The best radio and podcasts to beat the January blues

Jan 2020  RadioWorks Blog

january blues

January is a real bugger. While many experiment with Veganuary or dear old Dry Jan, others struggle with where to even begin. Point is, we all strive to start the year off right, right? And a great place to start is finding the perfect audio companion. So, to that end, here’s our list of favourite radio and podcasts to help you beat those January blues.


Happy Place

Happy Place – Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton’s long-running Happy Place podcast might be the best way to battle the wintery period this year.

Fearne reflects and discusses openly how best to cope with stress, offering actionable self-care tips alongside a wide range of familiar faces, including Paloma Faith, Stephen Fry and Dawn French. This series creates exactly what it says on the tin – a happy place.


Bar chat, Diageo

Bar Chat

Diageo’s newest Bar Academy podcast, Bar Chat, may not be the first that springs to mind when tackling the blues – but this mixology pod, produced by Maple Street Creative just might surprise you, particularly for those not quite brave enough to go completely dry this Jan.

Led by world-class bartender Tristan Stephenson, Bar Chat reveals the latest trends and movements sweeping the bar industry including the ‘low and no alcohol’ movement and tips on how to look after yourself in the industry.


Feel Better, Live More

Feel Better, Live More

Host of the BBC’s Doctor in The House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee believes that “health has become overcomplicated” and aims to simplify it. With over 15 years of experience, this bona fide healthcare guru attempts to uncover the truth behind common health misconceptions. So, before you take on any diet fads, be sure to give this essential podcast a listen.


Jazz FM

Jazz FM

Looking for a radio station to ease the stress this season? Jazz does it like no other. The station broadcasts some of the greatest jazz from the world’s greatest artists. Jazz’s eclectic selection of music can bring a natural sense of relief for mind and body, helping you beat the blues, with… blues.


The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience

This hilarious pod, hosted by US comedian Joe Rogan, is a must-listen this January. The Joe Rogan Experience has grown into one of the world’s most popular podcasts, receiving millions of listeners every episode – all of which are thoroughly entertaining.

Joe hosts alongside a wide array of guests, from Robb Wolf, author of the New York Times bestselling The Paleo Solution and renowned CrossFit trainer Kelly Starrett. So, if you’re looking for an educational pod packed with personality, this one’s for you.


Smooth Chill

Smooth Chill

Another amazingly ambient station is Smooth Chill. This digital radio broadcast, dedicated to chill music, is the perfect antidote to our busy lives, providing the ultimate escape. Chill features a non-stop relaxing mix from artists including London Grammar, Moby and Portishead.


TedTalks Health

TEDTalks Health

You’ve probably heard of Ted Talks podcasts, an audible assortment of thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable – well TedTalks Health offers just that, with particular focus on the topic of wellness.

This pod is filled to the brim with fascinating and inspirational talks led by global thought leaders, curated under the banner of health. Listen as they share their discoveries and breakthroughs about well-being and medicine – some of which are truly mind-blowing.


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