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Our 5 favourite productivity podcasts of 2016

Posted by Penquin on August 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM


The amount of information available at the click of a button is overwhelming. We tend to get bombarded by must-read content, webinars, blogs and online articles. Often, the amount of information leads to a state of ‘analysis paralysis’ where you succumb to the lure of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, instead of getting things done.

There are various ways to boost your productivity throughout the day. One of the most effective methods is listening to interesting and educational podcasts during your daily commute.

Here’s a list of our favourite productivity podcasts of 2016. Sit back, plug those earphones in and pay attention to the road.

Back to Work is an award-winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. It’s an excellent source of entertainment and information on topics relating to productivity. Listening to it will help you creatively change the way you approach your work. Topics include the days before and after ubiquitous wifi; and the complexities of communication.

Back To Work

Ever wanted to find out what stress-free productivity feels like? Getting Things Done focuses on personal and professional stories and practical tips to - you guessed it - get things done. Veteran coach and management consultant, David Allen, shares his methods for stress-free performance in 35 jam-packed episodes. The podcast is based on the premise that our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.


The podcast shares how to be creative, prolific and brilliant in both your work and personal life. Host Todd Henry (author of the books, The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders like Seth Godin and David Allen and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. The podcast focuses on two main areas that are not often addressed together: productivity and creativity. It is not just for the creative thinkers, but for anyone who wishes to gain more insight and advice on these two topics.

The Accidental Creative

CGP Grey and Mike Hurley are independent content creators. In each episode, they discuss the strategies they use to remain productive and creative at the same time. From animation to conferencing, Cortex will not disappoint.


Michael Hyatt focuses on the importance of living with intention for great productivity in “This is Your Life” every week. Learn about intentional leadership for entrepreneurs and information speaking to a broader audience. Improve your productivity by living with more passion, achieving your goals successfully and leading with influence.

This Is Your Life

If you’re still unsure what to listen to, Workflowmax has compiled a list of their best productivity podcasts of 2016 and we think it’s brilliant.

There is no shortage of high-quality productivity podcasts; you just need to find the right one to get you into a productive mood.

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