3 Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Posted on
August 24th, 2020
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Man on train listens to construction podcast on headphones
You can learn about a job even when you aren’t on the job — just grab some headphones and check out these podcasts. (Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)
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By Benyamin Cohen

A hammer and nails aren’t the only tools you’ll need to get started in construction. We’d also recommend a smartphone and a pair of headphones. There are plenty of podcasts geared to those working in the building trades. But with a nearly unending supply — there are more than 850,000 active podcasts across all topics available — finding the best ones can be more difficult than adding a second story to a ranch-style house.

But no need to worry — we’ve curated this quick list of construction-themed series to get you started.

1. The Tim Faller Show 

The vibe: On The Tim Faller Show, your favorite uncle hosts an interview style show and offers practical advice on being a successful entrepreneur in the construction and remodeling industries.

What you’ll hear: Faller – who has a background as a carpenter and a business owner – hosts guests from a variety of industries to deliver a holistic approach to his listeners. One week, you might learn about enhancing the customer experience, while the next week’s episode may be about the best ways to stay organized on a construction site.

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2. The Construction Brothers Podcast

The vibe: Real-life brothers Eddie and Tyler Campbell are the voices behind The Construction Brothers Podcast. They are sixth-generation builders who work in the family business in Milledgeville, Georgia. The charismatic duo likes to shine a light on the human side of the industry.

What you’ll hear: On their weekly podcast, the siblings interview friends and experts in the field about everything from modernizing construction with robots to boosting your emotional intelligence. Plus, they share stories of arcane history (like how Sears revolutionized the pre-fab house) and, channeling Oprah, reveal their favorite things of the year.

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3. Bridging the Gap

The vibe: As the construction industry continues to embrace new innovations, host Todd Weyandt of Bridging the Gap talks with experts about creative ways to use technology to solve practical problems.

What you’ll hear: Winner of Construction Junkie’s best construction podcast of 2020, this show runs the gamut from philosophical conversations about art, design and how they relate to construction to advice on taking the guesswork out of buying construction equipment.

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Benyamin Cohen is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and Slate among other outlets. He’s also an award-winning book author and the host of the weekly podcast "Our Friend from Israel."