My Top 5 Favourite Podcasts
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1. The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a fast-growing sport, and for fans who want to stay up-to-date with the latest news, insights, and analysis, The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani is a must-listen podcast. Ariel Helwani, the host of the show, is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and insightful MMA journalists in the industry, and his podcast is a treasure trove of information and entertainment for fans.
As a student of the interview game, I have a lot of respect for Ariel Helwani which is why he is at the top of my list. It is no surprise that he has reoccurring fighters on his show, but he always makes sure to make his first interview a journey into the guests background. Some of my favourite introductory interviews include Terrance McKinney, Ian Garry and Loopy Godinez.
The most wild thing about this podcast is that Ariel drops 2 episodes a week that each last about 4 hours. For long commutes, boring work days, or for a community vibe I highly recommend The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. With 8 hours of content a week, the time will just fly by!
2. The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
The Jordan B. Peterson podcast is a podcast hosted by Canadian clinical psychologist, Jordan B. Peterson. The podcast features a wide range of topics, including psychology, politics, religion, and personal development. I enjoy listening to this podcast because he offers practical advice for development. Peterson’s focus on individual responsibility and self-improvement is a recurring theme throughout his podcast, and he provides concrete steps that listeners can take to improve their lives. Whether it’s through developing a stronger sense of purpose or improving one’s habits, Peterson’s advice is always grounded in research and evidence-based practices.
Personally, I know that I wouldn’t have started the Bigger Than Me Podcast without Jordan B. Peterson acting as a motivator. In his podcast, he regularly talks about how you need to become an admirable person. You need to act in a way that is not only good for you but good for your friends, family and community. He further argues you need to do this in a way that works today, tomorrow, next year, in 5 years and over the course of your life. Peterson’s ability to offer unique insights on complex issues and his practical advice for personal growth make his podcast a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their understanding of the world and their place in it.
3. Huberman Lab
The Huberman Lab podcast with Andrew Huberman is a podcast I highly recommend to anyone interested in neuroscience, physical health, body optimization, psychology, and the science of human behaviour. Dr. Huberman is a professor of neuroscience at Stanford University, and his podcast offers insights and information that is grounded in the latest research in these fields. One of the main reasons people should listen to the Huberman Lab podcast is that his podcast offers a wealth of information about the brain and how it works. Dr. Huberman’s expertise in neuroscience is evident in every episode, and he uses this expertise to explain complex topics in a way that is both accessible and engaging.
I recommend this podcast to anyone who thinks their body should have come with a guide book. Rebekah and I have learned so much about how to optimize sleep, exercise, breathing and healthy eating. I think Dr. Huberman is incredibly generous to share such a depth of knowledge with such a broad audience. If you’re looking for where to start, check out the Andy Galpin episodes.
4. Lex Fridman Podcast
The Lex Friedman podcast is a long-form podcast hosted by AI researcher and scientist, Lex Friedman. The podcast features in-depth interviews with a wide range of guests, including scientists, technologists, writers, and artists, covering a diverse range of topics, including artificial intelligence, philosophy, history, psychology, and more. What makes the Lex Friedman podcast unique is its focus on long-form interviews that allow guests to dive deep into their areas of expertise. Another feature that sets the Lex Friedman podcast apart from other podcasts is the wide range of guests that Friedman invites on his show. From renowned scientists and experts in artificial intelligence to well-known writers, comedians, and artists, the podcast offers a diverse range of perspectives and insights on a variety of topics.
Although Lex pretends to be robotic in nature, you can’t find a much more empathetic, compassionate host. Lex is calm, patient and open minded. His work has inspired me to not rush guests, to take time in a conversation to delve deeper, and to remain as objective as possible. I’m a huge fan of his work, and my favorite episode is definitely with him and Robert Breedlove where they spend 4 hours diving into the question ‘What is money’.
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5. The Matt Walker Podcast
If you’re someone who takes there sleep seriously, this podcast is definitely for you. The Matt Walker Podcast, is a podcast that discusses the science of sleep and its impact on human health, performance, and well-being.
Matt Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an expert in the field of sleep and its effects on the brain and body. By providing a deeper understanding of the science of sleep and its impact on physical and mental health, the Matt Walker podcast offers practical advice and strategies for improving sleep quality and duration, which can contribute to better overall health and well-being. The podcast is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the science of sleep and how to optimize their sleep habits for better health and performance.