Listening to podcasts is a great way to get the inspiration and energy you need as an entrepreneur. So which podcasts should you listen to? We’ve made a list of 5 great podcasts to answer the question.

1. Revelations of an Entrepreneur

Junior Ogunyemi, a best-selling author and coach, challenges the misconceptions of entrepreneurship and reveals the secrets to growing a business. Listen to the trailer here to determine if this is the podcast that gives you right inspiration.

2. Eat Sleep Work Repeat

This podcast is an initiative of Bruce Daisley, former Vice President of Twitter Europe. In ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’, he talks to scientists and other experts to discover ways to make work better. One of the recent episodes we found particularly interesting, is the one titled ‘What’s the value of an office?’. You can listen to it here or listen to other episodes.

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The growing popularity of podcasts

Podcast have grown rapidly in popularity over the last 2 years. In February 2018, there were just 500,000 active podcasts. As of January 2020, there are 850,000 active podcasts and more than 30 million podcast episodes!

3. You Exec

If you’re too busy to read or finish the books you’ve started reading, then You Exec is the podcast for you. During each episode, which takes about 30 minutes, You Exec highlights the best insights from top business and self-improvement literature. The podcast summarises a new book each week, so there are lots of books to listen to, right here.

4. 80,000 Hours

“You have 80,000 hours in your career. How can you best use them to help solve the world’s most pressing problems?” This is how 80,000 Hours summarises itself. Each episode, which can be up to three hours long, delves into subjects like metacognition, rogue AI, climate change, COVID19, and the paralysis argument. Visit 80000hours.org to listen to the episodes that most appeal to you.

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Why listen to podcasts?

Nearly 3 out every 4 podcast consumers say they enjoy tuning in to podcasts to learn new things and do so on a monthly basis. Podcasts are also a form of entertainment and a source of news and inspiration for listeners.

5. How I Built This

Listen to this series of podcasts if you want to hear Guy Raz, one of the most popular podcasters in history according to the New York Times, dive into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. ‘How I Built This’ weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built. Among our favourites are the episodes with John Zimmer (co-founder of Lyft), Mike Radenbaugh (founder of Rad Power Bikes) and Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb. Go here to listen to ‘How I Built This’.

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