At Uncommon, we know how background sound can influence our moods. We use bespoke curated playlists that vary depending on the space and time of day. These playlists can enhance your concentration with a slower, calmer selection, or to keep your spirits high by crescendoing throughout the day.
Sometimes, putting on your headphones and getting stuck into a podcast can be the most effective way to inspire you into a productive day of work. Here we turn the spotlight on four of our favourite inspirational business podcasts:
My First Million by The Hustle
For business builders, schemers and dreamers. Hosts Shaan Puri and Sam Parr aren’t here to criticise you, but rather celebrate entrepreneurs and builders, even when they fail. They aim to give you the tools to help turn a scheme into reality. Both hosts have built and operate successful businesses so they actually know what they’re talking about, and the result is a smart show containing business case studies, interviews and looking at where opportunities can be found.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. With the impact of COVID-19, Guy talks with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times and building resilience, from a Hollywood production company to a social networking site and Peloton fitness brand.
The Entrepreneurs by Monocle 24
A weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business (including Uncommon’s own Tania Adir), whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology. Ranging from just 7 minutes to 30 minutes, these episodes are perfect for fitting into a coffee break. Brands covered include Finisterre sustainable clothing, a new hospitality platform in London, CitizenM hotel group, an all-natural beauty brand and Wizz Air.
Out of Hours
Featuring conversations with people who started their own thing and turned it into something big – and given the difficult times we’re living in at the moment, this will probably appeal to a lot of people! The host, Georgia, speaks to leading academics in organisational psychology, as well as interviews with successful entrepreneurs, finding out what motivates them and how they turned their side hustle into something a lot bigger. Interviewees include creative businesses, popular newsletters, top podcast, non-profits and international social movements.