The Blogs and Podcasts that I Currently Subscribe To (and Why)

I hope this list will help you find some new blogs and podcasts to follow. If you’ve got the time, I’d love to see a post like this on your blog. Not bullshit shout outs, or niche appropriate recommendations, but an actual look inside your Google reader. I’d also love to receive any personal recommendations you have for me.

I omitted a lot of blogs from this list. Here are the reasons I left blogs out.

  • Your blog hasn’t been updated in 4 weeks. Sorry to Alan Perlman, David Crandall, Adam Baker, Cody McKibben, et all! What are you guys up to?! :)
  • I follow you because you are my friend and you write about personal stuff or things unrelated to travel and business.
  • You write about awesome stuff like sex, gender politics, pure philosophy, smart drugs, or anything remotely naughty. I don’t want to bother offending people. I’ll save that stuff for the DC.
  • I follow your blog purely because you are a DCer or are in one of my niches.
  • You tweet so effectively that I haven’t bothered to pick up your RSS feed yet.
  • I’m on your email list and you aren’t in my reader (hey Laura Roeder and Corbett!)
  • You write an SEO or tech news blog. I’ve got a folder full of these that rarely get checked anymore.

The order of these blogs is the same order they show up in my Google reader. There isn’t any methodology here as far as I can see.

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Steve Pavlina – Personal Development for Smart People

Paul Graham – Essays

  • WHY: Y-Combinator founder is the total package. Paul has few peers as an entrepreneur, investor, and essayist.
  • READ: “How to Make Wealth” – Experiments in Refractored Perception

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss – 4 Hour Work Week Blog

  • WHY: Keepin’ tabs on the Godfather. Among entrepreneurial types, 4HWW is one of the most underrated books in talk (not in action). 4HWW changed the game forever. Take all the hype and blogsphere BS away, and it stands as one of the top 3 business books of the last 10 years.
  • READ: “The Not To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now”

Tynan – Life Outside the Box

Corbett Barr

Garaphernalia 6.0 – Gary Arnt’s Personal Blog

Jet Set Citizen – John Bardos

Chris Guillebeau – The Art of Non-Conformity

Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income Blog

Seth’s Blog

Fluent in 3 Months – Benny Lewis

Location180 – Sean Ogle

Chris Ducker – Virtual Business Lifestyle

Salty Droid – “You Can’t Make Money Online”

Deano’s Travels

Karol Gajda – Ridiculously Extraordinary

Ryan Holiday

  • WHY: Smart guy, unique perspective, great books.
  • READ: “Pain”

Viper Chill – Viral Marketing with Glen Allsopp

Sebastian Marshall – Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science, Victory.

Software By Rob – Rob Walling’s Blog

Sovereign Man – Simon Black’s Blog

Wandering Earl

Both Sides of the Table – Mark Suster

Derek Sivers

MicoISV on a Shoestring – Kalzemues (Patio11’s Blog)

Nerdy Nomad – Kristi Henderson

Riding the Waves of Personal Development – Srini Rao

ZenHabits – Leo Babauta

Adsense Flippers – Joe and Justin

Joel Runyon – Blog of Impossible Things

Ben Casnocha – Entrepreneurship, Books, Current Events, Intellectual Life

Mike Michelini’s Personal Blog

Legal Nomads – Jodi Ettenberg

Sam Harris

Lifestyle Business Design – John Paul Grant and Matt Canty – Lewis Quartey, TMBA Alum and Ecommerce Consultant

Live – Derek Johanson

Ryan Goes Abroad 

Study Hacks – Cal Newport 

Finch Blogs – “Lifestyle Design for Online Entrepreneurs”

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site

Ophelia’s Web – Elisa Doucettte

On the Spiral – “Exploring the Adjacent Possible”

Niche Pursuits – Specer Haws

Nerd Fitness – Steve Kamb

The Bulletproof Executive – Dave Asprey

Nate Damm

Mr. Money Mustache

Minimum WIFI

New Rules – Kevin Kelly

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The Adam Carolla Show

  • WHY: Funny and insightful, Adam master of improvisation and is taking on Howard Stern’s torch as the world’s best radio host.
  • LISTEN: “Dr. Bruce

Start-ups For the Rest of Us

Foolish Adventure

Internet Business Mastery

This Week in Start-ups

The Partially Examined Life

Philosophy Bites

The Joe Rogan Experience

NPR: Fresh Air

Jet Set Money Show


Freakanomics Radio

This American Life

  • WHY: Radio at it’s best. Hear fascinating stories from everyday Americans.
  • LISTEN: “Middle School”


What am I missing? Do you have some suggestions for me? I’m looking forward to checking them out.