Podcasts, whether they’re internal communication podcasts, comedy, news, or any other genre, are probably my favorite way to consume content. They’re also one of the most often overlooked communication channels out there.
They’re free, allow me to be on-the-go, and are so unobtrusive that I can accomplish other things (working out, do the dishes, get ready to go to bed) while I learn incredibly valuable information.
If you’re here it’s probably because you’re trying to do exactly that: find new ways to get internal comms inspiration.
Sure, video tutorials, TED Talks and communications books are cool, but whether it’s on your way to work or while cooking dinner, it’d be nice to keep learning about the world, and about ways to use internal comms to increase employee engagement.
A weekly podcast can help with that!
We’ve put together a list of the best internal communication podcasts, — or rather, a list of the best podcasts for internal communications.
What that means is that the podcasts below, some covering marketing, some covering HR, will help you become a well-rounded communications professional.
Some of the podcasts on our list cover ways to improve your company culture, creative ways to leverage social media, and how to bring remote workers together.
Let’s get into it!
Top 5 Internal Communication Podcasts
1) HR Works Podcast
HR Works Podcast aims to provide “clear, relevant and actionable information” on topics that matter to HR and internal communications professionals through thorough and practical interviews with experts in the field.
What we like the most about this podcasts is the range of topics! From sensitive topics like mental health and suicide prevention, to more actionable ones like the power of AI, the HR Works podcast is a great resource.
2) Marketing School
As an internal communicator and marketer, I love Marketing School. In super quick and practical episodes, hosts Neil Patel and Eric Siu help you be better at marketing, communications, and story teller.
Our favorite thing about this podcast is that there’s no fluff! As they put it, “Marketing School brings you 10 minutes of actionable marketing advice every single day. Get the right tips to take your business to the next level and get to work right away.”
3) The Smart Communications Podcast
The Smart Communications Podcast is a useful resource for all nonprofit leaders looking to boost their communications chops on the go. Although aimed at people in the nonprofit industry, a lot of the advice is applicable to internal communications as well!
Recent episodes covered ways to “get your new brand to stick” and the ingredients of great storytelling.
4) Inside PR
Inside PR is one of the most thorough podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Hosted by Gini Dietrich, Joseph Thornley, and Martin Waxman, the show covers topics that can be incredibly important for internal communications professionals, such as crisis communication and using social media to drive engagement.
We can’t recommend it enough.
5) Marketing Over Coffee
Marketing Over Coffee helps you accomplish exactly that. The episodes cover both classic and new communication strategies, showing you how to use modern technology to accomplish your comms goals! Hosted by John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn,the show is published every Thursday morning.
Do you listen to any other internal communication podcasts religiously?
It’s hard to list all of the podcast that could help you become a successful internal communicator, but hopefully we listed some you hadn’t heard of. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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