#115: Podcast Top 40 Countdown [Podcast]

When I was 14 years old, I was inspired to get into radio because I loved listening to “American Top 40”. It was a countdown show of the 40 most popular songs on the radio each week, hosted by Casey Casum. This week, I'm sharing the top 40 podcasts I listen to, with a little explanation of why you might want to check them out.

I will also identify the podcasts I absolutely do not miss, ever. And I'll share the 3 very popular podcasts I instantly did NOT like. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • How to get Jeff Walker's new book, Launch, for free!
  • An interview with Strategic Living Podcast host Brian Holmes.
  • Contest where you can win our recent $797 training for FREE…


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Tip Of The Week 

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Spiritual Foundations

This week's Spiritual Foundations segment is an interview with Brian Holmes, the host of the Strategic Living Podcast.

Feature Segment:  Ray Edwards' Top 40 Podcast Countdown

These are my Top 20 Podcasts. This list is entirely subjective, and it will undoubtedly change. Every week I am trying out new podcasts, so every week a few may drop off this list and a few new ones may rise up. But the top 5-7 have remained remarkably stable, with one notable exception.

  1. This Is Your Life by Michael Hyatt.
  2. Podcast Answerman by Cliff Ravenscraft.
  3. 48 Days by Dan Miller.
  4. Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn.
  5. The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins.
  6. Online Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield.
  7. Converge by Dane Sanders.
  8. Christ Is All by Frank Viola.
  9. The Charged Life by Brendon Burchard.
  10. Beyond The To Do List by Erik Fisher.
  11. The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss.
  12. The Joseph Prince Podcast
  13. Bethel Sermon of the Week
  14. Social Media Marketing Podcast by Michael Stelzner
  15. Social Triggers Insider with Derek Halpern
  16. The Lede by Copyblogger Media
  17. Internet Business Mastery with Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden
  18. Rise to the Top with David Siteman Garland
  19. Mixergy with Andrew Warner
  20. Lighten Up! with Ken Davis
  21. The Fizzle Show with Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Caleb Wojcik
  22. Ask Pat with Pat Flynn
  23. Read to Lead Podcast by Jeff Brown
  24. The Robert Plank Show by Robert Plank.
  25. Radiolab from WNYC.
  26. This Week In Tech by Leo Laporte.
  27. The Tech Guy by Leo Laporte.
  28. The Strategic Living Podcast with Brian Holmes.
  29. Eventual Millionaire by Jaime Tardy.
  30. The God Journey by Wayne Jacobsen
  31. Entrepreneur On Fire by John Lee Dumas
  32. The Joel Comm Show by Joel Comm
  33. Starve the Doubts by Jared Easley.
  34. The Audacity to Podcast byDaniel J Lewis
  35. The Dave Ramsey Show.
  36. 99% Invisible by Roman Mars.
  37. TED Radio Hour.
  38. The 5AM Miracle Podcast by Jeff Sanders.
  39. Conversion Cast by LeadPages.net
  40. New Rainmaker by Brian Clark


The 10 Podcasts I Never Miss

  1. This Is Your Life by Michael Hyatt.
  2. Podcast Answerman by Cliff Ravenscraft.
  3. 48 Days by Dan Miller.
  4. Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn.
  5. The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins.
  6. Online Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield.
  7. The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss.
  8. Converge by Dane Sanders.
  9. Christ Is All by Frank Viola
  10. Radiolab from WNYC.

The 3 Podcasts I Instantly Disliked… And Later Changed My Mind

  1. The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss.
  2. The Charged Life by Brendon Burchard.
  3. Entrepreneur On Fire by John Lee Dumas


Listener Questions

  1. Jon D Harrison asks about how to start fresh with a new direction.
  2. Bill Thomas had some comments about Podcast Episode 113.
  3. Jevonnah Ellison had nice things to say about the show.


What To Do Now

Here are some steps you can take to put this week's episode content to work for you:

  1. Click here to request your copy of Jeff Walker's new book, Launch, for free.
  2. Check out some fresh new podcasts to renew your thinking.
  3. Rate and review the show on iTunes to have a chance at winning our $797 training for free.

Question: What are podcasts do you never miss? Click here to leave your comments.


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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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