In today's digit world, it's really easy to find quality information with blogs, research articles, videos, etc. One of my favorite ways is through podcasts.
If I'm ever traveling anywhere for more than 20-minutes, I pop up a podcast and give it a listen. I'd say in any given week I knock out ~10 podcast episodes.
Below are my favorite 10 podcasts that I keep in my phone. Each one varies on it's emphasis, guests, quality of information, and how well the host asks questions or evoke discussion. So here are my top 10 in order and my reasoning behind it.
1. Coach Your Best Podcast - Jeremy Boone. This podcast is all about being a better coach and the various factors that go into coaching - motivation, creating buy-in, athlete psychology, coach feedback, motor learning, practice structure, etc. Jeremy Boone, the host, brings in great guests (mostly authors) to talk about their research and how it applies to coaching and skill development. He also does a great job of asking quality questions and usually breaks down his guests into multiple segments so it allows for more time to be spent on dealing delving into each topic. For these reasons it is my go to podcast.
2. CVASP - Jay DeMayo. Jay DeMayo puts on an incredible clinic in the summer and this podcast is basically an interview lead up with the presenters at the clinic. The great thing about this podcast is the quality of the guest - he literally brings in the best coaches in the world - coaches who truly are on the edge of innovation, sports science, and challenge human physiology. The quality of the guests is what makes this podcast a must.
3. The Perception Action - Rob Gray. This podcast is all about motor learning/development and how we practice or train affects this. So things like skill acquisition, decision making, motor neuroscience, designing practice, developing contextual interference and environmental constraints, etc. I'm really into the science of motor learning and skill acquisition and how to better design practice - and this podcast does just that.
4. Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach - Keir Wenham-Flatt. This is a great podcast because it comes from an in the trenches coach. Keir brings in some high quality guests and has good discussions with them about all things physical performance. Keir is great because he asks some really thought provoking questions and veers deeper into topics with his off the cusp questions - not just following a strict script. I constantly find myself thinking of questions, and the next thing you know Keir asks this questions - so it's more like a discussion rather than an interview.
8. Physical Preparation Podcast - Mike Robertson. The PPP is a nice podcast from Mike Robertson that puts out episodes every couple of weeks. His guest list is pretty solid with the only caveat that it seems Robertson likes to bring in guests that align with his philosophies and back much of what he preaches. He also follows a pretty strict script and doesn't veer off on opportunities for guests to further delve into topics. But there's no denying the guests provide great information and tend to be high performance coaches with incredible experiences and backgrounds.
Hope this list helps you find quality content!
Go Get 'Em!