Podcasts

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Mindbodygreen Podcast: Another one with great guests, despite not totally loving the podcast host.

LOVE / FEEL GOOD HEARTWARMING

  1. Girls Gotta Eat: a comedy podcast about dating, sex & relationships. I don’t laugh out loud easily, but this podcast has me cackling. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.

CURRENT EVENTS

  1. 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.

NEW IDEAS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Medicine

  1. Physician Assistant Exam Review Podcast – this is so, so helpful studying for both exams in school and for the end of rotation exams!!
  2. Pri-Med – Nice short little snippets and you can get CME for them!
  3. Curbsiders – Internal Medicine Podcast with TONS of topics!
  4. Medgeeks – great, short reviews of topics
  5. 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.
  6. The Doctor’s Farmacy – hosted by Mark Hyman – tons of guests speaking to all facets of functional medicine

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25 Responses

  1. I love My Favorite Murder, Criminal, Every Little Thing, Spiritual but Not Religious, Bad With Money, and Invisibilia!

  2. You should give a listen to the Lively Show by Jess Lively. It’s somewhere between “Feel Good” and “New Ideas” and she expands on the Law of Attraction, if you know what that is. She’s a nomad traveling the world and she’s a life coach. She presents you with these out of the box ideas, and just challenges your perspectives on things. Very good listen!

    1. Hahaha your IG videos are about to be indistinguishable if you start adopting 3x expedited speaking. I’ll still watch them religiously tho

  3. Love a lot of these podcasts and found a few new good ones I can’t wait to check out. I feel like you would really love the RadioLab podcast. It’s an interesting one if you want to listen to a non-health and wellness podcast.

  4. Are you a mind reader???? Katie OMG… THANK YOU for this list of GOODS!!! These recommendations came at the PERFECT time, and of all the 20-something wellness goddesses out there, I gravitate towards your blog and your vibe the most right now! My gut reaction was to shout THE MOTH, but I see it already made the list. I’m sure you have already listened to Serial and S-Town, but both are like wonderfully addicting books.

    1. Oh my goodness thanks so much Sami!! Smiling big time right now! I’ve gotta get on S-Town! Never heard of it – thank you!!! xo

  5. Check out The Model Health Show by Shawn Stevenson – I came across this via Tim Ferris podcast and have been listening to it since. It covers variety topics in Health, Fitness & Nutrition and he has awesome guests come to the show… folks like Dr. Mercola, John Gray, Mark Hyman, etc. And he has written an awesome book that helped me get my sleep back on track. Thanks for sharing your lists, definitely will add some to my list. ?

  6. Obsessed with That’s So Retrograde… I think I discovered it from your instagram? I need some more like this show!

  7. Thanks for the new ideas! FYI it seems that it is “Dear Sugars” and “The Good Life Podcast” in case that helps in the search:)

  8. Literally just subscribed to all of these!! One of my new favorites is Feel Good Effect. The Minimalists Podcast is also great under “new ideas.” Thanks for sharing! I’m always looking for new ones

  9. I loveeeeee Dear Sugars, that was the podcast that reeled me in and got me obsessed with podcasts! I can’t wait to listen to some of these!

    This American life and Stuff you should know has some interesting episodes/stories. I’ve been listening to Katie Duke’s new podcast which is just like an interesting story but I love her. Dr. Death was incredible but so mindblowing as a healthcare provider (this is my #1 recommendation!)

    1. I listened to Dr. Death on my surgery rotation and it was NOT a good decision. But SO GOOD. Also recently just watched Dirty John and was equally disturbed.

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