20 Best Emergency Management Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about emergency management ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best emergency management podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Emergency Management Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Prep Talk

  • Publisher: NYC Emergency Management
  • Total Episodes: 67

Podcast by NYC Emergency Management

Disaster Tough Podcast

  • Publisher: John Scardena | Doberman EMG
  • Total Episodes: 58

The Disaster Tough Podcast is for emergency managers, by emergency managers. We share stories, lessons learned, and tips to help you make informed decisions. Our host, John Scardena is a former Federal Emergency Response Official with Type 1 response experience. He now leads Doberman Emergency Management, from which this is being recorded. Our guests are also field experts who provide their insights in our conversation based podcast. Discussions with emergency managers revolve around the entire disaster life-cycle. We provide solutions based on training and backed by data. We share experiences of emergency response and identify the lessons learned through our own version of after action reporting. This is conversation mode activated. We are known for flipping from serious to humor without warning. Try to keep up in our weekly podcasts! About Doberman Emergency Management. We provide customized plans, mitigates hazards, delivers training, and supplies emergency products to meet the unique needs of clients. We identify and solve the Nation’s most complex incidents. That’s our job.

Podcast | PreparedEx

  • Publisher: Rob Burton
  • Total Episodes: 55

The PreapredEx Crisis Management Podcast your complete source for crisis management, emergency management, business continuity and security preparedness interviews, news, and much more.

HSEMA Off the Record

  • Publisher: DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Total Episodes: 17

HSEMA Off the Record” is a new podcast series focused on the innovative ways the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is working to build a safer, stronger, and more resilient DC. Each episode, we’ll go behind the scenes to hear directly from the men and women responsible for preparing the District. We’ll look at the history of the field and profession, discuss the integration of emergency management and intelligence, and how the District’s emergency managers use innovation and creativity to meet any and all challenges head on.HSEMA Off the Record is brought to you by Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC, and the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Disaster Zone

  • Publisher: Eric Holdeman
  • Total Episodes: 41

Disaster Zone is hosted by Eric Holdeman, an emergency manager with over 30 years of experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. Disaster Zone is a podcast that focuses on all facets of disasters; the before, during and after of events that are increasingly impacting communities around the world. Podcasts run between 20-30 minutes with a mix of guests covering a range of disasters and issues that flow from them.Sponsors of this podcast include:Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions. The Blue Cell, a by-design crisis and consequence management consulting firm.Story topics and suggestions for people to interview are welcomed. You can contact the host via email.Podcast listeners might also be interested in the Disaster Zone Blog which is the number one blog on the topic of emergency management here in the United States.

The GOHSEP Get a Game Plan Podcast

  • Publisher: Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Total Episodes: 37

The GOHSEP Get a Game Plan Podcast highlights key issues in emergency management, we have timely interviews with subject matter experts at all levels of government along with practical information to help you become more resilient before the next disaster strikes.

Amplify This! Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion In Disaster Management

  • Publisher: Monica Sanders & Chauncia Willis
  • Total Episodes: 7

Amplify This! is a dynamic interview podcast hosted by Chauncia Willis, Co-founder and CEO of I-DIEM (Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management) and Monica Sanders, Professor at Georgetown University and the University of Delaware. Every month they are joined by emergency managers, diversity & inclusion experts, social equity advocates, and more from the world of disaster management. They discuss recent disasters, emergency policies, crisis management practices, and their impact on marginalized and underserved communities. Join them to learn how!

PREPARED, a Constellis podcast

  • Publisher: Constellis: Crisis & Risk Services
  • Total Episodes: 5

PREPARED, a podcast hosted by Constellis Crisis Response Director, Dr. Frank Grimm, delves into various risk and crisis management topics ranging from kidnap, piracy and extortion to travel security, workplace violence, emergency political repatriation, detention and terrorism. Your safety and security are our priority. Tune in and make sure you’re never unprepared.

Heavy Lies the Helmet

  • Publisher: Mike & Bryan Boone
  • Total Episodes: 87

“Heavy lies the crown” is a common misquote of “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, “heavy lies the helmet” refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what Heavy Lies the Helmet provides. Founded by two brothers, Heavy Lies the Helmet is comprised of industry leaders still actively working in the fields of pre-hospital critical care and search and rescue. Through an IA MED partnership, we are a CAPCE and California Board of Nursing accredited podcast and blog that openly discusses the world of resuscitation and aviation. We highlight caring for critically ill and injured patients in addition to the controversies surrounding their management. Though tailored to the transport environment, our information is applicable to any intra-hospital discipline working in an emergency and/or intensive care setting. We utilize the most recent evidence to provide applicable and accurate education that can assist in improving individual clinical practice and overall program operations. We offer continuing education units to any listener and/or reader interested in obtaining credit for their progressive learning experience. Please visit heavyliesthehelmet.com/ce for more information.

TEEX Podcast

  • Publisher: teexpodcast
  • Total Episodes: 13

Emergency Management professionals from around the US are interviewed to bring you best practices for working in public safety environments.

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

  • Publisher: Mitch Stripling & Andrew McMahan
  • Total Episodes: 30

An irreverent but useful podcast about disaster response, emergency management, mobilization culture, community resilience, and life in emergency operations.

Infection Prevention Spotlight

  • Publisher: Kara Mullane, RN, MSN, CIC – Infection Preventionist
  • Total Episodes: 41

Each year 1.7 million Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) occur that contribute to 99,000 deaths and $20 billion in healthcare costs. What makes these numbers even more tragic is that 70 percent of all the HAIs are PREVENTABLE!Infection Prevent Spotlight was created by an Infection Preventionist (IP) certified in Infection Control (CIC) for other IPs and everyone else responsible for keeping patients safe from harm. It’s hard for IPs to be responsible for reducing HAIs (CLABSIs, CAUTIs, SSIs, MDROs (C.diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE)) and the harm and deaths they cause as well as the financial costs of these results on Medicare reimbursement and public reporting. As an IP I understand this and that’s why I’ve created this podcast. I wanted to make a safe place to talk about these challenges, understand the emerging issues, share the newest best practices and current research, and to be a place where IPs could support each other in our journey to zero Harm. Infection Prevention and Control spans multiple areas: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient surgery centers, dialysis centers, ambulance companies / emergency management, schools, and even our homes. My hope is that Infection Prevention Spotlight will provide you with the motivation, knowledge, and quick tips to take back to your team, facility, for your own journey where ever it may be and prevent HAIs by engaging, communicating, leading, demonstrating, reviewing, and teaching about: hand hygiene (HH) |hand washing; indwelling catheters; central venous catheters; surgical procedures; isolation procedures / isolation precautions (Contact, Droplet, Airborne); Standard precautions; hospital leadership, IP systems and staff training; personal protective equipment; environmental services; linen / laundry; Reprocessing of non-critical equipment, semi-critical equipment (high-level disinfection), reusable critical equipment/instruments/devices (sterilization); ventilator / respiratory therapy; environmental disinfection / cleaning; antibiotic stewardship; performance improvement; and Survey Readiness. We are stronger together, let’s make it to zero and save lives.


  • Publisher: Vin Nelsen
  • Total Episodes: 68

Climate change, extreme weather, (un)natural disasters, pandemics, cyber attacks, biodiversity loss, the 6th mass extinction, poisonous political trends, etc. These pose a threat to human societies and the natural world. This is a podcast about disasters suffered or averted, with issues facing experts in climate change adaptation, emergency management, business continuity, disaster risk reduction, public safety, etc. It’s for any of you who’re interested in protecting your communities, families, your livelihoods or businesses. Tune in as we seek solutions to potential risks and also the domino or cascading effects when they overlap and slam into each other. With host, Vin Nelsen . . . Multi-Hazards . . . all about protecting communities.

Disaster Dads

  • Publisher: The Disaster Dads
  • Total Episodes: 45

Every few weeks, the Disaster Dads will gather to discuss the emergencies and disasters of the moment. They will provide tips and tricks for handling disasters at home and how the skills of emergency management translate well to the management of a toddler. The Dads will bring their years of training as emergency responders into your car, living room, or office and through entertaining stories they will help you prepare for whatever your next disaster may be.

AAEM Podcasts: Emergency Medicine Operations Management

  • Publisher: American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • Total Episodes: 14

In this podcast series, Joseph Guarisco, MD FAAEM, and Tom Scaletta, MD FAAEM, discuss operations management issues for the emergency physician. Dr. Guarisco is the chair of the Operations Management Committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and Dr. Scaletta is past president of the organization. Join them each month as they discuss issues of importance to emergency physicians.

Complete EM Podcast

  • Publisher: Complete EM LLC.
  • Total Episodes: 81

Join George Whitney each week as he speaks with people making a difference in emergency management. They talk about what works, what doesn't, how to work efficiently, and how to get it done with maximum effect.     Special thanks to stefsax / CC BY 2.5 for our intro and outro music.

Finding the Funny: Leadership Tips From a Comedian

  • Publisher: Jan McInnis
  • Total Episodes: 390

It’s funny business! Learn leadership & business skills to deal with people & handle life’s curveballs. A professional comedian offers laughs & practical tips. Funny comedian & top keynote speaker Jan McInnis’s unique, fun and useful ideas will help you develop solutions to your own work and life issues. Jan is an established comedy writer. She’s sold material for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show monologue on the Tonight Show as well as many other people, places and groups – radio, TV, syndicated cartoon strips, and even guests on the Jerry Springer show (her parents are proud). For over 25+ years she’s traveled country as a comedian, keynote speaker, and Master of Ceremonies. She’s shared her clean comedy with thousands of organizations, and her business tips with thousands of corporations and associations. She’s been onstage in front of everyone from the Mayo Clinic to several of the Federal Reserve Banks. Jan is also currently co-starring in the Baby Boomer Comedy Show, touring theatres with comedian Kent Rader, and she is also an excellent Master of Ceremonies! Jan is the author of two books “Finding the Funny Fast – How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers & Crowds,” and “Convention Comedian – Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs.” Her short stories can be heard on her popular podcast: “Comedian Stories: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes.” What’s in store every week? Monday – Friday – Jan offers a quick tip for managing work and personal life Saturday – a tip for Finding the Funny . . . Jan will help you find the funny in your life with a quick tip on using humor Sunday – It’s time to sit back and enjoy a minute of Jan’s clean comedy from her shows. Jan has shared her humor keynotes with groups such as… Mayo Clinic Abbott Pharmaceuticals Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals Kaiser-Permanente Davita Dialysis Centers Blue Cross Blue Shield National Council for Prescription Drug Companies Organization of Nurse Leaders Federal Reserve Banks BDO Accounting Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group Merrill Lynch American Institute of CPAs National League of Cities International Worker’s Compensation Fund LA County Management Association Social Security Administration Southern California Public Power Authority U.S. Air Force American Heart Associations Go Red For Women luncheons Speaking of Women’s Health International Association of Administrative Professionals Toyota Women’s Conference Women in Insurance and Financial Services Soroptimists Women in Film & Video Henry Ford Health Centers Women’s Event Breast cancer awareness School Business Officials associations School superintendent associations School boards associations State education associations Community college associations Head Start associations Texas adult protective services Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals International Association of Emergency Managers Disney Emergency Managers COPIC Salt Lake County Public Works and Municipal Services Disaster Recovery Conference Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health conference Mid Atlantic Safety conference and Chesapeake Regional Safety Council Risk associations American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Associations NIGP Public procurement associations Public purchasing associations correctional associations public utilities public personnel associations rural housing associations community action associations Health Information Management Associations Healthcare Financial Management Associations Hospitals Home Healthcare Associations Assisted Living Associations Medical Group Management Associations Healthcare Risk Associations Healthcare Quality Associations state emergency management associations insurance groups state education associations community college associations school administrators associations school nutrition associations principal associations library associations

prepare. respond. recover.

  • Publisher: Sitch Radio
  • Total Episodes: 12

Where safety and security meet. The prepare. respond. recover. podcast, in partnership with the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Expo (www.ndemevent.com) features impactful stories and real-world learnings from top business continuity, emergency management, and security professionals.Join host Todd De Voe as he and his guests discuss how to stay secure and resilient all while maintaining operational continuity and ensuring public safety in this ever-changing world.

Creative Responders

  • Publisher: Creative Recovery Network
  • Total Episodes: 13

A podcast that explores the power of the arts and creativity in disaster management, Creative Responders shares stories and conversations with artists, emergency management experts, creative leaders and impacted communities from around Australia as they prepare, respond and recover from natural disaster.

The KEMA Podcast

  • Publisher: Paul Falavolito
  • Total Episodes: 43

Join KEMA members Paul Falavolito, Amy Amer and random guests as they discuss current Emergency Management news from around Pennsylvania, the country, as well as current topics relating to the Keystone Emergency Management Association.

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