Podcasts have changed my life. Not only because I am a podcaster myself (I posted about new episodes here), but because the knowledge I have gained and the spiritual connections I have made through the audioscape have been transformative. Nearly one-fifth of the population listens to some sort of podcast, according to research, and personally, I think it should be more.
That sentiment goes double for any podcast novices looking to improve their mental and physical health, because the first step in that journey could be right in your pocket. Everybody has a podcasting app on their phone these days, and with it comes a treasure trove of experts, trainers, and thought leaders from all walks of life.
Do you want to know what an ideal before-bed routine looks like? Do you want to know what food is the best to eat before and after going to the gym? Do you want to know how to set and stick with an intention? Do you want to start meditating? There’s a podcast for that. But just like finding a new gym or a new yoga class, it takes effort to find the right one.
There are a lot of different reasons people are drawn to certain podcasts, from host to subject matter, and a genuinely curious person like myself has a wide range. I am always on the lookout for the next great listen, and I’ve picked up a few favorites along the way that I know bring true value. Check below for a list of shows worth the downloading.
HUBERMAN LAB PODCAST
What It’s About:
Dr. Andrew Huberman has become one of the most-trusted voices in the world of neuroscience, and in addition to being a great speaker, he has an impressive set of credentials. Sleep is one of the most important factors in our general health and well-being, which makes it a subject worth learning about when we can. In this podcast, Huberman dives into sleep on his own, as well as with distinguished guests, allowing us to tune in.
Where To Start:
Episode: AMA #1: Leveraging Ultradian Cycles, How to Protect Your Brain, Seed Oils Examined, and More
Huberman has some great guests on the podcast but these are the episodes I enjoy the most, where he shares usable insights. This one in particular has a great batch of behavioral, nutritional, and supplement-based tools meant to get you started on the right foot. Did you know that you shouldn’t be doing certain meditations too close to your bedtime? Give it a listen, and try the tips out for yourself.
Listen Here: Apple Podcasts, Spotify
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