I have had an iPhone for about 8 years, but it was only recently that I clicked that purple Podcasts app for the first time, and I can’t believe it took me so long! I am now hooked. I listen to podcasts whilst driving, whilst walking along the river, as I am doing the weekly food shop (especially if it is really busy and I need to ‘zone out’), while I am doing a home workout, and always, always when cooking dinner. So I have put together a list of the podcasts you should be listening to right now if, like me, you enjoy fitness, health and humour.
The Rich Roll Podcast
This was the first podcast I subscribed to after seeing Rich Roll on a Netflix documentary, where his accomplishments as a plant-based ultra athlete were described. I tend to skip the first 10 minutes of the podcast as there is always a long introduction featuring some adverts, but once it gets going, the conversations he has with guests from various backgrounds (typically health-related, both physical and mental) are both meaningful and informative.
The WheyBox Podcast
This is a new podcast led by fitness influencer Tally Rye. She featured on my best Instagram accounts post, and, as I wrote there, she speaks to you as though she is your best friend. She is extremely natural at interviewing people and really keeps the conversation going. There has only been one episode so far, but I am confident I am going to continue to enjoy listening to her talking to other professionals in the health and fitness industry.
I don’t really know if this is officially a podcast, as it just seems to just be TED YouTube videos, but its on the app, so I have included it here. As it features talks which can have visual material, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to follow if you don’t look at the screen, but I generally find I can get most of the information just from listening. Researchers and doctors share recent breakthroughs related to health, and I have so far enjoyed learning about telomeres, gut health and how we might sleep better in the future.
The Doctor’s Kitchen
This is another new podcast by someone I follow on Instagram. The Doctor’s Kitchen is Dr Rupy Aujla, an NHS doctor who believes that food is the most important health intervention anyone can make. How refreshing to listen to a medical doctor with deep knowledge of nutrition!
My Dad Wrote a Porno
I obviously left the best ‘til last! This podcast is hilarious. Jamie Morton’s dad has written a porno and he has decided to read out each chapter to the world. I just spent an hour walking along the river listening and laughing out loud to the first few episodes. Thanks Jamie!
Which podcasts do you think I should be listening to? Let me know in the comments below.