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The 10 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2018

by Kylie Ora Lobell
featured, money & life

Ten best podcasts to listen to today

There are a daunting number of new podcasts out there and if you’re anything like us, you’ve just about exhausted the ever-popular true crime podcast. If it’s a new skill you’re after or are simply curious about enriching your creativity, you can learn almost anything in under an hour with thousands of shows available on Apple Podcasts, Radiolab, Spotify, Gimlet Media, Audible and more.

Here are the ten best podcasts for learning a new skill, discovering the latest in your industry, gaining insight into the lives of influencers or figuring out how to develop your business.

“The Tim Ferriss Show”

On the interview podcast “The Tim Ferriss Show,” CreativeLive instructor Tim Ferriss speaks with the biggest names in the business world today. Ferriss, who is known for his groundbreaking book “The 4-Hour Workweek,” has the number one business podcast on Apple Podcasts. Recent guests include Drew Houston, the billionaire founder of Dropbox, comedy podcast pro and actress Aisha Tyler and Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. During these interviews, Ferriss asks guests about their routines and the tools they incorporate into their lives for success. According to The New York Times, Ferriss has “made a career of teaching readers how to achieve personal goals using the least amount of time and effort.”


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“A Piece of Work” with Abbi Jacobson

“Broad City” co-creator and real-life artist Abbi Jacobson dives into modern art and pop culture on her podcast “A Piece of Work.” This 10-episode series includes episodes with Questlove, RuPaul and Samanatha Irby, and Jacobson explores Andy Warhol, minimalism, video art and monochromes.

“Rich20Something Podcast” with Daniel DiPiazza

Entrepreneur and CreativeLive instructor Daniel DiPiazza discusses business and methods for living a more productive life in his podcast Rich20Something. Discover how to harness your inner power through DiPiazza’s interview style podcast that helps entrepreneurs — specifically the millennial entrepreneur — find their voice and a roadmap for business success. DiPiazza is a source of energy, insight and strength for brave millennial leaders looking to level up in business and life.

Lewis Howes’ “The School of Greatness”

Lifestyle entrepreneur and CreativeLive teacher Lewis Howes runs “The School of Greatness,” an interview podcast featuring stories and talks with some of the biggest influencers today. He’s hosted people like Maria Shriver, Tony Robbins, Steve Aoki and Tracy McMillan, to name a few. Howes goes beyond the business and success hacks and dives deep into what makes a person lead a fulfilling life, whether that’s taking a step back to reflect or mastering body language skills. Tune in for a good dose of inspiration.


Tap into the creative process of people from all walks of life with Lewis Howes. Learn more.


“TED Talks Daily”

TED presenters are known for inspiring their audiences. They tell incredible stories and change your perceptions of the world. If you don’t have time to sit down and watch the TED and TEDx Talk videos, tune into TED Talks Daily on Apple Podcasts. Recent episodes inlcude ways that data helps us figure out the mysteries of the brain, and the evolution of the American Dream for the millennial generation.

Gimlet’s “The Pitch”

The Gimlet podcast network produces a helpful podcast for business owners called “The Pitch.” On the show, investors partake in a “Shark Tank”-like process and listen to pitches from entrepreneurs. Recent shows feature an entrepreneur pitching a temporary storage solution and a sports app for people booking tennis courts.


The podcast is revolutionizing storytelling, and you want to be a part of it all. But do you have what it takes? Join CreativeLive for ‘Podcasting Week’ to learn everything there is to know from your favorite podcasters.


“Online Marketing Made Easy” with Amy Porterfield

Online marketer and social media marketing strategist Amy Porterfield will teach you how to start your online business, adobt marketing strategies and sell more of your products and services. Her show “Online Marketing Made Easy” covers different marketing and small business topics in an interview podcast that highlights the work of  other entrepreneurs. On recent episodes, you can learn about earning affiliate money and pre-selling your online course.

“99% Invisible”

Get answers to life’s greatest questions – like how the fortune cookie came to be and why car dealerships use that funny inflatable man – on the podcast “99% Invisible.” Learn about design, architecture, history and cities with host Roman Mars, a KALW radio show producer.

Ten best podcasts to listen to today

“The Chase Jarvis LIVE Podcast” with Chase Jarvis

Creative entrepreneur and founder/CEO of CreativeLive, Chase Jarvis, interviews the world’s best creators and innovators in his podcast The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show. Hear from Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of today. Each episode is chock-full of valuable insights to help you discover your passions and live a more creative life.

“The Portfolio Life” with Jeff Goins

CreativeLive teacher and writer Jeff Goins helps writers discover their voices and stay productive on his Apple Podcast show “The Portfolio Life.” On recent episodes, he discusses ways to redefine the meaning of a bestselling book, how to finally start writing that book and how to sustain a long-term career in the arts.

NPR’s “Planet Money”

Are you interested in learning about money and the economy, but find most articles and TV shows about it to be dull or lackluster? Tune into NPR’s “Planet Money,” a fun and interesting podcast all about the economy. If ‘Planet Money’ does one thing successful (and trust us — it does more than that) it helps explain the complicated intricacies of the economy in the most creative and exciting ways possible. Whether its learning about the supply chain or the recent investigation into Wells Fargo, ‘Planet Money’ will quickly have you hooked on some of the more complex stories of today.


The podcast is revolutionizing storytelling, and you want to be a part of it all. But do you have what it takes? Join CreativeLive for ‘Podcasting Week’ to learn everything there is to know from your favorite podcasters.


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Kylie Ora Lobell

Kylie Ora Lobell writes for brands, blogs, and print publications. She covers content marketing, digital marketing, and runs Kylie's Tips for Writers, a blog about writing.