If you replied to my email asking for your favorite podcasts for business entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives, founders, innovators, creators, visionaries, pioneers, movers, and shakers of all sorts—in that case, people just like you on this list–, thank you!
The list got so great that I couldn’t resist sharing your top 30 list. So I inserted a few of my own, too—a gold mine of ideas and inspiration.
With gratitude, enjoy!
Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian. Hosted by Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi from Gimlet.
My name is Jonathan Stark and I’m on a mission to rid the earth of hourly billing. I hope that Ditching Hourly will help achieve this, one listener at a time 🙂
The Business Of Authority
How to make a living while you’re making a difference. A weekly show for independent professionals who want to go from six-figures to seven while increasing their impact on the world.
The Sketchnote Army Podcast
A show where Mike Rohde interviews sketchnoters and visual thinkers to understand what makes them tick.
You Made it Weird
Everybody has secret weirdness, Pete Holmes gets comedians to share theirs.
A Change Mindset
Change can be uncomfortable, stressful, even downright frightening because our brains are wired to perceive change as a threat. But sometimes people push through the fear and face change head on. This podcast is about those people. Every two weeks, host Jun Love Young, CEO of ZUM Communications, introduces you to incredible change agents who’ve led extraordinary transformations in their life, their work, and the world. Their stories will inspire YOU to be the agent of change your life deserves.
Reframe To Create
The dream job is dead. So is the endless pursuit of productivity. Now it’s time to work in a completely new way that leaves you feeling purposeful, powerful and satisfied in all that you do. Learn how to set yourself apart by creating with your gifts, making a unique contribution, and finally getting paid to be you. To help you with this Joy Spencer, an experienced and certified Executive Leadership and Storytelling coach uses her C.R.E.A.T.E. framework to take you on your transformative work journey with reframes, tips, stories and guest interviews. You’ll never work the same way again after you develop your Signature Creation and StoryBrand.
The Agile Entrepreneurship Podcast
The Agile Entrepreneurship podcast is where the most successful entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurial journey. Ramesh Dontha interviews these successful business owners on why they started their businesses, what helped them succeed and what mistakes they made that they don’t want you to make.
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
This podcast is like the News is for current events but for the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. I report, review and analyze each episode with my good friend Garrett in an 45 minute breakdown. It helps us get the most out of Joe’s world class show. This is for any Rogan fan.
The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it’s like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you’re a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who’s hit a wall, we’re here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.
We study Billionaires
We interview and study famous financial billionaires including Warren Buffett and Howard Marks, and teach you what we learn and how you can apply their investment strategies in the stock market.
Pastor Mark Driscoll is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. He’s grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody. This channel features audio content from Mark Driscoll, including sermons and event teaching. Mark preaches about Jesus with a skillful mix of bold presentation, accessible teaching, and compassion for those who are hurting the most. For more great teaching resources visit markdriscoll.org
A conversation on the art of creative entrepreneurship with David C. Baker and Blair Enns.
How I Built This
Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. Order the How I Built This book at https://www.guyraz.com/
Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world. Our work, led by Host and Executive Editor Shankar Vedantam, is marked by a commitment to scientific and journalistic rigor, and a deep empathy for our guests and audience.
Join Arlene Dickinson for some candid conversations with some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs as they share stories about the highs and lows on their journey to success.
Under the Influence
Under the Influence gives listeners a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry. Join host and adman Terry O’Reilly for fascinating (and humorous) stories that connect the dots between pop culture, marketing and human nature.
A podcast exploring the emerging world of self-managing teams and progressive organisations. Hosted by Lisa Gill, each episode features a guest thought leader or practitioner offering a unique perspective on new and innovative ways of working.
The key to unlocking true courage is a choice. You get to choose how you show up in the world – whether you play it safe or you tap into your inner power to live your truth. In this podcast, Katie Tuite takes you on an exploration of what it takes and what it means to live with courage. You will hear ideas and stories from thinkers, rule breakers, leaders and artists that will change the way you view yourself and the world and that will dare you to take the reins of your life. Are you ready to saddle up?
Coaching for Leaders
Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 20 million downloads and the #1 search result for management on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at CoachingforLeaders.com
The Other Story
The Other Story is podcast about the stories we live by. Each episode, we will examine a dominant narrative in our society and ask how it came to be, how it might be changed, and the role the entertainment industry has played in reinforcing or deconstructing it.
The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.
We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago. Adweek’s “Best Branded Podcast” of 2020.
Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.
The TED Radio Hour
Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.
Brave New Work
What’s stopping us from doing the best work of our lives? It’s the way we work. Whether you’re building a startup or reinventing a global enterprise, every day is a battle between chaos and bureaucracy. But, what if there’s a third way? Aaron Dignan and Rodney Evans help teams all over the world discover a more adaptive and human way of working. Now it’s your turn. Each week, they’ll bring you a counterintuitive take on a common challenge at work—and you’ll hear from guests who have been there and found their way to something better. This isn’t business as usual. This is Brave New Work.