4 Career-Boosting Podcasts You Should Subscribe To

John Akkara
4 Career-Boosting Podcasts You Should Subscribe To


In this busy world, sometimes audio formats can be the best time savers for developing your personal skills. Tune into these career-boosting podcasts, as shared by Smoothstack CEO John Akkara.

Most people are likely to have an opinion about your job search post-graduation, whether you ask for it or not. Amid all the advice, it can be hard to cut through the noise to know if you’re hearing valuable information or a nugget that’s more foolishness than wisdom.

Don’t let yourself be led astray – turn to the experts to help advance your career. Spend your time waiting or driving doing something productive for your future and tune into these career-boosting podcasts.

Listen Money Matters

What do you know about your 401(k)? How about what’s considered a tax write-off? Andrew Fiebert and Thomas Frank address these and many more questions that adults have when they truly begin ‘adulting.’ They provide actionable advice to help young people understand more about money decisions and investing. If you’re a recent graduate who doesn’t know very much about finances, this is a great option for you.

Being Boss

If your dream is to start your own business, look no further than the wisdom of the ‘business besties,’ Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson. Their focus is more creative entrepreneurship, and they examine the difficulties of being your own boss and starting your own company. The advice isn’t limited to their own knowledge; they frequently bring on guests to help. For a recent grad with long-term business owner dreams or someone just starting their side hustle, you can learn a lot from Being Boss.


Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and Wharton professor on a mission – studying how to make work not miserable. His podcast analyzes businesses and entrepreneurs, their leadership, and what makes them so great. When you’re looking to start your career, Worklife will help you learn about different work environments as well as potential ways to improve the one you’re in.

How I Built This

You can’t miss this podcast if you want to be an entrepreneur. Guy Raz from NPR interviews the visionaries behind some of the most well-known and successful companies, including Instagram, Spanx, Bumble and more. You’ll learn not only about their successes but also the stress of the early days and the mistakes made along the way, as well as what made them succeed.

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