If you're not already listening to podcasts, then you're missing out. They're my go-to source of information, motivation, and entertainment on a day-to-day basis. In the car, at the office, or even at the gym, chances are I'm listening to a podcast. Here are my 10 favorite (and a few more).
10. The Good Dad Project
Larry Hagner's Good Dad Project navigates the common struggles of fatherhood and marriage and provides real world advice on how to become a better dad and husband. Frequent guests include Navy SEALs, UFC fighters, and fitness pros.
9. Order of Man
Ryan Michler is a U.S. veteran who, along with his guests, help you "become the man you were meant to be". This podcast is full of takeaways to improve your business, relationships, health, and more.
8. The Men's Health Podcast
The Men's Health Podcast, hosted by BJ Gaddour, has quickly climbed up into my top 10. BJ picks apart the routines and habits of the most successful people in the fitness industry and shares practical advice on living healthy while still enjoying life.
7. Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show
I've been a fan of Joe D ever since I first did his Westside for Skinny Bastards program way back in my freshman year of college. He's one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the industry, with names like Triple H and Brian Cushing on his roster, and is consistently hilarious and informative. He drops tons of knowledge on best training practices, nutrition, and supplementation.
6. Renegade Radio
It's no surprise that I'm a Jay Ferrugia fan considering two of his favorite things are training and hip-hop. Jay's super down-to-earth approach to fitness (pre-float tank edibles anyone?) and life in general is definitely refreshing and makes me feel like I'm right there with him in the conversation.
5. 'Young N Hungry' Firecast
The homies Zach and Jay are making major waves in the fitness space. Jay is a full-time online personal trainer and Zach owns a gym and runs multiple businesses- both before the age of 25. Week after week, these guys dive into topics that are extremely relevant to my life (and the lives of any young, hungry people) and provide real, actionable advice based on past experiences. These are two great dudes who have me nodding my head in agreement for a full hour.
If you haven't heard of Gary Vee by now, then you must be living under a rock. Over the past year or so, he has exploded with viral videos and images that have been shared, regrammed, and snapped across the internet. Gary is an uber successful digital marketer, angel investor, and life-long entrepreneur. While he's often blunt and profane (which is what makes him so great), he's also 100% genuine and gracious. Whether you're looking for practical advice on business and social media or just want to talk sports and hip-hop, Gary has you covered.
3. The Bill Simmons Podcast
Finally! A podcast not about fitness and personal development! This pod is my one stop shop for all things sports. Simmons is a podcast O.G. He's master interviewer, and has guests that range from his college buddies to the greatest athletes of past and present. Whenever this pops up in the feed, I drop everything and listen.
2. Business and Biceps
With a name like Business & Biceps, it's no surprise that this pod ranks so high on my list. But this ranking is less of a reflection of the topics covered, and much more a reflection of the people behind it. Cory Gregory and John Fosco are two of the most influential people that I have ever come across, and they have impacted every facet of my life over the past couple years. Their drive and passion is infectious, and their knowledge of everything from the gym to the boardroom is second to none. In addition to their weekly full-length podcast, they drop "Daily Fire" (5-minute mini-segments) to keep listeners motivated throughout the week.
1. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
I first discovered Lewis Howes' The School of Greatness podcast almost two years ago. It was the first podcast I had ever listened to, and I just stumbled upon it randomly by scrolling through the iTunes charts. After only a couple episodes, I was hooked. Lewis' easy-going approach to interviewing and his ability to get deeper-than-the-surface with his guests really left a lasting impression on me. I went back and listened to almost every previous episode (I joined somewhere around Ep. 150) and have probably only missed a handful since.
Lewis' podcast introduced me to a whole new world of personal development. I heard story after story from people who found a way to do what they love for a living. Until that point, I didn't really believe it was possible. This podcast has introduced me to so many influential people, has definitely been a game-changer in my life.