Tune in: AW’s favourite podcasts

A selection of the hottest podcasts that we’re loving here at AW.

We love a good podcast. As entrepreneurs ourselves, who work alongside a variety of small to large businesses and freelancers on a daily basis at our co-working community, we know how important business advice and insights are for personal and professional growth. Podcasts provide this plethora of advice for free. Furthermore, they can easily slot into your daily routine, accompanying the daily commute, a gym session or the morning shower. In terms of productive downtime, a good podcast easily beats a taxing read of the FT or one of those chunky business advice books that are simply growing dust on your coffee table. It can also be a more productive alternative to sitting on Netflix rewatching a series for the third time.

Have a browse through this collection of some of our favourite podcasts, available on all good streaming services.

             1. Beyond the To-Do List: ‘Productivity’ has quickly become a buzzword that is thrown around willy-nilly in the corporate world. However, what does it actually mean? Moreover, how can it be achieved in such changing times? In the light of increasing challenges to the daily grind and productivity, Erik Fisher hosts this weekly podcast discussing the best ways to balance work and life-based demands, build killer routines and make your work, work for you.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts &Google Podcasts:


             2. The High Performance Podcast: We believe that there is something to be learnt from high achievers across a variety of fields. This particular favourite of ours has interviews from stars ranging from ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino to entrepreneur and member of the House of Lords Baroness Michelle Mone. The interesting combination of BT Sports Premier League host Jake Humphrey and expert psychologist Damian Hughes as hosts provides for well-rounded and fascinating interviews.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts:


             3. Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work: This podcast discusses and uncovers what it means to be a woman in the workplace. Across its various episodes are inspirational voices and unique insights into the specific challenges and barriers often faced by women, as well as success stories and experiences. The episodes are data-informed and sociologically nuanced, yet remain digestible, witty and entertaining to tune into.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts:


             4. My First Million: A good entrepreneur plucks out ideas out of anywhere and is open-minded to new and potentially profitable market trends. At AW, we work alongside a host of small to medium businesses and freelancers that are filling nooks and crannies in all sorts of markets, from FinTech to CBD. This podcast, which explores diverse business ideas, entrepreneurial success stories and unlikely rising market trends, from warehouse based co-working spaces to Instagram meme accounts, is therefore particularly relevant to our community.

Available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts:


             5. Side Hustle Pro: Market leaders, celebrities and politicians all have a story to tell. However, often the most inspirational stories are those that are hidden, coming from underrepresented perspectives. Jamaican-born, Bronx-based entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome shines a light on untold narratives by hosting black female entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their hobbies into thriving businesses. These stories are inspirational and relevant to today’s diverse market of ideas.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Soundcloud:


We love sticking on one of these great podcasts, amongst the very many more available online, to learn, relax and unwind too. In fact, the fantastic stream of podcasts being produced at the minute has encouraged us to establish our very own, state of the art, podcast studio in our King’s Cross office space. Stay tuned to find out more…