20 Best UK Psychology Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk psychology? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk psychology 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 UK Psychology Podcasts 2021

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

Appearance Matters: The Podcast!

  • Publisher: The Centre for Appearance Research
  • Total Episodes: 64

Appearance Matters: The Podcast! Is the official podcast of the Centre for Appearance Research – a world leading research centre investigating body image and appearance psychology research, based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. Hosted and produced by Nadia Craddock and Jade Parnell. New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

The U-Turn Podcast

  • Publisher: Alex Over
  • Total Episodes: 56

Alex Over with his ever-growing podcast show – The U-Turn Podcast. He is also a Music Artist and Psychology degree student from London, UK. He is driven by exploring many areas of people’s lives from a personal to a professional level and the challenges we face, Alex’s ever-expanding and varied portfolio, which delves into understanding the coinciding human behaviour. His podcast show, The U-Turn Podcast features a plethora of exciting guests, delving into discussions and personal stories about well-being, life lessons, making personal changes and the Psychology behind it. 🎙 #theuturnpodcast

Real World Behavioural Science

  • Publisher: Stu King
  • Total Episodes: 30

Welcome to the Real World Behavioural Science (RWBS) podcast, where we look at how behavioural and social sciences are being used in the real world to help change the public’s health, for good. The RWBS podcast is created by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (www.BSPHN.org.uk) and is aimed at people working in public health, academia and industry, who have an interest in how behavioural science is being used to improve health and wellbeing.Each month, Stu King (BSPHN Committee Member and founder & CEO of behaviour change specialists BeeZee Bodies) interviews professionals from the worlds of public health, academia and industry, who are using behavioural science to help change people’s lives. We have episodes featuring: – Professor Jim McManus – Co-founder of the BSPHN & Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council, UK – Dr Amy Bucher – Behavioural Scientist at MadPow, Boston, USA – Dr Nick Cavill – Quasi-academic and Director of a Public Health Consultancy, UK – Professor Chris Armitage – Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester, UK – Rich Sheridan – CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbour, USA- Dr Justin Varney – Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council, UK – Mike Kelly – Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University Institute of Public Health, UK – Wendy Wills – University of Hertfordshire- Kim Roberts – HENRY We have some great guests in the pipeline from across industry, public health and academia and from across the world, including: – Samuel Salzer – Habits Weekly, Sweden – Tim Chadborn – PHE Behavioural Insights Team Subscribe now!

The Anthill

  • Publisher: The Conversation
  • Total Episodes: 67

The Anthill is a show for curious minds, with a mix of everything from science, history and psychology to politics and economics. We unearth new stories from the world of academia, bringing new and cutting edge research on the big issues of the day. The Anthill is produced by The Conversation, a not-for-profit media organisation which provides a platform for academics to share their expertise with the general public. It’s hosted by Annabel Bligh, business and economy editor at The Conversation UK. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Evolving Leader

  • Publisher: Jean Gomes and Scott Allender
  • Total Episodes: 37

The Evolving Leader Podcast is a show set in the context of the world’s ‘great transition’ – technological, environmental and societal upheaval – that requires deeper, more committed leadership to confront the world’s biggest challenges. Hosts, Jean Gomes (a New York Times best selling author) and Scott Allender (an award winning leadership development specialist working in the creative industries) approach complex topics with an urgency that matches the speed of change. This show will give insights about how today’s leaders can grow their capacity for leading tomorrow’s rapidly evolving world. With accomplished guests from business, neuroscience, psychology, and more, the Evolving Leader Podcast is a call to action for deep personal reflection, and conscious evolution. The world is evolving, are you?A little more about the hosts:New York Times best selling author, Jean Gomes, has more than 30 years experience working with leaders and their teams to help them face their organisation’s most challenging issues. His clients span industries and include Google, BMW, Toyota, eBay, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Warner Music, Sony Electronics, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, the UK Olympic system and many others.Award winning leadership development specialist, Scott Allender has over 20 years experience working with leaders across various businesses, including his current role heading up global leadership development at Warner Music. An expert practitioner in emotional intelligence and psychometric tools, Scott has worked to help teams around the world develop radical self-awareness and build high performing cultures.The Evolving Leader podcast is produced by Phil Kerby at Outside © 2021The Evolving Leader music is a Ron Robinson composition, © 2020

Lisa Page

  • Publisher: Lisa Page
  • Total Episodes: 70

Lisa Page is an international teacher, author, poet and women’s mentor who has explored the deeper truths of spirituality and sexuality for over twenty years. As a sacred intimacy teacher Lisa has been profoundly influenced by her work with David Deida since 2008, while the somatic and psychological aspect of her work has been deeply informed by her 4 year diploma in Yoga therapy, Masters in Neurological Re-patterning, Hypnosis, Performance Coaching and additional psychology training with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Lisa works with women and couples world-wide and has taught trainings and live workshops in Australia, USA, Asia, NZ, UK and Europe.

Connection Matters Podcast

  • Publisher: Leona Johnson, Live Wild
  • Total Episodes: 27

Connection Matters Podcast brings together heart centred, nature-connected, curious people who share the enquiry; how can we create a connected and meaningful way of living that brings more health, happiness and growth to our world? Hosted by Leona Johnson and born out of her inspired journey into Eco-psychology and Nature Mentoring as well as running the Social Enterprise Live Wild CIC this podcast aims to capture some of the stories, wisdom and magic of the inspirational friends, teachers and mentors she has worked with over the years as well as with many others working towards authentic, connection driven living. Themes we explore include; Permaculture, Eco-psychology, The Eight Shields Model for Holistic Connection, Earth based Spirituality and traditional cultural wisdom, Nature connection through plants, Culture Repair, Ancestral Work, Grief Work and Trauma, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Movement, Body Work and breath work, Voice work and music, Community and celebration, Rites of Passage, Connection parenting, Bio-leadership and Heart Centred Entrepreneurship as well as many others. With deep gratitude for all of life this podcast is dedicated to the future seven generations. [email protected] www.livewild.org.uk/connectionmatterspodcast

The 3 Good Podcast

  • Publisher: Sukh Pabial
  • Total Episodes: 48

Sukh Pabial talks about all things related to positive psychology, wellbeing, resilience, mental health and emotional intelligence.

The Perfect Athlete Podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Billam-Smith
  • Total Episodes: 12

Hi, I’m Chris Billam-Smith, AKA The Gentleman. I’m a professional boxer, and the current Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion. This is my brand new podcast, The Perfect Athlete. I’m always striving to be the best and perform better in my sport and I’m constantly experimenting with new technique within my training and lifestyle to find that extra 1% or 2% difference to make me stronger, faster or mentally sharper than my opponents. I’m on a mission to find out what makes the perfect athlete, how constantly striving for perfection can make you better and how the measure of perfect might look across different sports and environments. In this podcast I’m going to be talking to world-leading experts across a range of fields and world-class athletes from every sport. We’ll explore their techniques, hacks and debunk any myths when striving for perfection and explore the breakthrough’s in science and techniques that push the limits of what is possible. We’re going to look into everything from the obvious such as nutrition, hydration, training methods and treatments to the more obscure including psychology, holistic approaches, breathing techniques and beyond. I’m really excited to get started on this podcast journey with you, you can sign up to be the first to hear about the launch of the podcast over at https://perfectathletepodcast.com/ and reach out to me via my instagram page with any questions https://www.instagram.com/perfectathletepod/. I’ll see you soon for round 1!Sponsored and produced by Podcast Labs: https://www.podcastlabs.co.uk/

The Compassionate Leadership Interview

  • Publisher: Chris Whitehead
  • Total Episodes: 33

A series of interviews with public, private, and third sector leaders for whom compassion is central to their practice. We explore compassion for one another, for teams and for oneself. It continues a journey that Chris started when he wrote Compassionate Leadership (www.compassionate-leadership.co.uk), a book that combines life experience, psychology and neuroscience to create a point of departure for leaders that are seeking to create places of belonging at work. It’s based on the observation that people thrive when they feel seen and heard, they are loyal when they are growing and developing, they are motivated when they understand the vision of the business. At the same time we acknowledge the diversity of people and the sophistication of the human mind. It’s a sophistication that makes us a temperamental thoroughbred as opposed to a sturdy draft horse. We can be agile, creative, imaginative and empathetic but also obsessive, recalcitrant and depressive. Compassionate leadership involves embracing the messiness of the human condition and working with it. Chris is a coach, writer, and speaker, whose blog can be found on Medium (https://medium.com/@chris-97488). You’ll find him on Instagram at chriswh1tehead.

Project Body Love

  • Publisher: Women’s Health
  • Total Episodes: 32

Project Body Love podcast from Women’s Health is a 30 day programme designed to help you improve your relationship with your body. With only 6% of women describing themselves as body confident, it is clear that image concerns and negative body image holds women back from living fuller lives. This November, Women’s Health have set out to change this, with evidence based research, and science backed exercises to help you unpick these negative narratives, hosted by body confidence advocate Jada Sezer. Each 3-5 minute episode will target different societal aspects as to why so many feel the way they do and encourage you to set the right intentions to learn to appreciate the human body. For more helpful and advice please visit womenshealthmag.com/uk/projectbodylove and don’t forget to share your progress with us @womenshealthuk #ProjectBodyLove The functionality-focused exercises in this series are based on the Expand Your Horizon programme, developed and tested by Dr. Jessica Alleva and her colleagues at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The results of Expand Your Horizon have been published in several academic articles, for example: Alleva, J. M., Martijn, C., van Breukelen, G. J. P., Jansen, A., & Karos, K. (2015). Expand Your Horizon: A programme that improves body image and reduces self-objectification by training women to focus on body functionality. Body Image, 15, 81-89. To read more about the Expand Your Horizon programme, and Dr. Alleva’s work, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/jessica.alleva or www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mind-your-body. The interview with Dr. Alleva on Appearance Matters: The Podcast (mentioned in Day 8), can be found at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-22-exercise-body-image/id1069856498?i=1000394756222. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/uk/projectbodylove

Māṇḍūkya Upanishad | Advaita Vedanta

  • Publisher: Vedanta Society, San Francisco
  • Total Episodes: 44

Swami Tattwamayananda’s exposition of the Mandukya Upanishad with Karika was given at the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) from April 13, 2012, to December 20, 2013, in a series of 44 lectures. The Mandukya Upanisad belongs to the Atharva Veda tradition and consists of 12 mantras. According to many modern scholars, it is the first systematic treatise on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. The Mandukya Karika is a commentary in 215 metrical verses by Gaudapada Acharya who is the first well-known exponent of the doctrine of non-origination Ajātivāda (अजातिवाद). He is supposed to have lived around the 6th century A.D, about 150 years before Sri Shankaracharya. Sri Shankaracharya’s (788-820 CE) commentary on Mandukya Karika establishes the superstructure of Advaita philosophy, the philosophy of Non-Dualism. Before Sri Shankaracharya, the idea of Advaita or nondualistic philosophy existed because it is as old as Rig Veda itself, but the formulation of a complete and compact philosophical structure, expounding its metaphysics, ontology, cosmology, logic, and epistemology, was entirely his contribution.Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, (originally founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya’s commentaries on the ‘Prasthanatraya’ (the fundamental Sanskrit texts of Vedanta philosophy), Buddhism and Indian philosophy. He underwent traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit, Vedic and Vedantic literature for many years, from his early days. Before coming to the United States in January 2012 he was teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic scriptures and Indian philosophy at the Training center in Belur Math, the institution that trains the monks of the Ramakrishna Order at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India. Apart from his traditional education, the Swami has also received modern University education in English literature, psychology, European history, and Western philosophy. He is frequently invited for lectures on Yoga, Vedanta, and traditional Hindu scriptures and for participating in interfaith dialogues.For more:Web: www.sfvedanta.orgLivestream: https://livestream.com/sfvedantaFacebook: www.facebook.com/sfvedantaYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SFVedantaAll Original Content © Vedanta Society of Northern California


  • Publisher: luciferdm
  • Total Episodes: 1

Welcome to the LUCIFER! Based on a collaboration between psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Liverpool we made LUCIFER (Least-Worst Uncertainty Choice Inventory For Emergency Responses) as a research method to explore decision-making in extreme environments. In this channel, we talk about the psychology of making decisions. We translate our on-going research in the field, interview those who have made impossible decisions and even show you how tips you can use to improve your own decision-making. This series is supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER In this video Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool, Ground Truth) and I explore the biggest decision facing leaders across the globe. For more information on our work, and us check out: Neil Shortland: www.neilshortland.com Laurence Alison: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/institute…Ground Truth: http://www.ground-truth.co.uk/New podcast weblog

Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind – Change Your Life

  • Publisher: Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman: Personal Development | Mind Management | Educators | Authors | Entrepreneurs
  • Total Episodes: 100

Want to change or improve your life or business, but know how hard it can be? The Award Winning Changeability Podcast, Best Self-Help Podcast (UK Podcasters Awards 2015) can help. With much of our behaviour carried out on an unconscious level, this is great to keep us alive but not so great when we want to change something. The mechanisms that protect us are the mechanisms that make it hardest to change. Enter Changeability – the ability to change through managing your mind and tactics. With discussion and interviews to empower and inspire a happier, successful life or business, this Award Winning Podcast looks at practical mind management and change techniques, tactics and tools – taken from the worlds of personal development, psychology, neuroscience, business, sport, entertainment and spirituality.

The Black Business Psychology Podcast

  • Publisher: Grace Mansah-Owusu, PhD
  • Total Episodes: 29

A UK based podcast for any one who wants to hear about the career journey’s of black psychologists who have followed varied routes after qualifications in psychology. The podcast will also showcase careers and stories about applying psychology to a variety of different settings from people from Asian and underrepresented groups. It also offers analysis of social issues including, race, ethnicity, gender and class.

Psycomedy with Nathan Cassidy

  • Publisher: Nathan Cassidy, Mike Hanson
  • Total Episodes: 132

What makes a stand up comedian tick? How do they handle heckles and bad gigs? Are they brave or just mal adjusted individuals? And what makes them want to do this impossible job in the first place? Join Nathan Cassidy, stand up comedian and BA Sci in Psychology – a first from Bristol University – as he delves into the dark recesses of the comedian’s psyche in Psycomedy. Psycomedy has charted in India, Iceland, Macau, Singapore, Mongolia, France, Ireland, the UK, and was briefly number one in Argentina! ‘There are plenty of laddish comedy podcasts out there with blokes laughing a bit too loudly at each other. This, thankfully, isn’t one of them. It’s thoughtful, sensitive, and also funny! Nathan is a cracking host who listens carefully and only interjects to steer conversation to deeper, more interesting elements of what it takes to be a comic.’ BBC Radio.

The Fill or Kill Podcast

  • Publisher: Luke Lambo, Tyler Chianelli
  • Total Episodes: 22

The Fill or Kill Podcast is a stock options trader psychology and finance storytelling Podcast. We hope to bridge the gap between wealth & the rising tide of millennial traders. Tyler Chianelli is the Founder & CEO of WEATHVISORS® and Vestalyze.com home of the world famous (Options Trading Coach Course®) with 15+ years options trading experience. Luke Montoni, MBA is a well seasoned financial analyst with a passion for trading. Luke is Tylers #1 student and a testament to the (Options Trading Coach Course®).

Dark Horse Entrepreneur

  • Publisher: Tracy Brinkmann
  • Total Episodes: 197

From hitting the rock bottom of drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and even the death of an 18 month old daughter to running the planning & marketing of some of corporate america’s finest companies. My name is Tracy Brinkmann an entrepreneur, author and uplifting coach. You see, I know that life isn’t fair and participation awards do not feed your family… I invite you to learn from a fellow Dark Horse all that I have learned and am still learning about starting, restarting, kick starting and stepping up your entrepreneur business and marketing game while not ignoring that amazing tool between your ears..yep your personal development & psychology counts too! I share everything I have learned about small & big business, planning, marketing, solopreneurship, entrepreneurship, personal and team productivity, building and maintaining your mental agility, iron will, as well as your mindset, so you can run your race, buck the odds and win! This show is for driven solopreneurs & entrepreneurs just getting started, restarted & kick-started or, even my accomplished business owners (yes the brick and mortar Dark Horses too) already cashing checks who want to start stepping up, to cross that next finish line in first place. All those Dark Horses out there seeing the odds in everyone else’s favor, feeling everyone betting they will not win, place or even show! Those Dark Horses that are committed to firing it up, figuring it out, and stepping up their game, to ultimately win and gain the respect they desire, earned and deserve. I share all of my most laughable “HA-HA” moments as well as those “a-ha moments” along my race to building a passive income business. I will talk about those tough lessons learned, sometimes multiple times until finally, beating the odds and crossing the finish line – even if it was not in first place, because we cannot and will not win them all. Know that this Dark Horse does not have all the answers so I will team with those that do, interviewing some of the most successful visionaries, celebrities, and thought leaders who practice ethical entrepreneurship, personal development, positive habits, & self-awareness as a part of their course to gain professional growth and wealth. We are talking about Entrepreneurship / Business tips and advice in the spirit of Tim Ferris, Garry Vaynerchuk, Ed Mylett, Brooks Castillo, Hollis, Nick Loper, Jordan Lee Dooley and Farnoosh Torabi along with Inspiration, motivation, personal development and self-help without the “rah rah” in the spirit of Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Robert Kiyosaki, Jillian Michaels, Jack Canfield, Zig Ziglar, Rich Roll, Jordan Harbinger, Scott Smith and Jody Moore.

A Pastor and a Philosopher Walk into a Bar

  • Publisher: Randy Knie, Kyle Whitaker
  • Total Episodes: 24

The podcast where we mix a sometimes weird but always delicious cocktail of theology, philosophy, and spirituality. We’re a pastor and a philosopher who have discovered that sometimes pastors need philosophy, and sometimes philosophers need pastors. We tackle topics and interview guests that straddle the divide between our interests. Who we are: Randy Knie (Co-Host) – Randy is the founding and Lead Pastor of Brew City Church in Milwaukee, WI. Randy loves his family, the Church, cooking, and the sound of his own voice. He drinks boring pilsners. Kyle Whitaker (Co-Host) – Kyle is Visiting Assistant Professor of philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kyle loves his wife, sarcasm, kindness, and making fun of pop psychology. He drinks childish slushy beers. Elliot Lund (Producer) – Elliot is a recovering fundamentalist. His favorite people are his wife and three boys, and his favorite things are computers and hamburgers. Elliot loves mixing with a variety of ingredients, including Rye, compression, EQ, and bitters.

The Neuro Clinic

  • Publisher: Ingram Wright
  • Total Episodes: 5

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