7 Podcasts To Listen To For An Inspiration Boost

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As of December 2018, Podcast Insights reported that there are over 630,000 podcasts in existence. Talk about spoilt for choice…

From those 630,000 podcasts, a wide variety of topics and formats have spawned and while the number may appear overwhelming at first, there are many that truly resonate with their audience, providing advice, reassurance and inspiration in their subject matter.

As human beings, our thirst for knowledge is never ending. Podcasts feed and enhance that thirst through learning from our peers and experts. Listening to these podcasts is one of the best ways to absorb actionable information while on the go, providing a great way for squeezing in more of what you enjoy into your day whether that’s dedicating more time to learning or simply boosting your mood. 

CAREER

The $100 MBA show

Hosted by Omar Zenhom this podcast offers advice from top entrepreneurs. Episode lengths average out at around 10 minutes which is perfect for providing bite size does of actionable advice for when you’re short on time.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

How I Built This from NPR explores the real life journey of some of the most successful entrepreneurs including the founders of Flickr, Five-Guys and Lyft. While the businesses of these guests exist as household names, their behind-the-scenes business story is often much lesser known. Pick up plenty of tips, big and small that you can implement into your own business journey. 

The Tim Ferriss Show

Best known for his book, The 4-Hour Workweek and Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferris uses his podcast as a platform for interviewing top experts from diverse backgrounds ranging from sports to politics and investment. Guests discuss their tools and tactics in approaching productivity, business and planning that listeners can then implement into their own lives. Stay curious with this podcast. Even if the guest doesn’t seem like your vibe on paper (or podcast app), the eclectic range of guests means that listeners gain a different type of value from almost every episode.

TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily delivers a selection of fascinating talks from the world-renowned TED stage to offer listener access to TED on the go every day of the week. These podcast episodes distribute thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable from the world’s leading thinkers and doers.

LIFE

Happy Place with Fearne Cotton 

Happy Place builds on the success of Fearne Cotton’s book, Happy which maintained position within top 10 bestsellers lists. Through the book Fearne draws on personal experiences and expert advice to aid readers in working through low points and finding joy in every day. In turn, the podcast delves into the topic further as she interviews a range of inspiring individuals within the celebrity space who have either made a change in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life. Highlights from series one includes guests such as Dawn French, Gok Wan, Emma Willis and Alexandra Shulman while the newly released season two kicks off with Gary Barlow and includes interviews with Russell Brand, Mel C and most recently, Zoe Sugg.

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Although the Eat, Pray, Love author hasn’t published any new episodes of this podcast since 2016 there are still over 200 episodes for listeners to immerse themselves in. The show’s format alternates between answering caller questions and hosting guests interviews with a significant amount of advice on unleashing creativity and dealing with creative challenges. If you find yourself struggling with self-doubt and in need of a boost, this is the podcast for you. 

Happier Podcast

The Happier Podcast is co-hosted by sisters Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft, receiving millions of downloads since its launch in 2016. Rubin is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. Craft is a television writer, producer and show runner. Between the pair of them, they offer readers simple and effective tips for bringing more happiness into their everyday lives. As a result of published work and her impressive CV, Rubin is considered one of the most influential and thoughtful voices on the topic of happiness, habits and human nature. 

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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