I ❤️ Podcasts

I may be a bit of a podcast junkie. I’m subscribed to over 200 podcasts and have them organized across 20 categories. I generally listen to 15-20+ hours of podcasts per week.

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All the podcasts I listen to:

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Digital Marketing

These are the podcasts I like for business, and I listen to episodes that interest me.
Podcasts (11)
  • The Business of Digital
  • Coywolf
  • HBR IdeaCast
  • Marketing Speak
  • Math & Magic
  • MozPod
  • Online Marketing Made Easy
  • The Science of Social Media
  • The Search Engine Journal Show
  • SEO 101
  • Voices of Search


This playlist includes podcasts that I may play in the background, zone out to, or relax to.

Podcasts (8)
  • The Cut on Tuesdays
  • Every Little Thing
  • Fresh Air
  • ID10T with Chris Hardwick
  • Note to Self
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • Reply All
  • WTF with Marc Maron

Health Favs

These podcasts dive deep into the cutting edge of health, and I listen to almost every single episode.
Podcasts (12)
  • Ben Greenfield Fitness
  • Bulletproof Radio
  • Collective Insights
  • FoundMyFitness
  • High Intensity Health
  • Mastering Nutrition
  • Nourish Balance Thrive
  • The Peter Attia Drive
  • Primal Blueprint
  • Revolution Health Radio
  • SelfHacked Radio
  • Smart Drug Smarts

Health Talk

I don’t listen to these as much as my favs, but I listen to the episodes that are of interest to me.

Podcasts (11)
  • Barbell Shrugged
  • The Fat-Burning Man Show
  • The Joe Rogan Experience
  • Kyle Kingsbury Podcast
  • The Life Stylist
  • Move Your DNA
  • Paleo Magazine Radio
  • Psychology of Eating
  • ReWild Yourself
  • The Paleo Solution
  • The Urban Monk


Most of these podcasts are very well produced, and I listen to almost every single episode.
Podcasts (8)
  • American History Tellers
  • BackStory
  • More Perfect
  • Revisionist History
  • This is California
  • The Thread
  • UnErased
  • White Lies

Investigative Journalism

Most of these podcasts are very well produced, and I listen to almost every single episode.

Podcasts (11)
  • Against the Rules
  • Bundyville
  • Climate 2020
  • Drilled
  • Embedded
  • How To!
  • Outside Podcast
  • Reveal
  • The Tip Off
  • The United States of Anxiety
  • What Really Happened?

Music Production

I’m still trying to figure out which music production podcasts I like.

Podcasts (14)
  • Ableton & Music Habits
  • Ableton Live Music Producers
  • Art + Music + Technology
  • Gear Club Podcast
  • Hack Music Theory
  • Hanging Out with Audiophiles
  • Music Production Made Simple
  • Music Production Podcast
  • Music Student 101
  • On Repeat
  • Producergrind
  • SonicScoop
  • Success with Music
  • Thoughts in Stereo

Music Science & Stories

Most of these podcasts are really well produced, and I listen to almost every single episode.

Podcasts (10)
  • Broken Record
  • Cadence
  • Dolly Parton’s America
  • Mogul
  • Rolling Stone Music Now
  • Song Exploder
  • Tape Notes
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz
  • Why We Bleep
  • Working Class Audio

Performance Talk

These podcasts are generally interviews or talk radio, and I listen to certain episodes that interest me.
Podcasts (14)
  • Bruce Lee Podcast
  • Good Life Project
  • The Knowledge Project
  • The Life Stylist
  • Making Sense
  • PermissionLESS
  • The School of Greatness
  • The Secret to Victory
  • Simplify
  • Sport Psychology Today
  • State of Mind
  • The Tim Ferris Show
  • Without Fail
  • WorkLife


As I’m getting into podcast production, I’m trying to figure out which related podcasts I like.

Podcasts (3)
  • Audience
  • Just the Tip from Your Podcast Performance Coach
  • The Podcast Engineering Show

Science & Health Shorts

These podcasts range from 1 to 15 minutes in length, and I listen to almost every episode.
Podcasts (16)
  • 60-Second Science
  • BrainStuff
  • Checking In
  • The Daily Stoic
  • Everyday Einstein
  • Get-Fit Guy
  • The HBR Channel
  • The Indicator
  • Nutrition Diva
  • Prognosis Daily
  • Savvy Psychologist
  • Science Diction
  • The Science of Happiness
  • Short Wave
  • TED Talks Daily
  • Two Guys on Your Head

Science Favs

These podcasts cover various sciences, and I listen to almost every single episode.
Podcasts (17)
  • All In The Mind
  • The Allusionist
  • Change Agent
  • Choiceology
  • Fallacious Trump
  • Freakonomics
  • The Happiness Lab
  • Hidden Brain
  • Inquiring Minds
  • The Joy of x
  • Lexicon Valley
  • Only Human
  • Origin Stories
  • Planet Money
  • Undiscovered
  • You Are Not So Smart

Science Talk

These are interview, panel, and compilation style podcasts, and I listen to most episodes.
Podcasts (7)
  • Science Talk
  • Solvable
  • StarTalk All-Stars
  • StarTalk Radio
  • STEM-Talk
  • The TED Interview
  • TED Radio Hour
  • Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
  • Theoretical Physics

Science Weekly

These podcasts cover the latest news in science, and I will listen if I have time or interest.

Podcasts (4)
  • Nature Podcast
  • Science Friday
  • Science Weekly
  • The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week

Sports Talk

Most of these are soccer podcasts, and I listen to these occasionally when I’m going to bed.
Podcasts (11)
  • Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union
  • The Bill Simmons Podcast
  • Caught Offside
  • Corner of The Galaxy
  • ExtraTime
  • Golic and Wingo
  • Men In Blazers
  • Planet Futbol
  • Total Soccer Show
  • The UPSL Podcast
  • The USL Show


Most of these podcasts are very well produced, and I listen to almost every single episode.
Podcasts (12)
  • 30 for 30 Podcasts
  • Believable
  • Ear Hustle
  • Game of Our Lives
  • Heavyweight
  • Invisibilia
  • Radiolab
  • Rough Translation
  • Scattered
  • This American Life
  • This is Actually Happening
  • We Came to Win

True Crime

These are my favorite true crime podcasts, and I listen to every single episode.
Podcasts (35)
  • 13 Alibis
  • Accused
  • Atlanta Monster
  • Bad Batch
  • The Ballad of Billy Balls
  • Bear Brook
  • Broken
  • The Clearing
  • Cold
  • Conspiracyland
  • Conviction
  • Counterclock
  • Crime Beat
  • Crimetown
  • Culpable
  • Detective Trapp
  • Down the Hill
  • The Dropout
  • Gangster Capitalism
  • Hunting Warhead
  • In the Dark
  • Lateral Damage
  • Man in the Window
  • Monster: DC Sniper
  • Murderville
  • The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
  • Over My Dead Body
  • Room 20
  • Root of Evil
  • Serial
  • The Shrink Next Door
  • The Sneak
  • The Thing About Pam
  • To Live and Die in LA
  • Undisclosed

True Crime Bedtime

These podcasts are more monotonous, allowing me to fall asleep, and I listen to most episodes.

Podcasts (12)
  • Casefile
  • Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman
  • Crime Junkie
  • Criminal
  • The Dating Game Killer
  • Insomniac
  • Murder in Oregon
  • Radio Rental
  • Red Ball
  • Sleuth
  • True Crime Garage
  • The Vanished

True Crime Drive

These podcasts are the ones my girlfriend and I listen to together on the road.

Podcasts (11)
  • Bardstown
  • Broken Harts
  • Dr. Death
  • Happy Face
  • Hell and Gone
  • Hit Man
  • The Last Days of August
  • Mile Marker 181
  • Missing & Murdered
  • Uncover
  • Urge to Kill

Rejected Podcasts

These are the podcasts that I tried out, but didn’t care for due to various reasons.
  • Entertainment
    • The Ezra Klein Show
  •  Science
    • Note to Self
    • Stuff You Should Know
  • Sports
    • Ringer FC
  • True Crime
    • Generation Why
    • Once Upon a Crime
    • Sword and Scale
    • The Trail Went Cold
    • Up and Vanished

Podcast apps I use:

My favorite podcast app is Overcast. It features innovative innovative technologies like Smart Speed, which cuts out dead air and naturalizes speech.

This cutting and normalization is really magical when speeding up the audio. I’ve saved an extra 481 hours* beyond speed adjustments so far with Smart Speed!

I began using Overcast in 2015 when Apple’s Podcasts app kept crashing, and then one day all of my podcasts disappeared. Ever since then, I’ve been paying the low price for an Overcast Premium account – it’s only $9.99 per year, which gives you the option to disable banner ads (which really aren’t that intrusive) and upload audio.

Being able to utilize Overcast’s features like Smart Speed on an audiobook is killer!

In addition to Overcast, I still keep Apple’s Podcasts app on hand for discovery and reading reviews.

I also use Castbox for its search feature. Its in-audio search is amazing for finding episodes that cover specific topics you’re looking for.

*Last updated 5/15/2020

Podcasts in development:

My girlfriend Pam and I are developing a constructive media endeavor called Forces of Equal, where we are combining our interests in storytelling and advocating for functional health and balanced mindsets.

We are currently in the process of developing a serialized podcast about mental health. In preparation for that, and in light of some newfound self-transcendence, I dropped a work-in-progress weekly podcast called Practice.

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I could add so much more info, like my thoughts on each podcast I listen to, but that’d be a lot of material to sift through.

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