Top 5 Podcasts of 2018

 
 
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The Tony Robbins Podcast

@tonyrobbins would have to be the god of podcasts if it existed. His deep and booming voice (which I was unsure I could even listen to at first) is something I now look forward to everyday (I am sure it puts extra merit to his meaning). Tony’s plight in short is to help everyone reach their full potential in all facets of life - business, relationships, health and finances - through real and lasting change, drawing upon his own life experiences and tough childhood.

You will enjoy this if… you are generally interested in personal development. Podcasts topics vary and range from in studio recordings to his live events as a motivational speaker and interviewing everyday people in the crowd.

Best Episode… The #1 Decision you will Ever Make
This episode is a bit of a tear jerker but it really puts life into perspective (I may or may not have cried to this while sitting at my desk at work). When I am having a bad day I think of this podcast, as it has allowed me to better understand where my emotions stem from and why I might be reacting in certain ways to different circumstances. As an emotional person (which is something I am continually working on) this episode has deepened my interest in emotional intelligence and control, especially in terms of my closest relationships.

 
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The School of Greatness

@lewishowes is a NYT bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities to help you find out what makes great people, great.

You will enjoy this if… again if you are interested in personal development, although this podcast really has something for everyone. Speakers are those at the top of their fields, talking on topics with the undertone DREAM BIGGER, LIVE BETTER, MAKE AN IMPACT. Lewis’ ‘Five Minute Friday‘ segment is also perfect for when you are looking for something short, sharp and to listen to in one sitting.

 
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Jen Gotch is OK Sometimes

@jengotch is Founder and CCO of Ban.do, her podcast is original, hilarious and honest. Delving into her personal experience with mental health (primarily bipolar, anxiety and depression) and now business. Released weekly she openly shares her fears, pains and triumphs. Aiming to help others build self awareness, build emotional intelligence and feel less alone.

You will enjoy this if… this podcast is really relatable for anyone who has ever suffered with mental health. Jen’s down to earth and humorous approach takes the edge off the usually tiptoed around topic. She provides first hand insight into the journey that is mental health and also tips and tricks she has used for managing her condition. Jen regularly (and sometimes reluctantly on their part) features her parents, which adds the extra dimension of an “outside in view” into understanding and helping those around you manage their mental health.

 
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Girlboss Radio

On each episode of @girlbossradio, Sophia Amoruso interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Full of hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else. Conversations that humanize and champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.

You will enjoy this if… your a Girl or Boy boss, or simply interested in hearing business, success stories and insights from females of all walks of life and business. Girlboss Radio interviews some big names including Gwenyth Paltrow, Whitney Wolfe (CEO Bumble) and Charlize Theron.

 
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Your Creative Start

@yourcreativestart is a podcast helping creatives get started in business and become known for their something. Jaharn interviews creatives about how they got started, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and asks them to share wisdom bombs, actionable advice and practical tips so you feel inspired and motivated in business and life.

You will enjoy this if… you a creative or business owner with simply a dream, idea or start up. I particularly like this podcast as Jaharn interviews some of my biggest inspirations in business and design including Tess Robinson of Smack Bang Designs and Jasmine Dowling, typographer and blogger. Tackling topics creatives want to hear about the most, including getting started, dealing with self doubt, becoming your own boss, what to do in a creativity rut, learning from mistakes, and lots more.