I used to post my podcast of the week from Instagram on here as ‘podcast reviews’. Instead I have changed this – I’m going to have a page with a few of the top podcasts I’m listening to at the moment. If one takes your fancy you can then explore and listen to the episodes you feel resonate with you the most. I will be updating the page as I find new podcasts, seasons restart from podcasts I like or am just really enjoying something at that time and think you might too.
What I’m listening to at the moment…..
The Lucas Rockwood Show
Lucas Rockwood is an internationally-renown yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. I love how he critically analyses any topic he’s discussing and doesn’t claim over-reaching benefits of anything, in fact he’s vocally against this within the wellness community. So many topics I’m interested in are discussed: yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, heart rate variability and so much more. His TEDx talk is great too!
Brene Brown Unlocking Us
I feel that Brene Brown needs no introduction. Her new podcast Unlocking Us is no disappointment. Open, honest and vulnerable conversations which reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted await you in each episode.
The Calmer You Podcast
Hosted by Chloe Brotheridge, a hypnotherapist, coach and author, this podcast aims to help people with anxiety to become calmer, happier and more confident. I love the softness of her voice and the ease of the conversations in each episode, yet she still manages to ensure there are always practical take home points for the listener.
Feel Better Live More
I’ve listened to this podcast since the beginning, when it started in January 2018. Now it is the Number 1 health podcast in the UK! Dr Chatterjee feels health has become over complicated aims to simplify it. His podcast over time has gone from 30-40 minute episodes to 1-2 hour conversations which facilitates some deep and meaningful conversations with his guests. At the end of each episode Dr Chatterjee aims to leave the listener with an actionable tip they can start practicing today to make their lives healthier and happier.
The Quiet Life
Micheal James Wong has created the most amazing community with Just Breathe and started this podcast during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here he talks with experts in health and wellbeing to discuss practices we can all do at home which support our mind & emotional and mental health.
The One You Feed
I initially listened to their episode with BJ Fogg and a few re-release episode before Christmas 2019 and a lot of them were on behavioural science and behaviour change.
Guests range from scientists, researchers, psychologists, thought leaders, spiritual teachers, public figures and authors. Topics range from behaviour change and habit formation to addiction and recovery, from mindfulness and meditation to anxiety and depression.
In general, each episode starts with a parable and uses this to start meaningful conversations with the podcast guests. Conversations provide powerful yet practical tools listeners can utilise in their everyday lives to find more joy, love and fulfilment.
I’m really enjoying catching up with some of the old episodes and listening to the new – there are over 300 episodes with 13 million downloads!
Food for Thought
Rhiannon Lambert is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in weight management, disordered eating, pre and post-natal nutrition and sports nutrition. She hosts her podcast as part of her mission to simplify wellness. She provides evidence-based advice along with her guests, who are all experts in their field to empower you to become the healthiest version of yourself.
She’s had some fabulous guests discussing some really interesting topics including the psychology behind food, gluten-free diets, gut health, fertility and pregnancy, and environmental health.
There’s a great balance between being an easy-to-listen-to conversation and hard-hitting science. I often listen to each new episode on my way to work on a Monday morning!
Released by NIKE training club, Trained explores some of the cutting-edge of holistic fitness. They believe with the right knowledge and training anyone can be great. They have conversations with top athletes and experts, discussing latest research and innovations creating change within the fitness industry. They believe there is no one universal method but a solution for everyone and it’s about finding what works for you.
Each episode provides tips with an expert on one of what NIKE believe to be the 5 key facets of fitness: movement, recovery, nutrition, mindset and sleep. They’ve had guests including LeBron Hames, Dr Joel Kahn, Michael Jordan, Dr Rhonda Patrick and Angela Duckworth.
That’s it for now. Let me know if you try out any of these podcasts and which episodes you enjoy or if you already listen to them what you think.