At Profound, one of the key pillars of our culture is the collective mindset to improve (also known as mantra #6 “High Standards, Continuous Improvement, Direct Implementation). This comes in many forms on a personal, professional, and collective level. And one of the key ways Profounders like to sneak in bits of knowledge is by listening to podcasts.

A podcast is a series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download as episodes to a personal device for easy listening at their convenience and a series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event.

Here are the Top 10 podcasts that Profounders listen to regularly.

1. Creative Pep Talk

Creative Pep Talk helps listeners build a thriving creative practice. Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson, and Morgan Harper Nichols that are filled to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics. Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator himself for outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube, and Nickelodeon. Andy J. Pizza –

2. The GaryVee Audio Experience

The Garyvee Audio Experience is a podcast hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. On this podcast, listeners get a mix of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from his WEEKLYVEE video series, and interviews. They also get fireside chats he has given and new and current thoughts he records originally for this audio experience.

3. Freakonomics Radio

Listeners get to discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio sheds light on things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.”

4. Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Kwik Brain is a fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time! Your coach, Jim Kwik (his real name), is the brain & memory trainer to elite mental performers, including many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities. In this easy to digest bite-sized podcast, you will discover Kwik’s favorite shortcuts to read faster, remember more, and ‘supercharge’ your greatest wealth-building asset: your brain.

5. A Bit Of Optimism with Simon Sinek

During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect. In this podcast, Simon Sinek talks to people that inspire him about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. His hope is that his listeners leave with something he thinks we all need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

6. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

In this podcast, Jay Shetty has fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world. He posts new episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcast and enjoy. Live life today ON PURPOSE.

7. Entrepreneurs On Fire Business Podcast

Entrepreneurs on Fire is an online business and award-winning podcast in which John Lee Dumas interviews entrepreneurs who will guide you to financial, location, and lifestyle freedom!

8. Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.

9. Adulting with Joyce Pring

The How-To’s of your 20’s, by a 20-something, traversing through life expectancy, and with gusto! Check out this podcast at:

10. The $100 MBA Show

Awarded Best of iTunes, The $100 MBA Show is a new kind of podcast where you simply get better at business with their practical business lessons for the real world. These cut-to-the-chase episodes are packed with only the pure business building training you want. Omar Zenhom (@TheOmarZenhom) shares some of the best lessons, concepts, examples, and insights from inside The $100 MBA training and community. Omar also calls upon some of the industry’s top experts as guest teachers on the show. Again, no backstories or promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game.