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As podcasts have become more popular across topics and categories, the training industry has developed many great podcasts on a variety of learning and development topics. Training Industry, which hosts our own podcast, The Business of Learning, has gathered some of the best and most popular L&D podcasts here.

Is there a podcast that’s missing from this list? Tell us about it in the form under the list.

Thanks to Sam Rogers, founder, president and chief consultant at Snap Synapse, for his initial work compiling this directory.

 

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The Business of Learning podcastThe Business of Learning™

Produced by Training Industry, Inc. | Frequency: Monthly

The Business of Learning™ is a monthly podcast produced by Training Industry, Inc. focused on the intersection of business performance and human capital development.

Ahead of TomorrowAhead of Tomorrow

Produced by Keith Keating | Frequency: Bi-weekly

In this podcast, Keith Keating – a Learning & Development professional, workforce futurist, and design thinking practitioner – explores topics aimed at helping to prepare for and stay ahead of tomorrow. The future depends on what you do today!

Become an IDOLBecome an IDOL

Produced by IDOL courses | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Are you interested in Instructional Design & Online Learning (IDOL) development? Would you like to change careers and become an IDOL? Join Dr. Robin Sargent, owner of IDOL courses, as she chats with other experts about everything course building and landing a job as an instructional designer.

Beyond L and DBeyond L&D

Produced by Northpass | Frequency: Monthly

The Beyond L&D Podcast/Video Series is a monthly podcast produced by Northpass that discusses how modern teams use enterprise learning to drive business performance.

Build Your Talent StackBuild Your Talent Stack

Produced by Yishan Chan | Frequency: Bi-weekly

A podcast that explores creative ways to learn, build future skills and shape a career in the future of work.

Catalyst SaleCatalyst Sale

Produced by Catalyst Sale | Frequency: Weekly

Be the founder that can clearly articulate the problem your company solves. Be the sales professional that your customers want to work with. Be the learning professional who can deliver your solution in the context of the business. Catalyst Sale is a weekly podcast produced by Catalyst Sale.

CELabCELab: Customer Education Labs

Produced by CELab | Frequency: Bi-weekly

CELab’s mission is to explore how to build customer education programs, experiment with new approaches, and exterminate the myths and bad advice that stop growth dead in its tracks. CELab is a biweekly podcast produced by CELab.

Chief Learning OfficerChief Learning Officer Podcast

Produced by Chief Learning Officer Magazine | Frequency: Weekly

Listen in on a one-of-a-kind conversation about what’s happening in corporate education and what it takes to develop the people an organization needs to be successful. Chief Learning Officer is a weekly podcast produced by CLO Magazine.

CIPDCIPD Podcast

Produced by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development | Frequency: Monthly

Since the series began, it has charted the ebb and flow of an HR profession that’s fast-evolving into a 21st-century powerhouse. CIPD Podcast is a monthly podcast produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Dear Instructional DesignerDear Instructional Designer

Produced by Kristin Anthony | Frequency: Weekly

What is the life of an instructional designer really like? This weekly show, produced by Kristin Anthony, is going to delve into all of the mess and how we can deal with it.

DIY NarratorDIY Narrator

Produced by DIY Narrator | Frequency: Variable

Narrating your e-learning is about more than just delivering information, it’s about engaging your learners.

Education TransformationEducation Transformation

Produced by Transformation Consultancy | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Education Transformation is a fortnightly podcast that focuses upon high-performance adult educator practice, educational leadership and education within international development. The episodes are broad and varied and look at a wide range of adult education practices along with guest speakers to enrich the programs discussions. This is a podcast for new and experienced adult educators as well L&D managers.

eLearning CoacheLearning Coach

Produced by Connie Malamed | Frequency: Monthly

If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mobile learning and related topics, this podcast is for you. eLearning Coach is a monthly podcast produced by Connie Malamed.

Empathic DesignerEmpathic Designer

Produced by Vytheeshwaran Vedagiri | Frequency: Varies

All things L&D, from India, featuring monologues, interviews and free monthly webinars.

First Time FacilitatorFirst Time Facilitator

Produced by Leanne Hughes | Frequency: Weekly

Whether you’re a first-time facilitator or a seasoned pro, listen in for tips and tricks to make a bigger impact at the next workshop you deliver. First Time Facilitator is a weekly podcast produced by Leanne Hughes.

From ScratchFrom Scratch

Produced by Martin Couzins | Frequency: Weekly

After a brief discussion, Nigel Paine a former chief learning officer who now teaches, consults and writes books on leadership, learning and people development and Martin Couzins, a journalist, editor, curator and publisher, decided it would be interesting to create a weekly podcast on workplace issues.

Funny IdeasFunny Ideas: Learning and Development With Humour

Produced by Julie Flower | Frequency: Monthly

Each month, join learning and development consultant and improviser Julie Flower and a special guest as they explore the bigger concepts in modern working life in a refreshing and humorous way.

GoodPracticeGoodPractice

Produced by Emerald Works | Frequency: Weekly

From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, in this weekly podcast produced by Emerald Works, you’ll get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

How to SucceedHow to Succeed

Produced by Sandler Training | Frequency: Twice Weekly

Every Monday, Mike Montague interviews a special guest about how to succeed at sales, leadership or personal and professional success. Guests include authors, Olympians, rock stars, TV personalities, and of course, Sandler trainers. Every Friday, Dave Mattson shares an audio blog about leadership and sales management. He shares insights into his best-selling books like the Sandler Rules for Sales Leaders, The Road to Excellence, and Success Cadence.

HR LabsHR Labs

Produced by Cornerstone OnDemand | Frequency: Monthly

What does it take to build a culture of development, maintain it through the tough times, and grow it within the ever changing cultural landscape? HR Labs explores how some of the most successful development professionals have created, sustained and built their programs through huge moments of stress – and with an eye on the development challenges of the future.

ifyouaskbettyifyouaskbetty

Produced by Betty Dannewitz | Frequency: Weekly

Development topics aimed at learning professionals.

I'm New HereI’m New Here

Produced by Detached Films | Frequency: Varies

Need help navigating the “career” part of being a new instructional designer or eLearning developer? Nyla, a mid-career instructional designer, created this podcast to help new instructional designers find their footing. Because doing it on your own can seem daunting at first.

Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking CoffeeInstructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee

Produced by DominKnow | Frequency: Weekly

Recorded completely live and candid, Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden talk weekly about instructional design. This weekly podcast is produced by DominKnow.

Instructional ReDesignInstructional ReDesign

Produced by Cara North and Josephe Suarez | Frequency: Monthly

The monthly Instructional ReDesign podcast, produced by Cara North and Joseph Suarez, features stories and conversations around the design of modern learning experiences.

Integrity SolutionsIntegrity Solutions

Produced by Integrity Solutions | Frequency: Variable

Our podcasts provide timely insights and practical advice for learning and sales & service performance challenges confronting organizations across business. These podcasts with leading business and thought leaders explore their most critical challenges and provide practical points of view on how to overcome them.

Stream of ThoughtKineo’s Stream of Thought

Produced by Kineo | Frequency: Monthly

These monthly informal chats offer the latest thinking that’s happening inside of Kineo HQ.

Leading LearningLeading Learning

Produced by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele | Frequency: Weekly

Leading Learning is a weekly podcast, produced by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, for leaders and aspiring leaders in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Learn to LeadLearn to Lead

Produced by Abilitie | Frequency: Weekly

Learn To Lead is a podcast that explores the world of leadership development and shares stories about the journey we all take learning to lead. On our show, we talk about how people can lead teams more effectively and how organizations can enhance their approaches to developing the leaders of tomorrow, and we talk to our guests about their own journey of professional and personal development. We have spoken to authors, professors, artists, and business and community leaders about how they developed as a leader and how they are developing future leaders.

Learning & Development StoriesLearning & Development Stories Podcast

Produced by Experiential Communications | Frequency: Monthly

The Learning and Development Stories podcast is an interview show in which we pick the brains of L&D leaders from different organizations. It is a monthly podcast produced by Experiential Communications.

L&D in TransitionLearning and Development in Transition

Produced by Wired Roots | Frequency: Monthly

Learning & Development in Transition, a monthly podcast produced by Wired Roots, explores the emerging roles and functions of L&D in a rapidly changing world, sharing stories and perspectives from leaders in the field to help you effectively evolve in your work as a learning and development professional.

Learning at LargeLearning at Large

Produced by Elucidat | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Join the host, Simon Greany, in discovering the strategies being used in some of the world’s most successful organizations to deliver transformative large scale learning programs.

Learning ElevatedLearning Elevated

Produced by Docebo | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Welcome to the Learning Elevated podcast, where we strive to help you elevate your e-learning efforts and move up in the world of enterprise learning and development.

Learning Experience LeaderLearning Experience Leader

Produced by Greg Williams | Frequency: Weekly

A Podcast where learning leaders, designers, and product managers can discover the practical tips and learning science insights for creating incredible learning experiences.

Learning Is the New WorkingLearning Is the New Working

Produced by The Learning Futures Group | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Learning Is The New Working is a biweekly podcast produced by The Learning Futures Group about the Future of Workplace Learning and the people helping us get there.

Learning Tech TalksLearning Tech Talks

Produced by Learning Sharks | Frequency: Weekly

Explore the continually evolving landscape of learning technology through unbiased, in-depth conversations with technology providers from around the world. Better understand how to distinguish what’s out there, how to differentiate between technologies, and discover how they’ll potentially fit into your learning ecosystems. Learn about the key business problems these technologies can solve and what preparations you’ll need to make when considering a successful implementation.

Learning to GoLearning to Go

Produced by Margie Meacham | Frequency: Monthly

Each month, Margie Meacham, aka “The Brain Lady,” interviews experts from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education and corporate training to uncover the latest discoveries in how we learn and how our amazing brains work.

Learning to GoLearning to Thrive

Produced by Change Republic | Frequency: Varies

Learning, development and leadership in the digital age. Learn to thrive with insights and stories from people and culture experts in leadership, future skills, learning, human behaviour, professional and self development.

Learning UncutLearning Uncut

Produced by Learning Experts | Frequency: Monthly

This monthly podcast, produced by Learning Experts, includes real conversations about real learning solutions and real experiences with real advice from real people.

Learn, Unlearn, Relearn, RepeatLearn, Unlearn, Relearn, Repeat

Produced by Mark Cobain | Frequency: Monthly

Learn, Unlearn, Relearn, Repeat is an independent podcast run for the L&D & digital transformation community, where we discuss what we like, don’t like and what excites us in the modern world of L&D and learning technology.

Learning While WorkingLearning While Working

Produced by Sprout Labs | Frequency: Monthly

Listen to the monthly Learning While Working podcast, produced by Sprout Labs, to hear how learning and development is transforming. Common themes on the podcast include trends in e-learning and digital learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data.

LMScastLMScast

Produced by LifterLMS | Frequency: Monthly

LMScast, a monthly podcast produced by LifterLMS, is here for one simple purpose…To empower people like you to generate more impact and income with online education.

LXD TalksLXD Talks

Produced by Alex Salas and Tristia Hennessey | Frequency: Weekly

LXD Talks is the weekly learning experience design podcast with Alex Salas and Tristia Hennessey. Learn about the various disciplines contributing to what is known as LXD. Learn ways you can prepare for a career in learning and development (L&D). Check out our discussions with recognized speakers in instructional design, UX, web design, eLearning development, learning facilitation and more.

Manage ThisManage This

Produced by Velociteach | Frequency: Bi-monthly

Real advice and relevant information on all things project management, as well as project stories from leaders in the industry.

MindChimpMindChimp

Produced by MindChimp | Frequency: Weekly

MindChimp speaks with some of the best people in the industry to discuss what shapes them and their thoughts, from learning and development, experience design, product/service design right through to marketing, comms and corp culture. MindChimp is a monthly podcast.

Mosby LearningMosby Learning

Produced by Adam Costakes and Dan Hirt | Frequency: Weekly

Connecting the dots between, L&D, change, marketing and HR. Interesting conversations about the ever evolving world of L&D in a casual unscripted format.

OnCompassion With Dr. Nate OnCompassion With Dr. Nate

Produced by Nate Regier, Ph.D. | Frequency: Monthly

Learn lessons from leaders who are bringing real compassion to their companies and creating healthy workplace cultures. You’ll hear more than heart-warming stories of altruism. Learn how real leaders do in-the-trenches compassion that is both the right thing to do, and a lever for business success and a healthy workplace culture.

Performance MattersPerformance Matters

Produced by GP Strategies | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Are you ready to perform at your highest potential? In each episode, we will interview industry experts, exploring best practices and innovative insights to help you and your organization improve performance.

Performance MattersPerformance Matters

Produced by 5 Moments of Need | Frequency: Weekly

Learn more, and design for, The 5 Moments of Learning Need with your co-hosts Bob Mosher and Dr. Conrad Gottfredson. This series will help you to better understand the theory and best practices behind this powerful methodology.

PodLearn AdventurePodLearn Adventure

Produced by Kineo | Frequency: Monthly

A short monthly jaunt, produced by Kineo, through all things learning, with a digital slant. What clients are asking for, how they are meeting those needs, and how learning has affected them this month.

Powered by LearningPowered by Learning

Produced by d’Vinci Interactive | Frequency: Variable

The podcast provides listeners with best practices for designing, developing, delivering, tracking and evaluating learning and performance improvement programs. Leading learning and development leaders discuss the latest approaches to creating learning experiences that engage learners and achieve organizational goals.

Sales Enablement PROSales Enablement PRO

Produced by Shawnna Sumaoang | Frequency: Weekly

Sales enablement is a constantly evolving space, and we’re here to help professionals stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices so they can be more effective in their jobs.

The 80 PercentThe 80 Percent

Produced by Axonify | Frequency: Bi-weekly

80% of the global workforce works on the front line. Grocery staff. Retail associates. Delivery drivers. Financial services employees. Manufacturing workers. They are the faces of your organization. But do they get the support they need (and deserve) so they can do their best work every day? Unfortunately, many do not. Welcome to The 80 Percent, a podcast about the impact of the frontline workforce. In each episode, JD and Richia share a story about how frontline employees are making a difference in their organizations and communities. You’ll learn how companies are evolving their training and support tactics to empower their front lines. You’ll take away practical ideas for how you can drive measurable business results through improved frontline performance.

The BizLibrary podcastThe BizLibrary Podcast

Produced by BizLibrary | Frequency: Monthly

Each episode, we sit down with a thought leader in employee training, and discuss theory, strategy, and best practices to improve the outcomes of your training program.

The eLearning Alchemist PodcastThe eLearning Alchemist Podcast

Produced by eLearning Alchemist | Frequency: Weekly

Corporate learning is only valuable when it drives change in performance and influences business results. On this podcast, we explore the technical, instructional, and operational factors that create effective corporate learning. Nobody wants another eLearning course; they want change. We’re here to help learning professionals and business leaders create change for their organizations through learning initiatives.

The eLearning GuysThe eLearning Guys

Produced by Nejc Žorga Dulmin and David Charney | Frequency: Monthly

The eLearning Guys, a monthly podcast produced by Nejc Žorga Dulmin and David Charney, is a discussion show about Articulate Storyline development and all things e-learning by two guys passionate about education, multimedia, creativity and problem solving.

Leadership 480The Leadership 480 Podcast

Produced by DDI | Frequency: Bi-weekly

As a leader, time is the limit you can’t control. You have 480 minutes every day to make an impact, 480 work days to achieve your business goals for the next two years and 480 months to chart the arc of your career. The Leadership 480 Podcast from DDI is about making the most of it all — with insights, research, advice, practical tips and expertise to help you spend your time more wisely.

The Leading EdgeThe Leadership 480 Podcast

Produced by Leadership Excelleration | Frequency: Bi-weekly

The Leading Edge Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that focuses on the need and interests of business leaders at every level. Through interviews and conversations, we explore the latest concepts with the thought leaders themselves. Subscribe to TLE podcast for motivation, inspiration and insight from expert leaders.

The Learning & Development PodcastThe Learning & Development Podcast

Produced by Looop | Frequency: Weekly

This is a topical podcast show for L&D professionals produced by Looop. Each week David James will be discussing and debating topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests.

The Learning CircleThe Learning Circle

Produced by Defense Acquisition University | Frequency: Monthly

The show devoted to learning and development, we bring you conversations with leading lights in our industry. From theory to practice, from classroom to online, we’re there. From the award-winning Defense Acquisition University.

The Learning GeeksThe Learning Geeks

Produced by Dana Alan Koch, Bob Gerard and Jake Gittleson | Frequency: Bi-weekly

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

The Learning HackThe Learning Hack

Produced by John Helmer | Frequency: Bi-weekly

What are the significant innovations shaping the future of learning? How is digital technology and scientific discovery changing the way we learn, train, teach and educate? Join John Helmer in conversation with the people who are visioning and actively creating that future.

The Learning HookThe Learning Hook Podcast

Produced by The Learning Hook | Frequency: Monthly

Hosts chat each month about the work that inspires them and ideas for creating better learning experiences; from tech to design, they’re always on the hunt for the best learning hooks. This podcast is produced by The Learning Hook.

The LoungeThe Lounge

Produced by Jacqueline Hutchinson | Frequency: Weekly

The Lounge is a weekly podcast produced by Jacqueline Hutchinson offering a casual conversation elevating corporate learning, ed tech and performance improvement.

The Online Course CoachThe Online Course Coach

Produced by Jeff Long | Frequency: Monthly

The monthly Online Course Coach Podcast is THE podcast for the latest in online course creation tips, news, interviews and ideas with the Online Course Coach, Jeff Long.

The Remarkable Leadership PodcastThe Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Produced by The Kevin Eikenberry Group | Frequency: Twice per week

Twice a week, Kevin Eikenberry shares his thoughts about leadership development and ideas to help you lead more confidently and make a bigger difference for those you lead. He also has weekly conversations with leadership experts discussing a wide range of topics including teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, personal and organizational development, human potential and more.

The Science of PersonalityThe Science of Personality

Produced by Hogan Assessments | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Personality affects the way we relate to the world and the people in it, how we work, who we love, and how other people see us. Although the study of personality is centuries old, our ability to understand and control such a complex and abstract concept is relatively new in the context of history. Featuring some of the world’s leading experts in personality psychology and business, this podcast explores the impact of personality on life, leadership, and organizational success.

The Development Hot SeatThe Talent Development Hot Seat

Produced by Advantage Performance | Frequency: Weekly

The Talent Development Hot Seat podcast with Andy Storch provides interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people. This weekly podcast is produced by Advantage Performance.

The Talented Learning ShowThe Talented Learning Show

Produced by Talented Learning | Frequency: Variable

In this podcast series produced by Talented, John Leh goes one-on-one with the world’s most innovative and successful learning systems executives, customers and other experts.

The Upskill PodcastThe Upskill Podcast

Produced by Dave Online Media | Frequency: Variable

Based in Asia and focusing on learning and development within the Asian context, Dave interviews both Western business leaders and local experts to capture the cultural mindset and requirements of this quickly developing and exciting area of the world with unique opportunities within the field.

This Feels RightThis Feels Right

Produced by Joel Silverstone | Frequency: Weekly

How can we influence others to shift their behaviors, actions or ideas? Without being manipulative? To connect and motivate others, we must speak to the emotions AND the logic — “yeah, this feels right” Join us and learn how you can build your communication skills in influencing from experts and leaders in this field.

TLDCastTLDCast

Produced by TLDC | Frequency: Daily (weekdays)

Daily interactive livestreaming broadcasts, produced by TLDC, for the training, learning and development community.

Trainer ToolsTrainer Tools

Produced by John Tomlinson | Frequency: Monthly

In each monthly Trainer Tools podcast, John Tomlinson interviews an experienced L&D professional and asks them to talk on a specific topic of interest to people working in organisational learning and change.

Training InsightsTraining Insights

Produced by Training Magazine | Frequency: Monthly

This monthly podcast, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, includes one-on-one interviews with fascinating people in the training/learning and development world.

Training JournalThe TJ Podcast

Produced by Training Journal | Frequency: Monthly

The L&D community for training professionals. Owners of the TJ Awards #TJA19 and #TJtalks series. This monthly podcast is produced by Training Journal.

Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning SciencesTrends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences

Produced by Abbie Brown and Tim Green | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Dr. Abbie Brown and Dr. Tim Green–professors of instructional design and educational technology–share their observations every two weeks in this podcast.

Truth In LearningTruth In Learning

Produced by Matt Richter and Will Thalheimer | Frequency: Monthly

Spearheaded by noted learning scientist and consultant, Will Thalheimer and the President of The Thiagi Group, Matthew Richter, Truth in Learning explores all aspects of the Learning and Development field- validated tools and resources for better training, debunked learning models, controversies in the industry, and so much more. Matthew and Will are often joined by Thiagi and a wealth of other experts as they dive deeply into what makes training and development more effective and beneficial for its end-users, stakeholders, and practitioners.

Webinar and Virtual ClassroomWebinar and Virtual Classroom Podcast

Produced by Lightbulb Moment | Frequency: Monthly

Discussing all things live online – webinar and virtual classroom design and delivery, with specialist Jo Cook.

Whiskey and Potato Chips Whiskey and Potato Chips

Produced by Versado Training | Frequency: Monthly

Candid discussions about a wide variety of topics ranging from soft skills to online learning logistics.

 

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