John Tesh Podcast
John Tesh Podcast
John Tesh
Welcome to “The John Tesh Podcast,” where  SIX TIME Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated musician & composer, award-winning journalist and former host of “Entertainment Tonight”, invites you on a transformative journey towards discovering your life’s purpose and conquering life’s challenges.In “The John Tesh Podcast,” we delve deep into the profound questions of life, offer insights on overcoming adversity, and provide practical guidance on personal transformation. John’s own remarkable journey, which includes working as a Correspondent for CBS News, hosting two Olympic Games, cohosting “Entertainment Tonight,” and overcoming what was supposed to be a terminal Cancer diagnosis, has paved the way for a podcast that will inspire and empower you. Whether you’re a fan of John’s work in the entertainment industry or simply seeking clarity, hope, and the tools to navigate life’s challenges, join us on this empowering adventure. Subscribe now and start your own journey of transformation. Your next chapter begins here. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.Don’t miss a moment of inspiration and transformation. Subscribe to “The John Tesh Podcast” today and embark on a life-changing experience. Your journey to purpose and personal growth awaits. Subscribe now!  Visit for more information.
Tossing thoughts in the trash. The one leg balance effect. Playing piano and vocabulary.  The perils of late night eating
For a mood boost, go somewhere that's at least 15 miles away from home. Research from University College London found that people who regularly traveled 15 miles outside of their local area felt healthier than those who stayed close to home. And that was especially true for people over age 50! Why? Because people who travel outside their comfort zone tend to visit more places and meet more people! And those are key factors that improve mental and physical health. Eating at night leads to weight gain... even if you're not eating any more than you normally do! So why is that? According to the Autonomous University of Chile, it's because our bodies burn more energy during the day... so as the sun sets, our metabolism naturally slows down, helping us prepare for sleep. That means we're not processing food as efficiently. And in a study of 5,000 people, those who ate after 8 p.m. had waists that were two inches bigger—even though they ate the same calories and had the same activity levels as those who eat earlier in the day. The next time you're obsessively worrying about something, write it down on a piece of paper, rip it up, and toss it in the trash. According to a study in the journal Psychological Science, doing that can reduce your anxiety in 15 minutes. That's because our brain handles thoughts as if they were objects. And by taking the thought out of your brain and putting it on paper, you release it. Then, by destroying it and throwing it away, it enables your brain to do the same—so you can move on. Do you get overwhelmed when you wake up and realize you've got a super-busy day ahead of you? Instead of freaking out about your to-do list, try this: While you're brushing your teeth, stand on one leg... And think about what you need to tackle. Studies show that balancing on one leg increases blood flow to the area of the brain that controls planning... And you'll find yourself better able to focus on one item at a time, and map out your day's schedule. Sales of electric vehicles have slowed. So what can get more people to buy them? Manufacturers think NOISE is the answer! Companies are making them sound more like traditional cars. Typically, fake engine noise is played through a vehicle's speakers. Manufacturers like BMW, Ford, and Porsche all do it. And if an electric car feels too easy to drive, Toyota is building a simulated stick shift that will let drivers pretend to “change gears,” and the system may even pretend to stall if the driver incorrectly shifts. Sales of “dumb phones” are increasing! Those are phones without apps. The company that manufactures Nokia phones saw its sales of flip phones double last year. How can playing the piano make you a better person? By enhancing your listening skills and emotional intelligence! According to research from Yale University, people who play the piano are generally good listeners. And studies show that musicians are more perceptive when it comes to interpreting and acknowledging other people’s emotions. That skill also makes a person more compassionate about others. And the part of your brain that governs your ability to listen also makes it easier for you to understand and retain what people say, remember new vocabulary words, and even learn a foreign language. Visit for more information and resources. (00:04) Mood Boost and Evening Eating Impact(08:51) Letting Go Through Psychological Science(11:43) Brain Activation and Electric Vehicle Balance(22:19) The Power of Playing Piano
May 10
28 min
Leg Strength & Your Brain The Foods That Ruin Your Memory How Younger People Improve Your White Matter Midnight Snacking & Our Brain
In this episode we are all about protecting your brain:  Researchers from King’s College London recruited nearly 400 twins, age 43 to 73, and tested different factors, including leg power and speed… and retested 10 years later. The result: The researchers found that leg strength was a better predictor of brain health than any other lifestyle factor looked at in the study.       Also, you’ll hear how every time we eat something that spikes blood glucose levels – like fast food and refined carbs - our hippocampus takes a hit.  Plus how eating cold-water fish twice a week will boost blood flow to your brain, and reduce plaque buildup, a top cause of Alzheimer's.   More resources and information are available at (00:00) Maximizing Memory(08:58) Habits That Ruin Your Memory(15:28) Impact of Diet on Brain Health
Apr 25
18 min
Breathing Techniques for Weight Loss. The Power of Nostalgic Music. Cinnabon's Effect on Men's Attractiveness. Businessmen Who Travel with Teddy Bears.
On today’s podcast …we’ll have a proven happiness technique from UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb.   You’ll hear how a little cheese every day can keep heart disease away. You’ll learn the exact time to send emails so people will open them. Also, why Harvard Business School says every day we should be writing down our small wins And then, why is it that women are more likely to give men their phone numbers when they are approached at pleasant-smelling places - like coffee shops, bakeries, and flower shops. Find out more at (00:00) The Power of Music and Cheese(11:42) Scent in Dating and Sleep(20:57) Mindful Eating and Email Productivity(27:53) Celebrating Small Wins for Success(30:46) Celebrating Small Wins and Childhood Comforts(36:54) Benefits of Learning an Instrument
Apr 11
40 min
Hanging Out with Sheep for Sleep; Big dollars for trade Jobs; Wall Sits for Longevity; Psychotherapy While Jogging; Embrace Your Stomach Butterflies
In this episode, experts have said for years that aerobic exercise helps reduce blood pressure. But new research suggests adding isometric or static exercises like wall sits are even more effective. Also, all across North America, this is a great time to be a skilled trade worker – like a plumber, electrician, automotive technician, or construction worker. The salaries are through the roof and there’s plenty of training available . Plus, Forget about counting sheep to fall asleep……now people are taking the next step for better sleep…actually renting sheep to hang out with them.    And then, If you have that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, that’s a good thing. According to the journal Clinical Psychological Science, the nervous jitters mean your body is readying itself to perform at your best. Gib and I will share the research and our own experiences. (00:02) The Power of Performance Anxiety(08:40) Isometric Exercise and Job Trends(13:07) Revival of Artisan Jobs and Luxury(24:19) Trade Jobs and Tattoo Trends
Apr 4
38 min
How to Improve your Working Memory, How Cornhole Improves Focus, Skyrocketing Bidet sales, Why Free Time is Toxic, Firearm Names for Kids
       In this episode:          Research shows too much free time can lead to a decline in mental health!  A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found there’s a sweet spot for the perfect amount of free time.      Also, we already track our sleep, our steps, and our heart rate. So what’s next? Our glucose….meaning our blood sugar levels. It’s one of the fastest-growing trends in health and wellness - and it’s not just for diabetics anymore. And then, have you ever been to a restaurant with a hand-written menu? Or one that uses a font that LOOKS like handwriting? Maybe they have a chalkboard with the menu written on it? We now know it makes us THINK the food is healthier.   We also recently told you one silver lining of the pandemic was an increase in marriages and a decrease in divorces. Well, here’s another silver lining: People discovered BIDETS!  Remember when we were all fighting each other for rolls of toilet paper? Well, it prompted a lot of people to buy bidets! It’s a crazy story including a guy called the Bidet-King And finally, UCLA scientists report If you need to buckle down and focus, take 10 minutes to play a game of Cornhole. (00:02) Eating Like Salmon and Memory Capacity(11:40) Nostalgia and Wellness Trends(24:36) Baby Naming Trends and Focus Hacks
Mar 28
34 min
Guacamole for Your Brain, Why Everyone's Doing Planks, The Cure for a Nervous Dog, Spontaneous Vacations
Ever wondered why someone with a wallet thicker than a novel might sneak an extra item at the self-checkout? In a fascinating chat with therapist and lawyer Terrence Shulman, we tackle the psychological puzzle of affluent individuals giving in to the five-finger discount for the sheer thrill or in pursuit of an 'employee discount' after scanning their groceries. But the intrigue doesn't end at the checkout line. We cozy up with Pepperdine Business School's finest to unwrap the blanket of nostalgia that envelops us when we re-consume our favorite media and revisit treasured haunts, examining how these repeat indulgences chart our personal evolution. Switch gears with us as we slice into the brain-boosting powers of avocados, guided by the latest research singing praises to this buttery fruit for its role in sharpening our cognitive functions. And if you're feeling bogged down by routine, discover why a spontaneous getaway may be the mental refresh you need, offering resilience while trimming the fat from travel stress. Of course, our health compass doesn't just point us toward the unpredictable; we'll also look at the rhythm of regular meal times and their deeper impact on more than our waistlines, from sleep patterns to sugar cravings. Tune in for a rich tapestry of discussions that weave together the unexpected links between our psychological quirks and the quest for a wholesome, fulfilling life. Visit for more information and resources (00:02) Psychological Behaviors and Healthy Lifestyle(11:09) Optimizing Brain Power and Spontaneous Travel
Mar 21
20 min
Why Farm Pigs are so Optimistic.  Is Everyone Under 40 in Therapy? Swimming with Salmon & Predators. The Worst Time to See a Judge. Where to Find Mean Rich People
In today's episode:  You'll hear about a study on farm pigs that reveals how we can be happier and more optimistic. We'll answer the question: Why is it that more couples than ever before in the history of the planet, whether they're married or not, are going to couples therapy? You'll discover why you should never cry for help around rich people who shop in luxury stores and drive fancy cars. And would you sign up to "Swim with the Salmon"? What's the worst that could happen? (00:01) The John Tesh Podcast(09:33) Routine and Ethics in Daily Life(21:29) New Rules of Social Etiquette
Mar 14
25 min
Boost Longevity with Balloons, Rebellion Against Self-Checkouts, Puppy Power for Men, & Clown Cardio Secrets
We’ll reveal the latest stats on men and women and their pets. We’ll share the deal-breakers and tell you why men won’t date a woman who kisses her pet on the mouth. Plus,  Why researchers want us to spend time in gazebos at the park, a circular tent on a camping trip or a rotunda that’s found in many churches and public buildings. It’s the power of round things.  We’ll also tell you why scientists say people who take 15 minutes a day to blow up party balloons have significant improvements in lung function. And then we’ll reveal how much people hate those self-checkout scanner machines. Finally, we’ll explore the new, trendy workout that combines elements of aerobic activity, dance, and improv comedy. It’s Clown Cardio! Visit for more information and resources. (00:00) Improving Lung Function With Balloons(12:14) Posture, Pets, and Personality Traits(22:23) Clown Cardio and Therapy Benefits(31:57) Podcast Growth and Engagement Strategy
Mar 7
32 min
John Tesh Explores: Lifesaving Fiber, Catching Laziness, The Rise of Trade Schools, Winning with Small Steps, and Gorillas' TikTok Dilemma
In this episode, unlock the secrets to longevity with a deep dive into the world of dietary fiber as we examine groundbreaking research from the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Discover how boosting your fiber intake could be the game-changer in cancer treatment efficacy and overall mortality reduction.  The educational landscape is rapidly transforming, and community colleges and trade schools are booming. We navigate the evolving definition of success in a job market where practical skills reign. Finally, we’ll give you some ‘conversation starters’ about the Gorillas at the Toronto Zoo and how they face the perils of screen exposure at visitors' hands. Also, we’ll tell you about the crazy, cutting-edge farming methods with drones (dressed up like raptors) playing the role of high-tech scarecrows. Visit  (we're new!) for more information and resources. (00:02) The Power of Fiber and Positivity(08:27) Influence and Motivation in Education(16:16) Animals and Birds(27:44) Active Lifestyle Podcast Promotion
Feb 29
29 min
How Nostalgia Creates Massive Success, Dating At The Airport, The Scientific Best Workout Time, Cats And Boyfriends, Bathroom Etiquette & Your Shoes
Researchers have now discovered the NEW best time to exercise for longevity and more energy. Also, we’ll share new research that proves we can shape our future by just spending more time talking about our nostalgic past. Plus…You’ll hear about Elon Musk’s warning about people who don’t have the right personality to colonize Mars with him, and there are new etiquette guidelines for how we should behave in a public bathroom. It has to do with the shoes you wear and the things you say. Visit for more information and resources. (00:02) Airport Hangouts and Evening Workouts(07:23) Relationships, Cats, and Plant Power(19:16) Navigating Nostalgia and Bathroom Etiquette(29:03) Pizza Influencers(34:41) Bathroom Story With Gregory Peck
Feb 22
35 min
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