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5 Best Podcasts For College Students (Updated 2019)

5 Best Podcasts for College Students (Updated 2019)

Here are 5 of the best podcasts for college students. Focus: Podcasts that teach unique lessons that will help you succeed after graduation.

Q&A #8 Resources:

Best Podcasts for College Students in 2018

#1. Radical Personal Finance- Website | Listen on iTunes | Android

  • Category: Money
  • Why: Because the sooner you understand how to take care of your money, the better.
  • Can’t-Miss Episode: Episode 524: Why You Shouldn’t Use Your 401(k) Money To Pay Off your Credit Card When You’re Unemployed


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#2. Finding Mastery- Website | Listen on iTunes | Android

  • Category: Personal Development
  • Why: You’ll learn why you need to clarify your life’s philosophy.
  • Can’t-Miss Episode: Episode 105: UC Berkley rugby coach Jack Clark talks about team-building, culture, and honesty.

Maybe biased, as I’m studying to become a sport psychologist, but this podcast has been a true game-changer for me.

Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist, examines the psychological framework of world-class performers and uncovers the mental skills they use to perform on the world’s stage.

Besides listening to conversations with world-class people (Luke Walton, Daymond John, Pete Carroll), you’ll get actionable ideas for improving yourself, like writing a 25-word philosophy and developing mental skills like confidence, grit, and humility.

#3. WTF with Marc Maron- Website | On iTunes | Android

  • Category: Comedy
  • Why: You can learn more from comics than you think.
  • Can’t-Miss Episode: Episode 925: Billy Bob Thornton on realizing his dreams, coming from humble beginnings, and being a “normal” person.

With 12,000+ ratings on iTunes, WTF with Marc Maron isn’t exactly a “hidden gem”. But I’ve been listening to podcasts since 2008 and only just found this show, so I’m sure I’m not the only one.

I’ve long been a believer that anyone can learn a ton about life from stand-up comedians.

Maron’s show is a unique balance of guests from the world of show business and comedy. He keeps the conversations straightforward, focusing primarily on their upbringing and early years and how they got to where they are.

#4. Jocko Podcast- Website | On iTunes | Android

College-aged men will probably resonate with this show more than women.

Jocko Willink’s no-BS approach will help any young person own their behavior, which will help you stand out to potential employers as mature and industrious.

His book, Extreme Ownership, teaches leadership principles that will help you lead and serve other people.

  • Category: Personal Development, Leadership
  • Why: Most young people take ownership of nothing. This podcast will make a compelling case to not do that.
  • Can’t-Miss Episode: Episode 127: “Hell Yes, I’d Do It Again: Leadership Lessons From Iwo, T. Fred Harvey”

#5. Millenial Podcast- Website | On iTunes | Stitcher

Disclaimer: I just started listening to this podcast. 

This is a podcast specifically focused on the transition between the college life and work life.

Described as a show about “coming of age”, it’s documents growing up and the pain points of someone in their early 20s.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Why: It meets you where you’re at in life.
  • Can’t-Miss Episode: Episode 1: Welcome To Millenial

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What Podcasts Do You Listen To?

Before you go, here’s something else to check out: 54+ college students on Reddit answered my question about their favorite podcast. Click here to see their replies.

What are some of your recommendations for best podcasts for college students? I’d love to update this Q&A with other shows young people feel valuable.

Shoot me an email with “Podcast Recommendation” in the headline. Thanks!