Wellness Podcasts: The Top 10 to Listen to Right Now

Published on August 9, 2021

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The wellness industry has seen a major boom in recent years, including podcasts. More and more, people are making their mental and physical health a top priority in their lives, and the pandemic has only served to push this revolution further along.

As the wellness industry continues to grow, the podcasting landscape has also seen a massive surge in popularity. Given the audio-only nature of podcasts, they’re great to listen to while walking or jogging, and since they allow for long-form content, they provide an excellent opportunity to dive deep into topics like mindfulness, spirituality and health.

Big Boom in Wellness Podcasts

The rise in wellness-focused businesses has gone hand in hand with the podcasting craze, and the two continue to complement one another. People who have launched health-oriented businesses or ‘wellpreneurs’ have flocked to the podcasting platform as it’s a surefire way to reach their target audiences and continue building a compelling brand narrative. Likewise, many podcasters who launched their shows years ago are now expanding into new territory by creating products, books and courses for their devoted listener base.

The podcast space is teeming with enlightening, informative and uplifting wellness shows just waiting to be discovered and added to your listening roster. So without further ado, here are 10 of the best wellness podcasts in the game.

Top 10 Wellness Podcasts

1. The Rich Roll Podcast

Hosted by pro athlete, author and overall health nut Rich Roll, the Rich Roll Podcast is full of valuable nutritional advice and motivation. Roll is a big proponent of plant-based nutrition, so if you’re hoping to learn more about adopting a vegan lifestyle, be sure to check out this podcast. While you’re listening, give vegan cooking a spin with toast’s raw vegan pad thai recipe, or this 10-ingredient veggie curry.

2. The Doctor’s Farmacy with Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman is a passionate advocate for proactive disease prevention, mindful eating and revolutionizing the way we produce, market and consume food. Take a listen for enlightening tidbits on the nature of the food industry and tips on living a more holistic, aligned lifestyle.

3. Almost 30 Wellness Podcast

Almost 30 takes a real, raw and honest look at a variety of topics related to modern life including spirituality, health and wellness and entrepreneurship. Hosts Krista and Lindsay are tapped into the most cutting-edge wellness sensations in the game, and they have a special talent for translating complex concepts into down-to-earth language, which makes tuning into this podcast feel like you’re catching up with your BFFs.

4. The mindbodygreen Podcast

If you’re a fan of the popular wellness website mindbodygreen, then you’ll love the brand’s podcast which covers a broad range of topics including love, spirituality and nutrition. The show is hosted by co-founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, Jason Wachob, who has a knack for getting to the root of the issue at hand.

5. The Ultimate Health Podcast

As its name suggests, the Ultimate Health Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things health and wellness. Host Jesse Chappus dives deep into topics like speaking your truth, aging in reverse and breathwork, exploring health in the modern age through a balanced lens.

6. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

With a simple mission of “making wisdom go viral,” Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose covers a plethora of juicy subjects like spirituality, life advice and turning passion into purpose. The author, life coach and former monk shares his unique perspective through solo episodes and guest interviews, and he does it all with a truly divine accent. 

7. Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

Brené Brown has spent two decades studying the emotions, experiences and events that make us human. In Unlocking Us, she shares valuable nuggets of wisdom on life, love and vulnerability, so if you’re looking for a free alternative to a therapy session, this podcast is your best bet.

8. Low Carb MD Wellness Podcast

Hosted by two physicians who have first-hand experience of the challenging journey towards health and weight loss, the Low Carb MD podcast is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about living a low-carb lifestyle. The docs interview a range of experts including doctors, dietitians and surgeons, as well as real people who have seen incredible results from living low carb.

9. Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

Gynecologist and author of “The Vagina Bible”, Dr. Jen Gunter has been a strong advocate for women’s health issues for years, and now she’s sharing all her wisdom in a podcast aptly named Body Stuff. Whether you’re wondering about juice cleansing or period health, Dr. Gunter is here to answer all your most pressing questions and cut through the clutter surrounding women’s health. 

10. The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast

If you’re looking for a dose of sass and sizzle along with your health info, look no further than The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast hosted by husband and wife duo Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick. The entrepreneurial pair discuss everything from brain health to seduction, all with a candid, no-nonsense approach. Bosstick also co-founded Dear Media podcast network, which amplifies female voices. 

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The Author
Mackenzie Patterson is Quill Inc’s digital content strategist.