Podcasts are an easy and effective way to learn more about practically any subject you want. Interested in murder mysteries? There’s a podcast for that. Interested in all things entertainment? There’s plenty of podcasts for that too. As mentioned in our article, “6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Downtime,” podcasts are a great way to improve yourself. To help you get started, we’ve listed some of the best podcasts to improve your career and your mindset.
We are lucky enough to be paired with one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the business world. Hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings guide you through the breakdown of many popular business models and trends in finance within the fields of entertainment and sports. They also share stories from entrepreneurs that are sure to inspire. If you’re looking to take on the life of an entrepreneur, this podcast is a great place to start.
Host Jenny Blake will help you open your eyes to look for opportunities in places you may have never expected. Based on her book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, Blake brings her audience in on conversations between herself and other professionals on the best tools and methods for bringing yourself success. If you’re a fan of thinking outside the box, or maybe you struggle to do just that, Blake and her friends can help give you the push you’ve been looking for.
Having a side hustle is a great way to bring in extra income if you have the drive. We even outlined some of our own suggestions here. But if you’re looking for more ideas to get you started, you have to check out this podcast hosted by Chris Guillebeau. With new episodes every day, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs who took their success into their own hands and created side projects or businesses that brought them to the next level.
Put out by Bloomberg Opinion columnist, Barry Ritholtz, this podcast will provide any entrepreneur with useful insight on who’s shaping the market and how they did it. Learn all you’ll need to know about investing and business straight from the mouths of those who have already mastered it (see how the name pulls in there?).
Our favorite thing about this podcast is how real it is. As much as we all love our jobs, some days can be filled with crazy clients, ridiculous interactions, and challenge after challenge. Hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano talk with experts on how to overcome each of these things at work while balancing your own happiness. They even go over how to properly “call out sick.” (But we would totally never do that, in case anyone ever asks.)
If you’ve ever been interested in starting your own business, we highly recommend you give this podcast a listen to. Seasons one and two follow the beginning of two companies and their journey towards success, but season three focuses on a new business every episode. We’ve found that one of the best ways to learn is to listen to those with the experience.
7. Being Boss
When picking a career, everyone always tells you to pick something you’ll love, right? Well, hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon focus on exactly that. This podcast will help you turn your interests and passions into your next big project or side hustle. Any entrepreneur or freelancer should definitely tune in to this podcast.
John Lee Dumas hosts this award-winning podcast series where he interviews entrepreneurs that are at the peak of their careers. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business, this is the podcast for you. And there’s plenty of episodes, so you’ll never run out of new material to listen to.
This podcast covers a lot of different topics. Hosted by Lewis Howes, whose story is both touching and inspiring, he tackles everything from relationships, family, business, and more. He talks to celebrities and professionals to provide you with insight and tips on how to get to where they are.
10. Lead to Win
If you find yourself in a leadership position and want some extra guidance, you’ll enjoy Lead to Win. It doesn’t only teach you about how to best lead your team or rise to this position, it can also teach you how to juggle being a leader while having a healthy and happy personal life. Even the best of us can use some extra help sometimes.
As the name suggests, this podcast hosted by Jared LaVergne focuses on improving client relationships, return on investment, and customer acquisition costs for anyone running an independent business or service by conversing with professionals who have done just that. Bringing in experts from all industries, LaVergne seeks to help his audience learn more about what it actually takes to find success in the business world.
Having dropped out of college and the world of big corporate business, Angie Lee was able to build herself up using her wit and determination to become a keynote speaker, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur. Geared towards helping women make a difference in the workforce, Lee will tell it like it is while still keeping a positive attitude.
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die” – George R.R. Martin
13. Business Wars
Much like Game of Thrones, the world of business is a ruthless one where no one is safe. Business Wars will give listeners an inside look to what makes companies and their leaders tick. Follow along to see how these entrepreneurs rose to the top or found their own downfall.
14. Business Casual
It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? That seems to be the motto of Business Casual: a podcast that sits down with some of the top names in business to ask them questions any of us might want to ask all while enjoying a nice cold drink. Unlike other podcasts, this one takes an informal approach that is both refreshing and personal. Feel free to sit back and drink a cold one when tuning in.
Ever considered the benefits of blogging for your business or as a side hustle? You’ll want to tune into this podcast that explores how to build a successful business with the help of a blog. He not only shares some of his best tips and tricks, but he also interviews leaders of many successful online businesses.
Podcasts offer a lot in ways of entertainment, but they offer even more as a means to learn useful information. Although we’ve laid out quite a few podcasts worth listening to here, there’s so many more out there for you to explore. Have any other podcasts you love listening to? Drop some names in the comments section that we should listen to!