Did you know there are over 850,000 podcasts available? According to The Guardian, about 12.5% of us in the UK (about 7.1 million people) listen to podcasts weekly, up 58% in the past two years. During lockdowns, the BBC has reported record listening figures to their podcasts.
Why? Podcasts and radio can make us feel more connected during socially distant times. As lockdown loneliness grows, what could be better than tuning into some chats for inspiration? Another great feature of podcasts is that you can also multitask while listening to them – when you are cooking or taking your daily exercise you can learn something new. With this in mind, we pick three podcasts to get you started this week.
The Health Podcast: Ted Health
Any TED Talk fans will love this podcast focusing on health and wellness. All TED Health podcasts are under 20-minutes and uncover topics such as what exercise does to your brain, smart habits and breaking medical news. Aren’t we all focused on our health more than ever right now?
The Wellness Podcast: Feel Better. Live More.
It’s the no.1 podcast in the UK and Europe for a reason. Dr Rangan Chatterjee helps his listeners be “the architect of your own health. Because when you feel better, you live more.” New episodes are released every Wednesday and a bite-sized version every Friday. One of his most popular podcasts recently was his conversation with Dr Edith Eger, a Holocaust survivor – on how to discover inner power. This compelling podcast is one we could benefit from listening to.
The Community Podcast: Woman’s Hour
Emma Barnett, the new Woman’s Hour presenter, totally owns the show and has given it a refresh for the better – she is our friend throughout lockdown, covering the news, women’s issues and providing community insight. She even got a letter from Her Majesty The Queen, who described Woman’s Hour as a “friend, guide and advocate for women everywhere.” Anita Rani will also join as a presenter on Friday’s. The show is live on Radio 4 and the podcast format is available on BBC Sounds. No stone is unturned when Emma gets going.
VQ Together is our health and wellbeing offering. We’re here to support you and your employees throughout the pandemic and beyond. If you’d like a free 15-minute chat with one of our practitioners – contact us.