I listen to A LOT of podcasts. Over 30 in fact. I started my own podcast 11 years ago because I loved how I could find podcasts on virtually any topic I was interested in, and learn from some of the best experts in the world, for free!
I listen to podcasts while I get ready in the morning, on my commute to and from work, and when I go to bed. I'm learning something new everyday.
Here are 5 of my favorite podcasts (in no particular order). I'll tell you about others in Part 2 of this series.
1. Full Circle Music Show - one of today's best Christian music producers/songwriters, Seth Mosley, and his team interview some amazing folks in the Christian music industry. If you're interested in working in the industry or are an aspiring artist/songwriter, this is a must-listen.
2. The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe - you may recognize his name from the TV show, Dirty Jobs. This podcast is "a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span...Each episode is a true story about a real person, place, or thing." Each episode is only about 10min long.
3. How I Built This - as an entrepreneur at heart, I find this podcast (produced by NPR) very inspiring. It's "a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands."
4. Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller - this is a great podcast for entrepreneurs and anyone who works at an organization, especially in the area of marketing. It offers "practical advice about clarifying your message and growing your business". They feature some phenomenal guests.
5. Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast - this is one of the best leadership podcasts out there, both for church leaders as well as business leaders. I find myself listening to many episodes more than once because there are so many great nuggets in each one.
BTW, if you're looking for a good app to listen to podcasts with, Overcast is what I use.