Have You Heard? is a series where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently spoke to Ella Mills, founder of phenomenally successful Deliciously Ella, about her podcast Delicious Ways to Feel Better…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
I’m Ella Mills, the founder of Deliciously Ella, a plant-based lifestyle platform sharing delicious ways to feel better and that’s exactly what our podcast is about. The podcast is a weekly show focused on everything that impacts on our mental and our physical health, looking at what we eat or how we exercise, as well as our relationships, our mindset, our sleep patterns, our stress levels and how we look after ourselves on a day-to-day basis. On this podcast we’ll be breaking all of these topics down and sharing small, simple changes that’ll hopefully inspire you to feel better.
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
The High Low was the first podcast I listened to really religiously, I so looked forward to every episode. I then binged series like The Dropout and Guru.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
I love that podcasting allows you to get so much deeper into a topic, I find social media platforms only allow you to get so far into interesting topics, whereas podcasts facilitate much more interesting, honest, detailed conversations, as well as allowing you to really get to know the hosts and guests too.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
I listen to such a huge variety from series like the Dropout and Guru to Desert Island Discs and History Hit, and lots of health and wellbeing ones – Mark Hyman’s The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr Chatterjee’s Feel Better Live More and Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
I just really enjoy talking to anyone that is passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, I find the variety in our guests keeps things really interesting! Last week, for example, we were talking to a professor who’s been studying metabolism in a tribe in Namibia and busting all the myths about ‘boosting metabolism’, this week I’m talking to a women’s health expert on the impact of stress on our monthly cycle and I’m currently researching for a gut health episode.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
That the more genuine and open a guest is, the better the episode. I think listeners – myself included – really appreciate a very candid approach
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
The ‘Five pillars of health‘ episode – it came out at the start of this year and it really sums up what we see as the foundation of your health from gut health, diet and fibre to sleep, stress management, mindfulness, hydration and exercise – it’s a basically a health and wellness 101.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
On our website www.deliciouslyella.com and our social media channels @deliciouslyella.