Podcasts have been around for a while, but have really been coming into their own in the last two or three years. Well, it seems that way. Podcasting has actually had a steady increase in popularity, year-over-year, since 2007. Thanks to the advent of smartphones and greater connectivity beyond the home, podcasts are becoming a staple in our everyday lives.
The best part about podcasts: there’s something for everyone and the entrepreneur is no exception. This list of 15 podcasts for entrepreneurs, cultivated and written by Rhett Power on Inc.com, will keep you inspired, educated and ahead of the curve in the business world.
Not all podcasts are audio only–this one is driven by video interviews, great for those of you who tend to zone out without a picture to focus on. The Foundation is an entire online program for entrepreneurs, and its podcasts act like their guest lecturers.
Mixergy is a consistent favorite–their in-depth interviews and high production episodes always leave you satisfied and excited for more, not wishing there was something better. They’re also great about providing transcripts for each episode in case you want to go back and research specific moments.
A big favorite for the name alone! These interviews are “case studies” in becoming a millionaire. Each episode is based around one individual and how they got to where they are today. A totally inspirational podcast, and one that will leave you with a sense of purpose moving forward.
Want content featuring some of the biggest names in the industry? This is the podcast for you. Driven by Alicia Dunams, the show features huge names in business, economics, and global affairs, all eager to share their histories and advice.
Known for his research with The 4 Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris has become godlike among entrepreneurs (and we would bet that if you didn’t know he had a podcast, you’re fan-geeking out right now about that fact). This is a great choice for those who want serious content but with a more fun and light approach.
A podcast that is practically the front page of entrepreneurial news. Interested in what’s going on around the world, and not just seeking advice on how to advance your career? These video interviews (going strong since 2009) are the ones for you.
Looking for more than funny stories and inspirational lift? We love Erik Fisher’s podcast because it’s all about strategy–how to take what you’re doing and do it better.
Why do we love EoFire? Because its range is absolutely incredible. These podcasts will run the gamut from inspirational to humorous, from heart-wrenching to all-out awe-inspiring. Some episodes will have you wanting to take notes, while others will have you sitting back and relaxing in the conversations that are taking place.
9. London Real
Another podcast that’s more than just a podcast. The London Real Academy invites you to create entire social networks while learning together with their lesson-like podcast interviews, offering a holistic view of entrepreneurship for those who are so inclined.
Another great podcast that functions the way higher education should. These “episodes” are lectures, sometimes with live individuals and sometimes as slide presentations. All are incredibly powerful in their message.
Those who are interested in tinkering, in garage science experiments, in trying and failing and trying again, are going to fall in love with Pat Flynn. He considers himself the “crash test dummy of online business,” and he wants to share his knowledge with you.
12. Tropical MBA
If you’ve played around with the idea of being a digital nomad, or are already a fully indoctrinated member of the lifestyle, then this podcast will become a staple of your weekly listening. Hosted by two entrepreneurs who have built their entire careers from their laptops, the show is a great portrait of the potential in this kind of entrepreneurial lifestyle.
One of the best things about this podcast is how broad its topics go–entrepreneurs from every walk of life are discussed, giving listeners vast amounts of information to mull over and be wowed by.
This is one of the most in-depth and content-heavy podcasts for those who are just getting their feet off the ground. With podcast titles like “Your Guide to Greatness” and “How to Lead Transformational Conversations,” Michael Hyatt shows himself as a big-picture thinker in his podcasts.
Their tagline is simple: “Where Real Entrepreneurs Unite to Unleash Game-Changing Business Breakthroughs.” This is a stupendously inspirational podcast, one that will leave you thinking forward about your own business and where you want to take it, long after you’ve stopped listening.
You can read Rhett Power’s original post on Inc or follow him on Twitter.