Whether you listen to podcasts during your daily commute, at your desk or at home while cooking, they are the perfect way to learn something new in the midst of all your busyness. Here are seven motivating and inspiring podcasts that might actually change your life:
- The Tim Ferriss Show
Ferriss is the author of The 4-hour Work Week, a book about radical time-management skills. His top-rated podcast covers everything from self-motivation to daily rituals through to fitness. Along the way he interviews leading celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Norton to learn about the secrets of their success.
- Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert
In 2015, bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert released Big Magic, a book about how to move past fear and be more creative in everyday life. The accompanying podcast is full of the wisdom she obtained in her journey to success and also features contributions from famous creatives. Although it hasn’t been updated recently, it’s well worth listening to the archives.
- London Real
In 2011, successful banker Brian Rose walked away from his lucrative career to start a podcast and video series interviewing the world’s most interesting people. Since then, he has chatted to some of the brightest and most inspiring individuals from around the globe to learn what makes them tick. Now at over 300 episodes and counting, his podcast is a library of wisdom and inspiration.
- Under the Skin with Russell Brand
In this fascinating series, Russell Brand interviews various leading experts in their fields. From Brian Cox to Adam Curtis, you will learn about cutting-edge concepts from philosophy, politics and science. If you usually associate the flamboyant comedian with over-the-top behaviour, this podcast reveals a softer, more reflective side to him.
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin
As the name suggests, bestselling self-help author Gretchin Rubin’s podcast is all about how to be happier. Her podcast is entertainingly diverse and includes lessons from Harry Potter and Dolly Parton discussing the difference between a wish and a dream.
Marketing maven Seth Godin’s new podcast looks at various aspects of our culture in a totally new way. Each episode challenges a different idea — be it ‘status’, ‘genius’ or ‘perfectionism’ — examining it afresh. Akimbo is an ancient word meaning to ‘bend’ and with this podcast, Godin aims to bend our minds and show us ways in which our culture can be changed for the better.
- The Tony Robbins Podcast
The one and the only. Tony Robbins is the undisputed master of peak performance coaching and has spent forty years figuring out what makes high achievers tick. His podcast features inspiring interviews with a range of leading business innovators, entrepreneurs and money masters.