2020 research has shown that the average podcast listener listens to 7 different shows in an average week. I am a big fan of podcasts. I mainly listen to them when I am walking home from work and when I go out for a walk in the evening after dinner. While I am fond of listening to a variety of different topics and speakers, there are a few podcasts that I will return to again and again.
If you’re looking for 7 podcasts to listen to this week, here are my recommendations.
The Waiting Room
Dr Alex George stole my heart when he joined Love Island in 2018 and now I’m only thrilled to know that he hosts a podcast. The Waiting Room sees Dr Alex interviewing a host of different people with various experiences and occupations all, in one way or another, relating to health. Our own Roz Purcell made it to The Waiting Room and I highly recommend listening to that episode which touches on eating disorders and finding happiness in your true self.
Creative Women International
I started listening to this podcast the morning after I found out that my current job was at risk. I listening to the second podcast of the series and I was left with one key message – always have three streams of income. That way, you’re reducing your risk of have zero income. Thankfully, I have three streams, albeit some better than others!
This podcast was created to help women develop their inner creative and develop their business or career in the creative industry. Other episodes I’m looking forward to listening to include “How to get your dream job” and “How to discover what creative career you want”.
Girls with Goals by Her
Presented by Niamh Maher, Girls with Goals is making a big name for itself as each week brings another awesome story about awesome women.
My favourite episodes to date have been episode #70 (The Nurses and Midwives Share their Story) and a bonus feature on the “hockey legends” that are the Irish Women’s Hockey Team. Each episode is between 30-60 minutes meaning you can always find one to fit the length of time you have available.
The Real Health Podcast by Karl Henry
Each week Karl releases a new episode in which the listener is provided with practical, no-nonsense tips on improving health and keeping well. At the end of each podcast, you are guaranteed to take out your earphones with a health-focused “to do” list. Thanks Karl.
My favourite episode to date is an old one but it has to be that in which Karl interviewed Psychologist Allison Keating to discuss the seven relationships in our lives that can define our whole lives. This episode was aired on 28th September 2018.
Letters from a Hopeful Creative by Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington
In each episode, Sara and Jen share a letter from a “hopeful creative” who is looking for advice and guidance. The topic is often business-orientated including topics such as motivation, comparison and goal-setting.
My favourite episode to date was aired on 5th August 2018 when a hopeful creative sought advise on turning their blog into a business. This one really resonated with me as I run my blog as a hobby but it got me thinking about how I could make it more than just that. Watch this space.
Fit and Fearless by Tally, Zanna and Vic aka The Girl Gains
These three ladies speak to the listener about all things fitness-related including body confidence and mental health, the different types of exercises that are out there and the dreaded “testosterzone” in the gym. In each episode you can expect the girls to bust some of the crazy myths that are circulating in relation to health and fitness.
My favourite episode from the girls was aired on the 6th September 2018. They interviewed Dr Megan Rossie to discuss gut health and what we can do to keep our tummies happy.
The Food Medic by Dr Hazel Wallace
Hazel is a medical doctor as well as a blogger, personal trainer and writer. In each episode, Hazel interviews experts in their field, discussing important topics such as gut health with Dr Megan Rossie (yes you may have noticed I enjoy this topic), gynae health with Gynae Geek and stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.
My favourite episode was aired on 25th June 2018 when Hazel interviewed a geneticist to discuss the role our genes have when it comes to obesity. Is it nature, nurture or a combination of both?
If you prefer listening to audiobooks, as opposed to podcasts, check out my reading list. I’ve including some audiobook recommendations at the bottom.
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