As it turns out, you can gain a lot from listening to podcasts—especially when they’re about your mental fitness. And while there are tons of great podcasts out there (many of which we’ve talked about on our site before), the ones listed below have been particularly helpful to me in terms of keeping my own mind and body healthy and happy. So, without further ado, here’s what I think you should be listening to:
On Being is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with philosophers, scientists, artists, activists and spiritual thinkers. Hosted by Krista Tippett (an award-winning journalist) it aims to explore human existence through the lens of science, faith and creativity. The show has been running for over ten years and has had hundreds of guests on board including some of the world’s most influential people such as Jodie Foster, Werner Herzog or Sheryl Sandberg.
On Being episodes are usually very long (sometimes over two hours) so it can be daunting to start listening if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. I recommend picking an episode at random first before deciding whether or not this is something that interests you; if it does then I highly recommend listening all the way through!
The TED Interview
The TED Interview is a podcast from the TED Conferences, which are devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The podcast features conversations with some of the world’s most remarkable people — from world leaders to revolutionaries, from all walks of life. The topics range from artificial intelligence, medicine and space travel to art and music.
TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. It was founded in 1984 as a conference about technology but has broadened its scope to include areas such as business management, education and development.
TED started out as an annual conference but evolved into a foundation that hosts events around the world aimed at spreading ideas via talks on technology or innovation concepts by innovators in various fields such as science or design
Unlocking Us Podcast with Brene Brown
Unlocking Us Podcast with Brene Brown
This podcast is hosted by Brene Brown, a social science researcher known for her work on vulnerability, shame and authenticity. In this podcast she talks about how to live an authentic life and be more vulnerable. She discusses topics like self-compassion as well as how to deal with stress in your life. The episodes are short so it’s easy to listen when you have time during the day or week!
The benefits of listening to Unlocking Us:
- It will help you understand yourself better
- You’ll learn about your feelings and emotions through stories from other people who have experienced similar things as yourself in their lives. This has helped me understand my own emotions better because I know that I am not alone in feeling the way that I do sometimes – everyone experiences these feelings at some point in time. It also helps put things into perspective when reading/listening about someone else’s experience rather than just trying do this yourself without any feedback from others (which can be difficult).
Unf*ck Your Brain
Unf*ck Your Brain is a podcast hosted by Dave Asprey, who founded the Bulletproof Coffee Company. Asprey is an entrepreneur and author who has spent years researching and experimenting with ways to improve his own health and productivity. In this podcast, he shares his findings in an easy-to-understand way that can help you take charge of your mental fitness and achieve more success in life.
In each episode, Asprey discusses one topic related to brain health like depression or anxiety; explains what it is, how it affects us and what we can do to prevent or treat it; answers listener questions on the topic; interviews guests who have been affected by these issues as well as experts in their field; suggests things listeners can do at home (like yoga) or try out (like meditation apps); reviews books on similar topics; reveals his latest research findings on how certain foods affect our brains; shares stories about times when he used this information to help himself overcome obstacles such as depression or anxiety attacks
Dear Sugars is a podcast where Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond answer questions from listeners.
Cheryl Strayed is an author and columnist whose book Wild was made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Steve Almond is also an author, but he’s known for his fiction rather than his non-fiction work like Cheryl. He’s also the host of the podcast You Must Remember This, which seems to be becoming more popular lately as people seek out more podcasts about history.
Listeners can submit questions anonymously using an online form, or they can call in using voice recordings that are then converted into text for easier reading by those who will be answering them. The show airs twice per week: on Mondays at 11 am Pacific Time (if you live in California) and on Fridays at 8 pm Pacific Time (if you live in New York). There are no hard rules about what types of questions they’ll answer—it depends on what gets submitted!
Black Girl in Om
Black Girl in Om is a podcast that focuses on the experiences of black women in America. The host, Master Ayanna T. Ruxin, is a meditation teacher and life coach who uses her experience as a black woman to help others understand how different struggles can be overcome through self-improvement and mindfulness.
In one episode, she discusses the importance of meditation for achieving your goals by talking about how she meditates every day before work: “When I get up and meditate at 5:30 am every day, my goal is not just to wake up peacefully but also work towards my highest purpose.” In another episode, she talks about how important it is to take care of yourself when dealing with stress or anxiety because “if you’re not taking care of yourself physically… then there’s no way that anything else will happen.”
In addition to providing advice on how people can get started with meditation or achieve their goals through self-improvement or mindfulness techniques (like yoga), Black Girl in Om also offers listeners tips on overcoming depression by learning what causes depression so they can avoid those triggers when possible (such as certain foods).
Sleep With Me
Sleep With Me podcast is a comedy podcast, created by Drew Ackerman, that tells you the story of a man talking you to sleep. The Sleep With Me podcast has been downloaded over 2 million times and has over 300 episodes. The first episode was published in 2013 and it still continues to this day. In each episode, Drew Ackerman takes on a new persona as he tells long stories about his life and interests. He does this while trying to put listeners at ease so they can fall asleep peacefully when they listen to him.
The format of this podcast is simple: There’s no music or sound effects besides ambient noise like birds chirping or cars passing by outside your window—just Drew describing his thoughts aloud while lying down on his bed (or couch), with soft music playing in the background as he talks about whatever happens to be on his mind that evening (which could be anything from why certain colors look more appealing than others to how he feels about some of his favorite TV shows).
In conclusion, these podcasts are a good guide to improving your mental fitness. They can help you improve your mental health and get rid of unwanted thoughts in your head. With the right knowledge and tools, anybody can learn how to do this.