Whether I’m preparing for my day, cleaning, driving, or exercising, I likely am listening to an audiobook or a podcast.
I love podcasts because they’re an easy way to consume information when you physically can’t read a book. I feel more productive when I can learn while doing routine daily tasks. Podcasts also help get my brain working and result in some pretty creative ideas.
It’s rare that I don’t listen to a podcast and end up with at least one content idea.”
I regularly am asked about my favorite podcasts. While the list changes as I try new things (some of which I keep, others I move on from), here are my favorite podcasts as of now.
Business Accelerator with Michael Hyatt & Megan Hyatt Miller
I’m a fan of Michael Hyatt’s from way back. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned about leadership, productivity, and life (See what I did there?) from Michael. His former podcast, This is Your Life, was the first podcast that I binged. I couldn’t wait for new episodes to come out.
Business Accelerator is Michael’s podcast with his daughter and business partner, Megan Hyatt Miller. I have to be honest, it’s not the same as Michael’s old-school life and business advice, but I still get something valuable from every episode I listen to. The podcast helps you grow yourself as a leader so you can grow your business. It’s great for anyone who is leading a team and wants to improve.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Who doesn’t want to be a little bit happier?
The thing I really love about Gretchen’s advice is that I know she’s a solid researcher because of her research and writing background. I think the expertise she’s developed in happiness through the years shines through in each episode.
Drawing from both scientific literature and personal anecdotes, Gretchen unpacks complex ideas in a way that’s easily digestible, engaging, and practical. I especially love her “Little Happier” episodes, which are just a few minutes long. They’re easy to listen to between stops when running errands.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield is my podcast bestie. I freakin’ love this woman and her podcast. I’ve listened to her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, for a while, but her Instagram presence has made me relate to her and enjoy her podcast even more.
The podcast covers a wide range of topics, from social media and email marketing strategies to content creation and course-launching techniques. Amy can really break down complicated concepts into actionable, easy-to-understand steps. And she knows her stuff! I’ve watched her build her brand and show what she can do.
Not only does Amy have great tips and guests who speak about online marketing, but she also provides supplemental cheat sheets for most topics. I love a handy dandy handout! More than that, I appreciate practical advice I can apply immediately to improve my brand. Amy provides that.
Ted Talks Daily
Listening to TED Talks is kinda a no-brainer, huh? Experts present all the topics in some of the most creative ways out there. Each episode is only about 20 minutes, so they get straight to the point and teach you quickly. The storytelling is fantastic too.
I don’t find every talk interesting, but I delete topics I don’t enjoy.
Of the topics listen to, I always come away feeling like I learned something. Many times I’m also inspired or get a content idea. You can’t ask for much more from a podcast.
The Copyblogger Podcast
If you’re a writer, aren’t you obligated to listen to The Copyblogger Podcast? I think so.
The podcast hosts, Tim Stoddart and Ethan Brooks, talk about what’s going on in the media industry and provide how-tos and advice on various types of writing.
As much as I love writing, speaking about it isn’t always sexy. I used to listen to a lot of podcasts about writing, but this one seems to be the only one I’ve kept over time. There has to be a reason for that.
The DigitalMarketer Podcast
The DigitalMarketer Podcast is a must-listen for anyone in digital marketing. Garrett Holmes and Jenna Snavely explore various marketing topics with expert guests.
Some of the show’s standout episodes are on topics like SEO, content marketing, and email marketing. There’s a little something for every marketer in this podcast.
The Goal Digger
Sometimes you need the timing to be right to really love something.
I heard about Jenna Kutcher’s podcast, Goal Digger, a while ago. I listened to a couple of episodes and just didn’t love it. Now I know that the timing just wasn’t right for me.
After listening to Jenna’s book, How Are You, Really?, and loving it, I decided to give her podcast another try.
Well, the timing must have been right for me because every episode was a fount of ideas and inspiration. Goal Digger quickly became one of my “must listen to” podcasts.
The Lazy Genius
Kendra’s podcast is one of my newest listens. She covers various topics from home organization and meal planning to handling stress and finding joy in the ordinary.
Life hacks? Yes, please!
Each episode follows a similar format — identifying a problem, discussing why it matters, and offering principles and practices to approach it. The structure makes it easy to apply the advice.
Not interested in the topic? It’s OK. Just skip that episode and find something that serves you in the season you’re in.
The Marie Forleo Podcast
Marie is the kind of woman you want to go to a party with because you know you’ll have a great time, but you also trust her to give you sound business advice. She’s your virtual bestie.
I also loved her book, Everything is Figureoutable. Because, honestly, I believe Marie’s mother’s advice to my core.
I know this may seem like a lot of podcasts (and maybe it is), but the great thing about podcasts is that you can just let them gather until you have time to listen. You also don’t have to listen to every episode by a single podcaster if the topic and summary don’t interest you.
I hope you found something here to add to your podcast list.