The meditation app company Headspace is expanding its podcast efforts with the launch of a new subscription channel on Apple Podcasts. The $3.99 per month Sleep Subscription will feature ten meditations exclusive to Apple Podcasts, as well as sleep music, wind downs, and 'Sleepcasts,' audio content the company says is designed specifically to create the right conditions for healthy, restful sleep.
"We're excited to be collaborating with Apple, as they launch a game-changing platform that puts both creators and listeners first," said Leah Sutherland, Podcast Director at Headspace Studios. "With so many of our listeners engaging with mindfulness content, such as sleep, we're looking forward to offering them a dedicated space for this through the Headspace Channel,” she said in the announcement.
The Headspace Channel is set to be free for Apple subscribers, with an additional $3.99 a month Sleep Subscription available as an add-on for others.
Among the podcasts featured on the channel are Radio Headspace. Currently in its new season, the podcast is hosted by Headspace's Director of Meditation and mindfulness teacher, Eve Lewis Prieto. The three to five-minute podcast publishes each weekday morning and is designed to help listeners incorporate more moments of “mindfulness” into their day.
The lineup also includes The Gift of Forgiveness podcast. Hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and inspired by her book, "The Gift of Forgiveness," each episode dives into true stories of forgiveness from the people who've lived through them.
And The Yes Theory Podcast. The series explores how stepping out of your comfort zone may be the key to happiness, and features the creators of the popular Yes Theory YouTube channel.
Headspace Studios moved into podcasts in May 2020 under a partnership with Cadence13.