The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide (2017)

Jun 27, 2017

In June, we went on the hunt to locate every English-speaking podcast about L&D that is currently being produced. We listed them all out, with links to iTunes, the producers, and a bit of data about the frequency and such.

This resource wound up being a surprise runaway hit!

Now we keep this list updated so that podcasts fall off when they are no longer being made, and new ones are added as they come to be. If you have a podcast focused on Digital Learning, L&D, Corporate Training, and you don’t see it here, please say so.

Last updated: December 30, 2017


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The eLearning Coach Connie Malamed monthly
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Connie Malamed, from The eLearning Coach site, shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.
5 Trainers in a Car L&D community volunteers (coordinated by Matthew Pierce) intermittently
 5 Trainers in a Car is an L&D podcast focused on a variety of topics with a variety of trainers. What happens when a bunch of us get in a car and start talking? Well, fascinating conversations, practical information, and a lot of fun.
LearningNow Radio LearningNow.TV
(Colin Steed, Lisa Minogue-White)
Learning Now Radio is a twice monthly podcast for all learning professionals giving you the latest news, views and interviews from the leading names in global corporate learning and development. Produced by the team that bring you Learning Now TV (learning
The Good Practice Podcast Good Practice weekly
The GoodPractice podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the GoodPractice team, plus the occasional special guest, gets right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.
The eLearning Guys Nejc Žorga Dulmin & David Charney bi-weekly
The eLearning Guys is a discussion show about Articulate Storyline development and all things e-learning by two guys passionate about education, multimedia, creativity and problem solving. Nejc and David have been working in the eLearning industry for over a decade and they share their experiences with Articulate Storyline and their eLearning adventures with you.
Dear Instructional Designer Kristin Anthony bi-weekly
The show about the instructional design journey.
ATD Podcasts The Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD) monthly (several episodes released in bulk)
Audio readings of articles from ATD’s TD Magazine. For more than 60 years, the award-winning TD magazine has heralded and even led the evolution of the profession from training and development to workplace learning and performance—with the purpose to deliver to its readers the emerging trends and proven best practices. Our readers are degreed training and development professionals and line managers. They range from new practitioners to seasoned executives in business, government, academia, and consulting. Our goals are to provide useful, how-to information on current best practices through case studies share new technologies and their applications report emerging trends address relevant and pivotal issues to the field. TD is a monthly magazine available to ATD national members as part of their dues, and by subscription and single-copy sales.
Learning To Go Margie Meacham intermittently
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. Check out Margie’s blog on the website!
Learning Innovations Doug Bushée & Mike Lenz bi-weekly
The Learning Innovations podcast is about all things Corporate Learning. We discuss the latest in EdTech, innovations in talent development, and the corporate learning ecosystem. You’ll hear interviews with learning and development thought leaders and discussion around learning managements systems, authoring tools, learning analytics and more.
Trainer Tools  John Tomlinson monthly
Trainer Tools is a podcast for L&D professionals. In each episode a professional trainer shares their favourite training tools and tips. Hosted by Learning and Development Consultant John Tomlinson.
The Online Course Coach Jeff Long monthly
The 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. We not only talk about the theory of how to best teach online, but we also share insights and recommendations of how to best teach online. Jeff specializes in video-based online courses, with his extensive career since 2003, but has vast experience with developing LMS platforms, marketing, and overall course creation. Guest interviews span industries and audiences to gain an appreciation of what other people are doing and how we can improve our online courses. We’ll talk about online course creations, how to market your online course, Learning Management Systems (LMS), plugins, video training, website creation, eLearning and mobile-based training through interviews and topical episodes.
Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Abbie Brown & Tim Green bi-weekly
Stay current with the latest trends and issues in instructional design, educational technology, and learning sciences. Dr. Abbie Brown and Dr. Tim Green–professors of instructional design and educational technology–share their observations every two weeks in this podcast. Need a daily fix? Visit their Flipboard magazine at . You can also visit to discover what else they are working on or to get in touch with them.
The Learning Circle Defense Acquisition University
(Anthony Rotolo)
public as of 6/20/2017 (started 9/17/2016)
The podcast for learning professionals by learning professionals.
Training Journal Training Journal weekly,
The largest L&D community and resource online. Creator of the TJ Awards and the #TJwowdiscussion webinars. Publishers of content by and for training professionals.
Leading Learning Tagoras
(Jeff Cobb & Celisa Steele)
The market for continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning is large and evolving rapidly. Competition is growing and learners have more options than ever. Leading Learning is the podcast for learning business leaders who want to thrive in this new landscape. Each week the hosts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, provide actionable insights based on their own deep experience and expertise or invite in experts and practitioners to share their perspectives.
Social Leadership: My first 100 days Sea Salt Learning (Julian Stodd) 101 episodes, now archived Daily podcast companion to ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 Days’, a NEW book by Julian Stodd.
TLDChat The Training, Learning, & Development Community daily, 5/30/2017 This podcast is the audio-only version of TLDChat, an every weekday livestream that takes place at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern. Some of the audio content is edited for brevity.
Instructional Redesign Instructional Redesign weekly, 8/7/2017 Cara North and Joseph Suarez host the Instructional Redesign Podcast: stories and conversations around the design of modern learning experiences. Topics include: Instructional design, eLearning development, games, higher education, corporate training, etc.
Training Insights Training Magazine & Kevin McGowan bi-weekly, 4/12/2017 Training Insights is brought to you by Training Magazine ( Host Kevin McGowan will present interviews with people from all over the training spectrum to talk about professional development, and corporate life.

The way we found these was to send out a survey asking people which ones they listened to, and just keep updating the list when people mentioned the ones we didn’t know about. In case you’re wondering, 85 people filled out the survey over the course of two weeks, and here were those results:

Note that some folks wrote in podcasts that are not really made for the L&D audience, though they certainly appeal to us (NPR’s Hidden BrainTim Ferriss Show, etc.). Together, it looks like the largest group was people who don’t listen to L&D podcasts at all.

We hope lists like this help change that. Because this format is ripe for stories about learning, and listenership is growing steadily at about 10-12% per year.

See the Edison Research report on the overall podcast market in the USA

Also, while at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego, we hosted a “morning buzz” discussion about Podcasting in L&D. It went great and had way more participants than expected, given the early hour. Here are the 10 slides from that session, which have a few other interesting stats:

If you’re inspired to go make your own podcast now, let’s talk! Here at Snap Synapse, we have experience in producing, broadcasting, audio engineering, voice over, and marketing podcasts. We’re not making my own podcast at this point mostly because guesting on everyone else’s is more fun right now! 🙂

Speaking of which, if all this talk of podcasting makes you want to go listen now, may I humbly suggest this one which features yours truly (Sam Rogers, President of Snap Synapse LLC)…

Thanks for visiting! If somehow we’ve missed your favorite L&D podcast, please let us know.

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