20 Best Chronic Illness Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about chronic illness ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best chronic illness podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Chronic Illness Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Chronic Illness Playbook

  • Publisher: Host: Joe (POTS since 2007)
  • Total Episodes: 7

Have a chronic illness and looking for new, Spoonie-approved ways to manage your symptoms? You’re in the right place! Follow along as we build a playbook of battle-tested, go-to Spoonie practices, advice, and habits developed by fellow chronic illness warriors just like you! Join us as we talk to Spoonies from every walk of life and discover what connects us, what works for us, and what secret tips and remedies we might not know we’re hiding. Whether you’re a newly-minted Spoonie, a chronic illness vet, or one of the millions of people who love someone who is chronically ill, the Chronic Illness Playbook is packed with positive, practical advice that can be implemented right this minute. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of this journey as we start to build the Chronic Illness Playbook!

Thriving with Chronic Illness

  • Publisher: Jennifer Slattery
  • Total Episodes: 13

Is it possible to suffer daily with chronic illness and also live a thriving life? Yes! Jennifer Slattery is your chronic illness coach and friend, walking alongside you with the resources and support you need to thrive in your life. This podcast empowers listeners to see their illness through the lens of the gospel, using Scripture as a roadmap for navigating the challenges, loneliness, fatigue and pains of life with chronic illness, while also learning how to thrive.

Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast: Real life with Chronic Illness

  • Publisher: Kerry Jeffery
  • Total Episodes: 41

Living with chronic illness completely changes your life but nobody talks about it. It’s so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling but I am here to tell you that you are not alone! As a therapist living with three autoimmune conditions, I know exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and I am here to share how I learned to cope with many changes chronic illness brings and all those other things your Doctor didn’t warn you about. Let’s talk about real life with chronic illness.

Finally Effing Happy™ – A podcast for kick-ass women living with chronic illness.

  • Publisher: Shannon Klenk 丨 Happiness Coach, Self-Care Strategist & Motivation Mentor
  • Total Episodes: 9

A little bit of sass, a whole lot of heart, sprinkle in some self-care and positive mindset, wrap it in a slightly irreverent sisterhood of fun, and you’ve got Finally Effing Happy! Happiness Coach, Shannon Klenk shares her personal journey, countless happiness hacks, self-care strategies, and inspirational interviews to encourage you along your own journey to joy. This is NOT a podcast about ill-ness. It’s about living joy-FULLY with chronic illness as a busy, can-do woman with kids, jobs, friends, feelings, and dreams of our own. You know a lot about you. This podcast will unlock & ignite that knowing through positive mindset and practical action. Shannon will show you how to build a self-care super structure while nurturing a healing mindset for chronic illness recovery so that you can live with joy, purpose, and energy. If you are a woman living with chronic illness, you are amazing. You do amazing things day-in and day-out. Shannon is passionate about bringing us together to celebrate, motivate and share. Sisterhood can make all the difference in a day. This will be the most fun & practical chronic illness support group you’ve ever found. Hi – I’m Shannon, Happiness Coach and Self-Care Strategist. My Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Disease wasn’t properly diagnosed until my early 40’s. That means I’ve spent much of my life sick. I was an exhausted, single-parent, working full-time, somehow showing up day-in, day-out taking care of those around me. I know what it’s like to dig deep and get into action when every fiber of your body doesn’t want to. I know what it means to take a stand for my own happiness, and be willing to move toward it. Slowly. Steadily. But surely. If you are an amazing kick ass woman who somehow shows up day-in and day-out, taking care of your family, friends, careers, and communities, all while living with chronic illness, I hope you will come join this heartfelt sisterhood for inspiration, strength, and, yes, happiness! Learn >>> www.finallyeffinghappy.com Connect >>> [email protected] Community >>> https://bit.ly/FinallyEffingHappyGroup Email List >>> https://bit.ly/FinallyEffingHappyEmailList Work with Shannon >>> https://bit.ly/FinallyEffingHappyWithShannon


  • Publisher: Dr. Reese
  • Total Episodes: 12

Experience these in-depth interviews with the fighters that BEAT their chronic health issues NATURALLY by following a 120 program designed by Dr. Reese. These interviews were the catalyst for Dr. Reese writing the popular book, THE PEOPLE VS CHRONIC ILLNESS: The Evidence, Knowledge and Solution to Becoming Pain & Drug-Free.

The DISabled to ENabled podcast for people with chronic illnesses

  • Publisher: Jessie Ace
  • Total Episodes: 211

DISabled to ENabled podcast is the podcast for people with chronic illnesses. Join British host Jessie Ace as she interviews inspiring people affected by chronic illness who turned their diagnosis into something unexpected. Listen to people such as celebrities/CEOs/athletes/marathon runners as well as real-life stories as they let you into their lives and how they did something awesome despite their chronic illness diagnosis. Learn their tips, tricks, and advice for living your best life with your chronic illness. We discuss hard topics with a side of positivity and humor as we navigate life.

Chronic Illness Support

  • Publisher: Samantha Bowick
  • Total Episodes: 22

Chronic Illness Support is a place for those who are suffering with chronic illness to come together and learn from those who are also suffering. Samantha will be joined by a guest on her podcast to discuss a specific chronic illness the guest is suffering with to help provide education, awareness, and community. Chronic Illness Support Podcast is listed at number 10 of 20 chronic illness podcasts by Feedspot! Top 20 Chronic Illness Podcasts You Must Follow in 2019: https://blog.feedspot.com/chronic_illness_podcasts/

The Real Life Show: Living with a Chronic Illness

  • Publisher: Spoonies Unite
  • Total Episodes: 112

This show is a safe space filled with discussions of all sorts about the real life, nitty gritty stuff living with a chronic illness. From interviews with naturopathic doctors, to offering guidance and resources, to body image issues, food fear and guilt, to the challenges of intimacy and the fun of intimacy… we talk about it all, to normalize chronic illness, and encourage you and your loved ones to live your best life!

Invisible Warrior Radio – Chronic Illness Support

  • Publisher: Adrienne Clements, Empowerment Coach
  • Total Episodes: 7

Hi, I’m Adrienne Clements, Illness Advocate + Empowerment Coach, and on this show it’s my mission to provide you with simple strategies to navigate the various mental, emotional, relational, and existential challenges of living a life with chronic + invisible illness. Filled with practical psychology, empowering expert interviews, and personal insights + observations from my own journey as an Invisible Warrior; each week we will explore a new tool for navigating this often confusing adventure of illness with more resilience, ease, and self-love. Invisible-Warrior.com is a coaching community + lifestyle brand for those courageous human beings fighting to create a life they love in spite of illness. Come tune in and join the warrior tribe!

The Chronic Illness Lounge

  • Publisher: Lisa Trogdon
  • Total Episodes: 7

Lisa Trogdon | Registered Nurse | Chronic Illness Survivor I help people manage chronic illness in ways that work best for their unique lifestyle. Feel the difference with empowered health.

The Airhead Diaries: A Chronic Illness Warrior’s Journal

  • Publisher: Jacquelyn Davis
  • Total Episodes: 15

The Airhead Diaries is a chronic illness warrior digital journal by Andé Sivad. Andé has the “Brain On Fire” disease autoimmune encephalitis and comes to terms with a degenerative disease that she is fighting hard. She aims to empower by interviewing other creatives in similar situations. Here Andé does her own take on health, inspiration, and pop culture. Website: www.theairheaddiaries.com Follow: @AndeSivad Email: [email protected]

The Illness Chronicles Podcast

  • Publisher: The Illness Chronicles Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 3

The Illness Chronicles Podcast is about the ups and downs of life with chronic illness. Yes, things get weird, and yes, things get political.

The Get Up And Go Guru Audio Blog| CFS / ME Coach | Illness Management | Chronic Illness | Spoonie Warriors

  • Publisher: Louise Bibby: CFS / ME Coach, Blogger, Author, Illness Management
  • Total Episodes: 48

CFS & ME Coaching Blog | Illness Management | Spoonie Warriors

Chronic Illness Initiative – 2010 Symposium Video

  • Publisher: Director: Lynn Royster
  • Total Episodes: 10

Chronic Illness Initiative – 2010 Symposium Video

Reframing Chronic Illness

  • Publisher: Alana Holloway
  • Total Episodes: 8

Welcome to Reframing Chronic Illness, a podcast that helps you embrace chronic illness, and other long-term health conditions, as a unique and aligned guidance system for life. So much time spent living with chronic illness revolves around fixing, controlling, managing and reversing. But what if you saw it as an invitation to grow, develop, and move forwards? One that allows you to tap into your body’s innate ability to deeply heal and flourish. I’m Alana Holloway; Holistic Healing Coach to humans who want to live life in a way that honours both their health and their dreams.

Chronic Illness Life

  • Publisher: Rheannon 3
  • Total Episodes: 14

The true life of a chronic illness warrior. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rheafaith/support

Unified Through Chronic and Mental Illness

  • Publisher: Unified Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 37

We discuss chronic and mental illness from a unique perspective. This season will include special guests with a variety of topics that may surprise you! We also have some difficult subject matter planned for this season. Please join is and let us know what you think! Thanks for listening. Angie Roberts and Kimberly Murphy Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unified/support

Smiling Sonia: Thriving with a Chronic Illness

  • Publisher: Smiling Sonia
  • Total Episodes: 176

Hi Smiling Sonia here. This is an audio journal where I share how I’ve overcome challenges to move from just living to striving with a chronic illness. In 2013 I was eventually diagnosed with Mollaret’s Meningitis. I have overcome 6 recurrent episodes of viral meningitis so far in my lifetime. I got fed up of worrying every time I went off sick and returned to work early before I was fully recovered. That changed when I built an emergency fund. Now I have financial stability and the peace of mind that I have enough money to cover emergencies and future financial goals.

Chronic Illness Consulting

  • Publisher: Kelle Blaze
  • Total Episodes: 15

Life transformation for Chronic illness

Chronic illness what’s your super power!

  • Publisher: Chantay
  • Total Episodes: 4

I’m here to share my journey with having a chronic illness. And, how it has impacted my life for the good and bad. My goal is to create a place where I can hear from other people and their struggles as well. While we show the world we are powerful through it all. So Warriors let’s Activate👊🏾

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