In the past year or so I’ve found myself listening to some pretty great podcasts. While I still do listen to my usual rotation of 90’s Hip Hop, it must be a mix of me getting older, not keeping up with all the new urban pop music, and finding a patience and focus while running, lifting or driving to be able to listen to discussions and talks. It may also be that having three kids, each with their own schedules and time demands, balancing family time with training time, teaching and a day job that also requires some planning and efficiency on my part.
This has resulted in website posts and social media updates usually around 2-4am, my own conditioning either early in the morning before the sun gets up, or at random times of the day when my daughter is sleeping, catching up with my wife or friends on my drives to and from wherever, and listening to podcasts whenever I can.
There are literally six trillion podcasts in existence, that cover everything from music to news to current events. And while I choose my episodes from a very eclectic pool, here are some that I enjoy and try to keep up with on at least a semi-regular basis.
The Pressure Project is a brand new podcast produced by Justin “Master Chim” Garcia promoting strength, masculinity, pressure and power! My favorite episode so far is his interview with Tuhon Tom Kier of Sayoc Kali. Master Chim runs several MMA schools in NYC, is a Sayoc Instructor and member of Sayoc Tactical Group. New episodes are posted early Monday mornings so check them out!
UFC commentator Joe Rogan runs his “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, interviewing everyone from athletes to entertainers to astronauts. I recently talked about his interview with Commander Chris Hadfield.
Eddie Bravo, BJJ Black Belt and head of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu has “Eddie Bravo Radio”, which I really only found out about when someone on Facebook posted this awesome Erik Paulson interview where he discusses ghosts, seeing them as a kid and living in haunted places.
I found out about FMA Talk Live when I heard that Guro Harley Elmore was going to be a featured guest. This show is run by true FMA enthusiasts and experienced martial artists and instructors in their own right.
Dave Asprey, creator of Bulletproof Coffee has a podcast called “The Bulletproof Executive”, bursting with guests, commentary and ideas to biohack your life. I really enjoyed his interview with Kelley Starrett of Supple Leopard and Crossfit fame.
Lastly, for all my hip hop heads and old fans of WMUC back in the day, Peter Rosenberg’s Juan Epstein podcast is hilarious and extremely insightful into the world of hip hop, Hot 97 and pop culture.