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Best Fascinating People podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Fascinating People podcasts we could find
Updated May 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.
 
Listen in on revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation – military and law enforcement leaders, medical professionals, an astronaut, a judge, and more. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility.
 
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/
 
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.
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. This show is now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.
 
Winner of the 2020 Webby and People's Voice awards for best interview podcast. 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.
 
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 ...
 
The Jordan Harbinger Show (Apple's Best of 2018) is where self-motivated people, just like you, dig deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's sharpest minds- from legendary creators to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. We bring amazing stories and brilliant personalities to the table, and help you demystify what they do and how they do it. You'll learn new strategies, perspectives, and tactics you won't find anywhere else, then take these valuable i ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
For more than 140 years 92nd Street Y has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This podcast features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.
 
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.
 
Off Camera is a podcast hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest. Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.
 
'Real Talk' features honest conversations with a diverse range of fascinating guests - discussing life, society, culture, politics, entrepreneurship, self-improvement and more. Don't expect political correctness, but every episode will inspire you and make you a little bit smarter. Hosted by rapper and creative entrepreneur, Zuby.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Host Hannah Berner gets her guests to open up about their own personal hell. She interviews comedians, reality stars, and entrepreneurs who are admired for their good looks, massive followings, dream jobs, and luxurious lifestyles but Hannah proves that we all have demons. You’ll laugh and cry listening to guests open about their biggest insecurities, fears, and anxieties. The devil works hard, but Hannah works harder. Follow Hannah on Instagram and Twitter @beingbernz Support this podcast: ...
 
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This week Richard Coles and Kate Silverton are joined by Ricky Wilson, the lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs. The band’s hits include I Predict A Riot and Ruby and last year they released their seventh album, Duck. Ricky was a judge on The Voice and now presents the Pop Detectives podcast with Tony Blackburn.Jack Monroe was an unemployed single parent l…
 
Jim Mullane is the man behind the fastest growing Instagram page focussed on self-development & books @GetBetterWithBooks. Developing a reading habit & retaining what you read is a goal many of us have. Today expect to learn the most important elements of creating a reading habit, how to avoid the most common pitfalls when starting reading, a ton o…
 
...Wizard. NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor - Steve is the mental health wizard who’ll sort out your brain and put you back on the straight and narrow. That’s what he’s done for James over the years and now he can help you too with his tips for how to avoid depression, anxiety and ruined relationships during the …
 
This week’s guest is Kasia Urbaniak! Kasia is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. She has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained certifications in Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Sin…
 
Together with Saagar Enjeti, Krystal Ball co-hosts Rising, a show featuring sharp political analysis seemingly free of commercial bias. Ball has worked for over a decade as a political consultant, analyst, and journalist -- having appeared on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox News, and elsewhere. Ball has published two books: The Populist's Gui…
 
This week on Fortunately Fi and Jane are joined by American novelist Anne Tyler, all the way from Baltimore USA.Anne talks Fi and Jane through her household chore routine and how it came to feature in her new book, Redhead by the Side of the Road. The Pulitzer Prize winner also divulges why she likes visiting people with messy abodes, why she think…
 
James Wythe is a British food blogger who specialises in plant-based, gluten-free meals. We discuss how he used nutrition as a tool to overcome a rare and debilitating medical condition that kept him bed-bound for over two years. We also learn about how he became a full-time professional food blogger. Follow Zuby - https://twitter.com/zubymusic Fol…
 
Steve Witchett - Wizard. NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor - Steve is the mental health wizard who’ll sort out your brain and put your back on the straight and narrow. To listen to this episode in full now - and to listen to other episodes 3 days early, please support the Delingpod by subscribing to my Patreon: ht…
 
We all have the power to choose what we magnify in our lives whether we realize it or not. Are we quick to point out our own weaknesses and shortcomings? Or do we recognize that true progress is made when we focus on developing our strengths instead? In today's episode Jay Shetty dives into the topic of strengths, weaknesses & personality types. Ja…
 
Your friend wants to be a mother more than anything, but says she and her husband can’t afford the IVF it would take to make this possible. On the other hand, she habitually buys expensive gifts for everyone in your social circle. Is there any socially acceptable way for you to have a conversation with her about priorities? We’ll tackle this and mo…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged the world economy into a deep recession. How long will it last and what kind of recovery can we expect? That in part depends on what governments do now. Should they be piling up future debt to cope with today’s crisis? Stephen Sackur speaks to the former Governor of India’s Reserve Bank and IMF chief economist Ragh…
 
"If you're living in fear, you're not living." Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street, is joined by Ryan Serhant (Bravo's Million Dollar Listing) along with his team members Sara Golan & Nathan Malkoukian to discuss the secrets to massive success in real estate. Topics include building relationships with clients, generating leads, hiring the right…
 
Deborah Frances-White is a comedian, author and screenwriter. She's probably best known for 'The Guilty Feminist', which is a hugely successful podcast and brand. She talks to Krishnan about facing up to your own privileges, the lessons she's learnt from living with a Syrian refugee and why she's glad her IVF didn't work. Producer: Rachel Evans…
 
The second season of Shrill, Hulu’s powerful, acclaimed comedy, drops January 24—and who better to sneak a peek at an episode and mull over the backstory than with its star, exec producer, and co-writer Aidy Bryant? Join the SNL cast member for an in-depth conversation about her return to the show as Annie, the millennial on a body-positivity journ…
 
Mark Seymour is one of the best singer-songwriters Australia has ever produced. He's the former frontman of Hunters & Collectors and now writes and performs with Mark Seymour & The Undertow. The new Undertow record is called Slow Dawn and comes out today. Mark has regularly been outspoken about his politics through his music and public appearances,…
 
James Corden is Having A Rough Time Homeschooling His Kids, James Marsden Turns His House Into a Dave & Buster's, Kym Douglas Catches Us Up On All the Quarantine Hacks, We Gift Our Final First Time Expectant Mothers with All of the Mother’s Day Giveaways and Alanis Morissette Performs For Us. Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show weekdays! Check your loca…
 
Robin Dreeke (@rdreeke) is the retired head of The FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and co-author of Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual for Behavior Prediction and The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed. What We Discuss with Robin Dreeke: People can be relied on to act in their own…
 
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer prize winning author, reviewer, and presidential biographer. Jon chats with the Armchair Expert about this early fascination with politics, attending Ronald Reagan's inauguration as a young boy and the importance of delineating historical figures from saints. Jon states his position on confederate statues and Dax asks what…
 
As a high school sophomore, Jason Sudeikis switched schools in pursuit of serious basketball dreams and, of course, a girl. Instead, he discovered classes in radio and TV and debate – and a new career option. Soon after swapping Final Four tickets for a video camera, he gave up on college hoops and eventually college itself to go pro in the improv …
 
James talks at length with his very special guest: Prof. Dolores Cahill, a world renowned scientific expert who has advised, amongst others, the Irish government and the EU. Her background is immunology and she and James discuss the science of viruses and the absence of scientific thinking behind and the futility of the worldwide lockdown and the t…
 
What will it take to put the pieces of the global economy back together? Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva takes us inside the massive economic stimulus efforts leading the world toward recovery and renewal. She argues that we must channel money to the countries that need it most and fortify our financial sys…
 
I first met Cyrus Habib at a conference a few years ago. You don't forget him. He's a Rhodes scholar. Iranian-America. As lieutenant governor of Washington state, he was the youngest Democrat elected to statewide office in the country. And he's blind. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I read a piece in the New York Times that I didn't expect: Habib, who…
 
An oath is a solemn promise to serve a purpose greater than oneself. Now, that promise is more important than ever. In the third season of The Oath, Chuck Rosenberg speaks with people from many walks of life who served at the highest levels of public service. This season: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, NASA astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, and forme…
 
Recording artist, YouTuber, & Podcaster Meghan Tonjes joins Nick this week challenging us to to think deeper and show up to conversations without thinking you know everything. An advocate for body+ Meghan has learned first hand from being body shamed on the internet the effects it can have on someone’s self worth. She opposes Cancel Culture and sha…
 
Oprah talks about her controversial 1997 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which at the time brought Oprah the most negative mail she had ever received. Through Ellen’s story and others, Oprah shares what she knows for sure about the power of truth in our lives and how it can set you free. Plus, Oprah remembers one of her favorite "Aha!" moments in ‘…
 
Tracey explains how reality tv shaped her into the person she is today, being an out of control teen, her fear of germs, instagram mental break downs, getting cheated on, and how to negotiate for more money. Join my patreon for more piping hot tea. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSu…
 
Tim Wilson is the Liberal MP for the Victorian seat of Goldstein and the Chair of the House Economics Committee. He last joined me on the podcast back in July 2015. I wanted to talk to Tim about how he's found dealing with the COVID-19 crisis as a local member and his thoughts on the Morrison's government's economic response thus far as a well as a…
 
This week, we're doing something a little different: looking back on the work of Jim Coyle and Mal Sharpe. Two brilliant comedians, decades ahead of their time. The comedy duo recorded a series of hilarious and bizarre man-on-the-street records in the 1960s. They'd approach people with usually an absurd proposition: let's rob a bank together. Let's…
 
Kevin Hart Tells Us About His Hilarious Backyard Camping Experience, Rob Gronkowski is Coaxed Out of Retirement by Tom Brady, Howie Mandel Climbs A Tree To See His Grandkids, Comedian Sarah Cooper Chats About Her Viral Videos, Hozier Performs for Us and Ellen’s Staff Spills the Quaran-tea! Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show weekdays! Check your local l…
 
COVID-19 Scams I wasn’t expecting to be back with a new PRETEND episode so soon. In fact, I’m still wrapping up the final episodes for my new show called CRIMINAL CONDUCT. But the world around us has changed. And scammers are on the prowl. If you live in the US, chances are you probably received your stimulus payment. It went either straight into y…
 
Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive exploring the ups and downs of COVID-19 pandemic life and how to make the most of quarantine to emerge better, not beaten, from the experience. [Featured photo by Kari Shea] What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi: While you may not be able to control how long the pandemic lasts, you can contr…
 
James and Libertarian hellraiser, John McAfee, catch up and discuss how John manages to look so well despite his heroic intake of noxious substances, sex and his general lack of sleep. John also talks about: why it's important to be a self sufficient adult and to stop listening to other people, to be willing to risk everything, why he refuses to fi…
 
Singer, songwriter, dancer, entrepreneur, Real Housewife… Kandi Burruss has done it all! Wells hangs out with Kandi to find out what sparked the fire within to transform her into a high-level achiever. She shares stories of writing some of the biggest songs in music history and we hear about what goes into her latest songs. And even though Kandi ha…
 
Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and writer. He reported on Social Affairs for The Australian for years and is now the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper. His memoir 100 Years Of Dirt - about surviving his poverty- and trauma-ridden childhood - has been a critical and commercial success. Here I ask Rick about issues he's been writing …
 
James “Jchensor” Chen is a fighting game commentator best known for his work with the Street Fighter game franchise. Since his early beginnings with Street Fighter 1 in 1987, James has served as a commentator for FGC events around the world and built a lifetime of experience within the genre. In this episode recorded at EVO Japan 2020, Tasteless an…
 
The depth and thoughtfulness of this impromptu discussion shows the brilliance of Altucher, who is a leader in entrepreneurship, a bestselling author, and a leading thinker of our time. Jay Shetty and James Altucher dive into topics like effective relationships & expectations, a healthy view of money, and finding joy during the hardest parts of lif…
 
In Episode 138 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Adam Tooze, professor of history and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University about the German Constitutional Court’s recent ruling. In its decision, the German Court finds that the European Central Bank’s 2015 bond-buying program would be illegal under German law unless …
 
This week I spoke with Conan O’Brien! Conan is a comedian, writer, podcaster, and producer and the longest-working of all the current US late-night talk show hosts with 26 years on our screens. We spoke about friendship, when and how we discovered comedy, what it’s like to encounter fame and the destruction it can cause and when we first met! I hop…
 
Ask Nick - A Master Class With Rachel LindsayToday on Ask Nick, Rachel Lindsey joins Nick to break down her conversation with Hannah Brown and helps educate us on how to be better allies today by understanding the past. We then jump into our callers and we talk to someone who keeps getting the “it's not you, it's me” at the end of her relationships…
 
Greg McKeown is a public speaker, leadership & business strategist and New York Times Bestselling Author. Do you feel busy but not productive? Like you're overworked but under-utilised? Do you struggle with information overload? Success breeds options & opportunities, which often undermines the things that lead to success in the first place. Today …
 
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