10 health podcasts for your morning commute

Written by Akers Editorial

If you haven’t hopped on the podcast train yet, here are a few to get your addiction started.

Story: Victoria Schlabig

The goop Podcast’

Gwenyth Paltrow started the goop lifestyle brand in 2008, promoting a clean lifestyle and providing “new-age” advice. “The goop Podcast” speaks with leading thinkers and culture-changers, from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers, aiming to start new conversations. 

‘Diet Starts Tomorrow’

Co-founders of the Betches franchise, Aleen Kuperman and Samantha Fishbein, discuss wellness, weight loss, mental health and fitness from the realistic perspective of working women who understand the struggle. They talk about the real psychological and emotional effects that Instagram and social media have on how we view our bodies and our lives. 

‘Becoming Wise’

Excerpts are taken from hundreds of conversations with influential and wise individuals. This podcast offers discovery and depth in the amount of time it takes to make your morning cup of coffee.

‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’

Comedian Paul Gilmartin invites actors, friends, comedians and the occasional health professional to discuss the reality of mental illness, anxiety, depression and trauma, all of which are commonplace within the comedy community. 

‘The Wellness Mama Podcast’

If you’re into holistic health or want to know more about it, you’ll appreciate Katie Wells’ “Wellness Mama Podcast.” She aims to give families realistic solutions to everyday problems. She talks about food, stress, sleep, fitness, natural living, DIY, parenting and other health tips. The weekly podcast invites guests like doctors, experts and others who work in the health field to discuss problems faced by every family. 

‘This Podcast Will Kill You’

Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allman Updyke tackle different diseases from their history to their biology and address how scared you should be. Each episode explores a new topic and the Erins make infectious disease acceptable for dinner-party conversation.


Host Taylor Quimby uses investigative journalism to do a deep dive into the origin and evolution of infectious diseases, with an estimated 300,000 new cases every year. Taylor himself has experienced the trials and tribulations of the complicated disease. Season One looks into the myths, mystery and reality of Lyme disease, and how it survives and thrives in certain ecosystems. 

‘TEDTalks Health’

Researchers, doctors and other professionals discuss everything from medical breakthroughs to healthy habits on the TEDTalks stage at events around the world. 

‘Ed Mylett Show’

Entrepreneur Ed Mylett welcomes guests to the show where they discuss ideas, strategies and tactics to improving and transforming your life, whether it be your body, mind, business or family. 

‘Life Kit: All Guides’

NPR’s collection of “Life Kit” podcasts includes money, parenting, health and more, offering subsections of each where you can find tips on all of these topics. It’s a lifestyle podcast that can help with things like “Exercise: Learn to Love (or at Least Like) It,” “Find Money You Didn’t Know You Had,” “Parenting: Difficult Conversations” and even “How to Make Friends.” That said, “Life Kit: All Guides” puts all of those podcasts in one place where people of any age can find what they’re looking for.  

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