Podcasts are slowly gaining traction in terms of delivering relevant and entertaining content to all kinds of audiences. From entertainment, movies, films, and music to legal issues, societal discourse, health and wellness, and general information, podcasts cater to a wide array of topics in and out of popular culture. Podcasts feature people and issues that pique the interest of many. With their comfortable and straightforward approach to facts, podcasts offer volumes of information and let you think deeper about the discussion even after listening to it. Here are Top 15 podcasts that deserve to grace everyone’s ears and gain attention:
1. David Chen; Pandanomics
Pandanomics is the inimitable podcast crested and hosted by corporate entrepreneur and investor David Chen. The podcast delves into the nuanced intricacies of the business world and how to achieve success and happiness through your life and work. David shares his vast experience to advise listeners on how to further their business opportunities. He has had such guests like Domee Shi, Academy award winning director for Disney/Pixar’s “Bao”; businessman, influencer, and entrepreneur David Meltzer; to Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer/artist Clinton Sparks.
David has over 10 years of experience with a big 4 firm. He created and developed the Chinese Services Group for Deloitte Mexico. In 2010, David and his team were recognized by the Global Deloitte firm and won the prestigious Standards of Excellence Award for a $1 billion USD merger. At the age of 34, David was one of the youngest partners at Deloitte, and worked on over 500 transactions with Fortune 500 companies.
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3. Joe Rogan; The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan is an American comedian and renowned television host. He is the host of The Joe Rogan Experience, a free audio and video podcast that tackles an array of pressing topics and current issues. Rogan interviews some of the most prominent names in the industry, and he’s been doing this since 2009. The Joe Rogan Experience is notorious for bringing into the limelight key personalities of the US. Some of which include political candidates, figures, athletes, scientists, filmmakers, etc.
4. Coco O’Connor; More Than Enough
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, it’s never enough? Singer-Songwriter Coco O’Connor shares her daily insights and inspirations to encourage you that you are, in fact, “More Than Enough.” If you are looking for a little faith and a little grace, this podcast is for you. As an artist, her songs have been on The Craig Ferguson Show, PBS, The History Channel, and National Geographic, and her latest release, When I Was Your World, is now available via a special offer autographed and for free (just covering shipping and handling) at her website.
Myles Biggs has been the host of “Relish The Journey” since 2018 and has released nearly 200 episodes to-date. The podcast highlights deep reflection as a powerful element of personal and professional growth, asking every guest to “describe their life in three words.” Previous guests of the show include winners of TV Shows like Chopped and Shark Tank, former NFL players, best-selling authors, and ordinary people with extraordinary stories to share. Myles had made sure the show does not neatly fit into a specific genre because life doesn’t work that way. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
The podcast discusses how education and sales philosophy fit within the fitness industry. Find out what some of the biggest fitness influencers’ philosophies are when it comes to driving their fitness business and brand. Each episode of Rep It Up reveals what it takes to be successful from a business perspective as it relates to both big box gyms and studio boutiques. With the climate of fitness changing everyday, it is important to have a skill set that matches. It is not about taking the easy way out but rather taking the position in business as that of an athlete. Practicing and owning your craft to be a leader and to realize you and your team’s full potential. Join award-winning trainer, Kory Angelin, as he delivers his take on the fitness industry.
Gary Fowler has 30+ years of leadership experience including a $1.35 billion dollar exit and a successful Nasdaq IPO. He has founded 15 companies. Under his leadership, Yva.ai was named one of the Top 10 AI HR Tech companies. Gary was recently named one of the top 10 Most Influential AI Executives. He is a writer at Forbes, and he is the host of the hottest show on the tech scene that is taking the internet by storm: GSD presents, Silicon Valley AI, and Tech. It features guests who are on the leading edge of technology, such as Guy Kawasaki.
8. Jay Fantom; The Story Box
Jarred or Jay, as most people call him, is a persistent and passionate 24-year-old entrepreneur, award-winning filmmaker, speaker, and writer who works incredibly hard at being the best, authentic, honest, loving, kind, and excellent version of himself daily. Jay is the founder and host of The Story Box and over the last 9 months, Jay has had the privilege of unboxing the stories of over 270+ high-profile, world-class leaders from every field imaginable. Some names include Grant Cardone, Les Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, Joel McHale, Trent Shelton, Gerard Adams, Gabby Reece, Rich Froning, Byron Katie, Dean Graziosi, Patrick Bet-David, and many more.
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Unlocking Us by Brene Brown aims to make every episode a wholesome experience for listeners. The #1 New York Times best-selling author is adept at discussing how to heal from pains and make an impact on the world. Brown explores the humanity behind universal struggles and explains ideas from “stories, experiences, books, films, and music, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.”
Dr. Brene Brown is also well-known for her TED talks—with her “Power of Vulnerability” as one of the top five most TED talks in the world. Dr. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and two children.
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10. Amy Jo Martin; Why Not Now?
Amy Jo Martin helps people do difficult things. She guides them down the black diamond slopes of business and life. She’s the author of the New York Times best-selling book Renegades Write the Rules and host of the Why Not Now? Podcast. Amy Jo created this podcast to help Renegades navigate from idea to action by asking themselves “Why not now?”
Each episode, you’ll hear from Amy Jo herself and guests like Mark Cuban, Jessica Alba, Tony Robbins, Glennon Doyle and more. You’ll learn the tangible, tactical steps they took to go from idea to action.
11. Gary Veynerchuck; The GaryVee Audio Experience
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Gary Veynerchuck is one of the best in the commercial world. He’s the genius behind the Vayner Group of companies, VaynerX, VaynerMedia, and VaynerSports. Veynerchuck works with Fortune 100 companies through his 360-degree communications holding company, VaynerX.
In his podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience, Veynerchuck talks all-out on topics related to marketing, business, and other strategies that would help anyone succeed. The #AskGaryVee is one of the most listened to episodes of Veynerchuck’s podcast. The GaryVee Audio Experience has also been named Global Top 100 iTunes Podcast and among the most sought-after podcasts today.
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The Tony Robbins Podcast is for anyone who wishes to live an extraordinary life. As a #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins teaches listeners how to become successful in business, life, health, relationship, and finances. The American business mogul is best known for his business empire, seminars and self-help books, most notably Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within. Whether looking for advice on how to manage the finances of a business, or how to win in love and life, Tony Robbins is sure to deliver. The Tony Robbins Podcast is popular among businessmen and women, dreamers, and visionaries.
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13. Dax Shepard; The Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard has a great inclination to the ‘messiness of humans.’ He loves to explore the unique stories of people, dissect each one of them, and discuss it with his listeners in his podcast The Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard. Without any data collections or ‘laboratory work,’ Shepard attempts to discover the truth like a scientist in the 16th century, armchair expert style.
The American actor, writer, and director created the podcast 2 years ago and has since produced 200+ episodes. The Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard was nominated at People’s Choice Award for Favorite Pop Podcast in 2019 and 2020, and by Shorty Award for Best Podcast in 2019.
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Bodies is a hot topic among podcasters and listeners in the US. The feminist documentary-style podcast, hosted by Allison Behringer, begins with a medical mystery. It follows the stories of select individuals (specifically women and marginalized genders) in the process of answering their medical mysteries. The progression of the podcast is backed by scientific facts and interesting conceptualization that takes listeners on a journey with each episode. Allison received several accolades for the success of her podcast. Bodies became one of Bello Collective’s 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018 and it received other recognition from Elle, The Irish Times, The Guardian, etc.
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Esther Perel takes on the most intimate and personal issues that challenge relationships in the modern time. As a renowned and distinguished therapist and love expert, Esther answers and dissects some of the most complicated predicaments of several relationships. This season she’s tackling issues related to “open marriage, racism inside an extended family, coming out in a religious home, and chronic infidelity, among other delicate dynamics.” Where Should We Begin? creates a safe space for couples to share their thoughts and find a way around the roadblocks that hamper their happiness.