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How Listening To These Podcasts Can Make You More Well Rounded


Who knew that radio would die a slow death and podcasts would skyrocket? Ummm…I guess Steve Jobs did. He’s a smart f***r. I think he’s going to go places some day :)

Lately, I have become quite the podcast listener. For me, it’s that sweet spot of passively listening during certain activities. Rarely, am I doing nothing and just focused on listening. I’m usually in the car or on the treadmill. I’ve turned into that guy who drives down the road with his ear buds in. Is that legal? I’m not sure.

I digress….

I decided to give you my top picks for the podcasts I listen to. So, in no particular order here we go.


1. The Rise To The Top – This dude, David Siteman Garland, is frickin’ phenomenal. He is the best friend, that I have never actually met. He has a very Larry King interview style. He has you laughing your a** off while your learning medipreneurship (his word).

2. The Smart Passive Income Podcast – This one is hosted by a guy named Pat Flynn. Pat and I were in a program together called Internet business mastery a few years back. He has since created one of the BEST podcast hands down on Internet marketing. He’s kind, smart, honest and ethical.

3. Internet Business Mastery – I started listening to these guys before I created my first website. Their names are Sterling and Jay. They do a solid job explaining the world of online marketing to beginners.

4. The Lifestyle Business Podcast – Dan Andrews does this podcast from wherever he happens to be in the world. Last time I checked he was in Bali. The podcast is essentially about how to run an online business and live the lifestyle design that you read about in The Four Hour Work Week.

5. Mixergy – This is Andrew Warner’s podcast. He has a bit of a reputation of being a bit of a hard news guy. I never actually found him to be that way. The guy absa-frikkin-lutely does his homework though. It’s an interview style podcast with the movers and shakers of the world.

6. 37 Signals – This is a podcast from the people that created Base Camp, Camp Fire and Back Pack. The are super smart people that will teach you how to distill your business down to what works and eliminate what doesn’t.

Another way to be well rounded is to have some fun! If you haven’t tried Party Poker you should! These guys take poker to a whole new level!


1. Adam Carolla – You may know Adam from Loveline on MTV with Dr. Drew. Adam is a super smart and very quick-witted guy that will keep you laughing AND thinking. He actually holds the Guiness Book of World Records for the highest amount podcast downloads ever.

2. Girl on Guy with Aisha Taylor – This is a very funny chick with a potty mouth. She has been the host of talk soup and been on the TV series 24. She’s extremely versatile and super funny.

3. The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe was the former host of Fear Factor and is a touring comedian. He is very deep, very real and really dark. He has a lot to say about a lot of things.

4. Mohr Stories – Jay Mohr is a comic/actor. Probably best known for either playing an agent in the Jerry Maguire movie or for marrying super hot Nikki Cox (of the TV show Las Vegas). He is really, really funny and gets GREAT guests.

5. The Nerdist – I don’t really know that much about this guy. His name is Chris Anderson and he’s a comedian. I don’t even really know why he calls the podcast “The Nerdist”. I do know that he has great guests and really interesting conversation.


1. Tiesto’s Club Life – I am a crazy fan of Mr Tiesto. Went to see him live in Greece this year. It was fantastic. He does a weekly podcast where he samples his music and other top DJ’s. It’s my favorite for sure.

2. Above and Beyond – I’m not sure if this is one DJ or two. But, they have an awesome weekly radio show if you like house-music. It’s great background music to write to.

3. Matt Darey Nocturnal Podcast – Matt Darey is a Top 100 DJ who tours the world and does the podcast from wherever he happens to be. He features many different types of club music. I love his style of club music.

4. Sander Van Doorn – Sander is a world class DJ. He’s probably in the top 3 in the world. Love this podcast. Great music and very little talk. Just great beats.

So there you have it. My podcast favorites.



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  • Dan

    Cheers Rob thanks for the shout man! I’m gonna follow up on some of your suggestions.

  • Michael

    Yes, great list! Was already subscribed to most of the podcasts in the business section (added Mixergy and Rise to the Top as I hadn’t heard those before), but all the music podcasts were fantastic – listing to Tiesto’s Club Life right now and it’s amazing.