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25 Podcasts to Build Your Library


Whether you are traveling on a long car trip, commuting to work, or going for a long run/bike ride, there is no better way to pass the time and grow your brain than to listen to a podcast.

After canvassing my network and pulling from my own library, I’ve compiled a list of 25 podcasts that are worth your time.

History and Warfare


Military Leaders



Self Improvement


Leader Development


Current Events



Learn Something


Is there a great podcast I’m missing? Please let me know in the comments section of this post!

9 thoughts on “25 Podcasts to Build Your Library”

  1. I recommend some entertainment as well. What about the Judge John Hodgman podcast, Bullseye with Jesse Thorne, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin? I think it’s worthwhile to unplug every now and then.

  2. Good Morning and great list!
    One item to add, and it’s not a podcast, it’s the best app for listening: POCKET CASTS (https://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts/)
    This app enables you to do things others do, but they are all in one place. You can trim the silence/pauses; increase speed incrementally i.e. 1.1-1.2-etc as opposed to 1.5-2-2.5-3; boost the volume, and set specific podcasts to skip the ads and begin playing from the standard time the actual content begins e.g. Tim Ferriss Show is all ads for the first 4 minutes…
    Regards, Marco

  3. Great list, thanks.

    I also really enjoy Battle Scars and Covert Contact in the military/ natsec genres and You Are Not So Smart in the lean something new category

  4. I highly recommend Lapham’s Quarterly. Roughly 45 minutes of fascinating history interwoven with current events. And a pompous- sounding host. What could be finer?

  5. I would add these:
    Mandatory Fun
    The Ken Coleman Show
    Leadership Momentum
    The Chris Hogan Show
    The Dave Ramsey Show
    Entire Leadership


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