If you aren’t taking advantage of podcast listening, you’re missing out and possibly falling behind. 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly, and 42 million people listen weekly. Podcast listening has been growing by more than 10% year over year for a decade.
I love podcasts! If I’m not listening to a book at the gym, then I’m listening to a podcast. And almost all of the podcasts I listen to have been recommended to me. So I want to recommend some to you. Here are 6 podcasts I hope you’ll enjoy this summer.
For Church Leadership: Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
This podcast is gold if you are a Pastor or a leader in the Church. These are short, monthly episodes that always start with Craig answering listeners' questions before getting into the main content. Craig Groeschel, like Andy Stanley, has an incredible gift of boiling leadership down to it’s essence and then putting language around it. His lessons are memorable and incredibly helpful.
Recommended Episode: The Forbidden Phrase
For Marketers & Communicators: Building Your Story Brand by Donald Miller
Donald Miller is a best-selling author who is passionate about helping people and organizations position themselves to tell a compelling story. He covers productivity, marketing, sales and much more.
Recommended Episode: 7 Reasons Your Website Isn’t Working
For All Leaders: EntreLeadership
This podcast covers all segments of leadership, and every episode has experts in their respective field. If you want to stay well-rounded in your leadership, this is a great podcast to subscribe to.
Recommended Episode: The Top 10 EntreLeadership Podcasts of 2016 and What They Taught Us
For Personal Growth: This Is Your Life by Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt is the former President of Thomas Nelson publishing, best selling author and top rated and ranked podcaster now. He is the best when it comes to personal growth, productivity, health and family. I’ve been listening to this podcast since it launched a few years back.
Recommended Episode: My Top 10 Productivity Hacks
For Entrepreneurs: How I Built This
This is currently my most recommended podcast. It’s a weekly podcast with the founders of brands and organizations we we love, who share the story of how they came to be. If you have ever started anything or feel led to start something, you will love this podcast.
Recommended Episode: Kevin System & Mike Krieger of Instagram
For Church Planters: Taking Flight
Consider this insider info on a brand new resource. My friend and Lead Pastor, Jon Peacock, has launched a new podcast where he sits down with Lead Pastors who have been in the game for awhile. The listener gets to go back in time with them to hear how they started, what they'd repeat and what they would do different. Church planters can't afford to miss this podcast.
Recommended Episode: Start from the beginning with Dave Ferguson of Community Christian Church