Podcasts are my #1 my audio choice. When I run or walk, I make sure I have at least one podcast episode downloaded to my iPod before I head out the door. They’re a handy–and free–way to gain insight from the experiences of others as I go about my daily routine. I feel that I have grown not only as a business owner as a result of these (since many of them are entrepreneurial in nature), but in other ways as well.
With a few of my podcast subscriptions, I never miss an episode. With others, I pick and choose what is most relevant or interesting to me. The beauty is that I can mix it up, pause and come back, listen later, or go back and listen again if I want to take some notes.
There are a variety of podcast apps out there, some free and some paid. Honestly, I don’t have high expectations as long as the app notifies me of new episodes, downloads them without crashing, keeps them organized, and allows me to add downloaded episodes to a queue and put them in the order I want. For my purposes on my iPod 4th generation (iOS 6), the Podcasts app has worked perfectly. (Your miles may vary, and if you use a different device or operating system, you may want to read a more extensive app review.)
Here are the podcasts I currently listen to, at least in part. You can find all of these on iTunes or Stitcher as well, but sometimes it’s fun to see the related sites. (Note: You technically do not need a device that can play podcasts. You can listen online as well.)
Seth Godin’s Startup School (This is not an ongoing podcast but a workshop turned into episodes. I have listened twice through and will be doing it again soon. Highly recommended for any entrepreneur.)
The Influence Podcast (this one includes both business and personal growth topics)
Read Aloud Revival (with my in-real-life friend Sarah!)
Fun Fact: Last month I was interviewed for my first podcast by Sarah & Beth Anne from Brilliant Business Moms and the episode just aired today! I haven’t listened yet because I am more nervous to do that than I was for the interview, so feel free to beat me to it. :)
Do you have some favorite podcasts I’ve missed? Please share with me and other readers in the comments!