I am a huge fan of podcasts. I think there is a reason why they have surged in popularity. Podcasts embrace two things that we don’t get enough of in modern society – first, a good story and second, a stimulating long conversation. I listen to podcasts when running (particularly long, slow distance runs), cycling (especially long hill climbing repeats), commuting, cooking, or when doing housework.
In no particular order, below are some of my favourite podcasts (this list will be updated periodically so do come back later):
Radiolab – A wonderfully put together show that discusses a range of topics with some great storytelling. It brands itself as a show that “the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.”
The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe Rogan has one of the most inquisitive minds around and his guest list (authors, scientists, social commentators comedians, mixed martial artists and more) and style reflect this. His shows are long (~2-3 hours) but the time flies by, especially if listening to the show on a long run.
The Rich Roll Podcast – Ultra endurance athlete, author, and plant-based wellness advocate puts on an amazing show each week. He interviews a huge range of people from athletes and health experts to artists and entrepreneurs and everything in between. The theme of his episodes are around all forms of wellness and usually find them stimulating and inspiring.
The Tim Ferriss Show – Tim is the author of the books “The Four Hour Work Week”, “The Four Hour Body” and “The Four Hour Chef”. He attempts to “deconstruct” great performers in business, the arts, and many other areas.
Freakonomics Radio – Radio show for the books of the same name. Like the books, the podcast provides a different way of looking at life. The stories and examples are entertaining.