Health and Wellness Podcasts to Listen To

Make your commute more enjoyable and learn all the latest updates from the fitness, health and wellness world with these podcasts. If you are a wellness podcast junkie like me, just be careful not to become too obsessed!

Found My Fitness by Dr. Rhonda Patrick

If you want a podcast to geek out to, this is it! Dr. Rhonda Patrick is great because she doesn’t have an agenda and she’s an experienced scientist who is very good at explaining complicated concepts. She is incredibly passionate and nerdy in the most charming way as she presents real scientific studies without trying to convince us of anything except the facts. Her background is in aging, cancer and nutrition, a winning combination for the topics she covers.

What I’ve learned:

Probiotics and fiber are two of the most important aspects of healthy diets.

A few favorite episodes:

Interview with Wim Hof, The Ice Man 

Interview with Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies 

Rich Roll Podcast

A California-based dad of four, vegan, ultra-athlete who was a former entertainment lawyer and struggled with addiction to drugs and unhealthy food, Rich hosts long-form interviews with incredible people in the fitness, health, and wellness world. From Zen masters to Olympic medal winners to entrepreneurs to activists, celebrities and gurus, he covers many topics that are always inspiring and uplifting.

His words:

Unlock your most authentic self. Peace and plants.

What to listen to first:

Interview with Zen Master Wude on tea

Interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick 

Ram Dass Podcast

Ram Dass is best known for his research on the human consciousness at Harvard alongside Timothy Leary in the 60s and 70s. He was a clinical psychologist, professor and author of the book Be Here Now. In 1967 he traveled to India where he met his guru Neem Karoli Baba and discovered yoga and his dharma – to be a spiritual leader and guide. Ever since he has been a leading profound conversation. He has studied and pursued wisdom traditions, including bhakti or devotional yoga focused on the Hindu deity Hanuman; Buddhist meditation in the Theravadin, Mahayana Tibetan, and Zen Buddhist schools, and Sufi and Jewish mystical studies. Although he suffered a stroke in 1997, his lectures were saved and organized on this podcast.

His voice is relaxing and comforting. He is profound and confusing, finding a way to be provocative and yet convincing all at the same time.

His words:

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion–and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”

What to listen to first:

It’s All Yoga

We are Just Saving Each Other’s Asses

 

Guys we F****

Laughter as medicine and open discussion for mental health, are two reasons this charmer is on my wellness list. Two New York women created this feminist podcast when they decided to interview men they slept with. It was a big hit and when they ran out of men from their past lives, they branched out to speak to all kinds of interesting characters. Now interviewees include sex-workers, celebrities, comedians, activists, transgendered people, homeless people and largely marginalized people from all kinds of walks of life. They chat about taboo subjects to create a sex-positive atmosphere.

Where to start:

Ignore the titles, you’ll see why later.

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