In this article, we look at the 10 best therapy and relationship podcasts of 2022.
Podcasts. What did we do before podcasts?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve become a little addicted to a good weekly podcast, especially since the first lockdown in 2020. Listening to a podcast allows me to focus more on tasks that I would otherwise find dull.
Cleaning the house, cooking the evening meal and driving long distances are made all the more bearable when listening to an engaging podcast.
I admit that most of the podcasts I listen to are true crime, and I know that instead of listening to tales of murder and mayhem, I probably should be listening to a good therapy or relationship podcast that enlightens me, and I get to learn something new.
But where to begin? There are so many podcasts available that it can be a real challenge to find one that ticks all the boxes. And with more and more new podcasts regularly coming out, I thought it was time to investigate some podcasts that are worth listening to.
With that in mind, here are what I believe to be 10 of the best therapy and relationship podcasts available today.
Table of Contents
- The 10 Best Therapy and Relationship Podcasts of 2022
- Podcasts in 2022
The 10 Best Therapy and Relationship Podcasts of 2022
Presenter Paul Gilmartin has made it his mission to normalize what has for too long been stigmatized and to talk about these things that don’t get talked about in public.
His guests include artists, friends, comedians, and the occasional doctor. He talks with his guests about mental health topics and their struggles with trauma in their own lives to bring to light the truth that the world is much more than just black and white.
In this podcast, licensed therapists Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott translate complex relational psychology into something that we can all understand. They offer practical tools to give us all the ability to uncover our best selves.
They aim to help their listeners update and reset their expectations of themselves and others. These changes could have a massive impact on your mind, choice of life partner, parenting, social and work relationships. It’s a big challenge which they rise to expertly.
3. Hidden Brain
The Hidden Brain podcast is one of my favourites, and I think it’s because the presenter, Shankar Vendanta, has such a soothing voice. It’s one of the best podcasts for digging deeper into the workings of the human brain.
Each week is a new topic that will captivate listeners with thoughts and ideas about underlying patterns, biases, and triggers shaping who we think we are.
Called ‘The Hidden Brain’ for a reason, the podcast explores the things we don’t see, but that shape everything that we do see.
Psychologist Dr Kaufman takes you, the listener, on an exploration inside your mind and brain. The podcast covers various topics, including behaviour, creativity, and the mind itself.
Each episode is packed full of fascinating information as each week Dr Kaufman gets into conversation with other doctors, scientists, deep thinkers and other self-actualized individuals. The podcast’s goal is to offer a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world where we all live.
Thomas Westenholz, aka Zensensa.com, became a relationship expert after experiencing the breakdown of a relationship.
In every episode, Thomas looks at different aspects of relationships and speaks to experts and people who have lived through complex and challenging times.
Some of the topics include toxic relationships, how to love yourself, what is a healthy relationship, and even how to survive in a relationship with an entrepreneur.
5. Dating Games
Comedians and other funny folks discuss the fun and realities of modern dating and offer their unique relationship advice. Each episode begins with telling a weird or unbelievable dating experience before the presenters dig deeper into relationships, including what not to do when looking for love.
John Kenny is The Relationship Guy and coaches successful singles who struggle with intimate relationships.
John admits to spending his life in unhealthy relationships while at the same time self-sabotaging his success. Rather than just laying down and taking it, John now coaches people to live their best life. Interestingly, it’s not always the one they think they should have.
The podcast hosts, Aindrea and Rich, were once separated by over 5,000 miles between Arizona and London. They have experienced ups, downs, and challenges on their journey to marriage and beyond.
The podcast covers all types of relationships and often discusses taboo topics. It also gives date ideas for couples who can’t be together physically and looks at the vital role of communication.
8. Love Talks
How do you make your present or future relationships happy and fulfilling, especially if your past relationships were not that great?
We all want to know what makes for a successful relationship, but sometimes we are just too afraid to ask. This is where Love Talks comes into its own and covers all aspects of modern love as well as questions we secretly want to be answered.
Esther Perel is a renowned therapist. In this podcast, she lets you listen to real couples as they talk through the trickiest parts of their relationship. It’s not all romantic couples. For example, in one episode, a mother and son establish boundaries. But there are also plenty of intimate relationships to listen to, including a husband and wife discussing ending their marriage.
The three of them are joined by the occasional special guest, and every episode, they launch into discussions and sex talk that knows no bounds. They love nothing more than to talk taboos like cheating, sex parties, threesomes, and so much more.
Podcasts in 2022
Hopefully, these podcasts will give you some listening inspirations during 2022. And if you have a favourite relationship or therapy podcast, let me know in the comments, as I’m always on the lookout for something new to listen to.