As podcasts become increasingly popular, it has become increasingly difficult to sort through the sea of excellent options available.
From interviews with business leaders to industry-specific expert advice, podcasts are an amazing free and convenient way to get a little dose of inspiration and knowledge.
This short list offers just a taste of the myriad professional podcasts available. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for advice on breaking into a new industry or a seasoned vet hoping to find new inspiration, we hope you’ll find something here worth listening to.
How I built this moderated by Guy Raz.
Podcast fans will recognize the name (and voice) of Guy Raz from TED Radio Hour. While this show can be a great source of inspiration for businesses, one of the most inspiring shows is his new project which shares stories and insights from some of the world’s greatest business leaders. In just four months, Guy spoke to everyone from Richard Branson and Mark Cuban to LA Reid and Suroosh Alvi. While there are plenty of great shows that focus on interviews with entrepreneurs, if you want to learn more about the world’s best-known companies, this is your best bet.
The Art of Charm, hosted by Jordan and AJ Harbinger.
The Art of Charm is a business podcast by definition, but the advice it provides will definitely help you in other aspects of your daily life. With over three million streams per month, the incredibly popular show provides tips, strategies and information on how to network effectively and advance your career and personal life.
Start, hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow.
If you’re an entrepreneur, there’s no excuse not to listen to StartUp, Gimlet Media’s award-winning business podcast. The show’s talented hosts come from amazing radio shows like Planet Money and This American Life and bring a top-notch level of storytelling to the show, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to get started. a company. Now on the fourth season, StartUp is one of those business podcasts that even people who aren’t interested in business will enjoy.
The Whole Whale Podcast, hosted by George Weiner.
One of the best things about podcasts is the wide variety of niche shows available that delve into fascinating topics. One such show is the Whole Whale podcast, which shares stories about data and technology in the nonprofit sector. You’ll get detailed analysis, expert insights, and can hear from a long list of social impact leaders from Greenpeace, Change.org, Kiva, Teach For America, and more.
Social Pros Podcast, hosted by Jay Baer and Adam Brown.
Navigating through the overflow of social media guides online can be a nightmare, so look no further than Social Pros. Recent episodes talk about reaching students on social media, the rise of messaging apps, and creating better video content for Facebook. Plus, there are great case studies with companies doing social law, like Kellogg’s, Coca Cola, and Lenscrafters.
entrepreneur on fire, hosted by John Lee Dumas.
One of the original entrepreneurship shows, Entrepreneur on Fire has taped over 1,500 episodes with successful business leaders sharing tips, lessons and advice from their worst entrepreneurial moments. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, always inspiring, this show is sure to have at least one interview with someone you can learn from.
The $100 MBA, moderated by Omar Zenhom.
Think of the $100 MBA as a fully-fledged business program in snack-sized portions. Daily ten-minute business lessons are based on real-world applications and cover everything from marketing to technology and more. Point it out on your commute to or from work and watch your knowledge grow.
This week in startups, hosted by Jason Calacanis.
This is your audio version of TechCrunch, Gizmodo, or dare we say The American Genius. Each week, a guest entrepreneur joins the show to talk about what’s happening in tech right now. You’ll get news on companies that are buzzing, updates on big tech news, and even insider gossip.
The Side Hustle Show, hosted by Nick Loper.
This is the show if you want answers to the big question facing so many entrepreneurs. How do I turn my part-time job into a real job? Presenting topics like passive income ideas, niche sites, and self-publishing, host Nick Loper is candid and honest about the difficult world of side hustles. The show offers practical advice and engaging energy, and may be the last push you need to grow your gig.
Back to work, hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.
Focused on the basics you might not think of, Back To Work takes an in-depth look at our work lives by analyzing things like workflow, email habits, and personal motivation. Somewhere between self-help and business advice, Back To Work tackles a new productivity-related topic every week.