100+ Must-Listen-To Podcasts of 2018

The greatest journey you can go on is the one that takes you from where you are now, to where you could be. That is called reaching our potential. These podcasts will help you on that journey.

Do Lectures Wales — 2018

WELL-BEING

Happier
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin provides a thought-provoking podcast about bringing happiness into everyday life with practical advice to reach that much sought after state.


Griefcast
Cariad Lloyd

Putting a light-hearted spin on the way we talk about death and grief.


Sleep and Relax
Sleep and Relax ASMR

Using calming background noises designed to promote sleep, this is the podcast for you if you’re looking for a little help when drifting off to sleep.


Mental Illness Happy Hour
Paul Gilmartin

Paul Gilmartin does a remarkable job of creating a safe space for people of all backgrounds to share their stores on mental health.


The Goop Podcast
Goop Inc

With a focus on starting new conversations and shifting old paradigms, Gwyneth Paltrow chats with a wide array of people from doctors to creatives.


Satellite Sisters
Wondery and Satellite Sisters

Five sisters lead the way with this weekly pep talk for modern women on topics ranging from fitness to friendship.


Man Talk
Jamie Day

Man Talk, the podcast helping to tackle men’s mental health and normalise the conversation.


Happy Place
Fearne Cotton

Talking to a range of incredible people, Fearne Cotton learns what love, life and loss mean to them and how to unlock inner your happiness.


The Anxiety Podcast
Tim JP Collins

Tim JP Collins offers support for those suffering from anxiety, not only coping mechanisms but methods to move beyond it and live the life you were destined for.


You, Me And The Big C: Putting The Can In Cancer
BBC

A candid look at cancer with Rachael Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon and they are far too busy living to worry about dying.


TECH

Pivot
Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake focuses on how to turn your fear, insecurity and intuition into superpowers and focus on the next move in your carer and creative projects.


The Tech Guy
Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte is the go-to-guy for all things tech. Here he shares his wisdom on the mysterious world of the internet, technology and computers.


MP3 Talking Tech With Jefferson Graham
USA Today

A daily snippet into the world of technology, gadgets and how all new inventions can be of use to us.


If/Then
Slate Magazine

Creating discussions centred around the technology that is shaping our world, If/Then discusses the ideas, incentives and biases and what they all mean.


Anatomy of Next
Founders Fund

How do we build a life on Mars? How do we create oceans, an atmosphere and a food source? Beyond that how do we create the culture to go alongside it all?


Why’d you push that button
The Verge

Why do we Instagram our food? Why do review our trip on Trip Advisor? This podcast looks at how tech influences our thinking and changes our behaviour.


City Of The Future
Sidewalk Labs

What will our cities look like in 5, 10, 15 years time? How will technology have changed them? Each week listen as new predictions are made.


Crazy/Genius
The Atlantic

Asking the big questions about technology and culture and the answers aren’t often as clean cut as you would expect.


Ctrl Alt Delete
Emma Gannon

Emma Gannon’s podcast combines inspiration with an opinion as she interviews a variety of well-known names on well-being, social media and the internet.


Killing It
Spotify

Founders of Sanctus, the mental health gym shares the stories of people behind start-ups and their mental health.


ENVIRONMENT

A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Marjorie Alexander

Sharing the wisdom of the minds behind today’s most impactful environmental campaigns, organizations and startups.


Living On Earth
NPR

An up to date look at current events surrounding climate change, environmental politics and human health.


Sea Change
Societal Platform

A weekly podcast with a variety of guest hosts covering the changes in environmental, political and social sustainability.


Leadership And The Environment
Joshua Spodek

Influencers take on personal challenges to help lead the way to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.


Pulse of the Planet
Jim Metzner

Listeners are provided with a two-minute snippet of Planet Earth. Ranging from sounds from the Earth itself to isolated cultures it creates an intimate sound-portrait.


Earthwise
NPR

Earthwise podcasts look at the impact of nature on the environment in ways we never imagined and how eco-friendly businesses are thriving.


Direct Current
Energy.gov

Where does the power that lights our homes and shapes our world come from? Direct Current shares insightful stories on how we generate electricity.


Sustainability Defined
Jay Siegel & Scott Breen

A fresh comedic approach to the topic of the environment and sustainability. Jay Siegel and Scott Breen tackle sustainability one topic and joke at a time.


Greenpeace
Greenpeace

With stories that travel across borders, Greenpeace Podcast engages the listener with stories about the hottest and most controversial environmental topics.


The Spaceship Earth Podcast
Dan Burgess

The Earth is really like a spaceship hurtling through space and how can we restore our spaceship so it is full of beautiful imagery and ideas?


BUSINESS

School of Greatness
Lewis Howes

Sharing stories from the most brilliant minds in business, Lewis Howes sheds the light on how to apply greatness to become great.


Rework
Basecamp

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business.


Planet Money
NPR

The economy explained in a fun, understandable way. Like having a drink at a bar with a close friend.


Great Women of Business
Vanessa Richardson and Molly Brandenburg

Casting a spotlight on the stories of business-savvy women throughout the ages, we look at what got them to such heights and what we can learn from them.


The Entrepreneurs
Monocle 24

Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business.


Freakonomics
Dubner Productions and Stitcher

Want to learn about things you thought you always knew but didn’t? Well then, oh boy is this the podcast for you. From creativity to sleep, the topics are endless.


The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
Farnam Street

Every episode of The Knowledge Project is a trove of useful information on how to get better and grow yourself and your business.


The Gary Vee Audio Experience
Gary Vaynerchuk

Hosted by entrepreneur, CEO and vlogger Gary Vaynerchuk, tune in weekly as he shares exclusive content on how to succeed in marketing and business.


Rise
Rachel Hollis

A podcast with real takeaways from powerhouses in businesses who share their successes, failures and what got them where they are today.


The Business of Fashion Podcast
Business of Fashion

Essential listening for those in the fashion world whether a creative just starting out or a seasoned executive, there is something to learn here for all.


CREATIVITY

Design Your Life
Vince Frost

Design legend, Vince Frost, discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life.


Perspective Podcast
Scotty Russell

The podcast that encourages you to build something with your creativity, no matter your medium or skill.


Dangerous Ideas
James Victore

James Victore shares the hard lessons he has learned throughout his career to make it easier for you to find your way to the top.


Creative Pep Talk
Andy J Miller

Ever need a little push to help you get started with a project or pep talk to keep you going? Well here you are! One that comes straight to your earphones.


Dear Handmade Life
Dear Handmade Life

Perfect for learning how to build a creative life filled with intent and purpose from those who have.


Typeradio
Typeradio

Focusing solely on type and design, Typeradio describes itself as, “Type is speech on paper. Typeradio is speech on type.”


Monocle On Design
Monocle 24

Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion. Stories from designers and news from the world’s most exciting studios.


Hypebeast Radio
Hypebeast

A platform for creatives to discuss their journey; their highs and lows, their processes and their thoughts on today’s culture.


The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show
Chase Jarvis

Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights.


Stuff from the Loft
Dave Dye

The creative community share their stories, their insights, their wisdom learnt along the way with one of the most talented Art Directors of his generation.


FUTURE YOU

The JFDI Cast
Millsustwo

Ustwo co-founder Mills encourages people to get up and start doing with his raw and honest daily podcast. It’s real. It’s human. It’s unique.


Heavyweight
Gimlet Media

Maybe you think the moment to act has passed, that opportunity has come and gone, never to be seen again? Well, think again.


Akimbo
Seth Godin

A podcast about our culture and how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and doing something for the better, for yourself and for all of us.


Launch
Wondery

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Here’s how to go from dreaming to launch. So you can stop dreaming, and start doing.


Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Oprah

Oprah’s selection of interviews is designed to guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.


Herding Tigers
Accidental Creative

From the creators of Accidental Creative podcast, comes a guide on how to be the leader that creative people need.


The Marie Forleo Podcast
Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo’s goal is to help make you become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Here she shares actionable strategies for happiness, success and motivation.


10% Happier
Dan Harris

How can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment? The question explored in the podcast based on the best-selling book.


From The Ground Up
Matt D’Avella

The Ground Up Show is a podcast that inspires creatives to make meaningful content & pursue their passions.

Kwik Brain
Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik shares his tips on how to supercharge your brain and memory, how to read faster, enhance your focus and fast-track your potential.


CHANGEMAKERS

Without Fail
Gimlet Media

Candid conversations with people who have done hard things: what worked, what didn’t and why.


Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
Timbuktu Labs

Inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.


The Guilty Feminist
Deborah Frances White

‘I’m a feminist but…’ set against a weekly discussion topic, guests share their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.


Ear Hustle Season 3
Radiotopia

Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. Sometimes surprising, sometimes thought-provoking always inspiring.


Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Stanford University

Experienced entrepreneurs share their stories at Stanford University to the next generation about what they have learned whilst launching their disruptive ideas.


Bulletproof Radio
Dave Asprey

What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything? Dave Asprey has dedicated fifteen years to finding the answers to share with you.


Spartan Up
Spartan

Joe Desena gives you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to find the secret to success and how to start the powerful conversations into your own life.


Aubrey Marcus Podcast
Motivation, Mindset, Mastery w/ Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey Marcus asks the important questions: How do we find our purpose, wake up to who we truly are, have a few more laughs, and human better?


Revisionist History Seasons 2 & 3
Malcolm Gladwell

A window into the past looking at an idea, person or song to see whether we got it right the first time? Start with: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis.


Under The Skin
Russell Brand

What’s beneath the surface of the people we admire, the stories we are told, ideas that define our culture? Russell Brand gets under the skin of it all.


SPORT AND ADVENTURE

Marathon Talk
Martin Yelling and Tom Williams

By runners, for runners. Marathon Talk keeps you on the inside track to successful running with inspirational and motivational interviews.


Athletico Mince
Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson

A humorous look at the world of football with interviews with well-known personalities in the world of sport.


The Anfield Wrap
The Anfield Wrap

Liverpool FC told through the eyes of match-going supporters as they talk honestly and passionately about every game The Reds play.


The Cycling Podcast
Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore

Take a behind the scenes look at professional cycling with a mixture of insight and analysis from three experienced cycling journalists.


Ultrarunner Podcast
Eric Schranz

Filled with inspiring interviews and information about ultramarathons from those in the know, this podcast is the ultimate resource for the Ultrarunner.


Wild Ideas Worth Living
Shelby Stanger

Perfect for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Stories from people who have broken world-records sailed the Pacific or stood up for their beliefs.


Pound for Pound
Jake Wood & Spencer Oliver

Each week Jake & Spencer are joined by top names from the world of boxing, alongside celebrity boxing fans.


Outside Podcast
Outside

Outside covers travel, sports, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of adventure.


She Explores
Gale Straub

The She Explores podcast is for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside.


The Dirtbag Diaries
Duct Tape Then Beer

Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and his team present stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.

FOOD

The Indie Pantry Podcast
Dan Weston

Conversations with producers and suppliers of the best independent food and drink.


The Splendid Table
American Public Radio

A celebration of food in all its forms, listeners are led on a journey of the senses and a variety of personalities share their passion for the culinary delights.


Milk Street
Christopher Kimbell

Milk Street goes everywhere and anywhere to get the answer questions about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming and the lives of those involved.


Savor
HowStuffWorks

How people live and how they eat are intrinsically linked, here we look at why we like what we do and how we can find more of it.


Good Food
Evan Kleiman

Evan Kleiman’s taste of life, culture and the human species, with recipes, chef interviews and cookbook reviews. Perfect for foodies everywhere.


The Keto Diet Podcast
Leanne Vogel

A fresh take on ketogenic living with Holistic Nutritionist and keto enthusiast, Leanne Vogel delivers powerful actions to understanding keto.


Balanced Bites
Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

From the author of “Practical Paleo’ comes this fresh podcast with a focus on current topics is health, nutrition and the paleo-sphere.


The Menu
Monocle 24

Monocle’s guide to food, drink and entertaining. Get the scoop on what will soon be ending up on your table from the top chefs in the field.


The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast
Dr Rupy Aujla

What you decide to put on your plate is one of the most important health decisions you can make, Dr Aujla looks at what we should be putting on them.


A Time And A Plate
Claire Thomas

We have been eating since the beginning of time. Food and history go together hand in hand, how have this two shaped who we are?


EDUCATION

The Curiosity Podcast
Curiosity.com Science

In just a few short minutes a day, you can learn about topics ranging from the depths of outer space to the inside of your mind with The Curiosity Podcast.


Mentor Box Podcast
MentorBox

If you are looking to expand your knowledge and widen your skillset but often find you don’t have the time to read the books, MentorBox can get you there.


Ologies
Allie Ward

Take away a pocket full of scientific knowledge and some charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional ‘ologists’ obsessions.


Every Little Thing
Gimlet Media

Do dogs have belly buttons? Would Dinosaurs taste like chicken? And every other crazy question you’ve ever wondered answered right here.


A Way With Words
Wayword Media

If you love words then this is the podcast for you. Looking at modern day slang, regional dialects and the origin of words this is one for the word boffins.


You Are Not So Smart
Boing Boing

A fascinating podcast about neuropsychology, behavioural economics, philosophy, and scientifically valid life advice.


Surprisingly Awesome 
Gimlet Media

Taking subjects that may at first glance appear a little boring and showing off their true awesomeness.


The Big Interview
Monocle 24

Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design.


The Infinite Monkey Cage
BBC

A look at the world through scientists Brian Cox and Robert Ince’s eyes and the witty, irreverent way they see it.


All In The Mind
BBC

Presented in a very interesting and stimulating way, All in the mind explores the up to date limits on the human mind and it’s potential.


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Thank you for making it all the way to the bottom of the list. Our aim was to share useful and inspiring podcasts that we have come across. If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them.

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