Top Rated Business Podcast Episodes (Page 3)

Live Episode! Starbucks: Howard Schultz
How I Built This with Guy Raz
During his first visit to Seattle in 1981, Howard Schultz walked into a little coffee bean shop called Starbucks and fell in love with it. A few years later, he bought the six-store chain for almost 4 million dollars, and began to transform it into a ubiquitous landmark, a "third place" between home and work. Today Starbucks is the third largest restaurant chain in the world, serving about 100 million people a week. Recorded live in Seattle.
#286: Libertarian Summer Camp
Planet Money
We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.
#739: Finding The Fake-News King
Planet Money
We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.
#732: Bad Form, Wells Fargo
Planet Money
Banks like Wells Fargo have a weapon that can destroy an employee's career: A form. A long, boring form most people don't even know exists.
#908: I Am Not A Robot
Planet Money
The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
#802: The Hotel at the Center of the World
Planet Money
A Chinese company pays millions of dollars for a failing hotel in a small, rural town. We follow the trail of money, and it explains the world economy.
#562: A Mall Divided
Planet Money
A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side.
#416: Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years
Planet Money
For 70 years, the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed a nickel. Why? The answer includes a half a million vending machines and a 7.5 cent coin.
#785: The Starbury
Planet Money
The story of an NBA All-Star and an experiment: To make a desirable basketball shoe cheap enough for anyone.
#796: The Basic Income Experiment
Planet Money
The basic income. A flat payment to citizens, without strings. Is it a progressive fever dream, or sensible policy? We may soon find out. The Finnish Government is testing it on 2,000 citizens.
Planet Money
How did the social security number become the most important identifier in the United States? And is that even a good idea?
#783: New Jersey Bails Out
Planet Money
California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.
#794: How To Make It In The Music Business
Planet Money
Behind almost all popular music, there is this hidden economy of music producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other half-finished beats, and angling for back-end royalties.
#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers
Planet Money
We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.
#102: "The Iceman," Wim Hof
The Tim Ferriss Show
WARNING: AS I’VE EMPHASIZED BEFORE, NEVER DO BREATHING EXERCISES IN WATER OR BEFORE TRAINING IN WATER. SHALLOW-WATER BLACKOUTS CAN BE FATAL. Wim Hof (@Iceman_hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed “The Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He is the creator of the Wim Hof Method and holds more than 20 world records. Wim is an outlier of outliers, as he routinely asks scientists to scrutinize and validate his feats. Here are just a few examples: In 2007, he climbed past the “death zone" altitude on Mount Everest (~7,500 meters) wearing nothing but shorts. In 2009, Hof completed a full marathon above the polar circle in Finland, in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. Hof holds the current Guinness World Record for the longest ice bath, now set at 1 hour 53 minutes and 12 seconds. But it’s not just cold. In 2011, he ran a full marathon in the Namib Desert without water. The run was performed under the supervision of Dr. Thijs Eijsvogels. He can also run at altitude without suffering from altitude sickness. In the same year, he was injected with toxins under doctor supervision and demonstrated that he could effectively control his autonomic immune response. Wim was able to raise his cortisol levels and lower his blood concentrations of cytokines (inflammatory mediators) using solely his meditation and prep techniques. Not only this, but he was able to train others to achieve the same effect… with only 4 days of training!   We dig into all this and more.  I loved this conversation and hope you do, too... All show notes, links, and resources from this episode can be found at This episode is brought to you by Audible, which I have used for years. I love audiobooks. I have two to recommend right off the bat: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – Perhaps my favorite audiobook of all time. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts – This book had a huge impact on my life and formed the basis for a lot of what has become The 4-Hour Workweek To get your free audiobook and a free 30-day trial, go to You can choose from the two audiobooks listed above or from 180,000+ audio programs. They offer audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and even classes. It’s that easy. Go to and grab your free audiobook. This podcast is also brought to you by MeUndies. Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a mullet-wearing ninja from the 1980’s, or as sleek as a black panther in the Amazon? Of course you have, and that’s where MeUndies comes in. I’ve spent the last 2-3 weeks wearing underwear from these guys 24/7, and they are the most comfortable and colorful underwear I’ve ever owned. Their materials are 2x softer than cotton, as evaluated using the Kawabata method. Check out to see my current faves (some are awesomely ridiculous) and, while you’re at it, don’t miss lots of hot ladies wearing MeUndies.
#97: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant
The Tim Ferriss Show
Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including more than a few “unicorn” mega-successes. His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates, Wish, Thumbtack, and OpenDNS, which Cisco just bought for $635 million in cash. You can find many more examples here, but suffice to say — he’s really, REALLY good at start-up investing. In this episodes you'll discover:  How AngelList and Venture Hacks came to be What Naval looks for when deciding to invest in a founder  Common "wives tales" in venture capital  How to replace bad habits with good habits  How to set stakes and awards  And much, much more... Links, resources, and show notes from this episode can be found at This episode is sponsored by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run... This podcast is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably, Athletic Greens. It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body and did not get paid to do so. Get 50% off your order at Athletic Enjoy!
#117: Dom D'Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and The End of Cancer
The Tim Ferriss Show
Dr. Dominic “Dom" D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He has also deadlifted 500 pounds for 10 reps after a seven-day fast. He’s a beast and — no big surprise — he’s a good buddy of Dr. Peter Attia, my MD friend who drinks "jet fuel" in search of optimal athletic performance. The primary focus of Dom's laboratory is developing and testing metabolic therapies, including ketogenic diets, ketone esters and ketone supplements to induce nutritional/therapeutic ketosis. D’Agostino’s laboratory uses in vivo and in vitro techniques to understand the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanism of metabolic therapies and nutritional strategies for peak performance and resilience. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years and I love audio books. I have 2 to recommend: The Graveyard Book by Niel Gaiman Vagabonding by Rolf Potts All you need to do to get your free audiobook and a free 30-day trial is go to Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. That could be a book, a newspaper, a magazine or even a class. It's that easy. Go to and get started today. Enjoy! This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. I have used them for years to create some amazing designs. When your business needs a logo, website design, business card, or anything you can imagine, check out 99Designs. I used them to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body, and I've also had them help with display advertising and illustrations. If you want a more personalized approach, I recommend their 1-on-1 service, which is non-spec. You get original designs from designers around the world. The best part? You provide your feedback, and then you end up with a product that you're happy with or your money back. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade.  Give it a test run… Enjoy!
131 Chris Giliberti, Head of Multiplatform at Gimlet Media
The Wolf Den
Chris Giliberti, Head of Multiplatform at Gimlet Media joins Lex Friedman and Chris Bannon on The Wolf Den. The three discuss Giliberti's early days at Gimlet, and transition to his current position from his original role as Chief of Staff. Chris also explains his method for divining which podcast properties can be best adapted for screen as well as new emerging formats.
Stop Looking up to Workaholics Who Look Down on You
The Growth Show
When did working 100 hours become the banner for success? And worse, when did it become so damn cool? Luckily, not everyone thinks so. David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails and the founder and CTO of Basecamp. David believes this type of workaholism starts at the top and quickly trickles down to your employees. He tells us why we need to change the narrative and stop thinking that all-nighters make us better employees.
Babyscripts (#1)
The Pitch
Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars.
Boyd Varty – The Art of Tracking - [Invest Like the Best, EP.32]
Invest Like the Best
This week’s episode is the most unique to date. My guest is Boyd Varty, who grew up in the South African Bush, living among and tracking wild leopards. The main theme of our conversation is tracking, and how the same strategy for pursuing animals in the wild can be applied to all aspects of our lives. Boyd’s family has been tracking animals for four generations, and he is bringing what they have learned to a larger audience around the world.   The episode includes the best answer I’ve ever heard (which comes when I ask Boyd to describe his most memorable experience). We also discuss the dangers of an achievement or goal oriented mindset, and what he learned from spending time with Nelson Mandela as a boy.   This episode is one I hope you share with those you love, because I think Boyd’s ideas will have a profound impact on many who are thinking about what to do with their lives—whether they are young or old.   Please enjoy.   For comprehensive show notes on this episode go to For more episodes go to  Sign up for the book club, where you’ll get a full investor curriculum and then 3-4 suggestions every month at Follow Patrick on twitter at @patrick_oshag
154: Are You Being Honest With Yourself As A Creator With Matthew Tabor
YouTube Creators Hub
In this week’s episode, I chat with Matthew Tabor. Matthew Tabor works with science and math education channel Vsauce2, hosted by Kevin Lieber. He also engages in channel development and creator management with Direct Artist Management. Matthew is the co-host of the podcast The Create Unknown, in which he and Kevin interview dynamic creators who have successfully navigated the ever-changing, uncertain landscape of online media — and reveal how others have been swallowed by digital quicksand. About Matthew's podcast "The Create Unknown". The Create Unknown explores the new dream job of YouTube creator by interviewing some of the most well-known, successful people on the platform. From talking motivation with SmarterEveryDay and iJustine to dissecting the art of the meme with Dr. Grandayy, Dolan Dark, and Vsauce’s Michael Stevens, The Create Unknown goes deep into what it’s actually like to make content for the online world -- and how any passion can be turned into a sustainable venture. Connect With Matthew Here: Podcast Twitter Don’t forget that if you pledge with $25 or more over on our Patreon campaign, I will take a look at your channel each month and give you some tips and ideas on how you can improve! Support the show on Patreon here for day-to-day interaction with myself and the community on discord. Subscribe to my new Podcast “The Entrepreneurs Minute” here! Links Discussed In This Episode Canon 70D – A Fantastic Camera at a great price. TubeBuddy – A tool that makes your YouTube Life EASIER and Helps grow your channel. AudioHero – A Fantastic source for copyright free music to use with your content. The Netflix of AUDIO. Use our Code CREATOR at checkout for a special promotional price. Screenflow — A fantastic Screen Recording software for Mac to create beautiful screencast videos. Adobe Audition — Audio editing software. AudioBlocks – A Fantastic Resource for royalty free music. Support The YouTube Creators Hub Podcast Here: If this podcast is bringing you value SUPPORT THE SHOW AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: TubeBuddy – A tool that makes your YouTube Life EASIER and Helps grow your channel. Patreon – Get Your Channel Featured On The Show AND Acess to an exclusive YouTube Creators Facebook Group AudioHero – A Fantastic source for copyright free music to use with your content. The Netflix of AUDIO. Use our Code CREATOR at checkout for a special promotional price. Bluehost – If you need a website use this link to get a free Domain Name and a great deal on hosting.
Audrye S. Arbe
Ask Win
Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your wisdom if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visit Be sure to FOLLOW this program To learn more about Challenge Aspen go to To learn how Win walk and about Ekso go to, or email Amanda Boxtel at On Butterflies of Wisdom today (Thursday, November 2, 2017), Best-Selling Author, Win C welcomes Audrye S. Arbe. Audry is a cosmic being, mystic intuitive, frequency shifter, energy enhancer, transformation catalyst, and clairvoyant-healer. She is a gifted and accomplished artist, author, seminar leader, speaker, Reiki Master, Ro-Hun Therapist, vegetarian who is mostly raw vegan, educator, Earth-saver, and Kangen Water enthusiast and distributor. Get her new book, RAISING RACE CONSCIOUSNESS, Healing Racism, Sexism and Other Isms (RRC) at All Audrye's books have FREE SAMPLERS. Her other books include THE MOTHER'S MANUAL, A Spiritual and Practical Guide to Child Rearing and Motherhood (TMM); WHAT IF? You Are, and Life Is Miraculous!, ABC Affirmation, Art Coloring Book, printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper (WHAT IF?); and VIM VIGOR VITALITY VEGAN!, Plus Enagic Kangen Water Specialties (VVVV). A mom and grammie, Audrye delight in dancing to live music under the Sun or Moon. Audrey works with individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, locally and globally. She heads nonprofit Achee as well as GoddessHeart LLC. Audrye can be reached at 917.336.6529 or 917.494.0628 and via or To learn more about Win Kelly Charles visit To follow Win on Twitter go to @winkellycharles. To follow Win on Instagram go to winkcharles. To follow Win on Snapchat go to Wcharles422. To see Win's art go to Interview with Mel Marton: "Books for Books," you buy Win's books so she can purchase books for school. "Getting through school is a 'win' for her fans and a 'win' for her."Please send feedback to Win by email her at, or go to and To be on the show please fill out the intake at Butterflies of Wisdom sponsored by Kittr a new social media tool that is bringing about new ways of posting on Twitter. It's fun, full of free content you can use, helps you schedule at the best times, is easy to use, and it will help you get more followers. Visit Kittr at This is a 20% off code for The code will be XOBUTTERFLIES. If you would like to support Butterflies of Wisdom go to If you want to check out what Win’s friend, Dannidoll, is doing (a.k.a. Dannielle) go to To learn more about Danielle visit For iOS 11 update: To learn about the magic of Siri go to If you want to donate Butterflies of Wisdom, please send a PayPal donation to or Please donate to Challenge Aspen or the Bridging Bionics Foundation. Please send a check in the mail so 100% goes to Bridging Bionics Foundation. In the Memo section have people write: In honor of Win Charles. Please donate to the charity of your choice thank you in advance, Win. Send to: Challenge Aspen PO Box 6639 Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Or donate online at Bridging Bionics Foundation PO Box 3767 Basalt, CO 81621 Thank you Win
Sean Ellis on hacking growth
The Kevin Rose Show
If you have an idea or product then growth is always on your mind. Kevin sits down with Sean Ellis, author of "Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success."
Reexamining Your Product Portfolio to Better Serve Your Users | Amy Reitz
Better Product
How do you balance the old with the new? For product companies, knowing your audience and continually evaluating your portfolio is key to driving value for your users. This week on Better Product, we are talking with Amy Reitz (@AmyReitz), General Manager of the Intersect™ product line at Hobsons, which offers a recruitment optimization platform for higher ed admissions offices. On this episode, you’ll hear why Hobsons was forced to take a step back because their portfolio, made up of more than 80 products, was in conflict - the story no longer made sense. Going beyond the financial drivers for scaling down their product line, Amy shares how the team reexamined its vision and mission to differentiate in the marketplace. Find out how Amy and her team decided which products to keep, which ones to retire, and why.   Connect with Amy Learn more about Hobsons Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap