What Podcasts I’m Listening to in 2021

Listening to Podcasts

These are just a selection of some of the podcasts I listen to regularly. Let me know if you have any recommendations of your own!

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience is a free podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. It has grown to become one of the world’s most popular podcasts, regularly receiving millions of views per episode, and includes a wide array of guests.

What I Like About The Joe Rogan Experience

In 2020, long-form conversation was something I really missed. I found the Joe Rogan Experience as an escape into long conversations about this and that. Rogan also talks to some super interesting people, like Elon Musk, Kanye West, and Bret Weinstein. I’ve learned a lot from this podcast and recommend 99 percent of the episodes to friends.

How I Built This

How I Built This with Guy Raz

How I Built This is an American podcast about “innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built” produced by NPR.

What I Like About How I Built This

I’m not an entrepreneur myself, but I still find these stories incredible. It’s so interesting to hear that large companies like Zappos or Clif Bar were started by a single ambitious individual who hustled from their apartment for months or years before seeing their business explode in popularity.

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People features interviews with thought leaders, legends, and iconoclasts such as Jane Goodall, Stephen Wolfram, Margaret Atwood, Woz, Martha Stewart, and Leon Panetta. Every episode will make you a little more remarkable.

What I Like About Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People

Remarkable People really dives into the lives and motivation behind some very important and influential people. Guy Kawasaki is a great host and asks questions that lead to deep thoughtful conversation. Start with the Jane Goodall episode, her story about how she left home at a young age is so interesting.

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show 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.

What I Like About The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferris is one of my favorite podcast hosts. Whenever a guest gives a piece of advice or discusses their methods, Ferris always pushes a step further to get very specific, detailed descriptions from his guest.

Barbend Podcast

Barbend Podcast with David Tao

Each week, the BarBend Podcast brings together some of the world’s biggest strength names across weightlifting, powerlifting, CrossFit, strongman, and more. BarBend Editor and Co-Founder David Thomas Tao sits down with the strength community’s smartest and strongest minds to with a focus on their learnings through training, competition, and coaching.

We dive deep on their journeys and where strength training has taken them. World record holders share their competition secrets. Coaches give their most underrated tips. And top thinkers and researchers from the realm of strength science go deep on their most promising findings. This podcast is the perfect companion for experts and beginners alike, covering a wide range of topics to keep listeners up to date on the world of strength.

What I Like About Barbend Podcast

I’ve tried listening to a number of “fitness” or “training” podcasts, and many of them are just bros being bros and discussing their lifting PRs and favorite supplements. David Tao’s Barbend Podcast takes a very science-based approach to fitness and strength training. I recommend this podcast to anyone looking for information about how to get strong and how to train intelligently to avoid injury and overtraining.

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio Podcast – Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics Radio is an American public radio program which discusses socio-economic issues for a general audience. The show is a spin-off of the 2005 book Freakonomics. Journalist Stephen Dubner hosts the show, with economist Steven Levitt as a regular guest. The show is also distributed as a podcast, and is among the most popular on iTunes. Created in September 2010, it is a weekly podcast.

What I Like About Freakonomics Radio

I read Freakonomics (the book) shortly after graduating from high school. I had very little understanding of what economics were, but the connections between different events and phenomenon in Freakonomics were fascinating. I enjoy this podcast because it takes a deep dive into subjects that may at first seem uninteresting…and every episode presents a fascinating takeaway.

The Mind Muscle Project

The Mind Muscle Project

A podcast dedicated to finding the most effective training and nutrition methods on the planet.

What I Like About The Mind Muscle Project

The hosts of The Mind Muscle Project are very knowledgable about all types of strength training (CrossFit, Bodybuilding, and Powerlifting). They discuss marketing their own personal training and gym businesses, common training mistakes, and the best training for different people based on their goals.

Business Wars

Business Wars Podcast from Wondery

Business Wars is a podcast hosted by David Brown and produced by Wondery. The podcast premiered on January 20 2018, and consists of more than 150 episodes.

It critically examines “business rivalries” between two organizations (or between two brands) and tries to derive a conclusion concerning the success or failure in the form of a single episode or a series of episodes.

What I Like About Business Wars

Business Wars tells the stories of massive businesses and how they got that bit. It does so in a way that is incredibly entertaining and exciting. The voice actors in the show reenact conversations that happened in the process of these businesses growing.

My favorite season of Business Wars covered the battle between Anheuser-Busch and Miller to become America’s biggest brewery.

Published by stewofkc

I write stuff in Kansas City.

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