Are you a podcast nerd?
If you are, you are in good company. It’s no surprise that podcast consumption is growing, and at a rapid rate.
Data released earlier this year in the USA said Americans who are weekly podcast listeners spend an average of 5 hours and 7 minutes per week listening to podcasts! That same data said that podcast listeners are generally 18-34 years old and 56% of listeners are male.
Podcast listening is on the rise for both genders and all age groups – so if you aren’t listening to podcasts already, you are definitely missing out!
A couple of weeks ago I asked the universe (well…….. my Facebook and LinkedIn followers, isn’t that the same thing?) to tell me their favourite podcasts – which podcasts they enjoyed listening to or found the most helpful.
I have my own favourites I listen to regularly, on walks, making a coffee, sitting on the train, cooking dinner.
I wanted to see what else was catching other people’s attention.
The response was amazing; I received over 50 recommendations. You can check out all of them on my FaceBook page – click here. Thank you to everyone who responded and I have now added a few terrific ones to my own list. ️
There is some truly great information and fabulous conversations out there – and new podcasts are being added every day. But not every podcast is suitable for every person – we all have different tastes, right? But if you are looking for some podcast inspiration, here are just a few that I believe are worth checking out – and you can decide for yourself if they provide value for you. Here goes:
The Tim Ferris Show – American author, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed “human guinea pig”, and public speaker best known for ‘The 4 Hour Work Week’. His podcast covers topics ranging from personal and character development, to exercise routines, acting, venture capital and metaphysics.
The Brendon Show – Brendon Burchard is a personal development trainer and coach. Two episodes per week – one is tactical training on how to improve one area of your life, and the other is Brendon’s recap of his week’s adventures, service and lessons learned.
How I Built This with Guy Raz – weekly episode with a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.
Business Addicts – a couple of Australian women, Loren Bartley and Fiona Redding, who go into helpful practical “stuff” about business dos and dont’s.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of “The Happiness Project” and she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, whose related podcast is Happier in Hollywood.
Side Hustle School – with Chris Guillebeau is a daily show usually about 5 – 10 minutes with a different side hustle business profiled every day. I really enjoy listening to all the clever ideas people have. (These episodes are the perfect length to listen while you are under the shower!)
The Fizzle Show – 3 hosts: Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves and Steph Crowder who provide weekly insights for small business owners focusing on modern business essentials, self employment, marketing, productivity, selling things online, motivation, audience growth and work-life balance.
Entrepreneurs on Fire – one of my personal favs! American John Lee Dumas (JLD) has created a daily podcast Awarded ‘Best of iTunes‘. He chats with todays Entrepreneurs and his show notes are the best I have seen. If you want to listen to me being interviewed by JLD, click here.
AskJackD – Aussie Jack Delosa, founder of the Entourage education institution, hosts a sporadic and at the same time contain useful podcast around business, startups, entrepreneurship, and the importance of mindset, along with exclusive interviews with industry leaders and innovators.
Life Changing Question – A good friend suggested this one and Kevin Bees asks terrific questions of his guests. It’s compelling listening.
There you go! Hours of education and entertainment.
My own podcast “So You want to Start a Business” is pretty fantastic even if I do say so myself. If you are in startup mode, or a young business, and would like some tips tactics and strategies from others who’ve already been there (like John Lee Dumas, Kate Toon, Kelly Roach, Sharon Thurin, and many more) I’d recommend you tune in.
On latest count my podcast is being listened to in 63 countries around the world. Amazing don’t you think! Totally blows me away.
I hope you like the podcast suggestions, and I’d love to hear from you if you have any others you think I should add to my ever-growing list. As a podcast nerd, I’m definitely up for the challenge!
Thanks for reading this –
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Perhaps you’ve been wondering if you have what it takes? If your idea will work or even how much it actually costs to build a successful business?
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