Why are podcasts so popular?
That's easy. Podcasts fit perfectly into busy people's multi-tasking lifestyles. Want a way to make folding laundry, driving to work, grocery shopping or even, dare I say it, vacuuming fun? Podcasts are the answer! The ever-popular audio files have an infinite number of options to appeal to any interest. Couple that with the constantly updated material and voila!
Podcasts are also an easy way to gain knowledge. As I strive to add a little extra kindness and compassion to my life, I find myself intrigued by all things vegan. Listening to podcasts is an easy way to learn more about this amazing topic. There are TONS of podcast options out there (in all different lengths to match your time constraints/attention span) on this very topic, but here are 5 of the best.
For 15 years Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has been creating podcasts that focus on different aspects of healthy living with compassion in mind. Her topics include zero waste living, cooking, advocacy, literature, how to be a joyful vegan and so much more! Colleen's soothing voice and positive outlook make her a joy to listen to.
Hosted by Nancy Montuori, Ordinary Vegan is a podcast that focuses on adding both love and compassion to your life with plant-based cooking. A childhood illness fueled Nancy's desire to eat healthy and take care of her body, but a documentary started her journey toward a vegan lifestyle. Each podcast answers a different question about being vegan and include recipes, nutritional facts, and ways to empower yourself to live a kinder, healthier life.
Listen in as host Jasmin Singer pairs up with some amazing chefs, cookbook authors and even friends to learn how to cook delicious recipes that are simple and vegan. With the show's tagline "If Jasmin can do it, anyone can" this is the perfect podcast for those of you who want to cook but can't figure out your whisk from your wine opener. This podcast is lighthearted and super entertaining.
Join host Michael Greger, founder of NutitionFacts.org, as he helps you focus on a healthier way of life. While not strictly vegan, Dr. Gregor's podcast is very focused on nutritional facts around eating in a healthy, mindful way. Dr. Gregor uses evidence-based nutrition as a way to live a healthier, longer life. Topics include fasting, natural ways to lower blood pressure, strokes and diet, the best anti-inflammatory diet and so many more. Think of this podcast as a one on one with your favorite biology teacher.
This weekly podcast with host Rich Roll focuses on unlocking your best self through deep conversations with some of the best minds in health, fitness and nutrition. Rich is a vegan, ultra-athlete and best-selling author. His podcasts delve deeply into the lives of his guests and leave you wanting to be a better person.
Something for everyone
Taking time to reflect on your health and wellness is always a good idea. Use this list as a jumping off point to find a podcast that's interesting and enjoyable for you. Let us know if you have a personal favorite!