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The Top Fertility Podcasts For Men

On the hunt for the best fertility podcasts for men? We’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re driving, cleaning or taking the dog for a walk, your favourite podcast can entertain and educate you on the go. There’s so much to learn and even more to think about when trying to become a parent. So, podcasts can be a great way to get a bunch of information and support in a bite-size, manageable way.

Here we’ve rounded up our favourite podcasts that are perfect for getting information you can trust or a male perspective on the journey of trying to conceive.


Total Fertility Podcast 

Total fertility podcast


Dr Ed Coats is a Fertility Specialist and Co-Founder of Total Fertility – a fantastic website that brings together information and resources to help you on your fertility journey. Ed recently launched a podcast of the same name – and it’s just as enriching as the site. 

Each week Ed chats to experts and changemakers in the fertility space, to discuss key topics impacting those trying to get pregnant. From travelling abroad for IVF to the impact of the Covid-19 Vaccine on your fertility, Ed and his guests share to the point information you can trust. They have some episodes dedicated to male fertility coming up later in the year – and Ed will even be chatting to our founder Morten Ulsted about the importance of testing. 


The Fertility Podcast

The Fertility Podcast


Fertility Forumla Specialist Natalie Silverman and Fertility Nurse Kate Davies co-host the Fertility Podcast – one of the most far-reaching and well-established podcasts in the space. 

The ethos of the Fertility Podcast – and all the work Natalie and Kate do – is education, empowerment and support. Natalie herself faced a difficult road to motherhood and understands how overwhelming and isolating it can be to try to get your head around all things fertility. The podcast shares expert advice and real-life experiences of infertility so you finish every episode bursting with useful knowledge and feeling less alone. They recently chatted to friends of ExSeed Kevin Button and Shaun of Knackered Knackers about their experience of male infertility – two must-listen episodes for anyone in the same boat!  


The Lunatics Do IVF

The Lunatics Do IVF


If you like your fertility podcasts with a side of funny, then The Lunatics Do IVF is for you. After a difficult start to their fertility journey, couple Craig and Alix Malcolm decided to start a podcast earlier this year – just as they started IVF. 

A few months later and their IVF cycle was successful, so they are now documenting the trials and tribulations of the first trimester as they wait for the arrival of their first baby! Not only does this podcast series break down the good, the bad and the ugly of IVF – but it gives you a bunch of belly laughs along the way, some much-needed light relief when facing a tough fertility journey. 




As the name suggests – this is an ideal fertility podcast for men, offering a truly male perspective on the process of IVF. The 13 part series follows host Chris Lawson as he goes from man facing fertility struggles to father to his beautiful daughter. 

Throughout the episodes, Chris details his experience with a simple and honest approach that really helps you understand the process of IVF and the challenges that come with it. Chris also chats with the consultants and people that helped him on his journey to fatherhood.  A mix of practical advice and honest personal experience, this series is a must-listen for any man that’s about to embark on their own IVF journey. 


Test Tube Baby Podcast 

Test Tube Baby Podcast


Another couple on an IVF journey are Miranda Burns and Tristan Hall, who have documented their whole experience – from diagnosis to a successful cycle (they are now about halfway through their pregnancy!) – in the awesome Test Tube Baby podcast. 

In their early twenties, and only 6 months into their relationship, Miranda and Tristan were declared medically infertile, but they have beaten the odds and the podcast is an empowering journey of hope that will inspire any couple going through the same thing. Peppered with hilarious and honest anecdotes (including Tristain’s experience of getting his sperm tested) this pod is perfect for anyone wanting to feel uplifted and hopeful – as they showcase the light at the end of the tunnel of infertility.  


The Male Infertility Podcast 

The Male Infertility Podcast


We couldn’t write a list about the best fertility podcasts for men and not include the Male Infertility Podcast! Whilst the podcast technically ended last year, the back catalogue of interviews is a treasure trove for any guy struggling to become a Dad. 

The conversation around male infertility has come a long way recently, but this podcast was a real pioneer of having tough conversations about this subject in public. From azoospermia to donor sperm, no topic is left unturned and the people host Nick speaks to all give heartwarming and honest accounts of their experience. A great podcast to listen to if you want to feel less alone. 


My Surrogacy Journey Podcast 

My Surrogacy Journey Podcast


There are so many ways to build a family and surrogacy can be an incredible option for same-sex and heterosexual couples alike. Couple Wes and Michael Johnson-Ellis went through their own surrogacy journey to have their two beautiful children – and now they want to help others do the same. Wes and Michae,l along with co-ost Anna Buxton chat, share their own experience as well as chatting to experts and others who have experienced surrogacy – from all perspectives. 

This podcast is a must-listen for anyone who is considering surrogacy as an option and is an extension of the incredible My Surrogacy Journey platform that helps both surrogates and intended parents get the support they need at every stage of the surrogacy process.



Baby Fever Podcast 

Baby Fever Podcast


Another real-life couple sharing their road to parenthood is Trey Jones and Astrid Burke. Unlike some of the other couple podcasts on this list, Trey and Astrid are pretty early on in their fertility journey – and preconception health is a huge focus of this pod! 

Each episode is dedicated to a different topic – from cycle tracking to prenatal vitamins –  and the couple even discusses other important (but often overlooked) topics like preparing for parenthood mentally and financially. Along the way, they chat to both experts and friends, in an attempt to learn all they can about fertility and babies, before taking the plunge themselves! They recently dedicated a whole episode to male fertility after watching our recent webinar with Mira – thanks for the shot out Trey! 


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Wearing tight pants and underwear

Studies show that men who wear looser underwear have higher sperm concentration and total sperm count compared to men who wear tighter underwear. So, lose the tight clothes and wear something loose to give your testicles some air.

CONCLUSION: learn more about how heat can affect sperm quality here.


Besides higher mortality rate and various diseases, stress is associated with low sperm quality. Stress is known to be associated with lower testosterone levels and oxidative stress with both playing an essential role in producing and maintaining healthy sperm cells.

CONCLUSION: If you feel stressed, we recommend you get some help so you can have a balanced mental health. For a stress management guide, download the ExSeed app for free and start your personalized action plan today.

Physical activity

Scientific studies show that men who are physically active have better semen parameters than men who are inactive. Fertility specialists also state that regular physical activity has beneficial impact on sperm fertility parameters and such a lifestyle can enhance the fertility status of men.

Prioritizing exercise can help improve your overall health and result in healthy, fast swimming sperm cells that have good chances of fertilizing an egg.

CONCLUSION: Try incorporating exercise in your weekly schedule to you ensure exercising at least twice weekly. We recommend a combination of cardio training and strength exercise. Read more about exercise and male fertility on our blog.


Fast Food
Processed foods damage the health of sperm-producing cells and cause oxidative stress, which lead to poorer sperm quality. Heavy consumption of junk food (every week) can increase the likelihood of infertility since men who consume vast amounts of unhealthy food are at risk of having poor sperm quality. Besides harming your fertility, junk food enlarges your waistline, harms your cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more.

Eating more fruit and vegetables can increase your sperm concentration and motility. It’s important that you consume a healthy diet filled with antioxidants and that you eat vegetables every day. Foods such as apricots and red bell peppers are high in vitamin A, which improves male fertility by nurturing healthier sperm. Men who are deficient in this vitamin tend to have slow and sluggish sperm.

Sugary snacks/beverages: several times a week Excessive consumption of high sugar items can lead to oxidative stress, which negatively impacts testosterone levels and sperm motility. Sugary snacks and beverages are also highly associated with obesity and low fertility.
CONCLUSION: To boost sperm quality, stay away from fast food, processed food, and sugary snacks or beverages. You need to implement a healthy prudent diet filled with necessary superfoods needed for good sperm production. Check out our guide to Male Fertility Superfoods. For personalized guidance and support on how you can start improving your sperm health, check out the Bootcamp.


Direct heat can inhibit optimal sperm production and cause Sperm DNA damage. Sperm cells like environments that are a couple of degrees lower than body temperature. Avoid overheating from warm blankets, seat warmers, heat from your laptop, hot showers, and saunas.

Cigarette smoking

The exposure to tobacco smoke has significant negative effects on semen quality. The damage of cigarettes and nicotine of course depends on how many cigarettes you smoke per day and for how long, but even low usage (up to 10 cigarettes / day) can inhibit healthy sperm production.  

CONCLUSION: Stay as far away from cigarette smoking as possible if you care about your general health and your fertility. Read more here.

Cell phone

When you have your cell phone in your front pocket, your testicles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation, which studies have shown to damage the sperm cells. Put your phone in the back pocket of your pants or in your jacket pocket.


There is a clear association between obesity and reduced sperm quality. At least part of the reason for this is that obese men may have abnormal reproductive hormonal profiles, which can impair sperm production and lead to infertility. 

A BMI higher than 30 can lead to several processes in the body (overheating, increase in oxidative stress in the testes, sperm DNA damage, erectile dysfunction) that can have a negative impact on male fertility. This can result in problems when trying to conceive.  

CONCLUSION: BMI is one of the risk factors that influence semen quality and, for example, sperm motility.  


A beer or glass of wine now and then do not really harm sperm quality. But excess alcohol drinking (more than 20 units per week) can reduce the production of normally formed sperm needed for a successful pregnancy.

CONCLUSION: If you want to stay safe, stay under 14 units of alcohol per week. For more information on how alcohol can affect male fertility, take a look at our blog: “Alcohol and Sperm Quality”.


Studies show that women younger than 35 and men younger than 40 have a better chance of getting pregnant. Men can produce sperm cells almost through their entire life, but the sperm cell DNA is more fragile and prone to damage after the age of 40.

As men age, their testes tend to get smaller and softer resulting in a decline in sperm quality and production. These changes are partly because of an age-related decrease in testosterone level, which plays a very important role in sperm

production. Higher male age (>40 years) is not only associated with a decline in sperm production but also with increased sperm DNA fragmentation and worsened morphology (shape) and motility (movement). These negative effects make the sperm cells less qualified for egg fertilization.

CONCLUSION: with an age under 40, you shouldn’t have to worry much about age as a factor in itself. However, studies have shown a slow decline after the age of 30-35 years

and if you are above 40 years of age, your sperm quality can be affected due to increased sperm DNA damage resulting in a decrease of sperm motility and concentration. Remember that you cannot evaluate the quality of a sperm sample by just looking at it – this requires a sperm analysis.