Escape the rat race,  Work online

The +23 best digital nomad podcasts to travel, work remotely and design your freedom life in 2024

Last updated on July 16th, 2024

Becoming a digital nomad is an exciting, yet daunting journey to embark on solo. However, the effort is worth it, and there are plenty of resources available to help you along the way. One such resource is digital nomad podcasts, which provide an opportunity to learn from and connect with seasoned remote workers. These podcasts are tailored specifically to those seeking to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle, offering fresh perspectives, new insights, and the motivation to push past obstacles. With the wealth of knowledge and community offered by these digital nomad podcasts, you’ll get impactful slices of advice and be empowered to achieve your dreams of working and traveling the world.

 

Read on for one of the most comprehensive curated lists of must-listen digital nomad podcasts for inspiration to design your freedom life this year. Listed in no particular order, all of these shows have been updated within the last 12 months and are hosted by current or previous long-term digital nomads.

1. Badass Digital Nomads

Delve into the world of remote work, entrepreneurship, and travel with Kristin Wilson as she brings together an array of guests, each with their own unique perspective on being a location-independent professional. Badass Digital Nomads is a collection of captivating conversations with former corporate workers, self-made entrepreneurs, and freelancers who work while traveling the world. Whether you’re considering transitioning from the office to a location-independent lifestyle or you’re already living it, this show is a treasure trove of practical tips, advice, and aspirational digital nomad stories.

 

Topics: Culture shock, traveling as a couple, transitioning from cubicle to adventure, how to decide where to go, digital nomad destinations, working online, the reality of digital nomadism

 

Noteworthy episode: Tulum, Mexico: The good, the bad, and the ugly

2. The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles

Follow along with real estate maven and world traveler Matt Bowles as he interviews fascinating digital nomads, location independent entrepreneurs, and global citizens delving into their lifestyle, business, and travel secrets for your listening pleasure. The Maverick Show host Matt Bowles has a compelling interview style and is an inspirational character himself having been traveling across continents with only carry-on luggage (and without a home base) for over a decade. 

 

Topics: Conscious world travel, making a positive impact on places we travel, cultural immersion, off-the-beaten-track destinations, the beauty of Africa

 

Noteworthy episode: 264: The art and business of travel writing and how to pursue what you desire with Rosie Bell

3. The Offbeat Life

Prepare to be inspired by The Offbeat Life, a podcast where fearless individuals share their journeys towards location independence during weekly interviews. In each episode, host Debbie Arcangeles speaks to digital nomads and passionate trailblazers who reflect on the defining moments that led them to get out of their comfort zone and pursue their life’s purpose. This show has more than 300 episodes with inspirational stories that are perfect for beginner nomads.

 

Topics: Break free and escape the rat race, location independence, landing your first remote job, full-time travel, travelpreneurship, digital nomad lifestyle hacks

 

Noteworthy episodeEp. 270: How this travel writer designs her life around freedom and helps others do the same with Rosie Bell

4. Digital Nomad Stories

Anne Claessen became a digital nomad in 2018 after consuming countless podcast episodes with traveling professionals talking about their lifestyles. She decided to give back and share fascinating stories of people she met to invigorate others hoping to adopt the lifestyle as well. She is now the host of the Digital Nomad Stories podcast which is an inspiration station for all things digital nomadism. So, if you’re ready to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle and take your career on the road, make sure to check out this location independence podcast and start planning your freedom life today.

 

Topics: Staying healthy on the road, country guides, digital minimalism, slowmads, coliving hacks, dealing with uncertainty, how to ditch your desk job, remote work

 

Noteworthy episode: Why it’s important to have multiple income streams as a digital nomad

5. Digital Nomads Daily

Hosted by Nienke Nina, the Digital Nomads Daily podcast offers unfiltered stories and practical tips to inspire and guide listeners in building successful remote careers and profitable businesses. With guests from diverse backgrounds, each episode delves into the realities of the digital nomad lifestyle, providing actionable advice and personal insights.

 

Topics: Transitioning to a digital nomad lifestyle, events and retreats for digital nomads, overcoming challenges, remote work tools and platforms, professional growth through travel

 

Noteworthy episode: 118 Fast travel vs. slow travel for digital nomad entrepreneurs

6. About Abroad with Chase Warrington

About Abroad is one of the best podcasts for digital nomads new and old to learn from thought leaders and expats coming together to discuss and explore the possibilities of living without borders. Be moved by engaging in long-form conversations with household names like travel writer and author Rolf Potts, Lauren Razavi from Plumia, and Johannes Voelkner, the founder of Nomad Base, Nomad Cruise, and Nomad Safari. If you want to embrace long-term travel, this is the right place for you.

 

Topics: Digital nomad visas, retreats, internet countries, nomad villages, living abroad, relocating, lifestyle tips

 

Noteworthy episode: Traveling to every country in the world with the CEO of Holiday Swap

7. My Most Authentic Life

My Most Authentic Life highlights the journeys of bold and brave individuals who have chosen to blaze their own trails, inspiring and empowering listeners to create a digital nomad life that is true to their unique selves. Host Fede Vargas celebrates his own transformational journey, reflecting on his career break and years spent in the corporate world before his life was upended by a layoff and the pandemic. Through a thoughtful blend of travel, wellness, and mindset exploration with guest interviews, this podcast explores the full spectrum of authenticity.

 

Topics: Mental well-being, personal reinvention, living a time-rich life, celebrating your wins, designing a successful career break

 

Noteworthy episode: E7: How to design your life around freedom with Rosie Bell

8. Location Indie

In each episode of the Location Indie podcast, seasoned travelers Jason Moore and Travis Sherry provide a raw and honest take on the realities of remote work, lifestyle businesses, online businesses, travel, and life design. The Location Indie podcast wants you to “Learn to live free” and you can expect to hear first-hand accounts of the ups and downs, the challenges, and the rewards of this unique way of life all delivered in 30 minutes or less for a quick and easy listen.

 

Topics: Time freedom, location freedom, financial freedom, freelancing success, quitting the 9-5, life skills, online business

 

Noteworthy episode: Greatest hits: Are your habits serving your dreams?

9. Extra Pack of Peanuts

Travis Sherry from Location Indie also runs a travel podcast with his partner detailing the best ways to travel more and spend less. He also shares his expert insights on various destinations, providing listeners with a glimpse into what it’s truly like to deeply explore certain places or indulge in the best food, or where to find the best accommodations. Additionally, he publishes engaging Top 10 lists that are sure to awaken your travel bug.

 

Topics: Lifestyle freedom, desserts, superlative experiences, considerations for moving abroad, beginner’s guides to nomadism

 

Noteworthy episode: Greatest hits: Freelancing your way to non-stop affordable travel w/ Anna Mazurek

10. Zero to Travel

Location Indie co-host Jason Moore’s show Zero to Travel has received over 10 million downloads and was named the “Best Travel Podcast” by Travel + Leisure and The Washington Post. Jason seeks to help people rearrange their lives for long-term travel and introduce listeners to truly unique adventurers exploring the world’s wondrous corners.

 

Topics: How-to guides, transformative travel, offbeat living, travel safety, independent travel, lifestyle businesses, being a professional adventurer

 

Noteworthy episode: Living your best life abroad, finding a cultural personality match and moving to France with Allison Grant Lounes from Franceformation

11. The Side Hustle Show

Not to be confused with Side Hustle School, The Side Hustle Show is hosted by Nick Loper who shares real-world examples of online and offline businesses that have successfully turned a side hustle into a full-time income. This award-winning podcast has over 550 episodes filled to the brim with fluff-free practical tips and proven strategies to inspire any aspiring entrepreneur.

 

Topics: Free online business ideas, multiple income streams, flipping, affiliate marketing, business motivation, social media, newsletters, high ticket drop shipping, location independent business

 

Noteworthy episode: 558: From $40k a year to a $40k payday: How to start your first online store

12. Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School is a daily podcast fronted by Chris Guillebeau that will give you a world of inspiration about online jobs and lucrative side hustles that could power your adventures. Every episode features an inspiring story of an individual who launched their own successful part-time business highlighting their triumphs and struggles, as well as the lessons they learned along the way. Host Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity and he visited every country in the world before the age of 35.

 

Topics: Business Q&As, getting over business failures, scaling, digital marketing ideas, separating work from personal life, online business

 

Noteworthy episode: #2270 – First $1,000: Health and wellness writer establishes side income

13. Become Nomad Podcast

Eli David is a seasoned traveler and location-independent entrepreneur who offers profound insights into the digital nomad experience. Although episodes are released sporadically, each one is meticulously crafted, sparking contemplation and lingering thoughts long after listening.

 

Topics: Nomadic apps, money talk, staying healthy on the road, virtual coworking

 

Noteworthy episode: BN 116 “When Are You Gonna Settle Down?” & more with Wandering Earl

14. As Told by Nomads

On As Told by Nomads with Tayo Rockson, guests range from successful digital nomads to TCKs (Third Culture Kids), all sharing their personal stories of how they’ve navigated life on the road. Tune in for discussions on inclusivity, entrepreneurship, and social change, with topics including ‘How to live a life in crescendo with Cynthia Covey Haller’ and Building a path to financial freedom with Jason Yarusi.’

 

Topics: Self-taught entrepreneurship, building a career you love, reinvention, remote side hustles, diversity, heart-centered work

 

Noteworthy episode: Building a side hustle business remotely while working your 9-to-5 with Brady Simpson and Alex Lakas

15. Nomad Capitalist

Hosted by Andrew Henderson, a passionate advocate for personal freedom and founder of a multi-million-dollar business, the Nomad Capitalist podcast focuses on helping listeners “go where they’re treated best.” With episodes covering topics like obtaining multiple citizenships, reducing taxes, and maximizing personal finance knowledge, Nomad Capitalist is an invaluable resource for digital nomads looking to take their lives to the next level.

 

Topics: Tax guides, residency versus citizenship, overseas investment, underrated countries, opening bank accounts, dual citizenship

 

Noteworthy episode: How citizenship is changing

16. The Digital Nomad Quest

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your location-independent career to the next level, The Digital Nomad Quest podcast hosted by Sharon Tseung will teach you how to create financial freedom by building passive income streams and provide practical tips for those interested in working remotely. Topics covered include “13 unique side hustles to start with $0 to low capital” and “6 things that helped me become a millionaire by 30.”

 

Topics: Passive income, rental properties, FIRE movement, easy side hustles, money mindset

 

Noteworthy episode: What to do before quitting your job

17. The Discovery Sessions Podcast

Hosted by yours truly, The Discovery Sessions Podcast is a mind-expanding show teaching you everything you need to know about location independence. This is the place to learn about traveling, living and working anywhere, and designing your life around sweet freedom. These episodes are perfect for digital nomads, the nomad curious, freedompreneurs, wanderlusting freelancers, and anyone longing to escape the rat race. Coming soon.

 

Show: The Discovery Sessions Podcast

18. Entrepreneurs On Fire

John Lee Dumas, the founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, has become a notable figure in the world of podcasting. With over 3,000 episodes to choose from, this podcast is a must-listen for aspiring digital nomads looking to learn from the best so plug in and ignite your entrepreneurial fire today.

 

Topics: Turning your passion to success, small business survival guides, financial freedom, defying the odds, becoming an online business owner

 

Noteworthy episode: You end up where you’re heading: The hidden dangers of living a safe life with Jimmy Rex

 

19. Digital Nomad Experts

Hosted by three full-time travelers and remote workers—Jeff, Marisa, and Diego—this podcast offers candid discussions on working and traveling. It’s perfect for both aspiring and current digital nomads seeking practical advice and inspiration from like-minded individuals. Each episode ranges from half an hour to an hour and a half, providing diverse insights on remote work and travel.

 

Topics: Optimizing your digital nomad experience, top travel destinations, tips from guests who have traveled extensively, remote jobs

 

Noteworthy episode: Working anywhere in the world she wants w/Rosie Bell| Ep 156

20. The Tropical MBA Podcast

Hosted by two successful entrepreneurs, Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen, who themselves transitioned from traditional business ownership to a location-independent lifestyle, Tropical MBA offers valuable insights on wealth building, community building, and living the digital nomad lifestyle. On this podcast, you’ll discover that building a successful online business isn’t just a means to an end, but a way of life that can lead to meaningful fulfillment and lasting success. Your digital nomad journey will benefit from listening to these long-term advocates for the nomadic lifestyle speak to luminaries and guests like Seth Godin. New episodes are published every Thursday. If you’re a location-independent entrepreneur, this one is definitely for you.

 

Topics: Personal freedom, building “micro-multinational” businesses, entrepreneurship and travel

 

Noteworthy episode: TMBA 656: The problems of being both an arsonist and a firefighter as a business owner

21. Smart Passive Income

Hosted by renowned blogger Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income features enlightening conversations with successful entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, including heavyweights like Michael Hyatt, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Tim Ferris, to name just a few. Pat Flynn’s unmatched wisdom will inspire you to develop your own side hustle and prioritize your passions and you’ll gain invaluable insights into the challenges and strategies that these industry titans encountered on their paths to success.

 

Topics: Storytelling for business, budgeting and investing, outsourcing, creator economy, online courses

 

Noteworthy episode: How to leave your job and start a business with Amy Porterfield

22. Remotely Serious

Remotely Serious delves into the dynamics of remote work, exploring the future of workplaces, lifestyle design, and the new dynamics of global freedom. Each episode features in-depth discussions with experts and trailblazers from various fields to inspire both experienced remote workers and those just starting out.

 

Topics: Benefits and challenges of digital nomad visas, comparative discussions on digital nomad hotspots, balancing productivity and lifestyle in remote settings, remote work pioneers

 

Noteworthy episode: Travel Hack Alert – How Laura Lavgo finds FREE accommodation as a nomad

23. Livin That Life – Digital Nomad Podcast

Livin That Life is an informal podcast and YouTube channel by Riley Bennett, a digital nomad since 2015. Through his travels in Southeast Asia and beyond, Riley has met and interviewed successful entrepreneurs, remote workers, and freelancers who are living the “new rich” lifestyle – one that prioritizes time and location freedom over solely focusing on wealth. Head to Apple podcasts or Spotify to catch the snippets of wisdom.

 

Topics: Making money online, nomad jobs, SE Asia guides, living out of a suitcase, transitioning from WFH to nomadism

 

Noteworthy episode: Wanna ditch WFH for digital nomad life? This is the easiest way to transition – #120 Noma Collective

24. The Remote Life

The Remote Life podcast, hosted by Han Talbot (also known as Han Meets World), explores the intricacies of living a remote lifestyle. It covers a wide range of topics that cater to both new and seasoned remote workers such as optimizing AI for creative remote work, building global digital nomad communities, and nomadic parenting.

 

Topics: Workations, preventing burnout in remote teams, e-residency, accommodation hunting

 

Noteworthy episode: Finding digital nomad accommodation with Chris Cerra from @remotebase

PODCASTING RESOURCES

 

Want to learn about working online?

Book a private location independence mentoring session with Rosie Bell to find out about working online and starting a digital business.

 

Where can I learn about starting a podcast?

Skillshare is essentially an all-you-can-learn education platform focusing predominantly on creative courses. For a set monthly fee, you can watch every single class that your heart desires. Better yet, you can test it out with a free trial. New members typically get seven days to try it out but with this link, you can quadruple that time, and quadruple the learning.

Hi, I'm Rosie Bell, a location-independent writer, editor and lifestyle entrepreneur. If you want inspiration and support to live, travel and work anywhere, look no further. Let's talk right here.