5 Life Changing Podcasts You NEED to Check Out to Build a Strong Linkedin Following!

I've listened to LOADS of business podcasts, and have found that many of them are...well...a snooze fest!

I'm all about challenging the status quo, so here are my top 5 favourite business podcaststhat you can listen to REGARDLESS of your industry, from leaders in the corporate world that are shaking things up!  


My Current Favourite Podcasts 


1. Unmistakable Creative

I just discovered Srinivas Rao and his podcast, but it has quickly become one of my favourites. Even though creative is in the title, this podcast is pretty inspiring for anybody in the business world that wants to take their skills to the next level.

Srinivas features all sorts of brilliant leaders and authors like Neil Pasricha (creator of 1000 Awesome Things and The Happiness Equation), Adam Grant (Wharton professor and author of "Originals"), John Corcohan (former Clinton administration staff writer), and so many more. I particularly recommend one of the recent episodes, "The Art of Strategic Gifting" with John Ruhlin, it's SUCH an interesting topic. 


2. The Tim Ferriss Show

If you want to listen to just one podcast from this list, I would recommend Tim's podcast, because he brings so much value to his audience. Tim is super candid and refreshingly authentic, and he seems so grounded, despite all of his accomplishments. 

Tim has interviewed so many inspiring personalities, from Ryan Holiday and Kevin Kelly (co-founder of Wired magazine), to Dr. Peter Diamandis (named one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders) and Arnold Schwarzenegger. His interviews with Tony Robbins are the best I've ever heard, in fact, I've replayed some of the episodes when I need a mental boost. 


3. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes 

Lewis has a great "Tony Robbins" -esque voice, and he comes across as an approachable, genuine guy. I've actually reached out to Lewis via email before for advice, and he's been super helpful mentoring me lately. Lewis got his start in the media world by building up his Linkedin platform, so to see how far he's come is inspiring in itself. Lewis interviews all sorts of awesome people, from artists and musicians, to Olympic athletes and humanitarians. Lewis is one of the best there is when it comes to getting interviewees to open up.

There are so many goodies, but I particularly enjoyed the episodes "John Maxwell on Leadership, Living Big and Choosing a Life That Matters" (http://lewishowes.com/podcast/john-maxwell), and "How to Write a Story That Never Gets Old with Phil Rosenthal" (http://lewishowes.com/podcast/phil-rosenthal


4. Cut the Crap Podcast

 I have to admit, that even though I was recommended this podcast by several coworkers, I wasn't a fan of the idea of "never reading a book again". But Ryan does a review with the recap, and I've personally found it super helpful to weed out the books that aren't worth your time. I was recently a guest on this podcast, so if you want to hear my podcast debut, go and subscribe!

Cut the Crap is a podcast where you can quickly consume the "golden nuggets" from popular business books without all the filler. Ryan Caligiuri is one of the most innovative marketers I've ever spoken to, his insight is mesmerizing. I loved Ryan's take on Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and Chip Heath and Dan Heath's "Made to Stick". 

Go and connect with Ryan on Linkedin, too! 


5. UnPodcast: Business Podcast for the Fed-Up  

This podcast is totally different than the ones I've already mentioned. Scott and Alison have such playful on air chemistry, making this the perfect podcast to start your day with a smile. They cover corporate mishaps, share advice for taking your customer service to the next level, and give kudos to companies that are on the top of their marketing game.

It's worth listening to just for their made up business word of the week, submitted by their audience.

Oh, and also, Scott is one of the nicest influencers out there, I credit him for changing my life when he sent me a huge box of content marketing books to help get me back on my feet, which is a big reason that I try to pay it forward as often as I can with my followers! 

Go support Scott and Alison, here

I'm always on the look out for new podcasts, so if you have a recommendation, or host a podcast, share the knowledge below! 

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