Do you ever get tired of every song ever made? It usually happens around halfway through the Saturday long run, or maybe in the drudgery of a Thursday night commute home. Either way, sometimes a thought-provoking podcast is the perfect alternative to the same old beats and melodies. So whether you’re spicing up your workout or trying to learn something new, here are our favorites. Enjoy!
-The Fluid Team
The Joe Rogan Experience
From comedian, UFC commentator and TV host, Joe Rogan. “The Joe Rogan Experience” is a long form, in-depth conversation with the best guests from the comedy world, the sports world, the science world and everything between. One of the most popular comedy podcasts, this show has something for everyone. Listen here.
Inspired by the books of the same name, Freakonomics Radio is hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt. An award-winning podcast exploring “the hidden side of everything.” From the economy, headline news to pop culture. Listen here.
Inspiring curiosity. Each episode of the Radiolab podcast is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories, society and experiences. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Listen here.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. Listen here.
How I Built This
How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz. Listen here.
In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian,” unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners. Listen here.