15 ESSENTIAL Productivity Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

Written by Samantha Ferguson

Approx reading time:

Last updated on 26th March 2024

If you want to be more productive, then podcasts are the ideal content format for you. You can listen to podcasts while doing anything – from commuting to cooking.

And if you want to be even more productive, then you need to check out some productivity podcasts.

With the right mix of entertainment and education, productivity podcasts are a powerful tool that can help us get pumped and feel ready to reach our goals.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 15 essential productivity podcasts that you should listen to in 2024. All of these podcasts are great and have their own unique offerings, but we’ve ranked them based on their content, production quality, and overall impact.

So, sit back, grab your headphones, and get ready to take your productivity to the next level!

1. Huberman Lab

Let’s start with an obvious one that you’ve likely already heard of if you’re a nerd for productivity. Huberman Lab, hosted by neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, is all about unlocking the power of our brains to learn new behaviours and skills, and basically create the best and most healthy version of ourselves.

The podcast is wildly popular, with over 5 million subscribers on YouTube alone. It often features other highly esteemed scientists and doctors giving advice on their areas of expertise. The episodes are long but jam-packed with inspiration, so this is a great one to throw on while you’re working out or have a big task to get through.

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
Long. Around 2.5 hours, on average.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
YouTube

Ratings on Apple Podcasts:

2. How I Built This

How I Built This is a podcast that dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies – from Ben & Jerry’s to BuzzFeed. 

While it’s not your traditional productivity podcast – in that it doesn’t overtly give listeners actionable productivity tips and advice – it is amazing for boosting productivity because listening to these stories is so inspiring – especially for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
Around an hour. 

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Wondery

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

Recommended Article

3. Before Breakfast

Before Breakfast is designed to give you a boost first thing in the morning, so you can start your day feeling pumped and ready for anything. 

A huge benefit of this podcast is that it’s daily, so you can really build it into your routine and create a habit of listening to it. Another plus is that the episodes are short and to the point. 

Every day, host Laura Vanderkam shares a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. The aim of the show is to give people the practical tools they need to feel less busy and get more done.

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Daily.

How long are episodes?
Always under 10 minutes.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

4. Feel Better, Live More

On the surface, the Feel Better, Live More podcast is not about productivity. Hosted by Dr Rangan Chatterjee (one of the UK’s most influential GPs), this is a general health podcast designed to help people take charge of their mental and physical health. 

Topics covered include health life-hacks, the debunking of common health myths, and habit building. But, of course, this all leads to improved productivity because, as Dr Chatterjee often says, “when you feel better, you live more.”  

Each week, Dr Chatterjee speaks with an expert from a different field in healthcare. Two episodes great for people looking to improve their productivity are #118 How to work less and get more done with Alex Pang and #380 How to improve your memory, supercharge your focus, and learn faster with brain coach Jim Kwik – a collaboration with another podcaster on this list!  

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Twice weekly.

How long are episodes?
Usually around the 2 hour mark, but there are also bitesize 15 minute episodes.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Dr Chatterjee Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

5. Mindful Productivity Podcast

The Mindful Productivity Podcast has over 400,000 downloads, and counting! This popular podcast is designed as a go-to resource for people who want to learn and incorporate practical applications of mindfulness and stress-free productivity into their daily routine. 

Topics covered include realistic productivity strategies, goal execution, and how to achieve an entrepreneurial mindset. The host, Sarah Steckler, also occasionally interviews other productivity experts to share even more helpful tips with listeners.  

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
The posting schedule is quite irregular, but there are over 200 episodes available right now.

How long are episodes?
Between 20 minutes and an hour.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Mindful Productivity Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

Recommended Article

6. The Tim Ferriss Show

You’ve probably heard of Tim Ferriss. And if you haven’t then maybe you’ve heard of a little New York Times bestseller he wrote called The 4-Hour Workweek. 

In his podcast, Ferriss interviews world-class performers from eclectic industries to tease out any habits, lessons, tools, tactics or tricks that listeners can use in their own lives. 

This podcast has an impressive list of guests, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, and Sir James Dyson. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
It varies but usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Tim Ferriss Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

7. The Action Catalyst 

The Action Catalyst aims to do exactly what it says on the tin – each episode is a catalyst to inspire you to take action to reach your goals in life. 

The podcast is produced by the Southwestern Family of Companies, one of the largest and oldest privately held companies in Tennessee. Guests include people from all walks of life, from American Idol winner Kris Allen to the governor of Oklahoma. 

Each episode is designed to offer valuable insights and practical advice for listeners so they can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and get productive.

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Fortnightly.

How long are episodes?
Usually less than 30 minutes.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
The Action Catalyst Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

8. Habits for Action (part of the “Habits” series)

This Audible exclusive podcast is similar to The Action Catalyst. It’s a series designed to propel listeners into finally taking action and ridding themselves of excuses. 

The series is hosted by Dr Tim Sharp, AKA Dr Happy. He is a clinical and consulting psychologist and founder of The Happiness Institute. 

Over 8 episodes, Dr Sharp busts 15 common excuses for not taking action. The podcast offers practical advice and tips on how to create habits that make it easier to take action and achieve your goals, in your professional and personal life. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
All available now. 

How long are episodes?
Between 20-40 minutes.

Where to find the show: 
Audible

Rating on Audible:

9. Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik lives, sleeps, and breathes brainpower and productivity. He’s gone from a childhood brain injury that left him learning-challenged, to a world leader in memory improvement and brain performance. 

His fun, fast-paced podcast Kwik Brain is for busy people who want to achieve a lot in as little time as possible.

Episodes often feature a conversation with an industry expert and/or actionable tips that listeners can start applying to their lives immediately to improve their productivity and get more out of each day. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
Around the 20 minute mark.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Jim Kwik Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

10. Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done – or GTD – is a personal productivity methodology designed to help people redefine how they approach their work, and even their personal life. 

The methodology was created by productivity consultant David Allen, and was originally presented to the world in book format all the way back in 2001. 

Fifteen years after the release of his book, Allen started the Getting Things Done podcast to support people in their GTD journey. 

The podcast includes personal and professional stories from beginners all the way through to GTD experts, as well as practical tips for listeners. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Fortnightly.

How long are episodes?
Episodes vary from 2 minute tips to hour-long interviews with leaders in productivity. 

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
GTD Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

Recommended Article

11. The Daily Creative

Formerly The Accidental Creative, The Daily Creative podcast has been going strong since 2005! This weekly show explores how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy in life and work as a creative professional.

Host Todd Henry interviews artists, authors, and business leaders from all different industries to uncover their productivity and creativity tips and tricks. 

Great episode topics include personal and organisational tips for dealing with creative burnout, staying mentally healthy at work, and discovering your productivity profile. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
Usually between 20-30 minutes.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
The Accidental Creative Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

12. Extreme Productivity with Kevin Kruse

Kevin Kruse is a New York Times bestselling author and host of the Extreme Productivity podcast. As the name suggests, this podcast focuses on ways people can maximise their productivity. 

In each episode Kruse shares his own time management tips, tools, and advice, as well as that of some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, self-made millionaires, Olympic athletes, and anyone in between who has some productivity hacks to share. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
The last episode was released in January 2021, but there are over 60 available to listen to right now. 

How long are episodes?
It varies a lot but the longest is 47 minutes. 

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

13. Beyond the To-Do List

How many of us are just stuck in our to-do list? That never-ending list of tasks that just seems to be getting longer every day. 

This podcast by Erik Fisher aims to take listeners beyond their to-do list, so they can stop feeling overwhelmed by all of the hats they have to wear and start living a meaningful life. 

Each episode, Fisher talks with a productivity expert and they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in not just their professional lives, but their personal lives too. 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
Between 45 minutes and an hour.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Beyond the to-do list Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

Recommended Article

14. The 5AM Miracle

As the name suggests, The 5 AM Miracle podcast is designed to help you dominate your day before breakfast. 

Hosted by Jeff Sanders, this wildly popular podcast has more than 13 million downloads and 7 award nominations. The podcast was also the inspiration for a book of the same name. 

The core topics of the podcast include healthy habits, personal development, self-improvement and, of course, productivity. 

Episodes are released every Monday morning and tuning in as you get ready for work is a great way to pump yourself up for an amazing – and productive! – week ahead! 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
Weekly.

How long are episodes?
It varies but usually around the 40 minute mark.

Where to find the show: 
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music
Jeff Sanders Website

Rating on Apple Podcasts:

15. No Office Required 

This limited series podcast hosted by Bruce Daisley (also the host of an Apple #1 Business Podcast on happiness and work culture) is all about how to remain productive after transitioning to remote working. 

According to the podcast, the number of people working from home is expected to double in the next five years. This 6-part series acts as a roadmap for a new way of working. 

It’s full of practical information, tips, and insightful interviews with industry experts. Plus, it’s all available now so it’s a great binge-listen! 

THE FACTS:

How often are new episodes released?
All available now. 

How long are episodes?
Between 20-30 minutes. 

Where to find the show: 
Audible

Rating on Audible:

Final thoughts

Productivity is important to most people. But it’s natural to get into a slump after a while. If you find yourself in need of a little productivity boost then these podcasts should give you the extra oomph you need to stay motivated! And if you need a little more, check out our article: 10 Remote Work Practices to Keep You Productive (and Sane!)

Written by <a href="https://www.project.co/author/samanthaferguson/" target="_self">Samantha Ferguson</a>

Written by Samantha Ferguson

Samantha is Head of Content at Project.co. She has 5+ years' experience in the project management industry and in that time she's written over 100 articles on the subject and conducted studies on employee engagement and how AI is impacting the industry. She also has a lifetime's experience of being obsessed with organisation and productivity - Samantha is that person who plans travel itineraries down to the hour! Her favourite Project.co feature is the AI assistant.

Create your FREE account

Create your free account and experience the magic of having all your information and communication in one place. Never miss a deadline, have a happier team and happier customers.