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Best Podcasts

Here are my favourite podcasts in the categories of health, nutrition and fitness, personal growth and motivation and blogging and business. I try to listen to a podcast, or at least part of one, most days of the week. I walk a lot to get around so it’s the perfect time to listen. 15 minutes here, 20 minutes, whenever I’m walking I throw one on.

I have a Samsung phone, so I listen to podcasts using the Pocket Casts app, if you’re on Apple, you can listen through iTunes. You can also listen to these directly through the podcasts websites if you don’t have an Apple computer or phone.

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Best Health and Nutrition Podcasts

The Rich Roll Podcast

Probably my favourite podcast for all things nutrition, health, wellness and personal growth. I can’t tell you how many episodes have been life-changing for me. Definitely a must-listen!

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Another favourite of mine. I’ve learned so much listening to The Ultimate Health Podcast. Each episode is jam packed full of so much good stuff. They cover a huge spectrum of nutrition topics as well as health, wellness, fitness and self-improvement.

The Model Health Show

Also one of my favourites. Shawn Stevenson on The Model Health Show is awesome and he covers a huge range of healthy living and nutrition topics. Shawn Stevenson also has an awesome book called Sleep Smarter which I recommend if you’re interested in getting the most out of your sleep for a better body, improved health and more success.

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Kwik Brain is a fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time! Your coach, Jim Kwik (his real name), is the brain & memory trainer to elite mental performers, including many of the world’s leading CEO’s and celebrities. In this easy to digest bite-sized podcast, you will discover Kwik’s favorite shortcuts to read faster, remember more, and ‘supercharge’ your greatest wealth-building asset: your brain.

Fat Burning Man

Abel James answers your questions and interviews thought leaders to transform your body, mind, and life with cutting-edge science and common-sense wisdom. !

Bulletproof Radio

Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?

Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way. Technology has changed the rules. Follow along as Dave Asprey and guests provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life.

Primal Potential Podcast

The Primal Potential Podcast is the anti-diet approach to mastering fat loss NATURALLY. Everyone knows they should eat better and exercise regularly but Primal Potential talks about strategy for the tough stuff – HOW to overcome emotional eating, hormonal imbalances, unhealthy habits and your all-or-nothing dieting mindset. Each week we tackle a mainstream myth or challenge, we talk about weight loss facts, strategies and practical solutions for implementation. Primal Potential is here to help you lose weight, get healthy and master fat loss NATURALLY.

Best Fitness Podcasts

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Get into the science of fitness, health and nutrition. I’ve learned so much from this podcast and I would also recommend Ben Greenfield’s book Beyond Training if you’re interested in bio-hacking and mastering endurance, health and life.

Fit Man Project

The Fitman Project Podcast focuses on uncovering the health and fitness habits and routines of the most successful people on the planet. We dive into the journeys and struggles of the most interesting people from all walks of life. Your host Josiah Novak tackles the biggest topics in health and fitness today.

She Thrives Radio

No matter if you are just dipping a toe into the beginning of your health journey, if you’re searching for motivation or insight for your personal growth, or if you’re a serial goal-crusher looking for an extra push or new ideas, there’s something for you here. We chat about a range of topics, from fitness and health, self care and body image, to mindset and lifestyle shifts that can change everything. Find and embrace your strength, feel your best, and live the life you are capable of.

The Health & Fitness Podcast by InnerFight

InnerFight’s Marcus Smith is a high performance coach that gets results. In his podcast he talks performance with a range of people. From some of the worlds leading health and fitness gurus to those searching to get more out of their life.

No Meat Athlete Podcast

Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Nicole Antoinette, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen. NMA Radio is brought to you by Athletic Greens.

Brute Strength Podcast

All about fitness, competition and lifestyle. If you’re an athlete and interested in athletic performance and mindset, there are some excellent episodes on these topics.

Total Human Optimization Podcast

Achieve peak performance in everyday life. Learn mindset, diet, supplement and fitness regimens from the brightest minds and strongest athletes in the world.

The Boom Boom Performance Podcast

The Boom Boom Performance Podcast is a show created to help people fully understand what it takes to master the mind and the body. Cody “Boom Boom” McBroom is a coach out of Seattle, Washington dedicated to debunking fitness and nutrition myths, providing real solutions to better your body and performance, helping others create a more powerful mindset, and most importantly – giving as much free content away as possible! Boom Boom Performance is a movement – focused on creating impact and real change.

Pursuing Heath with Julie Foucher

Julie Foucher is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete, medical student, and member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. Her passion lies in combining what she has learned through CrossFit and medicine to inspire and empower others to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Every other Tuesday she highlights influential and inspiring individuals who use lifestyle to support optimal health.

Forging Unbreakable Humans

Steph Gaudreau from Stupid Easy Paleo interviews the best experts in fitness, nutrition, sleep, and mindset so you can apply their lessons to optimizing your own health and wellness. Discover how to improve your health using a multi-faceted, holistic approach so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy in life instead of being a slave to diet and exercise. Steph weaves her science teaching experience with her holistic nutritionist training and years as a competitive athlete into a rich tapestry supplemented by the experiences of her expert guests to bring you a useful show. Topics range from paleo, primal, real food nutrition, weightlifting, CrossFit, mobility, interval training, fitness, personal development, mindset work, meditation, sleep, stress management and more to help you dial in your lifestyle.

Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, they dive deep into various aspects of being an athlete & maximizing your potential.

Best Motivational and Personal Growth Podcasts

Gary Vaynerchunk Podcast

On this podcast you’ll find a mix of my #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats I’ve given, as well as new and current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!

Joe Rogan Podcast

I can’t do all of Joe Rogan’s podcasts but there are some gems in there for sure. I loved the one with Henry Rollins if you’re looking for a good one.

Increase Your Impact with Justin Su’a

I like this one for quick, 5 minutes motivational boosters when you don’t have much time to listen.

The Tim Ferris Show

A mix of shorter and longer episodes up to 2 hours in length but many must-listen, game-changing episodes on topics from entrepreneurship, to finances, to performance, to fitness, personal growth, nutrition and more. A must-listen.

 I’m Not You Sports Motivation Podcast

I’m Not You by Niyi Sobo is like a good kick in the pants to get over yourself and crush it in all aspects of life. There are a ton of amazing episodes and interviews with all sorts of inspiration people.

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

Probably the only podcast I’ve ever cried listening too. Haha. Lots of good stuff on self-empowerment, mindset and more.

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Excellent mixture of short motivational podcasts and longer, interview-style episodes with great guests. Impact Theory has some of my favourite podcast episodes ever for getting fired up!

Aubrey Marcus

AMP is about the idea of bringing balance back into a world that is increasingly polarized, and a sense of tribe back to a people growing increasingly solipsistic.

The Lively Show with Jess Lively

The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to uplift, inspire and add a little extra intention to your everyday. Episodes touch on various aspects of our lives including possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career. Entrepreneurship and online business also appear from time to time.

The Good Life Project

Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.

Lewis Howes School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is a NYT bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.

One Part Podcast with Jessica Murnane

Author and creator of the One Part Plant movement, Jessica Murnane, asks the tough questions you’re already thinking in this weekly podcast. Each week she brings conversations with some of the biggest names in in food, wellness, business, and design. Hear revealing stories of successes & setbacks, sweet motivational secrets, and a whole lot of actionable advice.

Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions

Inspirational episodes around 30 minutes in length that focus on many of the concepts from Robin’s books. Always an inspiriting listen.

Best Blogging and Business Podcasts

Become a Pro-Blogger with Darren Rowse

Quick and practical tips for all things blogging.

Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn

An excellent podcast about anything you could possibly want to learn about making money online. If you’re intersted in YouTube, selling services or products online, affiliate marketing, email marketing, blogging, e-books and everything in between, this is a must-listen.

The Goaldigger Podcast

 The live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses, so you can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.

Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

John Lee Dumas chats with todays most successful Entrepreneurs. Pat Flynn, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk are just 5 of the over 1800 interviews to date. EOFire was created for YOU, the Entrepreneur, Side-Preneur, Solo-Preneur and Small Business Owner. If you’re looking for ACTIONABLE advice during your daily commute, workout, or ‘me’ time, JLD brings the HEAT. Each episode details the journey of a successful Entrepreneur who shares their WORST Entrepreneurial moment and lessons learned, an AH-HA moment and how they turned that idea into success, and much more.

Screw the 9 to 5 Podcast

Jill and Josh Stanton are a couple of wanderlusters and lifestyle business owners hell-bent on helping 9-to-5’ers take their day job and transform it into an online business. In this show Jill and Josh dish out actionable tips, answer your burning business questions and speak to other online entrepreneurs who have taken their 9-to-5’s and used them to create the business of their dreams. It’s a mix of valuable business advice, candid interviews, stories from the trenches and a curse word thrown in here and there for good measure.

Pursuit with Purpose Podcast

This podcast by entrepreneur Melyssa Griffin is all about how to bring meaning and fulfillment into your life. Each episode features interviews with inspiring people who are doing work that brings them happiness and creates an impact in the world.