A starting point for amateur podcast listeners
By Aditya S.
Every entrepreneur craves new strategies and skills to maximize their business growth. But finding time to read a book or attend a seminar can be difficult while also trying to balance business and family. This is where podcasts can come in extremely handy.
Podcasts have been around for a while, but their popularity is trending upward in the entrepreneurial community now. In essence, a podcast is an audio series much like a vlog or newspaper column, where hosts discuss topics around a central theme, sometimes interviewing experts during the episodes. All one needs to do is listen.
There are now over 800,000 podcasts regularly releasing episodes, with the number increasing due to listeners’ voracious appetites and the growing popularity of the podcast as a new form of content marketing. It’s hard to know where to start with such a volume of content, but this list may be a solid jumping-off point.
- All in: Elevating Your Leadership Game
Run by executive coach and author Alicia Dunams, this podcast features discussions with successful people about what it takes to become a global name. The list of well-known guests on the show includes Jesse Krieger, Bob Burg, Jennifer Russell, Leanne Grechulk, and many more.
- Eventual Millionaire
The hosts of this show are unique in their approach, choosing to showcase various case studies of entrepreneurs. They dive into the entrepreneur’s past, and the steps they took to become successful. Some episodes are very motivational, and topics span across various aspects of business operations, including customer service, finance, goal-setting, hiring, and more.
- Entrepreneur on Fire
Unlike the simple interview format taken by other podcasts, Entrepreneur on Fire infuses episodes with inspiration, humor, and emotion to engage viewers. They produce diverse content, where some episodes allow the listener to relax and ease into learning new ways to deal with problems, and others are so complex and detailed that note-taking is required. In addition, they also post blogs which are equally motivational and encouraging.
- Mixergy Startup Stories
This podcast regularly releases episodes, which consist of constructive interviews with top entrepreneurs. Each episode serves to provide an overview of the important segments of every field. In addition, a transcription of each episode is provided on the website in case anyone wants to look into a specific moment in the episode.
- This Week in Startups
Not only does this podcast provide useful content for entrepreneurs, it also provides a rundown of the latest news in startups. The producers of This Week in Startups have a range of different content, including video interviews, live interviews, events, and a subscription service that can send a selected video directly to your email inbox.
- The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a bestselling author, widely known for his book The 4-Hour Workweek. He is known to be a self-experimenter, and is a reputed content developer followed by both emerging and successful entrepreneurs. His podcasts are translated into over 40 languages.
- Smart Passive Income
Entrepreneur and author Pat Flynn delivers excellent content through this podcast. If you are someone who is resilient and insistent on trying even after failure, this is the perfect podcast for you. Flynn treats himself as an experimental product for online businesses. He also talks extensively about blogging, email marketing, and affiliate marketing, even organizing courses on these topics.
- Tropical MBA
This channel is for digital geeks. Hosted by two entrepreneurs who built their careers using their laptops, they showcase the lives of people who are creating ‘micro-multinational’ businesses while traveling the world. With new episodes every Thursday, the channel now has over 300 episodes and over 1000 listeners on Apple Podcasts.
- 1 Day Business Breakthrough
This channel has a simple, catchy tagline: “Where Real Entrepreneurs Unite to Unleash Game-Changing Business Breakthroughs.”
The content of this channel will push you to daydream about your company’s future and the path you want the company to take. The producers also host live events where they talk about a wide variety of topics. The podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.
- Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series
Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series is a great platform to learn from some of the best entrepreneurs of this generation. Their guests are prestigious Stanford faculty and well-known people who are at the top of their fields, providing inspirational stories for listeners to absorb.
- The GaryVee Audio Experience
Charismatic speaker Gary Vaynerchuk hosts this extremely popular podcast. The episodes are a combination of keynote speeches, interviews with successful entrepreneurs, and marketing advice. He also posts motivational content, drawing from his experiences as a CEO, public speaker, vlogger, investor, and entrepreneur.
No matter how small or large your business currently is, there is a lot to learn from others like you. These podcasts will help to connect you with the insights of other entrepreneurs. All speakers have different stories and approaches to their problems, and combining their lessons and experiences can foster new ideas for what to do in tight situations.
About the Author
Aditya works as a Growth Assistant at AirTract.Com, a social platform wherein people ask questions, read articles, share knowledge and experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering and has been working in the field of Digital Marketing for the past two years. He is also a voracious reader and a big sports fan.