The Ultimate Guide for Learning Professionals

As podcasts have become more popular across topics and categories, the training industry has developed many great podcasts on a variety of learning and development topics. LeaderShape Consulting, which hosts our own podcast, Leadership Espresso Series, has gathered some of the best and most popular L&D podcasts here.

The ExtraOrdinary Leader Podcast Series


Produced by LeaderShape Digital | Frequency: Weekly

The ExtraOrdinary Leader Podcast Series is a weekly podcast produced by co-founders Terry Reynolds & Glenn Price focused on leadership development, inspiring behavioural change and business performance.

The Learning Hook Podcast


Produced by The Learning Hook | Frequency: Monthly

Hosts chat each month about the work that inspires them and ideas for creating better learning experiences; from tech to design, they’re always on the hunt for the best learning hooks. This podcast is produced by The Learning Hook.

The Learning Hack


Produced by John Helmer | Frequency: Bi-weekly

What are the significant innovations shaping the future of learning? How is digital technology and scientific discovery changing the way we learn, train, teach and educate? Join John Helmer in conversation with the people who are visioning and actively creating that future.

The Learning Geeks


Produced by Dana Alan Koch, Bob Gerard and Jake Gittleson | Frequency: Bi-weekly

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies and ideas. 

The Leadership 480 Podcast


Produced by DDI | Frequency: Bi-weekly

As a leader, time is the limit you can’t control. The Leadership 480 Podcast from DDI is about making the most of it all — with insights, research, advice, practical tips and expertise to help you spend your time more wisely.

The eLearning Guys


Produced by Nejc Žorga Dulmin and David Charney | Frequency: Monthly

The eLearning Guys, a monthly podcast produced by Nejc Žorga Dulmin and David Charney, is a discussion show about Articulate Storyline development and all things e-learning by two guys passionate about education, multimedia, creativity and problem solving.

The BizLibrary Podcast


Produced by BizLibrary | Frequency: Monthly

Each episode, we sit down with a thought leader in employee training, and discuss theory, strategy, and best practices to improve the outcomes of your training program.

PodLearn Adventure


Produced by Kineo | Frequency: Monthly

A short monthly jaunt, produced by Kineo, through all things learning, with a digital slant. What clients are asking for, how they are meeting those needs, and how learning has affected them this month.



Produced by MindChimp | Frequency: Weekly

MindChimp speaks with some of the best people in the industry to discuss what shapes them and their thoughts, from learning and development, experience design, product/service design right through to marketing, comms and corp culture. MindChimp is a monthly podcast.

Learn, Unlearn, Relearn, Repeat


Produced by Mark Cobain | Frequency: Monthly

Learn, Unlearn, Relearn, Repeat is an independent podcast run for the L&D & digital transformation community, where we discuss what we like, don’t like and what excites us in the modern world of L&D and learning technology.

Learning to Go


Produced by Margie Meacham | Frequency: Monthly

Each month, Margie Meacham, aka “The Brain Lady,” interviews experts from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education and corporate training to uncover the latest discoveries in how we learn and how our amazing brains work.

Learning Tech Talks


Produced by Learning Sharks | Frequency: Weekly

Explore the continually evolving landscape of learning technology through unbiased, in-depth conversations with technology providers from around the world. Better understand how to distinguish what’s out there, how to differentiate between technologies, and discover how they’ll potentially fit into your learning ecosystems.

Learning Is the New Working


Produced by The Learning Futures Group | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Learning Is The New Working is a biweekly podcast produced by The Learning Futures Group about the Future of Workplace Learning and the people helping us get there.

Learning & Development Stories Podcast


Produced by Experiential Communications | Frequency: Monthly

The Learning and Development Stories podcast is an interview show in which we pick the brains of L&D leaders from different organisations. It is a monthly podcast produced by Experiential Communications.

Learning at Large


Produced by Elucidat | Frequency: Bi-weekly

Join the host, Simon Greany, in discovering the strategies being used in some of the world’s most successful organisations to deliver transformative large scale learning programs.

HR Labs


Produced by Cornerstone OnDemand | Frequency: Monthly

What does it take to build a culture of development, maintain it through the tough times, and grow it within the ever changing cultural landscape? 



Produced by Emerald Works | Frequency: Weekly

From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, in this weekly podcast produced by Emerald Works, you’ll get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

Funny Ideas: Learning and Development With Humour


Produced by Julie Flower | Frequency: Monthly

Each month, join learning and development consultant and improviser Julie Flower and a special guest as they explore the bigger concepts in modern working life in a refreshing and humorous way.

First Time Facilitator


Produced by Leanne Hughes | Frequency: Weekly

Whether you’re a first-time facilitator or a seasoned pro, listen in for tips and tricks to make a bigger impact at the next workshop you deliver. First Time Facilitator is a weekly podcast produced by Leanne Hughes.

eLearning Coach


Produced by Connie Malamed | Frequency: Monthly

If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mobile learning and related topics, this podcast is for you. eLearning Coach is a monthly podcast produced by Connie Malamed.

CIPD Podcast


Produced by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development | Frequency: Monthly

Since the series began, it has charted the ebb and flow of an HR profession that’s fast-evolving into a 21st-century powerhouse. CIPD Podcast is a monthly podcast produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Chief Learning Officer Podcast


Produced by Chief Learning Officer Magazine | Frequency: Weekly

Listen in on a one-of-a-kind conversation about what’s happening in corporate education and what it takes to develop the people an organisation needs to be successful. Chief Learning Officer is a weekly podcast produced by CLO Magazine.

Build Your Talent Stack


Produced by Yishan Chan | Frequency: Bi-weekly

A podcast that explores creative ways to learn, build future skills and shape a career in the future of work.

Beyond L&D


Produced by Northpass | Frequency: Monthly

The Beyond L&D Podcast/Video Series is a monthly podcast produced by Northpass that discusses how modern teams use enterprise learning to drive business performance.

Training Insights


Produced by Training Magazine | Frequency: Monthly

This monthly podcast, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, includes one-on-one interviews with fascinating people in the training/learning and development world.

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