Best business podcasts for on the road

Travelling for business is a necessary part of lots of people’s roles. When you’re on the road the days can sometimes be long and tiring but inevitably, often very productive.

In those windows of calm where your eyes can no longer look at your laptop, when you have hit the hotel gym for a morning workout or you’re on that long flight and need to keep your mind active, podcasts can be a brilliant tool to offer inspiration, education and entertainment.

They aren’t a new thing of course, over the last two decades the broadcast medium has evolved almost beyond recognition, with podcasts now available on most topics you could ever imagine. Business is of course a topic with so much commentary around it that it can be difficult to know where to start. So, we’ve done some of the hard work for you. Here’s Traveldoo’s round-up of some of the best business podcasts – from entrepreneurial success stories to hot social marketing solutions and inspirational leaders’ debates.

Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers

Kizzi Nkwocha is editor of Business Game Changer Magazine and host of this unique podcast series. Offering interviews with some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world, it’s proving very popular among business audiences. With a radio show format, the discussions focus on bringing new ideas to market, challenges faced by businesses and hosts many disruptive businesses leaders to offer fresh thinking.

TED Talks
Probably one of the most well-known series, TED Talks are all about sharing ideas; thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable – from AI to Zoology, and everything in between – given by the world’s leading thinkers. The collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, encompass a whole host of business-related matter and always deliver a huge dose of inspiration.

Inside LaunchStreet

Centred around innovation, business woman Tamara Ghandour hosts top innovation leaders and every day innovators who are out there shaking things up a bit. If offers really interesting perspectives on being innovative and differentiating to get ahead in business.

HBR IdeaCast

This weekly podcast from Harvard Business Review features leading thinkers in business and management.

Dear HBR
Another gem from Harvard Business Review, Dear HBR is an advice show for workplace dilemmas. Alison Beard uses a mix of empathy, experience and humour to offer solutions to some of the challenges faced by many in the workplace. Adding expert advice to the mix Dear HBR has all the ingredients of a great business podcast to sample when travelling.

Upping Your Elvis

We’re all affected by energy – physically, mentally and spiritually – and travelling can definitely take its toll on us in these areas. Upping Your Elvis hooks up with a series of experts to help discover a way of managing our energy.

As Told By Nomads

Featuring interviews with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs, discussions focus around what it takes to be global leaders.

The World of Business (BBC)
Showcasing content from BBC Radio 4’s In Business programme as well as Global Business from the BBC World Service, this series touches on everything from how Politics and Business are no longer friends, to India’s fashion industry and the rise of eSports.

The Tim Ferris Show
The no. 1 business podcast had to make the shortlist. The Observer and other media have dubbed him “the Oprah of audio” and with over 400 million downloads, it’s not hard to see why. Best-selling author and investor, Tim Ferris, focuses on deconstructing world-class performers from across the business-sphere.

The $100 MBA Show

Another American beauty, this series offers really practical business lessons for the real world. What’s great about this one particularly is that every lesson is bite size, with a ten-minute lesson daily, it’s so great to dip in to when on the road for business.

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