top 5 knowledge podcasts to expand your midn

How can video games teach you how to build a $70B company? What is the best way to give and receive feedback in the workplace? What is the most important thing to expose your children to become uber-successful? How do you define success? These are all questions I recently learned the answer to in some of my favourite podcasts for curious minds. If you are looking for some new ways of thinking and getting to better during these times of remote work, staying at home and self-reflection, I definitely recommend checking these out.

#1 The Knowledge Project 

the knowledge project podcast

One of my colleagues adamantly demanded recommended that all of us at work listen in to Jeff Hunter: Embracing Confusion [The Knowledge Project Ep. #74]. Jeff was the former head of recruiting for Bridgewater and, in this interview, teaches how to rewrite damaging narratives that hold us back, how to give and receive helpful feedback, and why confusion can be a good thing. At Clarity, we’ve built our recruiting agency on so many of the principles discussed in this episode, that once I listened to it, I was hooked on this podcast ever since. Esther Wojcicki’s of How to Raise Successful People on parenting and learning is a gem as well. WIRED ranked The Knowledge Project #1 for best podcast for curious minds and I couldn’t agree more.

View all episodes: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/

#2 Choiceology 

choiceology podcast

Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman shares stories of irrational decision making—from historical blunders to the kinds of everyday errors that could affect your future. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes.

View all episodes: https://www.schwab.com/resource-center/insights/podcast

#3 Simplify

simplify podcast

Simplify is for anybody who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought “There’s got to be a better way to do this.”

View all episodes: https://www.blinkist.com/simplify

#4 Stuff You Should Know

stuff you should know podcast

If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

View All Episodes: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/

#5 Happier 

happier podcast

Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. 

View All Episodes: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/

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If you’re a podcast listener, you’ve likely already come across the following podcasts too which are wildly popular and feature world-class minds, performers, athletes and entrepreneurs from every walk of life.

What are you listening to that you’d recommend? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!

About the Author

Naomi Choi

Naomi is the Head of Product & Marketing at Clarity. You can find her endlessly ideating, experimenting and implementing ways to improve our candidate experience and deliver better hiring outcomes for our clients. She's also been known to cook up a storm and teach herself new things such as snowboarding, Muay Thai, calligraphy and the latest coding languages.


Clarity is a Finance and Accounting recruitment agency in Toronto and Vancouver offering Permanent, Project & Interim Staffing and Executive Search, with a focus in start-up and scale-up companies.

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