Have You Heard? is where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard, but we think you should have. Spiritual Mixtape is a show that helps listeners to find balance in today’s fast-paced world. Host Daisy Mack shares holistic practices that focus on health, wellness and self-care. She’s a true expert in the field, and we caught up with her to learn more about the podcast…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
I’m Daisy Mack, I help people find their breath as a way to deal with the stress of everyday life. Spiritual Mixtape the podcast is all about exploring life’s ups and downs and the lessons we learn along the way. Each episode is like a different track off your favourite mixtape. It’s meant to make you feel something – ideally better.
In Spiritual Mixtape, we talk about everything from dealing with change and finding your purpose, to the little moments that bring us joy or challenge us to grow. It’s a place for honest conversations about the real stuff we all go through.
My goal is to create a space where we can share stories, reflect on life’s journey, and find some tools to help navigate this mystery we call life.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
It was so long ago I can’t recall. I got into podcasts early on. Around 2006, maybe, before Saltburn era! And back then I can only imagine the spectrum of weird things I would have listened to. I think there would have been a ton of music related podcasts, but spiritual woo woo stuff. So not a lot has changed.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
I wanted to make spirituality accessible. There seem to be more gatekeepers than ever with something that should be free to all. I want to share what I know in the hope that the listeners can benefit from the tools I value, like breathwork and meditation. As well as those tough life lessons. My failures have often turned into my greatest assets, but it didn’t feel that way at the time and it would have been comforting to know I wasn’t alone at the time. We are never alone.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
This is a long list, but here are my two faves. I love The Imperfects, it’s like listening to your siblings giving you life advice. A friend recommended it and each episode I have two thoughts “I wish I knew that sooner” and “If I can make my podcast half that good I would be winning”. For astrology there is no one better than Molly McCord. I think in life there are some people who hold a frequency so that others can find them and level up to them. Like being on the same wavelength. What an amazing opinion to have of someone you have never met.
You recently started Junior Zen Zone – can you explain how you create these episodes differently for younger listeners?
Teaching young ones to meditate is a joy. They are naturally more intuitive because they trust their imagination and their senses. When you suggest an idea like “giving your worries to the stars” it’s easy for them to accept. In their mind’s eye they see it and it feels real to them. If I use clear imagery like forests or space, like telling a bedtime story, they slip straight into a meditative state. They have a single point of focus and I try to keep it with breath cues and a fun story.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
That’s a great question. Each episode of the pod is a different tool to help the listener grow, heal or feel better in some way. I always find it interesting what episodes touch people. For me, I would say episode 1 is the perfect intro. However, I had the most emails and comments about the grief episode “how to reframe loss as gain“. The reality is if you have found Spiritual Mixtape you are probably on a journey where endings have played a significant role, so that episode does feel fitting.
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