Walk the Walk's favourite podcasts

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You, me and the Big C

This podcast takes a candid look at many issues relating to cancer. Originally presented by Rachael Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, who had all been diagnosed with cancer, the podcast continued after Rachael’s death from breast cancer in 2018. Her husband Steve now co-hosts the show. A really insightful listen for everyone – including those who have not personally been affected by cancer

BBC Sounds, Spotify, Apple podcasts, Acast 

Get Sleepy

This podcast does exactly what is says on the tin. It’s a twice weekly story-telling podcast, designed to help you get a great night’s sleep. Each episode combines sleep meditation with a gentle and relaxing bedtime story, to help you “get sleepy”.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts 

Mad World

Mental health advocate, journalist and author Bryony Gordon has intimate conversations with household names and ordinary people about their mental health. Bryony’s first ever guest was Prince Harry, while she’s recently chatted to nurses Katy Lowe and Natalie Mounter, about what it’s like to face a pandemic.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

Feel better, live more with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

This podcast offers practical advice and tips to help you improve your physical and mental health. Dr Chatterjee is an experienced GP, best known for his TV show Doctor in the House. He discusses a wide range of issues with leading health experts and says “Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it”. Recent episodes include “How to thrive in lockdown”. And “The secret to making new habits stick”.
Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

Happy Place

Fearne Cotton talks to well-known names about what happiness means to them. Previous guests include Joe Wicks, Dame Kelly Holmes, Mary Berry and the founder of the breast cancer charity Coppafeel, Kris Hallenga.  This podcast series builds on Fearne’s bestselling book “Happy” in which she drew on her own experiences and also shared advice from experts on how to work through less happy feelings to finding joy in every day.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast


That Peter Crouch Podcast

In theory, this is a football podcast, presented by former England centre forward Peter Crouch, alongside journalist Tom Fordyce and broadcaster Chris Stark. In practice, they often talk about everything except football! Take the recent episode when they discussed the burning issue of whether tomato ketchup should be kept in the fridge. This podcast is quirky and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Some strong language.

BBC Sounds, Spotify, Apple podcasts

The LGBT Sports Podcast

This podcast recently celebrated its 100th episode and looks at LGBTQ+ issues in sport. The show’s guests come from across the sporting spectrum and include both sports stars and broadcasters.

BBC Sounds, Spotify, Apple podcasts


Podcast Radio Hour

A podcast – about podcasts! Every week, the presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and chat to the people who make them. Recent subjects include podcasts to entertain you at home, as well as those which are a positive distraction from everything in the news.

BBC Sounds, Apple, Acast

Ted Talks Daily

This podcast publishes a new episode every single day. Some of the world’s leading thinkers present their thought provoking ideas on subjects ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, plus everything else in between. Made by the organisers of the world famous “Ted Talks”, the flagship series of speeches filmed at conferences throughout the world

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

The Boring Talks

On a slightly less global scale than Ted Talks Daily, this is a series of quirky podcasts about very random subjects! Like pencils, call centres, lampposts, yellow lines and ice cream vans. As the makers of the podcast say “behind every boring subject, is another layer of boringness, you could never have imagined”!

BBC Sounds, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Acast


The Lonely Palette

Art history is such a visual subject and podcasts are all about audio! This shouldn’t work, but it does. The host Tamar Avishai picks a painting and talks about it with unsuspecting art gallery visitors. Become an art expert, one painting at a time.

Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher

Dolly Parton’s America

Learn everything you need to know (and much more besides!) about the legend that is Dolly Parton. This series features everything from the country star’s discography to some very personal anecdotes.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast 

No such thing as a fish

This is a podcast from the makers of the popular BBC Two panel game “QI”. The show’s writers discuss the favourite fact they’ve found out during the previous week. Some strong language.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast



An investigative journalism podcast which has been downloaded worldwide hundreds of millions of times. It ran to three series, the first two focus on real life court cases over multiple episodes. The third series spent a year inside a courthouse in Cleveland.

Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

The Drop Out

This six-part podcast series centres on an investigation into America’s youngest self-made female billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes and her now defunct health technology company, Theranos. Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to launch Theranos, making claims that the company’s technology could detect hundreds of diseases from a drop or two of blood. However, with her reputation now in tatters, Holmes is awaiting a criminal trial on fraud charges, to which she has pleaded not guilty. The series is presented by ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, who interviewed former employees, investors and patients of Theranos, during a three-year investigation.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast


13 minutes to the Moon

This podcast from the BBC World Service is now in its second series and tells the stories of Nasa’s missions to the moon. Series 1 focused on the first moon landing, with the second telling the story of the near disaster of Apollo 13. The dramatic stories are told through interviews with the astronauts themselves, as well as those working on the ground.

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In our Time

To describe this podcast series as “epic”, is somewhat of an understatement! The broadcaster Melvyn Bragg started presenting the discussion programme “In our Time” on BBC Radio 4 back in 1998. Since then, there have been hundreds of episodes, each exploring a new historical, philosophical, religious, cultural or scientific topic. All episodes are now available to download as individual podcasts.

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Infinite Monkey Cage

Presented by Brian Cox and Robin Ince, this podcast is a somewhat irreverent look at the world through the eyes of scientists. Recent subjects given the Infinite Monkey Cage treatment include UFO’s, space travel, fire and the periodic table. There are 21 series of podcasts, so loads to choose from!

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The Jordan P Peterson Podcast

The New York Times describes Jordan B Peterson as “the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now”.  Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the bestselling book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Presenting the podcast alongside his daughter, Peterson talks about topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships, to mythology.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast


How I built this

This podcasts reveals the stories behind some of the best known companies in the world and how they started. Recent episodes include the story of childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield who opened an ice cream shop in Vermont. Their company is now one of the best known ice cream brands in the world – Ben and Jerry’s.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

The Tim Ferriss Show

This podcast is hugely popular, with downloads running into the hundreds of millions. Tim interviews an eclectic range of people across many different sectors of business and sport, talking to them about their tactics, routines, favourite books, exercise habits and management tricks

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast


Rich Roll

This stands out as being one of the best self-improvement podcasts available. Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete, practising vegan and bestselling author    . Chatting to a huge variety of guests, he will motivate you with health, fitness and nutrition related tips to help you live a happier, healthier life.     

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast

How to fail

This inspiring podcast is presented by the author, journalist and broadcaster Elizabeth Day. In interviews with her many and varied guests, Elizabeth celebrates the things which haven’t gone right for them and explores what they learnt from their failures.
Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Acast

The Jocko Podcast

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy Seal officer who co-authored the leadership manual “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win”. Running to more than 200 episodes, this very popular podcast discusses discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships and everyday life.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast


The Daily - New York Times

A new episode of The Daily is published five days a week, hosted by the New York Times political journalist Michael Barbaro. Its episodes are based on the stories covered by the paper each day - interviews with journalists aim to make the news as accessible as possible.

Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast





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