With the holidays now upon us, we often cheat and begin to look ahead to areas for growth in 2018. So in the spirit of positive change, why not subscribe to a killer podcast? Here are 10 of our personal favorites:

  1. The Paid Search Podcast | A Weekly Podcast about Google AdWords and PPC

    Hosted by Chris Schaeffer and Jason Rothman, this podcast offers great debate to educate listeners on SEM best practices. I began listening a few months ago and Schaeffer/Rothman have a nice dynamic, with the former being buttoned-down in his approach and Rothman being a wildcard who infuses self-deprecating (and at times corny) humor to keep a dense subject light.

    (Chris DiSano, VP Client Services Innovation)

  2. How I Built This

    Hosted by Guy Raz, How I Built This is a podcast for the dreamers. Each episode features an interview with entrepreneurs on their successes and failures, while telling the story of how their company got to where it is today. I began listening to this podcast about a year ago, and have been inspired by leaders who have taken an idea and created a movement.

    (Rachel Stuver, Art Director)

  3. On Being

    On Being is a national public radio podcast, a Webby award-winning website, publisher and public event convener. Hosted by Krista Tippett, it examines what it calls the “animating questions at the center of human life.” Guests range from poets to physicists, doctors to historians, artists to activists. Essential listening for anyone personally examining and professionally influencing our experience as humans. 

    (Jim PontarelliBrand Planning, RDW President)

  4. Marketing Over Coffee

    Hosts John Wall and Christopher Penn give nice interviews on wide-ranging marketing topics – including digital marketing (which they talk about a lot). It’s a nice, easy 30 minutes to listen and learn.

    (Phil Loscoe, Jr.RDW SVP, Partner)

  5. The Psych Files

    The iTunes top 10 download, amassing over 15 million since its inception in 2007, is dubbed the premier psychology podcast. Michael Britt has an engaging and warm demeanor as he explores a wide array of psychological ideas and how they can be applied to everyday life. He meanders from time to time, but the learnings from this podcast and their application to both personal and professional settings are relatable and actionable.

    (Chris DiSano, VP Client Services Innovation)

  6. Troika: The Power of Brands

    Pretty cool series that examines why brands succeed and fail. At its core it’s all about telling a compelling story; something in complete alignment with what we do every day.

    (Phil Loscoe, Jr.RDW SVP, Partner)

  7. Google Partners Podcast

    Alex Langshur, CEO of a well-known digital analytics firm Cardinal Path, interviews leading marketing experts in an engaging format that averages between 24-28 minutes per session. Langshur asks these thought leaders for five lessons they’ve learned that they wish their younger self would have known. Recent subject matter areas covered by this Google-slanted podcast include journey mapping, client management, and instilling a culture of innovation.

    (Chris DiSano, VP Client Services Innovation)

  8. PNR: This Old Marketing

    Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose, two well-known experts in the content marketing space, talk about the latest content marketing trends and discuss how businesses can use content to attract and retain customers.

    (Sheila Hartley, Account Executive Assistant)

  9. The Tim Ferriss Show

    The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 out of 300,000+ podcasts on many occasions. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as “Best of” iTunes for three years running. Ferris interview successful people (Tools of Titans) offering listeners the ability to pick up on and apply amazing insights.

    (Wayne Hagerty, Interactive Developer)

  10. Tom Bilyeu – Impact Theory 

    A new interview series that explores the mindsets of the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets of success. Bilyeu interviews insightful guests and also provides advice on overcoming obstacles to becoming successful.

    (Wayne Hagerty, Interactive Developer)

So grab a coffee, sit-back and turn that morning commute into podcast power hour.