Recently, one of our favorite Twitter accounts, AlexAndBooks, surveyed his audience to figure out the best podcast episodes they have ever listened. This is a fantastic list full of nearly 40+ hours of the wisest banter you can find over audio.
Check out the lists below and if you haven’t followed Alex, be sure to add him for book reviews and other amazing content.
Are These The Best Podcast Episodes Of All Time? You Be the Judge…
Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philospher on Farnam Street Podcast
1/ @naval with @ShaneAParrish— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Naval is one of the wisest people you’ll ever listen to. In this pod, you’ll learn about his legendary reading habits, his favorite mental models, how to overcome bad habits, and so much more.https://t.co/WF3xRwzzcT
WG’s Review: This is a must-listen podcast. Actually, anything by Naval is a must-listen! You have to check out. We’d recommend checking out the book, The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness, as a nice compliment.
David Goggins on The Joe Rogan Experience
2/ @davidgoggins with @joerogan— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Goggins is truly one of the hardest men on the planet. He’s a former Navy SEAL turned ultra-endurance athlete. If you want to get in shape or become mentally tougher, listen to this pod.https://t.co/WkbWMytsz0
WG’s Review: David Goggins is a certified bad-ass and crazy mentally strong human being. He’s a formal Navy Seal, Ultra-marathon runner, and current physical freak consistently pushing his body to the limits. Listen to him if you want to understand why you should embrace pain.
Jocko Willink Interview On The Tim Ferriss Show
3/ @jockowillink with @tferriss— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
There’s so much to learn from Jocko, I don’t know where to begin. From Extreme Ownership, to GOOD, to the truth about war being the best & worst experience, why you should stay humble, and more.https://t.co/D7zpWhmaby
WG’s Review: Jocko is another ex- Navy Seal and best selling author. His take-no-B.S. attitude is infectious. Tim and Jocko cover discipline, war, hard questions, and life philosophy. Be sure to add Jocko’s books Extreme Ownership and Discipline Equals Freedom.
Tim Ferriss on Jocko’s Podcast
4/ @tferriss with @jockowillink— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Tim Ferriss almost never does podcasts anymore. But here, you have him and Jocko talking about one of their favorite books for 4 HOURS. Listen to learn about the life of a warrior, facing death, and more.https://t.co/1idSHCoeQv
WG’s Review: Jocko reverses the whip on Tim, and they nerd out on Musahi, An Epic Novel of The Samurai Era for most of the podcast. Four hours seems long, but this a gem that goes by quickly if you’re fan of either of these two titans.
How to Get Rich – Naval Ravikant
5/ @naval with @nivi— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
This is an expanded version of Naval’s famous “How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky” thread. This podcast influence an entire generation of entrepreneurs. If you want to get rich, listen to it asap.https://t.co/c8HPulGfZA
WG’s Review: This is an episode you should listen to 10 times if your goal is gain freedom through wealth accumulation. Naval is interviewed by his brother Nivi about his viral tweet storm on the same topic.
Elon Musk on The Joe Rogan Experience
6/ @elonmusk with @joerogan— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Almost everyone watched the first Elon Musk/JRE podcast where Elon smoked weed, but have you watched the follow-up pod? Listen to gain access into the genius and WILD mind of Elon Musk.https://t.co/Bx92hnl9Wu
WG’s Review: This one almost made the internet explode. Musk is a weird character but a certified genius and, after watching this episode, maybe someone you’d want to grab a drink with…and maybe a smoke with 🙂
Rory Sutherland on Farnam Street Podcast
7/ @rorysutherland with @ShaneAParrish— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group–one of the most renowned advertising agencies in the world. This podcast is a masterclass in advertising, behavioral psychology, and persuasion. https://t.co/HLE8O2KJpV
WG’s Review: Rory is an advertising wizard and if you’re into marketing psychology and positioning, this is your podcast!
Bill Gurley on the Colossus Podcast
8/ @bgurley with @patrick_oshag— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Bill Gurley is one of the best VC investors of all time. He’s invested in Uber, ZiIllow, Grubhub, Glassdoor, and dozens more successful businesses. If you’re into investing, this pod is for you.https://t.co/cCCenMX0qS
WG’s Review: Bill Gurley is a fantastic listen if you’re into investing or the start up scene.
Jerry Seinfeld on The Tim Ferriss Show
9/ @JerrySeinfeld with @tferriss— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
In this podcast, legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld unveils the curtain behind his creative process, writing system, and what it takes to make it in the world of comedy. All writers should listen to this pod.https://t.co/NgTOAWOsf1
WG’s Review: We’ll skip the clever Seinfeld joke and just say that this is a man who reached the pinnacle of his profession. Definitely worth a listen!
Kunal Shah on Startups
10/ @kunalb11 with @rajshamani— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Kunal is a wise thinker that not many people know about. Listen to learn how to create wealth, advice for content creators, and lots of business tips.https://t.co/ldFRtVAjM4
WG’s Review: Kunal Shah is a pure hustler who has done it all from selling CDs, mehndi cones, teaching computer science to neighbourhood children, and running a cyber café to building billion-dollar startups like Freecharge and cred and has invested in more than 150 startups.
Frame works to Become a Billionaire with HubSpot
11/ @dharmesh with @theSamParr & @ShaanVP— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Dharmesh is the co-founder of Hubspot. Listen to learn what it’s like being a billionaire, how he thinks about time & money, the future of software, and more.
WG’s Review: Dharmesh shares his thought process behind buying the Hustle, how he thinks about time & money, and how HubSpot came to be. They close the episode talking about ideas around a better version of LinkedIn and the future of software.
Jimmy Wales on How I Build This with Guy Raz
12/ @jimmy_wales with @guyraz— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia. Listen to this pod to learn how he came up with the idea for an online encyclopedia and how he built it into one of the world’s most popular sites.https://t.co/eE4J5TqscF
WG’s Review: In 2001, Wales launched Wikipedia, a website where thousands of community members could contribute, edit, and monitor content on just about anything.
BTCO39: The Bitcoin Adoption Curb w/ Croesus
WG’s Review: Preston Pysh talks with Bitcoin influencer, Croesus, about his articles on Bitcoin’s adoption curve and value proposition.
Andrew Huberman on Controlling your Dopamine for Motivation, Focus & Satisfaction.
14/ @hubermanlab— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Andrew Huberman is a professor of neurobiology at Stanford. This episode serves as a sort of “Dopamine Masterclass”. It covers motivation, addiction, depression, and other aspects of dopamine. Listen and take notes.https://t.co/rmmPFcZMCW
WG’s Review: In this episode Hubert explains dopamine peaks and baselines, and the cell biology of dopamine depletion. It is definitely a must watch!
Jordan Peterson Shares The Best Major to Get You Laid
15/ @jordanbpeterson with @andrewschulz— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
This is the collab no one expected but everyone loved. Schulz is an incredible comedian who was able to make this conversation extremely entertaining while also being educational and insightful.https://t.co/yJ4pfjFtmW
WG’s Review: Flagrant 2 is a comedy podcast that delivers unfiltered, unapologetic, and unruly hot takes directly to your dome piece. In an era dictated by political correctness, hosts Andrew Schulz and Akaash Singh, could care less about sensitivities. If it’s funny and flagrant it flies. If you are sensitive this podcast is not for you.
Alexander Fridman: My Dad, the Plasma Physicist
16/ Alexander Fridman with @lexfridman— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Alexander Fridman is one of the top plasma physicists and plasma chemists in the world–he’s also Lex’s father. Listen to hear a deep conversation between two brilliant scientists.https://t.co/tj56b9nHS5
WG’s Review: Alexander Fridman is a professor at Drexel University and the director of the Nyheim Plasma Institute. He is one of the top plasma physicists and plasma chemists in the world.
Balaji Srinivasan – Bitcoin and Ethereum, Crypto Oracles and More.
17/ @balajis with @tferriss— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Balaji is one of the rare individuals who can predict the future with great accuracy. He was the CTO of Coinbase, and in this pod he shares where he thinks Bitcoin, Ethereum, and crypto as a whole are heading.https://t.co/MHkcVjfVcq
WG’s Review: Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the co-founder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center.
Mel Robbins on Be More Confident with The High Five Habit
18/ @melrobbins with @richroll— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Listen to learn how to make believing in yourself a habit so that you operate more empowered and with greater confidence. If you want to develop better self-talk and get out of a slump, check out this pod.https://t.co/vl8wNrGMLl
WG’s Review: Mel Robbins is a former lawyer turned CNN legal analyst, bestselling author, talk show host, and one of the most widely booked public speakers in the world. Her new book is The High Five Habit. You can’t miss this one!
Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety
19/ @ThisIsSethsBlog with @tferriss— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Seth Godin is one of the world’s best-known marketers. Listen to how to overcome procrastination, key skills creatives should develop, why constraints are a gift, and more advice for writers and artists.https://t.co/dM7SlwRALO
WG’s Review: Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 international bestsellers translated into more than 35 languages, including Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. He writes daily at Seths.blog, which is one of the most popular blogs in the world.
Morgan Housel: The Psychology of Money & How to Become A Better Investor
20/ @morganhousel with @AlexAndBooks_— Alex and Books 📚 (@AlexAndBooks_) October 5, 2021
Ok this last one is a bit bias since it’s my pod but trust me it’s good (it’s my most popular episode). Morgan is an incredible writer who shares a ton of wisdom from his bestselling book “The Psychology of Money.”https://t.co/w17pPE8yQs
WG’s Review: Morgan Housel, the author of The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal.
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