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5 Podcasters Who’s Made It Big In The Industry

For the uninitiated, imagine talk radio but without the media houses. Just a talkative independent individual who has a knack for discussing everything and anything from news to cooking, interviewing special guests or each other, sharing personal stories, or some combination of all of the above.

Over the years, more and more individuals have jumped on the bandwagon and have expanded the podcasting world. Some of them have thrived among others and made a name for themselves within the industry by discussing and sharing stories about life, business, science, and similar others. 

Despite their differences in awards, experiences, and topics, what they all hold in common is the drive, interest, and consistency in producing quality content their listeners would be interested in. These are what managed to set them apart from others and how they’re able to be where they are right now. 

So, here are 5 inspiring podcasters who’ve made it big in the podcasting world and who’ve become popular picks for topics that could expand your views on life and challenge your mind.  

1/ Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition which was sold for 1 billion USD, earning him an estimated $400 million! Instead of retiring on an island, Tom decided to create the Impact Theory Show with his wife Lisa to empower people by impacting their mindsets positively. 

The show has seen many guests over the years with the likes of Simon Sinek, Jay Shetty, Sadhguru, Les Brown, David Goggins, and other guests who specialize in all sorts of fields such as neuroscience, phycology, rocket science, entrepreneurs, and more! 

One of the most inspiring episodes is his interview with Olympia LePoint. A female of color working as a rocket scientist whose road was filled with all sorts of obstacles and failures but she still managed to break through the mold. 

Tom likes to listen carefully to his guests as he’s also interested in their stories. With all this passion and good purpose, Impact theory is the go-to podcast for people who aim to become a better version of themselves! 

You can find Impact theory on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, SoundCloud, and

2/ The Tim Ferris show.

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Tim Ferris is not your average podcaster. He’s an investor, entrepreneur, spokesperson, guest lecturer, horseback Archer, a kickboxing champion, a breakdancer, can speak 5 languages, and he’s also an author and a blogger. The man can do it all!

Tim started his show in April 2014 and ever since then, he’s successfully managed to publish over 500 episodes. Which also earned his podcast to become number one on Itunes with over a hundred million downloads. 

Tim often interviews and features big names in his podcasts such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Kevin Hart, and Jamie Foxx. 

One top quality that sets him apart from others would be that he’s not afraid of being vulnerable. He once shared a very personal experience where he talked about his childhood trauma and his process of healing. Not to mention, it was the first time he ever shared his personal traumatic life experiences with anyone!

Mr. all-rounder is definitely someone worth listening to and you can find him on iTunes, YouTube, and his blog.

3/ Jocko podcast.

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John Gretton Willink or better known as “Jocko Willink”, is a retired American Navy SEAL who was deployed in Iraq where he bought in the battle of Ramadi alongside Chris Kyle, the SEAL which — if you’re living under a rock, is what American Sniper is based on!

One of the most watched videos on his YouTube channel is his podcast with Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto. In this episode, Jordan and Jocko exchange their thoughts on discipline and experience as well as the story that resulted in him becoming the solid man he is today. 

Listening to Jocko will help you understand the navy SEAL’s mindset. You’ll learn about the importance of discipline, pushing forward no matter what the circumstances are and you’ll get a glimpse of the warrior’s life. 

You can find his podcast on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and on his website.

4/ Tony Robbins Podcast.

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The man that needs no introduction, Tony is a multi-millionaire with a wealth that’s estimated at US$600 million. Tony is a motivational speaker, coach, author, business strategist, and entrepreneur. 

Tony’s podcast is the only one on this list that mostly revolves around business. It does include motivational talks now and then however, Tony’s show has an organized structure where the content is explained at the beginning of each episode so that it’s easier for the listeners to keep on track. 

One of Tony’s missions in life is to end world hunger. In this episode, Tony shares his fears about the food production system and how we have more pollution than ever together with his guest Peter H. Diamandis.

Tony is an upbeat guy and he’ll pump you up with his contagious positivity whenever you listen to him.

You can find his podcast on his website, it’s available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well.

5/ The Joe Rogen experience.

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Joe Rogan is easily the most popular podcaster right now. To those of you who aren’t familiar with Joe, he’s an American comedian, commentator for the UFC, actor, and television presenter.

Joe’s podcast was first launched in 2009, and it quickly became one of the most popular podcasts in 2010 on iTunes. He’s had guests such as Elon Musk, Mike Tyson, James Maynard Keenan, Benjamin Shapiro, Bernie Sanders, Russel brand, Robert Downey Jr., and many others of high caliber.

Although people listen to it for entertainment purposes mostly, Joe features some of the brightest minds out there. His podcast often has the concept of discussion that revolves around the speaker’s experience or knowledge that is mixed with humor and jokes. 

In this episode, Joe explores the ideas behind Musk’s innovations. For instance, they talk about Neuralink, one of Elon’s companies that aims to enhance our cognitive abilities by implanting a chip in our brain. Furthermore, they talk about a new system of communication where we’re no longer required to communicate verbally as we’ll be able to exchange ideas instantly!

You can find bits and pieces of Joe’s latest episodes uploaded on his Youtube channel. Whereas for full episodes you can head on over to his Spotify page. 

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