20 Best International Development Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about international development ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best international development podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best International Development Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Wealth of Nations Podcast

  • Publisher: Wealth of Nations Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 188

Podcast on International Development

Comeback Stories

  • Publisher: Darren Waller and Donny Starkins
  • Total Episodes: 19

Inspirational tales of the recovery journey – with Darren Waller, tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders, and Donny Starkins, international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher, and personal development coach.

The Days for Girls Podcast

  • Publisher: Days for Girls International
  • Total Episodes: 20

Go behind the scenes with Days for Girls International, an award-winning NGO, as we interview thought leaders in international development who work to empower women and girls around the world. You’ll hear from experts in the fields of menstrual health, social entrepreneurship, and international development, as well as get inside stories from the women and girls impacted by our vital work to create menstrual equity for every girl, everywhere, period. Visit daysforgirls.org to learn more about Days for Girls International.

Good Will Hunters

  • Publisher: Good Will Hunters
  • Total Episodes: 114

Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.

GDP – The Global Development Primer

  • Publisher: Dr. Robert Huish
  • Total Episodes: 81

The Global Development Primer. The podcast about all issues in International Development Studies. Your host is Dr. Bob Huish, broadcasting from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The podcast covers the basics of International Development, while featuring the work of researchers and practitioners from around the world. This is your podcast to learn more about International Development and to stay in touch with important global issues.

Shipping Podcast – listen to the maritime professionals in the world of shipping

  • Publisher: Lena Göthberg
  • Total Episodes: 167

The shipping industry is the backbone of international trade, contributing to the globalisation and development of the world, but it’s the shipping people who makes the world go around. This is where you meet the maritime professionals, strong characters with an interesting background.

LCIL International Law Seminar Series

  • Publisher: Cambridge University
  • Total Episodes: 387

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is the scholarly home of International law at the University of Cambridge. The Centre, founded by Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC in 1983, serves as a forum for the discussion and development of international law and is one of the specialist law centres of the Faculty of Law. The Centre holds weekly lectures on topical issues of international law by leading practitioners and academics. For more information see the LCIL website at http://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk/

Harvard Center for International Development

  • Publisher: Harvard Center for International Development
  • Total Episodes: 120

The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. Our ongoing mission is to apply knowledge to and revolutionize the world of development practice. WWW.CID.HARVARD.EDU

Growth Mindset

  • Publisher: Biro Condé
  • Total Episodes: 13

Discussing different topics about Personal growth (life lessons & career paths), financial growth (investments & entrepreneurship) and economic growth (International Development & Africa).

The CGD Podcast

  • Publisher: Center for Global Development
  • Total Episodes: 101

International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.

Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity, and Foreign Policy with Dan Runde

  • Publisher: CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 145

Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.

Emotional Badass

  • Publisher: Nikki Eisenhauer
  • Total Episodes: 172

Emotional Badasses are survivors, thrivers, seekers, and healers! Expand and awaken to your higher purpose, be more present and authentic, find strength in spirituality, quiet the monkey mind of modern society with meditation, and connect deeply with yourself and safe others. We let go of what doesn’t serve us to heal old wounds, find our voice guilt-free, and learn to be the hero in our own story, embrace guerrilla self care, and laugh with lightness on the self development path. This show is designed to mindfully be the emotional education so many of us crave; emotional badass is where we learn to love ourselves without apology. Emotional Badass is where Moxie Meets Mindful. Hosted by Nikki Eisenhauer M.ED. LPC, LCDC, International Life Coach and Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

The Mastin Kipp Podcast 

  • Publisher: Mastin Kipp
  • Total Episodes: 153

Mastin Kipp is a number one best-selling author, speaker and Creator of Functional Life Coaching™ for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives. He has been featured on the Emmy Award show, Super Soul Sunday, and recognized as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. Mastin has built a highly successful international personal development company that helps people create rapid change, connect to who they really are and how to live their lives with passion and purpose. Through his writing, online courses, in-person seminars and international retreats, Mastin has worked with over two million people in over 100 countries around the world. Oprah recently also named Mastin “one of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity,” alongside other teachers such as Tony Robbins, Caroline Myss, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson and Eckhart Tolle to name just a few. Visit MastinKipp.com for more information.

Pulse on the Principles

  • Publisher: Digital Impact Alliance
  • Total Episodes: 15

The Principles for Digital Development are a set of guidelines meant to help tech-enabled international development programs become more effective and sustainable. “Pulse on the Principles” connects our global network of development and humanitarian practitioners to discuss successes, challenges, and the potential for putting the Digital Principles into practice! Our conversations will cover the intersection of technology and development, examining critical topics such as COVID-19, responsible data, gender and inclusion, and digital literacy. Keep your finger on the Digital Principles’ pulse: visit digitalprinciples.org, SUBSCRIBE to our show on your favorite podcast app, and leave a 5-star review!

ODI live events podcast

  • Publisher: Overseas Development Institute
  • Total Episodes: 166

Live recordings of the Overseas Development Institute events, covering everything from climate change to migration, gender to the Sustainable Development Goals. Join our global discussion of international development and humanitarian issues here. Find out more about ODI events: www.odi.org/events

Under The Macroscope

  • Publisher: Under The Macroscope
  • Total Episodes: 19

International Sports Broadcaster and Skybound Capital’s Marketing and Business Development guru Matthew Pearce checks in weekly with Chief Investment Strategist Jabir Sardharwalla. Together they take a weekly macro look at the global investment climate and explore all of the most interesting and relevant news and technology.

Yasmin Mogahed

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 239

Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. She also worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she’s an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute, a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Yasmin recently released her new book, Reclaim Your Heart, which is now available worldwide. Visit her website, www.yasminmogahed.com, where you can find a collection of her articles, poetry, and lectures.

The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

  • Publisher: Rebecca L. Weber
  • Total Episodes: 146

Rebecca L. Weber coaches with the sustainable strategies, mindset shifts, and creative skills development she uses to help independent writers around the world. If you’ve got what it takes to make it as a freelance writer, but struggle with confidence, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, procrastination, time management, writer’s block, improving your craft, marketing, pitching, underearning, pursuing meaning in your work, or getting in your own way, this is the writing podcast for you. Learn, grow, and succeed as a freelancer by identifying the wants and needs of your editors, your readers, and yourself. Rebecca draws on her experience as a journalist covering social justice, the environment, international development, the arts, and travel for publications like CNN, the New York Times, Dwell, and Ebony.com. Download a free guide on how to pitch at www.rebeccalweber.com/5-proven-steps

The Project: Inside Corporate Location Decisions

  • Publisher: Development Counsellors Internationals
  • Total Episodes: 71

“The Project: Inside Corporate Location Decisions” looks at a new company every two weeks and shares the “behind the scenes” story of their relocation or expansion. Using an NPR-like format, co-hosts Andy Levine and Patience Fairbrother from Development Counsellors International (DCI) interview both company and community officials to detail the intense competition for jobs and capital investment.

The Global Podcast

  • Publisher: The Global Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 66

THE GLOBAL PODCAST is hosted by Pax Tecum Global Consultancy in London with the objective to inform listeners on the need for diplomacy in international development. This includes commentary on the latest updates in foreign affairs around diplomatic engagement for both sustainable development and business as well as invited thought leaders, professionals and practitioners to give expertise from the field.

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