6 Educational Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

October 12, 2021

Podcasts are one of our favorite ways to consume content. Perfect for multitasking, discover unique concepts you may have never heard of before. Connect with experts, thought leaders, and innovators on the go without staring at a screen. For millions of people around the globe, podcasts are a source of entertainment, motivation, and inspiration. So in celebration of #InternationalPodcastDay (held annually on September 30th), we’re sharing six educational podcasts we recommend listening to right now. From podcasts that democratize online education to examining the mindset and habits of the world’s greatest leaders, subscribe to these shows on your favorite podcast player.

How Did You Learn That

How Did You Learn That by Andrew Barry shares the stories of people who mastered a skill and unpacks how they learned it. With the goal of democratizing online education, Andrew encourages listeners to learn new skills by sharing practical tips and actionable steps. Episodes include how to go from consumption to creation, how to be forever employable, and so much more.

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The Deep End

Produced by On Deck and hosted by Marshall Kosloff, The Deep End is a weekly podcast where visionaries, creators, trailblazers, and experts share in-depth world-changing ideas about the future of higher education, art, governance, and commerce. Learn more about the rise of mission-driven cities, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), or reimagine remote work.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify

How To Take Over the World

How To Take Over the World (HTTOTW) by  Ben Wilson analyzes the lives of the greatest men and women ever to live. From Julius Caesar to Steve Jobs, each episode explores the strategies, mindset, and work habits that led to their success and how you can follow in their footsteps.

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Reshaping Education

Co-hosted by Virtually founder Ish Baid and co-host and Course Director at Forte Academy, Will Mannon, Reshaping Education interviews the top entrepreneurs and CEOs innovating education. Episodes range from the history of online education to the rise of cohort-based courses, boot camps, accelerators, and more.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Not Overthinking

On this weekly podcast, brothers Ali and Taimur Abdaal talk about purpose, happiness, creativity, and the human condition. Expect deep, thought-provoking conversations that will make you think outside of the box.

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Ali also recently launched a new podcast, Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal, where entrepreneurs, creators, and other inspiring people share their journey to finding joy and fulfillment at work and in life. You can also watch each episode on YouTube.

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Write of Passage

From the creator of Write of Passage, a top-performing writing course, founder David Perell explores how to consistently write online and use your body of work to meet new people and uncover incredible opportunities. In these short episodes (under ten minutes), learn how to share your ideas and create high-quality content online.

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David Perell also hosts North Star, a podcast that explores the stories, ideas, and habits that drive fulfilled people.

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What’s your favorite education podcast? Tweet us your reply at @tryvirtually.

Danielle Desir

Danielle Desir is an author, freelance writer and the host of The Thought Card, an affordable-travel and personal finance podcast. (danielledesir.com) Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard