I love to walk around the city and instead of using a pedometer to track my steps, I like to think of my podcast listening as a PODometer (eye roll). The ever growing list is below, included with basic descriptions. If you have any you’re loving lately, please leave suggestions in the comments below!!
I listen to podcasts on the app that came on my iPhone. I never had to download it. It’s simply called “Podcasts.”
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- FX Medicine Podcast Central: If you’re just trying to slip into the realm of health and wellness and functional medicine, but need a distraction, this may be the podcast for you. The information is sound, guests are knowledgable, and you almost forget you’re learning due to hypnosis from the host’s Australian accent. Topics range from kombucha to autoimmunity, to gut health. One of my favorites.
- Bulletproof Radio: Admittedly there are times when I can’t stomach Dave Asprey, as it seems every 15 seconds he is self promoting his products or his book. In the beginning I didn’t mind it so much, but after a few months it was just a lot and I had to take a brief bulletproof hiatus. Don’t get me wrong, I like the products but literally there are times when the first 15 minutes is all ads. BUT the meat of the podcasts is usually awesome. They cover everything form hormone imbalance to what to do if you have a concussion – lots of alternative health and huge names in functional and integrative medicine. He snags awesome guests, which make the podcast worth it.
- Psychology of Eating: great tips for those struggling with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and difficulty with weight loss / overall desire to transform your relationship with food.
- Revolution Health Radio: Chris Kresser runs this one – a notable chiropractor and GENIUS in functional medicine. I learn so much from him. Most recent episodes are titled, “could gluten-free diets be harmful?” “how to slow down aging” and “why your brain makes you fat.” Just so cool. His voice is a bit monotone and drab but content is exclamation point so they offset each other nicely.
- Balanced Bites: Modern paleo living with Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe. They discuss a vast array of topics, ranging from women’s health to adrenal fatigue to thyroid dysfunction. And they interview amazing guests. Love. Enough said.
- Chasing Joy podcast: I was unsure whether I should place this in the health or the feel good heartwarming category. That’s why it’s last on the list and straddling the two subgroups. Georgie from InIt4TheLongRun hosts this podcast and her no-nonsense approach to health and wellness is downright refreshing. The description of the podcast is you’ll leave feeling “entertained, educated, and inspired to live a more joyful, energized life” and I couldn’t agree more with that statement. Topics include: following your intuition as an entrepreneur, adjusting to life transitions, harnessing the power of community, and intuitive eating / unlearning food rules.
- Goop Podcast: love the guests they have on!
- Mindbodygreen Podcast: Another one with great guests, despite not totally loving the podcast host.
LOVE / FEEL GOOD HEARTWARMING
- Girls Gotta Eat: a comedy podcast about dating, sex & relationships. I don’t laugh out loud easily, but this podcast has me cackling.
- The Moth: true stories, real people. Many of the stories are told live and these are the recordings, turned into a podcast. About anything and everything related to the human experience: love, loss, struggle, motherhood, fatherhood, ANYTHING. A great way to stop thinking so much and realize you are a part of something bigger, and that others may be experiencing what you have experienced.
- Dear Sugars: This is the podcast that got me into podcasts. Hosted by Cheryl Strayed (who wrote Wild and is the ultimate truth teller) and Steve Almond. People write in with their problems and the provide advice. Topics run the gamut of being cheated on to cheating on someone, to fights with loved ones. It is about love, loss, and redemption. I feel like my emotional intelligence score has risen since starting to listen to it. Probably my most recommended podcast.
- The Good Life Podcast: So inspiring. How to live an engaged, connecting and meaningful life. I always finish an episode feeling more intuitive and mindful.
- Modern Love: Ugh. I laugh and I cry each week. Celebrities read stories that were published in the New York Times’ Modern Love column (a column dedicated to love stories – some happy, some heart wrenching). They’re on the shorter side – only 25 minutes and oh so worth every one of those minutes.
- The Daily: my attempt to stay up to date on current events. Takes current events and turns them more into stories rather than just headlines. Each episode is 25-30 minutes. Powered by New York Times journalism.
- Side Hustle School: Short little snippets (each episode is only 7-10 minutes long) of how normal people are making their side hustles their main hustles. Super inspiring. Shows you just how amazing the human race can be and motivates you to bring your own ideas to fruition.
- How I Built This: Interviews innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists and how they built their empires. Some noteworthy interviews: founders of Lyft, Kate Spade, Spanx, Cliff Bar, Zappos, and Drybar.
- Ted Radio Hour: Each show is centered on a common theme and is drawn from various Ted Talks (e.g. success, leadership, forgiveness, endurance) and combines them into an episode. Then interviews the people who gave the TedTalks. Presents inventive and fresh approaches to old problems, and shows new ways to think and create.
- Hidden Brain: Combines science with storytelling, focuses on sociological trends / unconscious patterns that drive behavior and ways to solve them. Quote from the description: a way for curious people to understand the world. You’ll learn things like if you whisper into people’s right ears, your message will be better understood and remembered. Random cool tidbits of information from a dude with a cool accent.
- Physician Assistant Exam Review Podcast – this is so, so helpful studying for both exams in school and for the end of rotation exams!!
- Medgeeks – great, short reviews of topics
- EM Clerkship – awesome case based podcast with a range of topics. I listened to this during my EM rotation and it really helped with exam prep.