Podcasts have exploded over recent years. Statistics show that there are more than one million podcasts with more than 30 million total episodes. In terms of listeners, 55 percent of the U.S. population has listened to a podcast (based on January statistics, 37 percent had listened in the last month and 24 percent on a weekly basis).
Along with categories like comedy, true crime and sports, business podcasts are in-demand and plenty of well-known authors, journalists and entrepreneurs host their own shows. Listening to podcasts are effective tools for learning, so the next time you’re looking for something to listen to, try one of these popular podcasts.
- Brown Ambition
A “weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth on your own terms,” Brown Ambition is hosted by finance/business editor and reporter Mandi Woodruff and financial educator and bestselling author Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. In addition to a conversation about their lives/a specific topic, part of the show includes answering listener questions, which have covered inclusivity at work, giving a two-week’s notice, financial scams, saving while building a business and more. Take a look at brownambitionpodcast.com.
- How I Built This with Guy Raz
Hosted and co-created by NPR’s Guy Raz, How I Built This is “a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists and their stories about the movements they built.” Guests have included Spanx’s Sarah Blakely (#1, rerun #44, #187) Ben & Jerry’s founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (#67); Blake Mycoskie of TOMS (#39, rerun #142) and more. The show has been running since 2016, has more than 200 episodes and is heard by more than 14 million people around the world each month. A book, written by Raz and based on the podcast, is scheduled to be released in September. Raz also co-created the podcasts Wow in the World and the TED Radio Hour. For more on Guy Raz, visit guyraz.com.
- Social Pros Podcast
Convince & Convert’s Jay Baer and Salesforce’s Adam Brown host one of the world’s most popular marketing podcasts, the Social Pros Podcast, about “real people doing real work in social media.” Hear insights from social media strategists from some of the world’s biggest brands as well as discussions of current trends and ideas in the industry. One of the most-listened to episodes is with Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and legendary business-builder (who also has his own major podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience). Check out the Social Pros Podcast at convinceandconvert.com/podcasts/shows/social-pros-podcast.
- The Tim Ferriss Show
Author Tim Ferriss might be best known for his book, The Four-Hour WorkWeek, but his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, is also extremely successful. With more than 500 million episodes downloaded, it was the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads and has been ranked as the top business on Apple Podcasts on many occasions. On each episode, Ferriss talks with “world class performers from eclectic areas” to “extract tactics, tools and routines you can use.” Some popular episodes have featured guests such as Neil deGrasse Tyson (#389), Jocko Willnick (#107, #187, #395) and Cheryl Strayed (#231). If you enjoy this podcast, try Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, also hosted by Ferriss. See more from Tim Ferriss at tim.blog.
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