Nobó's Recommended Podcasts
Nobó began because we asked a question: is there a better way?
Along the way we asked more questions, and we learned. We learned new things all. the. time from and with other entrepreneurs, chefs, lifestyle advocates, designers, mentors, and people passionate about the pure food movement. We are so incredibly lucky to live in a time and place where knowledge is so accessible to us, where we can meet amazing people doing amazing things and all learn together even when we’re oceans apart. One of the greatest ways to do this, we found out, is through podcasts.
There are currently over two million (!) podcasts out there that you can listen to absolutely free, with more making their way into the world all the time. Our team at Nobó is always trying to learn more so that we can give our customers better and better experiences, so we’ve asked them to recommend their favourite podcasts along with their stand out episodes for you to discover.
We are always looking for recommendations too, so don’t be afraid to pop any of your own favourites in below!
We hope you enjoy & happy listening!
Business & Entrepreneurial
How I Built This
This podcast is sure to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing! Guy Raz dives into the stories and narratives behind some of the world’s best known companies. Produced by NPR, this podcast boosts some serious players in the entrepreneurial world such as TOM’s founder Blake Mycoskie, Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby, Sara Blakely from Spanx, Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell and the father of Whole Foods himself, John Mackey.
Stand out episode: Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard
In 1973, Yvon Chouinard started Patagonia to make climbing gear he couldn't find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit. His dedication to quality at all costs has always been a source of inspiration for our business, and the history of Patagonia which he recounts in this episode is fascinating.
The Kindness Economy with Mary Portas
Tune into The Kindness Economy to hear retail consultant and broadcaster, Mary Portas speak with inspirational business leaders as they explore new and better values that are driving some business’s today. Think “people, planet, profile” - in that order.
Stand out episode: Work Like A Women - Exclusive Extract
Mary advocates for the idea of working like a woman — dismantling the alpha culture and supporting and embracing female qualities and not trying to fit into a male dominated environment to succeed. In this episode we hear a brilliant extract from the book Work Like A Women which inspired the podcast, in which Mary speaks to working women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond!
This one is for the chocolate lovers! Get to know some of the inspiring women making waves behind the scenes in the fine chocolate industry. Delight in insightful and informative intimate discussions on all things chocolate, from the complexity of cacao to the craft chocolate movement.
Stand out episode: Episode 12: Hazel Lee Creator of the Taste With Colour® Chocolate Tasting Map
Host, Lauren Heineck sits down with Hazel Lee, a food science and craft chocolate tasting judge to discuss her latest creation,“Taste With Color”, a chocolate tasting map. We particularly liked this episode as it provides people with a visual and super accessible way to begin approaching quality craft chocolate and various chocolate flavour profiles.
Mindfulness & Meditation
After having a panic attack on “Good Morning America'', news anchor Dan Harris decided to try something he had always thought ridiculous: meditation. He then went on to write the bestselling book “10% Happier” and now produces a well-regarded and much loved podcast by the same name.
Through Dan’s discussions with intellects, scientists, meditation teachers and even the Dalai Lama himself, he illustrated that happiness is a skill to be learnt and is like a muscle that can train and strengthen it through practicing meditation and mindfulness.
Stand out Episode: Brené Brown
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is also the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her TED Talk "The power of vulnerability" has been viewed nearly 40 million times and Netflix has just released her special, "Call to Courage." In these speeches, and in this conversation, Brown explains why you can’t have courage without vulnerability.
Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle
Feel Better, Live More
Dr Rangan Chatterjee believes that health has become overly complicated and he aims to simplify it. He sits down with leading health experts to offer coherent health advice and life hacks. He discusses topics like why sleep matters, brain to body connections, anxiety, the power of movement and how diet relates to mental health. He believes that when we are healthier, we are happier and when we are happier we want to live more!
Stand out Episode: Episode 28 — Rich Roll
Plant-powered wellness advocate, best-selling author and podcast host Rich Roll, shares his incredible story of complete transformation from an unhealthy, overweight alcoholic lawyer to ultra-endurance athlete. Rich has been hailed “fittest vegan on the planet”, and here he talks about how finding out who you are and what your purpose is has a positive impact on every aspect of your life.
The goal of this podcast is to uncover and expose the overlooked and unseen aspects of design, architecture and activity in the world – the 99% which is invisible and unnoticed by most. Each week the creator and host Roman Mars speaks about all the thought that goes into the things we often don’t think about. Listen to designers speak about the difference between what they see and what the rest of the world sees and prepare to view things in a whole new way!
Stand out episode: Episode 181 - "Milk Carton Kids
An interesting and in-depth review of how elements of designs originated, developed and their subsequent unintended impact. This episode looks at the origins of national milk carton campaigns for missing children in the USA in the 1980’s.Listen Now
For anyone in need of a little boost of motivation, tune in to the Mindset Mentor presented by Rob Dial. Rob blends aspects of cognitive behavioural theory, psychology, childhood development and neurology to help us better understand ourselves and how our brain and our bodies work. The goal here is to master your mindset to allow yourself to reach your fullest potential. Easier said than done of course, but give this one a listen when you feel the need for a little nudge of motivation!
Stand out episode: How to make every part of your life better.
The episode is great because Rob goes into practical ways one can evaluate the key areas of their life and then use this evaluation to improve every aspect. We believe this is a good episode to jump off from for anyone new to the podcast.Listen Now
Where should we begin with Ether Perel
Esther Perel counsels real life couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal and heartbreaking truths about themselves and their relationships. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever loved. It is raw, authentic, honest and brave.
Stand Out Episode: Episode 21. Happily Divorced.
In this episode, Ether sits down with a divorced couple. These two people are hovering the border between being together and separated. This episode is interesting because we get an intimate insight into a relationship that is shrouded in ambiguity. They're dealing in a grey emotional landscape outside of ‘normal’ societal understanding of what a divorced relationship should look like.Listen Now
This is only a quick sample of the incredible amount of podcasters that are out there right now making a real difference in people’s lives. Whether you want to know more about running a business, eating better, seeing the world in a different way, or simply living a more enriching everyday life, someone is working to share that knowledge with you.
Are there any podcasts that you’re inspired by? Let us know in the comments!