I love listening to podcasts! I listen to them all the time while I am driving, cleaning, farming, basically anytime I can! There are so many informative podcasts sharing such great information and as a life-long learner I am so appreciative of this free resource. Filtering through all of the podcasts to find the gems can be quite the task so I thought I would share some of my faves with you. I am sure there are many more that I haven’t even discovered yet! Please share your faves 🙂
Real Herbalism Radio– I have been listening to this podcast for a few years now. They share practical information and have great guests.
Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that’s easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They’ll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and give you the tools you’ll need to make sound, practical choices for yourself and your family regarding herbal care. They’ll take time, too, to examine the latest herbal news topics so you can feel informed as you encounter the places where herbs and herbalism have hit the mainstream media.
The Plant Path- This podcast is relatively new but so far the information shared is impressive! It is hosted by Sajah & Whitney Popham, founders of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Herbalist, Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer.
The Plant Path is a window into the world of the herbal medicine. With perspectives gleaned from traditional western herbalism, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Alchemy, Medical Astrology, and traditional cultures from around the world, The Plant Path provides unique insights, skills and strategies for the practice of true holistic herbalism. From clinical to spiritual perspectives, we don’t just focus on what herbs are “good for,” but rather who they are as intelligent beings, and how we can work with them to heal and consciously evolve.
HerbMentor Radio- This podcast has a variety of amazing guests sharing great information with host John Gallagher, who also runs the Learning Herbs & Herb Mentor websites. There hasn’t been a new episode in a long time but I encourage you to listen to all the past episodes.
HerbMentor Radio, by LearningHerbs, explores the simplicity and accessibility of edible and medicinal plants in peoples lives. Interviews with herbalists explore herbs, herbal home remedies, herb gardening and more. Hosted by John Gallagher.
Ask Herbal Expert Susun Weed– This has been on my podcast subscribe list for a long time! Susan Weed hosts this weekly podcast where guest can call in to ask her questions for an hour and a half and the last thirty minutes she has a guest. If you are not familiar with Susun Weed I recommend you visit her website and listen to her podcast.
Herbal Medicine is People’s Medicine: simple, safe, effective. Bring your curiosity and health questions. Susun will enlighten, surprise, and delight you.
Medicine Stories- This podcast is new with only 12 episodes so far. It is hosted by herbalist Amber Magnolia Hill. So far I am enjoying the guests and topics.
Her goal with the podcast is to encourage people to pay attention to what stirs their soul through nature, ancestry, dreams, consciousness-expanding experiences and substances, trauma and loss, and healing in all its many forms. She interviews herbalists, story keepers, ancestral listeners, consciousness explorers, earth dreamers, and other wise folk in an effort to explore the mythic journeys people undertake when coming to know themselves.
A few that I have just stumbled upon that seem like they will have lots of great information are:
Listen with Forage Botanicals- looks like each guest talks about a particular plant. I will definitely be listening to this one!
KPFA- The Herbal Highway– this one covers a variety of topics such as wildcrafting plants and connecting with the earth, using herbs through the seasons or to support various issues, interviews with practicing herbalist, etc.