Recommended business podcasts

There is something about silence. There is a conversational reflex, to fill the gaps of silence with something. Usually, it's not me who does that – it's my guest. My name is Kristoffer Triumf and I am a Swedish podcast host, writer and sometimes also a comedian. In VARVET INTL, I'll take on one guest a week for the rest of 2014. There will be musicians! Comedians! Authors! Chefs! Actors! And other interesting people in, and around, the global entertainment industry. In 2012, I started interviewing Swedish people in my podcast VÄRVET. Two and a half years later, I've recorded som 140 conversations – with Sweden's Prime Minister, rock stars, artists of all kinds, and so forth. Any day, these interviews have been downloaded 20,000,000 times and it keeps growing with a million a month. I am humble and grateful about that fact. And although I'll keep doing VÄRVET, it's time to take on new challenges. That is: VARVET INTL. I hope you want to follow me on my new journey with VARVET INTL. I hope you'll like it. Best, Kristoffer Triumf Vällingby, Sweden

The FT Money Show brings you engaging and insightful coverage of the week’s major personal finance issues. Jonathan Eley and his team of FT journalists dissect the news with the help of leading industry commentators and discuss how the latest events will affect you and your pocket. From pensions to private equity, building society accounts to bank shares, the Money Show tackles difficult topics in an entertaining and informative way. The FT Money Show is produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching

Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.

Social Media Examiner's Michael Stelzner helps your business navigate the social jungle with success stories and expert interviews from leading social media marketing pros. Discover how successful businesses employ social media, learn new strategies and tactics, and gain actionable tips to improve your social media marketing. Find show notes at http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/podcast/

Each week the FT banking team discuss the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector. To take part in the show or to comment please email audio@ft.com

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

Some of the world's greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and business researchers share their stories and insights from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos for free from TED.com that features interactive English transcript, and subtitles in as many as 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Ever dreamed of switching up your work life, achieving a dream or starting your own business? Get inspired by our interviews with the young, smart women forging their own path in everything from fashion and beauty to restaurants and the music industry.

News and analysis from FT reporters around the world

Leaders aren't born, they're made. This Monday show will give you access to the best thinkers, resources, and actions to grow your leadership skills. Produced weekly since 2011, host Dave Stachowiak brings you perspective from more than a decade of leadership at Dale Carnegie, helping you take immediate action to maximize results. Bestselling authors, expert guests, host commentary, and regular dialogue with the Coaching for Leaders community drive this show. Submit questions for question and answer shows airing the first Monday of the month at coachingforleaders.com/feedback and receive Dave's weekly leadership guide and show notes every Wednesday at coachingforleaders.com/subscribe

Information technology provides the infrastructure backbone for companies today. The Connected Business series of podcasts examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for growth. Presented by Stephen Pritchard

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

Slate's Daily Podcast includes the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, our sports show Hang Up and Listen, the Double X Gabfest, the Audio Book Club, and Lexicon Valley, plus special features. Part of the Panoply Network.

Get up-to-speed with top stories from The Wall Street Journal. Plus, the latest on the economy and politics.

The Public Speaker helps you to inform, motivate, entertain, and persuade better. Lisa B. Marshall, author of "Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation," has short, practical tips that help you to be engaging and memorable every time you speak. It's not just about public speaking, it's about effective communication.

Question of the Day is the show for listeners who are short on time and long on curiosity. It is a fast-paced conversation between author and entrepreneur James Altucher and Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner: two smart, unconventional thinkers who have been talking together for years, often over a long-running backgammon match. Now they are letting you in on the game, too. You will quickly become addicted to their wonderful, wry observations as they ponder each Question of the Day.The answers await you every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. Launching in summer 2016.

EOFire is an award winning Podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas. John interviews Entrepreneurs On Fire 7-days a week! This Podcast is produced for you, the Entrepreneur, Side-Preneur, Solopreneur, or Small Business Owner. If you're looking for inspiration, motivation, and ACTIONABLE advice during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, John Lee Dumas delivers. Each episode focuses on the journey of a successful Entrepreneur who shares their WORST Entrepreneurial moment and lessons learned, greatest AH-HA moment and the steps they took to turn that idea into success, and ends with THE LIGHTNING ROUND where John extracts golden nuggets for you, FIRE NATION!

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