Podcast recommendations for your travels

Business travel can be bursts of frenetic activity, with long periods of waiting in between. You wait at the gate, you stand in line for security, and then you get to sit on the flight itself. Even with the occasional rush to the next location, it’s easy to succumb to boredom. Some savvy business travelers use this time to catch up on work, reply to emails or prepare for meetings. But when that isn’t practical, or you just need to take a beat, relax and decompress. Podcasts are a great way to do this, resting your body and your eyes while nourishing your mind. So here is Corporate Traveler’s list of the top podcasts to listen to while on road, from professional development, to business news and travel tips.

Beyond the To-Do List

A show about productivity, organization and effectiveness that helps listeners implement practical productivity strategies in their lives, both personal and professional. A great way to refresh yourself and get new ideas about how to balance work and life. We recommend a recent episode from Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal on how to get creative inspiration from your life, as well as using travel get yourself out of a rut and keep moving forward.  

Manager Tools

Essential listening for everyone managing people, this podcast is a great resource for ideas to motivate and organize your team, from firing and hiring and performance reviews to meeting agendas and succession planning. We recommend checking out last month’s four-part series on the three types of power and how to use them effectively within an organization to achieve your goals.

The Tim Ferriss Show

One of the top business podcasts, hosted by the New York Times best-selling author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”. Ferriss focuses on analyzing world-class performers from a variety of industries and deconstructing their tactics, routines and tools to find out what makes them who they are. The episode ‘How to Prioritize Your Life and Make Time for What Matters’ is particularly worth a listen for those interested in dealing with rejection, criticism and maintaining confidence. Which is everyone, at one time or another.

Extra Pack of Peanuts

A host of helpful travel tips, for business, pleasure and everything in between. This podcasts particularly focuses on how to get the most out of your travel dollar and rewards programs, giving you the insight to have wonderful and fulfilling travel experiences without breaking the budget. Sit back and consider what the warmer weather might bring with their ‘Top 12 Summer Destinations of 2018’. 

Entrepreneur Podcast Network  

Covering all-things Entrepreneurial, this show brings together innovators and disruptors from all sorts of different industries, from haute cuisine to high finance, and tech startups to cutting-edge science, to find out how they built their businesses and made their ideas into reality. Check out ‘Athletic CEOs: Leadership in Turbulent Times’ for an in-depth analysis of how high-performing individuals provide leadership, forge strategy and how these practices can apply to small and medium sized businesses.