Summer Innanen’s podcast and website have helped me more than any other resource to overcome body image issues and disordered eating behavior. Listening to Fearless Rebelle Radio is largely responsible for my ability to see my body for what it is capable of rather than what it looks like. Summer shares a critical and impactful message, all while being hilarious, entertaining, and one of the most likeable people I have ever listened to. On top of that, she interviews some pretty awesome guests. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who has struggled with body image at any point in life, or who would just like some really great advice on how to rock everything about yourself.
Hosted by an ex-meditation skeptic, the 10% Happier podcast offers an accessible approach to the topic of meditation. Dan Harris interviews people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, professions, and schools of thought about their meditation practices. The guests are always fascinating and I learn something new and valuable every time I listen. Listening to this podcast has also helped me commit to a daily meditation practice, something that I have been trying for years with varying levels of success.
This podcast made 5 hours of driving feel like nothing. My husband and I listened part of the way from Seattle to Portland and all the way back, through hours of traffic jams. We were both hooked within the first 10 minutes. NPR’s Invisibilia is described as being “about the invisible forces that control human behavior – Ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions.” Each episode covers incredible scientific topics, paired with narratives about people and experiences, many of which are quite extraordinary. Always captivating, Invisibilia is a podcast I could listen to nonstop.
Listening to the The Rich Roll Podcast was the catalyst that sent me back to a plant-based diet after years of paleo. I first heard about Rich Roll when I was devoted to a strict paleo diet. He was interviewed on a paleo podcast called Underground Wellness Radio, on which Sean Croxton grilled him pretty intensely about the supposed problems with veganism. I immediately went to check out Rich’s own podcast and was hooked from the first episode I heard. Rich Roll is a vegan athlete and his podcasts guests often talk about their own vegan journeys and lifestyles. However, many guests are not vegan and share their stories of athletic endeavors or other incredible life experiences. Rich is a master of the long-form interview and every single episode is unbelievably engaging. A constant on runs and when commuting, this podcast is easily one of my most-listened-to.
This is a bit of a relic from my paleo days, but one that I continue to enjoy. I am a huge fan of Liz Wolfe, and I really enjoy listening to her and Diane Sanfilippo talk every week. They definitely ascribe to paleo-type diets, but are huge proponents of dietary flexibility and don’t disparage other ways of eating. Liz in particular has expressed understanding for why people choose to follow plant-based diets. Both of these women have a lot of really great perspective on business, nutrition, safe skin care, macronutrients, and a variety of other topics. They are also thoroughly entertaining and likable. About a year into my plant-based journey, I still look forward to listening to the Balanced Bites Podcast every Thursday. Definitely worth checking out, whatever your dietary inclinations.