12 Podcasts that Changed My Life

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Other than books, podcasts are the single most important source I’ve had for learning new ideas over the past 5 years, and it’s mostly down to listening to podcasts that I started this YouTube channel and ended up being pretty ‘successful’. So in this video I want to share 26 of my favourite podcast recommendations that have, in various ways, helped my life.

My Two Podcasts:
Not Overthinking –
Deep Dive Podcast –

The Tim Ferriss Show –
The Knowledge Project –
Deviate –
Bookworm –
Invest like the Best –
The North Star Podcast –
The Art of Manliness –
Impact Theory –
The School of Greatness –
The Diary of a CEO –
The Huberman Lab –
My First Million –
Indie Hackers –
Noah Kagan Presents –
The Naval Podcast –
Video Creators Podcast –
The Gary Vee Audio Experience –
That Creative Life –
The Stalman Podcast –
The Secret Podcast –
The Matti and Pete Show –
Tuxedo Time Podcast –
The Property Podcast –
Smart Passive Income –

🚀 Productivity Masterclass – Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity –
🎬 Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber –
🎓 How to Study for Exams – An Evidence-Based Masterclass –

🍿 My 6-week live online course –

🎥 My YouTube Camera Gear –
⌨️ My Keyboard – Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) –
📝 My favourite iPad Screen Protector – Paperlike –
🎒 My Desk Accessories + Todo List – Ugmonk –

✍️ The best summaries of books (Shortform) –
📚 How I remember what I read (Readwise) –
🎵 Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) –

🎙 My weekly podcast –
My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching “Not Overthinking” on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc).

I’m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast called Deep Dive (, and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things (

00:00 Intro
00:42 The Tim Ferriss Show
02:12 The Knowledge Project
03:15 Deviate
04:54 Bookworm
05:48 Not Overthinking
06:20 Invest like the Best
06:22 The North Star Podcast
06:23 The Art of Manliness
06:25 Impact Theory
06:26 The School of Greatness
06:33 The Diary of a CEO
07:18 The Huberman Lab
08:11 My First Million
10:23 Indie Hackers
11:26 Noah Kagan Presents + Online Marketing Made Easy
11:51 The Naval Podcast
12:11 Video Creators Podcast
12:31 The Gary Vee Audio Experience
13:21 That Creative Life
13:23 The Stalman Podcast
13:25 The Secret Podcast
13:34 The Matti and Pete Show
13:37 Tuxedo Time Podcast
14:00 The Property Podcast
14:13 Smart Passive Income

If you’d like to talk, I’d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren’t enough hours in the day to respond to everyone 😭