Podcasts We Love for Living with Cancer

Posted: September 17, 2021







Mental Health


Feeling lonely at home? Extra time on your hands at appointments? Give a new podcast a listen! Not only will tuning in turn you on to new perspectives and knowledge, but it will also encourage you to improve your active listening skills. Besides, what better way to relax and expand your mind and activate a wide range of emotions? 

You can listen virtually anywhere, at any time, as long as you’ve got a good pair of headphones handy. You might find yourself extra zen if you plug in while settled into a cozy nook with a coffee or you pop in your earbuds on a run outdoors. 

You’ve got never-ending choices available, but don’t fear if you don’t know where to begin! The buddhi community has put together a list of our best recommendations to share.  

We’ve found these podcasts, in particular, to be helpful when discussing all steps of a cancer journey, finding your community, how to discuss difficult topics, and much more!

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and “notable widow” Nora McInerny, Terrible, Thanks for Asking is a frank and funny look at the pain, awkwardness, and humanness in us all. 

Black Cancer

Black Cancer host Jodi-Ann Burey weaves a narrative about race, health, and life, and helps listeners discover the wisdom trauma can bring people of color with cancer. 

You, Me and the Big C: Putting the Can in Cancer

It’s the coolest club you never wanted to be a part of… You, Me and the Big C: Putting the Can in Cancer takes a candid look at cancer with Steve Bland, Deborah James, and Lauren Mahon.

The Stupid Cancer Show

From legislative advocacy and civil liberties to social media and cancer research, The Stupid Cancer Show tackles hard-hitting, real world issues that directly impact the young adult cancer community. With over 400 episodes recorded, there’s plenty for you to catch up on. 

Dying for Sex

Got a taste for gallows humor? Dying for Sex is a six-part series that explores the funniest and most touching details of life after a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis from the perspective of friendship and forgiveness, as Molly discusses a series of hilarious and unreserved post-divorce sexual adventures with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. 

The Cancer Patient Podcast

Do you love @thecancerpatient on Instagram as much as we do? Then their podcast will be right up your alley too – a podcast for cancer patients, by cancer patients. The Cancer Patient Podcast dives into the real side of cancer. They provide information, validation, and connection with a side of laughter, sarcasm, and wit. Sounds like music to our ears. 🎧

The Cancer Patient Podcast (2021) by The Cancer Patient + Send It  Foundation | Likewise

Made Visible

And last but not least, we can’t forget about our bud Harper! 🤩  Made Visible is a podcast that gives a voice to people with invisible illnesses, helping those who experience them – whether as patients, caregivers, or friends or family members – feel more seen and heard. Make sure to check out our buds Trish and Tiff’s episodes! 🔥

What are some of your favorite podcasts these days? Login to buddhi below and sound off in the conversation – we’re always looking for more to check out!

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