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Ever wished you could spend all that time when you’re driving to work doing something useful? Or at least a bit more entertaining? That’s one of the reasons I started listening to podcasts. Driving often takes up huge chunks of our days and since it’s vitally important that we keep our eyes on the road the only way we can make that time a bit more productive (and interesting!) is by listening to something.

Individual tastes in podcasts will vary widely, but there are some trends in what people enjoy listening to based on Myers-Briggs® type. I hope you’ll find something on this list that you’ll enjoy!

In case anyone wonders how I came up with this list, I searched through Reddit to see which podcasts people of each type were talking about and recommending. This worked well for the Intuitive types but for a few of the Sensing types there wasn’t much discussion online. For them, I relied on my knowledge of type and people I know in real life to offer recommendations.

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Podcasts for Each Personality Type

ENFJ – The Joe Rogan Experience

Most NFJs love deep-dives into how people think, as well as hearing from others’ perspectives, even when they don’t necessarily agree with them. When I was looking into the podcasts recommended by ENFJs it included a long list of interview podcasts. I had a hard time picking just one because I haven’t listened to them myself, but I decided to go with The Joe Rogan Experience simply because it’s one that I know my ENFJ brother enjoys. Additional suggestions include Under The Skin with Russell Brand, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard.

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ENTJ – Planet Money

Planet Money

This high-quality NPR podcast aims to explain the economy in “creative and entertaining” ways. From the arcane and exciting history of income tax to the behavioral economics of wearing masks, Planet Money offers two short episodes each week to keep you both informed and entertained. As one of the highest-earning Myers-Briggs® personality types, I thought this podcast was a perfect pick.

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INFJ – Revisionist History

This is my favorite podcast, and I’ve discovered I’m not the only INFJ who loves it. Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things overlooked or misunderstood. I love that his show makes me think, offers a new perspective on things, and dives deeply into topics that most other people aren’t talking or thinking about. Of the 40+ podcasts saved on my phone, this is the only one that I’ve listened to all the back episodes and I instantly download and listen to each new episode.

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INTJ – Invisibilia

Invisibilia

Intuitive types love patterns, and Invisibilia is full of them. This podcast fuses narrative storytelling with psychology to examine how and why we think the way we do. It seems like the perfect sort of podcast for NJ types who want to dive deep into deep psychological territory, and even question their own perspectives.

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ENFP – Radiolab

Radiolab is one of the most popular and well-loved podcasts in the world, though I hadn’t listened to it before putting this article together. It’s highly recommended by quite a few different personality types, and this blend of science, philosophy, culture, long-form journalism, and storytelling seems a perfect choice for ENFPs. Like many ENFPs themselves, this podcast aims to challenge preconceived notions about the world and delight audiences while feeding their curiosity.

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ENTP – The Cracked Podcast

The Cracked Podcast comes from some of the people involved with Cracked.com. If you’re familiar with that site, it won’t surprise you that the podcast is full of facts as well as comedy. One ENTP online described the hosts’ discussions as “well researched as well as thought-provoking.” The blend of humor, hot topic discussion, and thought-provoking stories make this a perfect pick for ENTPs.

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INFP – Beautiful Anonymous

Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People (a.k.a. Beautiful Anonymous) is a podcast hosted by Chris Gethard. He takes a call from an anonymous person and they spend an hour talking about whatever they like. It’s just the sort of whimsical, wonderful thing that INF types love about talking with other people, but without having to track down these fascinating people for yourself.

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INTP – 99% Invisible

99% Invisible is “a tiny radio show about design with Roman Mars.” He has a very chill voice and he spends his podcast talking about the mostly invisible activity and infrastructure that shape our world. It’s fascinating, informative, and just the sort of thing sure to catch an Intuitive type’s attention.

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ESFJ – Unlocking Us

I couldn’t find any ESFJs online talking about what podcasts they enjoy, but thankfully I have a close ESFJ friend who’s been listening to Brené Brown. Unlocking Us is a thoughtful, people-focused podcast that (as Dr. Brown’s website says) reflects on “the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.”

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ESTJ – Stuff You Should Know

This is another podcast I haven’t personally listened to, but it comes highly recommended by Thinking and/or Judging personality types. In each episode of Stuff You Should Know, the hosts Josh and Chuck go through a detailed examination of topics ranging from anti-dieting movements, to how the moonwalk works, to everything you ever wanted to know about cell phones.

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ISFJ – The Partially Examined Life

I hadn’t heard of this podcast before researching this article, but it sounds fascinating. The Partly Examined Life is a philosophy podcast that aims to strike a “balance between insight and flippancy” while casually analyzing philosophical texts. According to their website, you don’t need to know anything about philosophy to listen in and enjoy the discussion. I suspect ISFJs will find it a fascinating blend of intellectual and social/human-focused content.

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ISTJ – Science Vs.

If you’re a curious person whose thinking side is hungry for facts and intelligent discussion, check out the Science Vs. podcast. Science journalist Wendy Zukerman and guest researchers take current news and recent trends, then analyze them “to find out what’s a fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.” I haven’t tried it out myself yet, but I often hear it advertised on some of my favorite podcasts.

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ESFP – Freakonomics Radio

A podcast about economic theory might seem a strange choice for ESFPs, but hear me out. ESFPs lead with Extroverted Sensing and have Introverted Feeling as their auxiliary function. This makes Extroverted Thinking and Introverted Feeling their tertiary and inferior processes. Many types find that exercising those less-developed processes can be quite a lot of fun. Bearing this out, one ESFP discussing podcasts on Reddit commented how much they “love economics and psychology.” Another described the Freakonomics podcast as “ridiculously interesting.”

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ESTP – The Way I Heard It

ESTPs are often the type of people who enjoy having several things going on at the same time, which means listening to podcasts while driving, working out, or even playing video games! The Way I Heard It is a podcast performed by Mike Rowe, the famous host of “Dirty Jobs.” The ultimate pragmatist, Rowe takes famous stories from history to pop culture and explains them in a way that’s both entertaining and surprising. Rowe says his podcast is full of “short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Active, variety-seeking ESTPs will enjoy the humor, fun, and bite-sized bits of entertainment and knowledge they can pick up from this podcast.

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ISFP – Fresh Hell Podcast

I know stereotypes about personality can’t be trusted, but even so I was a bit surprised to see so many of the “gentle, sensitive, big-hearted” ISFPs sharing their love of true crime podcasts (which, it turns out, is a not-so-secret obsession for people of many different personality types). I chose Fresh Hell Podcast for this list because it’s one of my cousin’s favorites. She describes it as “informative with good host chemistry.” Other true crime podcasts you might enjoy include And That’s Why We Drink, Crime Junkie, Going West, and Morbid: A True Crime Podcast.

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ISTP – My Brother, My Brother, and Me

This comedy/advice podcast comes highly recommended by people of several different personality types (including ISTPs). If you’ve ever wondered how Lin-Manuel Miranda would murder Super Mario, or how much money it would cost to get Dave Bautista to come kick your neighbor’s house apart, or how lethal an automated car wash could be (or just wonder how they got on those topics in the first place), My Brother, My Brother And Me could be the perfect podcast for you.

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Your Turn

Which podcasts do you enjoy listening to the most? Share your recommendations in the comments!

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About the Author:

Marissa Baker #MBTI Blogger

Marissa Baker is the author of The INFJ Handbook (available in the Amazon Kindle Store). You can find her online at LikeAnAnchor.com where she blogs about personal growth and development from a Christian perspective.

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