10 Best Self-Help Podcasts in 2024

What if you could improve your life, little by little, by listening to a podcast episode every day? Though self-improvement is a deeply personal journey, we promise there's a self-help podcast out there that’s perfectly suited to you.

Whether you're seeking a motivational boost or expert relationship advice, there are countless incredible titles just waiting to be discovered. Here are ten of the best self-help podcasts to try today.


1) Best of relationship advice: Where Should We Begin?

Where Should We Begin? is the closest you’ll get to being a fly on a relationship expert’s wall. Each week, you can listen in as renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel talks to real people about the raw, sometimes painful realities of their relationships, including those going through marriage breakdowns, friendship conflicts, and workplace challenges.

If you have a relationship in your life that you want to improve or better understand, Where Should We Begin? will provide you with a deeper look into the complexities of human connection.

2) Best of mindfulness: Our Mindful Nature

Hosted by meditation teacher Meryl Arnett, Our Mindful Nature (formerly known as the Mindful Minute) combines mindfulness advice, guided meditations, and interviews to create a deep and insightful learning experience for listeners.

This podcast has evolved over time and today focuses on classes centered around nature-based meditations, but has a huge backlog of episodes made up of mini-meditations and longer episodes covering topics ranging from self-discipline to mindful parenting for you to explore.

3) Best of personal growth: Unlocking Us

Brené Brown is the undisputed queen of self-improvement. On each episode of Unlocking Us, Brown the human experience with experts or celebrity guests, with topics ranging from finding yourself and practicing empathy to social injustice issues and the impact of tech on our futures.

What makes the listening experience all the richer is that Brown isn’t afraid to have challenging conversations or to share her perspective on how we live our lives. With six number-one New York Times bestselling books under her belt, we think she knows what she’s talking about.

4) Best of positivity: Happier with Gretchen Rubin

If you’re looking for practical tips to help you live a happier life, keep reading. Happier with Gretchen Rubin is, unsurprisingly, all about happiness.

Hosted by best-selling author Gretchen Rubin and her sister, each episode of this thought-provoking podcast discusses a different happiness-related topic, offering advice on everything from managing the complex feelings that come with graduating college to embracing fun.

5) Best of mental health & wellbeing: The Hardcore Self Help Podcast

If you like podcasters who don’t mince their words, The Hardcore Self Help Podcast is for you. With psychologist (and ‘regular dude’) Dr. Robert Duff at its helm, this no-nonsense listen is packed with practice advice on a huge range of topics, including mental health, anxiety, relationships, and more.

Expect truly helpful tips and a fresh perspective on navigating real-life concerns, all shared without relying on what Dr. Duff calls “psychobabble BS.”

6) Best of celebrity: Oprah's Super Soul

It should be no surprise that Oprah has one of the best self-improvement podcasts around. Releasing new episodes weekly, Oprah's Super Soul features Oprah interviewing some of the most inspiring people in the world, including authors, health and wellness experts, celebrities, and more.

With over 500 past episodes exploring life’s biggest questions available, Oprah's Super Soul is here to enlighten you.


7) Best of educational: Huberman Lab

Self-improvement looks different for everyone, and if you’re scientifically minded, you’ll love Huberman Lab. Hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman, a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology, this interview-style podcast takes a science-focused approach to self-help.

Huberman Labs explores a wide range of topics, including managing ADHD, accelerating fitness, and improving focus.

8) Best of business: The Tim Ferriss Show

A podcast that has been described as “life-changing” by listeners, The Tim Ferriss Show features an eclectic mix of guests from all walks of life. Honestly, at this point, Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, has interviewed pretty much every high performer in every industry worldwide.

In each episode, Ferriss interviews a new guest, digging deep into their routines, habits, and behaviors to extract the most practical advice on business, productivity, self-improvement, and beyond.

9) Best of motivational: Power Hour

Listening to Power Hour is like having a motivational speaker in your pocket! Or your phone. Seriously — Power Hour and host Adrienne Herbert are here to motivate you to harness your full potential and chase your dreams.

Each episode is roughly an hour long and features Herbert speaking to a different guest about their routines and the rules they live by, providing valuable advice designed to help you make the most of your days.

10) Best of lifestyle: How to Fail

How to Fail is the perfect podcast to tune into when you’ve majorly effed up. Firstly, because it’ll help put things in perspective, and secondly, because these insightful and often humorous conversations will make you instantly forget about your worries.

This long-running podcast celebrates failure or, more importantly, the learning that comes from failing. Over the years, host Elizabeth Day has interviewed everyone from Dolly Alderton to Shania Twain, exploring how they’ve embraced their biggest failures and even turned them into growth opportunities.

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