This is the golden age of the podcast. No matter what topic you’re looking for, there are bound to be many podcasts that cover that exact thing. There are podcasts that help you learn any subject, podcasts that make you laugh, podcasts that dissect your favourite TV show and yes, podcasts that assist you in doing your job better.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites below, just in time for those long holiday road-trips or to improve your commuting experience. Not all of them have to do with marketing, but as we all know, the art of storytelling is universal and podcasts can teach us a thing or two about creating emotion.
Marketing Over Coffee: Recorded in a coffee shop every week, this one is perfect for marketers looking to get a fix or learn how to do their job more effectively. Hosts John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn tackle topics covering both classic and new marketing and each episode is only 20 minutes long, making it perfect for a short commute.
An Irishman Abroad: One of the most beloved podcasts in Ireland, Jarlath Regan speaks with a well-known Irish figure about life in Ireland and beyond. There are over 200 episodes and in that time, Jarlath has spoken with famous Irish from all walks of life. From athletes to performers to actors to writers, Jarlath covers the spectrum and asks these folks about what they love, and hate, about being Irish.
Revisionist History: Want to hear the untold story behind some of history’s most famous events? Malcolm Gladwell takes on something from the past in each episode – an event, person, idea or song — and comes at it from a different angle. This one is great for teaching us how to look at things in a new way, as well as re-examining what we think we know. No one beats Malcolm when it comes to telling an interesting story.
Copyblogger FM: This one should be on every content marketer’s list. Each week, Sonia Simone is joined by an expert to talk all things content marketing. (Sounds like another podcast we know.) They discuss everything from email marketing and conversion rates to writing skills and mindset. And you know if it has the Copyblogger name on it, it must be good.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Rubin, the author of books like The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and The Four Tendencies, shares hacks to become happier, interviews people about their happiness tips and generally, tries to make the world a better place. This podcast isn’t about marketing, but it is about becoming a happier person, which should have an effect on the content you create and your job performance.
Give these a listen and let us know what you think. And if you have other podcasts that you love, send them our way. We’re always on the lookout for something new!