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Top 17 Music Podcasts

Do you enjoy listening to music?

I sure do, as much as podcasts.

I also love to discuss music with my friends.

But when my friends aren’t around, I go to my favorite music podcasts.

1. Disgraceland

disgracelandIf you’re into mystery, crime stories and conspiracy theories then you should listen to Disgraceland.

Hosted by Jake Brennan, Disgraceland tells the story of a crime that scandalized the music industry.

Listening to this podcast takes you to another point of view – one that’s not curated by the media and publicist.

You could feel the theme of the show by its components, making Disgraceland one of a kind.

Jake Brennan’s tone as he narrates puts you in a dark alley as though you’re witnessing the crime as it happens. You could feel the intensity growing as the story progresses through Jake’s excellent narration.

Most of his words slur and are hard to muster as he gets excited reciting them, but you’ll get the idea anyway. In spite of this, Disgraceland always makes you want to listen for more.

Have a taste of Disgraceland and see for yourself how much you know the artist you praise much.

Catch Disgraceland for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play and at their website.

Have your episodes update delivered straight from Jake Brennan himself or check out Disgraceland on Twitter.

2. Dissect

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From the title itself, Dissect aims to explore and study the compilation of songs in an album of a specific artist.

Dissect is a Spotify original and is considered a “serialized” podcast featuring these different albums.

To kick off the podcast, Cole Cuchna features Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” for Season 1. He then features Kanye West’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” on its second season.

What intrigued me the most is the season featuring Frank Ocean. I include myself in the numerous people who know of artists such as Kanye and Kendrick, their life dramas and their music ministry.

But Frank Ocean, I barely know anything about this guy. All I know is his song “Thinking ‘Bout You” and that, in particular, got me tuning in to Dissect.

This music podcast is brilliant as it discusses the songs and their connection to the artist’s personal life – what motivates the song and why it was written.

Cole presents each episode in an easy manner. The flow of the content and his choice of words are simple and easy to follow.

After listening to this podcast, you’ll end up knowing more about not just the artist, but more so about the person behind the image.

This podcast is suitable for people who like to explore albums and study the genius behind it. Those who don’t get tired of listening to a certain artist’s unknown songs.

So if you’d like to find out more and beyond Kanye West’s ideology and Kendrick Lamar’s life, then tune in and wait for more seasons to find out who’s next to be dissected.

Dissect’s official playlist is on Spotify and on their website. Follow the podcast on Twitter here.

3. On Shuffle

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Intense. That is the very first thought I had while listening to this podcast.

On Shuffle is hosted by Micah Peters, staff writer of The Ringer and the producer of the show. It’s a hip and no-holds-barred music podcast that discusses various topics in the music scenes.

I would like to start with Micah Peter’s voice – attention-grabbing. Am I the only one who thinks that his voice sounds like Mario Lopez? It’s pretty cool actually – not too pitchy nor deep –  just enough to make you listen.

Micah discusses substantial topics under the roof of the music industry. He talks about stuff that people have in mind but are too shy to ask.

The episode entitled “How a Song Becomes a Viral Hit” is a cool and informative episode which educates the listener on the pattern and trends that make a song go viral.

Micah also gives honest and straightforward opinions. He has views that root from a unique perspective. Just like how he pronounced his opinion against Post Malone’s rise to stardom. It’s quite shocking how he voices his views so boldly towards a “star” that can fire back at him.

And the podcast is not a one-way show. He also invites music personalities to co-host episodes of On Shuffle who honestly provide their perspectives on topics.

I find intense discussion a great element of the show. It brings out the pureness of opinions which is both liberating and engaging.

You can follow Micah Peters on Twitter to get a daily dose of his wit and antics. On Shuffle playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

4. Song Exploder

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This is the music podcast for those who like to get to know the musician’s artistry.

The show puts the spotlight on the artist as he tours the listeners on how his music came to life.

The host, Hrishikesh Hirway produces, records, and edits every episode of Song Exploder.

He cuts his part on the interview to showcase and emphasize the musician’s ingenuity.

That way the show appears like a personal documentary of the musician’s journey to creating songs.

One great thing about this music podcast is that you’ll hear the artist take apart his song and reveal every step of the journey – what inspired him and what the song is all about.

Song Exploder podcast episodes usually consist of the artist’s narration of his story interjected by a clip of his music as a form of transition to the next topic.

At the end of the show, the song being discussed will be played and that’s my favorite part! Hearing the song after knowing how it was made gives you a new perspective on the song.

Listening to Song Exploder podcast provides a unique music experience as it presents the history of the song coming straight from the maker.

Get more of Hrishikesh Hirway’s genuine genius on his official website and by following him on Twitter.

5. Switched on Pop

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Finally, a podcast that I can easily relate to.

Switched on Pop is a podcast hosted by Nate Sloan a Musicologist and Charlie Harding a songwriter and music producer. Both are reliable music professionals who know the ins and outs of the music industry.

This music podcast analyzes popular pop songs and pop culture itself.

With all the podcasts that I’ve listened to, I can say that this is one that I can easily tune in to for more than a couple of hours.

The hosts and their guests make a clear and beefy discussion about their topic which makes me get into those “aha” moments.

The episode where they discuss the difference between feminist pop songs today and the Spice Girls era was liberating. I realized that every part of a song is essential in delivering the message it depicts.

Their discussion is not restricted in their perspective only. Instead, they invite other experts to give the topics more depth and clarity.

Follow Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding to get updates on Switched on Pop.

6. A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal

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If you want a good laugh and obvious disconnect from the usual deep and serious podcast, listen to A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal.

The show is about getting real with the guest artist’s life and experiences delivered in a not so serious mood.

The hosts Jeff and Eric Rosenthal, are brothers known for their Hip-hop sketch comedy videos.

They are active on hip-hop scenes that’s why they can get affiliation that easy to their guests. They’re doing a great job cracking up their guests and showing their funny side.

The theme of the show is to get to know the artists through their childhood experiences or their most valued life moments. The podcast is a recording of their live interviews which they share on their website.

I especially enjoyed their interview with Cardi B. I find Cardi B hilarious and at the same time real by the way she talks and delivers her answers. She swears and talks dirty in a funny way.

It’s an entertaining hit podcast with lots of famous guests on the list. I guarantee it’s lightreal and nothing serious.

A Waste of Time podcast playlist is available on their website where you can also have a snippet of who Eric and Jeff are.

You can get the latest update on these hilarious dudes by following them on Twitter. Or you could follow their show here.

7. Punch Up the Jam

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I am a big fan of comedy! (Obviously, as the prior one is a comedy and the next two are also comedy-based.)

So when I heard Punch Up the Jam, I got excited. The hosts, Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe, are real-life comics and best friends who came up with the podcast’s theme out of belting out Jungle Boogie one morning.

The show is all about ripping and reviewing a song. They try to rewrite and remake a song that doesn’t seem right to their judgment.

On my note, I found them funny. You can’t take their commentaries seriously though because they tend to take away the artistry of the song.

And so, the show is purely for fun and entertainment purposes. They make silly and witty commentaries that will make you burst out with laughter.

Their review of Miley Cyrus’ song Party in the USA is so hilarious. They imitate her singing voice and take down the lyrics of the song because they think it doesn’t match Miley in real life.

My favorite part of the episode is when they play their rendition of the song. They practically ruin the song but it’s funny and you can see some possibilities for the song to go viral.

Punch Up the Jam podcast episodes are available for download on their website. You can also listen to their episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify, and iTunes.

P.S. Read their description on their site!

So if you find the hosts funny and want to get to know them more, you can check out their respective websites here: Miel and Demi.

8. Throwback Music Video Review Podcast

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Okay, this is the first entry for a throwback.

I cannot express enough my attachment to the songs that I grew up listening to. So if you’re like me who’s a big fan of throwback hits and comedy shows, then this one is for you.

Throwback Music Video Review Podcast is a comedy podcast where they review videos from the past. Yes, VIDEOS! Not the music of the video but just the video itself.

The hosts Al, Ryan, and Louie have that natural chemistry together. They make the discussion about the music videos funny, light and engaging.

The show isn’t draggy so it won’t make you fall asleep. They describe the scenes in the music video and at the end of the show, they’ll give their judgment whether to throw it or keep it.

It’s a little breather from tons of music podcasts that focus on songs and musicology.

The tendency with listening to this podcast is that you’ll be curious about the video being reviewed so you end up checking it out for yourself.

You can find Throwback Music Video Review Podcast on Facebook (@TMRVpodcast), Instagram (throwback_music_video_review) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TMVRPodcast).

Al De Ramos (https://www.facebook.com/desireavenue) and Louie Mendoza (https://www.facebook.com/LRMendoza) are on Facebook too.

9. The Throwback Podcast

And speaking of throwback, I’d like to add another blast from the past podcast on the list for one perfect reason – to reminisce.

The Throwback Podcast is an ideal podcast if you feel like going a trip down memory lane.

Fresh from their garage-based studio, friends Dan Hanzus and Bob Castrone revisit albums and tracks from the past.

In every episode of The Throwback Podcast, they feature old albums of an artist or top hits from decades or years ago.

Apart from the theme of the podcast, the personalities of the hosts give spunk to the show. Dan seems to display a lousy temper while Bob is the tame one. Their complementing personalities make a great fit and create balance for the show.

It supports the idea of how “old friends” relationships should be like. The casual conversation with swearing on the side and beer on the table. (Yes, we can hear clinking and popping bottles in the background.)

They share their thoughts about the song in the beginning, and then share what they think about it after hearing it again.

This is my go-to podcast when I’m feeling sentimental.

You could also follow Dan and Bob and check out their bio to know how they decided to do a podcast.

10. Popular Music: The Podcast

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I checked out Popular Music podcast because this is my genre.

Hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson, both popular podcast producers and personalities, they make the show easy to digest.

They discuss the history of the artist before they dissect the song being featured and tell what they like and don’t like about it.

Steven is the one to tell the story of the artist and he seems to connect the backstory as inspiration to the song. Analise then breaks down the song – from its composition, down to the lyrics, and how it became a catchy tune.

It’s fun to listen, for instance, while you’re doing laundry or washing the dishes. You know, it’s the kind of stuff that doesn’t need your full attention. It won’t bore you either, yet you don’t have to stop whatever you’re doing to enjoy it.

Get updates from their Twitter here: Popular Music , Steven and  Analise

11. Coverville

When a song is too good, it usually gets a cover, or multiple ones. It gets revived again and again over the years. It’s fair to say that covers signify a song’s timelessness.

Coverville’s got you covered if you’re looking for compilations of best cover songs. Each episode of Coverville hosted and produced by Brian Ibbott features an artist’s collection of song renditions made by other artists or bands.

It has thousands of episodes to date since it started in 2004. Obviously, I’m a big fan of cover songs – good ones, that is. The covers range from punk, rock, instrumental and even trance versions of a song.

I love the feeling of rediscovering an old song through hearing another version of it. It refreshes my perspective on the song and I get to discover new remarkable artists. Just like how I instantly fell in love with Two Seconds Away’s version of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car.

Listening to Coverville is like remodelling a good old house. It’s not the same, yet it still feels like home.

If you want to request songs to feature on Coverville, tweet Brian Ibbott!

12. All Time Top Ten

I miss the old days when there were radio shows that did countdowns. So I searched for a podcast that still did that and I found All Time Top Ten.

Hosted by Ben Eisen, All Time Top Ten invites guest co-hosts to give their top ten music list based on the topic.

You’ll hear about Top Ten Bands We’d Love to See Reunite, Top Ten Angry Heartbreak Songs, etc. The host and the guest hosts then discuss why they chose the songs on the list.

What I like about the podcast are the exciting topics, just like their top ten list of feminist anthem which has two volumes to date.

It’s quite engaging making you think of your own suggestions and wondering if these songs also made it on their list. As this podcast is a conversation starter, it would be great to listen to it with friends.

Keep posted with the upcoming episodes by following All Time Top Ten on Twitter.

13. All Songs Considered

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If you want to get updated with the new songs that are “fresh from the oven,” then you should tune in to All Songs Considered.

All Songs Considered by NPR (National Public Radio) features new songs and albums released on the same day the episode is recorded.

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, the producers and hosts of the show, invite guests to discuss and give commentary on the particular song or album.

Robin usually does the new songs on the day and Bob seems to focus on interviewing music personalities to discuss music matters. They give the listeners reasons to look forward to the new song or album.

Comparing it with other music podcasts that feature new songs and albums, All Songs Considered is not limited to one genre only and the theme is pretty much the same with a radio show.

They play the full song after discussing it with their guest host. The episodes last for less than an hour, so it’s fairly brief.

Get to know more about the hosts by following them on Twitter: Robin and Bob .

14. Hit Parade (Music History and Music Trivia)

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There’s some thrill and satisfaction in knowing.

If you thirst for music trivia, Hit Parade (Music History and Music Trivia) is the recommended podcast for you.

Its host, Chris Molanphy, takes his expertise as pop-chart analyst and journalist in making the show pleasingly informative. Chris also works as a writer for “Why is this Song No.1?” in Slate Magazine – the producer of Hit Parade.

His way of presenting the topics through narrative essay is compelling and accurate. You’ll be drawn to him, and as you listen your imagination wanders off unknowingly.

He tells the tales of chart-topping songs, remarkable artists of the industry, and extraordinary events that shaped the music industry.

The likes of Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and most recently a tribute episode for the late Aretha Franklin, to name a few, are featured in this podcast.

To get updates on the podcast, follow Chris on Twitter.

15. Déjà vu

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Déjà vu is one exciting podcast that focuses on the similarities of two artists from different and distant periods.

Déjà vu is an original podcast of Spotify and Genius and is hosted by Stereo Williams.

Williams is a writer, editor, and a known veteran entertainment journalist. Every episode, Williams and his guest music experts discuss the connections of current music stars to their so-called equivalent music legends from the past.

Their discussions are in-depth and very informative on a theoretical level. Their comparisons are based on the artists’ personalities, musical backgrounds and the personas they portray.

They also talk about what sets the artists apart. They make flavorful headlines that will make you want to tune in to them.

They tag Rihanna as the black Madonna, Troye Sivan as the Young George Michael and Kendrick Lamar as the new Tupac.

Follow the host, Stereo Williams on Twitter to learn more about him and the podcast. Déjà vu playlist is available exclusively on Spotify.

16. And The Writer Is…

And The Writer Is… is a podcast dedicated to the songwriters.

If you are an aspiring songwriter or would like to know the life inside the music industry, then this is your go-to podcast.

The podcast is produced by Joe London and hosted by Ross Golan. Ross Golan, a known songwriter who writes songs for Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj, invites fellow songwriters to the show.

The discussion spins around the musical background of the songwriter up to his experiences in the music industry.

Singer-songwriters such as Nick Jonas and Charlie Puth have graced the show and shared their musical genius – from the moment they knew they had the talent up to now that they’ve become big stars.

And The Writer Is… is accessible on their website where you can also get to know the host, the producer, and their movement concerning MMA (Music Modernization Act).

Follow Joe London and Ross Golan to keep posted about their work and this podcast.

17. Soundtracking

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There’s no way the list would be complete without this fine and final addition.

Soundtracking with Edith is a musical cum interview podcast to best describe it. It’s a screen music-based podcast.

On every episode, they invite composers and directors to the show to talk about their work on films.

The host Edith Bowman, a known broadcaster and writer, created this podcast as inspired by her passion for music and film.

I fell in love with this music podcast for its style. The format of the show is interview-discussion infused with the soundtrack being discussed.

This podcast makes me appreciate the musical scoring of the movies. I realized that the best films wouldn’t be as good as they are without fantastic soundtracks.

The host and the flow of the show are highly commendable. They make the discussion stimulating, leaving you lit and excited at the same time.

As you listen to a full length of a soundtrack, you get to appreciate it more. You hear the tiny and careful details more closely as compared with hearing it only as background music in a film. A well-produced music podcast.

Get updated with Soundtracking and follow Edith Bowman. Soundtracking is also on Spotify and iTunes.


As much as I love podcasts, I also can’t do away with music. I have a love affair with both so music podcasts is a smart choice.

If you’re like me, I hope that you’ll find something for you in this diverse list that I’ve thoughtfully compiled.

Share it with your friends and tell me what you think in the comments section below!

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Top 17 Health Podcasts

Feeling healthy?

No?

One step to learn more and be inspired to become healthier is… listening to health podcasts!

Here are my top podcasts for increasing your well-being.

1. The Rich Roll Podcast

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The show’s host Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete and he’s a vegan.

Can you imagine how hard it is to excel as an ultra-endurance athlete while going on a vegan diet?

Rich Roll is a living example of someone who has been through the toughest times of life. But he was able to come out of it, although not unscathed, as someone who is an inspiration to everybody.

Rich Roll’s show is not just about guests telling the audience what to do to improve health and wellness. The guests also reveal what they personally do to give insight and  encourage people to set and achieve their own health goals. The show will have different guests with different advocacies as well.

But what brings them to The Rich Roll Podcast is their shared interest in achieving better health and wellness. Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or someone struggling to lose weight, the show is for you.

If you haven’t been able to listen to his podcast, let me give you a heads up. The show starts with Rich Roll himself endorsing several products and services. Don’t lose your patience listening to his endorsements. It’s proof of the show’s increasing popularity and for a good reason.

The show is so fun and informative you’ll find yourself listening to his podcast episodes one after the other. Some episodes have videos so you can actually watch and listen and the same time.

2. Bulletproof Radio

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Bulletproof Radio is hosted by Dave Asprey who’s not your ordinary podcaster. He is the founder and CEO of the world’s first nutrition and human performance company.

The name of the company is Bulletproof which sells coffee, collagen protein bars and other food and drinks. These products guarantee to improve your performance.

But Dave’s goal of helping people achieve better health and performance does not end there. He created Bulletproof Radio where he interviews experts from the fields of nutrition, biochemistry, meditation, etc. This podcast aims to make people realize that it is very much possible to improve your entire body’s performance.

You’ll love this podcast for many reasons. Dave does less of the talking so expect to be showered with crucial information from his guests. He sees to it that his guests are given the luxury of time to talk about what they need to tell the audience.

Best of all, this podcast will make you realize that it is really possible to biohack yourself. What’s biohacking, anyway? To find out, check out Dave’s Bulletproof Radio.

3. The Ultimate Health Podcast

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The Ultimate Health Podcast is hosted by two people who have this zeal for helping other people achieve good health.

The host Dr. Jesse Chappus decided to retire from being a chiropractor and created a podcast. He did this because he wanted to help more people around the globe.

The co-host, Marni Wasserman is a nutritionist. The two of them share the same passion for helping people achieve good health.

And what better way to do this than to create a podcast? The Ultimate Health Podcast, true to its name, gives you the information you need to achieve ultimate health.

One of the most exciting episodes is Happiness in Imperfection. The guest for this episode is Sarah Knight. This episode teaches people that it is okay to be someone who’s not a team player.

Of course, you’ll learn more than this if you’d listen to the entire show.

4. Revolution Health Radio

The show is hosted by Chris Kresser an integrative medicine practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist.

In this podcast, Chris not only acts like a regular host. But, he also serves as a health detective who loves to debunk mainstream health myths. He extracts practical and truthful information about health, medicine and nutrition from his guest experts.

These are few of the many reasons why this podcast deserves to be on this list of best podcasts. For those of you who are not familiar with Chris Kresser, he’s the guy. Yes, he’s the one to turn to when you want to understand complicated topics about health.

Rest assured that he will diligently break down profound health information into more digestible bits. Practical Steps for Healing the Gut, and How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake are some of the best episodes you shouldn’t dare miss.


5. Fat-Burning Man

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This award-winning podcast is hosted by Abel James.

After all the success and fame that he’s earned as a writer and podcaster, he claimed he isn’t a guru. He believes that he does not have all the answers to what is best for your health.

In his website, he mentioned the expert is his audience. It is only you who know what works best for your health. Abel encourages his listeners to not just remain listeners for life, but to become health gurus of themselves eventually.

Haven’t listened to Abel’s podcast yet?

Begin with his episode about Don Saladino, one of the most sought-after Hollywood celebrities’ trainer. They talk about “The Meaning of Resilience.” At the end of the show, you’ll realize this podcast is not just about getting in shape physically.

It also teaches you about the right attitudes to possess to help improve your total health.

6. Found My Fitness

Do you want to learn about the latest research on health but don’t want to read through the scientific studies?

There are ways to keep yourself updated about these things. The best way to do that is to listen to Found My Fitness podcast.

The show is hosted by Dr. Rhonda Patrick. She’s a biochemist who wants to share to her audience what she’s learned from her research.

Most of us are aware that refined sugar wreaks havoc on our health. How is this possible and why? Dr. Rhonda has the answer to these questions. Her answers can sound a little too scientific because, yeah, like I said she’s a biochemist!

But don’t worry if you don’t speak the language, she makes sure to explain and simplify it for you. She sees to it that she’s able to get her message across her millions of listeners.

If you’re looking to improve your overall health, make her podcast a part of your health and fitness regimen. Start with listening to the episode about “Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones & More.”

If you love to listen to research-based facts about health, this podcast will surely satisfy you.

7. Feel Better Live More

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Most of the factual information you get on the internet about health is too scientific. It makes readers, barring all health and science experts, more confused about the truth to better health.

To help us understand the complexities of achieving better health, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee created this podcast. His show is also anchored on the belief that good health must be accessible to everyone.

Maybe you’re among millions of people who are in search for better health. Maybe you’re also among those who have become tired of being told what to eat. It is high time that you know the other equally important aspect of eating.

Listen to his podcast episode titled “Why When You Eat Matters.” In this episode, guest Professor Satchin Panda will help you become more aware of what time you should be eating. In this podcast, you will also learn how your eating habits affect your body’s natural clock.

8. Wellness Mama

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Wellness Mama is dedicated to all the busy (and even the not so busy) women and moms out there. Of course, men are not prohibited from listening to this podcast show.

The show features stories about moms and their quest for having healthy children and a healthy family.

One great thing about this podcast is that there aren’t any nonsense interruptions. Guests are given the luxury to talk about their personal experiences regarding health and anything related to it.

If you are looking to make a major switch to help your family achieve better health, listen to this podcast. Start listening to the episode “The Hidden Elements in Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health.” This episode alone is enough to make you realize that this show is gold!

9. Natural MD Radio

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Natural MD Radio is hosted by Aviva Romm, M.D.

Being a woman these days can be tough. You’ll not only be dealing with problems that occur in your home.

Often, women turn to the internet to look for solutions to certain issues they’re facing. It’s possible that Google and YouTube have become your frequent go-to when you’re in search of information. Time spent on the internet has led many of us to have difficulty sorting out the facts from the myths.

This could mean so many issues that you’d need to deal with. This is true, especially if what you hear from your doctor is a lot different from what you read on the Internet.

Luckily, this podcast was born. It helps moms and their families figure out whether conventional medicine does work. Or, whether mainstream medicine can only do more harm than good to your family. For starters, check out the episode titled “Trust Us When We Say We’re Sick.”

The wealth of information presented by this podcast is a must for everybody to listen to. If you’re living a hectic life and you only have a few minutes to spare, listen to this podcast. You will then find yourself setting aside enough time each week to listen to this show.

10. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Have you had enough of those “How to Be Healthier” podcast? It is high time you should also learn how to be “Happier.”

This award-winning podcast is hosted by Gretchen Rubin. The show has everything you need to know to be happier in life.  The show discusses anything from breaking bad habits to decluttering your home and dealing with a difficult colleague. Gretchen has all the hacks for these.

This podcast is just so light to the ears. Listening to it feels like you are talking to your long-time best friend. Gretchen gives out tips that are so doable and so realistic. She speaks of real-life situations that not only women can relate to.

Gretchen possesses the ability to convey serious ideas with humor and clarity. No wonder her book “The Happiness Project” was among the New York Times’ best sellers.

Her happiness hacks are the kind that you are most likely to follow and apply. To make the show even more interesting, she’s got her younger sister Elizabeth Craft as her co-host. With Elizabeth Craft and Gretchen Rubin in one podcast, you’ve got the best of both worlds!

11. Trained by Nike

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Trained is produced by Nike Training Club Pro. The episodes are geared towards empowering trainers and gym enthusiasts.

But, if you’re not a trainer or a weightlifter, don’t ever think that this podcast isn’t for you. If you’d try to listen to even just one episode, you will realize it’s for everyone.

Besides, who doesn’t need holistic training? We all need to improve physically, mentally and emotionally. Have you ever wondered how those bodybuilders were able to achieve such physique?

The truth is that it’s not just about the training gear and equipment. It’s more about discipline, having the right mindset, and everything in between. If you want to achieve your goals aside from having a well-sculpted body, check out this podcast.

The show is hosted by the “Savant of Speed,” Ryan Flaherty. He’s the trainer of some of the world’s most successful athletes like Serena Williams and Russell Wilson.

Start by listening to the podcast with guest Arianna Huffington. In this podcast, she talks about “Why You Need To Care About Self-Care.” She emphasizes the importance of sleep and recovery. All throughout the interview, the host is amazed at Arianna’s ability to focus.

It’s true; being focused is crucial if you want to succeed in this world filled with all sorts of distractions. Arianna also tells us how to set super ambitious yet realistic goals. Grab your headset and start listening now!

12. Food Heaven Made Easy

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A podcast hosted by two women, Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez from two different states.

Wendy is from New York while Jess is from California.

Together they will take their listeners on a journey of healthy eating. They are both registered dietitians who are advocates of a plant-based diet.

But, their podcast is not just about food and eating. Their podcast episodes may also include topics about gut health, gardening, shopping for food, etc.

Although the podcast is hosted by two women, men from all walks of life are welcome to listen! Remember that food and healthy eating habits are for everyone. It’s a show hosted by experts with guests who are authorities in their field. This guarantees a worthwhile listening experience for everybody.

Want to check out their podcast for the first time? Listen to the episode “When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession.” The guest, Christy Harrison is a registered dietitian nutritionist. Since Christy is also known as a certified intuitive eating counselor, this episode will surely blow your mind.

13. Ben Coomber Radio

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Ben Coomber used to be a guy who suffered from ADHD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma and eczema.

Today, he has become a certified coach, nutritionist, speaker and fitness enthusiast. How he became one? Check out his podcast and learn more about how to regain your life and achieve success.

His ten years of meaningful journey in the health and fitness industry is indeed very inspiring. He is a living proof of someone who was able to rise against the evils of obesity.

The good news is that he wants to inspire others to be the same. This is why his show Ben Coomber Radio was born. Today, the show is considered as UK’s top-rated Health and Fitness podcast.

If you’re looking to improve your physical health or change your mindset, Ben Coomber podcast can undoubtedly help you with that. Check out his episode “From Obese to AWESOME – 13 years of life lessons”.

These lessons he’s learned can also be your lessons, so listen to Ben and begin your journey to being awesome.

14. The Mindbodygreen Podcast

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This podcast was born out of Mindbodygreen’s endless journey to health and wellness.

The people behind Mindbodygreen believe that wellness is not an ultimate destination. But, it should be viewed and practiced as a continuing journey.

Mindbodygreen podcast episodes consist of conversations with famous people in the health and wellness industry. The guests are people who have earned quite a reputation for building an empire of health and wellness.

Some of the guests are Katlin Smith, the Founder of Simple Mills and Dr. Will Cole a Functional Medicine expert.

Don’t judge the whole show based on its somewhat stiff and scripted introduction. By the way, the host is Mindbodygreen’s Founder and CEO Jason Wachob.

Keep listening and you’ll find treasures that will help you become healthier, happier and more successful.

15. The Paleo Solution Podcast

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On the 15th spot in our list of Top Health Podcasts is Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution Podcast.

This show is one of the products of his popular book – The Paleo Solution. The book earned him an award as two-time bestselling author by Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The show provides additional information, not just on clean eating the Paleo way.

It teaches sustainability, improved performance and longevity. Robb Wolf used to be a research biochemist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belter and former Powerlifting Champion. All the knowledge he’s gained from these experiences were rolled into one great podcast.

If you’re listening to his podcast for the first time, you might want to try Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Another episode to quench your curiosity for the Paleo diet is Eating Meat and Sustainability. If you’d like to boost your knowledge and skills in training, check out Intelligent Workouts and The War on Carbs.

16. Live Planted

 

The Live Planted podcast will help you achieve your desire of living a vegan lifestyle. The show does a great job in reaching out to its vegan audience. A lot of helpful information is provided along with words of encouragement, especially for the budding vegans.

The host Alyssa Girgash encourages her audience to share their thoughts or send her a message through Instagram.

Are you worried about how to tell other people that you’ve already made that switch to a vegan diet? Do you find it difficult to fit into your circle of friends now that you’ve started to become vegan? Do you want to learn how to make veganism work for you 24 hours a day, seven days week?

You’ll get all these information by listening to the Live Planted podcast.

17. PediaCast

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PediaCast is a perfect inclusion to our Top 17 Health Podcasts. It isn’t one that caters only to women and children. This podcast which will complete our list is one designed to help parents out there. Yes, you heard that right – a podcast for parents.

The show is hosted by Dr. Mike Patrick, a certified pediatrician. Parents certainly have questions regarding their children’s health. Luckily, you’ve got Dr. Mike to give you answers that are all current, evidence-based and taken from peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Mike used to work as a radio DJ before he embarked on medical school. He’s got more than 20 years of experience dealing with children from primary care settings to urgent care centers. He also helped children in summer camps and emergency departments.

So, if you’ve got questions or just want to learn more about your child’s health, tune in to PediaCAST show.

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Top 17 Business Podcasts

Are you a businessman/woman?

Want to join the life-learning club?

Well, then I got you covered with this list of the 17 best business podcasts.

These hand-picked cherries are a perfect listen, on for example, your daily commute.

1. The $100 MBA

If you missed out on getting your MBA and are thinking, “How will I get ahead of my peers in the corporate world?”

There’s a way out.

The $100 MBA podcast is a suitable alternative to stay ahead. It consists of 700 lessons from the co-founder Omar.

The podcast won the best 2014 podcast award. The podcast is ideal for experts in marketing, tech, and entrepreneurship industry.

Omar’s program features business leaders who offer great insight into how to make profits and efficiently run your business.

Moreover, in the podcast, you will find step by step tips on how to grow your business and make it competitive.

The podcast offers hope to those still optimistic about being MBAs.

2. HBR Ideacast

Harvard Business Review has created a niche in scholarly business research.

Their magazine is something every business leader should read. However, you may lack time to devour the publications.

Every Thursday, HBR Interviews reputable CEOs, entrepreneurs, and journalists among others. HBR editor Sarah Green Carmichael conducts the interviews.

In addition to this, the podcast also covers emerging technologies that are bound to change how businesses operate. In one of these business podcasts, they look into AI, robotics, and cloud computing.

The podcast interviews are well-researched and give the listener more insight into how to succeed in business.

3. TED Radio Hour

You did not expect these guys to not make it on the list.

TED Talks are informative and provide in-depth insight into different aspects of life.

Thus, they are a must-watch for anyone seeking knowledge. The TED Radio Hour is a branch of the TED Talks that provides insightful tips on leadership and productivity.

TED talks have been amongst the most watched YouTube videos. People love them because they are well-researched, and some of the ideas presented are changing the world. The same can be said about TED Radio Hour.

Listening to the shows will not only expand your knowledge on different matters, but you will become smarter and inspired to do great things.

4. Entrepreneurs On Fire

The podcast – aimed for small businesses – has so far interviewed over 2,000 successful entrepreneurs.

These include famous figures like Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins among others. John Lee Dumas hosts the show; he does an amazing job asking the right questions and giving insight to people keen on starting their businesses.

The exceptional podcast content earned it the Best of iTunes award. In short, this is one of the business podcasts that’s guaranteed to satisfy.

5. Beyond The To-Do List

While most of the podcasts focus on success, this podcast took a different approach.

In the first place, it shows you real-life stories of entrepreneurs who have failed in their journey to success and how they rose above the obstacles. The podcast is run by Erik Fisher who invites guests to the show to give their side of the story and how they succeeded.

That being the case, this is an excellent podcast for those thinking of starting their own business. Some of the content covered includes: how to set goals, maximizing your productivity, and personal development among others.

6. The Tim Ferriss Show

The award-winning author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” and dubbed by The NYT as “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk,” Tim Ferriss has been breaking airwaves with his podcast.

His podcast has seen over 100 million downloads and is ranked number one on business podcasts in iTunes. He interviews some of the top business influencers like LinkedIn founder Edward Norton to discover what their driving force is.

If you’re stuck wondering how to conquer new markets, then you need to listen to his podcast for insights. What’s more, guests also engage in Q&A from the audience.

7. Knowledge@Wharton

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is responsible for this podcast. The prestigious university is known for producing top business leaders, and their podcast is no exception.

Hence, the podcast centers on the people who have groomed industry leaders like professors and interviews the leaders themselves. Each interview lasts for around 20 minutes.

8. Copyblogger FM

Copyblogger has over the years established itself as an authority when it comes to content marketing.

The podcast is hosted weekly by Sonia Simone whose main focus is email marketing, copywriting, mindset, and conversion optimization among others. Each week she features a new guest who will analyze the week’s trending news in copywriting.

One of her latest topics discusses how stressing it can be for SEO experts to remain at the top. Therefore, this is the right show for someone planning on building a career as a social media strategist or SEO expert.

Even more, you can learn from some of the mistakes SEO industry titans have made and avoid the same in the future.

9. Mixergy

Andrew Warner hosts this podcast. He digs into the lives of entrepreneurs to find the factors that led to their success or failure.

While at it, he’s not afraid to ask questions that make a leader uncomfortable. It’s estimated that he has interviewed over 1,000 startup owners to date.

If you’ve just started on a business idea and don’t know what to do next, find insight from some of these people who have made it. You’ll learn how risk and reward are related and how to take your brand to the next level.

In their mission statement, they describe themselves as “thinkers and doers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you.” The podcast has 166 informational courses.

With this in mind, this is the kind of podcast for someone who’s thinking of starting a business but has yet to start.

10. Startup

The rate of success of startups is meager – especially during the first two years.

In this podcast, you get to learn everything about startups. The podcast is the basis for ABC’s latest sitcom Alex, Inc. These business podcasts are divided into seasons with each season featuring an entrepreneur who is doing great things with his startup.

For example season one features Alex Blumberg – also the founder of Startup – as he narrates how he started a podcast called Gimlet. The second season focuses on Dating Ring – a struggling dating site.

The most recent episode is all about making the perfect cup of coffee. To help you achieve this, the podcast follows the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali. It’s a story about pursuing your dreams no matter the costs.

Mokhtar was faced with the daunting task of pursuing top coffee brands to distribute his coffee. Startup focuses on the entrepreneur journey – showing the challenges he faces at home and how they handled finding issues with cofounders.

Consequently, this lets you have a unique view of their lives.

11. How I Built This

You probably have seen the industry leaders in news conferences promoting their brands.

But, have you wondered how they came to build such big and powerful brands? This podcast follows the lives of founders of top brands like AOL, Kate Spade, and Five Guys among others. Guy Raz is the host of the podcast.

He goes in-depth into how some of these multi-billion brands have been built. Guy’s storytelling skills are superb. NPR handling production has enhanced the quality of the podcast.

If you’re a fan of FUBU, then you don’t want to miss the next podcast that will feature Daymond John – one of the sharks in the popular TV show ‘Shark Tank.’  The good part about the podcast is you get to learn the nitty-gritty of how these people built their businesses.

It does not focus on how much they’ve earned but gives viewers practical steps to grow their businesses.

However, the downside is that after a couple of business podcasts the concepts become the same.

12. Smart People Podcast

Smart People Podcast features people who have done amazing things with their lives and how they have overcome the odds to become what they are today.

The podcast is an inspiration to many and will help listeners get off their feet and do something productive with their lives. Smart people is a podcast for everyone as it deals with how to live a balanced life at work and home.

The show is not limited to business leaders but has a mix of professionals from different backgrounds. These include MDs, athletes, CFPs, Buddhists, and even porn stars.  This dynamic mix makes the business podcast very engaging and interesting.

As a result, it opens your mind to different ideas. Smart People Podcast is for people planning on becoming smart.

13. Duct Tape Marketing

First of all, the focus of this podcast is on small to medium enterprises and home-based entrepreneurs.

It helps them develop a marketing strategy and take their brands to the next level. It helps entrepreneurs build on their sales and marketing skills. Therefore, Duct Tape Marketing is for those people who are wondering,”How do I get word to potential customers?”

The podcast will equip you with marketing skills so that you do not need to hire a professional. John Jantsch developed Duct Tape Marketing as a way to turn traditional marketing techniques to fit into small to midsized businesses.

While doing this, the founder has received accolades from reputable organizations like the New York Enterprise Report, Forbes, CNBC, and at some point, he was in the Wall Street Journal best seller list.

Furthermore, John has also been invited to some prominent organizations to give a keynote speech; these include Microsoft, American Express, eBay, Verizon, and HP.

14. Leaders In The Trenches

The podcast began in 2014 with the aim of providing insight to leaders in their journey to success.

Gene Hammett hosts it. Gene has interviewed many business leaders including FUBU legend John Daymond. And so in the podcast, Gene explores how some of these leaders think as they make crucial business decisions.

Then he probes how they find markets for their products, about the failures they faced, and the challenges they have endured to be who they are today. If you’re in the trenches at the moment, this podcast will help you navigate your way out.

Every business faces some hard times, but it is those who have tenacity who come out of the trenches.

15. Tony Robbins Podcast

First of all, Tony Robbins has built himself a career as a motivational speaker commanding thousands of followers.

He has interviewed ordinary people doing extraordinary things. If you’re looking for a great way to start your day, then I’d recommend that you carry and listen to this podcast on your way to work.

Most noteworthy, Tony’s work has guided over 50 million people in over 100 countries to make positive decisions and change their lives. He has helped several business leaders start their businesses or take existing ones to the next level.

His podcast is not relegated to business news only but touches on how people can improve their personal lives.

Even more, he’s also well versed in emerging technologies like AI and robotics and this makes for an all-round podcast.

16. Social Pros Podcast

The podcast has created a buzz with its focus on marketing tips.

It’s hosted by two amazing persons – Adam Brown (Salesforce) and Jay Baer (Convince and Convert). At the content marketing awards, the show was named the best podcast.

Social media marketing has grown over the years with most marketing executives taking their marketing campaigns to various social media platforms. In this podcast, the show features a social media expert who has dealt with various top brands in the market.

For this reason, listeners gain insight into how the industry works. This is one of the best business podcasts to learn how big brands like IBM, Dell or ESPN have created a large following on various online platforms.

17. Smart Passive Income

This is one of the most popular business podcasts online. Pat Flynn hosts it.

Pat knows that the process of building a successful business is not guaranteed, so he takes listeners through various tactics to make a profit by using lifestyle changes, blogging or various marketing schemes.

It’s possible for people to make six-figure bucks from passive incomes. Therefore, if you’re in the dark and wondering how this is possible, then listen to Pat Flynn as he delves into various avenues for making passive income.

Some have even gone ahead and started their successful business podcasts after listening to Pat.