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5 Podcasts to Get You Through Your Workout

November 7, 2019

5 Podcasts to Get You Through Your Workout

Written By Katrina Burgess, Aquatics Coordinator

The days are starting to get busy and the weather is getting cold—and let’s be honest, classes and work are beginning to fill the longest days we have seen all year. What better way to get through the day than with a podcast?

So let’s grab our earphones and begin the search for the best podcast for you. Here are 5 podcasts to make the whole week feel like the weekend.

1. The Ken Coleman Show

To start your podcast search off, here is my all-time favorite: The Ken Coleman Show. In each of the episodes within this podcast, the host, Ken Coleman (did anyone else guess that?), establishes the key points to become the person who you want to be in the place where you want to be. On the show, Ken takes calls from people all over the world and listens as they pour their confusion, frustration, and dreams onto his lap. The cool thing about Ken is that he never simply gives the answer to the question, but through the 35-45 minute episodes, he allows the caller with the question to answer their own question!

  • If you are in the mood for professional life guidance – e.g. preparing for the perfect interview or how to recognize key producers within your field of study or interest, this is the podcast for you!
  • If you are in the mood for personal life discussion – e.g. learning how your passions and natural talents can translate into your dream job, this is the podcast for you as well!

Also, if you’re into reading, Ken Coleman published a book called The Proximity Principle which is currently selling for just $11 on Amazon!

2. How I Built This with Guy Raz

The host, Guy Raz, engages in conversations with innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists to highlight the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. Have you ever heard of the Milk Bar or AirBnb? Good—because he has a few episodes where the journey behind these movements they built are discussed! Whether you love milk and cookies or tiny homes, you will love this podcast!

3. Borrowed Future

Put your hand up if you are currently experiencing college debt! Ladies and gentleman, this podcast was created for you whether you are experiencing debt or are totally debt-free. Between September 2019 and October 2019, Anthony O’Neal created his podcast and published his book Debt Free Degree ($14 on Amazon) with the goal to teach parents how to send their child to college completely debt-free. His podcast highlights the lies about student loans, the ways you can pay for college without debt, and how to decide if college is worth it. While you could send it on over to your parents, I believe this podcast is vital and educational for you as a student, too!

4. Spitballers Comedy Podcast

Alright, who enjoys a good dad-joke? The co-hosts of this show are award-winning dads filled with humor and the intention of making you laugh by answering the most difficult questions and engaging in ridiculous conversations. Each episode will give you 45 minutes to 1 hour of non-stop fun. *Pro-tip: you should never take their advice.

5. Jocko Podcast

If you enjoy serious topics on discipline and leadership, Jocko Willink will blow your mind. The Jocko Podcast releases 1-3 hour episodes each week to discuss the principles that form business, war, relationships, and everyday life. If you follow @jockowillink on Instagram, you will see that he consistently starts his day around 4:30am (Shout out to our  Recreation Centers morning shift employees!) Let this podcast encourage you, from the moment you open your eyes, to get work done!

If one of these podcasts interests your mind, start listening! If not, I encourage you to find one that challenges you to become productive with your talents, increases your mindfulness during all aspects of life, and benefits your professional development.