Grease, Gears, and Great Insights: Essential Reliability and Maintenance Podcasts and YouTube Channels

Elizabeth Ruiz

Posted 4/24/2024

Enjoy this list* of manufacturing, facilities management, engineering, and reliability and maintenance podcasts and YouTube channels to catch up on the latest trends and review tried-and-true concepts. 

* Keep in mind that not all podcasts or channels listed are currently creating content. Even if they aren’t currently active, they all offer great free information to revisit or discover for the first time. Many podcasts also have YouTube Channels. The link provided may not be the only way to access the resource. 

110 Reliability and Maintenance Podcasts

10 in 10

Accendo Reliability Webinar Series

AM Radio Podcast

Additive Snack

Advanced Manufacturing Now

Association for Manufacturing Technology AMT Tech Trends

Asset Champion Podcast

Being an Engineer

BLUEPRINT for Responsible Manufacturing



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“All things CMMS, Computerized Maintenance Management Software, including guidance on CMMS selection and use, best practices, industry experts, system providers, and more. This podcast is for you if you’re considering or looking for a CMMS, want to know more about facilities and maintenance management systems, need to improve how you use your current CMMS, need ideas on better user adoption strategies, or are considering making a change to a new CMMS – You know, a lift-and-shift. We’ll bring in experts to help guide us along the way. We’re here to help you have a successful CMMS journey.”

Check them out on YouTube and LinkedIn

Comparesoft Maintenance Management Podcasts

Conquering Chaos: A Show for Manufacturing Leaders

Dare to Know: Interviews with Quality and Reliability Thought Leaders

EECO Asks Why Podcast

Efficiency and Reliability Audio Case Studies

Efficient Plant

Engineering Reimagined

Fire Forged Leader

Fluke Reliability Radio

FM Forward

Forever Forward – Facility Management & Maintenance Podcast

Future of Manufacturing – Deloitte

Future Proof Operations: Exploring Digital Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Automation

Gear Talk

reliability and maintenance podcast Gear Talk
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Published by Noria. “Welcome to Gear Talk, the podcast that connects maintenance & reliability professionals with reliable information, insights, and experts, enabling them to accomplish their goals more effectively, efficiently and enthusiastically. Join Wes Cash each month as he talks shop with industry experts, thought leaders, and the folks in the trenches keeping industry moving.”

See more of Gear Talk on their YouTube and connect with them on Noria’s LinkedIn

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Six Sigma

Great British Manufacturing Podcast

High Reliability – Myth or Possibility? In Machines We Trust – MIT Technology Review

Industrial Talk with Scott Mackenzie

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“Industrial Talk is about the future and why we do what we do. We talk to the trailblazers, outside-the-boxthinkers who impact not just present-day industry processes, but instead map out the future with unique vision and extraordinary courage in order to change the world. We also travel the globe to interview innovators in industry, from petro-chemical manufacturing and oilfield site visits to leaders in education and training.”

Watch Scott’s YouTube videos and follow Industrial Talk on LinkedIn.

IndustrialSage (also on YouTube)

Industry 4.0 Ready – Deloitte

Inspiring Innovation: Leaders in Manufacturing

Jeremy Frank – Industrial Transformation

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Published by KCF Technologies. “Stories of failure and success from the front lines of American manufacturing.”

“KCF Technologies exists to drive sustainability, safety, and competitiveness for our partners and their communities by solving the world’s machine health problems. Our team empowers industry to eradicate downtime, waste, and injuries with KCF’s Comprehensive Machine Health Platform. We combine condition monitoring data with shop floor insights and maintenance practices to paint a complete picture of the factory environment. Failure is engineered out of the processes using KCF’s proprietary machine health optimization solution — made up of hardware, software, and services. Our impact on industry has prevented over $4B in unplanned downtime since 2018.”

See podcast videos on YouTube. Follow KCF Technologies on LinkedIn.

Lean Smarts Podcast

Machinist Therapy Hotline

Maintenance Disrupted

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“Maintenance Disrupted is an original podcast in which Blair Fraser, co-founder, and former wrench turner, turned technology evangelist and Steven Dobie, born and raised in heavy industry and is known for his ground-up approach for getting projects done, sets out to cut through the whirlwind of noise around the people and technologies fueling reliability and maintenance.”

Follow Maintenance Disrupted on LinkedIn.

Maintenance Mavericks Podcast – Upkeep

MAINSTREAM Community – Reliability Hero

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“From humble beginnings in 1996 as a gathering place for Maintenance Managers selecting their first CMMS, Mainstream has become a special, spirited and thriving community of Asset, Reliability and Maintenance people. Hosted by Andrew Daddo, the Reliability Hero podcast is brought to you by the MAINSTREAM Community. We’ll have conversations with maintenance and reliability practitioners. Whether you take Iron Ore out the ground; keep Power plants running; or fix Airplanes, Trains, Conveyor Belts or Turbines – few things excite YOU more than making equipment and machines do more than they were ever designed to do – faster, safer, longer, and more efficiently. Let’s just say that YOU keeping economies moving!” Make sure to check out this reliability and maintenance podcast.

Connect with the MAINSTREAM Community on LinkedIn.

Make it Right

Making Chips Podcast

Management Perspectives: Executive Insights into the Future of Smart Manufacturing – Rockwell Automation

Manufacturing 365

Manufacturing Excellence

Manufacturing Explained

Manufacturing Happy Hour

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“Welcome to Manufacturing Happy Hour, the podcast where we get real about the latest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers. Hosted by industry veteran Chris Luecke, each week, we interview makers, founders, and other manufacturing leaders that are at the top of their game and give you the tools, tactics, and strategies you need to take your career and your business to the next level. We go beyond the buzzwords and dissect real-life applications and success stories so that you can tackle your biggest manufacturing challenges and turn them into profitable opportunities.”

Watch videos on their YouTube channel and reach out on LinkedIn.

Manufacturing Hub

Manufacturing in Mexico Podcast

Manufacturing Insights

Manufacturing Leaders

Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturing MeetUp – NEW!

Manufacturing News Network

Manufacturing Talk Radio

Manufacturing Talks – Jim Vinoski

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“There are millions of cool stories in manufacturing. Your host, Jim Vinoski, helps share them by talking to the people who are making them happen. Manufacturing is where the rubber meets the road. There’s no hiding. You’re either making good products people will buy for enough to keep you in business, or you’re not. Meet the amazing folks who thrive in that survival-of-the-fittest world.”

Subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow on LinkedIn.

Manufacturing Tech Australia

Manufacturing the Future

Manufacturing Tomorrow – The Ohio State University

Manufacturing Unscripted

Mark Graban’s Lean Blog

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“Mark Graban’s channel and website includes podcast episodes, educational videos, speaking clips and talks, webinars, and more. Mark is the author of the Shingo-Award winning book “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement.” Mark is also a co-author, with Joe Swartz, of “Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements” (also a Shingo recipient) and “The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen.” His most recent book is “Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More.” He is also the creator and editor of the anthology book “Practicing Lean.” Mark also blogs and podcasts at He serves as a consultant to organizations through his company, Constancy, Inc, and also through the firm Value Capture. He is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He has focused on healthcare improvement since 2005, after starting his career in industry at General Motors, Dell, and Honeywell.”

Check out the many resources on YouTube and Mark’s website

Mindfulness Manufacturing

MRPeasy Manufacturing Podcast

MTDCNC Podcast – Manufacturing Technology

Next Generation Manufacturing Ngen Canada

Plant Services Podcast

Practical Reliability

Predictive Maintenance – IREM: From the Front Lines

Reliability – It Matters!

Reliability Boombox

Reliability Gang Podcast

Reliability Leader with Adam Bahret

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“Companies that incorporate design for reliability in engineering and business practices are market leaders. If you’re not fully embracing a reliability culture, you’ll struggle to compete against organizations that do. A podcast about how leaders make organizations that create reliable technology.”

Learn more about Adam’s reliability and maintenance podcast on his website and LinkedIn profile

Reliability Matters

ReliabilityWeb Radio

Rob’s Reliability Tip of the Day

Rooted in Reliability – Accendo

Service Evolution

Shop Matters

Site Reliability Executive (SRE) Audio Series

Society of Women Engineers – Diverse: A SWE Podcast Pioneering Inclusive Change in STEM

Speaking of Reliability – Accendo

Sustainability in Manufacturing with Jason Hutt


Talking Manufacturing

Talks with TW

The 4.0 Solutions Podcast

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“Walker Reynolds & Zack Scriven share knowledge and insights on Industry 4.0, IIoT, and Digital Transformation in this podcast from 4.0 Solutions. Support this podcast by checking out our Free / Paid courses at

Learn more about 4.0 Solutions on their website and LinkedIn.

The Art of Manufacturing

The Automation Podcast

The Digital Factory

The Gunn Show – MTDCNC

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Published by MTDCNC. “Take a look around you. Do you see anything that wasn’t created by engineering and manufacturing? Chances are pretty slim to find something that isn’t. The Gunn Show hosted by MTDCNC’s Tony Gunn will dive into the people pushing the buttons on the machines, the creative minds behind everyday items and leaders within the manufacturing industry to discuss what makes the world.”

Find out more about MTDCNC on LinkedIn and their website.

The Heart of Reliability with Nancy Regan

The Industry 4.0 Podcast

The Job Shop Show Podcast

The Manufacturers’ Network

The Manufacturing Come Up – Elite Automation

The Manufacturing Culture Podcast

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“Create a workplace where passion, efficiency, and innovation are not just buzzwords.

The Manufacturing Culture Podcast is a great way to learn about company culture in the manufacturing industry! Every week, Jim Mayer interviews a different leader in the manufacturing industry, and they explore where the culture was, where it is now, and where they want to get it. Ultimately, they share three initiatives that have increased their organization’s culture. This podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about improving company culture in their organization!” 

Check out their YouTube channel and follow on LinkedIn.

The Manufacturing Executive

The Manufacturing Report – Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Stream Podcast

The Modern Facilities Management Podcast

The New Warehouse

The Process Excellence Network

The Robot Industry Podcast

The Sound of Automation Podcast

The Voice of Smart Digital Manufacturing – Siemens

The Voices of Manufacturing

Today in Manufacturing –

Women in Manufacturing – Annex Business Media

WiM Hear Her Story

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“On each episode of Hear Her Story, we sit down with incredible women from different roles and niche industries within manufacturing. Join us to learn from their unique expertise and to hear about the experiences that have shaped their careers. Hear what drives the women who make the WiM community vibrant and strong and leave inspired by their journey and their advice for other women in manufacturing.”

You can catch this pod on their YouTube channel among others. Connect on LinkedIn to see what’s new!

Workplace Innovator Podcast

Zen and the Art of Manufacturing

25 Reliability and Maintenance YouTube Channels

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Core Engineering

CQE Academy

Engineering Gone Wild

Engineering Training Academy


“IDCON’s Reliability and Maintenance Management channel is an educational channel that introduces you to IDCON’s method of consulting and training for industry around the work management processes that improve overall production reliability.”

Unplanned and unscheduled maintenance work results in low-quality repairs (and increased safety risks). Low-quality repairs lead to re-work and a reactive environment.

Your maintenance is spiraling out of control, and you are left wondering, “why does this keep happening?”

We call this the “circle of despair.” 

The good news is with the right approach, you can break that cycle. If you’re ready to get your maintenance under control, then give us a call to see what you can do. We would love to show you how.

Learn more about reliability and maintenance trainingConnect on LinkedIn.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers – ImechE


Limble CMMS

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“An easy-to-use maintenance management software that allows you to create, update, track, and complete all maintenance tasks with less guesswork and fewer mistakes. 

  • Eliminate 100% of paper off your desk with our mobile app  
  • Prioritize Work Orders and increase productivity by 41% with task scheduling 
  • Reduce equipment downtime by 37% with preventive maintenance  
  • Reduce Part Spend by 29% with spare parts inventory  
  • Increase Asset Lifespan by 23% with world class EAM 

Focus on what matters most and streamline your maintenance operations with Limble.”



PdMA Corporation

PdMA reliability and maintenance podcast about electric motor testing
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“PdMA Corporation is an industry leader in the field of predictive maintenance (PdM) and condition monitoring, globally offering electric motor testing instruments. Our products and services are utilized by a wide variety of industries such as: manufacturing, utilities, field servicing, aerospace, petro/chemical, pulp and paper, steel/service, mining, automotive, etc. The company has over 30 years of experience in the predictive maintenance industry.”

Find out more online. Connect with PdMA on LinkedIn.

Practical Engineering

Practical Machinist

Real Engineering

Reliability Maintenance Solutions Ltd.


Ricky Smith, CMRP

Smart Manufacturing Engineering (SME) Media

Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

Structured Change

The Engineering Mindset

Total Resource Management

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“Total Resource Management is a leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management solutions, renowned for its expertise in implementing IBM Maximo and SAP technologies. With a focus on Digital & Operational Excellence for Asset Management, Total Resource Management offers a comprehensive suite of services, including reliability and maintenance consulting and predictive maintenance technology.”

Learn more about TRM on their website. Connect with them on LinkedIn.


Zenco Vibration Analysis

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“I have over 30 years of experience in machinery vibration analysis. I have trained and certified 1000’s of people worldwide. Courses are available in English and Spanish, on-site and live virtual online. Half the price of Mobius Institute. 3D animations and videos make learning easy! Quizzes and practice questions make sure you are prepared for the exam.” – Alan Friedman

Visit Zenco’s website and interact with them on LinkedIn! Zenco offers vibration training and certification on-site or online. Mentoring and Program Audits ISO 18436-2 Cat 1, 2, 3.

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Born to Engineer – Top Engineering Podcasts

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