In Review: Wellbeing Podcast Recommendations
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite health and wellness podcasts that are ideal for helping you nourish your mind, body and soul. Tune in to tune out.
Top 10 Wellness Podcasts
Whether you’re working from home, catching up on housework, going for a walk, or you just fancy a change of pace, a podcast makes for great company. Tuning into a podcast can help you to tune out and take a welcome break, a chance to shut out the rest of the noise and hone in on some good conversation, inspiring chat, and give you some much-needed nourishment for your mind, body, and soul.
So, with wellbeing as our top priority, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite health and wellness podcasts to encourage you to take a bit of time for yourself and find the tools to navigate your own wellbeing.
1. How To Fail - Elizabeth Day
Hosted by author, Elizabeth Day, and based on her book of the same title, this is a really uplifting and inquisitive podcast that sees Day chatting with other authors, film stars, musicians and everyone in between to discuss the things in life that haven’t gone right, and the lessons learnt in the process.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Season 8 - Episode 6 - How to Fail with Glennon Doyle
2. Happy Place - Fearne Cotton
TV presenter and radio host, Fearne Cotton, is the voice behind the Happy Place podcast, which dives deep into the world of her incredible guests, as they discuss life, losses, learnings, and mental wellbeing. These chats are honest, deep, and uplifting.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Happy Place with Elizabeth Gilbert
3. Feel Better, Live More - Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Sunday Times bestselling author and one of the most influential GPs in the UK, hosts this super informative podcast based on his life’s M.O. — “Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it”. With that at the forefront, Chatterjee chats to leading health experts, and personalities, on a wide variety of topics, covering everything from mental health and emotional wellbeing to healthy habits, how to manage stress and overwhelm and even how to breathe and sleep better. These episodes are full of life hacks, and top tips and really work to empower you to, well, feel better and live more.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Find your purpose and transform your life with Rich Roll
4. Off Menu - Ed Gamble & James Acaster
Comedians, Ed Gamble and James Acaster, play host to special guests at a magical restuarant where they get to choose their dream meal. It's a hilarious insight into the foodie favourites of celebrities as they pick their starter, main, dessert and drink. Perfect for a much-needed lift and laugh.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Romesh Ranganathan
5. Self Centred - Roann Ghosh
Broadcaster and former journalist, Roann Ghosh, hosts a series of meaningful conversations with purpose-led individuals that are packed full of inspiration. It’s the kind of podcast that leaves you thinking about your own life’s purpose and how to show up as your truest and best self.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Nourishing the whole self with Eve Kalinik
6. Table Manners - Leni and Jessie Ware
A delicious podcast hosted by singer and songwriter Jessie Ware and her fabulous Mum, Leni. Armed with the juiciest guests, from the worlds of music, culture and politics, Leni creates dinner for each guest as they sit around the table and have proper dinner conversations themed around food. Expect to hear lots of tasty and mouth-watering chat.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Season 9 Episode 3 - David Schwimmer
7. The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast - Dr Rupy Aujla
Dr Rupy’s show is all about food, medicine and lifestyle, talking with expert guests about how diet and lifestyle can support you in living your healthiest life. Packed full of tips, ideas, and actionable advice, it’s a really nourishing listen.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Exhale with The Breath Guy, Richie Bostock
8. On Purpose - Jay Shetty
Former Hindu monk, Jay Shetty, hosts this fascinating podcast that propels his own purpose ‘to make wisdom go viral’. Having deep-dive conversations with some of the world’s most interesting and influential people on everything from relationships and love to careers, stress, and confidence —it’s certainly an inspired listen.
Our editor’s favourite episode - 6 Reasons why it’s never too late to quit and start over
9. Best Friend Therapy - Elizabeth Day and Emma Reed Turrell
One of the newest podcasts around, Best Friend Therapy is the love child of two best friends, author Elizabeth Day (How to Fail) and psychotherapist and author, Emma Reed Turrell. This honest podcast highlights the challenges we all face on a daily basis on everything from boundaries and why we need them to relationship games and why we do it.
Our editor’s favourite episode - Boundaries - What are they and why do we need them?
From meeting on Made in Chelsea to getting married and hosting their own podcast, Sophie Habboo and Jamie Laing track their journey down the alter and life as newlyweds. Sharing hilarious tales and offering lighthearted entertainment, it's a great podcast to simply tune in and tune out.
Our editor’s favourite episode - The Secret to a Happy Marriage with The Whitehalls
So, why not make yourself a cuppa and relax, unwind, with a little podcast therapy?
All podcasts can be found on most podcast streaming services, including Spotify.