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Best Fascinating People podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Fascinating People podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
 
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. In season 1 of Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer … to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten … to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now. And if you enjoy these episodes, look for more stories of great lives worth reliving when Mobituaries returns for season 2 in fall 2019.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Stacey Abrams feels about identity politics? How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy? The plans behind Elizabeth Warren’s plans? How Michael Lewis reads minds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.
 
When the stakes are life and death, you'd be surprised at the lengths you’d go to survive. Pain, hunger, and fear can seem like paralyzing obstacles, but in the face of real danger, they’re actually what keeps us alive. ​Every week, we'll follow a different survivor's visceral and inspiring fight for life, and examine how the trauma impacted them forever. ​These are the stories of what happens when the human self-preservation instinct is pushed to its limit, through the eyes of the world's m ...
 
Experience a side of Dr. Phil McGraw you may have been missing as he delves into the minds of the most interesting and accomplished people in the world today. From celebrities to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, to the world’s leading experts and “disrupters,” every guest will be provocative, informative and relevant. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
 
Selected by Apple as a "Best of 2018" Podcast. Join Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can't find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.
 
London Real is a video talk show that introduces you to the most fascinating people in the world. It is broadcast from studios in Shoreditch, East London to television and online platforms including London Live TV, YouTube and iTunes and is hosted by Brian Rose. Tired of being spoon-fed from the mainstream media, we’ve set out to offer a fresh, unscripted and unedited look into the world of real people. From activists to scientists, authors to fighters, politicians to drug smugglers – we pre ...
 
More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.
 
Hi, Dax Shepard here. I’m fascinated by smart people with a unique point of view. On this show, I leverage people’s vague awareness of me as an actor to talk with a bunch of bona fide experts. It’s a soothing mix of brain candy and defensive humor (my response to feeling intellectually outclassed). Join me on a layman’s journey through the Land of Specialists!
 
Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out. I’m Justin Long and I’ve been an actor for most of my life, so I’m used to getting inside the heads of the characters I play. But now that I’m getting older (I’m 41 now, yikes), I want to peek inside the heads of real people to learn how they find meaning in life. I’m also very curious what their favorite snack food is, and what emoji they use most often — ya k ...
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
The Wolf's Den is a podcast featuring Jordan Belfort (The REAL Wolf of Wall Street). He'll discuss some of the craziest moments of his life, as well as interview the biggest celebrities, entrepreneurs, scientists, and anyone else that piques his interest. Subscribe today and join the wolf pack!
 
Katie Couric has questions. And on her new show, Next Question with Katie Couric, she’s determined to find answers—with a little help from the most captivating personalities in news, politics, and pop culture. For example: How did watching people play video games become a billion-dollar industry? Could CBD possibly be the key to overcoming pain and addiction? Does social media spur online radicalization? And what happens when at-home DNA tests reveal devastating family secrets? Join the awar ...
 
Each week join Retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell who takes you into the "briefing room" to chat with incredible guests who share their greatest never quit stories. This humorous, heartfelt and entertaining podcast is changing lives and has become a beacon of hope and resilience to those who are facing the impossible. One of the best ways we can support our community is to share their stories so that we might inspire others to Never Quit.
 
The Fan Favorite and Bartender from Bachelor in Paradise, Wells Adams hosts WellsCast. Wells will be sitting down one-on-one with celebrities, experts, newsmakers, to find out where they came from and how their story began. WellsCast, an iHeartRadio Podcast.
 
Ellen on the Go is the place to hear what they’re talking about on the Ellen Degeneres Show! Hosted by the show’s Executive Producers, Ed, Mary, Andy and Kevin, this is your audio catch-up of this week’s Ellen Show, with a never-before-experienced glimpse at how the talk show comes together every day from the very minds that make it happen.
 
What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos -- like the Beatles' Lennon and McCartney, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly? Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. From Wondery, the company behind the hit podcasts "Business Wars" and "American Scandal," comes ONE PLUS ONE, an ongoing seri ...
 
The IDW Podcast. Audio from Interviews, talks and panels with members of the Intellectual Dark Web. Audio is taken directly from publically available videos.Please also support ( where you can )Jordan PetersonCamille PagliaEric WeinsteinBret WeinsteinNassim TalebDouglas MurrayAyaan Hirsi AliBen ShapiroSam HarrisMichael ShermerJonathan HaidtHeather HeyingGad SaadJames DamoreSteven PinkerMajid NawazJoe RoganCover art photo provided by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@dnevozhai
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
Welcome to The Viall Files, the podcast that talks about relationships. Nick has a lot of dating experience (on TV as The Bachelor and off), so he likes to think he knows what he's talking about. On Mondays, listeners call in for a live version of the popular Instagram series "Questions with Nick." On Wednesdays, Nick sits down with an inspiring guest who challenges the way he looks at the world. We love to laugh, be silly, and get deep! We hope you subscribe and join The Viall Files Family.
 
This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. What does it mean to be a philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with over 5mill ...
 
I’m Layla Saad, and my life is driven by One. Burning. Question. How can I become a Good Ancestor? How can I create a legacy of healing and liberation for those who are here in this lifetime, and those who will come after I am gone? In my pursuit to answer this question, I’m interviewing change-makers and culture-shifters who are also exploring that question for themselves, in the way that they live and lead their life. It’s my intention that these conversations will help You find your own a ...
 
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This week on Fortunately, fashion guru Susannah Constantine provides some wardrobe advice to Fi and Jane.The What Not To Wear star talks to the ladies about overcoming shyness, the issue of skirts and what clothes can tell us about ourselves. She sizes up Fi and Jane and the three of them play godchildren top trumps.Before Susannah arrives there's …
 
The manager who's put Liverpool Football Club on the path to winning the treble and has lead them to so many victories, their lead at the top of the table is the biggest in premier league history. But he wasn't always this successful. When he was a young footballer at Mainz 05 in Germany, his former team mate Guido Shafer says he 'had no talent'. S…
 
2020 SUMMIT TICKETS: https://londonreal.tv/summit/ NEW MASTERCLASS EACH WEEK: http://londonreal.tv/masterclass-yt LATEST EPISODE: https://londonreal.link/latest London Real’s Brian Rose was invited by American ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna to travel half way around the world to the South American country of Costa Rica. The reason for the visit…
 
Dean Graziosi and Jay Shetty discuss collaboration, compassion, and self-education on a recent episode of On Purpose with Jay Shetty. Instead of sinking him, Graziosi’s childhood struggles with dyslexia and his parents’ divorce fueled his rise to the top of the entrepreneurial ladder. Today you'll learn Graziosi’s top tips on living a life of freed…
 
It's Zach Woods! You may know him best from NBC's The Office where he played the truly dreadful Gabe for three seasons. You've also seen his work as Jared Dunn on the HBO series Silicon Valley. He currently stars alongside Hugh Laurie on the TV show Avenue 5. It's airing now on HBO. Zach talks to Bullseye about what initially drew him to acting, hi…
 
As a remorseful sex offender who's done your time and been officially cleared as posing no threat to society, you're committed to turning your life around for you, your wife, and your five-year-old. But how can you get a job when you're a convicted felon with the extra stigma of being on the registry for the next 20 years? We'll tackle this and mor…
 
Rushion McDonald is a entrepreneur, brand ambassador and media executive. He was the brand architect of the Steve Harvey media empire, and a two time Emmy award-winning producer, working with names like Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx. He's also mentors and manages Stephen A. Smith, America’s most famous sportscaster, who recently signed an 8 m…
 
In this episode, I speak with writer, illustrator and spoken Jasmin Kaur is a writer, illustrator and poet living on unceded Sto:lo territory. Her writing, which explores themes of feminism, womanhood, social justice and love, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As a spoken word artist and creative writing facilitator, she has toure…
 
Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About Her New Scented Candle, John Legend Serenades Strangers at Starbucks, Lauren Graham Mistakes Dax Shepard for Brad Pitt, Ellen Celebrates a 7-Year-Old’s Perfect Attendance, Cancer Survivor Roslyn Singleton and Her Husband Warm Our Hearts and Andy Gets Some Bad News About Slow Walking. Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show weekda…
 
On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie talks with Celeste Barber, the Australian actress and comedian who is gleefully shattering Instagram's illusion of the perfect life. Celeste shares her tactics for using the social media site for good — and for laughs — and how she managed to turn a visual joke into a whole new career. Learn…
 
Admiral William H. McRaven (@billmcraven) masterminded and executed the mission that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World. What We Discuss with William H. McRaven: What are the benefits to taking every day, as a Navy SEAL might say, "one evolution at a time?" …
 
Martin Schmalz is a professor of Finance at Oxford University and an author. We're receiving constant warnings about the advent of Artificial Intelligence. And big data. And China. But how do all of these fit together? Expect to learn why your phone's GPS data on a night time is affecting your credit score, how the speed which you complete an onlin…
 
Rana Foroohar is an author, Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst, writing and investigating into how today’s biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds. I really wanted to do an episode on Big Tech - aka FANG - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google). How tech has changed and how it's changed us. Her book Don't be…
 
Hello! I’m Jane Coaston, filling in for Ezra. My guest today is Tim Carney, a commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In the wake of the 2016 election, Carney began traveling across the country and poring through county-level data in an attempt to understand the forces that led to Don…
 
Adam Kay is the author of one of the most successful books of the last couple of years, 'This is Going to Hurt', which is based upon his diaries from his former career as a doctor before he quit medicine. He wrote down his often hilarious experiences as a way to cope with the stresses and emotions of his job. He talks to Krishnan about how the worl…
 
In this week’s podcast, we visit with Alex Fine, a celebrity fitness trainer, professional bull rider, nutritionist, "spiritual advisor", and even a landlord to many Hollywood peeps whom he trains relentlessly. Alex prepares high profile clients for film and TV roles and upcoming athletic seasons. Alex's approach to personal training is tailored to…
 
Watch the full episode for free here: https://londonreal.tv/alain-de-botton-the-school-of-life-how-to-apply-philosophy-to-real-life/ Alain de Botton is a philosopher, author, and founder of “The School of Life”. His work has been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life’ and explores love, status, meritocracy, religion, and self-knowledge. De Bo…
 
Want to dominate every negotiation? And influence everyone you meet? Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street, explains how to negotiate any deal, and why being able to influence people is so important in your life & in your career. He also gives you the inside scoop on the "Steve Madden story" and how it compares to the movie (with Leonard DiCaprio…
 
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Co…
 
Fortune Feimster joins Nick in the studio to talk about growing up gay in the South. She shares some hilarious stories about her love for Hooters, how her mom reacted to her coming out, and how she met her fiancé at a pride parade. Don’t swallow poison and hope the other person dies! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. THANKS TO OUR …
 
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Golden Globe winner, Emmy-nominated actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross sits down with Oprah for their first one-on-one interview. In front of a live audience in Dallas, Texas, Tracee shares her thoughts on growing older, explains what she calls being “choice-ful” and discusse…
 
The designer catwalk and the glossy magazine cover are powerful cultural signifiers. Top models who occupy those spaces are deemed to have a look that attracts and sells. But how diverse is that look? How inclusive? Stephen Sackur interviews Halima Aden, a supermodel who challenged a host of stereotypes. She is a refugee from Somalia’s civil war; s…
 
For anyone dreaming of starting their own business and being their own boss... the doors The Lady Startup Activation Plan are open for 2020! And we want you (and your business idea) to join us. Over six weeks, Lady Startup founder Mia Freedman will guide you through the steps you need to launch your business the right way, in a series of videos you…
 
Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio! Star Wars' BB-8! And, now the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog! We're joined by Ben Schwartz. Ben's big break came in 2010 with a small recurring role on Parks and Recreation. Jean-Ralphio was a character who only showed up a few times a year – but he was one of the most memorable characters on the show. We'll chat a…
 
2020 SUMMIT TICKETS: https://londonreal.tv/summit/ NEW MASTERCLASS EACH WEEK: http://londonreal.tv/masterclass-yt LATEST EPISODE: https://londonreal.link/latest Brian Rose wraps up day 3 in the big apple after interview 4 guests in a single day. London Real never sleeps, these episodes will be with you in the coming weeks.…
 
Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell, I, Tonya) talks with Justin about navigating Hollywood while maintaining his Christian values and they reflect on the time Sam Rockwell set them up on their first man-date. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Grove Collaborative - For a limited time, when our listeners go to Grove.CO/LONG you’ll get a FREE FIV…
 
Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) is an author, columnist, and award-winning independent war correspondent who gives us a frontline view of the current civil unrest between Hong Kong protestors and the government of mainland China. What We Discuss with Michael Yon: What Michael means by his oft-truncated and misunderstood quote: "If a writer wants to make…
 
This week on Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil welcomes Jason Flom - a music industry giant who may be most famous for the people he’s helped to make famous. The executive has backed scores of artists like Matchbox Twenty and Sugar Ray, to Katy Perry and Lorde. Flom is also an inaugural board member of the Innocence Project, and host of the podcast, Wro…
 
The talented Cazzie David recaps this season's Hometowns episode. We talk about Hannah Ann’s hilarious conversation with her sister, Madison’s parents’ involvement in her virginity, and Kelsey’s sad departure. Plus, you have to hear Cazzie’s impression of Victoria F. What does Nick think about the final three living together during Fantasy Suites? …
 
Warren Farrell was a national celebrity for being the leading male advocate for women’s liberation. Now he’s considered a pariah by many feminists for promoting the liberation of men. We sat down in his house among the redwoods in Mill Valley, California to discuss the importance of his career for me, for men, for women, and for the relationships b…
 
Watch the full episode for free here: https://londonreal.tv/alain-de-botton-the-school-of-life-how-to-apply-philosophy-to-real-life/ Alain de Botton is a philosopher, author, and founder of “The School of Life”. His work has been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life’ and explores love, status, meritocracy, religion, and self-knowledge. De Bo…
 
Jay Shetty and Jada Pinkett-Smith sit down and discuss how her childhood shaped her in good and bad ways. After leaving home for Los Angeles at age 18, Pinkett-Smith had to learn how to allow herself to lay down her ego and live with an open heart. Everybody has a story, and Jada Pinkett-Smith has developed the unique ability to take any life exper…
 
Demetri Kofinas makes a guest appearance on TC’s Chartcast, a boutique podcast for short sellers hosted by Tesla Charts and Georgia Orwell. Demetri shares stories from his life and career in markets and the media, including lessons learned from his experience overcoming dementia in his early 30’s. TC’s Chartcast is available on most major podcast p…
 
Stephanie Ann Shepherd joins us to answer listener questions about sex, love and dating. But first, she shares what it was like being Kim Kardashian’s right-hand woman. Then, we talk to someone who isn’t having sex with her significant other, someone who is struggling dating in the German culture, a woman with a question about open relationships, a…
 
John Assaraf is an author, entrepreneur and mindset expert. Our brains are the most complex organisms in the known universe, but they don't come with an instruction manual. Today John takes us through some of the key principles to harness our brains to work for us, not against us. Expect to learn... What are the primary emotions which affect us eve…
 
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