Business podcasts are a constantly growing resource, highly accessible to small business owners. Fortunately for photographers, they’re also one of the few practical activities that suit multitasking while editing!
As people in business, we’re all very different. And, as such, it’s interesting to hear the experiences of a range of people and businesses.
Gone are the days when podcasts existed purely for entertainment. Today, podcasts are a great learning resource, with a multitude of titles addressing a broad range of business topics. Some are conversational, some are story tellers, while others address the pure nuts and bolts of business and marketing. In short, there’s something for everyone no matter what you want to learn, how long you have, and your listening style.
There are numerous podcasts on the networks, so it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite business podcasts in 2020 to help you get started.
Top 7 Business Podcasts for 2020
- StartUp from Gimlet Media
- Lady Startup
- Foundr Podcast
- Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
- The Copyblogger
- The Accidental Creative
- The Science of Social Media from Buffer
These podcasts are by business people, for business people. They are marketers, entrepreneurs, people overseeing companies large and small. They share stories of success, failure, frustration, inspiration and more.
As the name suggests, StartUp is a podcast about starting businesses. Hosted by Alex Blumberg (formerly of This American Life) and Lisa Chow. Season 1 discusses the wins and losses Alex himself had in creating Gimlet Media (digital media company and podcast network) after leaving TAL.
Later seasons move on to cover many other business types and styles. The episodes are entertaining and engaging, delivered in a storytelling fashion. We recommend you start back at Season 1, Episode 1!
Lady Startup is a conversational podcast, by Mia Freedom (Mamamia Women’s Network), joined by a host of female entrepreneurs each episode. They discuss stories of business success and failure, often highlighting the importance of brand.
Mia is an Australian journalist, editor and publicist, and was a guest keynote speaker for Kelly Brown’s The Baby Summit conference in 2017.
Nathan Chan interviews some of the most successful business entrepreneurs in this weekly podcast series. They discuss strategies and processes which you can use to help build your own business.
Browse through their extensive archive of past episodes!
The title of this podcast may be familiar to you as one of Tim Ferris’ most recently published books. In his podcast of the same name, Tim shares tips for some of his favourite habits, routines and tactics.
The episodes are short, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, and handy to listen to as a break between tasks.
This weekly podcast discusses copywriting, mindset and many more areas which you can apply to your business and personal practices. Their shows include listener Q&As, interviews and more.
You can LISTEN NOW on iTunes, Spotify or directly through their website.
For over a decade, Todd Henry has been sharing interviews with artists and leaders, plus tips and inspiration for how to “thrive in life and work”.
Subscribe to The Accidental Creative to listen to two episodes each week.
The Science of Social Media is brought to you by the team behind Buffer software. This weekly podcast is filled with audience Q&As along with social media and branding tips.
How to Listen to Podcasts?
If you’re new to the world of podcasts, there are a number of ways to listen to your favourite business podcast. Many independent podcasters make their episodes available directly via their websites, before submitting them to the larger media networks such as Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, etc.
Apple’s iTunes hosts a huge range of podcasts. You can listen via web browser or the Podcasts app if available on your computer or mobile device. Spotify has recently begun hosting podcasts also, available wherever you listen to music on Spotify.
You’ll find many other Podcast Player apps by searching the app store relevant to your device. If you have virtual assistant, such as Siri or Google Home, try asking it to “play the latest episode of (podcast title)“.
Many podcasts are available for free, including those listed above. Some may also have paid options which allow you access to additional premium content.