The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide (2018)

Jul 16, 2018

At the beginning of July, we put out the call to find all the active, English-language, Learning & Development podcasts that there are, so that we could join them together in one place for your own learning & development.

This is that place. If you’re looking for some L&D listenings, you’re in the right spot! Current active L&D podcast count: 32 (out of the 550,000 available on iTunes)

The list is offered as a free service for our community. We at Snap Synapse believe that we all get stronger when we’re more connected and better informed. Thanks for wanting to improve at what you do! (And thanks to ALL the fellow L&D Professionals who contributed to this list!)

Want to submit a podcast we missed? Scroll down for details.

Learning & Development Podcasts

The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide (2018)
TitleProducedByiTunes DescriptionApprox. FrequencyAlternate
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CIPD podcast Chartered Institute of Personnel and DevelopmentWe’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 135,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.monthly since 2011transcripted
Dear Instructional Designer K. AnthonyThe show about the instructional design journey.weekly-ish since 2016
eLearning Coach Connie MalamedConnie 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.monthly-ish since 2013transcripted
First Time Facilitator Leanne HughesLeanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group. Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body language, confidence, discussions and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to deliver and connect with your audience, every single time.weekly since 2018
GoodPractice GoodPractice LtdThe 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.weekly since 2016
Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee DominKnow#IDIODC is an eLearning podcast brought to you by Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden from the dominKnow team. Recorded completely live and candid, the two talk weekly about L&D, specifically instructional design. Want to join us live? Check out our Crowdcast: Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.weekly since 2018livestreamed
Instructional ReDesign Cara North & Josephe SuarezCara 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.monthly-ish since 2017
Kineo's Stream of Thought KineoAt Kineo we're a creative, innovative bunch with plenty of ideas about learning and development - and sharing our ideas with the L&D community is part of our DNA. Introducing Kineo’s stream of thought - our monthly podcast that features informal chat from the Kineo team about all things elearning, LMSs and beyond. Hear our latest thinking and be inspired by ideas from our experts. Subscribe to stay up to date with our latest episodes - and if you enjoy what you hear, be sure to share with your friends. Happy listening!monthly-ish since 2017
Leading Learning Jeff Cobb and Celisa SteeleThe 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.weekly since 2016
Learning & Development Stories Podcast Kevin AnselmoHost Kevin Anselmo picks the brains of Learning and Development leaders from different organizations for you. We ask similar questions to each guest on the podcast and will be packaging their responses into a series of Special Reports. The content will offer useful insights for those interested in organizational learning . Sign up to receive this content directly in your inbox at since 2017
Learning Innovations Doug Bushée & Mike LenzThe 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.monthly-ish since 2017
Learning Now Radio Learning NowLearning 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 since 2015
Learning To Go Margie MeachamMargie 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!monthly-ish since 2015
Learning Uncut Michelle Ockers & Karen MoloneyLearning Uncut is about real conversations around real learning solutions and real experiences with real advice from real people. We’re all about keeping it “real.” Here’s an overview of our approach: Strategy and tactics. We want to unpack the strategy and how-to’s of creating great learning solutions, frameworks and teams. Conversations not scripted discussion. Our podcasts are professional but not so edited and polished that they lose their authenticity. We want our audience to hear real people having real conversations and sharing real examples and advice. **Progressive. ** We want to showcase the “unsung L&D heroes” out there doing great work, being brave and trying new things. _Practical. _We invite our guests to share tips and strategies to help listeners take their solutions to the next level. We aim to provide actionable takeaways for our listeners through show notes, links and downloads wherever possible.fortnightly since 2018transcripted
Learning While Working Sprout LabsListen to the Learning While Working podcast to hear how learning and development is transforming. The episodes are interviews with leading thinkers in learning. Common themes on the podcast include trends in eLearning and digital learning, performance driven instructional and learning design and learning data. Each podcast is packed with ideas, tips and insights about how to make learning at work succeed.monthly-ish since 2016
LMScast LifterLMSLMScast is a podcast for innovators like you in the WordPress LMS e-learning community. LMScast is produced by Chris Badgett, part of the team behind the #1 WordPress LMS plugin called lifterLMS. Each episode brings you valuable insights with one goal: to help you generate more income and impact through a learning management system built on WordPress. LMScast is for you the entrepreneur, the teacher, the expert, or the online marketer.monthly-ish since 2016
MindChimp MindChimpA podcast all about Learning and Development, including design, marketing, OD, UX, LX, EX and everything in between. I speak with some of the best people in the industry to discuss what helps shape them and their thoughts.weekly since 2013
Talent Development Hot Seat with Any Storch Andy StorchThe Talent Development Hot Seat features interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people. The host, Andy Storch, will ask each of them to share some of their successes, failures, challenges and advice for others as well as what trends they are seeing in the industry. The main goal of the podcast is to help listeners become more successful in their own jobs and accelerate their careers as Talent Development professionals.weekly since 2018
Talent Grow Halelly AzulayAre you a leader who is always looking to take your game to the next level? Maybe you’re new to leadership or aspiring to become a leader? This podcast is for self-motivated and growth-oriented current and future leaders who want actionable, results-oriented insight and advice on how to take their leadership, communication, and people skills to the next level and become the kind of leader people *want* to follow.weekly since 2015
The Business of Learning Training IndustryThe Training Industry Podcast is produced by the team at, and focuses on the intersection of business performance and human capital development. Our guests are experts and innovators in organizational learning and development, and we highlight original research on trends and best practices in corporate training.monthly since 2018
The eLearning Guys Nejc Žorga Dulmin & David CharneyThe 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.monthly-ish since 2016
The Future of Learning Lloyd DeanDo you struggle to innovate with your learning? You might ask yourself questions like this as well as some of these: New and emerging technology. Where do you start? How do we demonstrate impact in what we do? What are the best ways to engage learners? How can we innovate more. How can I help my team to learn these principles? There are more challenges but the goal of this podcast is to share this with you in order to help. Whether you're looking at information on VR or measuring impact with your LMS - this podcast will answer your questions.weekly since 2018
The Learning Circle Anthony RotoloThe show devoted to learning, instructional design and technology. We bring you conversations with leading lights in our industry. From theory to practice, from the classroom to online delivery, we cover it all. Brought to you by the award-winning Defense Acquisition University.monthly-ish since 2017
The Learning Hook Podcast The Learning HookWe’re on a mission to create learning experiences that have a measurable impact, that resonate, motivate… and are a little bit of fun too. Join us as we chat about the work inspires us and ideas for creating better learning experiences; from tech to design, we’re always on the hunt for the best learning hooks.monthly-ish since 2017
The Lounge Jacqueline HutchinsonElevating corporate learning and educational technologies one conversation at a time. Join us weekly, in the Lounge.weekly since 2018
The Online Course Coach Jeff LongThe 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.monthly-ish since 2015
TLDCast Training Learning & Development CommunityThis podcast is the audio-only version of TLDCast, an every weekday livestream that takes place at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern. Some of the audio content is edited for brevity.daily-ish since 2017livestreamed
Trainer Tools John TomlinsonTrainer 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.monthly-ish since 2016
Training Journal Training JournalThe largest L&D community and resource online. Creator of the TJ Awards and the #TJwow discussion webinars. Publishers of content by and for training professionals.monthly-ish since 2017
Training Insights Training Magazinemonthly-ish since 2017
Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences Abbie Brown and Tim GreenStay 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.fortnightly since 2013
5 Trainers in a Car Matthew Pierce & Friends5 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. 5 Trainers in a Car, is hosted as a side project by since 2016

This list is a followup to the 2017 edition of the Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. We kept that updated until the end of 2017. This year we changed the format up a little bit, and there will be another followup post containing the many non-L&D podcasts that are learning-related and make great listening for L&D professionals (coming soon!).

If you have an L&D podcast that you think should be on this list, please fill out our submission form here (also embedded below). Note that this is only for podcasts that are:

  1. Focused on L&D topics for an L&D audience (if you have to ask what that means, your podcast doesn’t belong here)
  2. Active (there’s been a new episode published within the last couple months)
  3. In the English language (we can’t evaluate submissions in other languages, sorry)

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