I’m not a watcher of TV but a listener of Podcasts. In an age of abundance and information overload I find it increasingly important to listen to experts in their respective fields as opposed to catching rehearsed sound bites and sensational news encapsulated in commercial advertising. It’s so refreshing hearing enthusiastic scholars talking about a subject they are passionate about in a long form open conversation.

I got into podcasts roughly a year ago and haven’t looked back. I can honestly say I feel like I’ve had an extra college education since graduating, it feels totally liberating. Plus, as most of you know your brain works like a muscle; the more we use it and learn the longer it functions optimally.

There are new podcasts popping up all over the place with many different flavours to suit most listeners. My go to are still the Joe Rogan Podcasts on You Tube.  I consider these the gold standard of the podcasting world. If you are completely new to podcasts this is often a good place to start. I thought I might share some of my favourite podcasts below. For those of you who are already podcast crazed like me, I’d love to hear from you and what you listen to. I’m constantly on the lookout for new material!

Here is a list of my favourite podcasts so far:

Andreas Antonopoulos – Bitcoin expert and educator

Ben Goertzel – AI Expert, CEO and founder of SingularityNET

Brian Cox – Physicist and professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester

Derren Brown – Mentalist and illusionist

Elon Musk – Inventor, serial-entrepreneur, engineer

Graham Hancock – English author and journalist, specializing in ancient civilizations and investigating our expansive human history

Hamilton Morris – Writer, journalist, documentarian and drug researcher

Johan Hari – Writer and journalist. Expert on addiction and depression

John Anthony West – Author and lecturer on Ancient Egypt. Creator of the Magical Egypt Series

Matthew Walker – Professor of neuroscience and psychology at Berkeley. Expert on sleep and dreams

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator

Paul Stamets – Mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi

Randal Carlson  Master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar

Robert Schock – Associate professor of Natural Sciences at Boston University. Geologist and proponent of the sphinx water erosion hypothesis

Wim Hof – Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil. Commonly nicknamed the Iceman.