Rumor has it that Apple and major car manufacturers are talking about making podcasting the new “car radio.” Who knows, but there is no doubting that podcast popularity has grown over the years.
Personally I never used to listen to any as for reasons I cannot recall I had a poor perception of podcasts. I think I had visions of amateurs recording them directly into their phone while in the cellar bedroom of their mothers house.
These days I listen to hundreds of hours of podcasts every year, whenever I am walking alone, traveling on planes, bored in shopping malls, walking on a beach, in taxis, relaxing on the bed… pretty much anywhere.
The reason I do it is it programs my mind to be learning, to be thinking, to be aware of opportunities, to think differently, to understand other peoples points of view, to broaden my view and thinking overall.
If you are in business and I think you are then you need to make the time to listen to a podcast at least once a week, every week and get your brain moving, thinking and getting it excited!
According to the Pew Research Center at the end of 2014 there were more than 22,000 active podcasts. That number has probably doubled since then. The phenomenal growth in popularity makes it difficult to determine which podcasts we should listen to.
Here’s a list of The Top 10 Hottest Entrepreneurial Podcasts of 2016
The Top is like a 15-minute, daily, audio version of a monthly income report. Nathan Latka is the 25-year-old CEO at Heyo.com, which has over 10,000 monthly paying customers and $2.5 million in funding. Latka drills into guests in a fast-paced, numbers-driven podcast that leaves you with the income numbers top entrepreneurs generated last month and a clear plan to getting ahead of your competitors, on your way to the top.
Host John Lee Dumas brings on daily entrepreneurs and discusses their biggest failures, most rewarding successes, and what they’d do to start a business if they were stranded on a deserted island and had to start 100 percent from scratch. Pretty interesting scenario right?
A weekly podcast produced by Digital Marketer. The hosts share cutting-edge strategies on acquiring leads and sales for your business through paid traffic. They focus on getting your product, service, or message in front of your target audience. I really do love this podcast, the Digital Marketer team really are on the cutting edge and the best thing is they test everything. They even tell you about their screw-ups. Excellent show
Pat Flynn releases one episode each week focused on how to generate passive income to free up your time and energy. Pat’s been supporting his family 100 percent with passive income generated online, easily earning a six-figure salary while only working a few hours a week. Automation, outsourcing, and SEO are favorite topics you can find discussed on the show.
Amy takes a behind-the-scenes approach on her show and shares highly tactical strategies that she employs with her own team and on her own launches. She’s a best-selling author, and shows you exactly how to increase your lead generation strategies so you can launch and promote your new program, grow your list, and build your authority.
Tim is a self-experimenter and best-selling author, best known for the book The 4-Hour Workweek. In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas, digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. I do like this show and have listened to a great many of the episodes, however I do wish Tim would discover there are people outside the USA worth interviewing. It gets very stale that everyone on his show is American.
Darren Rowse is your host and his sole focus is helping you build a better blog. He mixes case studies and actionable challenges to help you create compelling content, find readers for your blog, and deepen engagement with readers. Darren has been blogging since 2002 and making a full-time living from his blogs for the past decade.
James is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books, including the recent WSJ best-seller, Choose Yourself. In his podcast, he tells life stories based on a plethora of experience — he went from dead broke, to advising a billion-dollar company, and has had eight exits for himself over his career.
In his mid-20s, host Andrew Warner built his company to $30 million in annual revenue with no outside funding. Mixergy is the resource he wishes he had had back then. This is great street-smart education for any entrepreneur. Mind you Andrew can be a bit too aggressive and often rubs me the wrong way, but ther eis a great deal to be learnt from his guests
Gary answers questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship. Anyone can try to get on the show using #askgaryvee on Twitter and Instagram. Each episode averages 20 minutes and a new one is posted once every three or four days. Gary loves himself and loves to hear his own voice, there is no doubt about that. His style can only be taken in small doses but the info is solid.
What other podcasts would you add to this list? Leave a comment for me below.