Top 21 Podcasts for Top Performers
Top performers get stuff done, and these podcasts help them learn, develop new ideas and strategize before taking action.
Our readers (and our clients) are entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and innovators who want to stay up to date about the latest business trends. As such, we decided to compile a list of our favorite podcasts geared towards our crowd.
The $100 MBA Show
Hosted by Omar Zenhom, this Best of iTunes podcast boasts “no backstories or promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game.” Tune in for real interviews with real entrepreneurs sharing their best actionable ideas, 5 days a week.
The 5am Miracle
Jeff Sanders, author of The Free Time Formula, wants you to get the most out of your day before you’ve even had your breakfast. This top-ranking, productivity-based podcast will have you optimizing your AM in just a few listens.
Beyond The To-Do List
Author and coach Erik Fisher has an impressive network of interviewees known for their productivity hacks. This is an award-nominated show that provides practical and implementable ideas.
The Big Shift
Though this podcast doesn’t exactly adhere to a regular posting schedule, its episodes are worth waiting for. The Godin-esque host, Bill Baren, shares marketing, sales and mindset tips for business owners with a big heart.
Build Your Tribe
Chalene Johnson has quite the resume. She’s a celebrity fitness trainer, a New York Times best selling author, a business coach and an entrepreneur. She also hosts Build Your Tribe with her son, Brock Johnson, covering all the social media strategies you could imagine.
Hosted by Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof coffee (never heard of it? think buttery coffee), this podcast airs twice a week and features his chats with A-list guests on living your best, healthiest and longest life.
Coaching for Leaders
The correlation between leadership and coaching is well-known to us. Same goes for the host of Coaching For Leaders, Dr. Dave Stachowiak. Every week since 2011, he has covered everything from talent management to ethics for those in a leadership role.
Learn how to grow your conscious business as a coach, consultant or entrepreneur with episodes of this top-ranking podcast that air every single day. Host and coach J V Crum III walks you through the ins and outs of owning a business that turns positive impact into profits.
The Daily Boost
Join host Scott Smith for an (almost) daily boost of motivation. This has been an iTunes top-ranked self-help program since 2004, and its host is a self-proclaimed lifestyle design freedom junkie that mixes humor with effective strategies to help you improve your life.
The EntreLeadership Podcast
Dave Ramsey did more than coin a new word when he wrote his book, EntreLeadership. Now a podcast hosted by Ken Coleman, he invites top performers to the program to discuss (you guessed it!) entrepreneurship and leadership. Notable past guests have been Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins, Simon Sinek and Verne Harnish.
Entrepreneur On Fire
John Lee Dumas is still going strong with EOFire. This huge podcast hit it’s 2000th episode mark 12 episodes ago and has more than earned its Best of iTunes award. Listen for interviews with Pat Flynn, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Listen as host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics books, solves life’s every day riddles. He will stretch your mind and have you thinking in ways you never have before.
The James Altucher Show
James Altucher, entrepreneur, investor and author of Choose Yourself! (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter), interviews guests like Arianna Huffington, Jordan Harbinger and Tony Hawk about entrepreneurship, investing and health on his show.
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Former host of the Art of Charm podcast, Jordan Harbinger, is at it again! Just a few months into recording, Jordan already has a fierce following and a number of epic interviews under his belt. He urges listeners to absorb his guests’ expertise and to “live what you listen.”
The MFCEO Project
Despite how you may feel about profanity, this podcast is a must listen. Learn about how host Andy Frisella built a $100 million business from scratch, as well as his insights on money, marketing and management.
Mo’ Money Podcast
You can’t afford to miss accredited financial counselor and award-winning host, Jessica Moorhouse, as she interviews finance and business experts like John Lee Dumas, Chris Guillebeau and Preet Banerjee about earning mo’ money.
Host Kim Ades, President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™, interviews leaders who are experts at crushing the tough stuff. Other than the fact that Kim asks questions that others wouldn’t dare to, the highlight is her live coaching, addressing any question that her guests throw at her.
The School of Greatness
New York Times bestselling author and podcast host Lewis Howes interviews “the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet,” and we can’t help but agree. He shares the inspiring stories of these top performers on The School of Greatness.
Smart Passive Income
Consistently ranked the #1 business podcast, Smart Passive Income with host Pat Flynn explores every aspect of running an online business, from automation to outsourcing. And he knows what he’s talking about − he supports his family financially on passive income that he generates online.
The Tai Lopez Show
Successful investor Tai Lopez brings the world’s top entrepreneurs to you on his show. Together they share their business wisdom, and Tai (an avid reader) shares his reviews of the books you’re likely reading right now.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim’s show was the first business/interview style podcast to surpass 200 million downloads. If you’re not already listening to his show, you may know him from his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. On his show, he deconstructs all kinds of top performers, from chess players to pro athletes.
These podcasts are for top performers and do-it-yourself-ers who know that constant learning is key to business and personal growth. To learn how your thinking may be getting in the way of your stratospheric success, click below.