You hear me preaching about opening your mind to the information age and to differing points of view I figured that I would give you a list of my 5 star rated podcasts that I listen to and a brief description of why.
Note that I am in an awesome position at work where I can put some headphones in and grind away while having these play in the background. I understand that not everyone is in that position and that some of these podcasts can be over an hour in length.
Firstly JRE or The Joe Rogan Experience
#1 Joe Rogan as many of you will recognise from Fear Factor is a UFC commentator, actor, and comedian.
You probably have been living under a rock if you haven’t at least heard of his infamous podcast before. His podcast series PowerfulJRE has just past its 800th episode. On the podcast he speaks to a large variety of people from all walks of life i.e. professors, politicians, fellow comedians, actors, sportsmen and women, doctors, artists and other ‘internet celebrities’.
The amount of informative information and the variety of ideas, opinions and points of view discussed during his podcasts alone make it worth listening too. Joe likes to play devil’s advocate to really challenge, bring out the truth and reveal what his guests are all about. On top of which is an awesome sense of humour and overall a good time. When you can learn and laugh, and not take yourself too seriously that is a stand up public figure to me.
This podcast’s length can range from 10 minutes to over an hour and is always a motivating and inspiring message.
Andy is a successful business man (Hence the title MFCEO) talks to human potential and the power of mind-set and good planning. He is not PC and speaks in harsh truths as opposed to someone like Tony Robins (who is not bad at all, his style is just more ‘clean’ and PC less ‘real’ so to say).
Mind-set, willpower and the entrepreneurial spirit are big interests for me and this podcast hits on them all. Andy stresses the fact that “What one man can do another can too” and “Anybody can achieve what they want to.” And other cliché motivational stuff but then backs it up with the nitty gritty in the trenches work ethic and planning required to do it.
#3 Dr Rhonda Patrick’s podcast Found my Fitness
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FoundMyFitness
Rhonda (who I actually found out about through Joe Rogan’s podcast) has a PhD in biomedical science and on her podcast talks to a variety of doctors and health enthusiasts. She mainly speaks on the impact of genetics and nutrients on health, anti-stress, anti-cancer and anti aging. She is a big supporter in fasting, exercise and cryotherapy among other hermetic stressors and their benefits to our overall health and well-being.
#4 Mike Cernovich podcast Danger and Play
Mike is an ex-lawyer published author and ‘professional blogger’ as he puts it with an emphasis about speaking on masculinity, mind-set and willpower. His latest book ‘Gorilla Mind-set’ is an eye opening read that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone (man or woman).
Presently he is on the front lines of the Alt-Right movement in America and has forced his way into the political commentary field, mostly with trolling people on twitter and breaking down the mainstream media. He is also funding a documentary called ‘Silenced’ that is being filmed currently.
You can see more of Mike on his blog Danger and Play.
Well I may as well round this up to 5 so in honourable mention (because it is predominantly a YouTube channel not a podcast) we have…
#5 Dave Rubin’s Rubin Report
Dave is an ex show presenter who split from popular (and in my opinion cancerous) journalist channel TYT. Dave describes himself as a Gay liberal interested in the facts and a proponent of free speech. He again like Joe he interviews people from all walks of life however their discussions are always based around socio-political topics and current world news.