January 19, 2017
It’s official. I’m on a total Podcast kick.
This time last year the amount of Podcasts I had ever listened to added up to a big sad zero.
Somehow though, and luckily, since then I’ve become obsessed with podcasts. I listen to them while at home working, while on the road driving (they’re the very best car and road trip buddies), while on walks around the neighborhood, while getting ready. Pretty much whenever I can.
While I know many of my friends listen to entertaining podcasts (what was that one murder mystery thing one that everyone was obsessed with?), I can’t get enough of more business type shows from some of my favorite business owners themselves. If you’re at all interested in creativity, business, marketing or just being a total badass, then read on for my most recent favorite podcasts:
OHHH these two crazy ladies! There is no one like them. No one.
Hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, the Being Boss podcast is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs with a no-bullshit approach. Their motto is “Do the work. Be the boss.”
Can it get any more clear than that?
These two have the best chemistry and friendship that I’ve ever witnessed (okay, whatever, listened to). Every single episode is entertaining and chock full of actionable inspiration. It’s a fluff free zone and I LOVE IT.
My recent favorite episodes are:
Best of Being Boss – Start here if you want to get a good introduction to these two.
Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk – Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator talks all about our inner creative bullies. She’s the bomb.
Money Mindset – I’m a fairly confident ladaaaayyy when it comes to money and discussing all that it entails. This live style episode was super interesting to me.
Food Freedom Forever – Health is something that has always been important to me. This episode features Melissa Hartwig, the founder of Whole30, and is an easy and enjoyable listen.
You really can’t go wrong with any episode though, in my opinion. Head over to the Being Boss podcast website and get your learn and listen on.
Y’all know Jenna Kutcher, right? Right?!
Okay if you don’t then you need to climb out of that entrepreneur cave of yours that is oh-so cozy and head over to the Goal Digger Podcast ASAP.
I love this girl. Like, I feel like she is my best friend. And so do a thousand other boss ladies. Which means she’s doing something right.
Jenna is a popular and successful (by all means – hers, yours, mine, theirs) wedding photographer, artist, and educator. She’s been able to craft a space for herself in the wildly competitive wedding photography industry and then go on to expand her business into so many other avenues: from a watercolor shop to a whoooolllee biz of educating and teaching.
She recently launched the Goal Digger Podcast: “The live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses, so you can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.” And it’s a freaking hit.
So far, with only 12 episodes under her belt, she’s already covered: email marketing, the power of sharing your grief, her heart & soul, and she even hosted a live coaching call, which there will be more of (and you can apply to be coached, too!).
So basically, Jenna Kutcher is just the best.
Go subscribe to her podcast and meet your new bff. Except she’s MY bff.
Fine, I guess I’ll share her.
The Lively Show is really the first podcast I tuned in to on a regular basis early last year.
Hosted by, you guessed it, Jess Lively, this podcast covers a multitude of good-for-the-soul type of conversations and ideas. Inc. named her podcast “the #1 podcast that all female entrepreneurs should listen to.” And while I totes agree, I think you should listen whether you’re a female boss lady or not.
Jess is all about honesty, vulnerability and intentional living, which pretty much means we all need her podcast in our lives.
Try listening to these episodes as a good starting point:
What Knowing Feels Like – Facing a bit of uncertainty in your life right now? Listen to this episode.
The Law of Attraction – You know the law of attraction is a powerful thing, right? Press ‘play’ on this one the next time you need to change your mindset.
Elizabeth Gilbert on Curiosity, Self-Compassion, & Creativity – If you know me at all then you know I REALLY LOVE Elizabeth Gilbert. This episode was a game changer for me. Get curious and stay curious, y’all.
The Fem show is hosted by Mariah Coz and Megan Minns, two fun and intelligent ladies who are both familiar and successful with the world of online courses.
This podcast is primarily aimed at those that are interested in creating some form of an online course or online business. They regularly interview other entrepreneurs who have found success within the online course community, which I love. It’s fun to hear from so many different individuals and business owners who are all kickin’ butt online in their own way. If you’re at all interested in the world of online/digital work then I highly suggest giving this podcast a listen.
My favorite episodes are:
What Makes a Successful Course – An interview type session with the founder of Teachable (the online course hosting website), this episode is entertaining and informative.
How to Host a Profitable Facebook Group – Caitlin Bacher, the sassy queen of schooling digital business owners, talks with the ladies about how to use Facebook to your business advantage.
Who Is Going to Buy My Course? – This was the very first podcast episode and is a great introductory episode if you’re thinking about or at all interested in creating your own course.
Alriiiiight and those are my current favorite podcasts. Let me know which one you enjoy the most AND if you have any favorites or must-listen-to podcasts of your own, share the knowledge in the comments below!
Until next time,
Allie, this list is BOMB! I’m so amazed by how many you’ve gathered. It’s been awhile since I was into a good podcast, so stoked to have a fresh list! What platform do you use to listen through? Do you use an app, or do you just search the podcast and use whatever it streams through? (Maybe if I click the link, I would know.)
I listened to a podcast last Fall when I was starting Moxie Space, called Start-up. Have you heard of it? The first season was so cool. You get to follow along as the founder of a podcast company gets that company started!
Thanks for sharing!