10 Podcasts You Need To Listen To In 2018

I freaking love podcasts and I’m not the only one. Nearly 1/4 of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last month and people spend nearly 4 hours a day listening to audio.

I loved listening to podcasts so much that I decided to scratch my own itch and start one — TR Talk Podcast.

But this article isn’t about me. It’s for anyone who wants to dip their toes into listening to podcasts or the avid listener looking for a new show to tune into. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:

1. The Tim Ferriss Show

a. Description: Tim Ferriss is basically a God in the podcast world. In this show, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

b. Favorite episode: Interview with Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories

2. The Joe Rogan Experience

a. Description: Joe Rogan is one of the most longstanding podcasters, with over 1,000 (!) episodes. His show is long-form, interesting conversations from a variety of people that play into Joe’s main interests: comedy, MMA, overall health & fitness, science and a bundle of other topics. You really never know what you’re going to get with Joe.

b. Favorite episode: Episode 729 with Jocko Willink

3. The School of Greatness

a. Description: Lewis Howes is a former pro athlete turned “lifestyle entrepreneur”. Similar to Ferriss, the goal of this podcast is to connect with world-class performers and break down their process of success. Not only will you find motivation, but also some actionable takeaways on how to crush your goals.

b. Favorite episode: Prepare For Greatness and Believe in Yourself with Eric Thomas

4. Pardon My Take

a. Description: Barstool’s Big Cat and PFT Commenter host this sports talk show. Put simply, these two have insanely good chemistry and are some of the funniest people I’ve ever come across. It’s a great way to decompress for the day, while also staying up to date on the sports universe.

b. Favorite episode: Pardon My Take Best Of 2016

5. Jocko Podcast

a. Description: Jocko Willink brings 20+ years of military service and lessons for anyone to use in order to become a better version of themselves — via leadership, discipline and fitness. Jocko is goes to the darkest places possible (war, death, suicide, etc.) in order to help the listener see the light in their everyday scenarios. He also provides tactical wisdom on leadership by answering questions from the audience.

b. Favorite episode: Jocko’s Retirement Speech

6. How I Built This

a. Description: NPR’s 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, idealists, and the movements they built. I like that Guy is able to dig out great stories from successful businesses in their early days.

b. Favorite episode: Virgin: Richard Branson

7. The MFCEO Project

a. Description: Andy Frisella describes his show as a “no bullshit entrepreneurial/motivational podcast featuring myself, my sidekick Vaughn Kohler, and weekly guest entrepreneur millionaires who will be sharing their lessons for success.” Andy takes a no-nonsense approach, tells it like it is and can help take your game to the next level.

b. Favorite episode: Win The Day

8. Finding Mastery

a. Description: Dr. Michael Gervais interviews people excelling in the most hostile environments to discover the mental skills used to push the boundaries. Michael brings a fresh perspective and often interviews people that are under the radar and have amazing stories to tell.

b. Favorite episode: MMA Fighter Vitor Belfort

9. Cleared Hot

a. Description: Andy Stumpf is another former SEAL and gives a fresh perspective on the world around us. He honestly speaks about tough topics like NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, terrorist attacks and everyday life in America.

b. Favorite episode: Episode 13 — Failure

10. TR Talk Podcast

a. Description: Wait, did I say this wasn’t about me? I guess I lied. This podcast is hosted by yours truly and Ryan Warner. We interview successful people about how millennials can fast-track their personal development. We’re having a blast and hope to help you take your game to the next level.

b. Favorite episode: The Way of the Wolf with Jordan Belfort