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The 10 Best Stress-Relieving Podcasts to Help Ease Anxiety

We all need to take a well-needed break from time to time, and what better way is there to take your mind off of crippling anxiety, than listening to some stress-relieving podcasts? In the ever-growing world of podcasts, you will always find something with just the right aspects of hilariousness, calming, purpose-finding or knowledge seeking to help you push through difficult times. 

Now I’m not going to beat around the bush, the world can be quite a scary place: terrifying news hits us from all speaker sources to the point where you can’t go five minutes without hearing a lovely punch of doom and gloom. 

Trust me – I had to flip through MULTIPLE radio stations whilst baking to find something uplifting! 

Most people sluggishly relax in front of the television, which I do admit is a pretty good way to unwind. However, what happens when you need to actually get stuff done, run errands or work on your feet? 

THAT is where these stress-relieving podcasts come in! Listen to them on your feet, in the car or whilst you are flouncing around in the kitchen, cooking up a storm. 

So without further ado, I present to you my 10 best stress-relieving podcasts to help you get through the difficult and disheartening moments of daily life. 

I promise you, all is not lost 🙂

1 | My Favourite Murder Podcast

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We are kicking off this list of stress-relieving podcasts with My Favourite murder: something which sounds like it should be stressful, but is a lot more lighthearted than it sounds!

My Favourite Murder is a true-crime comedy podcast hosted by the wonderfully hilarious Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark. They delve deep into the world of past crimes and couple their knowledge with lighthearted comedy and personal anecdotes. They intersperse their main episodes with smaller-length ‘minisodes’ which focus on letters sent in by fans who detail their own connections to true crime and general strange goings-on in their hometowns. 

This fantastic podcast is a MUST for any true crime fan, so take a listen to discover why it is a Top 10 regular on the iTunes comedy podcast chart!

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the My Favourite Murder podcast!

2 | The Myths and Legends Podcast

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Myths and Legends is a podcast about…myths and legends! 

The show is hosted by Jason Weiser who recounts tales of heroes, monsters, fairy tales, mythology and folklore in his oh SO charming voice! He narrates the tales we thought we knew, the stories we believed were true, but presents the surprising origins and in some cases, their very strange but very true history!

If you want to know the real story behind Sleeping Beauty, Hercules, Thor and so much more, then it is definitely worth a listen!

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on The Myths and Legends podcast!

3 | Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

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A podcast to awaken, connect and delve deep into the world around us, Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations present intimate interviews with best-selling authors, spiritual leaders and wellness experts. 

Oprah personally selects each guest and presents an engaging podcast to help guide us through life and address some of life’s big questions. 

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations podcast!

4 | The BBC Earth Podcast

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The BBC Earth podcast is a true journey around the world through sound. The show blends a medley of nature, science and anecdotal experiences with earth-stretching soundscapes and ecological insight into the world around us. 

The podcast includes personal stories from a wide range of people including the BBC’s crews as they make impactful nature documentaries. 

Planet Earth in audio form, the podcast will transport you to the Sahara desert, the icy plains of Antarctica and the lush humid jungles of Asia. 

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the BBC Earth podcast!

5 | Under the Skin with Russell Brand

Russell Brand’s ‘Under the Skin’ unearths the gems beneath the surface of those we admire, the histories we are told and the ideas and theories which define our socio-economical society. 

Guests on his podcast include visits from the world of top-class academia, world culture and immersive arts to help us deconstruct our current lives and truly examine what it means to be human. 

The podcast is both hilarious and insightful, and a must-listen for whenever you are pondering over the meaning of life.

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the Under The Skin with Russell Brand Podcast!

6 | World Nomads Travel Podcast

Explore the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home! 

You know I am a HUGE traveller and this podcast is definitely a personal favourite! If I ever feel anxious before a big trip, I take some time to listen to WHY travel is one of the most amazing things we can experience. 

The World Nomads podcast is one of the best stress-relieving podcasts as it takes you into a whole other world. Perhaps a trip to Ethiopia, a wander through China or a dive into the history of Poland is the best thing to give you a holiday from the voices in your head. 

Episodes offer an insight into other countries, tips and anecdotes from travellers and geographical facts from experts.

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the World Nomads Travel Podcast!

7 | Fearne Cotton's Happy Place

The Happy Place podcast with Fearne Cotton is an extension of her top 10 best-selling book ‘Happy’ and focuses on personal experiences, talks with inspiring individuals and sharing advice from knowledgeable wellness experts.

The Happy Place podcast will help you push through the bad days and emerge with joy and appreciation for the beautiful lives we all live. 

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the Happy Place podcast!

8 | How Do You Cope with Elis and John

How Do You Cope is a fantastic stress-relieving podcasts which includes tips and advice from a wide variety of guests on how they cope with their own challenges and hurdles. 

If you feel alone or out-of-touch with those around you, take a listen and know that you aren’t alone. No matter how successful, how famous or how rich, people experience both the same and different challenges. There is always something that can be learned from the experiences of others!

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the How Do You Cope podcast!

9 | Off Menu Lockdown Livestream

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The award-winning Off Menu podcast has phenomenal comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests and celebrities to their magical restaurant where they choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink . 

A hilarious and chilled out podcast, Off Menu has won a variety of awards and is definitely worth a listen!

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the Off Menu podcast!

10 | The Highest Self Podcast with Sahara Rose

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We end this list with one of my personal favourites and a podcast I turned to during a difficult time in my life. The Highest Self podcast with Sahara Rose is the most beautiful and uplifting series which give you intense insight into both yourself and the world around you. 

The podcast is just perfect for those with an interest in Buddhism, Ayurveda, holistic therapies and general wellbeing. It is spiritual friend which connects you to your inner self, helps you find purpose and live in your Dharma. 

If you are searching for meaning, feel lost in your identity or unsure of the future, sit back, listen and discover your highest self. 

Have a listen to one of the most recent episodes of the podcast below!

Click here for more information on the Highest Self podcast!

Do you have any podcasts you would recommend to help others through difficult times? Let me know in the comments!

For a quick, easy and delicious comfort food to bake whilst listening to these amazing podcasts, why not have a look at my Portuguese pastel de natas?

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