6 Smart Podcast Recommendations

by McKenzie Chapman   Ulticareer  | Resources  | Productivity  | Commute  | We recommend  | 

Podcasts are continuously rising in popularity and for good reason. They’re informative, often funny, and, for the most part, free. It’s relatively easy to start making them too, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home with the purchase of some equipment. This means that there’s a podcast for pretty much any topic.  

Podcasts are great to listen to while you’re cleaning, commuting, exercising, etc. You can make the most of your time and make chores more enjoyable by finding podcasts you love. If you want to start listening, but are overwhelmed by all the options out there, here’s a list of our favorites right now. 


  1. 1. Up First 
    I’d love to have time in the morning to sit down, read the newspaper over a cup of coffee, and relax before I start my day. Unfortunately, in reality I just don’t have the time. That’s why Up First is amazing. It’s a ten-minute news podcast that comes out every morning before 6am. It catches you up on everything you need to know and you can listen to it while getting ready or on your commute.  


  1. 2. Being Boss 
    This podcast is filled with career advice. Hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon have years of experience in career coaching and branding. Being Boss is packed with career advice and interviews with entrepreneurs. Learn how to be a boss, get motivated, make bank, and love your business. 


  1. 3. Stuff You Missed in History Class  
    There’s only so much you can learn in history class. So much history, so little time! Catch up on your history with Stuff You Missed in History Class. Each episode recaps a true story from the backlogs of history. You’ve probably never heard it before, but you won’t soon forget 

  1. 4. Positively Creative 
    Artist Dorothy Collier found that when she had a positive outlook on life, her creativity and productivity increased exponentially. In Positively Creative, Collier interviews other creatives and discusses how they launched their own creative careers. It’s a great listen if you’re looking for inspiration on how to get positive and jumpstart your creativity. 

  1. 5. Happen to Your Career 
    This show will help you find a career you love and how to navigate it with advice on topics like overcoming your fears and capitalizing on your strengths. Host Scott Anthony Barlow interviews a variety of people from different backgrounds. You’ll gain valuable career tips and inspiration from listening to Happen to Your Career. 

  1. 6. Philosophize This 
    If you’re looking to dig into an educational podcast, Philosophize This is for you. With over 100 episodes, you can really buckle in and get ready for some knowledge. Host Stephen West recaps philosophy and history, referencing classic books and famous thinkers. West manages to speak lightly about these heavy topics, so you won’t feel overwhelmed.   


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