The Top 5 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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Podcasts are a uniquely 21st-century creation. Podcasts cover a wide variety of topics from business, to self-help; basically any topic you can think of. Besides offering entertainment in our daily lives, there is a lot of great information you can take away from podcasts. In this article, we will list the top podcasts that focus on business.

1. TED Talks Business

“Ted Talks” have become wildly popular over the past few years. Standard “Ted Talks” typically feature a single speaker on an empty stage sharing their personal stories or talking about interesting topics. “Ted Talks Business,” is a podcast that branches off of that same general idea, but features more business-centered subject matters. Speakers include popular business innovators, entrepreneurs, and business researchers. These speakers share their experiences in business, tools and tricks and life lessons they have picked up along the way. Access all of the “Ted Talks Business” podcasts here.

2. Side Hustle School

“Side Hustle School,” is a podcast that was created by New York Times Best-Selling author, Chris Guillebeau. This podcast features Chris sharing ideas to inspire your next business venture, whether it be a full-time career or a business you operate on the side for some extra money. He also shares the stories of entrepreneurs and their success stories. Guillebeau writes, “If you’re trying to make a big change, a hustle can help you build a foundation to move on to something else. If you love your day job, that’s great too—the hustle will provide a creative outlet and a backup plan.” You can learn all about Chris’ “Side Hustle School” and listen to the podcasts here.

3. One on One Interviews

This podcast was created by Small Business Trends, a website that specializes in business. In this weekly podcast, hosted by Brent Leary, executives and business professionals for many well-known companies are interviewed and share the stories of their journey and the mechanics of their business. Guests include Amazon executives, former professional athletes, and so many others. You can follow the podcast and read more about these interviews here.

4. This is Your Life

Popular mentor and motivational speaker, Michael Hyatt, has created a weekly podcast that specializes in creating success in all facets of your life. “The goal is to help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence,” says Hyatt. Podcast topics range from leadership, sticking to New Year’s resolutions, achieving your personal goals and more. One reviewer writes, “I find Michael Hyatt’s simply explained, down to earth advice to be of a bite-sized nature…small changes in leadership style, approach, mindfulness that can culminate in large and meaningful improvements to improve my work and my life.” You can learn all about Michael’s lifestyle coaching methods and follow his blogs and podcast here.

5. Planet Money

“Planet Money” was created by NPR (National Public Radio.) This podcast combines business and economics in an entertaining and interesting way. This podcast strives to provide that, “meeting your friend’s for drinks and conversation” vibe, but with factual and educational information plugged in. You can find all of the most recent episodes of “Planet Money,” here

Podcasts offer us a new and exciting way to learn and grow in our personal and professional lives. Besides offering entertainment during our busy lives, these podcasts strive to provide and create value in our lives and present opportunities to inspire and make a positive change.

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