Top 11 Podcasts for the Home Enthusiast

By: Kealia Reynolds

Calling all home enthusiasts: Here are our top 11 podcast recommendations for the home renovator, the minimalist, the Fixer Upper fanatic, the interior designer, the gardening newbie, and so much more.

1. At Home With…

Hosted by Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton, At Home With… is the podcast series that’s part Through The Keyhole and part catching up on the couch with your friends. During both seasons of their chart-topping podcast, Pebbles and Newton interview various guests in the comfort of their own home and discuss topics like interior design, fashion, and beauty. This is the perfect podcast to listen to when unwinding after a long day of work.

2. Ask a Clean Person

Hosted by Jolie Kerr, cleaning expert and advice columnist, Ask a Clean Person shares cleaning tips, answers listeners’ questions, and gets real with a rotating cast of guests about the messes life throws your way. If you’re plagued by carpet stains, not entirely sure how to clean a toilet, or just curious about how often people wash their bathrobes, this is the podcast for you.

3. The Chaise Lounge

This podcast is for the seasoned interior designer and the beginner decorator. Nick May, host of The Chaise Lounge, has interviewed hundreds of the country’s top interior designers since launching the podcast in 2014, asking them how they got into interior design, why they started their own firm, and what makes them so successful. Though Nick isn’t an interior designer, his success as an entrepreneur has taught him what you need when growing a business: building systems, marketing, employee management, and sales—all strategies that interior designers need help with. Today, The Chaise Lounge is the top interior design podcast—downloaded in over 100 different countries.

4. Young House Love Has A Podcast

John and Sherry Petersik took their famous Young House Love blog a step further with a podcast—Young House Love Has A Podcast. Fitting. The husband-and-wife duo discuss DIY and design, renovation projects, and life at their home in Virginia. You can check out their latest podcast episode (a new one is released every Monday) on their blog, Spotify, or iTunes.

5. Home: On

This podcast focuses on the connected home and home automation topics and is a great listen for those into home technology. Host Richard Gunther delivers industry news, takes a closer look at interesting home tech products, and presents educates listeners on how to turn your house into a smart home. Gunther is occasionally joined by co-hosts and guests in the space, some including home tech experts, consumers, and company representatives.

6. Clever

Clever is a podcast hosted by Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk, and designer Amy Devers. Together, they interview people in the design industry—including photographers, furniture designers, architects, fashion icons, and interior designers—and chat with them about their start in the industry and challenges they’ve faced. The show is an inspiring look at influential makers and their designs.

7. Unofficial Fixer Upper Podcast

If you’re obsessed with Chip and Joanna Gaines, you’ll fall in love with this podcast. Gary and Kath Leland, super fans of the hit TV show, watch the most current episodes of Fixer Upper and record their thoughts on each episode. They break down each episode and talk about design choices, renovation details, and real estate and property values. You can listen to their podcast on iTunes.

8. The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—two of the biggest names in the minimalist space—discuss living a meaningful life with less on The Minimalists Podcast. While they do focus on decluttering, they place more of an emphasis on why you should declutter rather than how. Instead of focusing on less, Millburn and Nicodemus explain how to make room for more time, passion, creativity, experiences, and freedom.

9. RHS Gardening Podcast

For those who want to start a garden but don’t know how to get started, the RHS Gardening Podcast gives seasonal gardening and horticultural advice to beginner gardeners and experienced green thumbs. Learn practical solutions to common gardening problems and become educated on the basics, from mulching and planting flowers in the spring to getting your kids involved in the gardening process.

10. Monocle on Design

Monocle on Design provides a deeper dive into the global fashion, furniture, and architecture industries, and explores how they intersect with other topics like transportation and politics. Some recent topics include women in design, reimagining architecture, and the revival of Greek style.

11. The Gamechangers Podcast

In this podcast, textile designer Savannah Hayes interviews female bosses in creative spaces (think: Eskayel, Hygge & West, Jill Rosenwald, Chairloom, Studio Brinson, and more) to talk success and tease out their best business practices, favorite books, and go-to tech hacks. This is the perfect podcast for creative entrepreneurs who want to learn from other creative women in the field.

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