As an entrepreneur, chances are you’ve listened to some of the best business podcasts out there. The list is always changing, however, so it’s good to search out new business shows often.
Podcasts are ideal for business owners because they’re free, can be listened to while you’re doing something else—like driving—and offer slews of inspiration and information.
How to find the best business podcasts
The most daunting part about finding a show is weeding through scores of options. For instance, you can spend days searching for that perfect podcast before landing on one that’s worth your listening time.
The good news is we’ve done the legwork for you.
After tuning in to many great shows and reading reviews from the world’s top entrepreneurial publications, we’ve narrowed down the list.
In no particular order, these are the business podcasts we recommend you listen to in 2022.
1. The $100 MBA Show
Awarded Best of iTunes in 2014, The $100 MBA Show is the type of podcast that offers practical real-world business lessons.
Host Omar Zenhom (@TheOmarZenhom) and industry expert guests share lessons, concepts, and examples from the business world—and they do it without self-promoting.
2. Nerd Marketing
3. Over the Wall with Rob LoCascio
With guests like Ryan Serhant, Reshma Saujani, Anthony Di Iorio, Suze Orman (who, incidentally, has her own finance podcast), Deepak Chopra, Melissa Bernstein, Tim Storey, Kara Goldin, and Marc Randolph, Over the Wall with Rob LoCascio is a podcast power-packed with industry’s biggest names.
4. WTF: What’s the Future?
WTF: What’s the Future? with host Brian Solis is a podcast dedicated to the evolution of technology and society. Brian and his guests share the stories driving tech innovation and discuss what these changes mean to our businesses and our lives.
If you’re looking for a show loaded with interviews with today’s most influential leaders and tech visionaries, this is the podcast for you.
5. Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites
Crammed with big name guests, Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites features episodes with founders, CEOs, and innovators in the world of business.
Plus, co-hosts Denise Silber and Philip Guarino, along with their remarkable guests, have conservations that uplift and inspire.
6. HBR IdeaCast
Yet another podcast graced with the Ivy League school’s name, HBR IdeaCast is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leaders in business and management.
For those who want their regular fix of discussion related to everything from inequality to the factors that influence business success, psychology, and the future of work, this podcast is for you.
7. How I Built This
Host Guy Raz captures the listeners attention by weaving a story about each episode’s featured innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists. Guy has even put out a book of the same name to help continue the journey offline.
8. The Backpack Show
The Backpack Show isn’t a podcast per say but rather a YouTube show.
Co-hosts Chris Brogan and Kerry O’Shea Gorgone interview guests from all walks of life. The touch up every business industry in their weekday morning show.
If you’re the type of person who wants to build a daily habit of learning about business, The Backpack Show may be exactly what you need.
9. The Copywriter Club
Copywriting is a huge part of business marketing, no doubt about it. The Copywriter Club podcast has you covered.
Through in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most accomplished copywriters and content strategists, co-hosts Kira Hug and Rob Marsh talk every week about everything from work habits to contract negotiations, PR to social media, business success to corporate failures.
10. The Jason and Scot Show
For those interested in ecommerce, The Jason and Scot Show offers conversations about the latest news and trends in the world of online shopping.
Join Canadian host Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and his American co-host, Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor, for their approachable and often funny iTunes Top Rated eCommerce Podcast.
11. The Social Media Marketing Talk Show
The Social Media Marketing Talk Show is about, you guessed it, social media marketing!
Hosted by Michael Stelzner, this podacast offers expert opinions, news, and trends about promoting your business through social media.
You can even watch the show live if that’s more your style.
12. eCommerce Fuel
A podcast for ecommerce fanatics, eCommerce Fuel explains everything you’ve ever wanted to know about developing, launching, and fueling a successful ecommerce business.
Host and eCommerce Fuel Founder, Andrew Youderian, serves up practical advice through weekly conversations with industry experts.
Expect a side of comic relief with this show as well—who said learning about ecommerce needed to be dull?!
13. The Goal Digger Podcast
The Goal Digger Podcast is the brainchild of Jenna Kutcher.
Known for her candidness about her entrepreneurial ride, Jenna brings a decade’s worth of business experience to her podcast. Her workshop-style show offers business and marketing advice, social media strategies, productivity tips, inspirational entrepreneurial stories, and guest interviews.
14. Entrepreneurs On Fire
Entrepreneurs On Fire is one of the longest-running and most listened-to podcasts on our list.
With over 100 million listens and 3000+ episodes, host John Lee Dumas fires up episodes on sales cycles, word of mouth marketing, personal branding, and finance.
15. Playing For Keeps
Kristen interviews experts from the top subscription-based businesses to learn how the best in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) biz attract and retain customers. If you’re growing a DTC business or if you’re interested in learning more about the sector, Playing for Keeps is for you.
16. Mind Your Business
Mind Your Business targets those who want to know the secret to business success.
James Wedmore, a successful online entrepreneur, takes a mindset approach to business. He offers goal setting strategies, challenges your limiting beliefs, and uses case studies to uncover the ways you may be sabotaging your business success.
17. Accidental Creative
Todd explores how to stay prolific, creative, and healthy in life and work. The author of several books on creativity, productivity, and work, he uses his show to interview artists, authors, and business leaders to get their tips and advice for how to live and work well.
18. The Marie Forleo Podcast
In her podcast, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, and fulfillment—and always with a heavy dose of comic relief.
19. The Rachel Hollis Podcast
Another example of a podcast hosted by a powerhouse female entrepreneur, The Rachel Hollis Podcast features candid interviews with top names in business, media, and lifestyle.
Hosted by New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hollis, this is the perfect podcast for any entrepreneur looking to find more joy and purpose in their life.
New episodes are released every Tuesday.
20. The Simple Business Show
Nesha teaches listeners how to simplify their business (surprise, surprise), from marketing to processes to project management, in an effort to reduce overwhelm.
21. The Jasmine Star Show
Another podcast named after its founder and host, The Jasmine Star Show explores what it means to turn an idea into a profitable business.
Law school dropout turned business strategist, Jasmine delivers her best business advice every week on the podcast.
Part business coaching session, part interview, The Jasmine Star Show offers tactical tips and step-by-step strategies to empower entrepreneurs.
22. Business Made Simple
Business Made Simple is all business.
Hosted by Donald Miller, the show promises to take the mystery out of growing your business.
Past guests have included none other than Seth Godin, Rachel Hollis (remember her from earlier in the list?), Patrick Lencioni, Daymond John, Ken Blanchard, Mel Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Scott Hamilton, Charles Duhigg, Daniel Pink, and many others.
23. Online Marketing Made Easy
When you listen to Online Marketing Made Easy it’s like having a business mentor in your earbuds.
Host and CEO Amy Porterfield Amy uses her top-ranked podcast to talk about all-things online business including digital courses, list building, social media, content creation, and webinars.
Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, have a side-business, or are looking to grow your existing small business we recommend this show.
24. Lead to Win
Join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and CEO Megan Hyatt Miller as they talk about how to combine current research and timeless wisdom to build a business with staying power.
From productivity to personal development, self-discipline to team leadership, Michael and Megan offer insights and tools you need to succeed at work and life on their podcast, Lead to Win.
25. Forget The Nine to Five
And last but not least, we end with another show focused on building an online business.
A weekly podcast featuring Interviews and inspiration for the entrepreneur, the show offers money, small business, and entrepreneurship tips, interviews, and laughs to help make the advice go down a little easier.
What we can learn from the best business podcasts
What can our list of the 25 best business podcasts teach you?
Answer: anything that you want to learn about business, digital marketing, financial, ecommerce, PR, and HR. All of these topics can be found for free through your favourite podcast app.
Dedicate listening time and focus on episodes covering the topics that matter to your business and we promise your time will be well-spent.
Start or grow your business podcast in 2022
We hope our list of the best business podcasts inspire you in 2022.
If you’re looking to grow your podcast, or if you’d like to start podcasting as a way to build your business, we can help.
Our Backbone Media Room is a modern, private, and quiet rental space perfect for content creators.
The room comes equipped with a professional-grade microphone, light ring, webcam, spacious desk, comfortable chair, and sleek, blank walls—perfect for video recording.
If you’re looking for an inspired mini recording studio to bring your vision to life, consider renting our media room. Come see it for yourself—book a tour today.
Until then, happy listening in 2022!
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