Nearly 30% of all Americans take holiday trips, with 91% of those travelers driving in cars. That means a significant amount of us will be spending countless hours on the road. This holiday season put those hours to good use and tune into a business podcast to brush up on industry trends, best practices and more.
Here are 20 business podcasts to dive into during your holiday travels (in no particular order):
1. The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life by Nathan Latka
Might as well start the list at The Top, right? Listen to "The Top" if you want an audio version of a monthly income report from the world's top entrepreneurs. NathanLatka, the CEO of Heyo, cuts through the clutter and dives straight into the numbers.
Episodes are daily, 15 minutes, and fast paced featuring guests like billionaire VC Tim Draper, SaaS entrepreneurs who have raised $10.8 million like Hiten Shah and founders who have exited for $150 million+ like Jim Fowler.
Recommended Episode: 4% churn, $1500 LTV, and $700k+ per month in revenue with Contactually Founder Zvi Band
2. DotComSecrets Marketing in Your Car with Russell Brunson
Internet marketing expert Russell Brunson produces 10-minute episodes you can easily listen to during your daily commute that will significantly help you grow your business. If you're short on time but looking for big results, Marketing in Your Car needs to be on your list.
Recommended Episode: #148--Inbound: Before Your First Sales Funnel
3. Build a Badass Business with Diane Sanfilippo
Diane makes us all want to build a badass business in this show where she shares business tips, advice, and motivation for entrepreneurs and business owners across all industries. This two-time New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur tells it as it is - and you'll love every minute of it.
Recommended Episode: 40: Passive Income with Sylvie McCracken
4. The Business of Photography - Sprouting Photographer
The Business of Photography provides actionable, specific business-related information for photographers (but that all of us can learn from). In this weekly podcast, interviews with industry experts and business specialists highlight concrete business ideas for creatives.
Recommended Episode: 188: Spencer Lum Sales Psychology and Closing the Deal
5. Starting from Nothing - The Foundation Podcast
As the name implies, this podcast focuses on how to start a business from the ground up. In weekly episodes, successful entrepreneurs share how they built their businesses entirely from scratch. If you're looking for inspiration as an entrepreneur or business owner, look no further. Starting from Nothing will inspire you to hustle. Notable guest interviews include Peter Shallard, Jaime Tardy, and Michael Margolis.
Recommended Episode: "Dropping Out Of College, Starting A Million Dollar Business, & Hiring My Previous College Professor - With Nathan Latka."
6. Startup Camp by Dale Partridge
In the weekly Startup Camp, Dale interviews successful business people to teach us how to go from dreaming about becoming an entrepreneur to becoming one. You'll learn how to build your brand, form powerful ideas, develop successful business models and so much more from a renowned expert in branding, consumer psychology, and startup strategy.
Recommended Episode: 5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Business Idea
7. We Study Billionaires by Preston Pysh and Stig Broderson
On We Study Billionaires, hosts Preston and Stig study - you guessed it! - Billionaires like Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban, along with the books these billionaires read and the habits that have helped them reach great heights. You'll take away actionable advice and habits you can apply to your own business as an entrepreneur from some of the greatest minds of all time.
Recommended Episode: 55: Creating Assets and a Following with Dorie Clark
8. Read to Lead Podcast by Jeff Brown
Love reading? Then you'll love this podcast. Each week you'll learn key thoughts and insights from today's best nonfiction authors. Jeff's interviews highlight these authors' perspectives on leadership, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Notable guests include Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Daniel Pink, John Lee Dumas and more.
Recommended Episode: 99: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Growth
9. ReLaunch - Starting Over with Confidence by Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei
Starting over can be intimidating and overwhelming to say the least. ReLaunch helps you tackle a new chapter in your life with clarity, confidence and direction. Hosts Joel and Dr. Pei talk with some of the most innovative people on the planet from entertainers to athletes to business owners about real challenges and real successes.
Recommended Episode: 371: How to Win Again After a Major Fall
10. Tropical MBA by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen
Tropical MBA puts a different spin on building a business. Hosts Dan and Ian share with you how to be successful while also being free from the traditional office, otherwise known as 'location independent' entrepreneurship. This fun and value-packed podcast has us contemplating packing a suitcase and traveling the world.
Recommended Episode: 303: 7 Things to Consider When Selling Your Business
11. BiggerPockets by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner
BiggerPockets brings actionable advice from real estate investors and professionals directly to its listeners. This show skips the 'get rich overnight' talk and gets right to the real nitty-gritty on growing your business from actual investors. Joshua and Brandon educate people in all aspects of real estate by sharing tools and resources to enhance real estate knowledge, networking, deal-making and marketing.
Recommended Episode: 137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business
12. Mechanic to Millionaire Podcast by Dave MacArthur
When you think down to earth, think Mechanic to Millionaire. A few years ago, M2M host Dave MacArthur was a mechanic wondering how he was going to get out of the rat race. Now, he's teaching thousands of listeners the techniques he used to break the mold and be successful in the business world. You'll instantly relate to Dave and his journey.
Recommended Episode: 139 Imagination
13. Brilliant Business Moms by Sarah Korhnak and Beth Anne Schwamberger
Brilliant Business Moms highlights Mom entrepreneurs who are succeeding in online business, including Mom bloggers, Etsy shop owners, photographers, and designers. Sarah and Beth Anne believe in small steps over time that can make a big, impactful difference. Great for creatives or those looking to run a successful business and a happy family, Brilliant Business Moms is full of inspiration and learnings we can all adapt in our own business.
Recommended Episode: 110: How to Grow an Online Clothing Rental Company
14. The MFCEO Project by Andy Frisella
In the MFCEO Podcast, Andy Frisella and his guests share insights on success and failure. As an entrepreneur and innovator, Andy is motivated by a desire to help people to succeed in business and life. His no-nonsense approach will empower and inspire you to do the hard work it takes to be successful.
Recommended Episode: Successful People Think Differently About Risk
15. The Amazing Seller Podcast by Scott Voelker
On The Amazing Seller, Scott shares marketing strategies and real case studies from his experience. You'll learn how to apply this knowledge directly to your business. With some specific focus on Amazon selling, but covering a wide range of topics, there's something in this show that every one of us can take away.
Recommended Episode: How Jaime Launched a $10k per Month Product in 3 Months
16. Mixergy by Andrew Warner
Mixergy's host Andrew Warner asks the tough questions to get to the real nuggets of information on the successes and failures of the world's top business leaders. Boasting an impressive guest list, including Tony Hsieh, Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Paul Graham, Noah Kagan, Barbara Corcoran, Alexis Ohanian and more, this podcast is a can't miss.
Recommended Episode: 1216 How to Launch Your Startup in 7 Days
17. Foundr Magazine Podcast by Nathan Chan
The Foundr Magazine show is not your ordinary entrepreneurship podcast. Nathan Chan came from knowing nothing about startups, online businesses, entrepreneurship or marketing. He interviews some of the most successful founders in the world to find out what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and helps you apply it to your own business and life. Guest interviews include Daymond John, Tim Ferriss, Lewis Howes, Chris Ducker and more.
Recommended Episode: 64: 8 Startups, 4 IPOs, Lost $35m of Investors' Money
18. Eventual Millionaire by Jaime Tardy
Business coach Jaime Tardy interviews millionaire entrepreneurs to learn their failures, advice, tips and more in this real and inspiring podcast. Millionaires experience failures like all the rest of us. Jaime asks the questions we all want the answers to on how these millionaires got to where they are now.
Recommended Episode: Sell More This Week with Claude Diamond
19. The James Altucher Show, by James Altucher
James Altucher is a real gem and one of my favorites. You'll love this guy. He's a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). He has started and sold several companies for eight-figure exits.
He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech.
He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.
Recommended Episode: #62 Tony Robbins, How to Master the Game of Money
20. Up in Your Business Podcast by Angus Nelson
Business coach Angus Nelson, shares his transparent perspective of what he's learned about business, and his desire to help others. He shares his perspective on leadership today and how he plans to make a difference. Not only that, but he has great thought leaders like Bryan Kramer, Joel Comm, and others on. This is a podcast that you don't want to miss!
If you learn only one thing from this podcast, let it be this: no matter what your struggle or frustration in life, you are not alone.
Recommended Episode: How to Have a Billionaire's Mindset w/ Chris Brogan
There you have it. On your way to mountains of food this holiday season, plug in and stuff yourself with these business podcasts so you can hit the ground running in the new year. Now you're stuffed with turkey and business knowledge. Bon appetite!
Which podcasts are you listening to?