We’re fans of the podcast here at Insurance Soup. Part of our company is located on Long Island and if you haven’t heard about Long Island, there are A LOT of people here. A LOT. Traffic is a thing. A very real thing. Luckily, when we find ourselves stuck in traffic and we need a break from hard rocking to Guns & Roses or crying softly to Barry Manilow in our minivans, we have podcasts to turn to and free time to zone out to them.
Podcasts have become wildly popular in the last decade and regardless of what genre you favor, there’s a ton of great options. From something like The Moth, where a wide range of people tell true stories about themselves to a true crime podcast like Serial, there’s something for everyone, even the savvy business owner.
Now, we can all agree that maybe insurance is the sexiest. You don’t find a lot of people foaming at the mouth to hear your exciting insurance stories, but as agents, we all know they’re out there. If you find yourself with the down time to soak up some new industry knowledge or if you’re looking for some business inspo, these podcasts are our favorites.
Hosts Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers are The Insurance Guys. They talk to agents, as agents. In their weekly episodes they discuss real life issues affecting agents in their daily lives, especially those running their own agencies.
Matt Deitz’s SEI podcast is dedicated to all things Insurance. If you don’t have a ton of time to spare, his short 5-8 minute episodes are great for getting quick answers on what both clients and agents should know about all sides of the industry. He simplifies from top to bottom on policies across the board from home to commercial to specialty policies. Definitely worth a listen!
The Insurance Pro Blog podcast is an excellent, quick, bi-weekly listen if you’re looking for guidance on how to help your clients use life insurance as a risk-free, big win way to get tax-free income. Brandon Roberts and Brantley Whitley, founder and co-founder of The Insurance Pro blog, bring a wealth of knowledge to the life insurance game and are extremely well-versed in helping clients leveraging cash as a low-risk asset.
You may already know Tim Ferriss as the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”. In his successful pod with over 500 million downloads, he’s a master of self-experimentation in order to find ways for listeners to build their businesses, insurance marketing being one of the many areas of his expertise. He hosts people at the top of their games, from celebrities to the least likely success stories, to find out who propelled them to success.
Agency Intelligence is where you’ll find a lot of bang for your buck in terms of pod content. It includes three different series for both owners and influencers in the industry. Two of the three series, Agency Intelligence and Agent’s Influence are hosted by Jason Cass. Agency Intelligence covers “real data from real agents in real agencies” while Agent’s Influence is a weekly pod dedicated to showcasing important leaders in the industry. Lastly, they bring you the Insurance in your Words series by Joey Giangola brings you in touch with agents just like you who are in the game every day.
Definitely take some time to catch up with Becky Schroeder & Laird Rixford for this weekly podcast. It’s a great one-stop shop for all things current in the insurance industry. As CEO and CMO of ITC - Insurance Technologies Corporation - Rixford and Schroeder are a dynamic duo sharing their strategies for building valuable and strategic relationships with your clients.
This is a great podcast for the creative thinker looking for inspiration to turn an idea into reality. Host Srinivas Rao, author of the NYT best-selling The Art of Being Unmistakable, has a drive to help listeners develop the mindset needed to light the fire under their creative desires. Rao says he wants to help his community members “make their childhood dreams come true in adulthood”.
Hosts Chris Stemp and Jon Rojas, who have been friends for over 20 years, are experts in the art of conversation and their mission is to find ways to drive conversations with thought leaders that their audience will be inspired by. They pride themselves on using their curiosity and charm to bring listeners episodes covering a wide range of topics from relationships to technology and more.
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right, something every entrepreneur can relate to. The author based her podcast on the belief that we can learn powerful lessons and gain valuable insight on how to succeed better through our failures. Every week, guests share their failure stories and tell us how they believe they ultimately helped them succeed.
Those podcasts are a few of our favorites but know that the interweb is an infinite space for exploration, and there are likely many other excellent listening options for those of you looking to strengthen your focus on business while whiling away the hours stuck behind the wheel. Enjoy!