As quarantine continues, many are left stuck at home wondering what to do with their free time. We’ve rounded up a list of podcasts that every broker must listen to, to either fill the workday silence or teach you something new. Each podcast’s title is linked to the web page where you can learn more with guidance on how to download episodes to your mobile devices. Happy listening!

The Business of Insurance

The Business of Insurance is a podcast that covers a broad range of insurance-related topics, with detailed conversations about what it is like to work in the insurance industry. This podcast is broken up into different series, ranging from insurance-specific tips to insights on anything from risk management to marketing.

Agency Nation Radio

Agency Nation is a digital publication geared towards insurance professionals with industry news and articles on marketing, sales, and technology in the industry. Agency Nation Radio is the publication’s podcast series that features a new guest host each episode. Speakers include CEOs, marketing pros, and insurance technology moguls. 

The Culture Course Show with Grant Botma

The Culture Course Show is a podcast focused on building a thriving company culture at your organization. Grant Botma is the founder of Stewardship, a group of insurance and investment advisors that has gained recognition for receiving an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company award. Inspired by the success of his team, Botma’s podcast gives advice on how to attract strong talent and grow your business. 

The ShiftShapers Podcast

The ShiftShapers Podcast is hosted by David A. Saltzman, a transformation strategist and thought leader with more than 35 years of experience in the retail, wholesale, technology, and administrative insurance arenas. Each episode invites a featured guest to chime in on diverse subjects pertinent to the insurance industry and lists a detailed description of key points and quotes to mull over after listening.

Agency Intelligence Podcast

The Agency Intelligence Podcast is an insurance podcast with three diverse series that share insights from both agency owners and industry influencers. Get an inside look into the daily processes, struggles, and data handled by insurance agents everywhere with plenty of topics to choose from. Be sure to check out one of the latest podcast episodes, It’s About Influence Not Manipulation, for a thought-provoking conversation on how to communicate differently and gain leads.

Harvard Business Review Ideacast

Harvard Business Review Ideacast features episodes that are not insurance industry-specific but packed with thought leadership and business-oriented discussions. One of the latest episodes, Pricing Strategies for Uncertain Times, gives detailed advice on re-evaluating your business’s prices during uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic. New episodes are added weekly and range from fifteen to thirty minutes — perfect for queuing up while on-the-go.

The Insurance Guys Podcast

While the Insurance Guys Podcast was created by agents for agents, the series’ recognition and growing popularity equate to topics of conversations that should not be overlooked by anyone in the insurance business. Agents Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers give “real-life examples of their experiences in all aspects of hiring, sales, and the day-to-day reality of running your own successful insurance agency.”

The Ziglar Show

What’s a strong business plan without some inspiration to remind you of why you started? The Ziglar Show is a podcast created and hosted by Zig Ziglar, renowned author and motivational speaker famous for encouraging quotes that will really get you going. The podcast has over eight-hundred episodes that range in content type, each providing a philosophical message that urges listeners to take charge of their endeavors. 

The Digital Broker Podcast

The Digital Broker Podcast was created by Indio Technologies and presents weekly episodes that discuss all things technology-related in the world of insurance. Check out a more recent episode, Virtual Meetings: Here to Stay to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the insurance industry’s conferencing scene.

Connected Insurance Podcast

Connected Insurance Podcast is self-described as a “weekly dive into the trends affecting today’s insurance agents and brokers.” Lead generation, sales tips, and social media expertise are just a few of the subject matters covered in this series, with new episodes released weekly.

Best’s Insurance Law Podcast

In the insurance industry, claims are sometimes unavoidable. As a broker, it’s in your best interest to make informed decisions with your insureds regarding these claims based on knowledge of the laws at hand. Best’s Insurance Law Podcast presents “discussions with leading insurance attorneys about timely industry issues” and releases a new episode monthly.

Insurance Happy Hour

Mix up your favorite cocktail from home and take a listen to Insurance Happy Hour for a weekly rundown of the trends that are shaking up the insurance industry. The show is hosted by Becky Schroeder and Laird Rixford, the VP of sales and marketing and CEO of ITC, an agency management software.  

If podcasts are not your cup of tea, see our list of recommended reads for insurance professionals to dive into while social distancing.