Business Travel – What are you listening to?

Business travel provides many great opportunities to see different places and experience new points of interests. There can be many hours to get to your destination and I wanted to know what people listen to when they travel for work? That is the question I thought about when I realized that I listen to similar songs and stations when I’m driving or flying. Many of the songs I listen to reminded me of being home or wanting to be home. I wondered what my guests use to fill their time, and ears, while traveling for their work. I started asking the guests on new podcasts and went back and asked the previous guests as well. The results started coming in and I was shocked that the vast majority of the guests had completely different interests in their music and podcasts.

The wide range of listening choices of my guests made me realize that as I work hard on making a podcast for other business travelers I need to be patient. All of the media being made available now makes it easier to get your work out in to the ethos of the internet but it also increases how many options there are for listeners. Growing up there were only a few radio choices to listen to music, sometimes being very repetitive. There are literally hundreds of terrestrial and satellite radio stations available now for business travel. Hundreds of thousands of podcast shows available thru your phone on multiple different platforms. Television was only antenna stations, roughly 8 main channels. Now there are multiple streaming platforms, cable tv with hundreds of channels, movies on demand. Grabbing attention is the key.

Here are my guests in order of appearance on my podcast and their listening choices while they travel for their business. You can click on their name below to be re-directed to their episode page on my website. My list is at the bottom, and while my list literally grew from seeing my guests’ choices, the ones below are my mainstays.

Hunter Cure

Cowboy Troy

Kevin Ford

Nicole Tenace

Kevin Geiger

  • Music is easy. Jazz playlist I have and an alt-country playlist. Also a Style Council playlist that calms me down.
  • Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham, Band of Horses, Coltrane, Monk, Miles Davis
  • Favorite song is Southside of Heaven right now. Ryan Bingham.
  • I throw on Relax & Rest app and meditate for first 15 minutes of the flight during takeoff.
  • Podcast – Wait Wait don’t tell me – puts me in a good mood

Jon Grundmeyer

Adrian Cosby

  • Bon Iver is my favorite band. I try and see them live all over the country whenever I can.

Karissa Cook

Smush Parker

Chris Castellano

  • Tim Ferriss Podcast
  • James Altucher Podcast

Kevin Krohn

  • King’s X is perfect when he’s fighting driver fatigue

Steve Frick

Bobby Dover

Andrew Howard

  • Podcasts – Pardon My Take; Lights, Camera, Barstools; The Throwback Podcast
  • Music – As for music, I have a wide range of favorite artists. But what I do like to do while traveling is listen to music from that area. For example, when I was in Nashville for the NFL Draft I listened to a lot of country.

 Scott Carson –

Asia Hall –

  • Favorite audible was Shoe Dog (the founder of Nike’s memoir)
  • Currently listening to Unlabel (Marc Ecko’s memoir)

Darci Smith

  • Podcast – How I Built This (entrepreneurial)
  • Podcast – Lady Gang (pop culture)
  • Music – SHAED

Carey Portell

Dr. Nii Darko

  • I’m all about Afrobeatz when I travel. It’s a genre of music from West Africa

Jake Zweig

  • Podcasts – Ed Mylett, Gary Vaynerchuck, Grant Cardone
  • Music – Darius Rucker

Landon Turner

  • An eclectic taste of music ranging from Future to George Strait. Various podcasts including one called Stream Key. It’s about tips for streaming on Twitch.

Danny David 

Sandy Knights

  • Elvis Pandora station
  • If I’m really tired I turn on the Disney station

Pete Koch

  • Podcast – The Drive: Peter Attia MD

Valerie Thompson

Erin Lamont

Dina Parise

Jesse Iwuji

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad audio book

Kevin Gootee

  • Nirvana and Bad Religion
  • “punch you in the face” punk playlist when the mood is right
  • High energy or House music when heading to Vegas

Hakeem Valles –             

  • Gary Vee audio experience podcast

OG Mack Drama

  • Top Star Hip Hop Podcast

Curtis Fisher

Marcus Peterson

  • RnB, Hip Hop or soft jazz.
  • I’m more of a mood guy so it could be various hip hop artists or Sade.

Tanya Stanfield

  • Road Warrior Strong playlist

Toni Nicole

  • DMX “Party Up (Up In Here)”

Jeanine Wright

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

Big Sandy –

  • He listens to the various albums he bought while traveling on previous trips.

Jethro Alcuaz –

  • Reggae music, but it also depends on my mood

Pete Kotzbach

Business travel allows for more and more choices to listen, relax, learn and interact with the advent of smart phones and the growth in the internet platforms. Technology takes asking the question “what are you listening to?” to a whole new level.

Erin Lamont The Business of Dance

Erin Lamont

On today’s podcast is Erin Lamont. Erin is a choreographer, dancer, entrepreneur, wife and mom who  has been working professionally ever since she graduated from college with a B.A in Dance, and a B.B.A in Marketing from Western Michigan University. On this podcast she shares her views and insights on how to be successful in business as a working mom and wife.

“It’s a grind but you just learn how to sleep on a plane, especially when you have kids that don’t realize you only slept two hours the night before.”

She has worked with notable artists; Kevin Rudolph, the Veronicas, Trace Adkins, Boys Like Girls, and Lady Gaga. Her choreography can be seen on; L.A Fashion Week, the 2009 Miss USA Pageant, the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant in Vietnam, NBC, Exercise TV, and ESPN. Other credits include; Warner Brothers Film “The Lonely Dog” directed by Avika Goldsman, Skechers, Nike, Nuskin, ABC, Puma, Wella, Wyndham Resorts, Playboy, EMI Records, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Disney, Spike TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the NBA L.A Clippers Dance team. 

Erin also tours as a guest artist and has worked with Sydney Dance CompanyMelbourne Music Academy, ABC Dance Group in Vietnam, Broadway Dance Center TokyoEDGE Performing Arts Center, and has taught master classes in over 40 states across the U.S. Lastly, this year she was nominated by Capezio and Dancer Magazine as one of the top ten choreographers in the country. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she produces L.A’s most rockin burlesque group called: The Lalas.

Connect with Erin and The LaLa’s:

About The Lalas Burlesque

Definitely not a typical bawdy burlesque show, The Lalas is a Los Angeles based burlesque troupe delivering an extra special dose of fun. Lead by creator and choreographer Erin Lamont, The Lalas dancers also include Kelley Koski, Tonya Kay, Janelle Dote, Kelley Koski, Reyna Godoy, Tonya Kay, Janelle Dote, Jahnel Curfman, Erika Marosi, Aleksandra Wojda and Chantel Gonsalves. There is so much more to these glamorous beauties than their impeccable performance technique, professional industry status and striking looks. Audiences are in for an over-the-top extravaganza performance, which goes way beyond traditional burlesque. Every time the Lalas step out on stage, crowds sit at the edge of their barstools. The Lalas put on a tongue-in-cheek presentation, which includes comedic shenanigans, daredevil aerial tricks, Indiana Jones style whipping vignettes, jazz dance, pointe ballet and of course the girls exercise their talent to tease. While The Lalas Burlesque dancers love their bras and undies, they do a lot more than just perform while scantily clad. Whether it is performing a bluesy and seductive cigarette-filled show to the likes of Peggy Lee or rocking out to AC/DC and James Brown, The Lalas have the market covered when it comes to live burlesque entertainment. Breaking walls, The Lalas go way outside of the box and you never know what you are going to get!

Erin’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

Bob Marley station on Pandora

Click here to see all of the guests listening choices when traveling.

Dr. Nii Darko – A Doc outside the box

Dr Nii Darko

Dr. Nii Darko is a Board-certified General Surgeon who is pushing past the limits of the status quo. He hosts Docs Outside the Box, an Apple Podcasts Top 100 in Careers – where he highlights stories of doctors doing extraordinary things outside of medicine to inspire other doctors to think outside the box. Through his successful locum tenens business, Equal Access Health, physicians are empowered to have the lifestyle they deserve. He recently became a best-selling author with his book, 3,2,1…Podcast, that helps you build brand authority through podcasting.

“I’ve really embraced this locum tenens lifestyle as a traveling doctor”

Alongside his wife, he does yearly medical humanitarian work to the underserved in Ghana. Dr. Nii Darko holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences and a M.B.A. in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his General Surgery residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Miami. Dr. Nii Darko is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Visit his website www.drniidarko.com for more information on how Dr. Nii is making the world a better place.

Excerpt from his website:

“My name is Nii-Daako Darko and let me get real with you. As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from New York City want?

After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. I was in a box.

After a year of doing locums work, I had met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine. There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV.

They were happy and passionate not just about being physicians but about being IMPACTFUL and adding VALUE to society by doing more than just medicine.

I thought to myself “If I had known some of these stories or met these people during my climb up the ladder, maybe I would have done things a bit differently.” So, I pulled my other talents off the back burner and created Docs Outside the Box podcast.

Docs Outside the Box podcast brings stories of ordinary doctors doing extraordinary things to inspire other docs to think outside the box. My guests are living proof that doctors can break free from the exam room.”

3, 2, 1 PODCAST: The Beginner's Guide To Building Brand Authority Through Podcasting

Scott Carson – WeCloseNotes expert

Scott Carso

The Travel Wins podcast was happy to Scott Carson as a guest. Scott is the CEO of WeCloseNotes.com where he works as a real estate investor, entrepreneur and the host of his podcast show, The Notes Closer Show.

“Figure out a good rewards card, American Express or Southwest Rapid Rewards, use it and stick to your brands”

Scott grew his business traveling the states for three years looking to grow his network and provide training to other investors. For the past several years now Scott is averaging 50 flights a year…..still making the rounds and meeting new people while traveling for work.

He also teaches Note Buying For Dummies, a 3 day workshop for investors on buying defaulted notes. Scott was also the previous Sr. Real Estate Coach for RealEstateProfitCoach.com and a Mortgage Banker and Vice President with JPMorgan Chase.

Connect with Scott Carson:

Steve Frick – Corporate Travel Stories

I was excited to get the chance to speak with Steve Frick on my latest “The Travel Wins” podcast. Steve has 18+ years of corporate travel for a trillion + dollar corporate company. His journeys are by air and road, racking up the miles and traveler point privileges. His experience traveling as youngster when his dad would be transferred as a sales rep for Xerox gave him a good head start in his adult travels. His pancake story is a classic.

Steve has his own business travel blog and podcast. His podcast is called, Travel Stories From Back Again And Gone, where he shares tips and stories from the road. You can catch his travel blog at www.hypeamerica.com channel “Back and Gone Again”.

Steve was very gracious spending his time and sharing his stories about traveling so I would like to thank him for that.