#148: 10 Fresh New Podcasts You Should Check Out [Podcast]

I listen to lots of podcasts. And while I have a few core podcasts I don't ever miss, I am constantly trying new shows out, looking for fresh voices I can put into my listening rotation.

In today's episode, I'll share my listening strategy: how I selected my “A” shows, which I never miss, how I select my “B” shows, which I selectively listen to, and how I decide what new shows to sample. And of course I will give you my list of 10 fresh new shows you should check out.

Other Reasons To Keep Listening

  • A book you can read this afternoon that will boost the success you enjoy starting tonight.
  • What to do about being disappointed with God.
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I just re-read The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann.The Go Giver Book

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It's engaging, fun to read, and has a strong spiritual foundation (while not being tied to any one religion).

To say more would be to reduce the impact of the book – just get it and read it. Or re-read it. You won't be sorry.

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Spiritual Foundations: What to do about being disappointed with God.

Do you ever feel let down by God? How do you deal with that?

Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.

For they drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.

My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Fear and trembling come upon me,
and horror overwhelms me.

And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
yes, I would wander far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
I would hurry to find a shelter
from the raging wind and tempest.”

Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
for I see violence and strife in the city.

Day and night they go around it
on its walls,
and iniquity and trouble are within it;
ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.

For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—
then I could hide from him.

But it is you, a man, my equal,
my companion, my familiar friend.

We used to take sweet counsel together;
within God's house we walked in the throng.

Let death steal over them;
let them go down to Sheol alive;
for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

But I call to God,
and the Lord will save me.

Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.

He redeems my soul in safety
from the battle that I wage,
for many are arrayed against me.

God will give ear and humble them,
he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change
and do not fear God.

My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
he violated his covenant.

His speech was smooth as butter,
yet war was in his heart;
his words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.

Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.

But you, O God, will cast them down
into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.

Psalm 55

Pour out your complaint to the Lord, but remember He will ultimately bring you the justice you seek.

Feature Presentation: 10 Fresh New Podcasts You Should Check Out

I'm a lifetime learner, and one of my favorite ways to learn is through podcasts. I am fairly systematic about my listening – I have 3 tiers, or “rotations”:

A – 10 podcasts I never miss.

B – 10 podcasts I listen to selectively.

C – 10-15 shows I am checking out, and sampling.

10 Podcasts I Never Miss

  1. This Is Your Life, by Michael Hyatt and Michele Cushatt
  2. Podcast Answerman, by Cliff Ravenscraft
  3. Smart Passive Income, by Pat Flynn
  4. 48 Days, by Dan Miller
  5. The School of Greatness, by Lewis Howes
  6. Mac Power Users, by David Sparks and Katie Floyd
  7. Online Marketing Made Easy, by Amy Porterfield
  8. Bethel Church Sermon of the Week, by Bethel Church in Redding, CA
  9. The Portfolio Life, Jeff Goins
  10. Social Media Marketing Podcast, Michael Stelzner

10 Fresh New Podcasts To Check Out (These Are Your Shows I'm Just Trying Out Or I Listen to Selectively)

  1. The Charged Life, Brendon Burchard
  2. The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim Ferriss
  3. Fizzle, by Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Caleb Wojcik
  4. Social Media Examiner Show (different than #10 above, this is a daily 10-minute show)
  5. The 1-Day Business Breakthrough, by Chris Ducker and Pat Flynn
  6. Radiolab from WNYC
  7. The Dave Ramsey Show
  8. The Chalene Show, Chalene Johnson
  9. This American Life, by Ira Glass
  10. Ask Patby Pat Flynn

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Question: What are the top podcasts you would recommend that others check out?

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  • Here are my top 10: (1) 1 Year Daily Audio Bible with Brian Hardin, (2) The Dave Ramsey Show with Dave Ramsey, (3) The EntreLeadership Podcast, (4) This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt, (5) Catalyst Podcast, (6) Read to Lead Podcast, (7) Redefine Rich with Matt Ham, (8) The World Changer Show with Matt McWilliams, (9) Ray Edwards Show, (10) Leaders In The Trenches with Gene Hammett

    • Hey Jon – honored to be on that list – thanks man!

      • Sure thing.

        One I recently added to my “B” list is Leadership Answer Man with Dr. Hans Finzel.

    • Thanks for including me in this list of greats…the titans of podcasting.

      I just found it today and thought I would say thank you.


  • Joel Tetzner

    Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal; Read to Lead with Jeff Brown; Startup; New Business Podcast with Chris Ducker; Elevation Church – Steven Furtick

  • Well, there is only ONE that I always listen to, and I’ve said this publicly many times…that’s yours.

    I agree with Joel on The Solo Hour. That is another I rarely miss as are:

    10X Talk
    School of Greatness
    Joel Osteen

    Others that I enjoy about half the episodes:

    Cliff Ravencraft’s
    Jeff Goins
    Jeff Sanders
    Pat Flynn
    Erik Fisher

  • Josh Cook

    Thanks for sharing Ray!

    My A List:
    Ray Edwards
    This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt and Michelle Cushatt
    48 Days with Dan Miller
    Igniting Souls with Kary Oberbrunner
    The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn
    The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins
    Eventual Millionaire with Jaime Tardy
    Internet Business Mastery with Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden
    Your Move with Andy Stanley
    Gateway Church
    Bethel Church Sermon of the Week.

    My B List: Starve the Doubts with Jared Easley and Kimanzi Constable, Rainmaker.FM with Brian Clark, Beyond the To Do List with Erik Fisher, Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft, The Charged Life with Brendon Buchard, Confessions of a Terrible Husband with Nick Pavlidis, The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, Read to Lead with Jeff Brown, and Entrepreneur On Fire with John Lee Dumas

    Which podcast player are you using these days?

  • Great podcast!

    I don’t listen to as many as you, but here are my top 5:

    * Dan Miller’s 48 Days (NEVER MISS)
    * Ray Edwards Show (NEVER MISS)
    * Bigger Pockest Podcast (NEVER MISS) – Real Estate Investing…something I do on the side
    * Cliff Ravenscraft Podcast Answerman
    * New Business Podcast – Chris Ducker

    Will definitely check out some you recommended.

    Also, a new podcast you should check out in the near future. “Live (and Earn) It Forward” with Kent Julian. I heard it’s launching this spring 🙂

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