Not only has remote work exploded in popularity among employees and companies, but so have podcasts! If you look at any streaming service like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, you’ll find all sorts of audio series that can be entertaining but also help you learn.
While reading about business and working from home is important, you may also not always have time to sit down and read. Maybe you are working out or doing chores around the house, those can be perfect opportunities for you to listen to some great content.
Below I put together this list of the best remote work podcasts that you should start streaming today.
Each of these podcasts covers an array of topics around remote work, helping you be more efficient in the modern workplace, or tips on how to better lead remote teams.
Best Remote Work Podcasts
When I first started researching remote work podcasts, I wasn’t sure what to expect. While the category and interest in working remotely have grown, I thought there might only be a handful of series around the topic.
But to my delightful surprise, there are more than I expected!
Below you’ll find some of the best shows currently (in no particular order), links to streaming them from your favorite podcast channels, and a short synopsis of each.
1. The Remote Show
The Remote Show is brought to you by the good folks at We Work Remotely, one of the top job board communities.
In their podcast series, they focus on an interview style that covers tips, tools, management styles, and more to help remote workers reach their full potential and happiness in their careers.
2. Reimagine Work Podcast
The Reimagine Work hosted by Paul Millerd explores more about the future of work and being a digital nomad in today’s world. But what I like about this podcast is it’s not just all about remote work, as you can apply insights and lessons to any working environment.
Paul has conversations with philosophers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other things about the modern workplace, unconventional living, traveling while working, and more.
3. About Abroad
One common theme with working remotely is being able to work anywhere in the world. You might be interested in living in different countries, while still working full-time. That’s where the podcast About Abroad, hosted by Chase Warrington, comes in.
Warrington shares his experience living in another country while working for a remote-first organization. Additionally, the podcast shares advice from others working around the world remotely, how to have a better work/life balance, what living abroad is like, and more.
4. Rework Podcast
What’s one of the best ways to learn about remote work? To hear expert insights from some originators in a remote-first company. The Rework Podcast is brought to you by the Basecamp team, one of the pioneers of having a completely remote company.
You’ll get behind-the-scenes intel about building a remote company, managing and growing a remote team, and even insights from Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.
5. 21st Century Work Life
The 21st Century Work Life podcast is brought to you by the same women who run Virtual Not Distant, a website that provides training resources for remote managers and teams.
Founder, Pilar Orti, hosts their podcast that explores how to better lead and manage remote teams, collaboration tips among the distributed workforce, and has numerous other guests that cover the modern worker today.
6. Managing Remote Teams
While many of the podcasts on this list might have a mix of remote work topics, the Managing Remote Teams podcast is more focused on the foundation of success for distributed teams. Host Luke Szyrmer does not release as many episodes compared to others on this list, but the content is still quite powerful.
Get tips and resources about being a good leader in a remote work environment, how to build successful remote team collaboration, and interviews with others who have proven success in remote work.
7. WorkLife with Adam Grant
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant hosts this TED original podcast WorkLife, which explores the minds of some of the world’s most interesting professionals to explore the science of making work better.
While not solely dedicated to just remote work, the podcast aims to help people discover how to enjoy their professional endeavors more. If you ever wanted to do work better, find more happiness in your career, and apply learnings to becoming a better remote worker, this podcast is for you.
8. Remote Works: Hybrid Survival Guide
Remote Works: Hybrid Survival guide is produced by Citrix and hosted by Melanie Green. She explores the questions around how work is evolving and more people are working a mix of in the office, at home, and other places in the world.
This podcast is primarily focused on the hybrid work model, which is that combo of working at home and in the office. You’ll learn how to be successful in this working environment, successful collaboration, team building, advice from experts, and much more.
9. Remote Work Life
Remote work coach and mentor, Alex Wilson-Campbell host his own podcast called Remote Work Life, diving into everything he has learned in 10+ years. If you are looking to improve your career, nail that remote work interview, grow your professional network, or thrive in remote work, then it is a podcast to bookmark.
Alex has interviewed and worked with many well-known remote work experts including Nick Francis, CEO Help Scout, Andy Tryba, CEO Crossover, Darcy Boles, Dir Of Culture & Innovation TaxJar, Steli Efti, CEO – Close, Alina Vandenberghe, Co-Founder Chili Piper, Derek Andersen, CEO Startup Grind, Michelle Dale, CEO Virtual Miss Friday
10. Digital Nomad Cafe Podcast
One of the other popular areas of remote work is becoming a digital nomad. This is someone who travels all over but works full-time from their laptops. If this work lifestyle interests you, then the Digital Nomad Cafe Podcast will be a perfect show for you to binge stream right now.
Host Adam Finan has been working remotely and traveling for years and shares his experiences and insights on this podcast. Additionally, he’ll talk with various guests about online business, entrepreneurship, freelancing, and remote work.
11. Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg
Distributed is a podcast by Matt Mullenweg, who is the co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic (a remote-first company). If you are interested in building a remote company or your company is considering becoming remote-first, this is the podcast for you.
Mullenweg has a wealth of experience and knowledge, having built his own company with no offices and more than 1,300 employees in 76 countries, speaking 95 different languages! He’ll share insights about the benefits and challenges of remote work, hiring talented employees around the world, and interviews with other remote work leaders.
12. Skills for Mars
One of the last remote work podcasts I wanted to include in this list is Skills for Mars, hosted by Lulia Istrate, a psychologist and HR professional. This is also another podcast that is not just about remote work but is still highly relevant to the niche.
Topics and discussions include the future of work, managing remote work, work transitioning, as well as experts and professionals in HR, coaching, psychology, and more. Although the episodes slowed down, they are primarily video episodes now on Youtube.
There you have it, some of the best podcasts about remote work and podcasts that will help you become a remote work junkie. Even if you just choose one of two of these, you are bound to learn so much and think about where you want your professional career to go.
Happy remote working!
Did I miss a remote work podcast on this list that you think should be added? Make sure to reach out to me so I can add it in!