Siobhan Divers, Communications & Events Executive,Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Podcasts are a great way to stay up to date without having to pause life to scroll through pages of newsfeeds – you can listen while you work, on your commute and while you go about your daily life. They’re intimate, accessible and insightful.

Here are our recommendations on what you should be listening to in 2020:

How I Built This with Guy Raz

In this series, Guy Raz, journalist and National Public Radio host, interviews the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies and asks the question we all want to know – how did they get where they are? Among the business figures interviewed are Michael Dell, CEO of Dell computers, James Dyson, inventor of Dyson vacuum cleaners and Jerry Murrell founder of Five Guys.

The Anxious Achiever

The Anxious Achiever explores how anxiety, depression and other mental health issues affect people at work, both for better and for worse. Hosted by Morra Aarons-Mele, founder of award-winning social impact agency Women Online, the podcast aims to reframe how we think about mental health in the workplace through featuring real stories from people who have been there and from experts in the field.

Ted Business

Taken from TEDX and partner events, this series showcases stories and insights from some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers. The platform, which is devoted to the spreading of ideas across continents, pioneers world-changing ideals and thought-processes like how generational stereotypes hold us back at work and how to break bad management habits.

Women at Work

A podcast by the Harvard Business Review, hosted by editors Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo and Nicole Torres, Women at Work features stories, conversations, and practical advice about being a woman in the workplace and explores a range of issues including gender discrimination, narrowing the page gap and working in male-dominated industries.

The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry

With the unspoken (or spoken!) expectation that we are accessible 24/7, and with an “always on” approach to life and work, Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to thrive in today’s marketplace and establish effective practices that unleash our creative potential and generate brilliant ideas in an ever-demanding workplace.