Podcasting is growing at a much faster rate than when it was originally introduced back in the 1980’s, to the point we now have a whole International Podcast day to celebrate.
What we know as podcasting today was known back then as “audioblogging” in a similar fashion to loading audio onto a USB drive, Radio Computing Services (RCS) were used to provide music and talk-related software to radio stations in a digital format aka the first “podcasts”.
As time went on, the internet came alive and the first online radio shows followed shortly after.
By the 2000’s, Apple released the iPod and gave new wings to the industry.
Today, there are thousands of providers, platforms and networks that have been born thanks to this method of storytelling.
While I’m excited to see what the future of podcasting will be, for now here are a few that I enjoy on a regular basis when it comes to leveling up, learning from others mistakes, and expanding my field of vision.
Your First Million by Arland Hamilton
Your First Million by Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital is a behind-the-scenes podcast that gives insights and lessons on how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads, or find your first million customers.
Arlan is one inspiring human. In 4 years, she was able to go literally from being homeless to managing one of the most admired venture capital firms.
Akimbo by Seth Godin
Akimbo by Seth Godin is podcast about our culture and about how we can change it.
It encourages us to look beyond just seeing what’s happening and focus more on choosing to do something.
As an author of over 16 books on aspects of marketing, advertising, business venturing and leadership, Seth Godin’s archives alone are worth poking through.
ZigZag by Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant
ZigZag is a podcast where founders Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant share their struggles on building an ethically-minded company all while investigating how other founders and creators are resisting the “winners take all” mindset of Silicon Valley.
There’s a new movement to chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life and these two ladies are certainly putting a spotlight on it.
I Hope the Day Has a Good You! by John-Erik Moseler
John-Erik Moseler in the I Hope the Day Has a Good You! podcast shares short but sweet takeaways that include success principles collected over 22+ years in the areas of business, leadership and most importantly, being a dad.
Definitely one of my favorite podcasts to throw on when I only have a minute or two in-between things that I don’t want to go to waste.
Hack the Entrepreneur by Jon Nastor
Hack the Entrepreneur by Jon Nastor is a podcast for people who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business.
A straight to the point, no fluff or filler podcast that delivers value beyond what’s expected.
The GaryVee Audio Experience
When it comes to creating valuable content at scale, Gary Vaynerchuck and Team Gary V are a great example.
This podcast is a mix of Gary Vaynerchuk’s #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing, business, and what’s trending in social.
Leveraging Gary’s document over create content model, The GaryVee Audio Experience provides is a treasure chest of value and insights.
Listener warning: If you’re a parent or explicit language isn’t your deal, you may be better off sticking to reading the quotes that are posted online!
I hope this list has given you a chance to learn something new and perhaps even find a new podcast that you can enjoy on your journey always upward!