5 podcasts every entrepreneur should be listening to

Every podcast on this list is worth your while and will help you to take your venture, however big or small, to the next level.

Podcasts have certainly come a long way. What was once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for information consumption in this extremely fast-paced world that we live in.

Nobody has the time to read books anymore and podcasts offer an easy alternative – they are easy to create, quick to digest and can cover a myriad of topics. And for the workaholics out there, there is no better way to make your lunch or commute more productive.

We’ve compiled a list of five podcasts that are frequently recommended for entrepreneurs. Some will challenge your idea of entrepreneurship, and others will challenge your personal status quo. Give it a listen.

1. The Tim Ferriss Show

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The Tim Ferriss Show was the first business/interview podcast to surpass 100,000,000 downloads and when you listen in, you will see exactly why. Author of the New York Times bestseller “The 4 Hour Workweek,” Tim Ferriss interviews wildly successful folks from the likes of Matt Mullenweg of WordPress to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

No matter who the interviewee maybe, the show is always fun and entertaining and always tries to identify what catapulted these people to the top of their fields and provides actionable advice that you can implement into your own routine.

2. This Week in Startups

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A podcast that is basically the front page of entrepreneurial news, Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship.

With his trademark blunt style and good humour, Jason gives you an insider’s look at what’s happening in the tech industry. Looking to start your own company? Your journey begins here.

3. The Garyvee Audio Experience

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Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients. Gary is also one of the most sought-after public speakers alive today.

He is a venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber.

On this podcast, you’ll hear a mix of his best #AskGaryVee Show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, highlights from his DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats, and any new and current thoughts that he records specifically for this audio experience.

4. Success! How I Did It

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Conducted by Alyson Shontell, the editor-in-chief of Business Insider, the podcast consists of in-depth interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs and other successful leaders. The behind-the-scenes insights are always reassuring, to know that you’re not the first or only founder dealing with a certain challenge. And of course, it helps to hear how others have navigated the path before you and made it big!

Candid interviews with the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, LeBron James, and the founders of companies like Lyft and Tinder make it more than worthwhile.

5. How to Start a Startup

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This is a must listen for any founder. The podcast by Sam Altman and the folks at Y Combinator is based on Altman’s Stanford business course and covers everything from the absolute basics to the fine details of how to run a startup – like operations, management and company culture.

If you’re stuck in the planning phase of your startup, this is the podcast for you. It’s a pretty in-depth dive into what makes a great startup and is necessary listening for even those who are already up and running.

Be it during a hasty lunch at the nearby cafeteria or stuck in traffic on your way to the office, now you can look forward to these moments; to learn something new about entrepreneurship and what you can do better or more to be successful in your efforts.

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