The 23 Best Meditation Podcasts in 2023

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Are you looking for a meditation podcast? Some meditation podcasts discuss meditation and mindfulness practices, some podcasts offer guided meditations, and some podcasts interview meditation teachers and famous authors. There are meditation podcasts for Buddhists, Christians, atheists, and skeptics.

This list will help you find the perfect podcast for you, whether you’re a beginner or an expert, whether you’re looking for short meditations or longer guided meditations, whether you’re looking for science-based investigations on meditation, meditations to begin the day, or meditations to sleep well.

Podcasts for guided meditations

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Tara Brach

  • Tara Brach, Ph.D. is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of the bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blends Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. Her podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening, and bringing healing to our world.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify
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The Mindful Minute with Meryl Arnett

  • Meryl Arnett has been a meditation teacher since 2010 who focuses on how mindfulness can improve our daily lives. Each week she releases a talk and guided meditation, as well as the occasional mini-meditation.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Android, and Google Podcasts.
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The Daily Meditation Podcast with Mary Meckley

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Mindfulness Meditation with The Rubin Museum of Art

  • Based in New York and sponsored by The Robin Museum of Art, the Mindfulness Meditation podcast offers weekly meditation sessions guided by prominent meditation teachers that focus on a specific piece of art. This unique concept is coupled with core meditation themes such as harmony, healing, care, and presence.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher App, SoundCloud, and TuneIn Radio.

Podcasts with mini-guided meditations

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Radio Headspace

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Mindful in Minutes

  • If you struggle with anxiety, insomnia, or self-esteem, the Mindful in Minutes podcast is perfect for you. Kelly Smith’s short meditations focus on the benefits of mindfulness and how to improve mental health issues.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.
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Meditation Minis

  • With guided meditations around 10 minutes long, the Meditation Minis podcast is a great way to recenter when you aren’t feeling your best. The intention of these meditations is to soothe stress, overcome negative thinking, boost confidence, and improve well-being overall.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Science-Based podcasts about meditation, Buddhism, and psychology

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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

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A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment

  • This weekly podcast explores the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of analytical meditation through a scientific lens and regularly releases guided meditations. Offering interviews with famous Buddhists, solo talks with host Scott Snibbe, and guided meditations, A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment was created for the critical but curious skeptic who wants to learn about the deeper benefits of meditation.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Pandora.
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On Being

  • Hosted by Krista Tippett, a journalist, entrepreneur, and writer, On Being is a weekly podcast that discusses topics such as spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. She interviews famous figures, including Thich Nhat Hanh and Jane Goodall, and uploads both edited and unedited versions of each podcast episode.
  • Where to listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts.
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Secular Buddhism

  • Those who are secular but interested in Buddhism should try this podcast by Noah Rasheta. He doesn’t conduct interviews, he simply talks about topics that beginners to Buddhism will find interesting such as unlearning, Buddha Nature, or emotional enlightenment.
  • Where to listen: Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn.
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Everyday Buddhism

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The FitMind Podcast

  • Taking a very scientific approach, The FitMind Podcast is centered on psychology, neuroscience, mental health, mindfulness meditation, productivity, brain technologies, stoicism, and happiness hacking. The host, Liam McClintock, interviews a wide variety of guests from neuroscientists to Buddhists to athletes.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
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Tricycle Talks

  • Brought to you by the popular Tricycle Magazine, this Buddhist podcast conducts interviews with contemporary Buddhist leaders. It is great for beginners as well as those well-versed in Buddhism.
  • Where to listen: iTunes and SoundCloud.
The Wisdom Podcast hosted by Daniel Aitken of Wisdom Publications

The Wisdom Podcast

  • This Buddhist podcast hosted by Wisdom Publications publisher Daniel Aitken interviews leading thinkers in the Buddhist world to provide interesting and informative podcast episodes. They discuss philosophy, innovative ways to change your perception of reality, and how to change your life for the better.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
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The Mind & Life Podcast

  • Host Wendy Hasenkamp bridges the gap between science and contemplative wisdom in The Mind & Life Podcast. This show offers conversations that strive to explore how the mind functions, the ways contemplative practices impact us, and much more.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
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Science & Wisdom LIVE

  • Science & Wisdom LIVE brings meditation practitioners in conversation with scientists to find new solutions to the problems of contemporary society. They explore themes such as consciousness, trauma, death, mystical experiences, insight, and more.
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Buddhist Wisdom Podcast with Scott Tusa

  • Scott Tusa is a Buddhist mentor who had been teaching meditation since 2008. His aim is teach how to cultivate a meaningful meditation practice to a modern audience so that everyone can live with more clarity, love, and purpose.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Meditation podcasts to begin the day

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Wake Me Up

The Morning Ritual with Lily Balch

The Morning Ritual

  • Whether you are beginning your meditation journey or are an expert, this podcast will improve your mindfulness practices and bring joy to your mornings. The Morning Ritual is focused on wellness and intended to bring balance to your daily life.
  • Where to listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Podtail, and Patreon.

Meditation podcasts to end the day

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Tracks to Relax

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Sleep Magic – Sleep Hypnosis & Meditations

  • Brought to you by the creators of Sleep Wave, Sleep Magic uses relaxing hypnosis and meditation techniques so that you can fall asleep quickly and deeply. They also explore themes such as self-love, relationships, well-being, presence, and more.
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Get Sleepy

  • Get Sleepy is the meditation podcast that sits number one on the Sleep Podcast charts. With hundreds of unique stories and sleep meditations, you won’t run out of ways to calm your mind and body before bed.
  • Where to listen: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.
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