There is so much information out there when it comes to health and wellness. Some of the best wellbeing information can now be found on our phones, whether in the form of an app, via social media and by way of a good old fashioned Google search. Increasingly, though, more and more of us are obtaining our information on healthy living, fitness, nutrition and emotional wellbeing from podcasts.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a healthy eating podcast, a sustainable living podcast, a mental health podcast or a fitness podcast, there is sure to be something for you. Whatever version of health or happiness you’re seeking, there’s a podcast that’s bound to help improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.
If you’re looking for a healthier mind and body, then look no further. We’ve rounded up our favourite health, wellbeing and healthy living podcasts to uplift and inspire you to hack your health and become the best version of you:
1. Under The Skin With Russell Brand.
Under the Skin with Russell Brand is a podcast hosted by comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist Russell Brand.
Brand describes Under The Skin as a podcast that digs deep to discover “what’s beneath the surface”. His mission with the podcast is to discover the hidden depths of the people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, and of the stories we are told.
Covering big ideas from politics, human rights and mental health, to artificial intelligence, social activism, popular culture and the arts, Brand brings his own unique, ahem, brand of insight and humour to the wellbeing podcast scene.
Each episode is set around a free-flowing and usually comic conversation between Brand and some of the biggest names in academia, popular culture and the arts. Together, they aim to uncover ulterior motives and the truth behind, what Brand terms, “our constructed reality”.
Previous guests on the show have included author, social activist, and filmmaker Naomi Klein, physicist Brian Cox, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host Brené Brown, and former US Vice-President Al Gore.
How To Listen:
The podcast is available via Luminary - a subscription service that promises unparalleled quality and diversity of podcasts. A subscription to Luminary costs £2.49 per month and all 145 Episodes of Under The Skin With Russell Brand are then free to access.
Click here to listen to Under The Skin With Russell Brand
2. Bulletproof Radio With Dave Asprey.
Covering ground from Silicon Valley to the Andes, there is nothing high-tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey hasn’t tried in the way of biohacking. Asprey has long been obsessively focused on discovering for himself just how to optimise one’s biology and do everything better. And Bulletproof Radio, finally, allows us to have a window on his discoveries.
Bulletproof Radio was born out of a 20-year single-minded crusade by Asprey to upgrade himself as a human being by exploiting every cutting-edge technology available to him. The podcast aims to unveil the truth behind these technologies and to distill, and make digestible, the knowledge, insight and expertise of the world’s best doctors, biochemists, scientists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and mavericks.
Asprey has himself spent in excess of $1M on personal health experiments ranging from undergoing scans at private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to embarking on silent retreats in the far-flung and remote monasteries of Tibet.
Asprey argues that it used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind, but that technology has significantly changed the rules. With Bulletproof Radio, Asprey aims to provide his listeners with everything they need to upgrade their mind and body, to take control of their wellbeing, improve their biochemistry, to boost their productivity, and to live life to its fullest.
How To Listen:
Bulletproof Radio is free to listen to via Apple Podcasts or Asprey’s own website.
Click to listen to Bulletproof Radio With Dave Asprey via Apple Podcasts or via daveasprey.com
3. The Tim Ferriss Show.
Best-selling author and internet sensation, Tim Ferriss, is best known for his revolutionary book The 4-Hour Workweek. In his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, Ferriss sets out to deconstruct the habits, routines and rituals of leading figures across areas as diverse as sports, professional chess, investing, academia and more, digging deep to uncover tools, tactics, and tricks that his listeners can use to improve their own lives.
Past guests whose habits and daily routines have been interrogated by Ferriss and dissected in great detail for the benefit of his listeners include Neil Gaiman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Ray Dalio, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Sharapova, Jamie Foxx, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Vince Vaughn, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Whitney Cummings and Mike Shinoda.
The Tim Ferriss Show has been ranked #1 out of 500,000+ podcasts on Apple Podcasts on a number of occasions and the format provides an insightful and unique lens through which to view your own daily habits and routines. You’ll end each episode genuinely psyched and unable to help but ask yourself: How can I live better, do better, be better? How can I optimise my life?
How To Listen:
There are over 450 episodes of this award winning podcast, and they are all free and available to listen to on Apple Podcasts.
Click here to listen to The Tim Ferriss Show
We are constantly on the prowl for inspiration at LYMA, and these podcasts are just some of our favourite places to start. So take a listen for yourself and given that you, like us, are on a voyage of self-betterment and self-improvement, you might find our guide to the top 5 wellbeing apps to help you live life in balance useful reading too.
Originally published Sep 9, 2020.
Updated Feb 1, 2021.