Quantified’s Favorite Podcasts on the Science of Leadership

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Here at Quantified, we’re always looking for new research and data on what makes leaders great. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of resources out there, and some of our favorite information comes from podcasts (this is, after all, the year of the voice).

Of course, with so many choices out there, it can be difficult to decide where to start. We asked three of Quantified’s most avid listeners to share their favorite podcasts on the science of leadership.


In this podcast from TED, organizational psychologist Adam Grant seeks to show us how to better enjoy our time at work by taking us behind the scenes at some of the world’s most unusual workplaces. His goal: to uncover the keys to better work.

Nominated by CEO & Co-Founder Noah Zandan

Listen here.


“Devoted to investigating a strange world,” Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich aim to make science accessible to broad audiences. The Peabody-winning podcast covers everything from social science to environmental science to sports science.

Nominated by Software Engineer Ryan Kelly

Listen here.

Hidden Brain

In this NPR podcast, human behavior and social sciences reporter Shankar Vedantam uses storytelling to uncover the science behind unconscious patterns of human behavior.

Nominated by UX Designer Sneha Dasgupta

Listen here.


Roger Dooley, author of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing, talks with the world’s top persuasion, influence, and psychology experts, sharing science-backed strategies for increasing persuasive skills.

Nominated by Noah Zandan

Listen here.

You Are Not So Smart

From journalist and author David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart is “a celebration of self-delusion,” constantly seeking to understand exactly how much we don’t understand. Each episode, McRaney interviews a scientist (or several) to explore the science behind reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

Nominated by Ryan Kelly

Listen here.