I thought it time to refresh my podcast scouting and surveying once again. Some in this collection may be quite familiar to TMA readers, but nowadays people are coming to astrology from so many angles and adjacent fields that I’m including podcasts with different points of view and levels of familiarity with our great art. All are welcome here! Have fun and enjoy listening to your favorites, and, hopefully, find a voice that’s new to you.
(Most of these podcasts are available from other platforms and pod-catchers along with the one mentioned.)
TMA columnist Nina Gryphon has produced ten episodes of her Magical Elections Podcast. She explores the intersection of astrology and magic and offers one Magical Election for each month. The elections include consideration of the pertinent Fixed Stars and Lunar Mansions, along with more general planetary conditions.
Astrology Bytes features Theresa Reed in very short, bite-sized beginners’ lessons that are geared for fun and easy learning. Recent examples include The Imum Coeli or Nadir (5 minutes), and The Descendant (4 minutes), explained with simple instructions and no complicated jargon. She also records longer episodes (30 – 45 minutes) with other astrologers on specific topics. Guest teachers include Sarah Faith Gottesdiener on Lunar Types, and Queer Cosmos with Colin Bedell. Theresa Reed offers a similar format on The Tarot Bytes podcast. Find her on all platforms, such as Stitcher.com
This Week in Astrology with Benjamin Bernstein includes the day-by-day aspects, Sabian symbols, and other features. Episodes are about 15 minutes long, and he is both practical and spiritual in orientation. Here’s the current episode: Feb 23–Mar 1, 2020: Pisces New Moon (#522).
Adam Sommer records solo shows and also interviews guests on his podcast, Holes to Heaven. He muses on astrology, psyche, myth, and other such topics, with musical interludes. “If you enjoy astrology or magic or medicine, this is your show. If you enjoy the cosmos and all the mysterious ways it manifests in our lives, you have found the place.” Recent episodes have included A Show for Ketu: “Wyrd” Stories; Imaginal Realms with Becca Tarnas; Cosmic Geometry with Adam Tetlow, and Astrological Mavericks with Michael Bartlett. Find Adam’s podcast through his website Holes to Heaven.
Gary Caton has produced his Hermetic Astrology Podcast for more than a decade. Gary wrote a book on Mercury’s unique travels around the zodiac — Hermetica Triptycha: Mercury Elemental Year — and is especially lucid on the inner-planet cycles and visibility in the sky. Here’s his YouTube video on Mercury Rx Loop in Pisces, happening now (1 hour, 20 minutes).
You can find Gary’s podcast at his website Dream Astrologer.
Living Astrology is Janet Hickox’s 60-minute weekly podcast, combining astrology with Human Design, the Gene Keys, and other metaphysical topics. She has other online platforms, including live, weekday morning transit reports on her Living Astrology Facebook page. Janet’s most recent podcast is titled Monday, Monday: Astrology for the Week Ahead.
The Astrology Podcast is the prolific endeavor of Chris Brennan and various guests. He teams up with Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees for detailed monthly (and annual) forecasts. Leisa Schaim is another frequent co-teacher; they recently recorded a two-hour episode, Relationship Placements in the Birth Chart, at the Denver Astrology Group. Other recent episodes include Chris’s interviews with Demetra George, Asteroids in Astrology; with Kenneth Miller, Yavanajataka: Greek Astrology in Sanskrit?; and with Christopher Warnock, The Picatrix: A Grimoire of Astrological Magic. Chris covers topics in great depth, informed by his interest in the history and philosophical underpinnings of astrology.
Check the website for the complete list (243 episodes thus far) and for easy access to each episode. (The list also includes time and topic markers — very useful, as these episodes are often quite long.)
Access Astrology features Heather Roan Robbins, Mark Wolz, and Anne Ortelee discussing transits for the week ahead, reference to current events, practical advice for our personal lives and “how to navigate the shoals and make the most of the moment.” The talks are about 30 minutes each, and they take calls during the live recording on Blog Talk Radio.
Renee Sills releases podcasts at Embodied Astrology on the New and Full Moons and at the beginning of each zodiac sign. She is a second-generation astrologer, a Somatic Movement Educator, and (as she says on her website) a Leo Sun/Ascendant and Taurus Moon. She also has a very soothing voice. Recent episodes include Inner Alignment — Somatic Movement Practice; Emotional Release; and Waking Up in the Dream — Astrology for Pisces Season.
Amanda Pua Walsh hosts The Astrology Hub Podcast: Practical Guidance for Living Your Life on Purpose. Amanda offers weekly forecasts and interviews. Recent topics include an Interview with Colin Bedell: Shame Triggers and Rephrasing our Astrology in the Modern Age; and The Vibration of Love, an interview with David Cochrane, creator of Vibrational Astrology. Amanda is the CEO of The Astrology Hub, “a platform for the tools that Astrology offers to be shared with the world.”
In a podcast-adjacent topic, see Author and popular astrologer Chani Nicholas, who has been commissioned by Spotify to create monthly astrology playlists. Have any TMA readers listened?
As is the case with all things nowadays, there are more podcasts (and everything else) out there. Please consider this collection a start, one to be continued.
Have a good week, everyone, as we are now firmly entered into the Year of the Rat (aka Mouse, as some say).