Podcasts are the newest trend in the media industry. They’re incredibly popular in the US, where it is estimated that 112 million people – four out of ten Americans – have ever listened to a podcast, according to the latest Edison Research.
Podcasts are like an episode by the episode radio show, but have been designed for the Internet. Therefore, they are available for you 24/7.
Unlike other media, podcasts have a very intimate way to relate to their audience, which is one of the main reasons of their success.
Now, there are many podcasts about business. But only a few of them really discuss the many challenges of what it takes to become an entrepreneur.
Finally, here’s a list of 10 podcasts about entrepreneurship who are leading the charts by sharing their precious knowledge.
The 10 best podcasts by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
EOFire is a daily business podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas who interviews some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of our time including Pat Flynn, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk.
All of them share incredible stories of their best and worst entrepreneurial moments.
Awarded ‘Best of iTunes’, EOFire was created specifically to fire up new entrepreneurs and small business owner.
The Financial Times’s Jonathan Moules sits down with entrepreneurs who try to give answers to hot business questions, from how to build successful brands to how to rebuild a reputation after bankruptcy.
FT Start-Up tells you real stories from those who’ve made it.
Guy Raz talks to innovators and founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.
In each episode they talk about their triumphs and failures. They also offer some insight into build something from nothing in today’s business world.
This podcast is the best source of business tips for startups by acclaimed entrepreneurs.
In over 1,000 in-depth interviews, Andrew Warner provides you with powerful ideas and stories of the most successful business leaders.
If you are an ambitious entrepreneur crafting your next startup, you should definitely tune in.
To put it in the words of the founder: “Mixergy is the source I wish I had.”
Masters of Scale answers to the question “how do companies grow from zero to a gazillion?”.
Hosted by Reid Hoffman, the legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who in each episode tests his business theories with famous guests such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx’s Sara Blakely.
In conclusion, the show is original, hilariously honest and very progressive since it’s the first American program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests.
StartUp is a podcast from Gimlet Media, the award-winning podcasting company.
It’s co-hosted by Lisa Chow and Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg himself, who tells the story of how Gimlet was founded and everything he learned along the way.
This is a series of audio lessons on how to start a startup, given at Stanford in 2014 by Y Combinator’s president Sam Altman.
From inception to later-stage, Altman and 29 other Y Combinator alumni, put together 20 essential lectures on running a startup. The lectures were recorded and, as a result, can be easily downloaded online.
This is a podcast about “business ideas that make money and the entrepreneurs who turned their ideas into dollars”.
Jason Bax, online entrepreneur, gives you edu-training and bold interviews with proven entrepreneurs.
He gets deep into real situations such as how to bounce back after a humiliating business failure or how to turn ideas into money. Also how leaders think differently (than losers).
Probably the most famous of the bunch, this podcast is the first in his category to surpass 100,000,000 downloads.
Tim Ferriss is the host, in addition of being a #1 New York Times bestselling author and investor.
The show focuses on providing actionable advice from the best performers of different industries.
Former guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel, and many more.
10. Marketing School
In this podcast, digital marketing experts Neil Patel and Eric Siu share a bit of knowledge on a daily basis.
In less than 10 minutes you’ll learn new key tips about online marketing strategies.
The wrap up
There are many podcasts out there but the ones liste here are the most useful that I have personally listened to and found insightful and helpful in becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Just start listening to the most interesting episode of every podcast on the list and see which one is yours.
What do you think? Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones are your favourites? Share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment below!