Studies show that listening to podcasts stimulates mental imagery more than watching television or reading a book. Not to mention, they’re perfect for a long commute, a road trip or to listen to while on a long run.
Whether you’re hoping to take a trip back through World War II, hear unbelievable stories of survival and perseverance from wounded warriors, get tips on leadership or find encouragement during your next deployment, there’s a wealth of military-connected content available in the podcast universe.
So the next time you’re looking for something to help pass the time, check out one of these 10 military-connected podcasts.
Curious about people and the world around you? So is decorated veteran and sponsored skydiver Andy Stumpf. Cleared Hot aims to make sense of human behavior and challenge your thoughts. Stumpf’s podcast is sure to captivate listeners with a tactical approach to answering questions and a great sense of humor.
Hosted by military spouse, financial counselor and self-proclaimed “Military Money Expert” Lacey Langford, this podcast aims to help the military community make positive financial decisions, save and invest wisely. Langford interviews guests about their experiences with everything from entrepreneurship to debt. If you need help navigating military money, Langford is a great resource.
Bombs, boots and bad guys is hosted by veteran enlisted Marines and a West Point-trained officer. This Barstool Sports podcast touches on military news, current events, interviews and advice. Taking their stab at political opinions and humor, these hosts are highly listenable to anyone with an open ear and an R-rated sense of humor.
Hosted by retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink and his cohort Echo Charles, this podcast covers leadership and discipline. If you’re looking for a motivational speaker, you have chosen the wrong podcast. Jocko praises discipline over motivation and is direct with his approach to interviews and discussions.
Interested in fitness or working on a military fitness training program? Then this podcast is for you. Stew Smith, a Navy SEAL veteran, has trained thousands of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, SWAT, FBI, ERT and many other military and law enforcement professions. His podcast offers training tips, healthy choices and fitness performance.
Retired Army Master Sgt. Robert Gowin hosts this podcast which prides itself on “Real people. Real talk.” After struggling to transition from the military to a career in the private sector, Gowin realized he wasn’t alone in the struggle and wanted to help by providing resources and sharing the stories of others’ transitions. His goal is to encourage, inspire and mentor those facing challenges as they transition to civilian life.
After struggling to figure out what he wanted to do when he got out of the Navy, veteran and tech-business owner Justin Nassiri wanted to help other vets overcome the same confusion. Beyond the Uniform shares weekly interviews with those who’ve pursued a wide variety of professional avenues. Nassiri’s mission is to help veterans successfully identify and follow a career path after their military service.
After 30 years as a military spouse, Jen McDonald began Milspouse Matters to encourage and support fellow spouses. She knows firsthand that military spouses face unique challenges and aims to provide a humorous and practical look at military life. Covering everything from surprise deployments to overseas moves and everything in between, McDonald doesn’t shy away from the tough topics.
Hosted by Atlanta talk-radio host and Army veteran Mark Zinno, the Hazard Ground podcast was born to bring noteworthy combat stories to light. If you’re looking to buckle up and go on a ride through the intricacies of combat and war, this is the podcast for you. Zinno brings inspirational stories from the men and women who have lived to tell them.
If you’re more of a history buff, you’ll want to tune in to the WW2 Podcast. Led by British host Angus Wallace, the podcast looks at all aspects of the Second World War through interviews with military experts and historians. The WW2 Podcast covers this period in our world’s history clearly, concisely and without a political agenda.