The podcasts I listen to are a bit of a mixed bunch, because I’m interested in a lot of different topics. Some of the podcasts are about productivity and business, some are about writing, and some I listen to just because I want to be more intelligent. I actually have 25 podcasts in my list, but I pick and choose what I listen to out of the episodes that are published. But these seven podcasts are the ones I will listen to at least every week, if not more often:
This is actually an ABC production, with the amazing Richard Fidler as the interviewer. This is one of the podcasts I listen to because I want to broaden my mind and make myself more intelligent. Some of people and stories that are showcased on this podcast are amazing, including uncovering Australia’s epidemic of gay hate crimes that happened in the 1980s, interviewing an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, and delving into the dark and violent origins of beloved fairy tales.
The interviews put out are prolific – there’s one every day – so I pick and choose, but I listen to at least one interview each week. If you want to broaden your mind, like me, then I highly recommend this podcast.
The Mentee Podcast
I have followed this podcast for nearly two years. The first season was the creator, Geoff Woods, deciding to upgrade the five people in his life, to get from employee to entrepreneur. He systematically targeted people and increased his network, ultimately leading to huge opportunities for him.
The second season is following Adam Eidson, who is a business owner, to scaling his business by using Geoff’s techniques of expanding his network and listening to mentors’ advice.
I am a member of Geoff Wood’s Inner Circle, and am committed to the philosophy that he propounds. Increasing your network in any area of your life that you want to improve is crucial, and the podcast also has lots of strategic and mindset tips and advice for business owners.
This podcast, which is Mia Freedman talking to various interesting people, gives me my weekly dose of feminine power and perspective. I don’t agree with everything that Mia believes, but this podcast also broadens my mind and makes me think, hopefully also making me more intelligent.
So You Want to Be A Writer
I listen to a couple of other writing podcasts, but most of the others are really about self-publishing and book marketing. This podcast is another Australian podcast, put together by the Australia’s Writers Centre. I have done an online course with the Australia Writers Centre before, and really enjoyed it, and the quality of the content is duplicated in this podcast.
The podcast format has changed recently, so that there are two episodes each week – a short one answering listener questions, and the longer traditional format with industry news and an author interview.
The content is not the only thing that keeps me coming back to this podcast every week – it is the personality of the hosts, Alison and Valerie. Alison is so dry, I find her so refreshing amongst all the other fluff that is out there. I highly recommend this, even if you don’t want to be a writer!
The Tim Ferriss Show
This is one of the first podcasts I started listening to, after I downloaded and listened to the Four Hour Work Week from Audible. It’s business, it’s productivity, it’s high performance, it’s strategy, and it’s life – long form interviewers with very interesting and diverse people. I began listening to this podcast because I was such a big fan of Tim Ferriss, but I have kept listening because this is another podcast that I think makes me more intelligent, and expands my mind.
Another Australian podcast, produced by a couple of wonderful Melbourne ladies who run successful businesses, and get to interview other successful business owners about all things business development. With a refreshing format, mainly because of the personalities of the hosts, this podcast consists of great conversations with great business minds, and plenty of strategic tips and tricks to apply.
Last but not least, is one of the health podcasts that I listen to. I don’t believe everything said on this podcast, either, but I have certainly applied some of the recommendations around improving health for high performers. I have implemented a few of the supplements recommended, as well as some of the sleep strategies, and the use of phones and screens. In terms of diet, I have adopted more organic sources, as well as eliminating low fat dairy from my diet. I have converted to ghee and olive oil exclusively for cooking and eliminated vegetable oils. I also cycle through the intermittent fasting a couple of times during the year. I think this podcast keeps me on the cusp of some important research in health, and keeps my mind open and questioning of the norm.