Top Picks of the Podcast Patch: What Marketers Should Listen to Now
The great thing about our world today is that we have so many ways to take in and retain new information. You could pick up a book or read an article or eBook. Or even listen to a podcast!
Last month our team joined together to share some of our favorite books to encourage personal and professional growth. The book themes ranged from embracing one’s introversion and healthy eating to digital marketing and remote work.
This month, we’re continuing the theme of sharing and caring with our Top 10 list of podcasts to add to your rotation.
Peruse these podcasts for personal growth
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast.
One of the most thoughtful and influential voices on the subject of happiness, habits, and human nature, Gretchen and her cohost, her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, share weekly content to help you get happier.
“This podcast shares authentic stories, insights, and tips to help others find joy, happiness, and purpose in their lives–all while remaining authentic to their true selves.” – Heather Roche, Director of Marketing
Listen to Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
The Ramsey Show with Dave Ramsey
What started as a one-station show providing practical answers for life’s tough money questions has transformed into one of Apple’s most popular podcasts. The Ramsey Show offers straight talk from Dave Ramsey, and his team of co-hosts as callers from all walks of life learn how to get out of debt and start building for the future.
“Dave Ramsey and his team provide expertise on money management, career growth, and overall personal growth. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve in those areas.” – Zana Green, Project Coordinator
Listen to The Ramsey Show with Dave Ramsey.
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes with Gregg Clunis
Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, explores the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.
“If you are looking for a podcast that offers simple strategies to help you move in the right direction and pursue your biggest goals, this may be the one for you.” – Kangel Rodrigues, Martech Architect
Listen to Tiny Leaps, Big Changes with Gregg Clunis.
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
What if everything you thought you knew about living a happier life–making more money, getting a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations–was wrong?
Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale, Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
“The Happiness Lab podcast helps with motivation, happiness, and maintaining an overall positive outlook on life all from the perspective of a trusted, Ivy League professor.” – Briana Parnell, Project Coordinator
Listen to The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos.
Peruse these podcasts for professional development
Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
Masters of Scale provides award-winning business advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs, from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack, share the strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands and weather crises when they strike.
The show is released in two formats that help tell the complete story of how a business grows, survives, and thrives and the mindsets of growth that keep leaders in the game.
“Master of Scale shares an incredible breadth of topics on building and growing businesses, decision making, and strategy.” – Rhoan Morgan, CEO
Listen to Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman.
WorkLife with Adam Grant
You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.
“This podcast is always on my list of favorites! It causes you to think about your personality and how it aligns with your work and work environment. It also walks through how the guests problem-solve, providing great examples that listeners can apply to their own lives.” – Kiyana Neil, Marketing Manager
Listen to WorkLife with Adam Grant.
Growth Marketing Toolbox with Nicholas Scalice
Deemed the #1 Growth Marketing Podcast, Growth Marketing Toolbox is a weekly podcast by Nicholas Scalice exploring the best growth marketing tools and technology. During each episode, you’ll hear candid interviews with the folks who make, market, and use these marketing tools and gain practical advice for implementing them within your own organization.
“This is a very informative podcast for anyone looking to learn more about digital marketing and marketing technology. Some topics are also very closely connected to marketing automation, which is always top of mind for me in my role.” – Rasul Musayev, Marketing Automation Specialist
Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast
Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with some of the most successful people in the world, including Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable.
“I listened to one of Guy’s lessons on LinkedIn Learning last year, and I really liked his wisdom and vast knowledge–not just about the tech and business world, but everything. Now, I follow him and his podcast regularly.” – Orsolya Szendrei, Marketing Automation Specialist
Listen to Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast.
CEO School with Suneera Madhani
Less than 2% of female founders ever break $1M in revenue. Suneera Madhani is on a mission to change that. CEO School was created because nothing bad happens when women make more money. In fact, it empowers them to understand their power to change their lives, shift their legacy, and alter the course of history. Each week listeners learn from incredible mentors who’ve made it to the 2% club and women well on their way.
“This podcast is predominantly for a women’s audience. It hosts women leaders and CEOs who discuss business challenges and how they overcame them. Suneera is just an exceptionally well-spoken Founder & CEO.” – Emma Wahdani, Martech Client Success Strategist
Listen to CEO School with Suneera Madhani.
The Data Skeptic Podcast with Kyle Polich
The Data Skeptic Podcast is widely recognized as the authoritative source on data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and similar topics. The show features interviews and discussions, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
“This podcast talks about many adjacent issues to digital marketing, from Natural Language Processing (NLP) and adtech to understanding how spam filters work and how data analysis should be performed.” – Courtney Grimes, Martech Innovation Strategist
Listen to The Data Skeptic Podcast with Kyle Polich.
Ready to get listening?
It’s no wonder podcasts have grown in popularity over the past few years. There is a topic, theme, and format that will likely fit your exact learning style and preferences. Seriously, there is something for everyone!
Whether you’re a passive listener looking for a feel-good show while you do yard work or laundry, or an avid listener looking to stay abreast of the latest and greatest in your field, there’s bound to be a podcast for you.