I haven’t always been a podcast junkie. In fact, my Dad is the only reason I ever even found out that podcasts existed. As a teenager, I remember the endless hours he would listen to his favorite shows and swore I would never been as geeky as him. Fast forward to owning an online business, and it quickly became apparent that podcasts were a great alternative way to learn.
As much as I loved writing for our blog, reading other blogs just never really seemed to fit into my schedule. But listening to a podcast could happen in the car, while putting on makeup, doing the dishes, or cleaning the house. Basically, it made all the boring parts of my life way more interesting.
Below, in no particular order, are a handpicked selection of a few of our favorite shows. Some are hardcore business, some are more chill and chatty and some are, well, murder mysteries, because Emylee likes true crime.
The Strategy Hour
This kind of goes without saying — I couldn’t write a post about podcasts without mentioning our own. After falling in love with the platform, we decided we had best just make our own. The Strategy Hour Podcast dishes out new episodes 3x a week, including in depth strategy for your business. We are talking true meat and potatoes here folks. We’ve had incredible guests like David Siteman Garland, Emily Ley, Nathan Barry and Ankur Nagpal. In fact, it was such a hit that we landed in the Top 15 in the Business category on iTunes in the first 24 hours! (HINT: You can find more amazing episodes by hitting PODCAST in the navigation above)
Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn is kind of our man crush. He continues to bring on awesome guests who unlock complex strategies and lay it all out on a silver platter. He focuses heavily on passive income strategies that allow you to grow an online profitable and sustainable business, hence the name. Interested in our all time favorite takeaways and episodes? — You can hack your biz with Pat Flynn right here y’all.
We might be partial because this podcast is also run by another stellar creative duo. Each week, Reina Pomeroy, the life + biz success coach at Reina + Co, and Christina Scalera, the attorney for creatives, chat with industry influencers to help you understand and develop the business side of your creative hustle. These girls are the real deal — you are definitely going to want to listen.
Well, apparently we like everything in twos. Being Boss is also run by another pair of ladies, Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon. You’ll hear a lot fewer guests on their podcast, but we promise they won’t let you down. This isn’t just business all the time, sometimes it’s real life, it’s breaking rules, it may even get a little woo-woo. These girls got you.
It’s no secret we are BIG Oprah fans, so when this little mini-series came out I was like — sign me up! You can finish ALL the episodes in a single afternoon, so this isn’t a long term commitment. Find out how Oprah got her start and learn exactly how she became one of the most powerful women in America! I liked this so much I think I will have to go back and listen to it all again.
To be completely honest, I was skeptical about adding another podcast to my list, but this one surprised me. Jenna Kutcher is very transparent about the great and not so great parts of running an online business. You hear about her miscarriage, how she helped her husband work from home and her real fears. If you are looking for some mindset work, this may be a good go-to.
Creative Biz Rebellion
This podcast is totally different to the rest of the lineup, as it’s super specific to product based businesses. My good friends Kelly Parker Smith and Caroline Hull talk you through what it’s like to run an online shop and sell actual products. I seriously don’t know of any other podcast specializing in this sort of thing, so if you sell products or are thinking about it, then you need to know these ladies. Kelly and Caroline know their way around the online space, scaling from small part time hustle to multi-six figure businesses. They chat Etsy, Shopify and #alltheoptions — not to mention everything they know about shipping. Ok, I’ll stop, just go listen.
All Up In Your Lady Business
Jessica Stansberry and Jaclyn Mellone know how to make me laugh. These crazy co-hosts interview female entrepreneurs who are KILLING it, but these interviews are unlike anything you’ve heard before. We are talking full on giggle-fests, trying not to pee your pants, mom talk, baby problems, cows are in the middle of the road kind of interviews. And that, my friend, is just the tip of the iceberg. Sit back, grab some coffee (or some sweet tea) and catch up on the latest episodes.
Are you ready to ignite? John Lee Dumas is literally a podcasting machine. With over 1500+ episodes and new episodes 7 days a week, this guy knows how to run an interview. And his guests, well, they are pretty top notch too! Hear from people like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferris and so many more.
The Femtrepreneur Show
Mariah Coz and Megan Minns (yeah, I am really seeing a pattern here) host the The Femtrepreneur Show. This podcast is for ladies who want to create, launch and sell online courses (that’s us, see why we listen?)! They get into all the details of what it takes to run a successful online course business — how cool is that. They talk about list building, opt-ins, hiring help and so much more.
Young House Love Has a Podcast
Imagine your favorite DIY show, but in your pocket. This casual weekly show has conversations about DIY, design and life at home. It’s a nice break from business, business, business, all the time!
My Favorite Murder
Ready yourself for a murder adventure hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two lifelong fans of true crime stories. Each episode, the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, 'cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.
In the Dark
For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling yielded no answers. Reporter Madeleine Baran reveals how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country. Follow along as they reveal more evidence.
The Undisclosed podcast investigates wrongful convictions and the U.S. criminal justice system by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict... and finding new evidence that didn’t make it to court.