Top 5 Podcasts
Looking for good podcast recommendations? Want to stay motivated, inspired and entertained? Look no further. Here’s our list of top 5 podcasts to enjoy during social distancing and self-isolation.
1. How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR)
A business podcast, How I Built This interviews the founders of some of the most successful companies in the world. Through intelligent journalism and great storytelling, it weaves an engaging narrative of how these companies were built, the struggles they overcame and the journey it took to get to where they are today.
We really enjoy the way that Guy interviews his guests. He asks the right questions at the right time, leading to insightful answers that you won’t hear on other podcasts. With a back catalogue of over 200 episodes, How I Built This is the perfect podcast to get your teeth into. Perfect to extract the wisdom of some of the most successful business people on the planet.
2. The Indie Hackers Podcast
Created by Courtland Allen, the Indie Hackers community is one of the most engaged and active communities of online business builders you’ll find. An “Indie Hacker” is someone building a digital product or business without the help of external funding or capital. In the podcast episodes, Courtland interviews successful founders from within the community. The goal is to share their knowledge and experiences to help others grow their own online businesses.
The businesses and backgrounds of the guests are so diverse, that there is really something for everyone. The best part of Indie Hackers is that it’s not just a podcast, it’s a community. A resource of engaged individuals ready to help one another.
With a new episode every week, and 154 episodes already live, The Indie Hackers Podcast should keep you busy and entertained for a long time.
3. The Pitch
The Pitch takes you into the room as early-stage founders pitch their businesses to venture capital (VC) investors. Produced by Gimlet Media, The Pitch is the “Shark Tank” or “Dragon’s Den” of the podcast world. Inside the pitch room, you hear the entrepreneurs try to sell their idea and the live feedback and insights from seasoned VC investors.
A must listen for any entrepreneurs considering the VC route, or anyone interested in entrepreneurship and startups. The show is exceptionally well produced, creating an exciting and engaging listen with many nuggets of wisdom to be taken away.
There are 85 episode already published and a new one is released every couple of weeks.
4. Masters of Scale
Hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and general behemoth of business, Masters of Scale interviews prominent business leaders, charting their journey from zero to today. Through intelligent questions and discussions, Reid tests his own growth and business theories out on his guests. The outcome is an engaging podcast that provides an exceptional amount of value for anyone building their own business.
Each episode begins with a unique, entertaining story that sets the scene for one of Reid’s theories about scaling businesses. He then incorporates his guest into this story, and from there the episode develops as these theories are tested in relation to the guest’s business. The episodes end with the initial theory starting to make a lot of sense and the listener is left with a unique insight into a particular aspect of growing a business.
You can find 60+ episodes with guests that include Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Reed Hastings, Sara Blakely and many more.
5. What’s In The Water
“Saving the world through entrepreneurship”, this is the mission of co-hosts Walter Naeslund and Johan Åberg. On this podcast they interview some of Scandinavia’s most successful business & tech personalities. With guests from different backgrounds, specialising in varying fields, What’s in the Water provides a unique perspective on how it is possible to change the world for better, through business.
The episodes are set around the kitchen table, and consist of an informal chat style interview. Therefore, we discover the guest’s journey, learning about their background and ultimately how they grew their business, while also getting their take on “what’s in the water”, through discussions on current world affairs.
A series of 18 podcast episodes, What’s in the Water is an engaging and fresh look at how Scandinavian entrepreneurs are making a difference in the world.
We hope that you enjoy our top 5 podcasts for self-isolation and social distancing. Leave a comment below with your favourite podcasts and we’ll take a listen ourselves.
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