The Jocko Podcast Review And Top Episodes

The Jocko Podcast

A Unique Approach To Empowerment

There is a wealth of content available in the world of business and life performance that is affirming, inspiring, and cheerful.

I am a big fan of consuming all sorts of podcasts and books that can help develop me for life’s unending challenges.

There is a relatively newer podcast out there now that approaches life and empowerment in a different manner than most. The Jocko Podcast is hosted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink. Jocko is not here to motivate you.

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The Top Ten Inspirational And Motivational Videos From Goalcast

Goalcast


An Era Of Unlimited Content


We live in a remarkable time right now where access to information and content is at the tip of our fingers ready to be streamed at a moments notice.


The leveling out of content distribution, via low-cost and low-barrier outlets, has allowed for a proliferation of content creators to rise up from seemingly out of nowhere to allow their voices and stories to be heard.


All of these videos being shared throughout the social media landscape have served to empower others to open up, be vulnerable, and bravely share their own stories.


Anyone looking to make a single step towards some positive change in life or a radical and wholesale change to their entire lifestyle can simply jump online these days and get lost in the countless on-demand videos of hope, information, and inspiration. The first destination those individuals should want to visit is Goalcast.

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A Plea To Matthew Berry And The ESPN Fantasy Focus Football Podcast

ESPN Fantasy Focus Football Podcast

Premium Fantasy Football Analysis

I doubt this piece will ever reach Matthew Berry, Field Yates, or anyone else connected to the ESPN Fantasy Focus Football podcast. Should it ever somehow, though, I hope they can sense that the overarching tone of this article is one of love.

If any frustration or constructive criticism is pouring out of me and onto my computer screen as I type away, it is fully stemming from a place of genuine care and appreciation as well.

I think the team on the ESPN Fantasy Focus Football podcast do an incredible job at bringing compelling, informative, and insider worthy content to their audience show after show, week after week, for basically the entire calendar year.

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Introducing Podcasts: Words Matter

Words Matter Podcast

A Stalled Political System

Politics in the United States is beyond a hot mess and it has been for years. The car crash analogy is a fitting one: As painful and sad as the wreckage all appears to be I just can not turn away from looking.

On one hand, I am completely fatigued by the incessant churning of the 24-hour political news cycle while on the other hand I am routinely drawn into getting a daily fix of stories and analysis.

I will put this out there right up front, I am left-leaning, but I suspect like the majority of Americans I gravitate towards the middle.

While I am fully supportive of the social freedoms the Democrats espouse, I am disheartened by their lack of vision and incapability of voicing a cohesive message. In the face of our mounting federal debt, I am intrigued by fiscally conservative principles touted by traditional Republicans, but where are the supportive actions and policies? Bush exploded the debt while in office and the trickle down theory is a joke in practice with wealth disparity raging out of control.

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Introducing Podcasts: Bodies

Bodies Podcast

The Wonder Of Our Bodies

Our bodies, their functionality, and their intricate design are truly something to marvel at. Our bodies can also, unfortunately, veer off into dysfunctional physiological behavior, firing off discomforting or even bizarre outbreaks of symptoms at times.

Oftentimes, many of us ignore rashes, bumps, or other more alarming signals from our bodies in hopes that whatever the heck is causing the current malfunctioning will simply go away.

When we do finally find the time or get up the necessary courage to go see a doctor, we are often treated to a 5-minute crash course visit with an overworked and seemingly uninterested healthcare provider who quickly grabs for a prescription pad prior to even having an in-depth or probative conversation with us.

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The Top Ten Fantasy Football Podcasts

The Top Fantasy Football Podcasts

Fantasy Football Goes Mainstream

Football is back and that is a beautiful thing. While my interest in other professional sports has seemed to wane a bit as I have grown older and started a family, my passion for NFL football has increased tenfold and borderlines on an obsession.

There is no doubt that my love for fantasy football has fueled my continued and increasing interest in the NFL. The way that pro football is covered by major sports media these days, highlighting fantasy stats and catering to fantasy players, is a clear indication that I am not alone in this doubling down of interest in the NFL. The explosion of fantasy football and the ascension of the NFL seem to go hand in hand.

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A Plea For More Common Sense Episodes From Dan Carlin

This is a podcast feature from our contributor Tim Rodgers. Tim is a voracious consumer of podcast content with a keen interest in history, society, and investigative shows. Please do comment with your reaction to this piece at the bottom of the post.

Common Sense With Dan Carlin

Common Sense #318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls


I know I am late to the party with a commentary on a political podcast episode that was released a couple of months ago, but every breath that Dan Carlin uttered on his Common Sense podcast Show #318 is still very relevant and will be so the foreseeable future.  

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The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast: Top Ten Guests

The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Top Of The Podcast Game

To me, there is no one creating better podcast content than Joe Rogan. He is a prolific producer of shows and the guests and discussions are consistently compelling.

The guests on Joe’s podcast are reflective of his array of interests. The conversations are free to go anywhere, though, regardless of the guest’s connection to Joe or the industry they represent.

The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is built around casual conversations in a long-form format. While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is the recurring themes of deconstructing life that has hooked me in and kept me coming back.

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Introducing Podcasts: SHAMEBOOTH

SHAMEBOOTH Podcast

Speak Your Shame

I first became consciously aware of shame when I was undertaking psychotherapy.

Prior to this discussion with my therapist, I had always known the word shame and had a cursory understanding of the emotion, but never quite possessed the self-awareness to grasp the burden it could impose upon our lives.

When initially discussing shame with my therapist she told me about Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor, and suggested I become familiar with her TED Talk on shame. It is one of the most viewed TED Talks ever and upon viewing the video I immediately felt why it resonates so deeply with people.

In her talk, Dr. Brown openly describes her own personal entanglement with shame and details how it can manifest within us. She also implores each and every one of us to live a more daring and vulnerable life.

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The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast With Guest Kyle Kingsbury - Not Just Another Bro Dude

The Joe Rogan Experience With Guest Kyle Kingsbury

Beyond MMA

I have a limited interest in MMA. I have respect for the fighters and I have certainly been entertained when I have spent any time watching it, but it does not maintain my interest like pro football does, which borderlines on a slight obsession for me.

When I came across Kyle Kingsbury’s first appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast I almost passed over it, based on Kyle being a retired MMA fighter, however, I reminded myself to never judge any Joe Rogan guest by their profession or interest. Joe’s shows are free to flow anywhere and the topics of the conversations are never constrained by the callings of his guests.

This was particularly the case with Kyle Kingsbury’s initial appearance on the show. They covered a variety of topics like dietary strategy, peak performance, and fulfillment in life. I was intrigued the entire time they talked and finished watching the whole episode.

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Introducing Podcasts: WorkLife With Adam Grant - A TED Original Podcast

WorkLife With Adam Grant

Examining Workplace Cultures

WorkLife is a new podcast offering from TED, the folks behind the global phenomenon known as the TED Talks.

WorkLife is hosted by organizational psychologist Adam Grant and by trade, he has worked with the biggest brands and heavy hitter organizations across the world to help counsel them on their workplace cultures.

Adam is adept at observing what exactly makes a workplace environment tick and is able to identify some of the pitfalls and traps that a workplace can also be susceptible too. As Grant himself succinctly states on the podcast “he studies how to make work not suck”.

In WorkLife, Adam takes his knowledge base and experience and visits a diverse group of workplace cultures from varying industries. The mission is to bring these examples of pioneering and proficient cultures out to the masses.

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Introducing Podcasts: Hysteria From Crooked Media

Hysteria Podcast From Crooked Media

What Is Hysteria?

Hysteria is defined in the dictionary as “exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially amongst a group of people”. Given this textbook definition, Hysteria is also the perfect choice of name for a brand new podcast offering from Crooked Media.

Hysteria, the podcast, is hosted by Erin Ryan and co-hosted by rotating sets of women in respective bi-coastal groupings. They are comedians, filmmakers, advocates and more and they tackle today’s most pressing issues for women in a raucous yet highly-informed manner.

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Why Committed From HowStuffWorks Missed The Mark For Me

Committed With Jo Piazza

Unpacking The Institution Of Marriage

When I learned Committed was a podcast exploring the institution of marriage I became intrigued. Committed being a podcast offering from the acclaimed HowStuffWorks family of podcasts, further lent to the potential of the show in my eyes.

I am a married man and like the namesake of this podcast series, I am committed to my marriage, wholeheartedly, but it is some of the hardest work I have ever undertaken in my life.

I have gone through therapy and I have daily habits and routines like meditation, to try and put my very best emotional foot forward in our household for the sake of a thriving marriage.

When I heard the trailer and read the description for Committed, I got excited. I thought it could be a podcast to learn from, strengthen resolve, and be comforted by the struggle that all couples go through to make a marriage work.

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Introducing Podcasts: MarketSnacks Daily

MarketSnacks Daily Podcast

Business turns on disruptors, groundbreakers, and innovators. The financial markets seem to constantly glow red hot with a buzz and energy equal to the staggering sums of money exchanging hands from bell to bell.  

So with all these flashy descriptors surrounding business and investing why does the media coverage seem to be relegated to the old guard, stodgy personas like Duke & Duke straight out of the movie Trading Places.

Or on the other end of the spectrum, you have egomaniacs screaming full-throated on cable television about their brilliance related to options trading, a specific type of investing I will most likely never employ in my financial strategies.

If you agree that most content related to business and investing are not befitting of the highly intriguing subject matter they attempt to cover nor are they delivered for the new media-driven times we live in, enter our savior, the MarketSnacks Daily podcast show.

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