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Listen Up: Local Podcasts We Love

In recent years, podcasts have gained popularity at rapid speed—and there are some solid options hosted by your neighbors. Whether you’re into spooky stories or are trying to get a greener thumb, here are 10 local podcasts to check out.

Perfect Cents
SAFE Credit Union employees Brit Kelleher and Alex Becerra have teamed up to bring you a podcast focused on all things money. Listeners can look forward to feeling empowered with their financial decisions, everyday money topics, and tips on increasing savings.

Next Peak
Clint Herndon of Folsom’s Next Peak CPA and Dr. Parker Houston, psychologist and coach, team up to offer encouragement for defining your goals and what success means to you. After the last few years, many of us have had to redirect or reinvent ourselves, so this feels like a timely listen.

Let’s Not Meet
There’s no need to wait for Halloween to hear a spooky story—just tune into a podcast episode by Andrew Tate. This Sacramento County resident has been narrating real-life horror accounts and giving listeners goosebumps since 2019. He’s even landed on the top 25 list of Podcast Magazine’s crime and horror category.

Write You a Song
Calling all country music fans! Placer County’s Tom Mailey, co-host of New Country 105.1 KNCI's morning show, puts the spotlight on successful, talented songwriters in his podcast. Go behind the scenes and get the inside scoop on those who create the lyrics that are forever stuck in our heads.

Write You a Song


Okayest Moms
Any and all moms (or those who simply want a bird’s-eye view into modern motherhood) will appreciate this podcast. Roseville-based co-hosts Heather McTaggart and Brittany Garner dive into everything, from the importance of self-care to stress-free cooking and heading back to school.

Okayest Moms


Through relatability, Sacramento area residents Josh Takimoto and Deb McCollum strive to create connections on their podcast. Hear from guest entrepreneurs sharing their stories or catch an episode about which songs make you think more deeply about life.



Deb McCollum


Green Acres Garden
Kevin Jordan and Austin Blank represent our local Green Acres while helping listeners grow that elusive green thumb. Even if yours is already pretty green, you can check out episodes that host gardening gurus from Green Acres who will answer tons of questions that go beyond the everyday.

Trail Runner Nation
Sacramento area residents Don Freeman and Scott Warr host one of the largest running podcasts in existence. Listeners can experience inspirational stories, tips, and tricks from seasoned runners. People and topics from around the world are covered, but look for local shoutouts, like an episode recorded at Auburn running store The Aid Station.

Dying to Ask
In a different format than reporting the news, KCRA3 anchor Deidre Fitzpatrick hosts more candid conversations with guests that she’s dying to speak with. Listeners can choose from episodes with everyone from authors to influencers, so there’s bound to be someone you’ve been wanting to learn more about, too.

Deidre Fitzpatrick in Dying to Ask


The Travel Guys
Many people have been jet setting more lately, and there seems to be something new to follow each week. For information on airlines, rental cars, stories, and travel tips, look no further! Hosted by Mark Hoffmann and Tom Romano, The Travel Guys airs Sundays on Sacramento’s NewsTalk 93.1.

by Caitlin McCulloch
Photo courtesy of Perfect Cents. Okayest Moms photo by Tina Swain Photography. Dying to Ask photo courtesy of KCRA3. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.