12 Startup Podcasts Every Growth-Minded Entrepreneur Must Follow in 2018
For entrepreneurs, the learning process never stops; and it shouldn’t. While there are hundreds of articles, blogs, webinars, infographics, and tutorials available to enhance your learning curve, podcasts have emerged as the preferred medium of choice for entrepreneurs to absorb information while multitasking and traveling.
Entrepreneurs that are driven to reach new heights need to consistently grow on both, the personal front and the business front. If you haven’t discovered the power of podcasts yet, then this is a great place to start.
In this post, we’ve put together a list of 11 podcasts that every growth-minded entrepreneur must follow in 2018.
1. School of Greatness
Hosted by former pro athlete, Lewis Howes, School of Greatness is a podcast designed to share inspiring stories from some of the most influential people and brilliant business minds in the likes of Alanis Morrissette, Tony Robbins, and Arianna Huffington, to name a few. Howes is a New York Times bestselling author, a lifestyle entrepreneur, and a world record holder in football who aims to empower his listeners and followers to forge towards success no matter where they’re from or what obstacles they must overcome.
Launched in 2013, School of Greatness is a staple in the Top 50 of all iTunes podcasts and the episodes range from insightful interviews with incredible game-changing leaders in entrepreneurship, health, sports, mindset, relationships to solo rounds with Lewis himself.
You were born to chase your dreams— Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes) May 10, 2018
To discover your unique gifts
To be a symbol of inspiration
To be of service to others
To experience pure bliss
2. Entrepreneurs on Fire
This top-notch podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas won the iTunes award as one of the best podcasts in 2013. The sheer success of this podcast is down to the interview themed format that has Dumas asking his guests to talk about their failures and their individual journey followed by a rapid-fire round of five quick questions.
Since the launch of Entrepreneurs on Fire, over 700 leaders and influencers such as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vee, Barbara Corcoran and Tim Ferriss have occupied the hot seat on the show to share their success stories. Entrepreneurs on Fire has allowed Dumas to create a ripple effect that has changed thousands of lives and empowered people in unimaginable ways.
3. The Tim Ferriss Show
Simply put, Tim Ferriss is the god of the business podcast world. The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 out of 300,000+ podcasts on many occasions. Tim chats up with some of the most affluential people on the planet to learn their tricks and share them with the world. It is no wonder why The Tim Ferriss Show is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as “Best of” iTunes podcasts for three years running.
Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Vince Vaughn, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Whitney Cummings, Mike Shinoda, and 200+ more. This is one podcast you shouldn’t miss for the world.
The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it's been ranked #1 out of 300,000+ podcasts on many occasions. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as "Best of" iTunes for three years running (In 2016 under "most downloaded").
Breaking the conventional podcast format, Andrew Warner’s Mixergy stirs things up as it empowers ambitious people to learn from a mix of successful entrepreneurs and experienced mentors. With over 1000 interviews in its kitty, the genius behind this successful podcast lies in the fact that Mixergy hosts extremely successful founders from companies in the likes of Wikipedia and Groupon to teach listeners what they learned from their experiences and their entrepreneurial journey. The ideas, stories, and advice shared on Mixergy are powerful enough to change and motivate you for good.
5. Masters of Scale
Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests. It won the 2018 People’s Voice Webby for Best Business Podcast.
The podcast includes a smart combination of questions and content that make for some serious thought-provoking insights for budding disruptive entrepreneurs and those who are in business. Follow this podcast for cues to find your next big idea and how to grow it.
6. The MFCEO Project
As the #1 recommended entrepreneurship podcast on Inc., Entrepreneur, and Yahoo and a leading iTunes podcast under the marketing and management category, Andy Frisella’s ‘no bullshit’ entrepreneurial podcast is packed with solid, candid, actionable advice for entrepreneurs. His podcast focuses on teaching you how to navigate through your struggles and focus on building your dream.
The podcast features Andy himself flanked by Vaughn Kohler and weekly guest entrepreneur millionaires who share their stories of hustle and success. This is a great podcast for those looking to eliminate excuses and focus on being result-oriented in business and in life.
The MFCEO Project is for anyone who is sick of the fluffy unicorns and rainbows style of talking about pursuing goals and profiting in business. In this podcast, "The MFCEO" Andy Frisella (and his guests) share insights on success--and failure--in straight up, no bullshit fashion.
7. The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm is a lifestyle podcast designed for people to master the art of networking. The podcast has featured guests like Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Hawk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Laila Ali, and many more.
Hosted by Jordan Harbinger, subscribers and listeners come to learn from a diverse mix of experienced mentors that include some of the world’s best scientists, innovators, business magnates, coaches, relationship experts, entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and other such brilliant minds. If you’re looking to polish your relationship building skills, this is the podcast for you.
8. The Gary Vee Audio Experience
Starting up your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is all about hustling your way through to the top. And when it comes to hustling, one cannot overlook Gary Vaynerchuk and The GarryVee Audio Experience. Apart from being an adrenaline-fueled bullet for your brain and ambitions, The GaryVee Audio Experience consists of a host of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches, segments from the DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats that Gary has given, as well as his new and current thoughts. You can even dabble in on his Facebook and Instagram posts for quick motivation and growth tips.
The future is audio and voice. The same way I felt about social media in 2006/7/8, I feel about podcasting, audio and voice today. On my global top 100 iTunes podcast The GaryVee Audio Experience, you'll hear a mix of my best highlights from my DAILYVEE documentary video series, #AskGaryVee Show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, ...
9. Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do
Thom Singer’s Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast is a platform for new generation thought leaders to absorb his knowledge and experiences and get inspired to do better. As the author of 12 books on a myriad of topics ranging from the power of business relationships to sales to networking to presentation skills, and entrepreneurship, Singer interviews business leaders and successful entrepreneurs who share a similar dosage of entrepreneurial spirit like him.
Quite recently, Singer has started exploring topics that cover running several companies at once, fitness for entrepreneurs, and understanding trends before they happen.
10. How to Start a Startup
As the name suggests, the theme of this podcast is to help entrepreneurs start their startup. How to Start a Startup is a podcast show by Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator, a leading startup accelerator program, that offers unparalleled insights on “How To Start A Startup”.
Sam has compiled his vast experience and plethora of lessons learned from all the entrepreneurs and investors from the Y-Combinator community to make each episode as perceptive as possible. How to Start A Startup is a podcast for entrepreneurs who wish to launch a tech company and live the Silicon Valley dream.
11. The $100 MBA Show
Most young entrepreneurs pause the pursuit of their entrepreneurial dream to pursue an MBA in a bid to enhance their business skills and acquire an academic edge over their peers. The $100 MBA Show is a podcast founded by Omar Zenhom who dropped out of Wharton Business School because he was frustrated with the limited value he was receiving against the exorbitant costs of tuition.
The podcast emphasizes on how people can build and grow their personal brand and it provides critical information and lessons to help entrepreneurs and business owners to growth hack their way to success. So, if you’re planning to skip that MBA degree, you should check out The $100 MBA Show.
12. StartUp by Gimlet Media
StartUp is a documentary series about entrepreneurial life. The show has been downloaded tens of millions of times since its launch in 2014. Its first season has been adapted into an ABC sitcom called Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff. StartUp has won a Gracie Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
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