Podcasts I've Been Listening To Lately

Last Updated: 07/03/2019


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In the Spring of 2017, I started a podcast called "Rob Morgan Is A Curious Person" and I often get asked what some of my favorite podcasts are that I listen to on a regular basis.

Due to the fact that I have the worst freakin memory when it comes to proper nouns, I decided to put together a list of what I've been listening to lately to share with you. 

Whether you're completely new to podcasts, looking for a place to start or it's already apart of your regular routine and you're just looking for something fresh, I hope this helps find a new favorite. 

Stay Curious,

-rob


In Regards To List Order: These aren't listed in order of recommendation. I'll be adding the new ones to the bottom of the list as I find them because... I'm lazy that way.


Rob Morgan Is A Curious Person - Come on... I had to right????

Rob Bell's "The RobCast" - This is spirituality focused podcast has kept my head on straight in some heavy moments.

The Tim Ferriss Show - This is everything. The deepest, most intentional conversations with some of the most influential people in the world. (start with his first interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger or Cal Fussman)

Building A Story Brand With Donald Miller - A business and marketing podcast that has been a career game changer. (listen to this on your drive into work)

This American Life - NPR Gold

Serial - NPR Storytelling at it's finest (road trip with this)

High and Mighty w/ Jon Gabrus - Hilarious and perfectly NSFW. (Not for those with young ears in the car as his intro is essentially saying F*CK 15x) 

Making Oprah - Because Oprah is the best thing to happen to the planet, learn how she happened to it. 

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations - Like a freakin protein shake for your soul.

Song Exploder - Dissecting the creation of your favorite songs. 

WTF w/ Marc Maron - Long format interviews with people you've heard of. 

Revisionist History w/ Malcolm Gladwell - One of the smartest men alive breaking down ideas that could change the way you think about things. 

The Scotch And A Movie Podcast - Like Scotch? Like Films? You'll enjoy my friends as they dive into both. (I may or may not have been a guest on it once...)

You Made It Weird - Comedian Pete Holmes talking to people you may have heard of. (Start with his interview w/ Noel Gallagher of OASIS)

The Liturgists Podcast - Faith and Spirituality for people turned off of faith and spirituality. (Listen to this if you’re curious about maybe not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. You're in good company)

LORE - Aaron Mahnke tells dark creepy historical stories that fuel modern superstition. Entertaining 30min. 

Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard - New to 2018 and an instant top of the charts.

AKIMBO: A Podcast From Seth Godin - This is huge and changes the way I think about life and my career on a regular basis. (listen to this if you’re into marketing or being intentional w/ your career)

Big Questions With Cal Fussman - The man who taught me how to ask better questions. (start w/ his interview w/ Larry King)

Showcase From Radiotopia: The Polybius Conspiracy - Documentary style story for when you're on a roadtrip. Serial Podcast meets 1980's video arcade. 

Conan O’brian Needs A Friend - One of the best conversationalists and a new favorite.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History - If you like history, Dan dives into it in some of the best non-stop storytelling EVER (listen to this on a roadtrip. the shortest ones are around 4hrs)

Revisionist History - If you like Malcolm Gladwell (tipping point, outliers) this is him in top form!

Off Camera With Sam Jones - Long form interview podcast hosted by one of the greatest and kindest humans on the planet. I want to make people feel like Sam makes them feel. (start w/ his interview w/ Robert Downey Jr)


If you have any podcasts that aren’t on this list and you think I’d like to listen to (or thoughts on any that are listed here) I’d love to hear from you! Contact Me HERE

For The Curious: How I get strangers all over the globe to treat me like a welcomed friend and guest

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If you find yourself someplace new and want strangers to treat you like a welcomed friend and guest... here’s one of my secret tricks that has opened countless doors for me and my friends all around the globe...

While enjoying a day off in Manila, Jasper Nephew and I found ourselves wandering around hunting down local food carts.

Finding a busy one (pro tip that I learned from Andrew Zimmern, when confused ALWAYS pick the busiest vendor)

We realized we didn’t know how to eat this dish (it was some mystery fish, fried, and whole) so we bought a few plates for locals hanging near us.

INSTANTLY we went from a couple of random guys wandering alone, to sharing a meal laughing and hanging with our friends in the Philippines who couldn’t have been more pumped to share with us their local food scene.

“The Curious Guest Door Opener” - To turn strangers into hosts, and you their guest of honor, buy the bar a round.

Stay Curious,

-rob

“When Death Comes” (a poem about life)

There’s a cemetery four blocks south of where Sarah and I live that I like to walk to and through sometimes.

Memento Mori - “Remember that you will one day die.”

I like walking through this space. It’s peaceful. It feels like you’re walking in a dimension that exists between the living and the dead. When you leave, it feels like you’ve been given a second chance. Funny how quickly that gratitude can fade.

I’m glad that a reminder of this is only four blocks away. 

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 “When death comes

like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”

-Mary Oliver

 

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