6 Inspirational Podcasts to Listen to During COVID-19

6 Inspirational Podcasts to Listen to During COVID-19

Healthcare workers are facing an uncertain future as COVID-19 continues to impact people’s daily lives. This uncertainty can lead to difficulty managing one’s emotions. Inspirational podcasts allow the listener to sit in during deep reflective conversations and learn something new about emotional health. These inspirational podcasts listed below have also created episodes focusing on getting through the COVID-19 pandemic.

It may be helpful for healthcare workers to spend time listening to these inspirational podcasts in preparation for starting or ending their day. Check them out below and find the one that could work for you.

1. Unlocking Us

Brene Brown describes her podcast as “conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.” Brown stays true to this description as she dives deep into heavy topics such as anxiety and grieving.  Brown interviews leading experts and facilitates inspirational, honest, and intriguing conversations. Brown appears to upload 3 new episodes per week with each episode lasting up to an hour-long.

2. The One You Feed

Eric Zimmer has been hosting this podcast for at least 8 years. He has received recognition from Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, and iTunes. The podcast aims to help listeners live a more fulfilling life through “practical and actionable wisdom.” This mental health podcast focuses on hearing wisdom from leading experts in the fields of science, psychology, research, and more.

3. Feel Better Live More

Rangan Chatterjee, a doctor with more than 16 years of experience, hosts this popular podcast. Topics include how to stay calm and connected during the coronavirus pandemic, how to limit stress, and exercises that reduce the risk of depression. Healthcare professionals will find this podcast especially inspiring as Dr.Chatterjee’s approach to health is not to treat the disease, but the person. 

4. On Being

Krista Tippett questions what it means to be human and discusses the complexities that make up our lives. Healthcare workers, in particular, will take great interest in her collection of podcasts titled “Care Package for Uncertain Times.” This collection includes podcasts from throughout the years that focus on “…poetry, meditations, and reflection for however you’re processing this moment.” 

5. The Hardcore Self Help Podcast

Healthcare workers will particularly appreciate this inspirational podcast as Robert Duff, a psychologist from California focuses on creating “mental health content for real people.” His most recent episodes focus on managing the news intake during COVID-19 and guided relaxation specifically created for the pandemic. There are over 200 episodes focusing on mental health which is perfect for binging on your commute to and from work. 

6. Ten Percent Happier

As the current co-anchor for Nightline and Good Morning America, Dan Harris does not need an introduction. His book Ten Percent Happier was a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Harris has been building off the momentum from his book by launching this podcast which covers topics such as meditating and loving during the time of COVID-19.

This inspiring podcast brings forward other helpful advice such as managing workload, incorporating meditation into your routine, and much more. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

Although the future is uncertain, there is comfort in knowing that there are creatives who are producing content aimed to help people manage life stressors. What inspirational podcasts are you listening to right now? Comment below!

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Kristie Cabrera

Kristie is an occupational therapist, mental health advocate, and amateur urban farmer. Her experience with taking care of others in the healthcare setting and taking care of the land are both important pieces that make up who she is. As a life-long learner and creative, she hopes to create content that is centered around wellness and healing.

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