The 25 Best Business Podcasts for 2022

Jan 10, 2022

best podcasts for businessowners 2021

As an entrepreneur, chances are you’ve listened to a business podcast or two in the past.

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 on the various podcast apps. You can spend days searching for that perfect podcast before landing on one that’s truly 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

The $100 MBA podcast

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.

Spotify /  Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

2. Nerd Marketing

Having been featured by Inc. Magazine, Shopify, and Digital Marketer, the Nerd Marketing podcast vows to offer you clear, actionable marketing strategies to help grow your ecommerce business.

Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

3. Over the Wall with Rob LoCascio

Over the Wall with Rob LoCascio podcast

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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts 

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 special 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, WTF: What’s the Future? Is the podcast for you.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Stitcher

5. Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites 

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Invites podcast

Another podcast 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 will uplift and inspire you. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Stitcher

6. HBR IdeaCast

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 to the future of work, this podcast is for you. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts 

7. How I Built This

As the name implies, NPR’s How I Built This chronicles the genesis of the world’s best known companies.

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / NPR One 

8. The Backpack Show

The Backpack Show podcast

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 and business industries in the weekday morning show. 

If you’re the type of person who wants to build a habit of learning about business every day, The Backpack Show may be exactly what you need. 

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9. The Copywriter Club

The Copywriter Club podcast

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 about everything from work habits, to contract negotiations, to PR, to social media, to business success and failure in their weekly show. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Stitcher

10. The Jason and Scot Show

Another podcast 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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

11. The Social Media Marketing Talk Show

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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Stitcher

12. eCommerce Fuel

Another podcast for the ecommerce fanatic, 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?!

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

13. The Goal Digger Podcast

the Gold 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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

14. Entrepreneurs On Fire

Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast

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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

15. Playing For Keeps

Playing for Keeps is hosted by Repeat’s Director of Community, formerly Churn Buster’s Head of Growth and Community, and ecommerce retention specialist, Kristen LaFrance

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

16. Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business podcast

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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

17. Accidental Creative

One of the longest-running podcasts on our list, the Accidental Creative with Todd Henry has been providing weekly tips and interviews with top entrepreneurs, leaders, and artists since 2005.

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

18. The Marie Forleo Podcast

The Marie Forleo Podcast

The Marie Forleo Podcast is the audio version of MarieTV, the award-winning YouTube channel by Marie Forleo.

Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie has been inspiring budding entrepreneurs for over a decade. 

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.  

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

19. The Rachel Hollis Podcast

Hosted by another 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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

20. The Simple Business Show

he Rachel Hollis Podcast

The Simple Business Show, hosted by UK-based business expert Nesha Woolery, is geared towards small business entrepreneurs and service based business owners.

Nesha teaches listeners how to simplify their business (surprise, surprise), from marketing to  processes to project management, in an effort to reduce overwhelm. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

22. Business Made Simple

Business Made Simple podcast

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

23. Online Marketing Made Easy 

When you listen to Online Marketing Made Easy it’s like having a business mentor coming at you through 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. 

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

24. Lead to Win 

Lead to Win podcast

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.

Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Stitcher

25. Screw The Nine to Five

And last but not least, we end with another show focused on building an online business.

Featured in Forbes, Inc, Huffpost, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider, the Screw The Nine to Five podcast doesn’t mince words. 

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.

Google Podcasts / Stitcher

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 can be found for free through your favourite podcast app. 

All it takes is listening time and a hyper focus for podcast episodes covering the topics that matter most to you and your business. 

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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