Podcasts I Listen To

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Summary of Main Ideas

If you know anything about me, you know that I love podcasts. I’ve replaced music in my car with podcasts, and I spend a LOT of time in the car.

 

The cool thing about podcasts, is that there is literally a podcast for anything. Whatever you’re interested in, whatever you want to learn, there is a podcast for it. So for this Leadership Guide, I wanted to highlight a few of the podcasts that I’ve found impacting, in hopes that maybe you’ll find them impacting as well.

 

SPORTS

ABCA Calls from the clubhouse

The American Baseball Coaches Association's "Calls from the Clubhouse" podcast covers a variety of topics and features baseball coaches. The podcast is hosted by ABCA College Division Liaison Jeremy "Sheets" Sheetinger.

Ahead of the Curve

Host Jonathan Gelnar and an array of guests from differing backgrounds discuss how to develop the complete baseball player.

KWB Radio

Hitting coach Kevin Wilson and host Joe Ferraro sit down with some of the best minds in baseball. Topics range, but focus on the mental approach of how to be a successful hitter.

Texas Football Today

Dave Campbell's Texas Football — the leader in Texas high school football and Texas college football for more than 57 years — discusses football topics across the Lone Star State. Watch the show live every weekday at noon on TexasFootball.com.

 

ESCAPISM

ESPN 30 for 30

Original audio documentaries and more from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Sports stories like you've never heard before.

Criminal

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Fictional

Fictional is a podcast that adapts public domain works from all over the world of fiction.

Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

ReplyAll

'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.

The Way I Heard It

All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew -- from pop-culture to politics from Hollywood to History... The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe -- short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

 

THINKING

Akimbo: Seth Godin

Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it.

Hardcore History

In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

Freakonomics Radio

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak.

How I Built This

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Radiolab

A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder.

The Crockpot

Success doesn't come from microwaves. Success is slow-roasted. Since success is born in the crockpot, I decided to document my journey to achieve it. This podcast shares the wins, the losses, and the things I'm learning every day on my path to success.

One Percent Better

The One Percent Better Podcast presents conversations and tactics worth sharing. Your host Joe Ferraro (@FerraroOnAir) and guests will share actionable ways to help you get one percent better every day. This podcast lives at the intersection of creativity, communication, and problem solving.

The Tim Ferriss Podcast

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

The Unbeatable Mind

Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFFIT and Unbeatable Mind and the host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance.

The Ziglar Show

Why do some people achieve and succeed and some do not? We are all capable of more, so what causes some to believe it and make progress toward our desires, while others get stuck? Zig Ziglar is acclaimed as the world’s premier motivator and in this show, host Kevin Miller and Ziglar star co-hosts continue the legacy by bringing you today’s top world influencers and deciphering what brought them from “zero to hero”.

This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast.

 

FAITH

Craig Groeschel Leadership

Welcome to the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, a conversation designed to help you make the most of your potential as you work to become the leader God created you to be

Houston First Baptist

Houston's First Baptist Church is a relevant biblical community where we gather our hearts, grow our souls and give our lives as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). This podcast provides weekly messages from Pastor Gregg Matte and others.

Life.Church

Life.Church is one church in multiple locations. Listen weekly to the relevant Biblical teaching from Life.Church that inspires and changes thousands of peoples lives.

Westover Hills Church of Christ

Weekly sermon series from Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin, Tx.

Newsworthy with Norsworthy

Theology worth talking about as Luke Norsworthy interviews authors, academics, pastors and others.