Listening in on someone else's conversation could help you.

Over the past few years podcasts have become a source of learning, entertainment and enlightenment for millions of people around the world.  Short interviews have turned into hours long conversations.  Interesting stories and people that would likely never have been heard are now available to be discovered whenever, wherever you want them. 

 

Life as a carer can be hectic and time consuming, we lose touch with family and mates, we can become socially isolated and feel out of sync with the world but with podcasts we can feel somewhat connected by listening in on a conversation that we'd perhaps like to be part of ourselves.  A good podcast can fill in time whilst waiting for a loved one at a medical appointment, provide entertainment whilst doing household chores, challenge our thoughts and beliefs on a subject or simply help us relax at the end of a busy day.

 

There are thousands of podcasts available online to stream or download, usually free, that cover virtually any topic you are interested in.   

 

In no particular order,  Men Care Too has selected the following podcasts which each offer something different that may be of interest, help improve your situation or simply used as a way to be entertained.  Show descriptions are from either the podcast website or iTunes, to listen simply click on the logo for the website where you can download episodes or follow the link to iTunes found under the show description.  

Warning - Some shows contain colourful language and adult themed conversations.

Disclaimer - Men Care Too does not endorse the content or opinions offered in any of the shows. 

If you have any suggestions for podcasts not listed here please get in touch via the feedback form here.

Where the biggest names in the world of sport go one-on-one with sports journalist Mark Howard. From ultimate highs to tear-jerking lows, Howie lifts the lid on the real stories behind the headlines.

The guide to hacking life - how to hack our lives to feel, look and live better. Life is busy and demanding. The pressures of work, family and life mean we don't always get to look after ourselves as well as we should; our choices around food, exercise, sleep and mental health all start to slip.

"Pukka" is a Hindi word which means authentic and genuine. Having authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional well-being helps to normalise these types of conditions. 

Mark Bouris speaks to business owners and entrepreneurs ... digging into their stories and finds out why they set out to create their own path, their challenges and where they go from here.

Journalist Nikki Markovics is joined by comedian Wil Anderson, footy legend Brendan Fevola, and mental health expert Dr Grant Blashki for a wide-ranging chat about men's health and well-being.

Tough conversations are the conversations we don’t like having. They’re hard, uncomfortable and sometimes scary but more often than not they lead to change.  Listen as Henry Rollins road trips through Australia having tough conversations with real Australians, challenging the out-of-date perceptions that we traditionally used to define tough.
 

Exploring the parallels between physical and mental health from a realistic, practical perspective.

What does it mean to be a man? For generations, we've been raised to believe that to 'be a man' we must be strong, brave and stoic but the stereotype is stopping us from asking for help. Now, it's time to redefine our own perception of masculinity. Join Gus Worland (Triple M Grill Team co-host ) and Dr Tim Sharp (The Happiness Institute) as they explore topics including health, career, women, sexuality, social media and the taboos surrounding mental health.

Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living.

Each participant shares their story with the aim of helping those who are struggling and those who may be supporting them.

Tribe of Mentors is a short form podcast series from Tim Ferriss.  The show highlights short life advice from the best in the world answering a series of carefully crafted questions.

Episodes explore how to live a life of both contemplation and action, while having some fun along the way. The show topics cover everything from history and philosophy, to social/professional skills, to parenting, to self-defense and physical training, to pop culture and literature.

Retired Navy Seal, Jocko Willink and director Echo Charles discuss discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships and everyday life.

Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.  This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

Danny Frawley hosts the show on men's health. Whether it be mental health, addiction or lifestyle, No Man Should Ever Walk Alone covers it all.

The Man Talks podcast is where self motivated men come to learn from a diverse mix of experienced mentors on how to be better Fathers, Husbands, Boyfriends, Brothers, Leaders and Entrepreneurs.  Interviews have included the worlds best professional and academic minds.

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme.

Our ultimate goal is to reduce suicide among men globally with some straight up chat about Men's Health.  You'll finish each episode with actionable tips and tactics to making positive change in your life and learn how to positively impact the lives of those around you.

Comedian, actor and UFC host discussing a wide variety of topics with guests that come from all walks of life.  Long form conversation style podcast that offers insights and perspective often in a funny and intelligent way. 

Movember Podcast is dedicated to real stories about dealing (and sometimes not dealing) with life’s transitions, drawing out tools and tips that can lead to a happier, healthier, and longer life.

Welcome to the Distilled Gentleman podcast, where everyday guys become well rounded gentlemen.  This show gives you simple introductions to the essential skills you need to become a better man.  Each week we interview experts and thought leaders that will motivate you to set a higher bar in your life.  From practical tips on how to be a more refined man , to insights about social confidence and productivity, we give you the knowledge and tools to become the best version of yourself.

We are reclaiming what it means to be a man.  Each week we interview the worlds most successful men on the planet - elite athletes, warriors, authors and world class entrepreneurs - extract their hard fought lessons and experiences and deliver them straight to you.

Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships, to solo rounds with the host, Lewis Howes, and the once a week listener-favorite, the 5 Minute Friday format.

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