Written By Spike O'Connell - 1st July 2022
Self help podcasts have grown in popularity in the last few years and more and more have found their way onto multiple podcast streaming platforms. Helping to boost confidence and increase positivity, listening to a self help podcast can be quite beneficial. However, with so many out there, it’s not always easy to find the right one for you!
We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favourite self help podcasts to listen to, that have a range of lengths and topic focuses. Make sure you subscribe to your favourites to be kept up to date with the latest releases.
Yale professor, Dr Laurie Santos, helps to change the way people think about happiness, using scientific research and inspiring stories. Each episode, ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour, dives deep into different topics including “how to handle change” and “treating the pain of a broken heart”. ‘The Happiness Lab’ has been highly rated by listeners, calling it “awesome, actionable, and science based” and “life-changing”. Ready to listen to ‘The Happiness Lab’? Head to Spotify, Apple, Audible and many other podcast services.
Taking on a different angle and looking to celebrate what goes wrong instead, the ‘How To Fail’ podcast is a great listen. Broadcaster and journalist, Elizabeth Day, talks to a new guest every week and dives into their failures and how they can succeed better. The ‘How To Fail’ podcast is another podcast that has been highly recommended by listeners, calling it “amazing and always so refreshing”, “now on my must-listen list” and “full of wonderful, fallible humans”. Listen to the ‘How To Fail’ Podcast, available on Spotify and iTunes.
Rated as the #1 health podcast in Europe, the ‘Feel Better, Live More’ podcast is an empowering podcast aiming for you to become the “architect of your own health”. With guests including Claudia Hammond, Ryan Holiday and Joe Wicks, Dr. Chatterjee talks about “facilitating discussions with a mix of scientific scepticism and New Age optimism”. Episodes range from 15 minutes to 2 hours, covering topics that are relatable to a range of people. Listeners have found this podcast really helpful, with reviews such as “inspiring”, “extremely interesting” and “uplifting”. ‘Feel Better, Live More’ with Dr. Chatterjee is available to listen to on Spotify and the Dr. Chatterjee website.
Looking into women’s unique experiences in leadership roles, the ‘Redefining Ambitions’ podcast by The Women’s Network speaks to women in different industries about their careers. It discusses the stepping stones they took to get where they are today, including both the good and bad, personally and professionally. If you are looking for a podcast that inspires, helps to demonstrate the power of ambition and gives you the raw truth of women’s experiences in leadership roles, we highly recommend that you check the ‘Redefining Ambitions’ podcast out. It is available to listen to on Spotify.
Unlock parts of you with the ‘Unlocking Us’ podcast by Brené Brown. For the last 20 years, Brené has studied emotions and experiences, bringing purpose and meaning to people's lives. With guests such as Ashley Brown Ruiz, Scott Sonenshein and Viola Davis, check out the ‘Unlocking Us’ podcast and “unlock the deep human part of who we are”. Fans of the podcast have called it a “fantastic resource through lockdown” and “gut-level honesty”. Listen to the ‘Unlocking Us’ podcast on Spotify.
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