64% of the population listens to podcasts. Are you one of them?
They’re a fantastic resource for learning how to grow your business and become a better entrepreneur.
I like listening to them while working out, cooking, or driving.
You can fill in those little gaps you have during the day with knowledge by turning on a podcast.
Imagine all of the new things you could learn without altering your schedule!
As they say, an entrepreneur that doesn’t learn, doesn’t earn.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best business podcasts, so you can start learning on the fly. Enjoy 🙂
This podcast is hosted by internet marketing legends Neil Patel and Eric Siu.
I’ve been listening to them for about a year now, and can personally recommend them for all digital entrepreneurs.
My favorite part about Marketing School is that the episodes are usually five minutes long or so.
That is a huge difference from some of the other podcasts you’ll see on this list with one hour episodes or longer!
Bite sized pieces of information allows them to put out more content and make information easily digestible.
Do you own an authority or niche website? Or, do you partake in affiliate marketing?
If so, you’d be crazy not to listen to Mark and Gael from the Authority Hacker podcast.
This show was built off of their brand, Authority Hacker, that teaches people like you how to build sites into leading brands in any niche.
I still remember the first time I listened to them back in 2017, and they opened by saying something like “If we seem off in this episode, it might be because we had seven glasses of whiskey before we started.”
I’ve listened ever since 😂
E-commerce can be a daunting space. Some make millions from their first store, and others go bust in a week.
That’s why Shopify Masters and e-commerce podcasts like it are so valuable.
They provide case studies and expert advice on how to market your business, scale it, and what not to do, as well.
Shopify Masters will also teach you what products are trending, how to find new ideas, and how to position your brand for success.
It’s hosted by Felix Thea, who is also the founder of TrafficAndSales.
Let’s be serious. Social media marketing is almost mandatory for any modern business.
However, it can be intimidating when you don’t know how to take advantage of each platform.
That’s why the Social Media Marketing Podcast exists. It’s hosted by Michael Stelzner and other members of the Social Media Examiner crew.
You will learn how to grow your social media accounts, new strategies, trends, and will always leave every episode with practical advice.
One of my personal favorites as a copywriter 🙂
This podcast will improve your skills as both a copywriter and content marketer. These are universal skills that every entrepreneur can benefit from refining.
Sonia Simone hosts this small business podcast along with other experts to discuss news, strategies, and trends.
Who doesn’t know Pat Flynn?
He is the founder of Smart Passive Income, his website dedicated to teaching people how to make a living online through passive income streams.
All of that knowledge and ideas can now be conveniently absorbed through his podcast.
Don’t you want to learn how to generate money while you sleep? Then you need to tune into Smart Passive Income, where Pat interviews people like Michael Stelzner and other industry experts.
This podcast is hosted by Mike Taber and Rob Walling, who have been in the software industry for over two decades.
This marketing and leadership podcast will teach you everything you need to know about growing and marketing a startup.
It will be very beneficial for listeners that are starting new companies or are struggling to get their feet off the ground.
I’ve had the pleasure of ghostwriting for Hack the Entrepreneur’s website in the past, so perhaps I’m a bit biased 🙂
Take one listen to Jon Nastor’s podcast and I think you’ll agree with me when I say it’s really damn good, however.
He publishes episodes three times per week, and talks about the struggles and obstacles that entrepreneurs face, and how to overcome them.
Most podcasts touch on strategies, tips, and similar topics, but Hack the Entrepreneur covers something that we don’t hear about often — the mental aspect of business.
You need to be resilient, mindful, and aware of your flaws to be a successful entrepreneur, and this podcast will help you get there.
I know the guy gets a lot of critique, but Gary knows his shit or he wouldn’t be in the position he’s in.
He’s a best selling author, public speaker, and the owner of a digital agency that works with some of the biggest brands in the world.
His show answers questions about about marketing, entrepreneurship, and business in general from social media.
Gary is all about practical knowledge and removing the fluff. He’s a big breath of fresh air in the business space and I’m confident you’ll love his content. Check him out!
Did you know that the Harvard Business Review has a podcast? It’s true!
IdeaCast is HBR’s podcast that will keep you up to date on all of their latest content, including marketing strategies, advice on leadership, and more.
Do you find yourself very busy every day? Your schedule is packed, you have tons of things to do, and some times it can get a bit messy.
That’s why Brian Moran’s podcast is a lifesaver. As you can guess from the name, episodes are kept to around five minutes long, so you can get back to living your life.
I don’t mind long episodes, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to listen all the way through.
Like Neil Patel’s podcast I mentioned earlier, Brian’s will give you bite sized information you can apply right away.
Jason Miller takes on some of the biggest marketing obstacles and ideas in this Linkedin sponsored podcast.
As the senior content marketing manager for Linkedin, you’ll find that he is a no-fluff and actionable kind of guy.
He publishes a new episode every two weeks, which allows you to digest the content and apply it before the next one.
This business podcast is hosted by Unbounce, one of the world’s leading landing page software companies.
Expect to find new ideas about how to optimize your digital marketing campaigns, expert advice from guests, and stories that you can learn from to improve your own businesses.
Tune in every Wednesday to listen to Call to Action, and you can also look forward to CRO, social media marketing, PPC, and other related topics!
I’m sure you’ve read The Four Hour Workweek, Tools of Titans, or the other material that Tim Ferriss has put out.
But, have you listened to his show before?
It’s been the #1 Apple podcast and ranked #1 over more than 500,000 other podcasts on certain lists.
This show was also the first business podcast to surpass 100,000,000 downloads!
Tim has brought on incredible guests, such as LeBron James, Tony Robbins, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, and more.
You won’t just learn about business or marketing, but life in general.
He deconstructs the habits and paradigms on these amazing people, giving you actionable advice of how to achieve the same thing.
The VB Engage podcast is brought to you by Stewart Rogers & Travis Wright.
The duo cover topics including social media, MarTech, user experience, and technology in general.
It isn’t a marketing podcast per-se, but a well rounded show that will teach you a lot about business and tech in general.
Brought to you by Convince and Convert, Social Pros is dedicated to teaching you how to maximize your social media marketing.
They tell insider stories and secrets about how the biggest businesses like IBM and Dell manage their social media.
What better way to learn how to optimize your own campaigns than learn from the best?
This podcast is hosted by:
- John Wall: The vice president of marketing at EventHero, who is also a public speaker, writer, and producer of Marketing Over Coffee.
- Christohper Penn: The co-founder of PodCamp New Media Community unConferencence, professor of Internet Marketing at the University of San Francisco, and professor of Advanced Social Media.
Every episode is recorded at a coffee shop in Natick, MA, just outside of Boston. So it is literally marketing over coffee.
John and Christopher go over a plethora of useful topics, such as content marketing, PR, B2B, customer acquisition, and more.
The user experience is crucial for any business. It doesn’t matter if you’re an e-commerce agency, SaaS company, or niche agency.
Having an optimized UX will ensure that your users flow through the funnel and convert into paying customers.
That’s why I love Austin Knight’s UX and Growth podcast, as it teaches us retaining customers, re-targeting, and design.
Web designers and developers will really love this show, too. If you can learn how to create a better user experience, you’ll effectively offer a better service, and that can help you land more clients.
Have you ever read Content Marketing Institute before? Then you need to tune into their Podcast, Content Inc.
It’s hosted by Joe Pulizzi and they post new episodes on a weekly basis.
As you could guess, the topics covered always pertain to content marketing.
Producing content and scaling your inbound will lead to organic customers coming to you over time. Content Inc will teach you how to make this dream a reality with short but actionable advice.
Your website, product, and marketing may be amazing, but there’s always room for improvement.
That’s where conversion rate optimization comes into play.
Small tweaks and changes can mean a world of a difference.
The ConversionCast show by Leadpages focuses on secrets of converting customers and retaining them over time.
Have you ever read the Crazy Egg blog? Then I highly recommend that you check out their podcast, too.
Unfortunately they no longer update it, but it still contains audio versions of some of the best blog posts they’ve ever published.
If you don’t have time to sit down and read, the podcast episodes are a perfect way to digest useful information about marketing and related topics.