If you’re one of the thousands who have a long daily commute into Washington, DC for work, you know firsthand how monotonous that time can become. If you’re lucky, you have a travel buddy to carpool with or you score a seat next to an interesting person on the Metro who can help you while away the time. For the rest of us, a great podcast can make all of the difference.
If you haven’t yet dived into the world of podcasts, you may be surprised to learn just how many different options are out there to help you shake up your morning commute. Here are a few of our favorite podcasts that cover all things health and beauty.
Makeup & beauty podcasts
Whether you live and breathe makeup or love hearing about the latest advancements in skincare, these beauty podcasts are sure to help your commute fly by.
The Beauty Brains
Have you ever wondered why one skincare brand is better than another, what trendy beauty ingredients actually work, or if your beauty habits are hurting your look? The cosmetic scientists behind The Beauty Brains podcast and blog are here to answer all those questions (and more) with science- and evidence-based information. If you’re looking to geek out over the chemical makeup of your favorite product or get real answers about what actually works and why, make sure to tune in.
As soon as you hit play, you’ll feel like you’re sitting down for a casual chat with your beauty-obsessed BFFs. Hosts Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein are both beauty editors, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re so plugged in to the beauty industry, the latest trends, and news about your favorite products.
This Week in Makeup
If your Instagram feed is full of beauty gurus and the latest and greatest in makeup trends, This Week in Makeup just might be for you. Crystal, the host and co-founder, shares her passion for all things makeup with listeners on a weekly basis, featuring industry leaders, well-known artists, and top brands.
Health & fitness podcasts
If you’re hoping for a little extra motivation for your health and fitness routine, how about getting some inspo during your idle time? As with any health advice not coming directly from your doctor, be sure to take any information you learn from these podcasts with a grain of salt.
You may have heard of the branded “biohacking” diet plan or increasingly popular “bulletproof” coffee, but this podcast from Bulletproof covers a wide range of topics—from health and fitness to relationship advice. The show features a number of great guests and is presented in a surprisingly light, often humorous, package.
As the #1 fitness podcast, Barbell Shrugged has quite a reputation to live up to. But this weekly show is a must-listen for anyone interested in fitness, weightlifting, cross-fit, or simply making healthier choices in life. Featuring industry leaders and expert interviews, Barbell Shrugged offers fitness insights, workout tips, and commentary on the latest in health and wellness.
The Fat Burning Man Show
Abel James, the brains behind the Fat Burning Man books and podcast, has some pretty strong views on what does and doesn’t work when it comes to nutrition and fitness—and he’s not shy about sharing them. With a focus on the “Wild Diet,” his podcast features a variety of guests, tips and tricks for looking and feeling better, and motivating stories to get you in the mood to make some lifestyle changes. If you’re intrigued by the paleo diet or are looking to step outside of your comfort zone, this podcast may be worth a listen.
Have any favorites we didn’t list? Let us know in the comments. Happy listening!