100 New & Notable Podcasts for 2018
In the past few years podcasting has been going through a Renaissance evolving from its origins of talk shows and radio programs to a new era of original content through digital storytelling complete with seasons as binge-worthy as your hottest Netflix show. After seeing this trend, we decided to greatly expand our podcast directory adding 5000 New Podcasts in Our Podcast Directory in January of 2017. We’ve been continually checking for the best podcasts on iTunes and also discovering amazing ones that aren’t making it to the top of iTunes charts. We’ve recently added 100s of more podcasts and today we’re highlighting 100 new and notable podcasts that we’ve added. As always we’re sticking to the best podcasts you can learn from. Enjoy these great new educational podcasts in our directory. We tried to divide them up by categories:
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PODCASTS:
Change Agent Podcast – Podcast by Charles Duhigg, author of the bestselling book The Power of Habit. In the podcast Dughigg sets out to help everyday people solve tough personal problems with the help of novel methods.
The Solopreneur Hour Podcast – Interviews with icons and successful game changers on how to become profitably unemployable.
The One You Feed Podcast – Conversations about creating a life worth living. Host Eric Zimmer interviews experts on a variety of self help topics.
Something You Should Know Podcast – Host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice on a great many topics.
From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl Podcast – Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen shares practical and spiritual wisdom along with her guests.
Popular Mechanics Most Useful Podcast Ever Podcast – Life hacks from the classic magazine of popular science and technology.
Masters of Scale Podcast – Reid Hoffman hosts this educational podcast on how the leaders of the world’s biggest companies scaled up to the place they are today with interviews of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, and Google’s Eric Schmidt.
The Goop Podcast – Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand gets a podcast mostly about health and wellness.
Cutting Edge Consciousness Podcast – Older podcast but features interviews with many leading spiritual teachers.
Dream Big Podcast – 7-years-old Eva Karpman and her mom Olga Karpman interviews extraordinary achievers like General Stanley McChrystal, inventor Ray Kurzweil, and human guinea pig A.J. Jacobs. Family-friendly inspiration!
Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion Podcast – A real-time podcast following a diverse group of New York-area high school seniors through the process of applying to college with plenty of expert advice along the way.
Losing 100 Pounds Podcast – Master Weight Loss Coach Corinne has lost 100 pounds and is now coaching you how to lose weight.
Daily Meditation Podcast – Meditation coach Mary Meckley answers your questions and guides you on the journey of establishing a daily meditation ritual.
The Ultimate Health Podcast – Interview with world-class experts in the health & wellness community. Over 200 episodes to choose from.
The Psych Central Show Podcast – Candid chat on many different aspects of mental health & psychology.
Pray the Word with David Platt Podcast – Short, daily meditations on prayer featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast – Oprah Winfrey is now podcasting the conversations from her Super Soul Sunday TV show! Hear 30-60 minute long conversations with some of the most popular authors on spiritual and personal growth.
Where Should We Begin? Podcast – Relationship therapist Esther Perel takes you behind closed doors for the stories of 10 anonymous couples.
Under The Skin with Russell Brand Podcast – Comedian speaks with guests from the world of academia to help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality.
High Performance Habits Podcast – Late last year the bestselling author and leading personal development trainer Brendon Burchard put out a free abridged version of his new book High Performance Habits as a podcast!
The Goal Digger Podcast – Jenna Kutcher’s podcast for creative girl bosses.
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY PODCASTS:
American History Tellers Podcast – Multi-episode series on The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race, and more. Very entertaining history storytelling hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator).
Slow Burn: A Watergate Podcast – In this 8-part investigative podcast hosted by Slate’s Leon Neyfakh, you’ll get a careful examination of the people that had a key political, legal, and cultural part to play in the Watergate scandal.
Unknown History Podcast – Short, fun history podcast covering little known stories in world history.
Ponzi Supernova Podcast – Original audio series from Audible.com covering Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme and including interviews with Bernie Madoff from prison.
Presidents Are People Too! Podcast – Short Audible original series covering Franklin Pierce, Gerald Ford, Chester A. Arthur, George Washington, William Howard Taft, and Rutherford B. Hayes.
Making Obama/Making Oprah Podcast – Season One told the story of how Oprah built a media empire and Season Two tells the story of Obama’s climb from Chicago to the national stage.
Slate’s The Moment Podcast – Host Brian Koppelman interviews creative people about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers.
ESPN: 30 For 30 Podcast – Very well produced audio documentaries on sports from ESPN, creators of the amazing 30 for 30 documentary series. They also interview some of the documentary filmmakers from the series.
Tides of History Podcast – Patrick Wyman, PhD sets up the makings of the modern world from the fall or Rome to the Renaissance.
Business Wars Podcast – Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war! More fabulous storytelling from the podcast network Wondery.
This is War Podcast – A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.