Some podcasts focussing on the careers of entrepreneurs are overly desperate for a hit of the zeitgeist, fawning away over voguish tech bros whose achievements can seem rather nebulous. Guy Raz’s NPS podcast is the very opposite of that: each week, he chats to a business owner about their journey to success and what they learned on the way, but the key thing to ‘How I Built This’ is the range of people he speaks to, from the founders of influential indie record labels to the guy who came up with PAW Patrol. They’re not all hip, but they do all have great stories to tell.
Motivation comes in many forms: for some, it’s personal stories of inspiring celebrities and business people. For others, it’s philosophical advice about coping with life in our busy world. Well, boy does the world of podcasting have some options for you. The idea of motivational podcasts might not appeal to those of a more cynical bent, but something from this wide-ranging selection should get your juices flowing – and who among us couldn’t do with a little self-improvement?