There's somewhere in the neighborhood of 700,000 podcasts in the world, and about half of those are related to HR and L&D. I'm just kidding, but there are still A LOT of podcasts to choose from in this industry.

Here's a shortlist of L&D podcasts, including my current top listens.

Top Listens

The 80 Percent is a bi-weekly show hosted by JD Dillon and presented by Axonify that highlights real-life stories of companies that are evolving learning on the frontline to improve employee readiness and build resilient workforces. Listen for practical ideas on how you can give your frontline teams the support they deserve.

The GoodPractice Podcast is a weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the GoodPractice team, plus the occasional special guest. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

Learning Is the New Working is a podcast from Chris Pirie, ex-Microsoft Chief Learning Officer and now independent investigator of The Future of Workplace Learning. A set of stimulating conversations with some of the leading thinkers and edge practitioners in the modern Workplace Learning space, from Chief Learning Officers  to Learning Experience Designers, from Neuroscientists  to Technologists, vendors of Learning Tech, and the HR leaders charged with developing human capital potential.

Listen to the Learning While Working podcast to hear how learning and development is transforming. Episodes includes interviews with leading thinkers in learning. Common themes on the podcast include trends in eLearning and digital learnin

The Learning & Development Podcast is a topical show for L&D professionals. Each week David James discuses and debates topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests. David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Lear

More Great L&D Podcasts

The eLearning Coach Podcast features Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach website, along with plenty of fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators.

The Learning Conversation features Nomadic’s founders, Matt and Tim — joined by frequent special guests — to discuss learning in the enterprise, covering everything from the latest technology trends to learning’s existential crisis. The goal: to nudge digital learning in the enterprise beyond the passive and silent receipt of knowledge.

The TJ Podcast is produced by Training Journal, the L&D community for training professionals. Yes, that's the same TJ that owns the TJ Awards and #TJwow webinars.

Even More Podcasts

Hosted by Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news. The weekly show gives an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets.

Armchair Expert features Dax Shepard, who just loves talking to interesting people. As the show description explains, "I'm endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment."