The 12 Best Productivity Podcasts You Should Listen To

Author: Madalina Roman

There are many podcasts out there, but how many of them actually offer realistic productivity strategies? At Timeular, we’re regularly circling this question and thoroughly researching anything productivity-related.

So, I’ve picked our geeks’s brains, and they suggested these best productivity podcasts:

  1. Productivity Masterminds

  2. Getting Things Done

  3. Huberman Lab Podcast

  4. Beyond the To-Do List

  5. The Diary of a CEO

  6. Marie Forleo Podcast

  7. The 5 AM Miracle

  8. The Tim Ferriss Show

  9. Supermanagers

  10. The Daily Creative

  11. Love Your Work

  12. Eat Sleep Work Repeat

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The 12 best productivity podcasts

1. Productivity Masterminds

I just had to do it – brag first about the podcast we hosted at Timeular. Bear in mind that we’re no longer hosting this podcast, but you can listen to 20 episodes that are very relevant and up-to-date.

Overall, the podcast is about topics like productivity, time management, and personal development, and among the experts you’ll listen to are David Allen, John Trabelsi, William Frazier, Nicolas Cole, and many others. They share their recipes for success, bold decisions, and self-improvement. 

I have to proudly say that the podcast episode I cherish the most features our founder, Manuel Bruschi, in which he shares the story of our own product. It’s interesting to understand the vision of a business owner and creative entrepreneur.

Available on Apple podcasts.

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2. Getting Things Done

This podcast has the foundation of David Allen’s personal and professional methodology, GTD, which is “ a personal productivity methodology that redefines how you approach your life and work.” Hosted and created by productivity expert David Allen. GTD has over 2 million listeners and aims to help with maximizing productivity.

Allen is also a New York Times bestselling author for his book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” where he shares organizational and personal productivity hacks to help you improve your personal and professional life balance.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, GTD Website.

3. Huberman Lab Podcast

Contrary to popular opinion, the Huberman lab is one of the most insightful podcasts out there, helping everyone improve their personal lives, cognitive performance and optimize their physical health with practical tools and protocols.

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. That’s why, when listening to his podcasts and guests, you might need a notebook to write down what seems like “very complicated medical or technical advice.”

The best advice is to take time to listen to his podcast. I don’t think I found any podcast episode that didn’t need a notebook or my digital notes open.

One of the best episodes for productivity is the “Focus Toolkit: Tools to Improve Your Focus & Concentration.” – I found it very practical, and it helped me pick up good habits to become more focused.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and other players.

4. Beyond the To-Do List

Beyond the To-Do List features several interviews with people coming up with some of the best productivity hacks to balance work with personal life. The host, Erik Fisher, explores, alongside his interviewees, all aspects of productivity, including its ultimate purpose: living a meaningful, balanced life. 

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just can’t find an equilibrium, just listen to Erik and his expert guests as they share top productivity strategies applied in their own lives.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

5. The Diary of a CEO

Among the fastest-growing podcasts that disrupted the podcast industry in the last years with radical transparency, in-depth conversations, and super insightful interviews is The Diary of a CEO. I may be subjective, as this podcast is often my go-to resource on topics like healthy habits, building a meaningful life, and learning productivity methods from world-class performers.

This show is hosted by Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and former judge on the UK show “Dragons’ Den.” If that’s not convincing enough for a 32-year-old, Bartley owns a multi-million-dollar company, Social Chain – a marketing agency that gained popularity due to its disruptive approach to social media marketing.

My favorite episode is the one with Dr. Daniel Amen, who scanned over 250,000 brains and surfaced incredible advice on how to protect our brains, but also shared how some unexpected things like mold affect our brain’s performance.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

6. Marie Forleo Podcast

Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist, and motivational speaker who wishes to help everyone become the person they want to be. Through her podcast and other outlets, Marie will help you dream big and build meaningful actions with impact. 

She was named by Oprah as “a thought leader for the next generation and owner of one of Inc.’s 500 fastest-growing companies”

Her main goal is to allow people to become whoever they want and to find actionable strategies to become happier, successful, motivated, creative, and productive. If you’re ready to take personal growth to the next level, you must listen to Marie’s podcast!

Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

7. The 5 AM Miracle

Besides being a mindful productivity podcast, the enthusiast host Jeff Sanders will inspire you to grow into the best version of yourself, wake up energetic, and grasp healthy habits. Jeff Sanders talks about his experience, but he does invite thought leaders to share their expertise.

The productivity junkie’s content revolves around conquering the days by getting a good start in the morning and following personal development tactics. Don’t worry; you don’t have to become plant-based and start running marathons like Sanders, but you’ll definitely maximize your time, energy, and productivity.

If you haven’t bought into the idea yet, you should know that the 5 AM Miracle podcast has 6 award nominations, and his 400+ episodes have more than 10 million downloads. Plus, it’s not rocket science, as he uses natural language.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, and others.

8. The Tim Ferriss Show

It would be impossible to create a list of the best productivity podcasts without naming Tim Ferriss. The productivity guru has won a 3-times annual “Best of” Apple Podcasts and has over 700 million episodes downloaded.

In his podcast, he covers a wide range of topics, including how to become more productive and maximize your results using the least effort. Tim Ferriss brings productivity experts and world-class performers on board, so you’ll get to see people from all professional spheres.

Tim Ferriss also wrote “The 4-Hour Week”, one of the best productivity books that you can read. The book entices people to become more entrepreneurial and ditch 9-5s, but also how to minimize their workweek.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

9. Supermanagers

The Supermanagers is a podcast hosted by that features varied thought leaders sharing actionable insights with the end goal of helping you unlock operational excellence.

So, if you’ve been looking to sharpen your knowledge, understand thought patterns, and gain actionable tips from experienced leaders, this is the podcast you should binge. Supermanagers has over 100 episodes with leaders from companies such as Shopify, Microsoft, and Mastercard. 

Their latest podcasts include topics like deliberate decision-making, scaling remote workforces, embracing rapid iteration, coaching, and much more. If you’re steering your professional life toward a leading position, the host (CEO Aydin Mirzaee) squeezes fresh insights and hacks for you.

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Anchor.

10. The Daily Creative

The former “The Accidental Creative” podcast, with over 10 million downloads, which was an invaluable resource in the podcasting world since 2005, turned into “The Daily Creative”.

Dedicated to creative pros, this podcast offers practical advice to get creatives unstuck, to come up with ideas and collaborate under pressure or when overwhelmed, and to lead creative teams. Each episode touches on subjects that help you unleash the best disruptive ideas, not play safe, as we might be tempted to as marketers.

Tod Henry, the host, has already written several books such as The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code speaks on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio.

11. Love Your Work

Hosted by best-selling author David Kadavy, Love Your Work is a podcast that shares tips on combining productivity and creativity. This podcast aims to break the barrier between personal and professional habits but demonstrate that healthy personal habits can be integrated into work successfully.

Topics covered by Kadavy in his podcast range from self-improvement and self-awareness to how to say no at work and break the cycle of being always busy. In the end, you get to discover that having a better and healthier relationship with your work brings great outcomes.

This biweekly podcast has already hosted many experts, such as David Allen, Seth Godin, James Altucher, and many more. 

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Overcast.

12. Eat Sleep Work Repeat

This is a podcast on happiness and work culture. The host and former vice president of Twitter and YouTube, Bruce Daisley, interviews psychologists, neuroscientists, and workplace experts to share tips into improving our workplaces.

So, if you’re struggling at your workplace, this podcast can help change your perception of work, as well as turn the workplace into a less dreadful place.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and aCast.

Bonus: 6 more productivity podcasts

  • The Paul Minors – Paul Minors, the true productivity and automation junkie, is a consultant that helps businesses optimize their systems so they can grow. In his podcast, he teaches people about productivity, business, and self-improvement.  

  • ProdPod – Get the best productivity hacks in less than 2 minutes! The mission of ProdPod is to produce approximately two-minute, fast-paced episodes covering instructional tutorials on productivity resources and techniques, author and expert interviews, and many other topics.

  • The Startup Chat – With over 500 episodes, The Startup Chat brings you practical tips on how to grow your startup and excel in every area of business. Hosted by Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, you can check for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

  • The Action Catalyst – The Action Catalyst will help you find your true inspiration! In each episode, hosts Dan Moore and Dustin Hillis give you valuable insights so that you can overcome obstacles, defeat procrastination, and succeed in life. In each episode, they interview some of the top leaders and experts and share meaningful tips and practical advice to help you achieve your goals in any area of life. 

  • The upgrade – Each week, Jordan Calhoun and Meghan Walbert of Lifehacker bring in special guests to speak on many important topics, such as how to be happy, how to better manage your finances, and much more. And that’s the beauty of it! One week, they’ll give you advice on how to be happier, and the next, they’ll tell you how to buy a TV.

  • The Productivityist: Writer, speaker, and productivity strategist Mike Vardy is the host and, as a productivity enthusiast, he examines the techniques used in tactical time management. With over 400 episodes, the podcast features interviews with a variety of experts from different fields to help listeners learn tips and tricks to boost their own personal productivity and how to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life. 

Headphones on, enter productivity podcasts

You’re now equipped with quite a comprehensive list of the best productivity podcasts, whether for enhancing your time management, work-life balance, or productivity.

Keep in mind that… listening to podcasts featuring experts takes you only so far – you need to apply what you’re learning diligently to see results.

Productivity podcasts only take you so far.

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