Whether it’s your daily commute to work, or that 30 minutes you spend on the stationary bike, sometimes music just isn’t enough. Many of us want to use those precious minutes learning from others and empathizing with stories and interviews. Podcasts are the perfect thing to savour and enjoy online or offline. We asked our Lama community of founders and influencers what podcasts they hear to keep them inspired to innovate and create their tech products and services.
- Podcast pick: Smart Passive Income
Ross Wehner, founder of WehnerEd, is a big fan of Smart Passive Income Podcast. This particular podcast helped Ross actually jump off the corporate bandwagon, take up entrepreneurship and launch his career counselling service. With each episode, you’ll experience AHA moments, and advice that will push you to excitedly explore the next episode. Pat Flynn is the voice behind this podcast and it teaches founders “proven strategies for running an online business and optimizing it for passive income”
2. Podcast pick: Tim Ferris Show
Rlnd Rsswrm, who is super interested in self-improvement and cryptocurrencies, recommends the Tim Ferris Show mostly because Tim interviews interesting people who belong to different industries and have diverse thinking styles. Tim has a very popular podcast which has been downloaded over 300 million times. He’s an investor and entrepreneur who advises companies like Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba.
3. Podcast Pick: How I Built This with Guy Raz by NPR
Our founder at LAMA Alexander Lachinger is a huge fan of this podcast as they feature interviews with founders from Lyft or Airbnb. They’ve interviewed people as diverse as American businessman and investor Mark Cuban and founder of climbing gear company Patagonia Yvon Chouinard
4. Podcast pick: Hardcore History by Dan Carlin
Paul Salvatore, who is an expert developer, loves more generic podcasts as opposed to those centered on tech and innovation. He strongly believes that to be a good founder, one must understand people and what drives them. For that, the best podcast is the ever popular Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. It really explores the extreme human condition and how people reacted to different moments of history. Paul thinks that to build a great product you have to understand the past in order to predict the future.
While listening to podcasts is fun and inspiring, its probably the best time to also jump into podcasting your stories, ideas and interviews. On Lama app, we have plenty of podcasts experts who can help you learn the ropes of podcasting. Take for instance, Lama user Jillian Beytin who leads Bear Radio, Paul Hanford who has a podcast under the name Lost and Sound and Ed Bowers who has a sports podcast called Education2Sport.
Reach out to them via our app and find tips and tricks to build a following with your podcast. To hear a podcast why LAMA app was created and what drives our founders, the app’s features and our community building activities, check out this cool podcast by Forbes journalist Peggy Salz.
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