Podcasts have emerged as one of the most popular past times in recent years. In June 2018, Apple revealed that Apple Podcasts was currently hosting more than 550,000 active shows — a number that has undoubtedly grown even more since then.
From comedy to music to true crime, there’s no shortage of genres in the podcasting world. If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, though — and be entertained at the same time — check out these 8 hot career podcasts we’re loving right now.
1. The School of Greatness
This is an exciting and motivational podcast that puts a big emphasis on the importance of hustle. The School of Greatness highlights well-known, inspirational figures discussing true stories that relate to anyone and everyone.
2. Freakonomics Radio
Inspired by the book of the same name, this podcast helps you understand things in new and smarter ways. The great balance of disruptive topics, economics, and the witty charm of the host Stephen Dubner makes this podcast both inspiring and easy to listen to. [SUBSCRIBE]
3. The Accidental Creative
It isn’t hard to understand why we ignore the parts of ourselves that we feel less confident about. Avoidance can sometimes be effective, but this podcast highlights the areas that can be improved upon through various mediums. This podcast offers a bonus with downloadable content to help you put into practice everything you learn. [SUBSCRIBE]
4. Up First
This is an NPR podcast that is great to listen to before work. In a digestible, simple way, you will have a run-through of all of the day’s events that will prepare you for any quick chats in the office with your colleagues. This is an effective way to stay up to date on current events. [SUBSCRIBE]
5. The James Altucher Show
James Altucher is a former hedge fund manager who is also a bestselling author. His interviews on the podcast are honest, refreshing, and real and include leaders like Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Austin Kleon. Every episode is full of hard questions and wisdom. [SUBSCRIBE]
6. The Brendon Show
This podcast is sure to give you a boost or an attitude adjustment, if needed. Host Brendon Burchard discusses the things that make us feel alive. This is a great podcast to listen to on Monday mornings to get pumped up for the week ahead. [SUBSCRIBE]
7. Tara Brach
If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, listening to Tara Brach’s podcast can help you relieve some of the tension and relax. Her meditations and talks can help you breathe and become centered so that you can focus. Tara will help you be present wherever you are. [SUBSCRIBE]
8. Lead to Win
Michael Hyatt, a former publishing house CEO, uses this podcast to give tips and advice for sustained achievement vs. short-term wins. His topics range from personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence. [SUBSCRIBE]
Listen to any of these podcasts and you’ll undoubtedly love them as much as we do. Take a break and gain some unique insight that will help you in your career and personal life.