Podcasts

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.


JD’s Top Listens


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.

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 learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data.

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.


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.

HCMx Radio is a podcast focused on innovative, cutting-edge HCM  topics that weave current market research, HR technology and industry leaders into each episode.  HCMx Radio is hosted by Rachel Cooke, Michael Rochelle, Mike Cooke and the Brandon Hall Group Analyst Team.

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.

Professor Game is a weekly podcast where they interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring you the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire you in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what you teach.


Even More Podcasts


Artificial intelligence has been described as “Thor’s Hammer“ and “the new electricity.” But it’s also a bit of a mystery – even to those who know it best. We’ll connect with some of the world’s leading experts in AI, deep learning and machine learning to explain how it works, how it’s evolving and how it intersects with every facet of human endeavor, from art to science. We release new episodes about every other week.

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.

Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am 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.


While we’re on the subject, you can also checkout JD’s podcast appearances over the years.