A controversial statement but true nonetheless, not all business and career podcasts are made equal (fact). Lucky for you though, we’ve gone and found the juiciest of the lot so you can ease into your next career change, nail that work-life balance and kick-off that income-earning side hustle you’ve always dreamt about.
Here are all the best business podcasts you should be getting around now.
Brought to you by the award-winning podcasting company known as Gimlet (home to the podcast turned Amazon Prime TV show Homecoming), Start-Up is the no-frills documentary-style series worthy of a listen. It’s casually been downloaded tens of millions of times since it dropped back in 2014 and tales the truth about entrepreneurial life and shock, not every business starts off in some dingy garage and becomes scalable within a year.
Art Of The Hustle
Pulled together by the creative team behind iHeartRadio and WeWork, Art Of The Hustle goes down as one of the best business podcasts purely due to its epic storytelling and interviews. Designed to inspire entrepreneurs and fuel a little fire inside of you, this gem consists of casual interviews (driven by Jeff Rosenthal, co-founder of Summit) with the likes of Dave Free (co-president of Top Dawg Entertainment) and even the brains that gave the world one of the most successful subscription services, Dollar Shave Club.
You Need A Budget
Yes. You. Do. Now enter the podcast that will truly save your paycheck-to-paycheck life. You Need A Budget is no ordinary debt saver, it’s more so a weekly dose of money education meets entertainment. Episodes are short and sweet with some as short as two minutes and some stretching to almost half an hour. This one is the type of tool that genuinely won’t make you feel stressed out about starting a money plan either, our favourite ep is called Should You Start Over and will no doubt kickstart your new budget plan if yours has been falling through lately.
The Young Investors
Alongside any great career, is the know-how re: investing. And whether you action the tips from The Young Investors or are just listening to enjoy the ride and rack up all the knowledge, you’ll be well versed in knowing the value of investing, financial goals to achieve before you’re 25, ways to make money when the market falls and even how to grow an Instagram page from nada to 150,000 followers.
Safe For Work
Safe For Work is a Wondery podcast (yep, the same network that dropped Dirty John on your metaphorical listening doorstep) and an absolute must if you want to hack sticky situations in the workplace. We love this one because it’s all about helping you find balance and happiness in your career and topics span how to avoid burnout on the job and negotiating raises. You’ll also get to hear from absolute know-it-alls from the business world like host Liz Dolan (former head of marketing at Nike) and Wall Street’s Rico Gagliano.
Side Hustle School
If you’ve ever wanted to start a side hustle, well, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one. Side Hustle School is a daily podcast (eps hit around the 15-minute mark) for anyone keen to start an income-earning project around their nine to five. Each episode tales a different story of someone who has nailed the side hustle life and every that worked, all the challenges and what happened as a result.
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