Though this doesn’t fall strictly under productivity, author Gretchen Rubin explores what it means to lead a happier and more fulfilling life in a variety of experimental and fascinating ways. It was named one of iTunes’ ‘Best Podcasts of 2015’, and examines some of the habits that people state are meant to make your life a better one- you can’t miss this one.
Hosted by David Allen, famous author of his book with the same title, this podcast explores people at various stages of their work life and the obstacles they’ve faced in completing projects successfully. They range from stories about the work place to more personal stories, and the result are wonderfully told stories that double as lessons in productivity.
If you’re in a creative industry or you’re interested in getting to understand the discipline that goes behind a creative project, Longform is the podcast for you. Hosts Max Linksy, Aaron Lammer, and Evan Ratcliff interview journalists and writers who are making waves in their field to uncover the habits and motivations behind their discipline - well worth hearing if you’re facing some writer’s block of your own.
Best known for his book the 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris is a self-described ‘self-experimenter’, with magazine Newsweek famously calling him ‘the world’s best human guinea pig’. In his podcast he discusses everything from world-class performers to Olympic sport, extracting lessons in business that range from branding to investing as he does so.
Their title might be a bit of a mouthful, but the advice doled out by hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are extraordinarily valuable, especially for people just starting out in the business world. They interview a range of experts on everything from dealing with burnout to building a quality product - a must-listen for anyone thinking of starting something of their own.
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