Podcasts have been around for ages now, but I’ve just now gotten excited about them in the last couple of months. Maybe because I’m not as crazy about the current top 40 hits, I’m sick of my own music, there are too many choices on Spotify, and I still need something to get me through mundane tasks like folding laundry. Lately, I’ve been subscribing to a new podcast basically every week. I’ve had friends ask about some good ones, so I’m sharing my current library with you. Links are included but you can also search your podcast app for all of them.
Hippocratic Hustle. Created by Carrie Reynolds, MD. Some of the shows are more formal interviews and others are simply little “fireside chats” with physicians in multiple fields. She spends a lot of time talking about finance (FIRE) and side-gigs. If anything, I feel like I’m listening to friends talk and usually get a good tidbit or two from each show.
FemInEm. Females Working in Emergency Medicine. Originally designed for that cohort, they have lots of great shows for all women in medicine and even men as well. They aim to empower both genders and help address gender disparities in medicine.
Happydoc. The whole podcast is dedicated to finding doctors that are happy doing what they’re doing (in and out of medicine) and helping strike the right balance between work and life. And we’re all trying to do that, right?! This has been one of my more inspiring podcasts while dealing with my own burnout.
The Doctor’s Life. This podcast looks a little more deeply into physician burnout and how to promote physician wellness and develop a successful, rewarding career. The latest podcast actually addressed burnout specifically in men which I thought was really interesting (even as a female) and found very helpful.
The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast. Cut your debt and taxes and create a liberated lifestyle. We are actively working on this, and I like the unique perspective on money that this podcast offers.
The White Coat Investor. This is where I first looked for financial advice, and its great at looking at the basics and helping physicians better understand the investment world and attempts at retiring early. It’s a nice way to get some good information without getting too deep into books.
Doctor Money Matters. He quotes that physicians are poor accumulators of wealth despite their relatively high incomes, and that couldn’t be more true. The podcast aims to educate health professionals and promote their financial literacy.
Docs Outside the Box. Dr. Nii Darko hosts one of the most dynamic of the podcasts I listen to, and it always seems so professionally done. I’m impressed with every single episode. He promotes the idea of doctors being “more than just doctors” and helps to inspire capitalizing on ideas and ventures outside of medicine.
Doctors Unbound. The podcasts showcases doctors doing more than just clinical medicine and promotes a positive image of the physician community as a whole. Another take on burnout, he is striving to learn new things and help us all improve our physician lives.
Physician Nonclinical Careers. Definitely a little more “tutorial” and a little less talk (usually), this podcast supports physicians seeking careers outside of clinical medicine. He presents topics about specific careers, how to transition, mistakes to avoid, etc.
Behind the Knife. A surgical education podcast, there’s always something which you can learn and refresh your memory. This is especially great for medical students and residents.
East Traumacast. This podcast addresses recent and upcoming research and its application in the field of trauma. Doctors from all over the nation contribute their latest ideas and novel technologies as well as pearls of trauma management.
The INFJ Personality Show.As an INFJ (a pretty rare personality type), it’s sometimes hard to understand our place. This podcast helps INFJs explore their strengths and weaknesses and how to better your relationships, career, and overall happiness.
Introvert, Dear. A community for introverts, Introvert, Dear provides support for introverts in order to truly thrive just by being themselves. As an introvert, just about every episode tugs at least one heart string.
Just for Fun
Call Your Girlfriend. “A podcast for long-distance besties everywhere.” They discuss everything from pop culture, to bodily functions, politics, to female empowerment. Devotees of the Shine Theory, they promote a community of women supporting other women in order for all of us to shine.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. I love history. It was my favorite subject in school and the most likely way I’ll spend leisure time reading. This podcast brings history to life and it’s special twists make it even more exciting.
Stuff You Should Know. From HowStuffWorks, talks about everything from Twinkies to outer space and provides interesting insight into things you probably haven’t thought about (at least not recently).
Good Life Project. The GLP hopes to help you live a better life by using validated strategies that make a real difference in our lives. Brene Brown has been a guest, and I find her inspiring on all accounts, and the podcast has even more of that.
The Longest Shortest Time. Because that is exactly what being a parent is. This podcast shares all sorts of stories that parents can relate to. It was named one of the 50 Best Podcasts by Time in 2017!
One Bad Mother. A comedic take on motherhood and just unnatural our bodies (and being a mom) can be. I started listening because in their description they say “less judging and more laughing”–I think all moms need that.
Why Mommy Drinks. More comedy. More parenting. Funny stories that parents share about what kids do that make us want to drink. This show helps you realize that none of us are perfect, and the kids are always boss.