5 Podcasts I Love

RISE

Hosted by Rachel Hollis

What it gives me: Raw, hard-truth love

Rachel is the candid, motivational, pocket full of sunshine that you've needed since the gravity of adulthood set in.

My favorite episode: The Benefits of Hiring a Business Coach

Extra Credit: Her documentary #madeformore had me sobbing in the theater and I recently started listening to her new podcast Rise Together, with husband Dave Hollis.

School of Greatness

Hosted by Lewis Howes

What it gives me: An open mind

Lewis brings guests to the table from a wide array of industries and walks of life. From social media moguls to motivational speakers he asks his guests tough, raw, questions and curates the answers for tactical and helpful advice.

My favorite episode: A three-way-tie between Jesse Itzler on Building a Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Life, Earn Your Confidence with Jason Khalipa and From Drug Addict to Whole30 Founder with Melissa Hartwig

The Goal Digger Podcast

Hosted by Jenna Kutcher

What it gives me: Practical social media tips + tools, plus a tribe of badass women

Jenna seems to have a never-ending fountain of brilliant business tools for social media driven businesses. Her podcast shares these tools through the lens of her photography business and she hosts inspiring guests who paint a realistic picture of the bumpy but thrilling road of entrepreneurship.

My favorite episode: How to Gain Big Influence in 5 Easy Steps with Emily Sexton of the Flourish Market

The Daily

Hosted by Michael Barbaro, the New York Times

What it gives me: Quick, analytical, interesting news

Would it really be a weekday morning without hearing, “I’m Michael Barbaro, and this is the Daily”? I think not. The weekday podcast is a morning ritual for me. It’s the way that I’ve been able to keep up with current events and the news without falling down the rabbit hole of today’s media frenzy. Michael has an innate ability to capture unique and poignant stories and use them to break down divisive political issues and news into relatable, bite-sized, 30-minute coverage. Perfect for a long walk with the dog, or a weekday commute.

Masters of Scale

Hosted by Reid Hoffman

What it gives me: Wisdom from the old/new guard

Although I spend a ton of time at meetups and getting to know entrepreneurs, I don’t (yet) have access to the biggest and brightest minds of our time . Reid Hoffman gives you that access in Masters of Scale. It’s a peek into the lives and histories of CEOs of some of the biggest companies in and out of Silicon Valley. From Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel to Slack and AirBnb, learn from the failures and successes of the greats.

My favorite episode: The Money Episode, Mariam Naficy Founder and CEO of Minted