12 Inspirational Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

12 Inspirational Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

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Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to learn.  It's easily the most portable way to consume content.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the most inspiring, informative, and creative podcasts you can listen to that will help you grow not only as an individual, but grow your business as well.

Take a look, listen, and subscribe to the podcasts below!  

Foundation

Good for: Entrepreneurs, startups

Kevin Rose (North Technologies, Google Ventures, Digg) hosts Foundation, a podcast where he profiles entrepreneurs in an in-depth, conversational way.  Most of the interviewees are friends of his, which makes the format of the interviews extremely easy to follow.

With both audio, and video recordings available, Kevin’s podcast is fantastic for anyone looking to get inspired, informed, and stay up to date with up and coming entrepreneurs, as well as hear the stories of some big name entrepreneurs.

Kevin interviews everyone from Elon Musk of Tesla motors, to famous Chef Jamie Oliver about their entrepreneurial roots. 

This Week in Startups

Good for: Entrepreneurs, investors, startups

Jason Calacanis (AOL, Launch Conference, Angel) is the host of This Week in Startups, a weekly show where Jason talks all about startups.  Most shows vary in length, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the guest.

Calacanis has an upbeat, exciting interview style where he’s able to dig in to current issues in the startup world, as well as shed some light on the history of companies that have made it big.

Calacanis interviews everyone from authors to entrepreneurs and CEOs of startups.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Good for: Creatives, inspiration, entrepreneurs

Tim Ferriss is an author, investor, and entrepreneur who hosts The Tim Ferriss Show.  He consistently interviews everyone from scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs - even actors turned politicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ferriss has an extremely captivating interview style where he is clearly heavily invested in the people he speaks to.

He’s able to get down into the details of where his guests came from, where they are now, and how they got there in a very informative way.

The Joe Rogan Experience

Good for: Inspiration, creatives, comedy, music

Joe Rogan is a comedian, UFC commentator, as well as a previous host of Fear Factor.  Joe’s podcast is frequently host to many famous comedians, musicians, and authors.

Rogan’s podcast format is very laid back, but very informative at the same time.  Often his shows will run upwards of 2 hours in length, which is perfect for anyone who is looking for something to listen to at any time of the day.

London Real

Good for: Startups, inspiration, entrepreneurs

Brian moved to the UK from America thirteen years ago to be an Investment Banker in the City of London.

Inspired by the Joe Rogan Experience he quit his job after 10 years and founded London Real in 2011 & Silicon Real in 2013 to create alternative options to conventional media and embrace a more traditional narrative form.

His guests include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, creatives and influencers.

Mixergy

Good for: Startups, inspiration, entrepreneurs

Mixergy is hosted by Andrew Warner, who is an extremely successful entrepreneur.  Mixergy was made to inspire and educate ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to make their break into the small business scene.

He consistently hosts founders and creatives who share their stories that often explain solutions to otherwise crippling issues that most founders could face.

StartUp

Good for: Startups, investing

StartUp by Gimlet Media is described as "A series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about businesses starts one".  One of the best things about this podcast, is that Alex records everything and shares everything too.  Even the stories of disastrous pitches to potential investors.

You can follow this extremely insightful podcast, and see the the difficult journey from man to businessman.

Rainmaker.fm Podcast Network

Good for: Internet marketing, copywriting, inspiration

Rainmaker.FM brings you the best tips, tactics, stories and strategies that provide acceleration for your business. Each day brings you eye-opening advice on some vital aspect of the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape.

This podcast network is powered by many of the subject matter experts from inside Rainmaker (and a few good friends who know their stuff). They've launched with nine distinct shows, each covering different aspects of digital marketing.

The Dave Ramsey Show

Good for: Inspiration, entrepreneurs, money

Millions of people listen to The Dave Ramsey Show every day.  Dave's show brings inspiration, practical advice, and easy life changes into one prolific podcast.  

The Dave Ramsey Show is on more than 500 radio stations from coast to coast with more than 8 million listeners, but Dave's message hasn't changed. It's still as practical and common-sense as ever.

Starting from Nothing

Good for: Entrepreneurs, startups

How do you start a business when you have no money? No experience? No credibility? Or even no idea? This podcast will show you how. Every week successful entrepreneurs share the strategies of how they built their businesses entirely from scratch.

No silver spoons. No magic bullets. No monkey business. Just hustling and using strategies that work.

Entrepreneur On Fire

Good for: Entrepreneurs, inspiration

John Lee Dumas hosts Entrepreneur on Fire - a daily podcasts where incredibly inspiring entrepreneurs are interviewed.

Failure is part of every journey, and on EntrepreneurOnFire, the first story they share is their guest’s biggest failure and their lessons learned.

The second story they dive into is their guest’s AH-HA moment and the steps they took to turn that moment into success.

The grand finale is The Lightning Round, where Dumas asks six rapid-fire questions to extract nuggets of wisdom for you.

Bonus: Shopify Masters

Good for: Inspiration, ecommerce, Shopify merchants

Felix Thea hosts the Shopify Masters podcast.  His podcast is extremely in-depth, and his guests are more than willing to share their stories on growing their Shopify businesses.

His guests include the founders of some fantastic brands like Beardbrand, Holstee, and many many more. 

Boasting over a years worth of content - you're sure to find inspiration from Felix and his guests.

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If you enjoyed any of these podcasts, be sure to thank the creators for the hard work they're doing!

Can you think of any other podcasts that entrepreneurs would like?  Be sure to share them in the comments below.

Note: Looking for more podcasts related to ecommerce?  Be sure to check out our ecommerce podcast roundup here.


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About The Author

Tucker Schreiber is an ecommerce entrepreneur and Content Marketer at Shopify. Get more from Tucker on Twitter.

 

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