My Favorite Podcasts
Podcasts are an amazing resource of useful discussion, insight, and knowledge. Here is a listing of some of my favorite podcasts.
Eric's Top 10 Favorite Podcasts for 2021
Every Tuesday and Friday, New York Times columnist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Hosts: Kara Swisher, Scott Galloway
The Jordan Harbinger Show
The Jordan Harbinger Show is where self-motivated people, just like you, dig deep into the untapped wisdom of the world’s top performers -- from legendary creators to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth to help you demystify what they do and how they do it. You’ll learn new strategies, perspectives, and tactics you won’t find anywhere else, then take these valuable insights into your own life and live what you listen.
Host: Jordan Harbinger
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Host: Michael Barbaro
You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.
Host: Adam Grant
Mike Up In Your Business
Formerly, Entrepreneurship Elevated, Mike Up In Your Business is a show for entrepreneurs who want to increase their profits. And since when did talking about money need to be boring?! The Profit First Podcast gets serious about money by having the most fun possible.
Hosts: Mike Michalowicz
The Tim Ferris Show
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
* The only reason this didn't get 5 stars is because sometimes the episodes are very long, over 2 hours. That's a big commitment of time for the listener.
Host: Tim Ferris
The Tony Robbins Podcast
“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?” Tony Robbins, the #1 Life and Business Strategist, has helped over 50 million people from 100 countries create real and lasting change in their lives. In this podcast, he shares proven strategies and tactics so you, too, can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health and finances. In addition to excerpts from his signature events and other exclusive, never-before-released audio content, Tony and his team also conduct deeply insightful interviews with the most prominent masterminds and experts on the global stage.
* Tony is the man and I love his podcasts. I've dinged the rating a bit simply because there have been fewer shows recently. But when a new episode comes out, it's usually very good.
Host: Tony Robbins
A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.
* While The Daily tends to drill deep into a specific topic for each episode, Start Here is more a daily summary of the news and covers multiple topics. It's a good way to start the day.
Host: Brad Mielke
Masters of Scale
The best startup advice from Silicon Valley & beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories & strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks.
* Reid knows his stuff and has many interesting conversations about business and start-ups. Sometimes it's a bit too Silicon Valley focused but there are always great takeaways for businesses.
Host: Reid Hoffman
Ten Percent Happier
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.
* Dan has a great podcast and he's a terrific interviewer who's not afraid to share his own journey. The focus of the podcast is meditation and sometimes it's too in the weeds for me but I check it each week for guests of interest.
Host: Dan Harris
The Virtual CMO
The Virtual CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) podcast is designed for marketing professionals at SMB's (small and midsize companies) who are looking for strategies to grow their businesses. Hosted by Eric Dickmann, Founder of The Five Echelon Group, we focus on what it takes to build an overall strategy and how to execute successful marketing plans. The show features interviews with marketers and industry veterans who share their real-world experiences in running campaigns. We discuss marketing automation tools and talk to the vendors about how their tools can improve marketing effectiveness. We talk with freelancers and agencies to learn how their services can help scale your team. And, we highlight real-world examples of marketing done right...and wrong. Join us each week for this lively conversation about marketing strategy.
Host: Eric Dickmann
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