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Bottom Line Up Front: These are the podcasts I listen to each week for information and/or entertainment. I keep this post updated so it always reflects my current listening habits.


All of these can be found on podcast services like Stitcher or iTunes, or Android apps. The best Android app I have found is undoubtedly Doggcatcher. Well worth the  money for the quality. Easy downloading, great user interface, easy management.

Pro Tip: Some good apps have the ability to listen at an increased rate. I listen now at 2x speed. At that rate, you can listen to 30 minutes of audio in 15 minutes. It may sound funny to you at first, but slowly increase it until it is easy to understand. 1x speed sounds very slow to me now. Even at 1.2x or 1.3x you are able to listen to a lot more over time. 

I listen to every episode of these

Marketplace: I listen to this one every day for news, mostly focused on the economy and stock market.

Jocko Podcast: Leadership, military stories/history, getting after it from a retired SEAL. You can absolutely listen to back episodes, which I did when I got into it.

Animal Spirits: Markets, life, and investing. Arguably my favorite right now. It’s mostly about investing with pop culture mixed in, so if you are into that, you will love it.

Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast: Ben probably puts out the most and best free content you can find. He is extraordinarily informed. This podcast is a gold mine. I listen to the Q&A every time and then occasional ones with guests based on who it is.

Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show: One of the best strength and conditioning podcast out there. Mostly about training for performance with some health and fitness mixed in.

The Healthy Rebellion Radio: Robb Wolf of the Paleo Solution’s new podcast. Excellent nutrition, health and wellness information each episode.

This Week in Tech (TWiT): Keeps you updated on current tech.

MeatEater Podcast: If you are into hunting or interesting in hunting or the outdoors, Steve Rinella is a treasure trove of information and entertainment. The first 10 episodes are almost audio versions of his books, which are great also. Start at episode 1. You are welcome.

Meet The Press: Audio version of the NBC show. Have to keep up with current politics/news. More domestic US focus.

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Audio version of the CNN show. Lot of international focused news/insights.

Revisionist History: This is Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast. Like all his books, these podcasts are gold.

Sound Investing: Paul Merriman’s podcast, which is focused on DIY long-term investing. His website is also the best resource I have found for basic, common sense retirement investment strategies – all for free.

I listen to these as I have time/if one interests me

Joe Rogan Experience: Highly entertaining podcast with a lot of information coming down at the same time. Joe Rogan is surprisingly into health and fitness, way more than you would believe if you didn’t know him. A lot of this is pure comedy, but Joe gets into real subjects in addition to just being entertaining.

EconTalk: If you are into economics or interest looks at different problems, you will like this. Potentially nerdy but very good.

Freakonomics: Just like the books, these podcasts take a look at social things through an economist’s lens. Books and podcast are highly recommended.

The Chuck ToddCast: The Meet the Press Host’s personal podcast, still focused on politics but much more informal and personal. Lot of good analysis each time.

QUESTION: Do you have a good podcast we need to check out? Post thoughts to comments.