What Podcast Are You Listening To?

Jan 30, 2019 | Misc, Your Community

The first time I ever listened to a podcast I had decided to drive by myself from New York City to Vermont for a ski weekend. At the time, Serial was probably the most talked about podcast, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and found myself completely entranced during the lonely, but now, entertaining drive.

Fast forward to the present, where my work days are jam-packed, and I’m doing all I can to just find time to keep my coffee cup full, much less listen to a podcast. But, as a professional, I’ve learned that making time for yourself—to learn something, or be entertained, or gain another perspective—ultimately helps you in business and in life and podcast are an audio library at our fingertips that make it simple to do when your time is spread thin.

Now, most podcasts I listen to are focused on business, entrepreneurship, marketing or self. It’s become my little moment of therapy and education and mentorship without ever leaving my house (or treadmill which is where I listen to most podcasts-the ultimate multitasker).

Once I got in to podcasts, I started using them as a way to start a conversation and conferences, with colleagues and friends. Not only do they get people talking, but they give a quick glimpse in to someone’s interests and personality. As a hiring manager, I feel (personal opinion) that those who listen to podcasts are curious, interested in learning, and often think bigger picture.

“What is your favorite podcast?” is now a go-to question when I’m interviewing job candidates and it has proven to provide a wealth of information about someone in a non-threatening way.

The Kayo Team got in to a good conversation about podcasts and as such, we decided to jot down our favorites. We’d love to hear what yours are too, so leave them in the comments for us and we’ll feature them in our next podcast post.


  1. How I Built This

Dive into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. A narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and the movements they built.  

Good for: Inspiration, motivation, entrepreneurs


  1. Ted Talks

With a goal of spreading great ideas, Ted Talks brings us short, Influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, tech and creativity.

Good for: Short attention spans or small windows of time, gaining knowledge on just about everything


  1. StoryBrand

The Building a StoryBrand Podcast is as entertaining as it is informative. Journey with Donald Miller and his co-host JJ Peterson explore all things business by interviewing fascinating guests while doling out marketing wisdom.

Good for: Marketing 101, writer’s block, business advice, leadership tips


  1. StarTalk Radio

The StarTalk podcast network bridges the intersection between science, pop culture and comedy with clarity, humor and passion. A good way to learn how things work, living in space and all things science with a spin.

Good for: Thinking big, New perspectives, departing from your day-to-day conversation


  1. Wharton Business Radio

Podcasting the best business and management knowledge for your career success from Business Radio Power by the Wharton School. Topics include everything from climate change to real estate to U.S. financial markets.

Good for: Finding real insights that will likely apply to your actual industry, job or future


  1. Whole Life Challenge

Brought to you by the Whole Life Challenge, this is a show about raising the bar, improving your life, transforming your health, fitness, and well-being, and shattering the status quo. Guests are people who have found the inner strength and confidence to lead from the front, to stand out, be different, and to truly make a difference in the world of health, fitness, and well-being.  

Good for: A new spin on business, health and wellness inspiration


  1. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations

I mean, it’s Oprah, so she doesn’t need much of an introduction. Hear her personal selections of interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Good for: Days that you don’t want to think to hard and get some feel-good soup for the soul


  1.  Freakonomics

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.