1. Tropical Talk Radio - this is guerilla business radio at its best, Dan and Ian are out there calling in radio dispatches from the front lines of business from Bali, Hong Kong, Manila, and San Diego. The podcast has a raw quality, a little rough, that gives it character and the advice is more real and more useful that just about any other podcast. The podcast episodes come and go, and is very sporadic, sometimes the two hosts are awol for weeks, and then, bam, they come back, speaking to all of us about trying to make it in business and what they have learned while they were away. The conversations between the two hosts are real, funny, informative, and the entrepreneurs these two meet are always interesting and smart.
Ian and Dan are two guys who really love to live and talk business, who live the lifestyle, and it shows.
2.Lifestyle Business Podcast - this is the more popular bigger brother of the Tropical Talk Radio, and I was tempted to put them together, as both are run by Ian and Dan, but the LBP is more formulaic than the TTR and Dan and Ian do love themselves a good list. There are a lot of lists. They are always entertaining and informative.
I like like rawness of the Tropical Talk Radio, so to me it has the edge, but this is the podcast that got me hooked.
3. Foolish Adventure - Tim Conley is not smooth, he is not a polished voice, and sometimes his delivery makes me cringe, but he is very real and getting better each podcast. Every time I hear him in a interview, particularly in a panel, he always comes up with an angle or insight on the question asked that is unique and original. Most advice I hear sounds like it was read from a text book, or they have only sold ebooks, but Tim has done it and it shows. Tim is better answering questions and bouncing off others than he is just talking, and his podcast has him hitting his stride.
4. Mixergy - Andrew Warner interviews just about anyone, and some stories are good, some okay, and others simply life changing. Proof that if you want to do something great, the more swings at bat, the more likelihood of a home run. I have made copious notes listening to this show.
5. Smart Passive Income - Pat Flynn has a kind of low key approach that sneaks up on you until after about 30 minutes in when you realize that he is doing some simply amazing things, and he is telling you how he did it. What brought it home for me, is that he did a podcast on affiliates, and about how he makes a lot of money being an affiliate, and his podcast was about how to do it, while at the same time he listed and discussed all his affiliate products, so you could see them and buy them if you like. Pat went meta, and I was impressed. He probably did very well with his affiliate sales while at the same time showing how he did it.
6.WTF with Marc Maron - no not a business podcast per se, it is comedy podcast, but he is funny, has amazing guests, and he has built a business while he did it. Out of a less than stellar comedy stand up career, Marc Maron has built something amazing. Listening to him pop in his ads, without jarring transitions, listening how he creates narratives of his guests, and his life, and watching him build a following is amazing to behold. I have listened to him from the beginning, and listening you realize how powerful the medium is, and the valuable lesson that the money isn't in the selling, it is in the following. He has built a following that is amazing.
7. BlogCast FM - is a new addition to my podcast master list. It has gotten better each episode, and each episode is a great interview. They do all types and sizes of businesses and blogs, and because oif that they have tips and ideas you don't normally hear.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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