Good morning, happy Thursday and welcome to the first day of December. This year is flying by, am I the only one that thinks so? Anyway, as I walked to work yesterday, I listened to one of my favorite podcast: NPR’s How I Built This. This podcast only has 12 episodes (as of December 1, 2016) and they interview successful CEOs and founders of various companies, ranging from technology (Airbnb and Instagram), fashion (Spanx), music (L.A. Reid and Radio One) and food (Clif Bar and Samuel Adams). But the most recent podcast I listened to was about Southwest Airlines’ founder, Herb Kelleher. He is currently 88 years old and I love the way he speaks. He reminds me of how my grandfather tells stories and jokes with other people. I wouldn’t mind sitting next to Herb on a Southwest Airlines flight and listening to him talk for the entire journey. If you want to be inspired to start a business or need the motivation to grow your business, listen to How I Built This (you can listen to all their episodes online for free) or on iTunes or wherever else you listen to podcasts.
The next podcast has been around for much longer: Abroaders Travel Podcast. This podcast is created by 2 travel hackers (Erik and AJ) who live and work around the world. Every week (currently airing episode 151), they cover the latest travel related news, increased credit card signup bonuses, the best ways to redeem miles and points, and alert you to any new travel promos worth considering. If you read several travel blogs on a daily basis, you may not learn that much from their podcast, but if you don’t have time to read every post out there, they do a great job of cutting through the weeds and sharing things worth sharing. You can download their podcast for free from iTunes or wherever else you listen to podcasts.
I would also like to give an honorable mention to the guys over at the Saverocity Observation Deck. I have never worked on or created a podcast, but I assume there is a lot of work that goes into creating, editing, and distributing podcasts, so I give kudos to those guys. I have listened to a few of their podcasts and I like their conversational approach, but I think some of the podcasts ramble on a bit too much for me. If you are a big fan of the writers on Saverocity, check out their podcast on iTunes or wherever else you listen to podcasts.
Last but not least, I wanted to give my friend Shelli some love. She writes Joy In Movement, a health and wellness blog, and she just started a podcast. If you want to listen to the first 2 episodes, check out her Podcast Picks page.
Did I leave out any travel podcasts that you listen to? Please let me know below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!