While Black Wellness podcasts are still a growing sub-genre, there is a good amount out there to choose from. Podcasts are an amazing way to get information while on the go, cleaning, driving, or working. You can have them playing in the background while doing your work and gain valuable information and insight.
We’ve curated a list of Black-hosted podcasts that will motivate you, make you think, or simply brighten up your day. Podcasts are an overwhelmingly White-male dominated medium. Be sure to support ANY Black podcast you come across.
Here’s Our Top 10 Black Wellness Podcasts:
1. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
The premise: Oprah interviews thought-leaders, authors, spiritual teachers, and health & wellness professionals for the purpose of bringing you closer to your best self.
Why you should tune in: This podcast is one of my personal favourites because you get to hear extremely inspiring stories from people you’ve heard of. If you’d love to learn more about how other, successful people have incorporated wellness into their everyday life, this podcast is perfect for you.
2. Therapy For Black Girls
The premise: Licenced psychologist, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, delves into topics related to Black women and mental health every week.
Why you should tune in: Not only is the host a Doctor, but she invites many other black doctors to her show to discuss mental health, personal development, and self-care. It’s a weekly show with consistently great topics. She’s very timely with popular Black culture and will discuss your favourite shows (like Insecure) in a critical way.
3. Black Girl in OM
The premise: Hosted by Lauren Ash, this podcast delves deep into wellness, self-care, and and self-love for women of colour.
Why you should tune in: If you’re into wellness and beauty, this podcast is the perfect combination of both. Not only does she discuss with yogis and spiritual innovators, but Lauren also has clean beauty experts on her show. There are so many episodes to choose from. This show has been around for a long time and inspired many of the other podcasts on this list.
4. H.E.R Space: Uplifting Conversations for the Black Woman
The premise: Jills of all trades, Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, a techie and motivational speaker, discuss a multitude of subjects related to health and personal relationships.
Why you should tune in: This show is great if you want a variety of topics covered in your podcast past just health and wellness from extremely educated women. They are also great on educating through discussion.
5. Wellness for Black Girls
The premise: Hosted by a millennial woman, TaReon Jael aims to be a voice for Black women in her generation by discussing important topics in health and wellness.
Why you should tune in: Though this podcast is fairly new, TaReon discusses important and timely topics that relate to the current, Black millennial experience. No episode goes past 20 minutes. They’re just enough time for a little “girl chat” in your day.
6. The Friend Zone Podcast
The premise: Three friends, Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante, sit down every week to discuss mental health, wealth, and hygiene.
Why you should tune in: If you love to laugh while discussing important topics, this podcast is great for you (and maybe even your partner). The only podcast on this list to include both male and female perspectives allows for huge topics to be dismantled through multiple viewpoints.
7. The Bodyful Black Girl™ Podcast
The premise: Jennifer Sterling, a Registered Dance/Movement Psychotherapist and Holistic Nutritionist, explores bi-weekly topics related to body, movement, and mental health.
Why you should tune in: Jennifer has an amazing approach of mental health through the lens of movement. If you are interested in how you can use Pilates, Yoga, dance, and other movement disciples on your spiritual journey, you should’ve been listening to this yesterday!
8. A Few Screws Loose
The premise: Two Black men, who struggle with mental health, talk openly about their mental illness to help destigmatize and promote awareness in Black, and other minority, communities.
Why you should tune in: It’s beautiful to hear two Black men talk openly and honestly about their mental health and promote the idea that it’s okay as Black men to seek help. Their topics range greatly from week to week depending on current world situations. Therefore, you never know what you’re going to get, but that’s what makes it so great!
The premise: LA Couple Ash & Cort discuss Black queer love, relationships, and touch upon important LGBTQ+ topics.
Why you should tune in: Whether you’re LGBTQ+ or not, this podcast delves into extremely important topics that pertain to the Black community as a whole, including childhood trauma, Trans lives, and identity. It’s a great podcast for opening your mind to groups within the Black community you may not have heard from in such a personal way.
10. Still Processing
The premise: Two Black culture writers for The New York Times, Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, discuss multiple facets of current culture to understand the current American pleasure and pathologies.
Why you should tune in: If you love popular culture and feeling a multitude of emotions while experiencing it, you’d love this hybrid of culture and humanity. Yes, they talk about TV, movies, art, etc, but they do it in a way that makes you think critically about the media we’re consuming.
The premise: BYS founder, Andriana, interviews Black wellness & business owners to discuss the connection between the two.
Why you should tune in: If you love following BYS, are part of the community, or just want to know about local Black folks doing magnificent things, you’ll love this podcast.
If you’d love to see more options, this site has an extensive list of Black Health & Wellness podcasts.