Podcasts have been blowing up for a hot minute.
There are now an estimated 660,000 podcasts in production offering up roughly 28 million individual episodes and iTunes subscriptions recently topped one billion.
I listen to podcasts daily and to me, they are an extremely efficient way of learning, growing and moving forward personally and professionally.
They don’t demand your full attention and I often listen while retouching, showering or lifting. If you like to multi-task because you’re busy doing more things than you should like me, you probably love podcasts already.
But what about podcasts for people like us? Photographers, designers, creative entrepreneurs?
I compiled my 4 favorite podcasts and so I’m sharing my inspiration, entrepreneurship and creativity led list for creatives:
1. Akimbo by Seth Godin
Run by my favorite marketing mastermind, writer and thought leader Seth Godin, this is an outstanding podcast on all things related to marketing and “our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and choosing to do something.”
His experience in so many different areas translates into a masterclass every week.
2. The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss
Probably one of the most successful podcasts ever and the first podcast that got me hooked. With each episode, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
3. Design Matters by Debbie Millman
Design matters is the world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
So much valuable content that goes back to 2004. Dive in.
4. Accidental Creative by Todd Henry
This is a weekly podcast created by an author and a self-proclaimed ‘arms dealer for the creative revolution,’ offering actionable inspiration for all Creatives. Expansive and thought provoking.
George Kroustallis // Minorstep