Are podcasts the new late-night TV? Probably not, but still. From hot technology trends, fresh entrepreneurial advice, to candid laughs with your favorite talk show host — chances are there’s an undiscovered podcast out there to match your needs and desire.
If you haven’t jumped on the podcast bandwagon just yet, check out these undeniably significant podcasts to see if they can do the trick. Watch out for these game changers in the podcasting world:
1. Start Up
StartUp is a documentary series educating you on how to start a business from the ground up, all whilst cracking jokes and relaying entertaining stories.
The show has been downloaded millions of times since its launch in 2014. It is imperative you start listening to it right now if you’re interested in starting or keeping a business.
Its first season has been adapted into an ABC sitcom called Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff. StartUp has won a Gracie Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
2. How to Be Amazing
How to be Amazing is a long-form, comprehensive, thoughtful interview show, hosted by comedian, author, and actor Michael Ian Black.
Every episode is standing roughly one hour long. During them, Black gets down to the nitty-gritty with some of today’s most provocative writers, entertainers, artists, innovative thinkers, and politicians. He creates humorous thought-provoking conversations that leap right into the intricate minds of some of the most influential voices of our generation.
Listen to episodes with Nate Silver, Tavi Gevinson, Naomi Klein and so many more.
3. The Tim Ferriss Show
One of the most popular business podcasts of all time, The Tim Ferriss Show is a must listen.
In this show, Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
4. 2 Dope Queens
Hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jon Stewart’s Jessica Williams, 2 dope queens is a timely and unequaled show touching on topics including race, discrimination, and LGBTQ rights.
Recently picked up by HBO, Williams, Robinson, and their various guests offer insightful commentary for anyone trying to understand the current political climate. Or what those who are affected by it are doing to combat it. Not without their share of comedy, however, 2 Dope Queens uses their sharp wit to comment on the society around them.
Including guests such as Tig Notaro, Jon Hamm, Hasan Minhaj, and obviously, so much more.
5. Lean Startup
Yes, the best seller is a podcast now.
Learn from top start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and startup experts. Every week, a new guest who is literally on fire is interviewed and shares fresh knowledge, insights and actionable advice from their own personal successes and failures.
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