Podcasts that Make a Lasting Impact

Podcasts are like having a thousand different mentors available to you at your convenience. It is one of the things that makes me incredibly excited to be alive right now. I’ve made a list of some of the best episodes of my favourite podcasts.

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show

This is a life changing podcast, as bold of a statement as that may sound. Tim finds the most inspiring individuals to explore all things life related, by asking them them well thought out questions. I can’t begin to describe how much impact it has had on my thinking.

πŸŽ™ Recent-ish episodes

🧠 Michael Pollan β€” Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics (#313) 🧠 Nick Kokonas β€” How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life (#341) 🧠 Ann Miura-Ko β€” The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331) 🧠 Seth Godin on How to Say β€œNo,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life (#343)

πŸŽ™ Older episodes

🧠 Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory 🧠 The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice 🧠 Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?


The Waking Up podcast by Sam Harris

The Waking Up podcast

Sam Harris is one of the most eloquent speakers out there, he has an ability to lay out his points like no other. He invites guests from various domains, some of whom he agrees with, and some he disagrees with. If you like his podcasts you may also like his books.

🌎 #95 - What You Need To Know About Climate Change 🌎 #116 - AI: Racing Toward The Brink 🌎 #71 - What Is Technology Doing to Us?


After On by Rob Reid

After On

This is a very well put together podcast covering a wide range of topics such as technology, anthropology, evolution, physics and so much more. Also it has the best intro music 🎢.

πŸ‘€ Episode 34: David Reich | Ancient DNA πŸ‘€ Episode 22: David Eagleman | Creating the 6th, 7th & 8th Human Sense? πŸ‘€ Episode 26: Don Hoffman | Reality Isn’t


The North Star podcast by David Perell

The North Star Podcast

This is a very fun and insightful podcast, especially when you consider how young the host is compared to the rest on this list. It covers marketing, technology, cities, communities and a lot more.

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Keith Rabois: Accumulating Advantages πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Daniel Gross: Dreams And Determination πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Kevin Kwok: How Systems Work πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Tyler Cowen: Two Blundering Fools


Anatomy of Next

Anatomy of Next

This is real life sci-fi. A hopeful reminder of what we are capable of as a race.

πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ Season 2 Episode 0 πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ Episode 1: Nuclear πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ Episode 5: Reality


Found My Fitness By Rhonda Patrick

Found My Fitness

All things health-related. Be prepared to hear some biochemistry jargon, but the episodes are videoed and Rhonda helpfully provides definitions on the screen as they are being mentioned.

πŸ₯‘ Valter Longo, Ph.D. on the Fasting-Mimicking Diet & Fasting for Longevity, Cancer & Multiple Sclerosis πŸ₯‘ How The Gut Microbiota Affects Our Health with Dr. Erica & Dr. Justin Sonnenburg


The Drive by Peter Attia

The Drive

Another health-related podcast focused on living better and longer. It is a new one so I haven’t listened to too many episodes but the following episodes are a nice way to get to know the hosts mentioned earlier.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ Sam Harris, Ph.D.: The transformative power of mindfulness (EP.34) πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.: the performance and longevity paradox of IGF-1, ketogenic diets and genetics, the health benefits of sauna, NAD+, and more (EP.02) πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilience (EP.01)


Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

Jeff Meyerson is a machine. He publishes an episode everyday 😱. These are very insightful, mostly programming episodes that delve deep into a given topic. The episodes range from machine learning to dev-ops, blockchain and more.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Reality with Donald Hoffman (Not a programming episode per se but a mindbending one nevertheless, Donald Hoffman also appears on After On)

Technical episodes: πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Blockchain Building with Daniel van Flymen πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» ShapeShift with Erik Voorhees


P.S. I’m going to add to this list as I find more gems.

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