10 Best Podcasts for Military Leaders

10 Podcasts for Top Military Leaders – 2018

Not only does the DOD Read hard copy books, but servicemen and women are readers. listeners, watchers and thinkers across all spectrums. Below are the top 10 podcasts that that top military leaders tend to listen to.  This list is broken up into the top 5 military focused podcasts and and the top 5 non-military focused podcasts.

Top 5 non-Military focused Podcasts

Hard Core History – One of the world’s best storytellers EVER.  Dan Carlin will open up your eyes to history like never before. From modern wars to wars fought 3000 years ago, Dan Carlin will tell you the stories that make history come alive.  Beware, some of these podcasts are long, like 20 hours long, so be warned before you download.

Tim Ferris – Thinker, investor, experimenter, and author. Tim will bring you into the tips, techniques and processes that exceptional people use in their day to day life.

Practical Sotic – What do you think of when you think of Sotic? A stoic old man with a frown on his face?? Wrong!  Over the last few years Stoicism has become increasingly popular in both military and executive circles. Listen to find out how stoic philosophy can make your life better today.

Leadership and Loyalty, hosted by Dov Baron. While focused at Fortune 500 executives, family businesses, human resources professionals, and the Millennial generation, his work is equally relevant to military leaders. Dov discusses leadership and Loyalty advocates an authentic form of leadership based on emotional intelligence and fearless honesty.The podcast contains interviews authors, consultants, and leaders from all types of organizations on the kind of leadership that inspires fierce loyalty.

The Go-Giver, hosted by Bob Burg. The core concept of this podcast comes from Burg’s best-selling book The Go-Giver, which makes a case that focusing on providing value to others is the most fulfilling and profitable way to live and work. The podcasts are short with each episode begins with a brief thought of the day, followed by a 15-minute interview.

Top 5 Military focused Podcasts

War College – A weekly look at the weapons systems and tactics that both endanger the world and keep it safe

Joco Podcast – Retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink and Director, Echo Charles discuss discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships and everyday life

Mind of the Warrior – Mike, the host of the Sheep Dog Project,  has made it his mission to save lives both on and off the battlefield, and to spread the ethos of what it means to be a Sheepdog. From Law enforcement officers and first responders, to Combat Veterans and Martial Arts masters, the Sheepdog Project explores every aspect of what it means to be a modern Sheepdog.

Leaders Huddle – Developed and produced by the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL) and the Center for Company-level Leaders (CCL) at the United States Military Academy, West Point New York. This podcast features engaging discussions and is intended to educate and inspire to current and future generations of junior officers and other company level leaders in the US Army

War on the Rocks – War on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.


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