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Top Mental Health Podcasts to Listen to in 2020

Podcasts are entertaining and effective way to learn more about human behaviour. If you are looking for psychology podcasts to listen to, you might find this list helpful.

Podcasts are entertaining and effective way to learn more about human behaviour. If you are looking for psychology podcasts to listen to, you might find this list helpful. 

  1. Feeling Good – This podcast features Dr David Burns, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy, describing powerful new techniques to overcome depression and anxiety and develop greater joy and self-esteem. The episodes are for therapists and the general public alike. 
  2. Happier Podcast – Although not a psychologist by trade, Gretchen Rubin’s observation of happiness and human nature makes her podcast, a must-listen. With millions of downloads, Rubin showcases her understanding of human behaviour and how she has helped people to achieve their goals. Each episode, she and her co-host sister discuss tips and tricks on how to become happy in life when challenges arise.
  3. Psychreg Podcast – This podcast is co-branded with the leading psychology blog Psychreg as ‘The Mental Breakdown’. It is hosted by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall. They cover a range of topics in psychology, mental health, and well-being. Both of the host are practising psychologist so their conversations are empirically-backed but is delivered in a digestible way. 
  4. Hidden Brain – The host, Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
  5. NeuroCurios – The podcast is hosted by Dr Deborah Budding. She is a board certified neuropsychologist practising in Southern California who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has a background in literature and magazine publishing prior to earning a PhD in psychology. She is co-author of Subcortical Structures and Cognition: Implications for Neuropsychological Assessment, which was published in 2008, as well as multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. 
  6. The Psych Files – The Psych Files is a Psychology podcast hosted by Dr Michael Britt. He received his PhD from the University at Albany and was Assistant Professor of Psychology for many years at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He started The Psych Files in 2007 and thus one of the longest running podcasts. It is aimed at anyone curious about human behaviour, though students taking a course in psychology, those majoring in psychology, and instructors of psychology will find the podcast particularly of interest.
  7. All in the Mind – This podcast is run by the BBC. This is occasionally updated and is hosted by Claudia Hammond. Recent topics include sibling rivalry, sleep paralysis, and personality change.
  8. Psychology in 10 Minutes – As the name suggests, this podcast broadcast episodes around 10 minutes. Episodes focus on topics such as mental illness stigma, what to say to someone who is grieving, and the Dunning-Kruger effect. It’s a great way to learn something interesting while you’re getting ready for work in the morning or taking a stroll around the block.
  9. Invisibilia – This podcast covers unseeable forces that can control human behaviour and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
  10. Dennis Relojo-Howell Show – This is a podcast that features interviews from interesting people in the fields of psychology, mental health and well-being. This is the podcast of the world’s first blog psychologist, Dennis Relojo-Howell.
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