My favorite podcasts

Update June 2018

I’m addicted to podcasts. Anytime I’m not in the company of someone else, I’m probably listening to a podcast. I use the Podcast Addict app on my phone, a little buggy at times but it works.

Here are my favorite podcasts right now…

Made You Think
I’m obsessed with this podcast right now. Neil and Nat talk about interesting books and ideas. Two guys I’d like to hang out with, and this podcast makes it feel like I’m doing just that.

Nat Chat
Nat Eliason talks to interesting guests about their career paths and how they have gone out into the world after college by not following traditional paths.

Invisible Office Hours
Paul Jarvis and Jason Zook are just two interesting guys and they talk about interesting stuff. I could listen to a 5 hour podcast of them.

Rough Translation
Stories from other countries and cultures.

The Frontline Dispatch
I love Frontline documentaries so of course I love this podcast. The Child Marriage in America episode is well worth a listen.

The Kevin Rose Show
I’ve been following Kevin since Diggnation (my first podcast!). I don’t like all the episodes, but every once in a while he has someone interesting on like Tim Urban and Chris Hutchins.

I’ve read nearly all of Adam Grant’s books. His podcast is all about work like how to love criticism and faking emotions at work.

This American Life
One of the best podcasts out there still, just listen to it

If you like the books you’ll like this podcast.

Super interest stories about so many different things: color, figure skating, a beetle

99% Invisible
Stories about the hidden design aspects of our world

Reply All
Stories about the internet

The first season followed Alex Blumberg creating Gimlet Media, a podcast company. Subsequent seasons follow other businesses.

The podcast is OK, but I’d recommend just the first season.

Planet Money
Started off covering the financial crisis, now they discuss all aspects of business and the economy.

Leadpage’s podcast with interviews about different tactics to increase leads, clicks, etc.

I don’t think this is a podcast anymore, and I’m also getting tired of marketing podcasts.

Great show about different crimes. One was about people stealing petrified wood from a forest, while another was about a murder.

Listen to the one about the guy using echo location to “see” as a blind person.

Surprisingly Awesome
They take a boring topic and make it interesting: concrete, mattresses, free throws.

Not that interested anymore

Tim Ferriss Show
He always has great interviews and somehow finds people I’ve never heard of and gets me super interested in them. Lately I haven’t been liking the guests and I feel like Tim repeats himself a lot. So I don’t listen as much as I used to.

Zero to Scale
This is one I just got into recently because I heard an episode with Bryan Harris. All about the journey of two entrepreneurs where they actually talk about business, surprising right?

They stopped doing this podcast 🙁