My Favorite Work Life Podcasts

Published March 2020

Podcasts are a rich source of free information. A good interview can provide the same value as an entire book. Listen on 1.5x speed for extra efficiency. Here are my favorites right now.

HBR IdeaCast

Short interviews, often with Harvard Business Review authors, with actionable advice.

Manager Tools

Expert advice for managers organized around a system that includes building relationships and giving feedback.

WorkLife with Adam Grant

The author of Give and Take and other great work life books interviews similar experts.

Safe for Work

My favorite part of this podcast is when the two hosts answer listener questions.

Safe For Work

The Art of Charm

Work through this huge back catalog of content that teaches you to navigate awkward social situations and become more charismatic.


The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

How to be happier is sometimes counterintuitive. This podcast draws on current scientific research to help us learn to be happier.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Interviews with productivity, business and psychology legends provide self-improvement nuggets.

Podcast — The Tim Ferriss Show

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

After hearing an insightful interview with the author of Daring Greatly, I’m excited for this new podcast to start in March 2020.

Unlocking Us

How To! by Charles Duhigg

The author of The Power of Habit has a podcast in which he uses his research and that of other experts to solve everyday problems.

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