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To be a successful entrepreneur and business owner today, you must be well-rounded in all facets of the business. Whether it’s sustainability, spirituality, mental health, physical health or finance, there are plenty of ways to learn and grow in the palm of your hands. It can feel overwhelming at times to find the best podcast that's tailored to your needs and cuts down on the fluff. Here’s a list of podcasts that are worth hitting the subscribe button.
How I Built This
How I Built This is a podcast about entrepreneurs, creators and innovators and the movements they have built. The host, Guy Raz, has interviewed more than 6,000 people, including Kelly Clarkson, Mark Cuban, Jimmy Carter, Mark Zuckerberg and many others. Guy Raz has hosted and co-created three NPR programs, TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. His shows are heard by more than 14 million people each month around the globe. Guy Raz was the first person in podcasting history to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts.
In one of the most popular episodes, Guy interviews the founder of the Athleisure line, Outdoor Voices. Guest Tyler Haney was a 24-year-old graduate from Parsons School of Design living in New York. One day while on a jog, she realized her workout outfits didn’t feel like they were made for her. Haney envisioned a line of athletic wear that would be comfortable and fashionable for the modern woman, thus Outdoor Voices was born.
With over 200 episodes, How I Built This topics can suit any interest, from tech to beauty to retail. Guy Raz weaves a narrative journey through each episode, giving the listener an inside perspective into the guest’s business model, practices, strengths and story.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a man of many talents. Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40.” He’s also an early-stage tech advisor and investor for Uber, Facebook, Spotify, Duolingo and more. He’s the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek. He has been named “the Oprah of audio” due to the wide reach and influence of The Tim Ferriss Show.
The Tim Ferriss Show features interviews with a wide range of innovators from different industries. The podcast’s focus is on daily routines and processes that are the key to high performing individuals’ day-to-day lives. In one of his most popular episodes, Ferriss interviews Debbie Millman — a writer, educator, artist and host of her own podcast, Design Matters, which is the world’s first and longest-running podcast about design. Millman has been named one of the most influential designers by Graphic Design USA.
Ferriss does a great job incorporating his followers, often using crowdsourced questions in interviews. He also places an emphasis on bringing on a wide range of guests so that every episode has a different key takeaway. Some episodes last an hour, and some even last three, regardless, Ferriss ensures that his guests talk openly and with substance to ensure that every listener takes away a valuable lesson.
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast is perfect for those who feel stuck in a rut. It encourages creativity, thinking outside of the box and getting unstuck. Host Srini Rao has conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. He’s the author of three books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Art of Being Unmistakable. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc, Business Insider and The Blaze.
One notable episode of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast features Simon Sinek. Sinek is the instigator of an idea that has changed the way businesses function, how people create art and how individuals live life. His mantra is that people don’t buy into what you do, they buy the “why.” This notion has become one of the fundamentals of the most successful organizations in the world.
Unlike books, you can listen to podcasts when you’re driving, cleaning up around the house or getting ready for the day. It’s a great way to continue to learn and challenge your mind even when you’re OOO! With so many resources available to continue professional and personal growth, it’s essential that entrepreneurs and business people alike are tuning into podcasts to challenge their own ideas and the ones of those around them.
You can stream any of these podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music.