This is a word of warning - your comfort bubble may soon be under threat. This is a review of a relatively new podcast that focuses on leadership and self-ownership that truly has the potential to change your life. Don't believe me? Ask around - In the short time that Jocko's podcast has been live, This series of his has accumulated an extraordinary fanbase that has welcomed such a ferocious, non-bullshit approach to taking ownership of one's life.
Simply due to the nature of the podcast, it wasn't long after it went live that it appeared on my radar. Good freinds of mine who had their ears closer to the ground than I, picked up on it right away and before I knew it, I was advised relentlessly to check it out.
Ex Navy Seal commander Jocko Willink @jockowillink features as the podcast's main man, with Echo Charles @echocharles acting as the podcast's quintessential co-host and facilitator. Jocko Willink famously received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his exploits in the recent Iraq War. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to eventually become a SEAL officer. Jocko brings the lessons (Often earnt through blood) to his podcast that advocates self-awareness, effective leadership, physical prowess and extreme ownership of one's self.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt
Jocko Willink is a passionate BJJ practitioner who received his black belt from mixed martial artist Dean Lister. Jocko regularly discusses the intricacies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on his podcast - ranging from fighting strategy, fitness, MMA analysis and more.
20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams
Jocko has essentially spent his entire working life within the Teams. A man who has had to embrace violence to be truly effective within his role. Through the chaos, war and leadership challenges Willink has faced within the military, he has formulated a refreshing approach to personal development through an intense, thunderous delivery that is evident with each episode of the podcast. Check out an example below:
But before you get stuck into the Jocko Podcast - I strongly suggest you initially listen to his appearance(s) on the Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris or Sam Harris Podcast (I'll link the episodes below) Why bother with these first you ask? These recommendations are an excellent way to learn about man behind the podcast before you subscribe and get into this powerful podcast of his. The different personas of the aforementioned guys do an excellent job at extracting the core offerings of Willink in an interview format, ultimately allowing the listener to understand the man behind the microphone, before they open up to his wisdom.
best jocko podcast episodes
Here i've included 3 of my favourite episodes from the Jocko Podcast so far. If you find yourself looking at these podcasts on iTunes, check out the full podcast description - The subject matter is included by the exact second so you can always skip to the relevant part of the podcast which you desire.
The invaluable lessons uttered so far on this growing podcast series has made this podcast a serious addition to our learning resources here at Capable Men. For our war fighters out there who are in the military, Jocko Willink's wisdom is second to none. Consider him your own personal Special Forces instructor via MP3 format! Military History, Strategy, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Training tips, Leadership tutoring, Masculinity and simply navigating the hardships of life are the fundamental themes of this impressive, authentic podcast. What are you waiting for gents? Load up on some Jocko material for your next workout/commute and embrace the profound wisdom of the powerful Jocko Willink.