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These Top Podcasts Will Nourish Your Mind and Soul

Picture of Nadia Elysse
US Editorial Team Lead
Updated: 20 April 2017
Podcasts aren’t just for entertainment anymore. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation or even just a safe place to share what’s ailing you, podcasts have become the new platform for all things mental health. These, in particular, may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin

The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.”

The Friend Zone

“Every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth, and mental hygiene…because who in the hell wants a musty brain?”

Twitter: @FriendZonePod
Twitter: @FriendZonePod

On Air with Ella

“This show is for anyone who wants to feel better, look better, live better and have some fun on the way. Ella interviews experts on wellness, personal growth, performance, real food nutrition, fitness, mindset, confidence…anything to help you get more out of your life…NOW.”

On Being

On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week is a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday.”

Call Your Girlfriend

Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman and produced by Gina Delvac […] We’re highbrow and lowbrow, unapologetically feminist, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from menstrual cycles to workplace dramas.”

Twitter: @callyrgf
Twitter: @callyrgf

Strangers by Lea Thau

“Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were.”

That’s So Retrograde

“A wellness podcast by Elizabeth Kott & Stephanie Simbari — two Los Angeles based ladies taking it day by day, juice by juice & one conscious haphazard convo at a time.”

The Core Podcast

The Core is all about personal development and encouraging all of you who listen to do the inner work in an effort to be a better version of yourselves. Exploring topics such as self-love, personal growth, love + relationships, career advice, spirituality and more.”