At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, we’ve become huge fans of a variety of podcasts in the last few years. And we’re not the only ones. According to recent 2016 statistics, a fifth of Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month – compared to only 9% in 2008.
The problem is, with thousands of podcasts available, how do you choose which ones to listen to? That’s why we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a mishmash of healthy podcasts that cover food, wellness, fitness, lifestyle and mindfulness. Leap in, subscribe, and let us know if we’ve missed any of your faves!
And so here is our list of podcasts you best start subscribing to!
31 Best Health Podcasts
Ultimate Health Podcast
This healthy podcast, co-hosted by holistic nutritionist Marni Wasserman and chiropractor Dr. Jesse Chappus, dig into a wide range of health-related topics like nutrition, superfoods, fitness, meditation and spirituality. They’re also fantastic interviewers – we’re biased, but we love this episode with ACN founder and director Meghan Telpner.
In this podcast by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, she offers bite-sized and manageable advice for creating more happiness in our lives. We love the interplay she has with her co-host and sister Gretchen, who is often reluctantly goaded into taking on a variety of productivity projects and tasks that will boost happiness.
Let It Out with Katie Dalebout
We love Katie’s enthusiasm for healthy living, whether she’s talking about love, health, body image, creativity or relationships. We appreciate her frank and fun conversations with a variety of experts, bloggers, celebs and comedians, and hearing other people tell their stories.
The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast
This new podcast comes from two of our favourite Paleo bloggers, Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt. It’s intended to be a companion guide to their autoimmune wellness handbook, but you don’t need a copy to listen to them dropping knowledge and advice for healing autoimmune conditions, or listening to their interviews with experts.
The Art of Epic Wellness
Want to get healthier, but have trouble putting the steps in place to actually do it? This podcast can help. It features habits, rituals and plans you can use to devise an actionable plan for your wellness journey.
We’ve all heard the expression ‘You are what you eat.’ Well, Katie Bowman advocates for ‘You are how you move.’ It’s no secret that in North America we live sedentary lives – and Katie helps motivate us to get moving and shaking with her podcast about how natural movements can help improve our health.
Daniel Vitalis is one of our favourite health advocates and with this podcast, he helps us tap into our instincts and free ourselves from the harmful effects of the modern world.
The Minimalists Podcast
As life gets more complicated, many of us are leaning toward consuming less and focusing on the things that truly matter. In this podcast, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodermus – two six-figure execs who left it all behind to embrace minimalism – share their wisdom so we can live a meaningful life, too.
On Air with Ella
This podcast combines the best of both worlds: fun and practicality. Ella interviews a wide variety of fitness, nutrition and wellness experts that help us stay on track and enjoy the process.
The Lively Show
In the midst of a busy week, sometimes we forget to live each day with intention. That’s why we like this weekly podcast, which reminds us how we can incorporate focus and meaning every single day to live a better life.
The Crave Cast
We all have our cravings, whether it’s for salty snacks, sugary sweets or something much deeper, like good relationships or a better career. Alex Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire, offers us insight in her podcast to help us figure out our true cravings and desires, and how we can satisfy those cravings in order to live a healthy life.
Food Psych Podcast
This is an amazing podcast for anyone who has ever struggled with food, dieting and body image. Christy helps us make peace with food by talking with experts about body image, eating disorders, nutrition, self-compassion and self-care.
This podcast, hosted by writers and editors of Mother Jones magazine, is an incredibly thought-provoking and entertaining podcast that delves into the backstories of how food ends up on our plates. A must-listen for those who have a passion for the politics and science of food.
The Model Health Show
This is one of the top-rated healthy podcasts on iTunes, and with good reason. It’s an entertaining podcast that takes a no-holds-barred approach to a wide variety of topics. We also appreciate how Shawn Stevens, the podcast host, delivers complex topics in an easy-to-understand way.
Revolution Health Radio
Chris Kresser’s website is one of our go-tos for evidence-based health information, and this podcast is an extension of what he shares on his site. It investigates common health myths and offers a plethora of tips and advice to help us prevent common diseases.
Tipping Point Nutrition Podcast (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
Culinary nutrition expert Krishn Makwana and his wife Joanne host this fabulous podcast, where they offer us simple tips to help us eat better, move more and live well. They truly are a power knowledge duo!
Food Blogger Pro Podcast
Add this to your playlist if you’re interested in learning how to create a successful and profitable food blog. From developing content to working with brands to maintaining productivity and more, this podcast interviews guests in-depth about actionable steps you can take to blog better.
The Tim Ferriss Show
This podcast, hosted by Tim Ferriss of the well-known book The 4-Hour Workweek, is one of the highest rated business podcasts. Each week, Tim dissects highly successful professions and distills them into tools and tactics we can apply in our own lives and businesses. A weekly dose of pure inspiration!
This podcast, specifically designed for health and wellness online entrepreneurs, shares a variety of strategies you can use to build a thriving online business. Every week, host Amanda Cook interviews an established wellness entrepreneur who offers tips to build an online presence and mobilize an active tribe. We feel inspired after every episode!
Grub: A Podcast About Food
This new podcast is definitely one to watch. It focuses on food stories and interviews with acclaimed guests from around the world who are carving a special niche in the food scene.
Women are changing the world, and this podcast interviews amazing women who are willing to share exactly how they are making it happen. Each guest is completely frank about their challenges and tactics, leaving us feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference right away.
The School of Greatness
We all want to be great, right? This podcast offers an astounding amount of awesomeness inspiration as bestselling author Lewis Howes interviews incredibly successful people and taps into their minds to help us become greater, too.
Take Out with Ashley and Robyn
We’re big fans of nutrition + food experts Ashley Koff and Robyn O’Brien, and we’re thrilled that they’ve paired up to record this motivating podcast. They believe that it takes a village to build better health – and so do we. Each week, they interview a span of community members – from teachers to food makers to grandparents – to show how we all can take responsibility to raise one another up.
One Part Podcast
This twice-weekly podcast is a fun mix of advice, inspiration and motivation. Host Jessica Murnane does a fantastic job interviewing a mix of wellness, food, fashion and design experts. We always end up feeling motivated and inspired after listening to this one!
Tara is one of our favourite meditation and spirituality teachers, and her incredibly popular podcast helps us feel centered, grounded, calm and ready for whatever life may throw our way.
Hay House Meditations Podcast
If you’re interested in healthy living, you’ve likely picked up a book from Hay House Publishers. Now they’ve taken to the airwaves offering guided meditations from a variety of authors. This is a great option for those of you who’d like to meditate, but need someone taking you on the journey.
Awaken Radio Podcast
Fear can hold us back in so many ways – and we all want to know that we’re not alone in the way we feel. This podcast hosted by Connie Chapman is honest and vulnerable, and the conversations she has with guests about health, spirituality and self-love will leave you feeling raw but ready to embrace your fears and push yourself towards greatness.
Food 52 is one of our go-to sites for culinary recipes, tips and advice, and this podcast is an eclectic mix of content that doesn’t make it to the website. From creating a vegan pantry to entertaining tips from Nigella Lawson to what to serve famed food writer Ruth Reichl for dinner, you’ll be amused and inspired by giving this one a listen.
The Splendid Table
This National Public Radio podcast is a thoughtful and intelligent podcast that features interviews with writers, producers and food personalities that all share a wild passion for food and its ability to bring us all together. You won’t regret any time spent listening to this one.
Gluten-Free School Podcast
We’re huge advocates for gluten-free living and eating (our entire culinary nutrition expert program is gluten-free), so we love this practical and honest guide to living a simple and healthful gluten-free life.
High Intensity Health
Mike Mutzel interviews cutting-edge experts in this podcast that definitely challenges us to take our health to the next level! We love this podcast because it offers us the inside scoop on all of the ways we can maximize our wellness, from nutrition to fitness to mental health.