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Five Podcasts For Five Types of Business People

The Daily Cardinal advertising team loves podcasts! In such a busy world, they give us the time to listen, think, and reflect on important issues and skills needed in a business environment. 

We’re not alone either, with over 50% of the United States population listening to podcasts and millions of podcasts to choose from, podcasts have become one of the most prominent ways to communicate and share stories and lessons, but with so much to choose from, where should a business person start? We’re here to help with five podcasts for five types of business people.


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For the Entrepreneur

“How I Built This with Guy Raz” from NPR

“How I Built This” tells the stories of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Listeners can learn about the challenges that these innovators and business people faced in starting their own businesses and how they worked to overcome them. With over 200 episodes since the show’s start in 2016, there’s a story for anyone to enjoy whether you want to learn about how Ben and Jerry started their famous ice cream business or how Mark Cuban became a successful serial entrepreneur.


For the Social Media Star

“Savvy Social Podcast” by Andréa Jones

The “Savvy Social Podcast” provides short, actionable pieces of advice for any business person looking to step up their social media game. Each week, the show’s host Andréa Jones dives into one current social media trend or topic. Jones combines her own personal experience with insights from other marketing and social media professionals to provide fun, useful information to listeners. Social media can produce huge results for your business at little to no cost, so why not take some time out of your day to learn how you can best use it to grow your business!


For the Mindful Business Person

“The Mind Your Business Podcast” by James Wedmore

“The Mind Your Business Podcast” seeks to destroy the myth that entrepreneurship and owning your own business is all about hustling and struggling. Instead, the podcast’s host James Wedmore focuses on creating the mindset necessary to run a successful business. Wedmore combines his knowledge with that of other business professionals to truly shift how we think not only about how we can do business, but also about how we operate in our everyday lives. By combining a successful business strategy with a strong mindset, Wedmore believes that entrepreneurs and business people can become the most successful version of themselves.


For the Success-Story Skeptic

“Spectacular Failures” from American Public Media

In “Spectacular Failures” host, Lauren Ober takes a look at some of the biggest business failures in recent memory. From Toys R Us to Schlitz Beer, this show takes failure and turns it into stories that are not only interesting but also insightful. By looking at what went wrong, we can learn how to do things right. So why not take the time to learn from others’ mistakes before we make our own?


For the Finance Wiz

“Planet Money” from NPR

As a business person, it’s important for you to not only understand your business and local economic situation but also what’s going on in the larger national economy too. While this may not always be the most interesting topic, “Planet Money” seeks to explain our economy in an easily-understandable, engaging way. More recent episodes explore the obstacles facing many public universities or the ever-growing challenge of being a truck driver in the U.S. By understanding what’s going on at a larger economic scale, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions for your business’s future.

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