Some podcasters record short lectures and discuss various topics with a co-host. The podcasts I prefer are those where the host interviews different experts each time so that you get to learn from different people.
Cornelius’s podcast - which has been around for a loong time - is still one of the leading project management podcasts out there. It has free recordings as well as a premium subscription service. I have only ever listened to the free recordings and they are excellent. Cornelius often attends the big PMI conferences in the US and interviews the keynote speakers just before or after they go on stage. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Cornelius a few times over the years. One of the interviews we recorded is episode 330: Project Coaching makes you a better Project Leader
People and Project’s Podcast by Andy Kaufman
This is one of my favourite project management podcasts, hosted by Andy Kaufman. I find the show particularly appealing because Andy’s interviews are focused on people, behaviours and emotional intelligence rather than the tools and techniques of the profession. He interviews some really interesting people - some of whom have a deep knowledge of human behaviour and psychology. I have been a guest on Andy’s podcast a few times and really enjoyed this video-based podcast, which also features Kevin Ciccotti and Kim Wasson.
Fix my Project Chaos by Elise Stevens
Elise is one of the only female podcasters I know of in project management. From her base in Brisbane she continues to connect with industry experts around the world. Like Cornelius Fichtner and Andy Kaufman it’s always a pleasure connecting with Elise. We have spoken several times, not least when she interviewed me about my book in episode 39. What I also like about Elise is that she is good at putting focus on women within project management.
PM for the Masses by Cesar Abeid
Cesar is another great podcaster who has a lovely and genuine streak. I haven’t followed his podcast for a while but looking at his line up I'm determined to start tuning in again. His podcasts cover different topics from personal stories to interviews with project management and productivity gurus. The first time I was interviewed by Cesar was in 2014 about how to can stop managing and start leading.
Coaching for Leaders by Dave Stachowiak
Although Dave’s podcast isn’t aimed at project managers per se, there is a lot to learn from the hundreds of episodes focused on leadership. I spoke to Dave years ago about Practical Strategy for Project Management.
Project Management Paradise by Johnny Beirne
This podcast has a real project management focus with a good mix of hard and soft topics. Johnny is a straightforward podcaster who I spoke to in 2017 about relationship building.
The Project Management Show by Scotty Bud Melvin
This show doesn’t have that many episodes, but those that are there are varied and well worth listening to. Scott interviewed me in 2016 about the differences between project management and project leadership. You can listen to the recording here.
The Sensible Project Manager by Mark Phillipy
Marks’ podcast are split into four categories depending on whether you a) want to learn about the basics of project management b) want to prepare for CAPM c) want to prepare for PMP or d) want to go for PMI-ACP. I spoke to Mark in 2015 about how to motivate your project team. Unfortunately Mark doesn’t appear to have done any podcasts since then!!
The Lazy Project Manager by Peter Taylor
Peter’s podcast – although popular – also seems to lack recent episodes. So far there has only been one recording this year. The podcast is still worth checking out however as it has 184 great podcasts in the iTunes library.
Manage This By Nick Walker
This is a podcast, which I haven’t come across before, but it looks great with a very diverse set of topics and multiple co-hosts, so I’ll definitely be checking it out.
And in case you wonder what my favourite non-PM podcast is - it’s The Tim Ferris Show by the author of the best-selling book The 4-Hour Work Week. Tim interviews world-famous authors, thought-leaders, athletes and entrepreneurs, and no, I haven't been a guest of his yet ;-)
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