Top 5 podcasts for personal growth & development

Learn & Grow with my selection of the best podcast creators to listen to Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Rich Roll, Shane Parrish, and Ryan Hawk.

Top 5 podcasts for personal growth & development
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Here's my selection of the best podcasts to listen to for personal growth and development.

The Tim Ferriss Show

I've been following Timothy Ferriss since his famous 4-Hour Workweek first came out. Tim has also been one of the early podcasters and — at least for me — the only podcast I never unsubscribed from. It's always worth going back through the archive and listening to Arnie, Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel, and other folks you've always wanted to hear from. Tim is always well prepared and goes deep into the conversation, so some of these episodes are over 3 hours long. Trust me, if the guest was on The Tim Ferriss Show, it's probably worth listening to!

The Tim Ferriss show


Seth Godin is my favorite writer and salesman of all time. Seth is possibly the world's most prolific daily blogger, so please make sure to subscribe to his daily posts.  I love his talking voice just as much as I love his writing voice. He's a well of wisdom that we should all read and listen to daily.


The Rich Roll Podcast

I discovered Rich Roll through his first book, Finding Ultra, which inspired me to take up running and eventually work my way up to half- and full-marathon. Mr. Peace, Plants & Performace goes deep in his interviews and features plenty of amazing guests from all walks of life. A regular choice for my early morning runs.

The Rich Roll podcast

The Knowledge Project

Hosted by Shane Parrish, The Knowledge Project Podcast uncovers the best of what other people have already figured out so you can use their insights in your life. New episodes every second Tuesday.

The Knowledge Project

The Learning Leader Show

When I need some leadership inspiration, I turn to Ryan Hawk's podcast,  The Learning Leader Show. Often times I learned the most from guests I never heard about before.

Ryan Hawk's The Learning Leader show. 
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