7 Podcasts to Make Your Commute Better

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If you are anything like me, commuting to work is a bit of a bore. You might turn up your music to drown out the chaotic traffic, but playlists can get repetitive, and the radio can get irksome. That’s where podcasts come in. 

Podcasts have been trending for a while now, and it’s easy to see why. They are the perfect way to sneak a little learning and productivity into your day. With one for nearly every topic under the sun, there’s so much to discover! If you’re looking for ways to boost your career, conquer your goals or just improve your knowledge, give some of these podcasts a try.  

Building It Up with Bertelsmann

Touted as India’s first business podcast, Building It Up explores the peaks and pitfalls of start-ups with refreshing candour. The podcast is chock full of insightful discussions and conversations with frontrunners of the start-up scene and will help you learn how to effectively manage and scale up your business. 

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The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes has been inspiring people for over six years with stories from brilliant minds across different fields, including Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington and Barbara Corcoran. Howes is an engaging host; both his interviews and his solo shows are fueled by passion and bursting with motivation. Filled with actionable tips and strategies, this podcast is bound to help you realise your full potential and live a better life. 

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How I Built This 

Get up close and personal with some of the world’s best-known brands. Host Guy Raz brings innovators from starkly different backgrounds to the table to discuss their success stories and the path that led them there. Informative, interesting and inspiring, this podcast is the perfect fuel for your inner entrepreneur. 

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Second Life

By women, for women! Each week, Hillary Kerr chats with a different woman who is a leader in her industry. She discusses their lives, their careers and the events that transformed their professional lives and led them to where they are today. Listening to their trials and triumphs is an empowering experience, one that you definitely should not miss. 

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Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert 

All you creatives out there, this one is for you. If self-doubt and uncertainty have increasingly plagued your life, let Gilbert guide your way and help you chase after your dreams fearlessly. She often hosts discussions with struggling artists and touches on ways to overcome fear and express oneself freely. Special guests who frequent this podcast include Neil Gaiman and Amy Purdy, so be sure to give this a listen! 

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The Marie Forleo Podcast

Oprah didn’t call her the next generation’s thought leader for no reason. With wit, charm and wisdom, Forleo tackles everything from business and career advice to handling rejection, failure and disappointment. Entertaining and educational, this podcast is packed with practical advice that will make you want to take charge of your dreams. She also answers questions from her audience, so if you have any queries, you can head to her website and drop her an email! 

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3 Things by Indian Express

And finally, if you find yourself too busy to keep up with the news, this podcast is here to save the day. As the name might imply, 3 Things is a daily report on three major news stories in India. The hosts bring in experts on the topics to discuss them in detail and why they matter. Each podcast clocks in at just around 20 minutes, so subscribe to this podcast if you want to jump start your day with a quick update.   

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Feminist. Writer. Reader. That's the precise order in which Ainee functions daily. She has been writing for a decade now, and her primary interest lies in working on pieces that resonate with the modern Indian women, helping them discover their own identities. Apart from writing over 1000-words a day, she loves to sit by the beach and dream of a better world, while sipping on an adrak wali chai.


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