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Podcasts for Creatives Recommended by Rolling Stone Culture Council

by Rolling Stone Culture Council / Announcement

Even the most creative folks need raw material — some kind of input to stimulate the flow of ideas. Because we're often on the run, many creative professionals turn to podcasts — on every imaginable subject, from music to business to beekeeping — for inspiration.

We asked Rolling Stone Culture Council members to share podcasts they host and enjoy. Here’s their list:

Health and Wellness Podcasts

Business and Entrepreneurship Podcasts

  • The Tim Ferriss Show, recommended by Lisa Song Sutton, RSCC member: The Tim Ferriss Show is often the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and it's been ranked #1 out of 500,000+ podcasts on many occasions. 
  • Hawke Talk, hosted by Erik Huberman, RSCC member: A podcast all about the origin stories of the most interesting people in the world. Today, you know our guests as famous athletes, authors, and entrepreneurs . . . but there’s so much more to the story. How did they navigate upbringings that seem so far from what they eventually became? What were those pivotal moments that steered them in a new and fascinating direction forever? Buckle up: Everyone loves a good origin story.
  • Dropping Bombs, recommended by Lisa Song Sutton, RSCC member, who recently appeared on this podcast: Covering topics from finances and personal branding to finding success in the face of adversity, Dropping Bombs is a must-listen for every entrepreneur.
  • How I Built This, recommended by Lisa Song Sutton, RSCC member: 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.
  • Polk Properties "Forbes Real Estate" Thought‪s‬, hosted by Michael Polk, RSCC member
  • And more: 

Music Industry Podcasts

Food and Drink Podcasts

  • Flavors Unknown, recommended by Ehren Ryan, RSCC member: “[Host Emmanuel Laroche] is someone who loves our industry and loves to talk to the underground chefs as well.”
  • Bourbon Pursuit, recommended by David Tao, RSCC member: “I'm a big fan of a lot of niche podcasts, particularly what Bourbon Pursuit has been able to build around such a small and tight-knit industry. They've transitioned from just a podcast for bourbon enthusiasts to a full stack content brand that works directly with industry major players, and they even have their own whiskey blend now — all starting with leveraging the power of a dedicated podcast listener base!”
  • And more:

Science and Technology Podcasts

Design Podcasts

  • 99% Invisible recommended by Dan Giuliani, Rolling Stone Culture Council member:  “Design. Admittedly, this is the only design-focused podcast I listen to and it's not my area of expertise, but I love it. Totally fascinating explorations into how design and interfaces of all kinds intersect with our everyday lives.”
  • And more:

World Affairs Podcasts

Comedy Podcasts

As noted by Harvard Business Review, sometimes the best ideas come from outside your industry. Don’t limit yourself; find and take in whatever content gets your brain buzzing.