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What I’m Listening To

Happy Tuesday! (That’s a thing right)?

…Well, it should be. I look forward to Tuesdays every week because it is a day that a number of my favourite podcasts release new episodes! (Thursdays are also exciting). It is sometimes difficult to remember my life without podcasts. I’m not huge of TV or movies for entertainment anymore and I spend a lot of time walking or bussing places…and I’ve found that popping in my earbuds and hitting “play” on a podcast episode really helps to pass the time (and even has me looking forward to my commutes)! I’ve started listening while I cook dinner in the evening as well–a side effect of living alone! As a bonus, a lot of the shows I subscribe to are information-based which keeps me up-to-date and learning re: some of my favourite topics without adding to my screen and sitting time (I do enough of that for my Master thesis, believe me)!

Anyway, to celebrate today, and all “Podcast Tuesdays,” I’ve collected a few of my favourite podcasts to share with all of you–in no particular order. If you end up giving any of these a listen, let me know what you think!

What I’m Listening to Lately – TOP 10:

1. The Balanced Bites Podcast with Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe

These two women have kept it fresh for nearly 300 episodes, through weddings, babies, cross-country moves and multiple best-selling books. Diane and Liz answer 1000’s of listener questions within the holistic health and wellness paradigm (nutrition, gut health, skin care, fertility and everything else you might imagine), interview top experts and manage to crack me up every episode. A must listen for every gal (and maybe guy)!

2. Girls Gone WOD Podcast with Joy Parrish and Claire Koch

I am as obsessed with Joy and Claire as they are with the movie Mean Girls. I started listening before I began training in Crossfit, and not only did their passion for the sport make it impossible for me to not want to try it out, but they are two real, honest and funny ladies. Episodes range from the serious and personal, to hilarious “would you rather’s.” These ladies also regularly interview crossfit big-shots and other top-names in the wellness or fitness industry. Crossfitter or no–check these women out!

3. The Living Experiment with Dallas Hartwig and Pilar Gerasimo

Self-proclaimed “healthy deviants,” Dallas and Pilar shed light on the common disconnects between the modern human and ideal health and happiness. Topics range from sleep quality to food choices, from slowing down to human connection and loneliness, addiction, shame and everything else under the sun. Their perspectives are fresh and delivered in a unique and eloquent fashion, with just a touch vulnerability that encourages a sense of trust in the listener. Every episodes ends with a suggested experiment you can implement in your own life and I dare you to try them and not find some improvement in your day-to-day.

4. The Paleo Women Podcast: Health | Nutrition | Fitness |Hormones with Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper

Down to earth, adorable and full of kick-ass knowledge. Noelle and Stef dish out a perfect blend of love and “real-talk,” and offer a beautiful perspective on all things “woman:” nutrition, hormones, fitness, fertility, skin-care, body-image and self-love. Tune in and try to figure out which inspiring woman you’d prefer to be stuck on a deserted island with–personally, I can’t choose!

5. The Moth

Real life stories told by real life people. Inspiring. Heartbreaking. Funny. Sweet. Each episode features a number of so-called “average” people sharing a short personal story in line with that day’s theme. I can always find a story for every mood and frequently share these episodes with my family (who aren’t necessarily as psyched as I am to beef up their knowledge about holistic health and nutrition)!

6. Is This Podcast Paleo? with Kristin Kaschak and Everette Rosette

…Whether or not this podcast is paleo, it is so much more than that. In this show, Kristin and Everette share their unfiltered perspectives on all things food and fitness. Crossfit and Paleo feature largely as well as good-natured banter. A good laugh is almost always guaranteed.

7. Katy Says with Katy Bowman (with, as the title says, Katy Bowman and Dani Hemmat)

Katy is a movement specialist and a book-writing machine. Listening to this show has totally opened my eyes to all the ways I do and do not move, to all of the ways I limit and affect my natural mobility and body structure, from shoes to chairs to starting at my laptop screen. Katy’s perspective is totally different from what the average person is taught from birth…and it feels so right. Download any episode and learn something revolutionary about how your body is meant to work — and as a bonus, learn a good stretch or two!

8. The Nourished Podcast with Meg Doll and Shawn Mynar

These ladies are the ultimate podcast sweethearts. Two besties, they dish on their own journeys in health and happiness, and strive to help other woman discover a nourishing approach to food and exercise, as well as cultivate a sense of self-love. From eating disorders to autoimmune disease, Meg and Shawn have a wealth of personal knowledge and a willingness to share new information as they continue to expand their own learning – even if their specific recommendations for diet or exercise might shift over time. After all, as humans and women we are always changing, as is the current science!

9. PaleOMG Uncensored with Juli Bauer Roth

Raw, explicit, hilarious. Juli, from the popular blog PaleOMG, keeps it unapologetically real as she chats about her perspectives on food, travel, fitness, children, French Bulldogs and plastic surgery. Be prepared to laugh and maybe keep the littles ones out of the room!

10. Harder to Kill Radio — Forging Unbreakable Humans with Steph Gaudreau

This show has evolved since its first season, but remains as real and badass as ever. Steph Gaudreau is a strong, courageous and knowledgable woman who works to foster these traits within all women. Recent topics include her experience as a beekeeper, thoughts on self-love and acceptance and ditching the “hustle.” Both men and women would enjoy this podcast, and her charming, accented husband/cohost, Z.

Honourable Mentions — Podcasts I’ve Listened to in the Past/On Occassion:

11. The Ancestral RD’s Podcast with Kelsey Marksteiner and Laura Schoenfeld

12. RHR: Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser

13. Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey

14. Fat-Burning Man by Abel James with Abel James

15. Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance with Ben Greenfield

16. The Paleo Solution with Robb Wolf

17. The Vinyl Cafe with the late and wonderful storyteller, Stuart McLean. (You aren’t a Canadian if you don’t know and love this CBC show)

…I hope something here tickles your fancy! What are your favourite podcasts? I’d love to hear!