Ah, podcasts. It’s easier than ever to find, subscribe and listen to literally thousands of podcasts on every topic from news, arts, business, comedy, education, politics, sports, technology, music, health, spirituality, hobbies, and more.
Podcasts offer a powerful and [mostly] free way to stay in the know, grow personally and professionally, optimize your time, or totally escape for a bit.
Road trips are the perfect time to listen to a few podcasts. So whether you’re traveling cross country to see family or in the middle of a PCS, it’s a good idea to download a few shows for any long drive.
Here is our list of essential podcasts for productivity, business, and military life.
Productivity & Personal Growth Podcasts
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Panoply Network. Get it here.
5AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The 5 AM Miracle is a weekly podcast dedicated to dominating your day before breakfast. My goal is to help you bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy. Get it here.
The School of Self-Mastery
The School of Self-Mastery podcast is dedicated to helping listeners reach their highest potential by talking all things business, money, and life. I talk to guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not because they’re bathing in money, (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through successful habits. Monday through Friday you'll hear from top business and money minds sharing their valuable insights and we dive deep into their own personal success habits. This is the place where you come to master the person most responsible for your success...you. Get it here.
The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher
Jenna Kutcher hosts the live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses, so you can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way. Get it here.
Copyblogger FM is a weekly, short-form broadcast hosted by Sonia Simone. Each week, she and a cast of rotating experts analyze the week in content marketing, copywriting, email marketing, conversion optimization, mindset, and much more. Get it here.
Being boss is owning who you are and making things happen. Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon believe in building a business you love, making bank, and being unapologetically who you are 100% of the time. They have a combined experience and expertise in branding and coaching small online businesses to be more boss in work and life by focusing on "boss" mindsets, habits & routines, tools, tactics & strategies, blended with a little bit of hustle. And they interview other bosses such as Brene Brown, Marie Forleo, Ramit Sethi, Danielle LaPorte, Tara Gentile, and more! Get it here.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. Get it here.
Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Think Creative Collective share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Get it here.
BONUS: Local Favorite: Define Your Drive with Greg Strauch
Hosted by local entrepreneur, Greg Strauch, owner of CrossFit Unknown Element. Join Greg as he talks with Clovis-area business owners and wellness experts, to provide you will a healthy life and happy business. Get it here.
Recommended Episode: Episode 6-Edge Co-working owners Brooke Barnes & Jessica Johnson
Military Spouse Podcasts
NextGen MilSpouse’s Happy Hour
The Happy Hour is the official podcast of NextGenMilSpouse.com. The NextGen team offers a fresh and modern take on military life for today's Military Spouse. From navigating your career to surviving your next move, NextGen MilSpouse has you covered. They also feature news and current events brought to you by Military.com. Get it here.
Recommended episode: Episode 33: No Offense to Any Lindas Listening
Drop and Give Me 20
The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur. Get it here.
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