What I'm Listening To // Volume 1

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Before we launched the Amsterdam Mamas podcast, I had no idea really what a podcast was.

“So, people talk into a microphone about stuff and then people listen to it when they want? Why? How?”

Ha! I was so green. Once Donna, our Amsterdam Mamas Podcast showrunner fully explained it to me I was in. Sign me up! Give me all the podcasts.

The Amsterdam Mamas podcast is now entering its third season with no end in sight. In fact, this season we are bringing on a birth podcast all about birth in the city and moving our popular Behind the Business series to a podcast of its own, hosted by yours truly.

From the moment I listened to my very first business focussed podcast I was hooked, so much information, and all still available to me even if I didn’t have time to sit at the computer and look for it. I could just plug it straight into my brain via the magic of my iPhone.

Over time, I’ve refined my “must-listen” list. There are very few that I will listen to on the day they are released, which of course is the beautiy of podcasts - they're always there. I have a long unplayed queue. But there are a number of podcasts that are consistently interesting enough to me that I will make the time to listen to them within a day or so of them being uploaded and these are the ones I have selected for you in the order they appear in my iTunes.

The Smart Passive Income Podcast

Host: Pat Flynn

One of the first I listened to when I was still of the “pod-what?” mindset. Pat Flynn is a mover and a shaker of the podcast world with multiple insanely successful podcasts. My personal preference is the original SPIP for it’s in-depth interviews and actionable advice.

Start with:

SPI 205: How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year

SPI 153: Systematizing—Pat and Mindy Talk AskPat and Our Productive Workflow

SPI 227: 15 Entrepreneurs Answer: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Own Business”

If you like this you might like: Amy Porterfield and the Ask Pat series

Being Boss

Hosts: Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson

I have a lot of love for the Being Boss crew. I stumbled across them when I was researching parenting podcasts. My entry episode was Episode 8 - Being Boss and Being Mom. Within minutes I was hooked. It’s like listening in on the best business girls night out with your besties. They are smart, funny, irreverent and absolutely know their stuff. I also love that they have an inclusive approach to working with everyone, although their listener demographic is skewed to female their approach is gender neutral. It can get a little “woo-woo” on occasions, but it’s worth it.

Start with:

Playing Big with Tara Mohr

I Will Teach You To Be Rich with Ramit Sethi

For Creatives Who Hate Selling with Jason Zook

If you like this you may also like: Beautiful Writers Podcast

The Get Paid Podcast

Host: Claire Pelletreau

This is the podcast I listen to the day it comes out, no matter what. Claire asks the questions of her guests that we all want to know. How do you get paid, what do you get paid and how does the behind the scenes of your business work. Real numbers, real experiences, it’s gold.

Start with:

Mark Butler: The CFO You Can Never Fire.

Shannon Simmons: The Challenge of Scaling a Service Based Business

Tanya Geisler: Your Starring Role and In-Person Coaching

If you like this you may also like: The Fizzle Show


Host: Tara Gentile

Seriously smart stuff going on in this podcast. It’s like sitting in on a fast paced lecture. You’ll want to have a pen handy to take notes. One of my favourites but also one of the only podcasts I listen to where I have to sit down and really listen, rather than have it on while I’m cooking dinner etc.

Start with:

Pivoting Your Creative Business with Jasmine Star

Start Something New and Making Hard Decisions with Nathan Barry

Tara Gentile on the Power of Self Publishing

If you like this you might also like: The Good Life Project

Raise Your Hand Say Yes

Host: Tiffany Han

Easy listening for when you just want a gentle nudge along in your entrepreneurial escapades.

Elise Blaha Cripe on Setting and Reaching Goals

Paul Jarvis on Perfection

The Myth of Time Management

If you like this you might also like: Elise Gets Crafty

Any others?

Why yes! New podcasts are always being recommended to me and I’ll add them to my playlist for a few episodes to audition them for my weekly playlist. At the moment, new to my list of business podcasts are:

The Inside Scoop

Reach - The ConvertKit Podcast

I’d love to hear your recommendations. What are you listening to? Let me know by sending me a message in the form below.

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