20 Best British Health Podcasts of 2021

May 18, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about british health? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best british health podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best British Health Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Best Science Medicine Podcast – BS without the BS

  • Publisher: Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan
  • Total Episodes: 130

The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr Michael Allan, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta. For more about us and to get the show notes for each episode, visit our website at www.bsmedicine.com or www.medicationmythbusters.com

The Calm Life

  • Publisher: Immediate Media
  • Total Episodes: 53

Need a moment to relax and unwind? Welcome to The Calm Life (formerly In The Moment Magazine). We’re here to help you discover new ways to live a calmer, happier life.In each episode, we talk to an interesting guest about a wellbeing topic, covering everything from sleep advice to mindfulness and mental health. Past guests include author Matt Haig, anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge, Feel Better Live More host Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Kim-Joy from the Great British Bake Off and many more.Our upcoming series will share lots of wellness tips including how to enjoy time alone, ways to look after your brain health and how to move into the menopause.

Heaven Bent

  • Publisher: Tara Jean Stevens / Frequency Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 18

Tara Jean Stevens was a teenager when a bizarre spiritual movement spread to her childhood church in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Worshipers were laughing uncontrollably, shaking, and falling to the ground. Some even claimed that gold teeth miraculously appeared in their mouths. In season 1, join Tara Jean as she begins her exploration of the “Toronto Blessing”. In season 2, she tracks the spread of this movement to Bethel Church, in Redding, California. Today, Bethel is one of the largest and most unusual churches in America. What goes on inside its bewildering School of Supernatural Ministry? Is Bethel as powerful as its critics believe it to be? And, during the COVID-19 pandemic, why are its most high-profile leaders defying public health orders? Heaven Bent: an examination of divine intervention.

Unfinished Business

  • Publisher: The British Library
  • Total Episodes: 34

The fight for women’s rights is unfinished business. But where do we begin? Join incredible women, including actor and activist Jameela Jamil, Sex Education writer Laurie Nunn, Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan, Olympic gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton and feminist icon Susie Orbach, as they talk to British Library curator Polly Russell about all things sexual liberation, intersectionality, mental health and more. Find out about the long history of women fighting for justice, discover remarkable characters from the past and hear from women today who are challenging and changing the world for the better. Creating a space for in-depth conversations on issues that matter across the world, this brand new podcast accompanies the British Library’s major new exhibition Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, open in London until 21 February 2021. Unfinished Business podcast series is generously supported by Joanna and Graham Barker and The Eccles Centre for American Studies. A Pixiu production. bl.uk/unfinished-business


  • Publisher: Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Total Episodes: 36

Andrew Kirkpatrick is a British mountaineer, award-winning author and film-maker, TV and movie safety advisor, and monologist. He is best known as a big wall climber, having scaled Yosemite’s El Capitan 30+ times, including five solo ascents, and two one day ascents, as well as climbing in Patagonia, Alaska, Africa and Antarctica. He has also crossed Greenland by ski and sailed down Willy Wonka’s chocolate river with Johnny Depp. The Psycho Vertical podcasts cover everything from climbing mountains and mental health, to making a living as a creative and overcoming the hurdles of life.


  • Publisher: healthHackers™
  • Total Episodes: 60

healthHackers® is a YouTube channel and website featuring insights from remarkable figures in health, hosted by former British TV news journalist & presenter, Gemma Evans. The audio tracks from Gemma’s guest interviews are posted to Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts. To watch videos – including Gemma’s trials with cutting-edge wellness products and tech devices – head to youtube.com/healthhackers. Or read articles and get discounts on health tech at healthhackers.org. THE LEGAL BIT: The information broadcast within healthHackers™ should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition in either yourself or others and should not be considered medical advice. healthHackers™ disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on what you hear within episodes of healthHackers™. Please consult your healthcare provider about any health concerns you have. The healthHackers™ series is provided to you on an informational and entertainment basis. Its host and participants cannot be held responsible for damages arising from topics discussed. Terms and conditions here: https://www.healthhackers.org/disclaimer.

Exercising Depression

  • Publisher: Claire
  • Total Episodes: 54

An everyday look at living with Mental Illnesses and Disorders as your standard issue 30something Married British Person. Here I will talk about my experiences with various mental health disorders and illnesses, how I cope every day and how I’ve experienced depression etc. with mile stones and other people. This includes therapy, medication, exercise, marriage, unhealthy relationships and many more. Welcome to Exercising Depression.

It Takes Grit

  • Publisher: Rebecca Louise
  • Total Episodes: 118

Getting your workout in, eating the right foods and changing your mindset is no easy task – IT TAKES GRIT! ‘Failing to prepare is preparing to fail’. Rebecca is here to make sure you know what it takes, how to get through the tough times, keep you on track and get you results no matter what you are looking for. From fitness to nutrition, health to relationships and mindset to motivation. Rebecca gives you the real deal and grit on what it takes to be successful. You will leave each episode with tangible advise that if you choose to implement, will change your life and mindset forever.Join Rebecca Louise and her British humor as she takes you on a journey of self discovery, a broadened mindset and a life without limits. From a small town in England to running an international business and living in Southern California, Rebecca openly shares her experiences and struggles of how she got to where she is today. Coupled with a bunch of hilarious stories, untold events and her quick sarcastic wit, this podcast certainly makes for an easy listen, while providing you with an action plan to achieve your dreams and desires!

Slay In Your Lane: The Podcast

  • Publisher: Studio71 UK
  • Total Episodes: 21

Slay in Your Lane: The Podcast comes from multi-award-winning authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené who rose to prominence with their pioneering guide to life for young Black Women. The podcast, which launches 24th April 2020, will explore topical news and popular culture from a Black British female perspective while expanding upon many of the same themes addressed in the Slay in Your Lane book including navigating the workplace, finances, education, health, relationships and dating.This is a Studio71 production. Producer – Jack Claramunt Assistant Producer – Winnie SimonExec Producer – Tom Payne & Jody SmithProduction Support – Phie McKenzieStudio71 is a Red Arrow Studios Company.

The MARTINZ Critical Review

  • Publisher: The MARTINZ Critical Review
  • Total Episodes: 68

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – ARM YOURSELF WITH IT! Thank you for listening – you didn’t have to but you did! This podcast seeks to separate the truth from propaganda in the field of natural sciences and human health. Here you will find a hard-hitting analysis and commentary covering a number of prescient topics focused primarily on British Columbia. From time to time we will also expand our focus to look at global issues. It is not enough to simply complain about our problems and therefore this program aims to find modern solutions to the issues facing all of us.

A Place of Safety?

  • Publisher: A Place of Safety? Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 36

Many voices are not heard in British mental health care (and beyond), significant flaws are overlooked. If you are not satisfied with the status quo or just curious, follow us!


  • Total Episodes: 90

Welcome to THE NEW SCIENCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH. In 2009 Professor Steven N Blair published a peer-reviewed research in the British Sports Medicine Journal, which changed the direction of physical health outcomes and so began the dawn of a new era I call: THE NEW SCIENCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH. His little known paper was called: THE BIGGEST PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM OF THE 21ST CENTURY. Seven years later the esteemed American Heart Association published a follow up research paper, recommending that Doctors learn a new health biometric for their patients. This biometric has come to be recognised as the number one influencer over your PERSONAL PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS. The title, MY CHILD’S HEALTHY LIFE is in recognition of my son and his grandfather. (My father). On November 1st, 1989 I received a phone call from my mother where she said these three words; “Love, Dad’s died”. My father was just 46 years old and had died suddenly from a massive heart attack. I then went to work for the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Over the past two decades, besides being a health and physical education teacher; I have interviewed over 100 PhDs in medicine, cardiology, childhood physical activity research, cognitive neuroscience, exercise physiology, exercise science, public health, sensor engineering, open-heart surgery, pediatrics, endocrinology and more. I quickly recognized that deep and complex research does not reach the world very quickly. After a solid decade of understanding the work of Professor Blair and others who also contributed to this field of health and medical research, I wanted to be able to tell their story in simple lessons. I wanted there to be an EXPERTS ROADMAP. Right now there is so much of these Professors’ work that remains almost a SECRET to the general public. It is time to get it out there for anyone to listen to for free. I hope that these lessons can be for my son who is not yet a teenager. So that he at least has an EXPERT ROADMAP called THE NEW SCIENCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH. I never want him to be in the same position as his grandfather whom he never got to meet. I can’t wait for you to dive into the NEW SCIENCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH.


  • Publisher: BMJ Group
  • Total Episodes: 597

British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media information portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine. We contribute to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning) and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy). We use web, print, video and audio material to serve the international sport and exercise medicine community. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

Bootleg Magic with Alya Mooro & Nasri Atallah

  • Publisher: Nasri Atallah & Alya Mooro
  • Total Episodes: 6

Each week, two British-Arab creatives check in with each other and a rotating cast of multicultural friends from the world of writing, filmmaking, music, art and more. Bootleg Magic is like catching up with your friends, and discussing mental health, pandemics, love, relationships and all the other stuff that makes up our daily life. The podcast wraps up with a roundup of the pop culture from around the world that you need in your life to help you deal with it all.

The Addicted Austenite

  • Publisher: Catherine Price
  • Total Episodes: 102

Jane Austen is one of my all-time favourite authors and I love the Georgian Period in British History, so I’ve decided to share my passion with you all and talk to you about different subjects surrounding Jane Austen. The episodes will be weekly (hopefully, I have a health issue so it might not always be exact) and they will break down into a few different categories:A History of England by a Partial, Prejudiced and Ignorant Historian. (General Georgian\Regency history)A. Lady (Jane’s Life)There is No Enjoyment Like Reading (Jane’s Novels)News Flash (Jane in the news and popular discussions)The Reel Jane Austen (Jane’s books on film)This podcast is just a bit of fun to give me a nice project to work on, so I hope you enjoy it. Your faithful servant, The Author

Adventures in Dowsing

  • Publisher: The British Society of Dowsers
  • Total Episodes: 59

A series of podcasts about dowsing, originally created by Grahame Gardner for the British Society of Dowsers. Interviews, field reports, talks, lessons and more. Dowsing is about much more than just finding water – it is a very useful tool in all walks of life, particularly for enhancing your intuition and decision-making ability. Find lost items, pipes, cables etc., track ley lines and earth energies, improve your health, expand your mind, take control of your life. Can you learn to dowse from a podcast? Let’s find out!

Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad

  • Publisher: Dave Pickering
  • Total Episodes: 18

This podcast is about my dad, and me, and our relationship. It’s also about death, old age, care, love, history, change, mental health, science, medicine, art, dementia and friendship. It brings together memoir, clips from over 10 years of recordings of my father, sound design, and interviews with experts. It takes you on a journey down to a sunless sea. This podcast includes content funded by the British Podcast Awards Fund and the Wellcome Trust.

#QueerAF | queer inspiring LGBT + stories

  • Publisher: QueerAF
  • Total Episodes: 39

Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere. Download and take the best UK lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer story podcast with you, as recommended by Cosmopolitan, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, Spotify Digital Pride collection and Apple Podcast’s Pride collection. The show was nominated for a British Podcast Award 2019. We’re back in 2020 with Season 4, with more LGBT+ reporters than ever.#QueerAF keeps the pride of conversation – that is National Student Pride, an event for LGBT+ students and graduates – a discussion that carries on all year round. We have the UK’s biggest free LGBT+ job fair powered by Pride.Careers, taboo challenging and topical panel discussions, live recordings of the show and tantalising performances. Don’t miss the biggest event in the UK’s student calendar, in February, the UK’s LGBT History Month.

The Constant Geekery Podcast

  • Publisher: Constant Geekery
  • Total Episodes: 27

Weekly tech news with a healthy dose of dry British humour.

PN podcast

  • Publisher: BMJ Group
  • Total Episodes: 76

The essential point of Practical Neurology is that it is practical in the sense of being useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. In other words this is a journal for jobbing neurologists who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out. Practical Neurology is included as part of a subscription to JNNP and provided in print to all members of the Association of British Neurologists. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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