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12 Perception-Changing Podcasts for People in Industry!

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12 Perception-Changing Podcasts for People in Industry!

Author: Rebekah Mechtensimer, Digital Media Strategist

Podcasts have become one of the easiest ways for us to not only stay educated and informed, but to get inspired and stay connected to what’s important to us. The best part is that it’s convenient! Whether you’re driving in your car or making dinner, you can put your favorite podcast on while you go about your daily business. With an ever-changing world, it’s important to stay informed. Here are the top 12 industry podcasts that you should be checking out!

NOV Today with Michael Gaines is a podcast created by National Oilwell Varco. Its goal is to put a face and name to the people helping shape our world through innovations in the Oil and Gas Industry. It gives a behind-the-scenes look into the people, ideas, and technology that make up this sector.

The Industrial Talk podcast with Scott Mackenzie is about celebrating the human power of Industry! Traveling the globe to interview innovators in industry and leaders in education and training, the show’s goal is to show all of the possibilities and opportunities in industry and put a spotlight on the trailblazers who are changing the future.

Words on Water, with Travis Loop, is a podcast by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). It was created to be a resource for the water sector by interviewing people about water issues. It also discusses things such as infrastructure, resource recovery, workforce and the latest WEF news.


Manufacturing Talk Radio, with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady, is a weekly live show for manufacturers across America. They cover all aspects of Industry 4.0, breaking news, business trends and economic forecasts for manufacturers – big and small.


Women And Manufacturing is a show with six accomplished female hosts that interview other accomplished women to provide enlightenment from both the shop floor to the C-Suite. The interviewers give guidance, insight and inspiration to women who work in industry and also to those who haven’t considered it yet, helping ladies to see all of the opportunities manufacturing has to offer!

Water in Real Life with The H2duO, Stephanie Zavala and Arianne Shipley, is about people passionate about moving things forward in the water sector. Zavala and Shipley interview water educators and communicators and create ‘solo’ shows where they discuss personal and professional development. They run their show on the belief that although specs and data are vital for safe drinking water and sanitation services, we need to share our stories to inspire, instruct and incite action!

Making Chips, with Jason Zenger and Jim Carr, is a multiplatform resource for the changing world of manufacturing. The challenges they address are many: leadership, process, technology, growth, workforce, and community. By discussing these issues, their goal is to equip and inspire people to succeed in a “metalworking nation.”


Diverse is a podcast by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Through this, SWE further supports the advancement of women in engineering and technology.



PodcastsRob’s Reliability Project, with Rob Kalwarowsky, P. Eng., is for all of the maintenance and reliability professionals out there looking to better themselves both professionally and personally. On the show, he answers questions about reliability, asset management, PdM, and maintenance in addition to offering “Rob’s Reliability Tip of the Day.”


PodcastsRethinking H2O with Kevin Sofen is all about water. Water issues are important and this podcast dives into the ways that we all interact with water on a daily basis. It also talks about safe water projects, trends in the water sector, and Blue Mind.  AND


PodcastsAn Intelligent Transformer Podcast from SD Myers is about maintenance and reliability for electric power systems. In this series of podcasts, Alan Ross discusses long term reliability strategies, transformer maintenance, and next generation leadership.


PodcastsHVAC School is a free, online community that compiles and shares the best, most applicable HVAC/R training material sourced from real technicians who work on equipment everyday. They publish a weekly podcast, daily tech tips, resources, quizzes, videos and more. Check out for details!

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