Podcasts from stars like Gwyneth and Oprah which might just bring you some peace

By | April 5, 2020

Never tried a podcast before? Now is the perfect time to turn off the TV, switch off the PC, and stop being glued to your smartphone screen.

Listening, without any visual stimulus, can be a wonderfully restful experience.

And hearing some wise words from these wellbeing gurus might calm your frazzled nerves.

Best of all, you can do it while you’re cooking the tea, playing with the kids, or chilling out in the bath tub after the end of another long day in lockdown.

The Goop Podcast

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop gets mocked for being out of touch with real folk, but Gwynnie has put her vagina candles to one side and is keeping it real on this podcast focusing on wellness.

And in the first ep, she uses her weighty connections to talk to Queen Oprah about her life experiences.

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

Talking of whom… This is dedicated to the importance of taking time for yourself, Oprah meets authors and spiritual types to talk about their journeys to personal fulfilment.

US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey looking relaxed

US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is also a wellbeing guru

Wellbeing & Nutrition

Presented by Dr David Peters from the Mental Health Foundation, this one is focused on how a good diet can help your mental health. Put down the crisps while you listen now.

The Self Isolation Podcast

Life hacks, professional advice and light relief to help get you through domestic confinement, hosted twice a week by Adam Clarkson and Jess Daley.

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Sunday Magazines

All Hail Kale: Positive Thinking For Unlucky People

From award-winning journalist Tim Samuels, a look at the best for your mind, body, diet and mood, with a sprinkling of laughs. Because these things can all be a bit earnest.

– All available from Apple Store, Spotify and BBC Sounds

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