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​Best mindfulness podcasts 2020: chill out with these de-stressing words

Whatever your taste, these shows will help you live in the moment.

​Best mindfulness podcasts 2020: chill out with these de-stressing words

Mindfulness is something of a buzzword at the minute. But don’t let that put you off, because there’s a lot of reason behind this particular trend.

Living in the moment and avoiding overthinking are just two small parts of the journey to practicing mindfulness, which is where this round-up of the best mindfulness podcasts comes in.


With so many podcasts, apps and countless pieces of advice to be found all over the internet, it’s about time someone collated a short and sweet list to make your mindfulness journey easier.


Here you’ll find 10 of the best from across the world, including The Overwhelmed Brain, Headspace’s podcast series and The Couragemakers. It’s an eclectic mix.


Some are meditative, while others are a mixture of round table discussions, casual chats and experts speaking from their own experiences. There’s also one in there for younger listeners, after all, it’s never too early to get the little ones away from the screen and living in the moment.


So, without further ado, these are the mindfulness podcasts worth subscribing to.



Best mindfulness podcasts

Best mindfulness podcasts

1. ​Headspace

Listen now on Headspace

Probably the most well known name when it comes to mindfulness apps, Headspace also has a rather handy podcast that can be found on their site. Covering everything up to and including stress, exercise and happiness, this is well rounded podcast that even includes round-ups including guided walk suggestions and round table discussions.

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2. ​The Overwhelmed Brain

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Covering all manner of subjects - from toxic relationships to anxiety and stress - The Overwhelmed Brain is a podcast for those looking to ask questions and delve deeper into the human psyche. A self-help podcast by Paul Colaianni, it’s definitely an interesting listen for those looking to understand why humans are programmed to think the way we do.

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3. ​The Couragemakers

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Created by Meg Kissack, this is a podcast for the dreamers and creatives out there looking to do something a little different with their lives. Released every monday, this podcast contains chats about life, inspiring stories and novel experiences that combine to create a truly interesting and encouraging listen.

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The result of a lifestyle blogger and a psychotherapist joining forces to create a self-help podcast, Selfie is the vision of Sarah James and Kristen Howerton. Delving into the everyday topics we often overlook, including ‘Why don’t I eat the way I should?’ and ‘How do I get enough sleep?’, this is a conversational podcast that covers both the silly and the serious. It’s also well worth a listen if you’re into interesting, informative listens.

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5. ​The Mindful Podcast

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

A combination of mindfulness meditation and practice, this podcast is a great introduction to the subject. With chats about where exactly the road to mindfulness will lead and also point of view conversations around the subject itself, this is a great podcast to keep you in the moment. It’s also the ideal way to notice the smaller day-to-day details you might otherwise find yourself overlooking.

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6. ​The Anxiety Guy

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

This is a podcast born out of personal experience. Created by Dennis Simsek, a former professional tennis player who spent six years struggling with a panic disorder and health anxiety, he is now a life coach hoping to help others learn from his experiences. Covering topics including depression, how to handle stress and issues surrounding anxiety, this is a podcast well worth listening to.

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7. ​The OneMind Podcast

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

The world’s a busy old place, so is there really time to squeeze meditation into your daily routine? The answer is a resounding yes. A combination of interviews with meditation teachers and those who simply enjoy practicing, this podcast is a great way of integrating the art of meditation into your everyday life.

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8. ​The Daily Meditation Podcast

Listen now on Spotify

Designed for those who just don’t have enough hours in the day, this daily podcast lasts exactly 8-minutes and is short enough to squeeze into even the tightest of schedules. Hosted by meditation teacher, Mary Meckley, the podcast aims to help increase focus, decrease stress and leave listeners feeling altogether more relaxed.

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If you’re looking for short, calming podcasts that are an easy listen and ideal for integrating into your child’s bedtime routine, then Peace Out is an ideal option. Made up of short stories that are perfect for both adults looking to teach mindfulness and children wishing to listen to a story, these short but sweet listens are a great introduction to the concept.

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10. ​The Ezra Klein Show

Listen now on Apple Podcasts

Produced by Vox and presented by, you guessed it, Ezra Klein, this podcast looks into precisely what makes humans tick. Ever wondered why certain people rise to the top of their profession almost effortlessly, why some politicians appeal and others don’t or why Corvid-19 looks to be more patient than humans? This podcast looks behind the news stories to figure out just why humans act the way they do.

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