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How I Built This

The host, Guy Raz, interviews the founder’s behind well-known companies. “It’s about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.

“Guy Raz speaks with change-makers and risk-takers, who tell stories about hustle, perseverance, and the sheer joy of creating something … from nothing.”

Why I love this podcast: Every time I listen to How I Built This, I get reinvigorated by the trials and tribulations that these founders went through on their way to greatness and how often they were only a moment away from abject failure. The entrepreneurs’ stories are inspirational and bring back so many of my own memories from starting up ventures on a shoe string. I challenge anyone to listen to this and not want to start your own business.

The Art of Manliness

The podcast “aims to help men become better men. Through in-depth interviews with authors and thinkers, host Brett McKay finds insights on how men can better understand their culture, their lives, and themselves, and recapture the ancient and classical ideal of manliness, one of arete and eudaimonia: excellence and flourishing.

“Episodes explore how to live a life of both contemplation and action, while having some fun along the way. The show topics cover everything from history and philosophy, to social/professional skills, to parenting, to self-defense and physical training, to pop culture and literature.”

Why I love this podcast: Bret does an amazing job selecting guests and interviewing them for his podcast. I am a faithful listener to the Art of Manliness because I learn so much from the authors and guests he interviews. He has a wide breath of knowledge and interests. And he is able to keep up intellectually with every expert he has on the show.

TED Radio Hour 

The podcast, also hosted by Guy Raz, is “based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.”

Why I love this podcast: The breadth of the subjects contained in the 

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John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP is an emergency physician by avocation and entrepreneur at heart. He is an author, speaker, serial student, airline transport pilot and multidisciplinary entrepreneur, who has founded and operated several multi-million-dollar businesses.

Throughout all of his endeavors, John has maintained a relentless drive to help people rescript their future and reach their full potential.

His multifaceted experience as a physician, attorney, speaker and entrepreneur gives him rare insight into what makes a business succeed.

Over the years, John has come to realize that successful businesses don’t just happen. They succeed as a result of strong leadership, learning from failures and a well-executed business plan. An efficient organization is built on lean practices, proactive teams, a positive work environment and a solid foundation for continued growth.