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5 Podcasts To Listen To If You're Struggling With Anxiety

Podcasts for your wellbeing.

Are you looking for a podcast to listen to to help with your anxiety? 

It’s an extremely anxious time at the moment. After surviving devastating bushfires, 2020 has flung us a global pandemic and intense police-brutality, making for one of the longest years in the history of the universe. As a result, a lot of us are feeling a bit off and are looking for a place of refuge. If you’re on the look for a podcast to help with any anxiety you’re feeling, we’ve got just the few for you.  

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

From the author of Owning It: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety, comes this podcast with everything you need to hear. Let this podcast calm you down with its unique blend of practical and relaxed resources. Hosted by Caroline Foran, this podcast takes you through all the information you need to know from what anxiety is to why it happens to us. Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.

The Anxiety Hour

On a different note, The Anxiety Hour isn’t the calmest podcast on this list but it does offer insight into the topic which might be refreshing. The Anxiety Hour brings on a number of celebrity guest hosts, who “explore parts of their lives that aren’t always seen.” Ultimately, this podcast makes the very personal experience of anxiety an extremely relatable one, breaking the stigma of mental health conversations and shedding a spotlight on shared experiences and feelings. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts. 

Calmer You Podcast: Anxiety & Confidence

Hosted by hypnotherapist and anxiety expert, Chloe Brotheridge, this podcast gives you “practical tools, expert interviews, audio hugs, encouragement, and a reminder that you are not alone.” Over the course of these lengthy episodes, Chloe Brotheridge gives her listeners the guidance and inspiration to be your calmest, happiest, and most confident self. Check out the best podcasts made for and by women.

The Anxiety Guy

Hosted by Dennis Simsek, a Certified NACBT Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner, this podcast aims to help listeners end their struggles with generalised anxiety disorder, hypochondria, and depression. The Anxiety Guy Podcast takes you through Dennis’ 6-year struggle, during which he “a dream was reached, a child was born, and suicide was being contemplated.” If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.

The Overwhelmed Brain

Created by Paul Colaianni, this podcast pumps out episodes more frequently than all the aforementioned episodes do. With 300 episodes under its belt, this podcast offers very lengthy episodes with extremely specific topics. So, if you’re feeling like listening to someone’s very specific journey, we recommend this one. Paul Colaianni created The Overwhelmed Brain after falling into a depression after a 13-year relationship came to an abrupt end. This podcast is designed for personal growth and for people who want to better their lives.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, get some shuteye, listen to BBC’s best content, do a bit of self-improvement or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out. And if you’re a Spotify looking for podcasts, check these out.

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5 Incredible Podcasts Created By Women, For Women

Podcasts that are a little more personal.

Podcasts can be an awesome place for learning and if you’re on the hunt for podcasts that are made by women for women, then boy do we have the list for you. These five podcasts not only provide new insights into everyday things, but the hosts are absolutely captivating.

Gotta love podcasts for women. (Credit: GIPHY)

Let’s crack into the list. 

Thinking Between The Thighs

Hosted by the incredible Sophie Giles, this podcast tackles taboo topics completely unfiltered. Over 6 episodes, Thinking Between The Thighs tackles everything from masturbation and fantasies to queer sex, STIs and sending nudes. So if you’ve ever had a question on one of these topics but have been too afraid to google it, then check out this podcast, we bet Sophie Giles and her distinguished guests will answer it. If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.

Ovarshare

Kristen Larsen wanted one thing made clear about her life: death is not a reflection of losing a battle or a fight. She won by living every day. Ovarshare, created by Kristen Larsen before she passed away in 2019, is all about wanting to change the way we talk about cancer. Kristen was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer at just 21 and over the next six years she fought, and she documented her journey, becoming an inspiration for other young women.

Bobo & Flex

New York philosopher Bobo Matjila and Aussie influencer Flex Mami have teamed up for the ultimate lifestyle podcast. In the words of Bobo and Flex, these two are “on a quest to decolonize our minds, intersect our feminism, but most importantly, give us all the tools necessary to stay away from problematic boys!” Thought-provoking and hilarious, these two are podcast goals. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts. 

Shameless

Hosted by Melbourne journalists Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, Shameless is a pop culture podcast with wonderful insights and fresh takes. Created “for smart people who love dumb stuff”, Shameless delves into the celebrity gossip but with an analytical lens. They often bring in the most topical of guests, ensuring they’re always on the pulse.  

A Podcast Of One’s Own with Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard has traded politics for a podcast mic with this enthralling podcast. Julia leads a thoughtful but fun discussion with well-known leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, media and sport. Gotta love the Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership! Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, consume some of BBC’s best content, do a bit of self-improvement or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out – or these, if you’re a Spotify user.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

These Are The Best Podcasts To Come Out Of 2020

Introducing the best of the best.

Are you wondering which podcasts are the best?

Don’t worry we’ve got you. Podcasts can be a great way to learn new things, stay informed or simply be entertained. So, if you’re in the mood to listen to a new podcast but don’t know where to start, we’ve got the perfect list for you.

The Chaser Report

Launching in April this year, this hilarious podcast sees the Chaser boys return once more. According to the boys, “The Chaser Report is the podcast you turn to when you’ve given up on trying to work out how the world works, and just want to laugh at it instead” and we couldn’t agree more. Produced by The Chaser team, Charles Firth, Andrew Hansen and Dom Knight present the most entertaining current affairs show out there. Do yourself a favour and hit subscribe on this one. Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.

The Babble

Do you need some advice? Do you need to listen to some captivating interviews? Do you want to listen to two entertaining hosts break down the biggest moments to hit your timeline? Boy, do we have a podcast for you. Hosted by the hilarious Matty J and Ruby Teys, this bi-weekly podcast will have you hooked the second you push play.  

It’s Been A Big Day For…

Have you ever found the news cycle to be a little bit too much to digest? Have no fear, the GOAT team is here. Presented by a trio of the GOAT news team, this daily news podcast always has the freshest and most informed take on current events. Covering everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to Jennifer Garner walking her cat in a stroller, this podcast gives you the essentials. Speaking of podcasts often hosted by women, check out some made for and by women.

Joe Rogan Podcast

This podcast is the oldest on our list but it sure as hell doesn’t sound it. Even though The Joe Rogan Podcast has its origins in 2003, it’s definitely reached peak popularity in 2020. Joe Rogan is a comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, who introduces his listeners to a variety of special guests in an extremely entertaining matter. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts. 

Still Processing

These two may have tackled the Sydney Writers Festival last year but they sure as hell haven’t peaked yet. Led by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, these New York Times reporters offer the most informed takes of current events. Step inside their confession booth as they break down the latest in TV, movies, art, music and the internet.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, consume some of BBC’s content, do a bit of self-improvement or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these ones out – or these, if you’re a Spotify user.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

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