Podcasts I love

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“Growth is what separates living things from dying things,” say Blanchard and Miller. “Growth brings energy, vitality, life, and challenge. Without growth, we’re just going through the motions.”

Our brains need to be fed to grow, which then enables us to lead. Books are by far the best way to do this, and I will cover my love of audiobooks in another post. Podcasts are a little more digestible (and free!), so they often fill my commute/exercise time with brain food!

  • APM Marketplace – a weekday podcast that does thorough coverage of the economy and how it impacts me. I also get my dose of liberal in with this one. 😉
  • This is Your Life by Michael Hyatt – it has been fun watching Michael build his platform after stepping down as CEO of Thomas Nelson. He always covers topics that interest me: leadership, productivity, and social media in this podcast. It is a bit repetitive if you read his blog, but I don’t typically.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show – my personal finance hero, and a straight-shooter. His baby steps have gotten our family out of debt and on the road to financial peace. Here I get my dose of conservative. 🙂
  • HBR Ideacast – I love this business/leadership podcast! It is forward-thinking and ultra-relevant to business and work.
  • Wall Street Journal This Morning – this one used to be my daily news podcast, but I rarely have time for more than one daily podcast anymore, so I grab this one when I need some filler. Good news coverage, a little right of center.
  • The EntreLeadership Podcast – Dave Ramsey’s new book and movement, and I’m a sucker for good leadership material.
  • iTunes U – I’ve tried to get into the wealth of free educational content available from various universities, but it rarely sticks…just no time for watching video, I guess.

I often find mine through iTunes “top ten” lists – what ones am I missing out on? Are there other apps worth making the switch to (like Stitcher instead of using iTunes)?


  1. You should really try Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and CarTalk. 🙂

    1. I’m not going to act like I don’t enjoy Car Talk every once in a while on a Saturday road trip, but when I said brain food… 😉

    1. Thanks, Chad! I gave a couple WordPress podcasts a shot at one time and they were so unprofessional I couldn’t listen. Dead air and not knowing where you are headed are pet peaves for sure. I am betting Ryan Imel does a good job, based on what I saw of him at WordPress Grand Rapids.

    1. Thanks again, Chad – another good list. It is nice to dip below the “Top Tens” in iTunes and find some rich, but not overly popular content. I am enjoying the WordPress ones now.

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