Health & Wellness is an evergreen and ever-trending category of content among consumers. Black voices in mental, physical and emotional wellness have taken to the podcast medium to spread their messages among listeners. The relatable lens and true representation in their content has made Black voices in health & wellness podcasts a big success in the podcast charts and an even bigger resource for their podcast audiences.
Here are 9 Black-led podcasts providing gems of content in the Health & Wellness podcast charts:
Therapy for Black Girls
A podcast giving a voice and stage to Black girls and women regarding all things mental health, personal development and therapy is Dr. Joy Harden Bradford’s Therapy for Black Girls podcast. She has created a safe space for Black girls and women to engage in targeted and relatable discussions around common issues, as well as submit questions that are answered in each episode. As a licensed Psychologist, Dr. Bradford provides a professional, inspiring, and supportive environment for her listeners to find clarity, inspiration, and motivation to be their best selves as well as an understanding that they are not alone and not forgotten.
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A podcast focused on beauty, skincare, and wellness is Naked Beauty with Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli. She provides a Black holistic lens into self-care and overall wellness complimented with professional female guests in the health & wellness space to discuss positive practices, products, and tips to care for one’s natural beauty and maintain a healthy life. She has gained a very loyal following of listeners and continues to truly engage her audience by adapting topics and discussion proposals into her episodes.
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The Friend Zone (Loud Speaker Network)
The Friend Zone is a well balanced mix of hilarious comedy and mental health, wealth and hygiene by three charismatic and humorous co-hosts. Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante tackle each episode with humor, authenticity, thoughtfulness, and a goal of encouraging listeners to work towards being their best selves and living their best lives. A multi-year series, The Friend Zone has continued to release gems of content and tips centered around their listeners and projecting a sense of love, light, and laughter for all.
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Food Heaven Podcast (Dear Media)
A wellness podcast focused on nutrition, mental health, and personal acceptance is the Food Heaven Podcast hosted by BFF’s and dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones. Their inclusive podcast resonates with all sizes, cultures, ages, and stages of mental health. The co-hosts do a fantastic job of integrating science and research into their practical conversations in a way that provides clarity and inclusion to their listenership on how to find their own paths to wellness and how to love themselves as they journey through. The strong message of body positivity resonates with each episode and listeners are left with relatable and motivational content each week.
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In The Light with Dr. Anita Phillips
Nationally acclaimed trauma therapist and life coach, Dr. Anita Phillips has joined the podcast medium to continue spreading her light and encouraging all to be better versions of themselves. Dr. Phillips balances discussions around physical and mental health with an infusion of faith-based conversations along the way. The transparency in her stories and the true emotion of her words bleeds through every episode and leaves listeners feeling uplifted, motivated, and inspired to find their best selves.
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Balanced Black Girl
Black women and wellness experts take the stage with the Balanced Black Girl podcast dedicated to self-care, personal development and well-being. This podcast is a great example of true representation for Black females and the content provides a very valuable resource, safe space, and authentic connection to the audience. The conversations and interviews with guests are incredibly moving, relatable, and raw with every episode. A regularly trending podcast in the Health & Wellness charts, Balanced Black Girl, is a refreshing lens into wellness for Black females.
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In Recovery (Last Day)
A podcast focused on addiction, treatment, mental health, recovery and everything in between is In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison. An often overlooked topic in the wellness space, Dr. Harrison tackles addiction with a comprehensive, informative, and compassionate approach in her episodes. She is able to provide a pragmatic understanding of the effects of addiction on the body and brain, and how to truly combat, treat and recover from that addiction for life. Although In Recovery is a relatively new podcast, Dr. Harrison’s wealth of knowledge, inclusivity, and compassion has quickly garnered the attention of listeners and licensed professionals in a very short time.
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Let’s Talk About It With Taylor Nolan (Wave Podcast Network)
A podcast focused on mental health, relationships and personal development that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable, taboo, and tough conversations is Let’s Talk About It with Taylor Nolan. Taylor uses her studies in psychology and counseling, as well as her time spent as a reality TV personality to bring unique perspectives into different topics as well as various celebrity guests and experts to join her in conversation. Topics vary across episodes but the engagement, charisma, and transparency of opinions remains constant. An inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining podcast in its own right, Let’s Talk About It With Taylor Nolan, has listeners coming back from more each week.
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Trust and Believe with Shaun T
A podcast speaking to those looking to transform their body and lives through physical and mental fitness from the lens and perspective of a Black male is Trust and Believe with Shaun T. Shaun T brings listeners into his own struggles, stories and wellness practices and brings them along in a journey to finding inner peace with their body and minds. Previously known for his workouts and fitness practices, Shaun is bringing in a sense of mental and emotional motivation to his podcast. Always filled with acceptance, motivation, and encouragement, Shaun T’s episodes have earned a loyal listenership audience.
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Looking for more Black voices to amplify? Check out the other podcasts recently featured on the Backtracks blog. From significant Black voices providing Black perspectives on culture, race, society, and systemic oppression to hilarious and unique Black perspectives in comedy to notable Black figures in society and culture to much-needed discussions by Black women, Backtracks has made it a priority to promote Black voices in podcasts. In addition to being all different kinds of entertaining, educational, and challenging, choosing to amplify Black voices means choosing to stay informed while standing in solidarity with those who are unfairly marginalized and oppressed by our society on a daily basis.