The Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Podcasts are quickly becoming the most popular way to consume information these days. It used to be blogs, then social media, but now audit is taking the top spot. It’s very convenient to consume and more people are turning to this content format, which has resulted in everyone and their brother releasing a podcast.

With so many podcasts to pick from these days how do you know what ones provide great content and what ones are a complete waste of your time? We spoke to several people to get their top podcast choices. These are all podcasts that have been around for a while and provide real value. They aren’t new podcasts just trying to capitalize on this new trend.

Here are ten great podcasts that every entrepreneur can pull value from. Give them a listen and subscribe to the ones you absolutely love. There are sure to be some you connect with on this list.

Unemployable Podcast

“This is a podcast that caters to anyone looking to start a business or wants to hear insight from someone that has started several successful businesses. It’s hosted by Brian Clark, who has more than ten businesses under his belt. The topics he covers on the podcast are very common sense based and they are the real questions and topics that people are interested in hearing about.

There is no agenda with this podcast, which I like, and there are always topics that apply to those in the trenches and those considering starting a business. There is always some value pulled from each episode.” – Tad Thomas, Managing Partner of Thomas Law Offices

Rise of The Young

“Casey Adams is a young podcaster that interviews some of the biggest names in business, and he isn’t even 21 years old. He started his podcast after connecting with some notable entrepreneurs that he read about while out of commission due to a sports injury.

He built his entire following through his personal brand. It’s something more business owners should be focusing on, because personal branding can be a very powerful platform. Casey is a prime example, and his topics and guests are always full of great information and tips. The podcast episodes aren’t long and drawn out, which I like a lot. Several other podcasts seem to be filled with useless chatter. This one gets down to business and wastes no time.” – Christopher Kerr, VP Marketing at Earnhardt Lexus

StartUp

“You can guess by the name that this is a podcast that is all about startups, and the hurdles and issues most startup founders will experience. The podcast interviews and speaks to successful entrepreneurs that share their stories and provide their best tips to help you avoid mistakes and build successful businesses.

Launching a startup can be one of the most stressful endeavors, so it’s nice to have this podcast to turn to. You can learn based on the different episode topics, and you can also pick up golden nuggets of information from the guests, who have all experienced plenty of ups and downs and have some amazing journeys to share.” – Chris Moberg, President of Slumber Search

Eventual Millionaire

“Jaime Masters’ podcast is very inspirational, as she shares her journey, but also taps into the expertise of several other successful entrepreneurs. The concept of the podcast is that you can achieve anything and create a successful business if you are willing to put in the work.

She will often have guests that have built businesses that have gone from low number to multi-million-dollar brands, and she has them walk through the steps they took to take their business to that next level. She also often has experts talk about different components of a successful business, like online marketing, for example.” – Ignacio Soria, CEO of Cann & Co.

MFCEO Project Podcast

“Andy Frisella is the owner of 1stPhorm, a leading supplement company and several other business ventures. His podcast is often the number one ranked business podcast, and for good reason: it delivers. It’s direct and to the point and it’s almost like a coach constantly filling your head with confidence and motivation.

He is direct and to the point. Just a word of caution: he drops a lot of F-bombs, so if that kind of language offends you it might be good to skip this one. But, if that doesn’t bother you, I highly recommend this, as Andy is not only brilliant, but also genuinely wants to see people succeed. He isn’t selling anything. No courses to buy. It’s just value packed podcast after podcast.” – Chad Gaynier of Clarity Clinic

Smart Passive Income

“Pat Flynn is someone that has created a massive income stream online, across several businesses and he documents it all online. His podcast is just another extension of his content, and it’s really good. This podcast is great for solopreneurs that are building online assets like blogs and affiliate niche sites.

Pat started with almost nothing and has created a very good life for himself and it was all done by trial and error. He is self-taught and everything he talks about on his podcast are things he has done or is currently doing. You are learning from someone with experience when you listen to his podcast.” – Paul Kelly, 247 CCTV Security Ltd

Entrepreneur on Fire

“John Lee Dumas interviews world-class entrepreneurs on his podcast and he gets thousands of requests but only picks the best ones. His guests usually have an incredible story and I like listening about all of the hurdles and barriers these people have kicked down to reach the levels of success they have achieved.

It’s very inspirational. Most people know the common stories, like Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, etc. But it’s nice to hear from regular people, and how they overcame objections, failures, etc. to make it. This is one of my favorites and I look forward to who I am introduced to each time a new episode drops.” – Michael Herron, Law Offices of Michael R. Herron

The Gary Vee Audio Experience

“If you don’t know who Gary Vaynerchuk is then you might be living under a rock. He has a great story and he is one of the most down to earth and real entrepreneurs you can listen to. He is constantly putting out content in every format imaginable, and most of it is repurposed in audio form, which leads to constant podcast episodes being pushed out.

Gary has nothing to sell you. No courses, No masterminds. Nothing. He is wildly successful and loves spreading the truth among the entrepreneurship circle. I highly suggest you listen to what he says and learn as much from him. He is entirely self-made and doesn’t sugar coat anything. He gives it to you straight.” – Christopher Dziak, CEO of Pure Nootropics

The School of Greatness

“This is Lewis Howes’ podcast and he also publishes a video version that is posted on his YouTube channel. He interviews some of the most interesting and accomplished business figures and entrepreneurs and hosts his show in a way that gets them to tell their stories.

I have listened to some episodes with people that I thought I knew, but the way Lewis talks to them causes them to really open up, and I learn something new and useful every time. Aside from the common names, he also has a lot of athletes on the podcast, as he is a former athlete and is well connected in that circle. He’s a very inspiring person and the guests he is able to bring on are impressive.” – Pat Skinner of Answer First

The Tim Ferriss Show

“Tim Ferriss is one of the first podcasts I listened to, as he was an author that I respected, and his books had a positive impact on my life. So, naturally I wanted to listen to his podcasts to get more content and insight from him.

His lineup of guests are always top notch, as he is well connected and respected. With so many different podcasts out there these days, the best guests are going to gravitate towards the most well respected hosts and Ferriss is at the top. Read his books, and listen to his podcast. You will learn something from him every time. He is that impactful.” – Hyung Park, President of Abraham Lincoln University

Great Comedy Podcast: The Bertcast

Bert Kreischer is a comedian that rose to fame through his partying ways while at Florida State University where he spent a better part of a decade. Bert was called the #1 party animal in the country by rolling stone during the 1990’s. He has continued his partying ways with incredibly impressive alcohol consumption feats as well as incredible physical accomplishments like running a marathon with very little training. The Bertcast covers current events of which Bert is uninformed at certain points and has a plethora of guests in the comedy world.

Much like his comedy Bert’s podcast is very story driven as he has been called one of the great storytellers in comedy. If you are looking for a podcast covering serious topics like that of politics or what is happening in the world, this might not be your top pick. If  you are looking for a lighthearted podcast that frequently has celebrities opening up about crazy or embarrassing moments then this podcast is for you. Bert delves into the world of being a parent to two daughters as well which he usually has a funny take on. Consider listening to the Bertcast as you might become a fan of Bert’s comedy which has its own unique style.

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast

Bill Burr is a comedian and while he has delved into acting as well as writing his own Netflix animated series, comedy is where he made his name. The Monday Morning podcast has been around for over a decade so Burr was on the cutting edge of use his podcast to market certain sponsor’s products as well as expand his personal brand. This podcast might not be appropriate for people under a certain age as the language Burr uses can be a bit intense.

Bill gives his usually hilarious take on current events whether it is talking about his beloved Boston sports teams or talking about the latest scandal. The one thing about Burr’s opinions is that they are usually based in logic but overly hilarious due to his cynical nature.

Burr has created a sense of community among the listeners as he doles out advice to listeners that write in daily. These questions range from new comedians trying to make a name for themselves and people asking Burr for advice in their romantic relationships. Again if you are going to write in to the Monday Morning Podcast you are going to be in for the brutal truth. You might have a girlfriend taking advantage and Burr will let you know how to deal with it as well as coat it with some colorful language. Listen to a clip or two of the podcast on YouTube to see if this is the type of content you look for weekly.

My Favorite Podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience

Joe Rogan is a comedian, former MMA competitor, current MMA announcer but most people know him as the guy who hosted Fear Factor. Rogan’s podcast covers a myriad of topics in a level headed manner with politics being discussed in a moderate realistic way. There is humor that comes into the podcast as Rogan is a comedian so he hosts some of the top comedians in the world regularly which makes for a spectacular podcast.

Rogan also discusses some of the most interesting topics with people like that of Elon Musk. Musk did partake in smoking marijuana which Rogan is a fan of to say the least with a public outcry on social media and on television. Their conversations delved into whether we are living in a simulation formed by a higher intelligence as well as other topics.

MMA does come up from time to time as Rogan discusses big fights approaching and has current as well as former fighters as his guests regularly. Rogan’s podcast can last up to 3 to 4 hours so there is no generic topic as each guest has something new to offer. For those that enjoy really thinking about the world around them and have an array of interests this podcast is a must listen.

Why Your Business Should Think Of Creating a Weekly Podcast

Content marketing can be done in a variety of forms like that of articles, videos, and the most natural form of content the podcast. It is essential for businesses to leverage this form of content as not doing so can alienate a segment of the population the simply enjoys the content via podcast. The amount of engagement with a podcast can be immense especially if a custom hashtag is used to comment or ask questions about the topics being discussed. This can lead to weekly listeners and even help improve customer loyalty if they listen weekly. People often times listen to their favorite podcast on their commute or with a cup of coffee starting their day.

This does not mean to try to wing the podcast but rather write down some talking points to discuss with the others involved in the podcast. Sparking conversation about industry topics or even things in the news impacting business is wise. Making the company podcast one of the top podcasts in the industry can also establish a company as a thought leader in their specific niche. This allows a deep conversation on a specific topic and the depth of the topic being discussed would take thousands of words written to convey the same message.

If your company does not have a podcast start drafting some material for talking points. Do not get discouraged if there are not many listeners in the beginning as quality podcasts can catch the eye of consumers quite quickly. Start podcasting in the near future to expand the company’s marketing reach.

My favorite Humor Podcast is:

If you like humor, you probably love comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Brian Regan as much (or more) as I do. I’m also a big fan of Russell from Ownage Pranks, a prank calls channel.

So, in the spirit of good clean comedy, I present to you my choice for the top humorous podcast of 2018:

The Improv Broadway Podcast

I have known the founder, Zach Atherton, for several years. In person, he’s not always ‘on’. But he’s the most laid back witty person I know. He’ll be chatting with you, and he’ll slip in some real good zingers and it will take a minute for my brain to catch up with his wit. I love talking with, and listening to him.