College isn’t the right path for everyone, and people don’t need it to succeed in life. If you are thinking about dropping out of college or already have, you can still do great things. This list of podcasts addresses dropping out of college and the steps a person can take to achieve their dreams.
Podcast #1 Successful dropout
Kylon interviews entrepreneurs who dropped out of college to pursue their careers, and they tell their stories of success. He also gives advice on how to deal with dropping out of college, from convincing parents to beliefs dropouts should adopt.
Length: The podcasts range from 10 min to an hour
Format: Interview Podcast
Reviews: 5/5 out of 59 ratings
Recommended for: Anyone looking to be inspired by the work of many diverse college dropouts.
Podcast #2 Typical Misfit
Dillon Alexander is a college dropout who became a standup comedian. He talks about various topics through his podcast including stories of his relationships, politics, and life philosophies.
Length: The podcasts range from 20 min to 90 min, but the majority are around half an hour.
Reviews: 5/5 out of 12 ratings
Recommended for: Anyone looking to laugh and do some soul searching.
Podcast #3 The Knight’s Tale
Robert Woods dropped out of college, but with the right attitude, he found success. In the podcast, he interviews entrepreneurs and gives inspirational advice to those considering dropping out of college.
Length: The podcasts range from 1 min to 40 min, most clocking in at under 10 min.
Format: Monologue and interview
Reviews: 5/5 out of 6 ratings
Recommended for: Those who want short but rich content.
Podcast #4 Shawn B Speaks Truth
Shawn B talks about his struggles with poverty, dropping out of college, and his experiences. He also talks about Detroit, the city where he grew up.
Length: 8 min to 30 min
Format: Monologue/Solo and Interview
Reviews: 4.8/5 out of 4 ratings
Recommended for: Someone who wants to hear about an in-depth life story and the ideas that rose from it.
Podcast #5 The College Dropout Podcast
The podcast aims to motivate and guide college dropouts. The host interviews entrepreneurs and shares positive life philosophies.
Length: 4 min to 45 min, widely varied
Format: Solo/monologue and Interview
Reviews: 5/5 out of 1 review
Recommended for: People who want to hear some fresh advice about their career path.
Podcast #6 The Tai Lopez Show
Tai Lopez dropped out of college and became an entrepreneur. In his podcasts, he interviews the top entrepreneurs and suggests the best life lesson books for his listeners to read.
Length: 3 min to 2 hours, wide ranging with most episodes over 30 min
Format: Solo/monologue and Interview
Reviews: 4.3/5 out of 7.2 k ratings
Recommended for: Someone looking to read and listen to a greater breadth in terms of the interviewees’ careers.
Podcast #7 Knowledge Without College
Patrick Butler dropped out of college and became an entrepreneur. He encourages all kinds of learning through his interviews, the subjects being of many diverse fields.
Length: 10 min to 90 min, many of the podcasts around an hour
Reviews: 4.9/5 out of 15 ratings
Recommended for: A series of interviews with greater breadth in terms of the interviewees careers.
Podcast #8 Digital Gandhi
Onkar K Khullar or Digital Gandhi encourages listeners who don’t want to live conventional lives. He shares his crazy life stories, including dropping out of college 3 times, and takes his listeners on an adventure.
Length: 1 min to 15 min
Recommended for: Those who want to be in awe.
Podcast #9 Schoolboy and the Dropout
Two friends from college come together in this podcast, one who dropped out and the other who graduated. Together they talk about college and fitness.
Length: about an hour long
Reviews: 5/5 out of 3 ratings
Recommended for: Someone who wants to hear about two perspectives and contrasting stories.
Podcast #10 The 38
Nikolas Harter hosts the podcast, inspired by the bus that runs past his home. He talks about why the college dropout rate is so high in community colleges and about his life in general.
Length: 30 seconds to an hour, most over 20 min
Recommended for: Someone who wants to hear another’s life stories.