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Top 10 business podcasts of 2019

There’s always so much to know, discover and learn. That’s why I love podcasts. They feed my brain with new information, perspectives and insights. During the Christmas break, what better excuse is there to tune in and expand your understanding of the world around you?

In no particular order…

1. You are not so smart

You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self-delusion. In each episode, we explore what we’ve learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

2. Secret Leaders

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

3. Cautionary Tales

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown-ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They’ll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell.

4. Follow your different

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™ Podcast is a celebration of people, ideas and companies that stand out. A leader in the category “dialogue podcasts,” it feels like eavesdropping on a surprisingly captivating, candid, insightful, no-BS and conversation. Lochhead features legends whose names you will know and everyday legends who you’ll love getting to know. New York Times Bestselling author Hal Elrod calls it “one of the best podcasts of all time”, NBA Legend Bill Walton calls Lochhead “an exploding star – a quasar across the sky”, Fast Company Magazine calls him “a human exclamation point”, The Marketing Journal says he’s, “one of the best minds in marketing” and The Economist says he’s, “off-putting to some”.

5. Elevate

Learn how to push your limits and elevate your life, your business and your family with the Elevate Podcast. Join Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners and creator of the Friday Forward, as he sits down with people who are at the top of their fields—from renowned entrepreneurs, visionaries and change-makers to the world’s great writers, thinkers and business leaders. In his discussions, you’ll hear from experts about how they grow their capacity and help others achieve their best lives. Whether you are wanting to build better habits, trying to push yourself to a new level or looking to learn tips from people who share your passion for improvement, this podcast will help you make actionable changes in your life and start reaping the benefits today.

6. The EntreLeadership Podcast

Hosted by Alex Judd, the EntreLeadership Podcast features lively discussions and tips on leadership and business by some of the top minds in the business, like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek.

7. Finding Mastery

Dr Michael Gervais has been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. Now, he decodes the many paths toward mastery and provides applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

8. The Knowledge Podcast with Shane Parrish

Master the best of what other people have already figured out.

9. HBR Ideacast

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

10. Pivot

Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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