Podcasting has reached a fever pitch in popularity over the last few years. As traditional radio listenership plummeted, many thought audio content was on the way out. Today, however, well over half of U.S. adults listen to podcasts.
Why? It's likely because of the wide variety of subject matter and easy accessibility. For instance, remote workers now have opportunities to listen to thought leaders and experts from around the world discuss the ins and outs of the WFA (work from anywhere) life.
Sound like you? Maybe you're wondering where you can go to find new remote work content and podcasts.
Sure, you could browse directories or slog through search results. Orrrrr....you could take our word for it and check out these amazing remote work podcasts.
We're starting off with a bang here because the name alone gets our vote for "Most Kickass Podcast." Host Kristin Wilson is a seasoned digital nomad and YouTube host offering travel tips for remote workers. In this podcast, her focus shifts more to the actual work as she doles out advice on finding fabulous remote-first opportunities.
Must-Listen Episode: How to Master Remote Work and Find Remote Jobs with the Author of Running Remote
#2: Remote Work Life
With a decade of experience in working remotely, Alex Wilson-Campbell offers insights for remote workers at all levels, whether they're old pros or just getting started. His guests are industry leaders and often discuss the top concerns and challenges for managers transitioning to remote work.
Must-Listen Episode: 'Remote Voices': Best Leadership Attributes for Remote Managers w/ Pilar Orti Dir Virtual Not Distant
Pour a cup of joe and join Adam Finan as he discusses all aspects of living the #WFA life. This is a particularly great show for freelancers and individual consultants, and especially for those who are new to remote work and/or curious about becoming a digital nomad.
Must-Listen Episode: The Art to Landing a Great Remote Job You'll Love with Libryia Jones
This high-level and academic podcast was created by Dr. Paul Hill of Utah State University and features personal stories of adapting to and embracing remote work. While most of the guests are from Utah, the topic discussed, as in the episode below, are relevant to all remote workers and digital nomads.
Must-Listen Episode: Getting Promoted as a Remote Worker: Carrie Beck's Story as an Employee of a Remote-First Company
No, it's not exclusive to remote work, but it's basically a TED Talk on how to be a good person. In fact, it's actually brought to you by TED (inspired by the TED Ideas blog). These nuggets of wisdom will restore some of your faith in humanity (including your own humanity) and will give you insights on working (like the episode below) and living better.
Must-Listen Episode: How to Thrive in Remote Work (with David Burkus)
#6: Zero to Travel
This is also not technically a remote work podcast, but it's insanely valuable to digital nomads or anyone who wants to travel while working. Host Jason Moore guides you through making travel a priority in your life and getting started from wherever you are (even if you're starting from zero). Episodes like the one below also provide insights into living and working abroad.
Must-Listen Episode: Creating a Life Abroad + Expert Remote Work Advice w/ Chase Warrington
#7: Women at Work
The Harvard Business Review brings you this in-depth podcast about the challenges, struggles, and victories experienced by women in the workplace — whether it's a traditional or virtual office. The hosts aim to break down barriers and look intently into how we can all improve work environments and provide a more equal space for women to succeed. In the episode below, the hosts look at the challenges of remote onboarding and how to make it a positive experience.
Must-Listen Episode: Take Control of Your Onboarding
#8: Remotely Curious
Intrigued by the idea of remote work but haven't yet made the leap? Get all your questions answered in this casual but relevant podcast from Dropbox — a leader among remote-first companies. In the episode below, learn about the importance of creating rituals in your remote work schedule to maintain productivity and keep your work-life balance in check.
Must-Listen Episode: Rituals | Casper Ter Kuile and Kursat Ozenc
Wonder what happens to your brain while you work? Now you can know! The Neuroleadership Institute dives into the science of work and how to engage and build relationships with employees — even when they're distributed around the world. In the episode below, experts discuss how DEI has become more important than ever in remote work and how it has evolved and changed during the remote revolution.
Must-Listen Episode: Disrupting DEI — Reconstructing the Path Forward
If you're a leader in a remote-first organization, this is the podcast for you. Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, the show provides insights on all facets of working remotely and being a compassionate and empathetic leader for your remote team. In the episode below, learn how to leverage the power of async communication while prioritizing your employees' safety and well-being.
Must-Listen Episode: Psychological Safety in Asynchronous Communication
If your golden years are approaching, you might think it's too late to get into the #WFA lifestyle. Think again! Digital nomads are getting started later in life, and now, remote work is seen as a valid transition to retirement. Join host Camille Attell in the episode below for a light-hearted analysis of how everyone's favorite office workers would deal with the shift to remote.
Must-Listen Episode: How Would Characters from the Show "The Office" Get Remote Work?
#12: Remote First Podcast
If you want to hear from the brightest minds and boldest voices in remote work, this is the podcast for you. Each week, the hosts from Modern Leaders bring in the biggest names in remote work thought leadership and ask them the hard-hitting questions that matter to most to remote workers. Check out the episode below to hear Brian Elliott from the communication platform Slack discuss what remote workers really want.
Must-Listen Episode: Data Shows People Want Flexibility w/ Brian Elliott, Slack
#13: See You at Work
Video communication platform Loom has set the standard in asynchronous communication for remote workers, and now they're offering up more tips and advice with their brand new podcast. Listen below as they bring in one of the most established experts in remote work — Sarah Sutton of FlexJobs.
Must-Listen Episode: How to Take Full Advantage of the Remote Work Revolution with Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of Flexjobs
#14: That Remote Life
Love travel, entrepreneurship, and living life on your own terms? Sounds like you have a lot in common with host Mitko Karshovski, who discusses new trends and advances in remote work with some of the most well-known industry leaders. Listen to the episode below to hear about new remote job titles, like GitLab's Head of Remote.
Must-Listen Episode: Becoming the First Head of Remote & the Future of Work with Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab
#15: The Kilroy Report
This podcast focuses mainly on marketing agencies, both traditional and remote, but we chose it with good reason. We decided to save the best for last — an episode featuring our FPS founder, Jeanna Barrett! Listen as Jeanna talks about what it's like to run a remote agency and how she grew FPS from one-woman show to thriving growth marketing agency.
Must-Listen Episode: Jeanna Barrett of First Page
See? We told you there would be no need to hunt down the best remote work podcasts — we've got your back! And while we don't have our own podcast (yet!), we do have the exclusive deets on how you can become part of one of the best and fastest-growing remote marketing teams out there. Check out our job listings and find a fit that's right for you!