Tuning into a podcast with an L&D or HR focus is an ideal way of keeping your finger on the pulse of the latest issues affecting the profession. They can also be a great source of expert advice on a whole range of L&D problems and challenges. The GoodPractice team are avid podcast fans (so much so that we‚Äôve developed our own!), so we thought we‚Äôd share some of our favourites with you in this blog.
We‚Äôd love to know which L&D podcasts you‚Äôre listening to - please do tweet us your thoughts @GoodPractice
Produced by the wonderful Learning Now TV
team, the bi-monthly Learning Now Radio
podcast features interviews and conversations with some of the leading thinkers in global corporate learning and development. Host Lisa Minogue-White
is herself an expert in the field, so is able to ask in-depth questions on some of the hottest topics facing the L&D industry such as learning engagement, learning technologies and their impact, content curation and women‚Äôs development in the workplace.
relaxed style makes The eLearning Coach
one of the most enjoyable learning podcasts out there, and it‚Äôs ideal for anyone involved in instructional course design. Once a month or so, Connie invites a specialist to join her for an informal chat as they deconstruct the various aspects of course design to look in detail at topics such as gamification, agile development and storyboarding. The focus is very much on practical application, so the podcasts are packed with helpful hints, tips and advice.
Every month, our friends at Kineo
get together for a roundtable discussion on topics of interest to anyone working in learning tech. Stream of Thought
is hosted by Solutions Consultant Paul Westlake
and features a rotating panel of Kineo‚Äôs in-house experts on topics like ‚Äòthe death of the LMS‚Äô and ‚Äòsocial learning‚Äô. Perhaps predictably, we don‚Äôt agree with everything the team have to say - but they‚Äôre well worth a listen.
The Training Journal podcast
is a go-to source of new ideas and lively discussions. Episodes are published regularly, but sporadically, so you never know when one of these gems will turn up in your feed. We particularly recommend the show's 'L&D on Trial' series, where hosts Jon Kennard
and Jo Cook
debate controversial topics like learning styles, millennials and NLP.
Perhaps the most polished podcast on our list, the CIPD Podcast
is a Radio 4-esque magazine show that delves into the worlds of HR and L&D. Instead of lengthy interviews, this uses nifty editing to get to the core of what their guests have to say, and manages to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time. The impressive array of guests include senior HR and L&D practitioners, as well as noted authors, academic researchers and politicians. With more than 100 episodes available, this is a fantastic source of information, news and insight.
is a great podcast that's particularly good for those of you who are short on time (isn‚Äôt that everyone these days?!), Nigel Paine
and Martin Couzins‚Äô
chats are often just five minutes long. Usually, Martin will ask a question and Nigel will take it from there, so this is a great podcast if you are looking for a short, provocative burst of learning that you can reflect on throughout the day. We also love the artwork that is used for this podcast - it's very cool indeed.
Created by Danny Seals
, we think the MindChimp podcast
stands out because it offers something different and special. All 19 episodes of Season 1 were released in one go at the beginning of May. In true Netflix style, you can binge listen to them all or ration them out. What you get is more than 80 hours of insightful conversation with some of the sharpest, coolest minds in L&D today. Guests include Ben Betts
, Jamie Good
, Lori Niles-Hofmann
and many more talking about their L&D journey and what they've learned along the way.
Host Phil Willcox
is a friend of GoodPractice and we reckon his Emotion at Work
podcast is one to watch. His podcasts are on the longer side because his goal is to present a frank, unedited conversation between people who are passionate about what they do. He mostly deals with the ‚Äòpeople stuff‚Äô, so tune in if you‚Äôre interested in ideas, insights and research into the way we interact with one another.
New for 2018, the 3 Good Podcast
is a new project from experienced L&D practitioner and speaker Sukh Pabial
. It drills into a number of inter-related subjects under the general theme of positive psychology. Episodes take a thoughtful, considered approach and cover topics such as the importance of positive thinking, our emotional health, strategies to develop resilience, and emotional intelligence.
We couldn‚Äôt compile this list without including a mention of our very own weekly podcast
! It‚Äôs fair to say that our approach has evolved a little since we started out two years ago, but as we approach our 100th episode we‚Äôve settled on an informal, conversational tone. Each week, our hosts Ross Garner
and Ross Dickie
chat with regular contributor Owen Ferguson
and a special guest about topics like evidence-based practice, user experience, responsive e-learning and advances in tech. We like to think it‚Äôs good fun too.
Where to find the GoodPractice podcast
You can find the GoodPractice podcast on iTunes, RSS, TuneIn, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and you can also listen online.