7 Productivity Podcasts You Need To Listen To

If your life is surrounded by chaos, it will impact the quality of your work, your health, and your peace of mind. Here’s our pick of the best podcasts to help you find greater balance, improve productivity and achieve your goals.

1. Beyond the To-Do List

Beyond the To-Do List features interviews with people who use productivity strategies in their work and personal lives. The interviewees share experiences and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

The tips and strategies will help you maximize your productivity in both your professional and personal life. Learning from the direct experiences of people who have overcome challenges makes this podcast one of the best out there.

2. The Productivityist

A podcast with a name like this will tell you why it’s one of the most popular productivity podcasts around. The host Mike Vardy is a productivity enthusiast who examines the techniques used in tactical time management. The podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs, CEOs, psychologists, and authors, sharing their experiences of how to effectively manage time.

Some of the themes covered include productivity while homeschooling, keeping track of productivity data, and mindfulness.

3. The 5 AM Miracle

If you’re looking to take charge of your day before breakfast, then The 5 AM Miracle podcast will help you jump-start your day and put you on the path to becoming ultra-productive

The enthusiasm of host Jeff Sander will inspire you to develop powerful morning habits based on his experience as a successful entrepreneur, vegan, and marathon runner.

The podcast is designed for high achievers used to rising early, but you can listen to it at any time of the day. You’ll still get valuable advice on personal development, sleep, maximizing your energy and productivity levels, and incorporating healthy habits into your life.  

4. The Productive Woman

While The Productive Woman is designed to help busy women become more productive in different areas of their life, many of the lessons shared in this podcast are relevant to men too.

The shows share guidance on how to better manage your time and achieve personal goals. There are over 200 episodes to get through, helping you to work smarter and not harder.

5. The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show has been ranked as one of the best business podcasts, covering a wide range of topics including how to be more productive and maximize your results using the least effort.

Tim Ferris, has also authored “The 4-Hour Week”, a book that he uses on his podcast to teach people how to minimize their workweek and maximize their fitness. Newsweek has referred to him as the best human guinea pig in the world!

Tim always makes the time in his podcasts to discuss productivity and personal habits with guests, regardless of the topics under discussion.

6. Getting Things Done 

Getting Things Done is the perfect podcast for individuals looking for inspiration on how to organize their lives and increase productivity. David Allen, the podcast’s host, shares tips and advice on maximizing productivity to achieve success.

Allen has also authored the book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”. The themes he discusses in this bestselling book include organizational and personal productivity. These themes are also discussed in the podcast and can help improve your personal and professional welfare.

7. Productivity Masterminds Podcast

The Productivity Masterminds Podcast is the perfect starting place to get a an overview of the different approaches to productivity out there. People from various professional backgrounds have been interviewed to share insights into how they manage their time and improve productivity.

The episodes are only between 10 and 20 minutes long – so perfect to integrate into your daily routine. Tthere’s also an episode with Timeular’s CEO Manuel Bruschi, which will provide you with more information about Timeular and how Manuel structures his week.

Find your balance

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to lose track of your priorities. Listening to productivity podcasts can help put you back on track and find the balance we all strive for.


Michael Gorman is a UK based writer whose areas of interest include science, technology and social sciences.