Podcasts & Books

6 Of The Best Wellness Podcasts You Should Be Chilling Out To

By Jessica Best
26th Sep 2019


In case you’ve been out of the podcast loop, wellness is the new true-crime. And though speculating on all things mysterious is fun, it uses a heap of brain energy which can be hard to restore back to those fresh morning feels (you know the ones).

So you can spend more time chilling out and winding down, we’ve lined up a sling of easy listens which span meditation, short-fiction and a hybrid culture-wellness podcast you’ll no doubt get addicted to.

Here are all the best wellness podcasts to get around.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, just so everyone can go about their day? Terrible, Thanks For Asking is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.


This gem is one of the best low-lit podcasts around. An OG allrounder, Headspace is the music-guided app if you want to clear your head of all that’s keeping you awake. With playlists on self-meditation, stress control and sleep training—yes, it’s a thing—it’s the ideal place to start if your lack of sleep derives from pesky daily stresses.

That’s So Retrograde

Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari have been coined “the Ab Fab of the new age” with good reason. Effortlessly merging pop culture and wellness, the ladies of That’s So Retrograde seek out their most authentic selves, one mistake—or mindful awakening—at a time, while graciously bringing their listeners along for the ride.


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The Minimalist

Previously big corporate juggernauts who were discontent even with some of the most glamourous assets in life, in this podcast, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus chat all things minimalist. Here, that doesn’t necessarily mean living with less and less ie. living with “less than 100 things” or no TV. It means finding freedom. Freedom from being overwhelmed, freedom from guilt and freedom from consumer culture. Episodes go through decluttering questions, how to improve your sleep and how to conquer negative thoughts.

Getting Curious

As the star of the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones and acclaimed podcast Getting Curious, Jonathan Van Ness has become known for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. Van Ness takes listeners through all the important stuff we should be talking about including climate change, techno-chauvinism and even sunscreen.

Sleep With Me

Creator Drew Ackerman spearheaded the slow-lit movement with his now-famous Sleep With Me podcast. A literal snore-fest, Ackerman’s dulcet tones have the ability to send even the most anxious sleeper into a blissful slumber.

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