7 inspiring podcasts on Work & Career

There are more and more podcasts about Work. It is an easy way to entertain, surprise and interest you. We share with you 7 interesting podcasts about Work (happiness) and Career.

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Working: the podcasts

More and more podcasts are appearing. And that’s not surprising; it’s an easy way to entertain, surprise and interest. What are the benefits?

  • You can find a podcast on any topic.
  • Most podcasts are free to listen to, for example through Spotify.
  • It feels very close, almost as if you were there.
  • Information you hear sticks.
  • You can listen anytime and anywhere, including while cooking, walking or driving.

Convinced? High time then to share with you 7 interesting podcasts about work (happiness) and career.

#1 How’s Work? | Esther Perel

All your relationship habits don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the door of your office. In this podcast, renowned relationship therapist Esther Perel charts the invisible forces that shape work relationships, conflict and dynamics through one-off therapy sessions in a variety of work settings.


#2 Ted Radio Hour

A podcast of TED talks talking about different topics in an hour, such as What Leadership looks like, Work Play rest and Changing our minds. But also on lots of topics that have nothing to do with work. The choice is huge.

Ted Radio Hour

#3 How I built this

An inspiring podcast with Guy Raz where he talks with entrepreneurs, innovators and idelists of successful companies. About their stories and the steps they took to achieve this success.

How I built this

#4 Being Boss

If you’re ready to be the boss of your career — and your life — start here. Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon offer real-world advice on how to achieve your dream career, whether you’re a beginning entrepreneur, someone looking to upsize a side-hustle, or just someone who wants more out of their chosen corporate career. The episode with Brene Brown is a must-listen.

Being Boss Series

#5 WorkLife with Adam Grant

In this TED original podcast, Adam Grant explores the minds of people who are reinventing the way we understand work. He shares key insights from his conversations on how to enjoy the work we’re doing and make it more worthwhile. If you’re feeling stuck and looking to make sense of your career, this podcast could be for you.

WorkLife with Adam Grant 

#6 Akimbo by Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestselling books and a long-running and immensely popular blog. Listen to be activated and inspired—you won’t be the same person after a few episodes. Best episode to start with: ‘Making up your mind’.

Akimbo: A Podcast From Seth Godin

#7 How to be awesome at your job

If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, Pete Mockaitis interviews thought leaders and results getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance.


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