15 Podcasts That Will Change Your 2018

Podcasts have seen a major surge in popularity these past few years, which can make finding a great “listen” a little tricky. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of our favorite podcasts for a variety of interests.

No matter what type of listening experience you’re looking for- whether it’s something to make you laugh, give you financial tips, SaaS strategy, or teach you random facts (featured below), there’s most certainly a podcast out there for you. 

Here is a list of the best podcasts for a superior 2018 – ranging from business, finance, life tips, and general entertainment. 

  1. The Gary Vee Audio Experience

Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck is an author, expert, and business guru. He provides advice and strategies on marketing and business, keynote speeches, highlights from his DAILYVEE video series, interviews, fireside chats, and his own current thoughts on anything life and entrepreneurial related. 

  1. Startup

StartUp is one of 10 shows produced by podcasting company Gimlet Media. Hosted by Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet (former producer of the podcast This American Life) and joined by Lisa Chow, this podcast tells the story of how Alex Blumberg, CEO of Gimlet founded the company and the obstacles he learned to navigate along the way. It addresses all the issues of starting a company- from choosing a name to balancing work and family life. We also recommend the podcast Crimetown, produced by Gimlet, which is a show that investigates the culture of crime in different American cities.    

  1. Entrepreneur On Fire 

Host John Lee Dumas interviews the most inspiring entrepreneurs 7-days a week. An award-winning podcast featuring over 1800 interviews, you’ll hear the journey of each guest, from their worst entrepreneurial moment to their “ah-ha” moment. Learn actionable ideas that can transform your life and business, and be inspired by every-day people who face the same struggles building a company.

  1. Tony Robbins 

If you’ve ever listened to anything featuring Tony Robbins, you know he is a no-frills, inspiring, hard truth type of person. Being a life and business specialist, his saying “why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?” certainly resonates in all his episodes. He’s helped over 50 million people create real and lasting change in their business, relationships, health, and finances. In this podcast you’ll hear proven strategies and tactics as well as profound interviews with experts around the globe- we guarantee you haven’t heard these strategies before.

  1. The Tim Ferris Show 

The Tim Ferris Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes and the first business podcast to surpass 100,000,000 downloads. Angel investor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss interviews world-class performers from all different areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This show is known for its extremely open, raw, and honest interviews. Former guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Whitney Cummings and many more.

  1. Marketing School

Marketing School brings you 10 minutes of actionable marketing advice every day. The show is hosted by Neil Patel and Eric Siu, experts in digital marketing. It’s a great podcast for any marketer to listen to in the morning before work for advice and inspiration.

  1. School of greatness

The School of Greatness is one of the most popular business and self-development podcasts on iTunes, with over 1,000,000 downloads per month. Host Lewis Howes is an NYT bestselling author, entrepreneur, and former pro athlete. School of Greatness will inspire you to go after your dreams through interviews with some of the most brilliant minds in business, athletics, health, relationships, and entertainment.

  1. The Smart Passive Income 

As a top-ranked and award-winning podcast, Pat Flynn reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and marketing tips to get you ahead. Flynn’s podcast really circles around the idea of creating more wealth and freedom for yourself, as well as actionable advice on how to work smart, and cut down your hours dramatically while increasing income.

  1. The Bottom Line 

Learn from the companies who have succeeded and those who haven’t. Hosted by Evan Davis, this podcast has guests at the top of the top related to the business world that discusses how companies are advancing in social progress and those who are not.

  1. Marketing Over Coffee 

Described as the intersection of marketing and technology, Marketing Over Coffee is true to their word and actually hosted in a coffee shop every Wednesday. Christopher Penn and John Wall discuss the newest marketing trends happening – search, analytics, website design, social, PR, etc. By covering a broad range of topics related to current events, it’s a great way to learn how your business can keep up with changes and strategies to improve sales.

  1. SaaStr 

SaaStr is the largest SaaS community in the world. Their podcast, hosted by Harry Stebbings, reaches over 50,000 a week and features interviews with the best SaaS founders, CEOs, VCs, and CPs to uncover their tips and strategies to achieving success in the extremely competitive world of SaaS.

  1. 99 Percent Invisible

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the process and power of unnoticed design and architecture that shape our world. With over 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. Learn about anything from the Gruen Effect, the inflatable men you so often see outside car dealerships, and the art of the Cul de Sac.

  1. Stuff You Should Know 

Charles Bryant co-hosts the Stuff You Should Know podcast, where he educates the public about common things and how they work. Learn about anything from the impact of Baby Boomers to how the Voynich Manuscript works.

  1. 10% HAPPIER 

10% Happier is hosted by NYT Bestseller and ABC News anchor Dan Harris, who wrote the book 10% happier. Dan Harris interviews people about how they practice mindfulness in their life- but fear not, this podcast is for anyone, whether you are a seasoned meditator or don’t practice at all. His humor, wit, and skepticism permeate all his advice, inspiration, and strategies. One great aspect of this show is that he caters his mindfulness to the everyday modern challenges we all face.

  1. Bulletproof Radio 

Host and tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey distills the knowledge of world-class MD’s, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, mediation experts, and over $1M spent on personal self-experiments. He teaches you how to take control and improve your body, mind, and biochemistry so they work in sync and allow you to be the best “bulletproof” version of yourself.

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