By Leah Vanderveldt
So. Many. Podcasts. And so little time—how can a person wade through all the offerings out there and find the best shows? Whether you want to dive into healthy eating, happiness, sexual health, parenting, or anything else pertaining to wellness, we tapped some of our favorite experts to find out what’s playing in their earbuds.
ONE PART PODCAST
Host and author of the One Part Plant cookbook, Jessica Murnane, tackles a range of topics including women’s health, medical marijuana, and empathy.
THAT’S SO RETROGRADE
Hosts Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari take on seemingly woo-woo topics, aiming to inspire you to look at them in a new way. So if you’re curious about astrology (their episodes with astrologer Ambi Kavanagh are the best) or shamanism, for example, you’ll find plenty here.
Recommended by: Phoebe Lapine (listeners also include Sophia Bush and Sarah Silverman)
Try this episode: The Hunger Games with Kelly LeVeque
Recommended by: Blogger Kate Kordsmeier
Try this episode: Do You Always Ask “Why?” Maybe You’re a Questioner
“Any episode that goes into her Four Tendencies theory fascinates me. I’m a Questioner for sure,” Kordsmeier says.
BY THE BOOK
Curious about all those self-help techniques out there? Tune in: Kristen Meizner and Jolenta Greenberg live by the rules of a self-help book for two weeks and report back with their hilarious and sometimes enlightening experiences.
Recommended by: Gretchen Rubin
Try this episode: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
PARTY IN MY PLANTS PODCAST
Blogger Talia Pollock covers plant-based eating and holistic living via interviews with wellness experts as well as solo episodes.
Try this episode: Life is Short AF. How an Engagement and Cancer Taught Me That
“It’s such a fantastic episode that had me both crying and laughing,” Moreno says.
TALKING IN CIRCLES
In this touching, funny and down-to-earth podcast, author Laura Miller (Raw, Vegan, Not Gross) talks with other creative folks about mental health, depression, anxiety, motherhood and more.
Recommended by: Erica Chidi Cohen, doula, author, co-founder and CEO of reproductive health company LOOM
Try this episode: Elizabeth Laime on Motherhood, Depression and Hallucinogens
LET IT OUT WITH KATIE DALEBOUT
Author and speaker Katie Dalebout goes deep with her guests in interesting and wandering conversations about an array of wellness topics, including journaling (the subject of her book Let it Out), Ayurveda, healthy skin, gratitude and more.
Recommended by: Talia Pollock
RADIO CHERRY BOMBE
From the creators of the eponymous indie food magazine (and cookbook), this podcast is all about women making an impact in the food world.
Recommended by: Blogger, holistic health coach and chef Kelly Ohnona
Try this episode: How to Eat Like a French Girl
“I am French, so obviously I loved this episode,” Ohnona says. “I found it so authentic and funny.”
WANT stands for Women Against Negative Talk. Host Katie Horwitch’s mission is to examine why women are so hard on ourselves and how we can learn to treat ourselves with respect.
Recommended by: Talia Pollock
EARN YOUR HAPPY
TEDx speaker and fitness model Lori Harder explores topics such as biohacking, habits, spirituality and more.
Recommended by: Integrative Nutrition health coach and Clean Plates Collective member Maria Marlowe
Try this episode: Release Your Inner Wild One with Elana Meta
Recommended by: Katie Dalebout
Try this episode: Your New Formula for Manifesting Your Dream Life with Lacy Phillips
THE DR. TAZ SHOW
Integrative health expert, author and Clean Plates Collective member Dr. Taz Bhatia incorporates conventional western medicine, Chinese and functional medicine, Ayurveda, nutrition, and fitness to give holistic health advice. She brings together an array of expert guests to talk about health topics including chronic pain, aging, avoiding environmental toxins, stress, mental health and more.
Recommended by: Kate Kordsmeier
Try this episode: Hormone Secrets: What Your Body is Trying to Tell You
Hosted by entrepreneur and author Sophia Amoruso, this show incorporates topics such as stress, sexual harassment, mental health, individuality and more through interviews with entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, CEOs, and other influential women.
Recommended by: Clean Plates intern Tatiana Hollander-Ho
Try this episode: This Motivational Thought Leader Will Help You Slow The Heck Down
THE TIM FERRISS SHOW
Ferriss, author of books such as Tribe of Mentors and Tools of Titans, has carved out a niche gathering top performers and drilling down into the secrets of their success. In his massively popular podcast, Ferriss interviews celebrities and leaders such as Arianna Huffington, Jamie Foxx, Gretchen Rubin and Tony Robbins.
Recommended by: Celebrity chef, restaurateur and Clean Plates Collective member Jeffrey Zurofsky