This is the ultimate list of best business podcasts for online entrepreneurs 🎧
You’ll find a bunch of handpicked recommendations below, sorted into categories to help you find the most relevant podcast for your current situation.
Let’s start with a shortlist.
These are my personal favorites:
💡 Best Podcast for Business Ideas
This podcast is mainly co-hosts Shaan Puri and Sam Parr brainstorming business ideas. They’re both experienced entrepreneurs with big networks and serious research skills.
Your brain will be on fire after each episode 🔥
Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@theSamPar) are back on the today without a guest. On today’s episode you’ll hear: Escape your city with new modular homes (4:20), Cerro Gordo was a ghost town in California sold for $1.2M (10:45) how to make channel/market fit by learning from TikTok (14:45), Shaan introduces an new twist on the stock market (17:00), Sam and Shaan reminisce on missed opportunities and how much money they would’ve made if things didn’t fall through (25:10), Shaan explains limited details on a very interesting opportunity that came to him in the past few days (38:37).
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💻 Best Podcast for Online Marketing
Co-hosts Gael Breton and Mark Webster are the guys I trust most when it comes to online marketing.
Most episodes are packed with thoughtful and actionable marketing tips, and they also do regular news roundups.
What will you learn? How to create good outreach templates How to monetize your website trough ads Is site speed important and how to improve it Resources AdThrive Ahrefs Content Explorer WP Rocket plugin Vultr on Cloudways Siteground Cloudflare Shortpixel Nitropack Upwork ProBlogger Rankmath
🎙 Best Podcasts for Interviews
Andrew Warner is an interview master, consistently bringing great guests on his show and asking them tough and insightful questions.
At the time my guest launched her company, online videos were full of crap. But she somehow managed to get huge names like Richard Branson and Elon Musk to appear in videos on her platform. I want to find out how she did that.
I also want to talk about her new book which I read cover to cover, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur. My guest today is Victoria Montgomergy-Brown. She is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields.
Victoria Montgomergy-Brown is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields.
Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.
Outgrow.co – Get new customers with powerful and easy-to-configure interactive content. Outgrow offers feature packed Calculators, Quizzes, Chatbots, Surveys, and Forms. Unlike ads, interactive content adds value for your audience. Outgrow’s no-code content tools are inherently viral because they give your users personalized results. Outgrow is easy to use, easy to configure and easy to implement. Mixergy listeners get 30 days to try Outgrow for free at Outgrow.co/mixergy
Courtland Allen delivers solid interviews with online entrepreneurs, revealing how they became succesful.
BONUS EPISODE from the Run With It podcast: Restaurants have been hit hard during COVID-19. Listen to us brainstorm ways Lindsay and Alessandro can leverage their wine club and community to support their workforce and recover lost income.
Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/run-with-it-business-ideas-from-successful-entrepreneurs/id1477133536
😃 Best Podcasts for Inspiration
Guy Raz will get you thinking bigger as he interviews the entrepreneurs behind famously successful companies.
Fluenz helps English speakers learn new languages, both online and with in-person immersion programs. With travel restrictions and a global pandemic, CEO and founder Sonia Gil had to scrap her in-person immersion programs, and create a new system for teaching students remotely. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.
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Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal break down the stories of mega-successful companies, and give you the playbook for following in their footsteps.
On this special episode of Acquired, we’re joined by a master interviewer himself, Patrick O’Shaughnessy from Invest Like the Best. We turn the tables and cover the most fascinating story he’s never told on ILTB… his own! What is O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, and how are they bringing “AWS-level” innovation to the sleepy wealth management industry? How did he go from Notre Dame philosophy major to quant researcher to (arguably) technology CEO and now also an early-stage venture investor… all while simultaneously building one of the world’s top new business media empires? Acquired is here to explore it all.
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- This episode is supported by Teamistry, a great podcast from Atlassian that tells the stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things. It’s one of our best new podcast discoveries in 2020 and we honestly think Acquired listeners are going to love it. (business + history + space!) Click the link below to listen, and our thanks to Teamistry for their support.
Playbook Special! Patrick’s Favorite Themes from 5 Years of ILTB:
- Chetan Puttagunta (#1): Go slow to go fast — http://investorfieldguide.com/chetan/
- Chetan Puttagunta (#2): Open source isn’t about saving on R&D, it’s about building differentiated distribution among developers — http://investorfieldguide.com/chetan-puttagunta-and-jeremiah-lowin-open-source-crash-course-invest-like-the-best-ep-188/
- Bill Gurley: Healthy marketplace opportunities have increasing marginal value to demand from incremental supply penetration — http://investorfieldguide.com/gurley/
- Matthew Ball: The key to unlocking the Metaverse isn’t about building Ready Player One, it’s about creating interoperable systems that will move value and information between experiences — http://investorfieldguide.com/matt-ball-the-future-of-media-movies-the-metaverse-and-more-invest-like-the-best-ep-185/
- Charlie Songhurst: The best place to look for talent is in less-competitive markets — http://investorfieldguide.com/songhurst/
- Katrina Lake: The past of e-commerce was about price, convenience and selection; the future is about personalization and curation — http://investorfieldguide.com/katrina-lake-the-next-wave-of-e-commerce-invest-like-the-best-ep-187/
- Daniel Ek: Company scaling as “seeing around corners” — http://investorfieldguide.com/ek/
- Kat Cole: Inversion as a tool to deal with difficult people — http://investorfieldguide.com/kat-cole-how-to-operate-lessons-in-brand-distribution-and-leadership-invest-like-the-best-ep-184/
- Sarah Tavel: Hierarchy as a framework — http://investorfieldguide.com/tavel/
- Josh Wolfe: The “directional arrow of progress” and the simple power of extrapolating trend lines — http://investorfieldguide.com/wolfe2/
- Invest Like the Best: http://investorfieldguide.com/podcast/
- Founder’s Field Guide: http://investorfieldguide.com/founders-field-guide/
- OSAM and Canvas: https://www.osam.com
Freelancing is a great way to start out as an online entrepreneur. This podcast shows you how to turn freelance success into something bigger.
She has built up a nice freelance business and has begun to work with subcontractors to begin scaling her business.
But she’s realizing it’s harder to transition from solo freelancer to full-on agency than she initially expected. Chelsea and I coach her on two critical tasks:
How to get her clients to start treating her like an agency—instead of a freelancer. And how to get the word out about her new agency and start bringing in fresh clients even if she doesn’t feel quite ready.
We wrap up the episode with some really strong advice from Chelsea on getting new clients with Linkedin. Join us on this jam-packed episode.
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🏝 Best Podcast for Digital Nomads
Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen produce this “podcast for location independent entrepreneurs.” Well worth a listen if you want to live that laptop lifestyle.
It goes without saying that as internet entrepreneurs, we are fascinated by the future of money, and it’s hard to talk about the future of money without talking about cryptocurrency.
Greg Gerber is our go-to guy when it comes to simplifying the complicated world of crypto.
We’ve invited Greg back on to the show this week to talk about the state of crypto in 2020.
The post TMBA568: ‘I’m Fiscally Bitcoin and Socially Ethereum’ appeared first on Tropical MBA Podcast.
🦸️ Best Podcasts for Side Hustles
Nick Loper has tried his hand at dozens of side hustles and interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs. I come away from each episode smarter than before.
Josh Belk is a full-time college student, he works full-time in web design, and in what little spare time, he’s started a $6,000 a month mobile detailing business with his younger brother.
This idea came about when Josh connected the dots between obsession and opportunity.
On the obsession side, Josh would always see his brother out in the driveway cleaning his car.
On the opportunity side, he received an email about business ideas anyone could start, and mobile car washing was one of them.
He asked his brother if he wanted to team up to see if they could make some money cleaning cars — and with that, Belk Mobile Detailing was born.
Tune in to hear to the full podcast episode to hear how the pair:
- landed their first mobile detailing customers
- price their service
- stand out from the competition
Chris Guillebeau pumps out frequent short episodes to boost your business brain.
If you’re producing a safety-conscious event, how can you market it in a way that overcomes the fear many people have during the pandemic?
Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week.
Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com
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🧠 Best Podcast for Mindset
Cross entrepreneurship with philosophy and you get Naval’s podcast. He’s especially well-known for his “how to get rich” episodes (listen to them all on YouTube).
Listen to Dane Maxwell coach newbies who want to start a business. Lots of mindset work.
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🤔 Best Podcast for Deep Thinking
With this podcast, Shane Parrish from Farnam Street “helps you master the best of what other people have already figured out.” Interviews with very smart and thoughtful people.
The Founder and CEO of Social Capital, prominent figure in the venture capital business and part owner of the Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya sits down with Shane Parrish to chat about what it means to be an observer of the present, how to think in first principles, the psychology of successful investing, his thoughts on the best public company CEO’s and much more.
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✅ Best Podcasts for Productivity
Cal wrote Deep Work, one of the best books for productivity. In this podcast you’ll find more wisdom for getting important work done.
In this mini-episode, I answer audio questions from listeners asking for advice about how best to tune-up their productivity and work habits in a moment of increased distraction and disruption.
You can submit your own audio questions at speakpipe.com/calnewport.
Here are the topics we cover:
* The difference between daily and weekly planning [10:08]
* Fighting shallow work in medicine. [16:44]
* On the value of taking off a work day each week. [24:14]
* Maximizing home offices. [30:29]
* Scheduling deep work with a chronic illness [43:08]
* Taming jobs with large hour demands. [49:32]
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🤷♂️ Best Podcasts that Defy Categorization
Tim interviews world-class experts in many different fields, learning about their habits, tactics and strategies for success.
Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache — Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He graduated with a degree in computer engineering in the 1990s and worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, and have not had real jobs since 2005.
This begs the question of “How?” In essence, they accomplished this early retirement by optimizing all aspects of their lifestyle for maximal fun at minimal expense, and by using basic index-fund investing. Their average annual expenses total a mere $25-27,000, and they do not feel in want of anything.
Since 2005, all three of them have explored a free-form life of interesting projects, side-businesses, and adventures.
In 2011, Pete started writing the Mr. Money Mustache blog about his philosophy, which has grown to reach about 23 million different people (and 300 million page views) since its founding. It has become a worldwide cult phenomenon, with a self-organizing community and incredible news coverage. This episode explores his story, philosophies, and routines.
This episode originally aired in 2017. You can find the show notes here: https://tim.blog/2017/02/13/mr-money-mustache/
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Another podcast that tackles a broad range of topics. Paula’s an especially good listen if you’re into financial independence and early retirement.
After a brief hiatus, PSA Thursday is back!
For this episode, we take a short break from covering current events to
1) reflect on why this show exists, and
2) give you a sneak peek of future PSA Thursday episodes.
For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/psathursday
A straight-talking podcast for entrepreneurs who want to do work they’re passionate about.
Jen Rao from the Fizzle team, and organizational expert at Clear Your Life, joins us today to discuss leaving the corporate world behind, living on the road, and finding the balance between online and offline business.
Noah’s another savvy and successful online entrepreneur worth listening to. Especially if you like tacos 🌮
Justin Mares is the founder and CEO of Kettle and Fire, the fastest-growing bone broth brand in the country. He’s also the co-founder of Perfect Keto, a food & supplement brand for people going keto, and he’s the co-author of the popular marketing book ‘Traction’.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/171
This podcast effectively ended in 2018, but it’s still worth bingeing on the old episodes. Especially Season 8 – first episode: Introducing StartUp: The Final Chapter – which covers the $200 million sale of their media company to Spotify.
Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?
Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the Earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build the future we want.
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