San Luis Obispo County Podcast List

There is nothing like a little “word of mouth” in SLO County….

Over the years we’ve seen podcasts start-up, fade away, and surpass the point of “Local” to “National”. Happy International Podcast Day! Today want to acknowledge the voices of the central coast and share a list of podcasts that originated from our locals. How many of these podcasts from San Luis Obispo County have you heard of?

Tune into 805 Living Eats podcast, an audio adventure through the kitchens and flavors of California’s Central Coast hosted by columnist Jaime Lewis.

Josh Donovan (Managing Partner of the Atascadero Give Fitness) and Patrick Ibarra (Local Photographer) talk with local business owners, non-profits, volunteers, and long-time residents of Atascadero, Ca. They cover current events, hot topics, marketing and social media as well opportunities and challenges specific to doing business and living in Atascadero.

Weekly conversations about creativity, positivity, and purposeful living. Hosted by Chris Lambert. This series ended on 7/9/2019.

Created by Megan Braun this podcast focuses on interviewing women of all ages and from all different backgrounds. She started this podcast in San Luis Obispo for her senior project at California Polytechnic State University. The show is a series of women she admired and it discusses their passion projects, careers, and ambitious pursuits of all dimensions. It features women from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and more.

AromaThrive (Episodes: 98 – Last Episode 7/29/21)

Learn about aspects of health & wellness and personal development. You’ll also hear about essential oils, anti-aging techniques, mindfulness, natural remedies, and reducing toxins in your environment. This podcast will help you go from merely living to thriving!

Blondes on the Rise (Episodes: 8 – Last Episode 9/8/21)

Co-hosted by Audur and Terralyn, these mom besties hoping to bring the women on the Central Coast of California together. Listen as they share words of encouragement to others to support them in living their best lives while balancing the chaos of motherhood, career, and friendships while still making time for self-care, and nurturing our inner power.

Climbing with Coach Kiah (Episodes: 12 – Last Episode 9/29/21)

Welcome to Climbing with Coach Kiah, a podcast where we dive deep to answer these questions and more! Tune in for honest and open conversations with host Kiah Twisselman Burchett and featured guests to chat about mindset, health, self-love, body-image, chasing your dreams, and so much more.

The CONSUMED podcast stokes candid conversations about life and flavor with the people who put food on our plate and drinks in our glass. Join writer Jaime Lewis in seeing life through the lens of how we nourish ourselves.

Meet Melanie Larson, her desire is to bring you a little wisdom, vulnerability and honesty to your day. As a mental health nurse she knows all have a story, and we are all trying to be better people. Join her on this journey through her adventures through life.

Don’t Play With Trash (Episodes 50 – Last Episode 8/30/21)

Don’t Play With Trash is the podcast for people who are ready to let go of all of the junk in their lives so they can make room for more joy, prosperity and abundance. Your host, Victoria Sexton, shares with you how she got fed up and decided to stop dealing with the junk in her life to make room for more joy, prosperity, abundance, genuine friends, and more.

Golf Talk Radio (Episodes: 1788 – Last Episode 4/7/20)

Mike and Billy are PGA Professionals with over 50 years of experience in all aspects of the golf industry from teaching to management. Every week Mike & Billy focus on the lighter side of golf, golf instruction, golf trivia and interview people in the industry.

Have You Seen Me Now? (Episodes: 9 – Last Episode 8/8/21)

Join your host Sherilyn for intentional conversations about “How It Started” vs. “How It’s Going” – not only in her life, but also in the lives of some brave and inspiring friends of hers who’ve learned it’s never too late to re-invent yourself.

Make Up Your Mindset (Episodes 1 – Last Episode 9/29/21)

Join Geo Gabriele and take a deep dive into what makes up a growth mindset and how to use it for success, abundance and joy in every area of your life.

Welcome to Namely Nineties, the podcast that takes you back to the time before smartphones, Google, and Y2K. Join your hosts (Andrew Rocco & Brandon Schwitter) as they relive the pop culture that shaped a generation, and the parts that many people wish they could forget.

Meet Jen Padilla-Burger of Arroyo Grande. Jen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, Yoga Instructor, and Bravery Coach. Join her for Chai Talk which discusses friendship, saying what we mean, and living with intention.

Popping Corks is about all of the things we talk about once we’ve pulled the cork. Maybe it’s wine, beer or bourbon, but what do you talk about by the fire amongst friends after the booze starts flowing? For Eric Jensen it’s music, sports and basic shit-talking.

The Purple Paso People Podcast by Kelsey Schmidt is meant to dive deep into the people and personalities (and maybe some gossip and legends) that make Paso Robles, CA such a special and unique place. The wine is fantastic, no question, but the people who cultivate the wine are the stars of this show. She spotlights all the people in Paso that affect and touch wine on a daily basis; including, but not limited to, grape growers, winemakers, tasting room staff, distributors, event planners, business owners, restauranteurs, and drinkers of wine!

The QT Cast is a podcast hosted by the staff at the Cal Poly Pride Center. Their goal is to help create and sustain a sense of community within the LGBTQ+ community at Cal Poly and in SLO. The hosts chat about topics of queer interest or put a queer spin on broader social topics, while keeping up-to-date on relevant news, events, and pop culture.

Join Patrick Brooks of Paso Wine Shine for some Quick and Dirty History! Get your American history, on the go! You’ll get the opportunity to learn about your American heritage…it will be quick, and oh so dirty.

SLO Equity (Episodes 3 – Last Episode 9/30/21)

SLO Equity is an episodic podcast that dives into the origins of systemic racism, and unconscious bias in San Luis Obispo County. It tells the stories of the minorities affected by it as well as the stories of those people working to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in this predominantly white community.

SLO TALK podcast features James D. Davis as he engages in entertaining interviews with some of SLO‘s most interesting people.

SLO Wedding Vendors (Episodes: 2 – Last Episode 5/20/16)

One-Stop Shop for Vendors & Budget for your San Luis Obispo wedding. Meet vendors here, and get inspired by what they offer!

Sonic Milk (Episodes: 9 – Last Episode 5/14/21)

Sonic Milk is a podcast that explores the music, art, and local culture of the Central California coast. With it’s beautiful and vast landscape, there are so many stories to share from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo. Hosted by Graham Ginsburg.

The Business Mamas Podcast is made for women who know they should be doing more self-care and practicing more self-love but are overrun with balancing it all. This podcast provides the tools and support you need, so you can have a successful career while also being a present and loving mom.

Kat Daou grew up in a family of winemakers and knows how inaccessible the wine industry can be for millennials. The Thiirsty is here to change that. Join Kat as she talks with friends, family, influencers and industry insiders to give you a dose of wine knowledge wrapped in a fun (and sometimes inappropriate) package.

A Central Coast Podcast made by locals about life, hikes, wineries, breweries & food. Enjoy their Cocktail Hops along the coast, shout-outs, and stories. They even have special guest appearances.

Vineyard Team Podcast (Episodes 116 – Last Episode 9/16/21)

Learn about sustainable wine growing with the Vineyard Team. This on-the-go, sustainable farming educational resource provides in-depth technical information on topics like integrated pest management, fruit quality, water conservation, and nutrient management from experts like Dr. Mark Fuchs of Cornell University, Dr. Michelle Moyer of Washington State University, Cooperative Extension Specialists, veteran growers, and more.

Voices From The Nest is Templeton High School’s new podcast! THS seniors Jordyn Galles and Emma Lawrence host the podcast and interview guests, discuss upcoming events, and much more.

The Where Wine Takes You Podcast is hosted by radio personality Adam Montiel, a well-known wine lover in Paso Wine Country. Join Adam as he keeps it real with owners, winemakers, growers, and a variety of personalities as they discuss the places and wines that have shaped the Paso Robles Wine Region.

The Wine Unicorn Podcast reviews wine from Paso Robles, California and beyond.

A documentary podcast series investigating the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student, Kristin Smart. This podcast brought the Kristin Smart case back into the national spotlight after the Cal Poly freshman had been missing for over 20 years.

Did we miss a local podcast? Comment below and share it with us!


  1. I would love to be considered for the podcast list! I actually interviewed Doug Barden on one of my episodes, he used to be the news Director of KSBY and started the company SLOfly, now he’s making a feature film. I also recently interviewed Paden Hughes, co-CEO of Gymnazo. I love featuring locals who are following their dreams. Thanks for considering!


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