20 Best Psychiatry Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

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

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

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

  • Publisher: Pocket Psychiatry: A Carlat Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 291

Clear, engaging, and practical updates on clinical psychiatry. Hosted by Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, PMHNP.

Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

  • Publisher: Psychopharmacology Institute
  • Total Episodes: 83

Practical psychopharmacology updates for mental health clinicians. Useful for psychiatry / mental health professionals. Expert interviews and soundbites from CME presentations. Practical and free of commercial bias. Not sponsored by any pharmaceutical company.

PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

  • Publisher: PsychEd
  • Total Episodes: 37

This podcast is written and produced by psychiatry residents at the University of Toronto and is aimed at medical students and residents. Listeners will learn about fundamental and more advanced topics in psychiatry as our resident team explore these topics with world-class psychiatrists at U of T and abroad.

Psychiatry Unbound

  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • Total Episodes: 10

Psychiatry Unbound is APA Publishing’s Books podcast, hosted by APA Books Editor-in-Chief, Laura Roberts, M.D. It offers the opportunity to hear the voices behind the most prominent psychiatric scholarship in the field today. Subscribe now to learn about important topics in the field of psychiatry and see how our authors are making an impact in clinical settings throughout the world.

Psychiatry Advances

  • Publisher: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
  • Total Episodes: 29

Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the “Psychiatry Advances” podcast series. Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals will enjoy this podcast from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital of Pittsburgh, a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.

SAGE Psychology & Psychiatry

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Total Episodes: 228

Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE for Psychology & Psychiatry. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.

American Journal of Psychiatry Audio

  • Publisher: American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Total Episodes: 174

Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Mental Health and Psychiatry (Audio)

  • Publisher: UCTV
  • Total Episodes: 108

Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore mental illness and mental health.

JAMA Psychiatry Author Interviews

  • Publisher: JAMA Network
  • Total Episodes: 80

Interviews with authors of articles from JAMA Psychiatry. JAMA Psychiatry is an international peer-reviewed journal for clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, and allied fields. JAMA Psychiatry strives to publish original, state-of-the-art studies and commentaries of general interest to clinicians, scholars, and research scientists in the field. The journal seeks to inform and to educate its readers as well as to stimulate debate and further exploration into the nature, causes, treatment, and public health importance of mental illness.

Psychiatry Conversations

  • Publisher: James Shelly
  • Total Episodes: 5

Psychiatry Conversations is a podcasts series aimed primarily at psychiatry trainees and consultant psychiatrists, but also at any others interested in psychiatry and mental health matters. It consists of interviews and conversations with various mental health specialists on a range of topics related to mental illness and health, as well as other historical, cultural, social, political, ethical and philosophical matters.This series is brought to you by Psych Scene Hub: www.psychscenehub.comIf you’d like to support the podcast, please go to: www.patreon.com/psychiatryconversationsIntro music available here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3K0vbagC2Gh2wkevvt7v2i?si=iMGCBLmNRSWJhjN-n7WKbw

A Different Kind of Psychiatry

  • Publisher: A Different Kind of Psychiatry
  • Total Episodes: 23

This podcast features the care of patients by the ACO doctors who practice a different kind of psychiatry.

Integrative Psychiatry Review

  • Publisher: Matthew Hicks
  • Total Episodes: 17

Intended for both the professional and lay-person, Dr. Matthew Hicks will discuss a plethora of issues relating to mental health and a life well lived. Topics will include things like mindfulness, medication management, herbal medicine, diet, social skills, psychedelics, and much more. Some episodes will highlight and review new research, answer subscriber questions, interviews with experts and thought leaders, and include lots of helpful tips along the way.

Focus on Neurology and Psychiatry

  • Publisher: ReachMD
  • Total Episodes: 301

New research and clinical trials yield frequent developments in neuroscience and mental health. ReachMD welcomes an array of leading thinkers who lend their focused expertise to these principles, central to human function and ability.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Publisher: Various
  • Total Episodes: 130

Each month JAACAP highlights a selected article found within the pages of the Journal by providing a podcast interview with the author. Tune in regularly to this feature of JAACAP, where we strive for a relaxed ‘fireside chat’ atmosphere in which authors can share aspects of their science that we are less often privy to. Podcasts are typically 15 to 20 minutes in length.

PeerView Neuroscience & Psychiatry CME/CNE/CPE Audio Podcast

  • Publisher: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education
  • Total Episodes: 79

PeerView (PVI) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative continuing education (CME/CE/CPE and MOC) for clinicians and their interprofessional teams. Combining evidence-based medicine and instructional expertise, PeerView activities improve the knowledge, skills, and strategies that support clinical performance and patient outcomes. PeerView makes its educational programming and expert-led presentations and symposia available through its network of popular podcast channels to support specific specialties and conditions. Each episode includes a link to request CME/CE credit for participation. PeerView is solely responsible for the selection of topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of all materials it publishes.

Psychiatry Weekly

  • Publisher: Doctor Dwarika
  • Total Episodes: 5

Psychiatry Weekly is a podcast built upon a passion for mental health and its awareness. Some episodes are targeted for medical students in their psychiatry clerkship, others promote good mental health practices and general knowledge on mental illnesses geared towards the public so that people are better able to spot these illnesses amongst the people they interact with and how they can help them. All episodes are filled with informative topics in an informal, easy-to-follow presentation. [email protected]

Piece of Mind: Mental Health & Psychiatry

  • Publisher: Piece of Mind: Mental Health & Psychiatry
  • Total Episodes: 10

We bring you the latest on mental health research at Cardiff University’s MRC Centre and the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), plus real-life experiences of people affected by mental health problems. We would love to hear your feedback or ideas for future episodes, either comment on our latest episode, message us at [email protected] or Tweet/Insta with #POMpod.

Psychiatry and Law Podcast

  • Publisher: Mehul Mankad
  • Total Episodes: 13

Podcast by Mehul Mankad


  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 72

Psychiatry is a medical discipline seeking to understand and treat mental illness. These podcasts provide an introduction to core topics in psychiatry, and to research undertaken in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry. This series is relevant to health-care professionals and members of the public. The topic podcasts are particularly relevant to medical students studying psychiatry.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Podcast

  • Publisher: Various
  • Total Episodes: 4

Hear the latest podcasts from The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry — the authoritative source of information for the rapidly developing field of geriatric psychiatry. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on the diagnosis and classification of psychiatric disorders of later life, epidemiological and biological correlates of mental health of older adults, and psychopharmacology and other somatic treatments.

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