I've really got into podcasts over the last few years. They make my time much more efficient. I listen to them getting ready in the morning, driving to work, and during workouts. Ted Talks are always outstanding on both, the topics (because they matter) and the speakers (because they're so well versed on the subject). They are also short so it's easy to listen to an entire presentation at once. Podcasts are a growing at a rapid rate so there is a good chance you can one on specific industries you are interested in. In my case that's sports, media, and health & wellness. For general self-development and thinking two podcasts I listen to regularly are The Tim Ferriss Show and The Joe Rogan Experience. The format of both of these are similar in that they each interview thinkers/innovators in various aspects of life for an hour or more by informal conversation. Both are also very popular and constantly rank among the top of itunes podcast charts.
This isn't a podcast, but personally I like to sign up for online classes with https://www.edx.org/ They are super interesting and it's a great opportunity to hear from professors from some of the leading universities on all kinds of topics. They have such a wide variety of courses to take and it's very informal.
I like HBR idea pod cast and Tedtalks. Both provide a wide variety on interesting subjects and can serve as a gateway to digging deeper on specific topics.
Best 25 Personal Development Podcasts 2015
Confidence on the Go – Confidence on the Go’s mission is to help you ‘love the skin you are in.’ This is the community where confidence grows. Trisha interviews inspiring people that give you the motivation and inspiration to live the life you love.
The Charged Life – Brendon Burchard shares insights on motivation, success, high performance, and living a fully charged life.
Cultivating Mindful Awareness – Tara Brach, author and teacher, shares a talk each week on Buddhist teachings and practices. At the beginning of each podcast, she guides her listeners through a 30-minute mindfulness guided meditation (also known as Vipassana) and then speaks for about 50 minutes.
The One You Feed – Join the discussion about how to create a life worth living. It is based from the parable of the Two Wolves. This is an open minded discussion about habits, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.
The School of Greatness – The mission of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities. All of this to assist you to find out what makes great people great.
Life Habits on Mentoring – From content on gender equality to empathy Karl’s podcast shares the life habits that are worth developing.
London Real – London Real is a weekly, one hour video podcast documenting the journey of Brian Rose & Nic Gabriel as they challenge the status quo, explore the human experience, and exchange ideas and perspectives with their guests in one of the most exciting and diverse cities on the planet.
The Work of Byron Katie – The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the fear, violence, and suffering in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, allowing your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.
Operation Self Reset – On this Podcast Jake Nawrocki interviews New York Times best-selling authors, world-renowned researchers, and truly successful people who transformed their lives for the better. He also share proven tips on the subjects of time management, public speaking, goal setting, and more.
Steve Pavlina – Steve Pavlina – personal development for smart people – talks about our beliefs, intuition, truth and awareness and much more.
Learn Out Loud – LearnOutLoud’s Personal Growth Podcast will periodically showcase classic and contemporary self development audio. Learn how to achieve your goals, improve your relationships, increase your creativity, and much more.
Happiness Through Self Awareness – This Podcast explores awareness as the pathway to happiness. Using Self awareness or consciousness as the means to identify and change core beliefs, stop emotional reactions, and develop love and happiness in your relationships.
This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt – This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt is a weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership. The goal is to help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.
Good Life Project – Inspirational, unfiltered conversations and stories about finding meaning, happiness, purpose, inspiration, motivation, spirituality, love, confidence and success in life. From iconic world-shakers to everyday people, every story matters.
48 Days – Join Dan Miller every week for the “48 Days To The Work You Love” Internet Radio Show. Dan is the nation’s leading authority on work, career and business start-up. This Show consistently sits in the top 50 under the Business category in iTunes, and is often at #1 under Careers.
Producer’s Pick – Many of today’s most compelling and authentic spiritual teachers enter the Sounds True studio to offer their insights and practices-unscripted and from the heart. The producers of our programs present the moment when they hear the teacher’s unique vision coming through with brilliant clarity, and the recording becomes a true wisdom transmission.
Rick Hanson – We all want greater happiness, love, and wisdom. To support you on your path to greater happiness, love and wisdom, Rick Hanson gathers tools and information from psychology, brain science, and the contemplative traditions. These are offered freely here to help reduce stress, sorrow, fear, and anger; to promote well-being and personal growth.
Creating A Healing Space – A collection of suggestions for health professionals and others who want to help themselves and others be well.
A Better Life – A Better Life is a podcast created for the person who wants to be living their best possible life. Rachel Rofe interviews inspiring people who have risen from hard situations and created lives they’re very proud of. Learn the practical action steps people take to make their lives better, what they’re working on right now (nobody’s perfect!), and get weekly inspiration and motivation to live your best life.
The Overwhelmed Brain – A weekly personal growth show for the critical thinker. For people who are annoyed with affirmations, and tired of being told to “think positively”. This show will provide practical advice and common sense tips to help you along your journey.