September 2015 – here’s a recent update of favorite podcasts

Here’s an old blog post about my podcast habit. I switched from Stitcher to the native Podcasts app.

Included in [] brackets are favorite episodes.


  1. The a16z podcast
  2. Ben Greenfield Fitness
  3. Bill Simmons’ BS Report
  4. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History — particularly his 5-part series on Genghis Khan and the Mongols
  5. Dan Pink’s Office Hours — I love the tagline: “car talk for the human engine”
  6. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) from Stanford [John Lilly, Linda Rottenberg, Phil Libin]
  7. TED Radio Hour from NPR [brand over brain, predicting the future, to the edge]
  8. Philosophy: The Classics with Nigel Warburton
  9. Planet Money from NPR — blog post here, I’m slowly working through the 500+ episode archives [a mathematician, billion-dollar bet]
  10. Slate’s Political Gabfest
  11. This Week In Startups with Jason Calacanis [Mark Suster]
  12. The Tim Ferriss Show [Kevin Kelly]
  13. The Torch: The Great Courses


  1. Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey
  2. Common Sense with Dan Carlin
  3. Freakonomics Radio [upside of quitting, women are not men]
  4. Fresh Air with Terry Gross – archives only
  5. Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin [Rosie O’Donnell]
  6. The James Altucher Show [college is a scam]
  7. Mixergy by Andrew Warner
  8. The Moth [Fog of Disbelief]
  9. New York Times Book Review
  10. New Yorker Out Loud [Adam Gopnik]
  11. RadioLab from WNYC [black box, runners, what’s left]
  12. Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage
  13. Stuff You Should Know
  14. This American Life – Ira Glass, stories [dead men tell no tales, surrogates]

If you have recommendations, email me!