics you want to know about birth mixed with positive and inspirational birth stories. The hosts are practicing midwives and experts on natural pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
- Evidence Based Birth Podcast is an amazing resource for any birthing persons, regardless of how and where you plan to give birth. This podcast features a no nonsense approach to birth topics all based in well-researched facts so you can feel empowered to make your own decisions about your entire birthing experience.
What is your opinion on the absolute Best Homesteading Podcast? Let me know in the comments!
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About the Author:
I’m Brittany, totally modern and mainstream turned crunchy mama!
Read more here about how I went from a totally incompetent cook and hyper-consumer to striving to live a more meaningful life from scratch.
I can’t wait to share my modern homesteading journey with you and I hope I inspire you to join along!