The Top 5 Podcasts I’m Listening To

I have to say I’m late to the party when it comes to Podcasts. Honestly it took my boyfriend having his own, for me to explore the great land of Podcastia. (PS – Check out  I’m on a couple of the shows).

1.       How I Built This

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for 30 years, you know most of the companies featured on this show. What I absolutely love is the first person account of the process including the inspiration, failures, and internal anchors each entrepreneur relied on. Rather than thinking “these guys are special,” you can actually walk away with applicable lessons learned. I look forward to every week when this comes out.

2.       A Well-Designed Business

So I’m not an interior designer, but this podcast covers way more than the industry basics. From Facebook advertising to your internal struggles with pricing and knowing your worth, each show can be useful to any industry – and the host is from New Jersey!

3.       The Ask Gary Vee Podcast

Continuing on the New Jersey host theme – Gary Vaynerchuk is my spirit animal. Shout out to Hunterdon County! If you don’t like cursing, this one isn’t for you. His in your face language and advice gets right to the heart of the matter. He calls out imposters looking to get rich quick or seem like they are on social media and support the every day business owner as they navigate the new tech landscape. There’s content every day, so you’ll never get bored.

4.       The Side Hustle School

I have to say I was initially turned off by this show. The host’s tone was so flat and Pacific Northwest (sorry Seattle and Portland friends!). Once I got past my initial bias, I got in a groove of listening to these 5-9 minute episode. Chris walks you through the business basics of an original side hustle and then gives his take on what principles work for the business. I love him way more when he goes off script! The coolest thing is I heard about my friend’s business – District Karaoke on one of the shoes. This is great for people looking for quick content digestion.

5.       The Moth

I love this podcast for true escapism. If you’re on a long car ride, load several episodes up and go for a ride. You can’t help but get transported into each storyteller’s life. Each story is 5-15 minutes long and will at a minimum make you think and at a maximum make you ready to make social change.  If you ever have the chance, check out a live show at Howard Theater.