11 Career-Changing Podcasts You've Got to Listen to Today

OK, I know. I’m late.

Podcasts are a thing and they’ve been a thing for a while now.

I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been a little resistant to Podcasts and thus, I was late to join the party.

I guess it’s because I’m a reader and writer before anything and the thought of just sitting there and listening to someone speaking slowly about a certain topic always seemed to give me some anxiety. With reading and writing I’ve always felt as though I have the control to turn the page or change the topic, etc.

What if I got bored?

What if I couldn’t make time to listen?

What if I didn’t understand what they were saying?

These were some of the questions swirling around my brain – that is, until I realized how game changing they can actually be.

And when I realized you could speed up the pace of each podcast to 1.5x or even 2x?!

Mind blown.

At first, my podcast playlist consisted of a lot of self-help and news titles, until it dawned on me that I should also be using it to boost my professional development.

And I’m not even going to lie – trying to find a hip, useful and knowledgeable career podcast for someone like me – an urban professional who gets bored easily and also likes to be entertained – was hard as hell.

I kept finding podcasts that were about pop culture and celebrity gossip – and while that’s all good in moderation (I’m OBSESSED with The Read) solely listening to these types of podcasts wasn’t going to help my balance, my growth or my coins…just saying.

So, here’s a list of the top 11 podcasts that will completely change the game and transform the way you work (and therefore, the way you live).

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  Brown Ambition  is a weekly podcast about career, business, building wealth and living in this brown skin.

Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast about career, business, building wealth and living in this brown skin.

 The  My Taught You  podcast is an inspiring space for young, multicultural women that is truthful and honest. She gives game changing advice, quotes and stories that will upgrade your life and career. 

The My Taught You podcast is an inspiring space for young, multicultural women that is truthful and honest. She gives game changing advice, quotes and stories that will upgrade your life and career. 

  From the Author of the book by the same title, Todd Henry interviews creatives and shares tips on how to jumpstart the creative process on  The Accidental Creative.

From the Author of the book by the same title, Todd Henry interviews creatives and shares tips on how to jumpstart the creative process on The Accidental Creative.

 Childhood friends, Joymarie and Cortney, serve up a weekly dose of candid career convos on  Joblogues , a podcast for young professionals.  

Childhood friends, Joymarie and Cortney, serve up a weekly dose of candid career convos on Joblogues, a podcast for young professionals.  

 On the  Art of Charm,  you'll learn top strategies to improve your career, confidence and lifestyle from top experts, life and business hackers. 

On the Art of Charm, you'll learn top strategies to improve your career, confidence and lifestyle from top experts, life and business hackers. 

   Beyond the Business Suit  is a podcast for ambitious women that uncovers the “secret weapons of success"

Beyond the Business Suit is a podcast for ambitious women that uncovers the “secret weapons of success"

 On  Tiffany Nicole Forever , Tiffany speaks candidly about how to change your mind-set for success; why you’re closer to success than you think; and how to create the life of your dreams.

On Tiffany Nicole Forever, Tiffany speaks candidly about how to change your mind-set for success; why you’re closer to success than you think; and how to create the life of your dreams.

 The  Love Your Work and Life  podcast from Classy Career Girl is all about how to love your work and life.

The Love Your Work and Life podcast from Classy Career Girl is all about how to love your work and life.

 The  Hashtags+Stilettos  podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

The Hashtags+Stilettos podcast is like having your own personal publicist in your pocket. Tune in for business, lifestyle and PR insights and interviews from entrepreneur and PR expert Sakita Holley.

   Paychecks and Balances  is a personal finance and career advice podcast. They have fun helping people navigate work and money. 

Paychecks and Balances is a personal finance and career advice podcast. They have fun helping people navigate work and money. 

  Behind the Brilliance  is a weekly podcast that blend's Lisa's inspiring and funny musings with conversations from some of the world's most creative and inspiring people. 

Behind the Brilliance is a weekly podcast that blend's Lisa's inspiring and funny musings with conversations from some of the world's most creative and inspiring people. 

Do you listen to any of them?

Drop me a note in the comments and let me know what you think or if I’m missing any. Even though my un-listened to list is out of control right now, I’m not afraid to add some more!