5 Must-Listen Recovery Podcasts


Podcasts, or online radio shows usually posted weekly or monthly, provide a simple and often mobile way to listen to experts discuss topics of interest. There’s a thriving online community of recovery-themed podcasts for those who have been affected by addiction in some way throughout their lives.

All of these podcasts touch on the same subjects – addiction, relapse, and the valuable lessons that can be learned on the journey to recovery. However, each podcast presents its message in a unique way, whether it’s through celebrity guests or personal anecdotes.

Several of these podcasts have also fostered online communities where people can share their recovery stories and find inspiration, advice, and hope.

Read on to learn more about five must-listen recovery podcasts!

That Sober Guy

iStock_000018664988_RESIZEDHost Shane, a recovering alcoholic, interviews a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people who have experienced addiction or felt the impact of drug and/or alcohol use. He focuses on living a positive, healthy, and sober lifestyle, and uses his podcast as a platform for sharing inspiration for others who want to live the same way. Listen to the latest episodes from That Sober Guy.


RecoveryPeople, a Texas-based state network, connects people in recovery from substance use issues to their peers and allies across agencies, communities, and fellowships. Their podcast series is produced by people in recovery and was first broadcast in 2012. RecoveryPeople covers a wide range of recovery-based topics for a variety of populations.

The Bubble Hour

The Bubble Hour is co-hosted by four sober women and presents stories, interviews, and conversations designed to give listeners a sense of community and break down the stigmas associated with alcoholism and addiction. Their ultimate mission is to inform and educate, while encouraging people to seek help without feeling isolated or ashamed.


Uncertain. Girl in white and arrows.AfterPartyPod is a weekly podcast associated with AfterParty Magazine. This weekly podcast highlights a wide variety of figures in the entertainment industry – musicians, actors, comedians, and writers – who have experience with addiction, sobriety, recovery, and mental illness. Notable past guests include Dr. Drew and Moby.

Recovery Radio

Recovery Radio broadcasts live every Saturday but is also available for download online, so it can be listened to like a podcast. In fact, Recovery Radio is one of the station’s most downloaded radio programs. This weekly podcast focuses on addiction, treatment, and recovery, and features a rotating panel of addiction and mental health experts with a variety of specialties.

Editor’s Note: Check out two new editions to our roundup of addiction recovery podcasts!

Clean and Sober Radio

Clean and Sober Radio features real stories about addiction and recovery. Rehab After Work is proud to be one of the show’s partner. You can regularly hear Rehab After Work employees on the program. Live episodes air Friday afternoons. Clean and Sober Radio wants those struggling with alcohol or drug addiction to know that help is available.

A Mindful Emergence

A Mindful Emergence takes an in-depth look at evidence-based treatments and therapies for those recovering from addiction, Post traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health disorders. Check out Episode #71 to hear from Pyramid Healthcare’s Travis Herman. Travis discusses how to find the right treatment program.

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