5 Great Business Podcasts for Your Summer Vacation

Summer is here and after a long (looong) year, many of us are ready to get out and take a road trip, visit family, or plan a vacation that involves relaxing near some body of water. But while you’re driving, flying, or lounging by the pool, there’s nothing better than throwing on a great podcast to pass the time. 

So we decided to compile a list of shows perfect for those who want to continue learning and growing professionally, while still enjoying some summer R&R. Here’s a quick list of five popular options for your listening pleasure.

#1 WorkLife with Adam Grant

This TED original podcast is hosted by organizational psychologist Adam Grant, who explores the science of making work “not suck.” Each week, Adam sits down to interview an industry expert, health professional, or celebrity about their experiences at work. Adam brings his own expertise and observations to the conversations and reveals deep insights in a friendly, accessible way. His list of past guests includes Daily Show host Trevor Noah, billionaire Richard Branson, Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, and even the talented team at Pixar. 

#2 Brown Ambition

For over five years running, the popular Brown Ambition podcast has been helping listeners unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing, and making smarter career choices. Co-hosted by personal finance expert and journalist Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, a financial educator and author of the bestselling book, Get Good With Money, this insightful and relatable show addresses everything from diversity and inclusion issues to wealth-building to getting a promotion at work.

#3 Business Edge

This list wouldn’t be complete without what we consider the best business podcast out there — Alpha Kappa Psi’s own Business Edge podcast! Co-hosted by the brilliant duo of Desiree Williams and Chrissy Vasquez, this show is dedicated to young professionals everywhere who are seeking career development and advice. In each episode, Desiree and Chrissy interview a new guest who shares their own personal and professional experiences and stories. Check it out and join us every other Tuesday on this professional development journey. 

#4 HBR: Women at Work

Hosted by Amy Bernstein, editor of the Harvard Business Review, along with Amy Gallo, author of HBR’s Guide to Dealing with Conflict, and Emily Caulfield, a senior designer at Harvard Business Review, the Women at Work podcast is true to its name and focuses on the issues women face in the workplace. From dealing with difficult (interrupting) male colleagues to more serious topics like narrowing the wage gap and gender discrimination, the ladies discuss it all. They interview experts on gender, share their own experiences and personal stories, and provide practical career advice for women. Guys should listen in as well, to better understand the issues women face, and for tips on being an advocate and ally in your own workplace.

#5 Side Hustle School

Looking to start a side hustle? Then this is the perfect daily podcast for you. The show is geared toward anyone who works a regular job but also wants to start earning some additional income on the side. In each episode, you’ll hear a different story from someone who has started their own side hustle. They’ll share what went well, the challenges they had to overcome, and where they’re at now in their career. The show is written and hosted by bestselling author Chris Guillebeau, and each episode is just 10 minutes long, making it easy to get a daily dose of hustlin’ inspiration, or, to binge multiple episodes while you’re laying at the beach this summer.

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