Sure. Everyone knows you can learn tons of hot marketing tips online… but what if the real goldmine for mad marketing wisdom and crazy creative inspiration has nothing to do with studying programs, formulas, or strategies online…
And EVERYTHING to do with tuning into your favorite True Crime Podcast? Keep reading for 25 podcasts you MUST add to your listen list…
Let’s face it… when you run your own biz and spend all your days (and all your nights 🙄) completely immersed in the online world of freelancing, content creation, marketing, and copywriting…
It can be way too easy to find yourself trapped inside an echo chamber of the same old advice, same old tips, and same old tired practices.
And before you know it—you’re left with NO new ideas and ZERO creative flow.
Which is not so good considering your career kinda depends on it…
Sometimes the best inspiration comes from taking a little break from your business, stepping away from your niche, and tuning into a thrilling story about a bank heist gone wrong or an educational brain-buster explaining how bioluminescence works.
That is exactly why I turned to The Posse Community to find the best Podcasts out there…
And in today’s blog, I’m counting down my top podcast picks across a variety of genres ranging from business to true crime, science, comedy & everything in between…
So that you can find exactly what YOU NEED to supercharge YOUR creative flow.
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Now, like the majority of people… I absolutely love listening to podcasts! It’s one of my favorite ways to mellow out, de-stress, or just enjoy a little R&R time.
But most importantly… podcasts are also one of my favorite places to get creative inspiration!
Because even though I’m NOT a huge fan of listening to marketing or copywriting podcasts… I do love podcasts that are geared towards great storytelling, current events, history, or—my favourite—psychology!
And while it might seem unconventional at first glance, these podcasts are constantly providing me with awesome hooks and killer stats to use in my writing.
So no matter which genre of podcasts you prefer—there’s bound to be one on this list that can act as the instant fuel you need to turn your inspo into income.
So sit back, and get ready to listen to the ones that catch your attention… we’ve got a juicy list of podcasts to get through—so let’s do it.
Alright, the first category on this list…
Top Business Podcasts
Okay, the Posse Community literally gave me SO MANY recommendations that fell under the “Business” category that I could do a full episode on just Business Podcast recommendations…
So I tried to narrow it down and include a few that may not be as well-known. Here they are:
The Business of Writing Podcast with Rachel Mazza and Laura Gale
This show showcases the best creative minds of our time and how they’ve built thriving businesses around their writing skills. It’s time to kill the myth that writing doesn’t pay—on this show you’ll learn how to make words work for you.
In this podcast, you’ll go deep into the art and science of great writing, the business acumen you need to make your business thrive, and writers of all kinds will share hard-earned insights you won’t get anywhere else
The Futur with Chris Do
Chris Do, holds candid conversations with inspirational people from the worlds of design, technology, marketing, business, philosophy, and personal development.
These conversations go deep. With the aim of understanding who these incredible people are, what drives them to do what they do, and what can we—the listener—learn from it all.
The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher
This podcast brings you productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career.
Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer.
Along with sharing her best-kept secrets, she interviews the best in the industry (Amy Porterfield, Jamie Ivey, Melyssa Griffin, Lori Harder, Cathy Heller and so much more) who will share their secrets to ensure you are seen, heard, (and hired!)
What Works with Tara McMullin
Stop spinning your wheels and start getting ahead, What Works is all about the nuts & bolts of what it takes to build a stronger business.
Tara McMullin talks to experienced small business owners & entrepreneurs about marketing, management, mindset, operations, product development, sales, customer service, and more—so you can learn what’s really happening behind the scenes.
No gimmicks or fads. Just an inside look at how coaches, educators, lawyers, digital product creators, agency owners, writers, consultants, and more make it work.
Creative Elements with Jay Clouse
Topping off our list is my good friend and creative genius, Jay Clouse.
His podcast, Creative Elements, explores how creators break through the noise. Through narrative interviews, Jay dives into the nitty-gritty of how the world’s best creators make a living from their art and creativity.
You’ll hear the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive – elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.
And bonus—Jay has even interviewed me! You can listen to us chat all about my journey from a brand new freelancer, to copywriter to entrepreneur and YouTuber in Ep. 43 right here.
Okay… Next category on the list…
Health, Fitness & Personal Development Podcasts
These are some of my all-time favs when it comes to boosting your physical and mental health! After all, you need to stay sharp to boost your creativity.
The Glow Jo with Leanne Kallal
My girl—Leanne! We have been friends for 16 years!
The GlowJo Podcast is a space for the soulful, creative, and intuitive feelers of the world who are here to experience more, explore more, create more, grow more, connect more and be more.
It’s your new go-to place to have deep conversations about empowerment, business, spirituality, purpose, and self-expansion without them having to be serious or daunting!
And I was honored to be featured on Leanne’s podcast, where we chat about Imposter Syndrome—what it is, how to deal with it, and even how to use it to your advantage to step up and level up in Ep. 2 here.
Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and expert at turning Fear into Freedom. She helps people all over the world face their fears, get unstuck from the past, move past their limiting beliefs, and start living the lives they desire.
This show is for anyone who wants to learn more about practical psychology, achieving personal freedom, self-improvement, meditation, mindfulness practices, harnessing the power of intention, and real-life strategies for personal transformation.
Healthier Together with Liz Moody
Each week, Liz sits down with TV and movie stars, best-selling authors, chefs, skincare experts, and various other leaders in the wellness world to uncover the stories about what shaped the people you know and love.
Topics include: glowing skin, anxiety, the secret to success, how to be truly happy, the ideal diet, autoimmune disease, weight loss, relationships, the meaning of life (just kidding… kind of), and so much more.
What’s The Juice with Olivia Amitrano
In this podcast, Olivia draws on her experience in herbalism, psychology, and a lifetime of health issues into valuable, tangible tips on how to heal and thrive.
She interviews specialists, doctors, therapists, practitioners, astrologers, estheticians, artists, and storytellers and each episode oozes with raw, human moments and empowering information.
Another good friend of mine—Mark Groves—is a Human Connection Specialist.
In his Podcast, he explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness, and more? How do we maintain long-term connections that thrive?
Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.
Okay, the next category on the list is a personal favorite…
True Crime Podcasts
I’m no Agatha Christie, but I love learning about a good mystery that needs to be solved. Here are some of my top picks when it comes to the more peculiar podcasts.
Dr. Death is a podcast produced by Wondery that focuses on egregious cases of medical malpractice.
Currently on Season 3: Miracle Man. A story of trust, betrayal, and miracles.
Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.
But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who—or what—is that system meant to protect?
True Spies by Spycape
True Spies takes you inside the world’s greatest espionage and detective operations.
Hosts Hayley Atwell and Vanessa Kirby talk to the real spies behind the missions. What do they know? What are their skills? And what would you do in their position? They explore and investigate real-life thrillers, mysteries, and crimes—stories that prove truth is stranger than fiction!
These stories cover lies, murder, theft, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. You’ll meet experts from the top intelligence agencies including FBI, CIA, MI5, MI6 (SIS), KGB, GRU, Mossad, and many others.
Every Monday, Ashley Flowers will tell you about whatever crime she’s been obsessing over that week in a way that sounds like you’re sitting around talking about crime with your best friends.
The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow.
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favourite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
They bring empathy and comedy to their storytelling in a way that is relatable and fun. Any other murderinos reading? Comment below and let me know.
Alright, now the next genre on the list had a lot of “big names” that were recommended. I included a few but also tried to include some that might be lesser known…
Society & Culture Podcasts
Here are some suggestions that anyone can get on board with, even if you’re not typically into podcasts! These ones are all sure to inspire you.
Brene Brown Podcast’s: Dare to Lead & Unlocking Us
In Dare to Lead you’ll hear Conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters, and more than a few troublemakers who are innovating, creating, and daring to lead.
In Unlocking Us you’ll hear Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.
Super Soul by Oprah
You’ll awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Super Soul.
Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.
All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions, and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Modern Love by The NY Times
For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.
Each week, the Modern Love podcast brings you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors, and a few surprises.
I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
What started as a social media post has become a mental health movement, and is now a podcast.
On I WEIGH, Jameela Jamil challenges societal norms through conversations with thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about their own experiences and stories with their mental health.
With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I WEIGH amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye is curious about. You’ll go on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime, and Rosa Parks, then look no further.
Josh and Chuck have you covered in the explainer podcast that is named quite aptly — Stuff You Should Know
Alright now for the final category on this list (and the one with the most “Posse Picks”…)
Education, History & Science Podcasts
If you’re ever needing to research on a topic, then listening to a podcast can save your hours of doing your own research. Here are some of our favs when it comes to educational podcasts.
Stuff You Missed In History Class by iHeart Radio
In this podcast, Holly and Tracy bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class.
In “Hardcore History” journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian,” unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past.
Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras?
This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration, and Twilight Zone-style twists have entertained millions of listeners.
Ologies with Alie Ward
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama.
Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions.
Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
Taking on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.
There are a lot of fads, blogs, and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs does the hard work of sifting through all the “science” so you don’t have to. They cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.
Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik
A fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time!
My friend and brilliant brain wizard, Jim Kwik (his real name), is the brain & memory trainer to elite mental performers, including many of the world’s leading CEO’s and celebrities.
Discover Jim’s favorite shortcuts to read faster, remember more, and ‘supercharge’ your greatest wealth-building asset: your brain.
PHEW! And there you have it. That’s 25 Podcast recommendations taken directly from the Copy Posse Community.
You know I’m gonna ask… what’s YOUR favorite Podcast? Drop it in the comments below!
Until next time, I’m Alex. Ciao for now!
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