2021 Top 10 Podcasts for OD Professionals


IOD’s Top 10 Podcasts for OD Professionals

Author: Sara Kane

The Learning & Development Podcast with David James –

These episodes are less than an hour long and cut straight to the chase. The host, David James, interviews a variety of guests who have impressive careers in the field of Leadership and Development. David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent Learning & OD for the Walt Disney Company across Europe.

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism –

For those who enjoy quick snippets of information or inspiration, this podcast offers just that in episodes that are under ten minutes. The host (Justin Malik) reads the best content on personal development, minimalism, productivity, and more.

The Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson –

In hour-long episodes, this podcast offers educational interviews with relevant and motivating leaders. These authentic conversations are guaranteed to inspire you!

TLDCast –

Standing for Training, Learning, and Development Podcast – is the audio-only version of a livestreamed broadcast for instructional designers, learning experience designers, educational technologists, or anyone involved in workplace learning. Expert guests offer compelling presentations and the episodes vary from 30-45 minutes.


Let’s Talk Talent –

In roughly 30 minutes, this HR podcast focusses on empowering and supporting the talent within your business to be the best they can be. The host, Jo Taylor, states that their goal is to make organization’s simply irresistible by unlocking the potential in people.

What the HR! –

What the HR! is hosted by Mike Thul & Jessie Novey. The podcast provides insights, strategies, and anecdotes that explore how to build better businesses through modern people practices and approaches. Topics covered include Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Listening Strategies, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Company Culture, Transformation, Talent and Leadership.

Get Emergent –

Hosts Cindy and Ralph bring listeners a bi-weekly conversation that explores the latest techniques and proven best practices to guide businesses and individuals through complex professional and organizational transformations.


McKinsley Talks Talent –

McKinsey talent experts Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and others on how to make the most of talent as a competitive advantage, navigate today’s fast-changing talent landscape, and prepare now for the future of work. These episodes are under 40 minutes and offer insight on hard-hitting topics that hold great effect in today’s workplace.

Are You Future-Ready? Advancing Your Professional Development –

In this podcast, Amy Parker, VA’s Chief Learning Officer interviews podcast guests who share insights gained from leading their organizations through one of the most challenging eras in modern memory. While we cannot predict what the future holds, we can all become more future-ready by developing durable skills that empower us to confront complex problems with confidence.

Your Brain at Work –

Hour-long episodes bring listeners the breakthroughs in brain science and industry leaders reveal the strategies behind their success. By helping them understand how the brain works, they equip leaders with the tools to transform their organizations – building new habits and changing how people work, communicate, and make decisions.

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