I wrote my first podcast recommendations blog post back in August 2019 – wow, that was a long time ago. Not a hug amount has changed since then, I still LOVE a podcast, and I’m still primarily listening to podcasts that cover topics largely in the health, fitness and wellness space.
Podcasts for me are a platform to learn, and be inspired.
You can learn a lot from books, but I don’t think I could ever get through as many books in a week, month or year, as I do podcast episodes. Plus, I love the chatty nature of a podcast, and the huge length and breadth of topics that are covered (here’s me talking as if it happens totally organically, and there isn’t a huge amount of planning that goes into even one episode – if you’re a podcaster, I’m sorry)!
This week on my instagram I’ve been giving some recommendations of accounts that I follow that inspire, educate, and encourage me to engage in more intuitive eating and intuitive fitness practices. And seeing as podcasts are another huge platform for me, I wanted to extend those recommendations to podcasts too – so here we are.
In no particular order, here are some of the podcasts that I have been loving recently:
The new kid on the podcast-block is Train Happy from Tally Rye. Only three episodes in and I know it’s going to be a firm-fave. In this podcast Tally (and guests) delve deeper into taking an intuitive approach to food and fitness.
Another relatively new series – or at least new since my last podcast-recommendation post – is Give Me Strength. I love the name mostly because it reminds me of my Nan, who used to say this a lot. Incidentally, I would argue that she is one of the people in my life who embodies strength the most – or my interpretation of ‘strength’. Charlie Barker, Bryony Gordon and Poorna Bell have been some of my favourite guests.
It featured last time and it’s going to feature again because it’s just too great not too. I love the DMC (deep and meaningful conversations) that come hand-in-hand with this podcast and the no-frills way that they happen. Russell Brand, Nadiya Hussain and Jonathan Van Ness have been some of my recent favourite guests.
Another repeat offender, I just LOVE this podcast. I love the huge range of guests that have been interviewed and I love that it never really feels like an interview. Some of the ‘failures’ that they discuss are so relatable, and some I could never imagine experiencing. My favourite recent guests are: Deliciously Ella, Marian Keyes and Andrew Scott.
An episode recommendation, rather than a series. This is an interview conversation with Evelyn Tribole – pretty much the founder of the whole Intuitive Eating Approach. This episode brought my so much joy – Evelyn laughs a lot, and her laugh is infectious. You can almost feel her passion for the subject seeping through your headphones.
I’m throwing this into the category of ‘wellness’ because whilst it is a little bit more ‘development’ I have found that learning about myself and developing myself and my mindset personally, has had a profound impact on my sense of wellbeing. Not everyone is a perfectionist like me, but I still think there will be some episodes that can resonate with all of us. My favourite recently has been; Ep. 173: But What If I Suck At It? (Jan 2020)
Some other recommendations that I haveve received, but not listened to yet:
Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
Appearance Matters, The Podcast with Naddia Craddock
The Feel Good Club podcast
The High Low with Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton
Stronger Minds with Kimberly Wilson
I’ve found that since lockdown started in the UK (back in mid-March, and we’re at the end of April now) I’ve listened to podcasts a lot less. Pre-lockdown, when I would walk-commute to work 5-days a week, I would have a least an hour per day to indulge in all of my favourite podcasts – easily one episode a day, sometimes more. But now, not so much.
I’m trying to factor more podcast listening time into my week, because I know it’s something that just makes me happy. I managed an episode or two last week whilst on my daily walks, but I also think I could make more time at the weekends and in the evenings to just pop a podcast on, rather than watching TV or scrolling on the ‘gram…
If you have any other recommendations, drop me a message on Instagram – I’d love to hear them!
Until next time,