When I queued up what I thought was a new episode of Serial last week, only to be met with Sarah Koenig's two-minute announcement that from now on, new episodes will only appear every other week, I literally yelled NOOOOO at the sound system in my car. (I can't be the only one, right?) I look forward to Thursday as the one day a week when L.A. traffic isn't quite so painful on my way to and from work, the one day when fellow commuters aren't subjected to the sight of my very lively car karaoke sessions.
I've been trying out new podcasts for several weeks now, but this Serial news made the situation a little more urgent. Fortunately, there are so many amazing alternatives—and a handful of them happen to be beauty related.
Check out the health and beauty podcasts we recommend.
New episodes on a frequent but irregular basis.
Curious about what really happens behind the scenes of YouTube beauty vlogging? Erika Vieira gives a peek, asking successful users how they made it big for themselves by connecting with viewers across the globe.
Looking to inspire her listeners to be the healthiest and happiest possible versions of themselves, life coach and author Katie Dalebout leads a relatable but thought-provoking discussion with a different expert every week, covering everything from yoga to body positivity to natural skincare. Past guests include Gabby Bernstein and Tata Harper.
New episodes every Monday.
Dynamic duo Randy and Perry don’t exactly sound like your typical beauty experts, but as professional scientists, they’ve made it their mission to address all your burning questions with cold, hard facts. Topics range from “Should you buy organic botox from Kim Kardashian?” to “How do you moisturize curly hair?” These dudes tell it straight—and they’re funny, too.
In this wildly popular podcast, dietitian Monica Reinegal offers brilliant hacks for eating better, addressing questions like “Does eating meat make PMS work?” and “How do you find coffee that won’t bother your stomach?” The capper: Each answer is 10 minutes or less.
Don't forget that mental balance is a vital part of beauty and wellness! Queue up this series when you’re en route to a big presentation or meeting—with insight from successful entrepreneurs, neurologists, mindfulness experts, and more on how they stay motivated and positive, it’s basically the ultimate pep talk.
New episodes monthly.
To those who’ve found themselves binge-watching TED Talks by the dozen, note that it's just as addictive—and inspiring—to listen to them. Learn about everything from de-stressing techniques to the toxic effect body negativity has on your mind and body.
What are your favorite podcasts? Tell us what we should be listening to in the comments below.