9 Influential Podcasts for 2017

Podcasts seem to have blown up in popularity the past few years

And I’ve been a regular listener.

I started in 2016 after entering the blogging world.

That’s really when I started to listen on a regular basis.

I’m talking daily.

Podcasts are super convenient because all you have to do is listen.

So you can learn while driving, exercising, cooking, cleaning etc.

Podcasts are a great way to learn and also immerse yourself in a whole new world.

I don’t watch as much TV as I used to and podcasts are partly the reason for me cutting back so much on the tube!


In no particular order, these are the top Podcasts that made a difference in my life this year

    • 100 MBA by Omar Zenhom. Practical and actionable business advice in succinct episodes. He covers various topics ranging from operational to planning and being strategic. If you listen to one episode, you’ll know right away if his style is for you.


    • Online Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield. I found this podcast while listening to another one, but since I’ve been listening to so many I don’t remember exactly which one referred me to her. I listened to one episode and new right away I had found a really really important source of information. She really knows her stuff and teaches marketing very effectively.


    • Side Hustle Show by Nick Loper. A solid source of inspiration as well as a way to generate ideas if you are interested in starting your own ‘side hustle’.


    • Side Hustle School by Chris Guillebeau. As above, another solid source to help you along or get you started with your own ‘side hustle’. I first became familiar with Chris after reading his book, The Art of Non-Conformity. I’d recommend it if you are looking to do something different in your life. Against the status quo or whatever a traditional career track may bring etc.


    • Above and Beyond Group Therapy by Above and Beyond. I’ve been listening since it was called Trance Around the World. If that say’s anything. Yes the sound is a little different from way back when, but still one of my favorite acts. Going to see them at the Convention Center next week. Want to meet up?


    • Problogger by Darren Rowse I think I found this podcast through Amy Porterfield show. And it’s a gold mine of information. I’m only about 10 episodes in and there is a lot to learn. I thought I knew a decent amount after doing this for a year and a half, but I’m really still a beginner.


    • Tim Ferris Show by Tim Ferris. I’ve read most of Tim’s books so it’s only natural I’d eventually listen to his podcast. I think his episodes are hit or miss, but he covers a very broad range of topics and occasionally there’s one that’s quite interesting. Worth a listen if you’re looking for something different!


    • Anjunadeep by Anjunadeep (Record label). The Deep House side of Above and Beyond’s enterprise. Always a good way to find new music.


    • Extra Pack of Peanuts by Travis Sherry. All about travel. I like their destination diaries and their travel wishlist episodes the most. When I’m not feeling very inspired (to travel), they always seem to pick my enthusiasm right back up!


In 2018, I’ll definitely continue to listen to the above, maybe a little less of 3 and 4 as I have a few business ideas I plan to focus on.

The last two below are my most recent discoveries. a la Amy Porterfield’s Podcast. Vicious cycle. I tell you.

And with the handful of episodes I’ve listened to thus far, they seem very promising.


What podcasts are you listening to or plan to start listening to?

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