If you’re looking for the best destinations to visit, the best restaurants to try, or the best hair salon to go to, chances are you’re going to ask a friend or your community to share recommendations. Finding the best business podcasts is no different.
We trust that our friends will tell us the honest truth. If they’ve had a bad experience, then they’re not going to recommend it, making it easy for you to weed out the bad and discover the great quickly.
Ten years ago it wasn’t so hard to find the best business podcasts because there weren’t hundreds of thousands of them.
Today is a different story. There are thousands of them, and we’re here to help you save time and skip straight to the best podcasts so you can get on with your day — and with your listening experience!
Best Business Podcasts
Of course everyone’s taste in podcasts is different, and when it comes to business, the type of podcast you’re looking for will be dependent on where you’re at on your journey.
We’ve curated this list of the best podcasts in the business space based on a range of criteria in order to share content that can help you no matter what point you’re at on your journey.
What makes a business podcast the best?
Well, the criteria we used to curate this list of best podcasts in the business space includes:
- The podcast has been around for at least one year (and in every case here, far longer)
- The podcast produces consistent content
- The podcast content and style is unique
- The host practices what they preach
- The host has significant experience in the startup business space
So, in no particular order, here are the best business podcasts (in our opinion)!
How I Built This
Wondering how Ben and Jerry’s came up with the idea to pack such a powerful flavor punch into their pint-sized ice creams? Or how Harry’s Razors managed to take on one of the biggest companies in the world?
Tune in as Guy unravels inspirational entrepreneurial stores — from heartbreak, to bankruptcy, to wild success.
Listen to How I Built This on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Hidden brain is another NPR production where host Shankar Vedantam shares the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior.
From episodes on The Psychology of Self-Doubt, to Taking the Leap, to Getting What You Want, Shankar’s combo of science and storytelling share it all.
Listen to Hidden Brain on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Online Marketing Made Easy
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield is one of our favorites because she keeps things simple!
Amy mixes it up twice per week with solo episodes and guest expert interviews, and she has a way of breaking down complex ideas, strategies, and plans into simple and FUN lessons. We all know that’s not easy to do!
Listen to Online Marketing Made Easy on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
I Will Teach You to be Rich
If you’re one of those people who isn’t really sure what the right investment strategies are, or whether you’re on the right track when it comes to the money you’re saving versus spending — or you can’t figure out why on earth you and your partner are worlds apart when it comes to how you treat money — then you’re in luck.
With episodes like Guilt-free travel: How to plan, save, and spend on amazing vacations, and What’s the point of tracking every penny?, Ramit is your guide every step of the way.
Ramit also recently launched a Netflix series called How to Get Rich, where he helps couples from all walks of life navigate financial stress.
Listen to I Will Teach You to be Rich on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Smart Passive Income
Smart Passive Income has been around for a LONG time. In fact, it was one of the inspirations for Entrepreneurs On Fire!
Host Pat Flynn brings the heat with weekly interviews, strategy, and advice to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.
With episodes like How to Build a Thriving Community Online, and The Best Way to Grow Your Email List, Smart Passive Income is your guide to a building your online business the smart way.
Listen to Smart Passive Income on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
The $100 MBA Show
Boasting awards like “Best of iTunes”, “Apple’s #1 Work Smarter Podcast”, and “Forbes Top Business Podcast”, The $100 MBA Show brings you short, actionable lessons 3 days per week.
Host Omar Zenhom knows a thing (or ten) about running a successful business, and along with his guest teachers he cuts the fluff and only brings you the best: online business training for the real world.
Listen to The $100 MBA Show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
The Bossbabe Podcast
The Bossbabe Podcast delivers a weekly conversation with Natalie, Danielle, and some of the world’s most brilliant and talented women. If you’re an ambitious female entrepreneur, then this podcast is for you!
Tune in to hear how successful female leaders have made their money, built their personal brands, and created lives they love.
Listen to The Bossbabe Podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Ready to get vulnerable? Finding Founders is a podcast truly unique in that you’ll uncover the background and experiences of successful entrepreneurs that you haven’t heard anywhere else.
Hosted by Samuel Donner, this weekly podcast takes you behind-the-scenes and into the most vulnerable parts of now-successful entrepreneurs’ journeys.
Listen to Finding Founders on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
With a mix of solo episodes and interviews with some of today’s most influential leaders, The Goal Digger Podcast helps you dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals.
Listen to The Goal Digger Podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Finding the best business podcasts
As more and more podcasts find their way onto Apple Podcasts and other leading podcast directories, we’ll continue to update this list so you always know you’re looking a current list of the best business podcasts.
But as a mini podcast-finding hack, you can always click into some of your favorite shows on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you listen to podcasts), and scroll down to see recommendations.
All podcast directories will show recommendations of shows “like this one” (the one you’re listening to), and this can be a great podcast discovery tool.
Just go to your favorite podcast in your podcast app (I’ll use Entrepreneurs On Fire as an example):
Then scroll down to the bottom to see other podcasts from your favorite hosts (“More From John Lee Dumas”) and also “You Might Also Like”, which are suggestions for podcasts like the ones you love!