Podcasting is the perfect medium for anyone living busy lifes who still want to catch up on the world or get some inspiration. This is my top 10 list of Joe Rogan motivational podcasts with reasons for listening to in no particular order.

1. Gary Vaynerchuk

If it’s making money or hearing success stories that get you going. Gary Vaynerchuk is the guy to listen to. His no nonsense attitude to grinding, hustling and working towards success is guarenteed to get you motivated to take that next step with that business plan you’ve been working on / putting off.

Why it’s motivational

Garys high energy is infectious and his attitude and advice to being an entrepreneur are invaluable.

Good if

You are looking a real motivational boost to get that next business plan or side hustle started.

Bad if

Gary is very high energy, if you can’t handle listening to that kind of person, you’re not going to enjoy it. Not everything in there will still work, not all his advice is guarenteed to work but it’s the attitude you can take away from it is good.

2. Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is a qualified clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology and is one of the most fascinating public figures in modern society. He has been on the Joe Rogan Experience a number of times now for good reason.

If you’re extremely left wing, this mightn’t be the guy to listen to as it might not suit the usual echo chamber you might be used to. Wrongly labeled as being anti-feminist or anti-Trans he has drawn some heated debates (such as the Cathy Newman interview) in both new media and traditional television.

Peterson is guided by logic and is careful with his words, a rare trait in todays society. His book 12 rules for life (available on amazon) has topped best seller lists in the USA, Canada & UK for good reason.

Why it’s motivational

Jordan Peterson has rules for life for both happiness and discipline, his simple concepts such as clean up your room before you criticise highly evolved systems or stand up strong with your shoulders back are backed in real psychology.

Petersons attitude is become a better person and it will filter into everything in life.

Good if

You are genuinely trying to understand human behaviour and life hacks for turning bad situations around.

Bad if

You’re not a fan of logic or listening to alternative viewpoints.

3. Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. Willink was a commander of SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser during the Battle of Ramadi.

Another repeat star on the show, Jocko isn’t for everyone, he’s very serious and full on, having lived a military life and experienced some really brutal moments through it. His own podcast ‘Jocko Podcast’ is a good show in itself but a lot more serious and gritty.

Why it’s motivational

Like Peterson but however in different methods, Jocko believes in the importance of self discipline and accountability and through his business is able to relate military situations to problems businesses have. Jocko also puts much of life’s small problems in perspective

Good if

You have a dark sense of humour or enjoy anything military

Avoid if

You can’t handle anything too serious.

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4. Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a Ph.D in biomedical science and expert on nutritional health. She is another repeat star on the Joe Rogan experience and her insight to nutrion and fitness is awe inspiring.

Good if

If you genuinely want to turn around your life. Getting in better shape and improving your diet play a huge role in that. Rhonda explains the science behind it with incredible detail without being patronising and is incredibly easy to listen to.

Bad If

You can’t handle listening to a strong independent woman who’s probably smarter than you or if you like making excuses for eating poorly and not exercising.

5. David Goggins

David Goggins a retired Navy SEAL and former USAF Tactical Air Control Party member who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete and world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours.

Another Navy Seal on the list is a credit to the incredible mindset it takes to become one and how well they apply their training and discipline to later on in life. Gogggins isn’t the best speaker and he can be a bit full on at times but it is worth listening just to see how his mindset took him from zero to hero.

Good If

You’re looking for motivation to workout

Bad If

Hard to say – if you’re not a fan of the military mindset it probably isn’t for you, this isn’t for everyone but his story and his determination to be the best at everything he puts his mind to is inspiring in itself.

6. Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is one of the most well known boxers of our generation and was one of the most dominant. This podcast gets a special mention for Furys comeback from mental health issues and his attitude towards life.

Tyson is a great speaker and his story is fascinating to listen to.

Good If

If you’re struggling with mental health

Bad If

Hard to find something to dislike about this one as it’s a real feel good story

7. Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon runner who won the MOAB 240 race in Utah in under 58 hours.

Courtney is humble, down to earth to listen to and an incredible athlete.

Good if

You’re preparing for any endurance event or want to see a real female role model.

Bad if

You’re expecting a how to guide.

8. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator

While not a motivational speaker, it’s inspiring to listen to Neil DeGrasse Tyson. If you want to learn how to speak about a subject with real passion you need only listen to him.

Good if

In a digital age of mindless daily generated blah content, it’s good to give your brain a mental boost with some incredible science.

Bad If

You think the moon landings were faked