Justin’s Favorite Podcasts in 2018
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Justin’s Favorite Podcasts in 2018

A few weeks ago, Guild member philalethes posted a list of his favorite podcasts. I thought it was a great idea, and since it’s the end of the year (and I apparently am loving yearly list summaries this year), I decided to write up my own list of favorite podcasts from 2018.

A quick note: podcast listening time is limited for me, so my subscriptions list in Overcast is highly curated to the shows I get the most value from. Everything you see on this list is a podcast that’s personally impacted me in some way within the last year.


Ah yes, Cortex. The dynamic duo of CGP Grey and Myke Hurley. What makes this podcast so interesting is just how different these two people are, and how those differences affect their discussions about productivity, business, and being creators.

I also find the way Grey processes through his work to be fascinating. I mean, watch his vlog about trying to stay on London time while in Vegas for a business trip. The man is not afraid to try some pretty drastic stuff to improve his life, which I highly regard him for.


Another Relay.fm venture, this time with Casey Liss alongside Myke Hurley. Analog(ue) caught my attention this year because Casey left his job almost exactly a month before I did for very similar reasons. In many ways has my journey into free agency paralleled Casey’s since then, and, frankly, it’s nice to know you’re not the only one going through it!

Manager Tools

Manager Tools is hands-down the best podcast to listen to if you’re in the work world and wanting to grow. Sure, the podcast is marketed toward managers and leaders inside organizations, but the insights Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman provide into leadership, coaching, and even office politics are applicable to everyone who has a job anywhere.

My whole stint as a manager in the corporate world was based off the materials provided in this podcast. It made me a better leader, and I can almost guarantee it will do the same for you.


Most of the Guild is familiar with Joe Buhlig and Mike Schmitz’s foray into hosting the internet’s largest book club, so I won’t belabor the description here.

My favorite part about this podcast? Hearing Joe and Mike talk about how the books impact their lives in meaningful ways. Hearing each of them process through their thoughts and action items helps me do the same with my own reading and listening. I also learn a lot along the way, too.

Internet Friends

Drew Coffman and Jon Mitchell host this regular discussion on how technology and relationships integrate (or don’t). Jon has one of the most fascinating, forward-thinking perspectives on multiple areas of technology I’ve heard in a very long time.

I always find the conversation refreshing even though it’s not always light-hearted. It’s refreshing because the hosts take time to authentically reflect on how technology impacts people.