15 Podcasts That WILL Make You Smarter

by Kristina Alexandra


In this blogpost, I have listed my favorite 14 podcasts. I usually listen to Podcasts when I am in the shower, brushing my teeth, making my coffee or driving in the car. It is a fantastic way how to turn your daily "time wasters" into your favorite, mind engaging events. Listen on the go and learn from the Top experts in the field (obsoletely for free).

And, please share your favourite podcast with me as well?! I am always happy to discover new cool things.

1. This Week In Tech
This Week in Tech–casually referred to as TWiT , and briefly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers–is the weekly flagship podcast and namesake of the TWiT.tv network. It is hosted by Leo Laporte and many other former TechTV employees and currently produced by Jason Howell. It features round-table discussions and debates surrounding current technology news and reviews, with a particular focus on consumer electronics and the Internet.

2. The ButtonClick Admin Podcast | For Admins, Developers, & Executives
The ButtonClick Admin podcast shines the light on real Salesforce Admins solving problems with clicks and not code. This 20 minute weekly podcast hosted by Mike Gerholdt and Gillian Madill feature a talk show format along with talented Salesforce Admins who are solving real problems in the cloud by implementing Enterprise CRM solutions and having fun doing it.

3. Good Day, Sir! Show - Salesforce Podcast
The Good Day, Sir! Show is a weekly technology and software development podcast, with a strong focus on the Salesforce platform. Keeping developers and non-developers informed with our own unique brand of casual, honest, and entertaining commentary.

4. Startups For the Rest of Us
If you like Mixergy, Entrepreneur on Fire, Tropical MBA, Rocketship.fm, SaaStr or the Tim Ferriss show, you'll love Startups for the Rest of Us. Join Mike Taber and Rob Walling as they share their insights and experience from the perspective of developers who are building their respective companies without Angel or Venture Capital. Together, they share what they learn as they travel this epic journey of entrepreneurship.

5. Stuff You Should Know
How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

6. Coding 101
Join Father Robert Ballecer and Lou Maresca on Coding 101, a weekly instructional, project-oriented programming show with appeal for beginning to intermediate programmers. Using a combination of classroom-style teaching, guest programmers, and special interest segments, Coding 101 will offer beginner, intermediate and "applied" programming topics within several interchangeable modules. Learn programming languages such as Java, C++, Visual Basic, and more! Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

7. This Week In Startups
Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

8. The Skeptics Guide
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly Podcast talkshow discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality -Produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation(JREF) : http://www.theness.com

9. The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

10. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes is an author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet; to help you find out what makes great people great.

11. Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution Podcast
Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. Wolf has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast and wildly popular seminar series.

12. Young Entrepreneur Lifestyle: Business | Productivity | Personal Development
It’s time to do life and business on your terms! Young Entrepreneur Lifestyle is a podcast dedicated to bringing Results, Guidance, and Excellence to entrepreneurs worldwide. Practical advice and proven strategies that will help you create YOUR ideal lifestyle. If you are serious about taking your life and business to a whole new level, this podcast is for you. Peter delivers real actionable strategies and inspiration that will help elevate every area of your life and business. Everything has changed, and the rules you’ve been taught don’t apply anymore. The world has enough followers, it’s time to become a Game Changer. Subscribe and get a new episode every Thursday. Hosted by Nick Palkowski

13. Business Bootcamp | Similar to the Dave Ramsey Show
Business Bootcamp Podcast is the Dave Ramsey Show for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Call in or ask a question and get concrete advice about your company from professionals if you are looking to START, GROW, OR SAVE your business! Hear REAL entrepreneurs, share REAL experiences, and REAL problems and get REAL solutions. Come on the show, live and in-person to turn your business around with free advice and consulting from the host, Mike Andes. Mike is getting his MBA on shares all that insight with entrepreneurs that listen. You will enjoy the podcast if you like podcasts such as: Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn, 1 Day Business Breakthrough with Chris Ducker, Startup Podcast with Alex Blumberg, The Tim Ferris Show, Charlene Johnson, Tim Ferriss, The Dave Ramsey Show, The Art of Charm, EntreLeadership, Clark Howard, This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt, and School of Greatness with Lewis Howes.

14. Young Female Entrepreneurs Vegas Tech
#YFEVegasTech is hosted by Jacqueline Jensen, COO of Ticket Cake and a #VegasTech superconnecter. Twice a month Jacquline introduces you to her female peers in the Vegas Tech scene via recorded live video.

15. This week in Google
Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live at https://twit.tv/live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.