5 Podcasts for University Students

Podcasts for University Students

Podcasts are a great way for you to consume information. You can listen to them while doing your laundry, working out, or studying from your Ontario Tech University off-campus housing. 

Here are some podcasts that will help you navigate university life and assist you in making the big leap to the corporate world. 

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

This is a personal development podcast hosted by Gregg Clunis. If you are an overwhelmed student who wants to make your life better but don’t want to read self-help books, this one’s for you. The podcast teaches listeners that change is something that doesn’t happen overnight, and that achieving goals involves day-to-day work. 

Notable episode:

Watch out for this podcast’s series on “How to Overcome Procrastination,” which is perfect for procrastinators who have the tendency to study for exams and write papers at the very last minute. 

TED Talks Daily

This is an educational podcast known for its diverse content and thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable. Instead of watching a TED Talk live on stage, you get to listen to it from the comforts of your own home and learn something new from TED Talk experts, creators, and thinkers. Each episode is bite-sized and ranges from 10 to 30 minutes, perfect to listen to on your morning commute to class.  

Notable episode:

In “Why It’s Worth Listening to People You Disagree with,” guest Zachary Wood says we need to seek out people we disagree with to build empathy and engage tactfully with opposing ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. This way, we gain “a deeper understanding of humanity.”

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Produced by Stanford eCorner, this entrepreneurial podcast is where business leaders share their secrets, setbacks, and successes on entrepreneurship. This is great for university students who are planning, developing, and launching their ideas for their startup. 

Notable episode: 

In an old episode, Mark Zuckerberg talked about how he managed to build a social utility tool while still in Harvard. 

Revolution Health Radio

If you’re a fitness nut, you’ll love this health and wellness podcast by Chris Kresser. Revolution Health Radio debunks mainstream myths on nutrition and provides practical tips on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally.  

Notable episode:

In “Reclaiming Your Self in the Modern World,” Deep Work author Cal Newport talks about how you can remove distractions and protect your attention to lead a more fulfilling life away from digital technology. This is a great episode to listen to if you keep getting distracted by social media or Netflix, and want to apply deep work to your studies. 

Life Kit

This podcast on life hacks will help you get it together. NPR’s Life Kit covers a myriad of topics ranging from sleep, to saving money, to getting quality sleep. 

Notable episode:

Late last year, the podcast touched on university transfers, where education experts talked about how you can make a successful transfer to a different university.

Listening to podcasts is a great way to spend your free time. These podcasts will help you succeed not only at university, but later on in life.