It’s easy to see why podcasts for digital nomads are popular. While it might appear to have limited niche audience potential, there are several reasons why podcasts about location independent entrepreneurs are popular. For one, audio is a format that travellers can consume easily. A podcast weighs nothing so listeners don’t have to worry about space in their minimalist backpack.
Shows on the topic of digital nomadism are great for practical advice and inspiration. Many nomads use them as an educational tool. Here’s my list of shows that will help you at any stage of your digital nomad journey. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding beginner nomad, the advice in these podcast episodes is pure gold.
Download these shows on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and all good networks.
That Remote Life
This is one of the newest digital nomad podcasts on the list but I’ve put it first because it’s definitely a rising star. If you’re considering running or building a business while travelling, That Remote Life is the show for you. Host Mitko Karshovski has managed to build a professional, twice-a-week show that never fails to inform and entertain. Mitko interviews everyone from newbie location independent entrepreneurs to experienced nomads and successful business owners.
Topics covered in the weekly interviews with digital nomads include remote working, location independent business, visas & business incorporation overseas, gear for nomads, destination guides, and business lifestyle design.
The host is a natural interviewer and is clearly passionate about his digital nomad journey. I expect this show to become one of the biggest in the digital nomad lifestyle niche. Stay tuned!
Location Indie Podcast
The Location Indie show is one of the longest-running and most popular shows for the digital nomad community. Your hosts Travis Sherry and Jason Moore (from Zero To Travel) run through the typical topics of interest to nomads: work-life balance, online business, health on the road, freedom to roam, the best countries in the world to live, and more.
These days, the Location Indie show is focused more on location independent business and tips on how to become location independent, rather than travel stories.
For the wanderluster with business chops.
The Nomadic Executive
Host Omar from Nomadables has created a slick, entertaining, and very informative show with his weekly podcast aimed at helping digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and remote workers. At around 50 episodes (as of January 2021), The Nomadic Executive covers topics such as building six-figure remote businesses, remote worker lifestyle, van life, monetizing your passion, growing a Tik Tok business, productivity, and even hiking and travel writing. If you want to become a digital nomad but are not sure how, this is a great place to start.
One to watch.
Become Nomad with Eli David
Best described as an introspective and thoughtful podcast about the modern nomadic lifestyle, the Become Nomad podcast by Eli (a long-term traveller and location independent entrepreneur) is always high on my list of listening priorities.
Eli publishes episodes at random intervals but they’re well thought out, full of insights into the digital nomad lifestyle, and always get me thinking. It’s the sign of a good piece of content when you continue to ponder the questions raised long after you’ve consumed them. The Become Nomad website also hosts a great digital nomad blog that goes into depth on the pros and cons of the digital nomad lifestyle, remote work, relationships on the road, and more.
Zero To Travel
Zero To Travel is a popular show for those interested in travel and a nomadic lifestyle. The podcast has been delivering great episodes since 2013. Topics covered are broad but always of interest to travellers. The host, Jason Moore, is a nomad so many of the episodes focus on the topic of location independence and budget travel. But out of hundreds of podcasts, there is literally something for everyone.
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The Tropical MBA
Not strictly a travel podcast but one created by travellers and location indie folks. Dan and Ian, the show hosts, started one of the first “digital nomad” podcasts back in 2009 with a show about building internet businesses while living in a (tropical) overseas location. The Tropical MBA is a weekly show which looks at working and living overseas, online business, digital nomad life, and lifestyle design with a philosophical eye.
The guys started their show to document building their own lifestyle business which they eventually sold.
Tropical MBA has a loyal following with an impressive number of downloads. Dan, in particular, has excelled as host of the show and these days, the production quality is pretty slick. The guys have talked to some big names in the online space and travel world. Guests include David Heinemeier Hansson, Seth Godin, and Noah Kagan.
Digital Nomad Cafe with Adam Finan
Fellow Irishman, Adam Finan has made a name for himself in the crowded space of lifestyle entrepreneurship and location independence. Adam is a marketer who interviews people that have created a business that they can take anywhere or landed a job that gives them a remote work lifestyle. Check it out here.
The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles
Host Matt Bowles seems to have many diverse interests and this comes across in his passion for topics like coffee, travel, fitness, remote work, business, music, dance, and languages.
Many digital nomads count real estate as one of their primary sources of “passive income” so this show should also appeal to people interested in getting into property investing.
It’s entertaining and informative and the perfect inspirational podcast for the aspiring and actual digital nomad.
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The Nomad on FIRE Podcast
If you’re interested in the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement, travel, and working online, this is a great podcast to learn from people that are building their early retirement funds while travelling.
It’s not all about FIRE though, so if that’s not your thing, there’s still plenty of value in the show. Show host Eric Richard talks to guests about self-publishing, side hustles, lifestyle optimization, coliving, copywriting, and frugal living.
Host Amy Scott has built a life around her passions of travel and entrepreneurship. Topics covered are quite broad so there’s something for everyone in the podcast archive.
If you’re a freelancer, living and working overseas, or thinking about starting a business that lets you travel, check out some of the fascinating stories on Nomadtopia. New episodes appear every month or so.
Opt Out Life
Opt Out Life is a podcast about people who have found alternative ways to control their time, travel and live life on their terms. Co-host Dana Robinson spent 14 months in Bali writing his book. Now he and entrepreneur Nate Broughton bring opt out life stories of others to inspire and show the opt-out path for everyone.
Andrew Henderson’s Nomad Capitalist show, based on the popular blog with the same name, is packed with information on expat taxes, the best destinations for successful digital nomads, how to invest and money, where to bank, and the countries with the best tax regimes for location independent entrepreneurs.
While many of the topics are suited to six-figure entrepreneurs (Andrew’s core market), there is a lot of value in almost every episode for beginner nomads and established entrepreneurs who want to break free from the constraints of one country’s tax system. Andrew has used his years of experience going “where they treat you best” to build a team of experts on the complicated topics of taxes, residency, and investments.
Learn from an entrepreneur who likes to travel the world on his own terms, legally benefiting from tax incentives and currency arbitrage.
Misfits and Rejects
Misfits and Rejects is a lifestyle design podcast featuring expatriates, travellers, entrepreneurs and adventurers. Chapin Kreuter, your affable host says that he always wanted to capture the stories of people doing fascinating things from the old school all the way to the new school. He’s particularly interested in the digital nomad movement and location-independent life. Chapin also talks to people who have found adventure in life by shunning what society expects of them.
UNTAPPED – Live Up To Your Potential
Natalie Sisson, also known as the suitcase entrepreneur, built a very popular travel blog called, yep, The Suitcase Entrepreneur.
The Untapped show was formerly called “Quest For Freedom” and is about finding your potential. Natalie interviews inspiring people that have build businesses and lifestyles that they are proud of and are happy to grow.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been asked a few questions about this list so I’m adding my answers here just in case you’re also curious.
What about Chris the Freelancer?
While Chris’s podcast and YouTube channel are excellent, he’s currently not producing digital nomad material (unlike the others in this list) so I haven’t included him. Hopefully he gets back to producing podcasts soon.
No Tim Ferriss?
Tim Ferriss once managed his business while travelling full time. His shows sometimes touch on digital nomad topics but he’s pretty far removed from the lifestyle these days.
Where’s the Nomad Together podcast?
There hasn’t been an episode in 4 years so it’s not going on the list. Other bloggers still include this show in their “best of” lists but they aren’t adding value by recommending a defunct show.