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Can’t get enough

Found out about this from the My First Million podcast. Can’t get enough. This is the only podcast I’ve ever listened to that I would actually pay for. I hope Ben can do this full time. Incredibly good

Very interesting

Well researched and well delivered. A very good listen.

Great show

Absolute fun and extremely informative

Impeccable show👑

This show is much need. Five stars ⭐️

Great listen

Found them through MFM podcast. Very well put together and binge worthy.

Great podcast

I’ve listened to one episode and I’m hooked. I’m going to go to first and listen to them all. Great information laid out in an interesting story.

My new favorite

Such a fantastic production. The narrative of each episode is easy to listen to, and easy to retain the information! I recently had a long road trip and got through the Caesar and Edison episodes. I loved telling my friends some of the stories learned. PLEASE keep the episodes coming!!

How to take over the world podcast

Very interesting and informational podcast. Not only is it entertaining to learn about how Kings became Kings, but the personality and traits they had that everyday people can try to implement.

The best.

First review of a podcast ever—this is one of the best history/bio/story telling podcast in the game. Napoleon was my favorite but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Awesome - must listen

Awesome podcast - keep it up! Thanks Sam Parr for the recommendation.


So glad I heard about this podcast on my first million. I a huge fan of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History and this is just as amazing. Can’t wait to listen to every episode available.


So glad you’re back! Stayed subscribed and checked for new episodes every once in a while. The podcast is that good!

Fascinating and well delivered

Admittedly, I have no aspirations to take over the world, but I LOVE this podcast. Who doesn’t want to learn about how these famous people set themselves apart as great leaders and visionaries? Ben delivers all the information in the best storyteller format with lots of interesting tidbits and grea…


What you’re doing and do the binge.

Relevant Podcast

Very succinct and well thought out podcast. A true joy to listen to, especially if you want to be inspired by history’s great leaders. I own my own business and find this podcast inspirational for leadership themes throughout the ages.


Best biographical show out there. Well researched and presented. A really enjoyable listen. More!

Growing obsessed

I began with the two Steve Job episodes. Absolutely loved both episodes. Stoked to listen to the rest. I hope 2021 will produce some great episodes!

When is the next episode?!

I LOVE this podcast with my whole heart, but when is the next episode?!


This guy knows his stuff!

Genuine and a Great Time

For such a simple structure, this podcast can leave you truly enamored in meaningful details and insights. My favorite on history and on insights in how to be great.


The title can be a bit dramatic, but this is the best biography series I’ve found. Definitely recommend taking a listen.

Amazing podcast.

This is by FAR, one of the best podcasts I’ve listened too. I listen to a lot of history and business podcasts and this is both a great source of history and helps with business. I will most likely listen to some of these episodes more than once, thank you.

Best history podcast

One of the best history podcasts I’ve herd in years so informative and great for the whole family both the kids love it thanks so much

Absolutely Fantastic

This podcast is absolutely fantastic. Always very informative and entertaining. Please keep up the great work!

Easy History

Great new podcast that pulls the curtain away from history’s movers and shakers. Thoughtful and insightful....never boring. The new “End Notes” format is really interesting. Loved how it took all the fascinating tidbits that hadn’t fit neatly into the regular episodes and just made a smorgasbord of…


I loved the Edison endnotes. Keep them coming on future episodes.

Premium Quality Content

Fantastic quality, no fluff or pointless filler, excellent audio, just an overall pleasure to consume- Please keep it up!!!!

Ben Wilson = Dan Carlin for historical biographies

I feel like I’m taking a masterclass in leadership & entrepreneurship each and every episode. What sets this podcast apart is Ben Wilson’s ability to narrow down the specific traits that made these men and women achieve greatness. Not only is it extremely engaging, it is practical and focused. If y…

Great Channel

Great channel and great deep dives into complex indivduals/groups. Must listen!!

Key to being successful

I just listened to the Rothschild episode. In it, Ben said a major quality he thinks people who are successful have is endless amounts of energy. I liked thinking about this and that in certain situations- more energy can lead to small successes for me too. Hope to hear more of these episodes.

So happy I stumbled onto this

Thoughtful, well researched, & delivered to perfection. Ben has a gift for presenting information in a compelling way, and neither glosses over nor belabors the points he draws from the lives and experiences of his subjects. You can tell that the host loves history and the life lessons to be lear…


A must listen! Incredible podcast highlighting characteristics of influential people using real stories from their lives. You can feel Ben’s passion for history and his desire to get to the bottom of what makes great people great. Easy to listen to. He does a great job of helping you feel as if yo…

Insightful and Profound

This podcast takes complex individuals and deconstructs their lives with more clarity and interest than any other I have found. It is a gem of thought that inspires both introspection and "domination."


These podcasts are incredible. They’ve helped me make a couple important school decisions.

Great listen

This podcast is incredibly well done. The amount of research Ben puts into this is staggering. It is highly entertaining and very informational. Can’t wait for more

So good!!!

I have enjoyed every minute of every episode! Looking forward to more!

More episodes please?

All 9 episodes so far have been well produced, which begs the question when will more come out? I couldn’t find a link on the webpage to inquire more about that


Easily the best podcast I have ever heard.



History Meets Personal Development

This is such a great idea. I can’t believe no one had thought of it before! Highly recommended from anyone who wants to learn from the great ones.


I really enjoy this podcast. Each episode tells the story of the traits and faults of some the best leaders. It is in-depth, but not bogged down with facts; it is easy listening. Surround yourself with success! Steel sharpens steel.

First 2 podcasts

I just listened to the first 2 episodes and I’m hooked! So informative and entertaining. So much is packed into the hour and leaves you think about this part of history in a whole new way!

A must listen...

... for anyone interested in learning from great men.

Awesome Podcast!

I love this podcast! Ben does an excellent job analyzing the lives of these successful historical figures and I love the church intense dove into their lives to help us understand them holistically.

Great listen

Love this podcast. Extremely well researched and very interesting. I feel like I learned as much as if I had read an in-depth biography of these people. Look forward to more!

Very interesting

I love how he shows the arc of the person’s life using first-person accounts and contemporary scholarship, all to highlight events and characteristics that helped the person succeed.

Do one for Julius Caesar !

Or Augustus, or Hernan Cortes! DO ITTT DOO IIITTTTTTT

Nice job, hope to hear more

Wow, wasn’t expecting much but this guy does a great job of laying out facts and inserting opinions and tidbits that bring it to life. I’m going to keep listening!

Super thought provoking

I was really excited to find this podcast. It's a fresh perspective on what components make up great historical figures. Stoked for the next episode!


Informative, motivational, love it!

The Best!!!

I've always wondered how to take over the world! I almost hesitate to recommend this because I don't want everyone else to become as smart as I am from listening to this incredible podcast. Love this!

Great history listen

Love this podcast! Fantastic for history buffs like myself.

Complexity in the simplest form

The podcast takes a deep dive into the complex minds of the world’s geniuses and explains it as simply as possible with hours of noticeable preparation. Each episode will allow you to reflect on how similar you actually are to these successful individuals and begin thinking of the changes you need …

Excited for more

So far I’ve only gotten through the first episode but I am excited for the rest of them to come out. I’ve been waiting awhile for something like this to show up in my feed, glad it is finally here. The preparation and thought put in to this by the creator really shows. Thanks for doing this!

So much better than reading 1000 pages

A friend told me about this podcast — I don’t know who this Ben Wilstone is but he makes a great podcast. I’ve always wanted to be able to get details like this without reading a 1000 page book. Looking forward to hearing more.

Now I can take over the world!

I was recommended this podcast by a friend and it exceeded my expectations. You can tell that Ben puts a ton of work into each episode and we get the benefits. The history and stories are very interesting and informative. I walked away from the First episode feeling like an expert on all things Na…

Great New Podcast

This is the podcast I never knew I needed but can't live without Fascinating, insightful and straight up entertaining. Great in depth look at some interesting characters in the far as well as more recent past. The podcaster has a great, easy to listen to voice. Do yourself a favor and give it a…

Addicting, thought provoking, educational.

I love this Podcast. I turned it on while on the treadmill, thinking I’d just listen for a minute, before switching over to music. I got totally sucked in, and ended up running longer, just so I could hear more about Steve Jobs! Ben has done great research, and is easy to listen to. I can’t wait fo…

Really fun

Enjoy the podcast and enjoy the podcasters voice. Gonna go into my rotation while at the gym!

Best new podcast!!!

Such an interesting podcast. I really enjoy history and learning about what motivates people. Each episode focuses on someone who has made a big impact on the world and I learn new things about them I never knew. Please cover Elon Musk or Warren Buffet sometime.

A hidden gem

Stumbled on to this gem and have loved it so far. Well researched and well written.

Best new podcast!

So glad I stumbled upon this! These episodes are so interesting! Everything is incredibly well thought out and well researched. I also really appreciate the in depth take aways from each episode. It adds a new layer to the lives of some of the most fascinating people ever to live. Anyone interested…