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!


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8 responses to “25 Podcasts to Build Your Library

  1. Zac

    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. Marco

    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. Scott Shertzer

    Ryan Hawk’s The Learning Leader podcast is worth a listen.

  4. Rob


    Excellent mix of history and current events. Topics are generally intelligence and espionage related.

  5. Nick Alexander

    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

  6. Brett Patron

    The John Batchelor Show

    Politics, History, Current Events, Space

  7. Eric Richey

    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?

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