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Favorite Business Podcasts

Are you among the 21% of Americans who’ve listened to a podcast in the past month? Or are you among the half of the country not familiar with the term “podcasting?”

If you’re not listening, you’re missing out. And not just on pop-culture blockbusters like “Serial” and “Missing Richard Simmons,” but on business, marketing,  and productivity podcasts that can help you excel at work and beyond.

There are literally thousands of business podcasts to wade through. Here are some links and recommendations to get your started. 

Process Street has a great list of “The 31 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs & Startups.” It’s heavy on startups, tech, and entrepreneurship, but if that’s your thing, start here. 

The 24 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs In 2017” from Entrepreneur is also fairly start-up and tech heavy, but still worth a browse. 

Fast Company’s “8 Best Podcasts For Business-Savvy Listeners” is less focused on startups and more focused on everyday business operations.

Fortune has a list of “9 great business podcasts you should know” which is ideal for managers and business owners.

Three Recommended Podcasts

How I Built This” is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.” This podcast is as inspiring as it is informational.

Business Systems Explored” gets to the nitty gritty of growing a business with practical and actionable insights from top CEO’s, business owners, marketers and entrepreneurs.

There’s a good chance you already listen to “Freakonomics” – it’s an absurdly popular show. It’s not purely about business, but its explorations of the hidden and surprising side of human nature and economics can spark a new way of looking at everyday problems.

Bonus: the Harvard Business Review “Ideacast” is weighty – you will feel smarter and more connected to the world after listening to it. Check out their special “Best of” episode to get you started. 

If you have podcast recommendations, send them to We’ll round them up in a future newsletter.

As always, thanks for reading!

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