When I’m working, jogging, getting through my morning routine, or just plain bored and need some wisdom, I turn to podcasts.
My personal favorite app is Podcast Addict for Android, it’s easy to use, works flawlessly, and it’s free. Here are a few that I listen to regularly:
Art of Charm — I listen to this one just about every day. A show about self-improvement, they have topics ranging from writing, entrepreneurship, education, social science, and just about anything you can think of. They usually feature authors of self-help books. Recent interviews include Russell Brand, Scott Adams, Chris Guillebeau, Jeff Goins, and many more.
Art of Manliness — My second favorite. I wish they would create new content more often.
TED Talks — This one is a hit or miss for me. I really like that their uploads are usually in the range of 10-15 minutes.
Stuff You Should Know — Hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant, Stuff You Should Know is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The topics they cover are too many to name here, but at the time of writing, a few recent uploads include how toy testing works, how organ donation works, and and explanation on nuclear forensics.
Planet Money — Having studied economics and mathematics, naturally, I’m interested in money and how it affects human behavior. Produced by NPR, Planet Money features topics …
The Internet of Things — Hosted by Stacey Higginbotham, a tech journalist, the podcast discusses all kinds of developments from new technology, new business, entrepreneurship, and tech buying guides and deals.
Stuff You Missed In History Class — New episodes every Monday and Wednesday. At just over 30 minutes per episode, hosts Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey discuss lesser known historical people and events, ranging from disappearances of important political figures to vampire panics in New England.
Hidden Brain — Also produced by NPR, the podcast focuses on the unconscious patterns that drive our behavior and choices. The podcast is updated weekly, with episodes ranging anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, and has featured Nobel prize winners to discuss topics ranging from sex to money to crime.