If you’re an entrepreneur, or just in need of inspiration, then you should hear the stories from Mailchimp Presents: a collection of thoughtful podcasts, docu-series, and short films. Below are five titles from the current selection that dive into life lessons and leaps of faith, and they’re worth binging right away.
Career-defining moments are rare, no matter what your profession is. For musicians, the elusive experience is usually the song where they found their voice. It’s personal, transformative, and, if we’re lucky, recorded. These are the instances highlighted in The Jump, a podcast hosted by singer-songwriter Shirley Manson. In season one, she talks to seven influential musicians of the past two decades about the music that made their careers. Look out for season two in 2020.
Going Through It
Life does not always go according to plan. And when it doesn’t, we have to decide whether to keep going or cut our losses. It’s these decisions host Ann Friedman asks about in season one of this refreshingly candid podcast. The result is a series of intimate conversations with writers, comedians, politicians, and musicians about low points, canceled plans, and second chances. It will return in 2020 for season two, only this time it’ll be hosted by podcaster Tracy Clayton.
This award-winning, 15-minute documentary tells the story of Jay Wilde, a lifelong cattle farmer who feels conflicted about consuming meat. Years of working with animals left him certain that they experienced moods and emotions, plus had personalities all their own. In 73 Cows, see what happens after Wilde inherits the farm from his father and tackles his conflicts head-on.
Unlikely Business Lessons
You might not think that an ex-cult member or child prodigy can offer you business advice, but this unscripted docu-series could quickly prove you wrong. Whether they’re talking about how they built a loyal following, remained calm under pressure, or learned to believe in themselves, the people featured on Unlikely Business Lessons have stories that are surprisingly relatable and offer completely unexpected advice.
If you’ve been holding back on pursuing your dream career, then this docu-series is for you. In the first season of Second Act, you’ll hear unexpected stories of five people who chose to quit their job and follow their passion. Topics range from a postal worker turned violin-maker to two sisters who decided to take a chance and save their family’s legendary barbecue joint. These stories will surely inspire you, and might just push you to make a big move of your own. Check out season one now, and look for season two in 2020.
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