Podcasts can be quite insightful and fascinating with interviews, interesting hosts, meaningful advice for the everyday workplace and inspiration for achieving your very best in work and life. It’s the kind of listening that can make your day better and motivate you to learn and try new things. Sample some of these great shows to explore more informative and entertaining listening.
1. WorkLife with Adam Grant
WorkLife features interviews with some of the most prominent movers and shakers in the business world and is hosted by an organizational psychologist who specializes in helping people to work better, smarter and healthier. Or as he puts it, “I study how to make work not suck.” Episodes focus on unusual workplaces, from the International Space Station to professional basketball teams to the writers’ room at a late-night comedy show. The results are compelling and surprisingly relevant to the far more prosaic workplaces most of us inhabit.
2. Rise and Grind with Daymond John
Daymond John is the charismatic and surprisingly easygoing host of Rise and Grind, which take its title from his book of the same name. In his working life, he’s the hard-charging founder of the FUBU clothing brand. He’s known for his killer work ethic, so he brings a uniquely informed point of view to conversations with similarly successful guests. Those interviews can take surprising twists and turns, though, and they have much more to offer than standard management-culture boilerplate.
3. The Tim Ferriss Show
Often cited as the gold standard of business podcasts, and one of the most popular entries in Apple’s podcast library from any genre, the Tim Ferriss Show is all about extracting tips, tactics and techniques people can use for greater success in everyday life from discussions with an eclectic cast of high-performing people. The star-studded guest list has included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Thiel, Malcolm Gladwell and hundreds more..