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8 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Next Business Trip

View through front windshield of a car shows a man in a business suit with thoughtful expression on face as he listens to a business podcast, driving a car during daytime.

8 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Next Business Trip

Looking for a new podcast? From advice on overcoming challenges to simple marketing ideas, tune into one of these top 8 to pass the time on your next trip.

There’s a reason why 48 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. They turn a stressful commute into an entertaining and educational experience, they’re convenient, and they’re usually free.

If you want to learn new skills, improve sales tactics, or pick up a few self-improvement tips, then consider a subscription to one of these popular podcasts. You’ll get a jump on your competitors while making the most of every minute on the road.

Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

Learn from some of the biggest names in business by following Boss Files. CNN anchor Poppy Harlow interviews execs such as Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Salesforce chairman/CEO Marc Benioff, among others. Listen to in-depth conversations about how they built their empires and how they deal with challenges and approach opportunities.

Soulful PR with Janet Murray

When you’re busy running a business, it’s hard to find the time and the budget for executing a full-scale public relations campaign. UK-based PR maven Janet Murray helps time-crunched businesspeople promote their businesses more effectively through her twice-weekly podcast, Soulful PR.

Murray and guests provide simple, easy-to-execute marketing tips. Past episodes include “How to Attract More Traffic to Your Website,” “How to Create Multiple Streams of Income” and — something everyone wants to know — “How to Make More Money in Your Business.”

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How I Built This with Guy Raz

NPR editorial director Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies in his business podcast, How I Built This. Learn how Jimmy Wales went from running an internet search company to founding Wikipedia. Find out why Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal launched popular online eyeglasses company Warby Parker. Who will Raz interview next? Tune in.

High-Income Business Writing with Ed Gandia

You don’t have to run a copywriting business to learn from Ed Gandia’s popular podcast, High Income Business Writing. Solopreneurs of all stripes can make huge strides in their content marketing by listening to and following the advice of Gandia’s experts. Hot topics include how to generate leads, how to create winning sales copy, and how to get prospects to come to you.

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Self-Made Women with Corrie Jones

Social media consultant Corrie Jones hosts Self-Made Women, a podcast that provides an inspirational boost with each listen. In recent episodes, Chroma Stationery founder Gabi Cox discussed how to turn a side hustle into a business, while business coach Sophie French told listeners how to banish “can’t” from their vocabularies.

Success Talks

SUCCESS magazine hosts a popular podcast about its favorite subject. SUCCESS Talks features interviews with prominent business, creative, and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss, and Barbara Corcoran. The weekly podcast aims to nurture and develop the mind, body, and spirit. Each month features a different theme and includes tips to help you achieve your goals and catapult your career to new levels.

The Minimalists Podcast with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Do you feel like your life is too cluttered in more ways than one? Learn to let go of what you don’t need in your work and personal life with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus on The Minimalists Podcast. The one-word episode titles, such as “Happier” and “Purge,” will pique your interest, and their “minimal maxims” make for a memorable takeaway. Listen and live lean.

The Action Catalyst with Rory Vaden

Consultant Rory Vaden, a master of productivity and author of The New York Times best-seller “Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success​,” hosts The Action Catalyst, a weekly podcast to help you move forward. Interviews and lessons cover personal productivity, sales, and entrepreneurship, with action steps you can apply right away. Stop procrastinating and sign up.

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