Top Business Podcasts To Listen In 2019

In the last years, the Podcast industry has boomed.

From San Diego to Shanghai we saw the rise of hundreds of podcasters.

In the US alone from 2008 to 2016 the podcast consumption grew at a double-digit rate, and it does not seem to stop.

What makes the podcast industry so amazing? Let’s dive into it!

What is a podcast

Simply put, a podcast is the on-demand version of the radio. In short, during the 80s you had to rush to listen to your favorite DJ speaking through the radio; nowadays you can listen to your favorite show at any time, anywhere, with a single finger’s tap.

Is it worth your time listening to a podcast

The most significant aspect of podcasting is the fact that you can listen to your favorite show while you are doing other things. On the other hand, you have to be careful about how you use this fantastic tool.

Although I do not recommend you multitask. There are certain situations in which, listening to a podcast while doing something else may enhance your productivity.

In short, specific activities do not get along with podcasting, while others do. The fundamental principle is to avoid those activities that use the same part of the brain than listening to a podcast requires.

In other words, it is essential to prevent those activities that require deep or full attention (such as reading). Therefore, the more action comes automatic, the better that is suited for listening podcasts.

Some examples?

  • walking
  • washing dishes
  • commuting
  • cleaning
  • at the gym (while on the treadmill)

If you need inspiration on when is a good time to listen to a podcast check out what other podcast lovers say on Quora.

On the other hand, I suggest a balance. Even though, those activities are “mindless” it is essential to use them to be practice mindfulness. Therefore, the 50/50 rule applies.

Thus, entirely focus on the mindless things you are doing for half the time. Use the other half of your time to listen to your favorite podcasts.

Now that we defined the best way to use this fantastic tool let’s see what the business podcasting world offers to you.

Our Top Selection

We are going to recommend a few podcasts that can enhance your business acumen. Also, for each show, we are going to suggest some good episodes. By the end of this article, you will have a list of podcasts you can listen thru for the whole year.

Digital Business Models Podcast

On this blog, I’ve covered business modeling and business models from any perspectives. I thought the time was right to launch a Digital Business Models Podcast. The aim is to give you the best resources when it comes to digital business modeling, in an audio format, that you can consume any time.

a16z Podcast

As reported on the official site “The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future — especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. Multiple episodes are released every week.”

This podcast is a must-have in your audio list, especially if you are a founder or you run a startup!

Some great episodes:

Akimbo A Podcast by Seth Godin

Seth Godin doesn’t need introductions. He launched a podcast called Akimbo. As Seth Godin explains “Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer’s bow. It’s become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference.”

This is The Podcast if you’re trying to make a difference with your product as it helps decode how cultures are created! We suggest going through all of the episodes!

Masters of Scale

Hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, former PayPal Mafia and author of Blitzscaling (I also put together the Blitzscaling business model innovation canvas) Masters of Scale is a resource you can’t miss.

Plenty of useful interviews with entrepreneurs masters of scaling business, this podcast is incredible!

Below some of the episodes we liked the most:

Marketing School 

Hosted by Neil Patel and Eric Siu, this podcast assembles a few essential pills for marketers. The format is quite interesting as in a short episode encapsulates the experiments those two marketers have been going on.

It’s is the most hands-down and practical podcast, which helps you to have actionable insights to grow your digital business.

Below some episodes we suggest:

The Hustle & Flowchart Podcast

The Hustle & Flowchart Podcast is one of the fastest-growing business podcasts on iTunes, with over 50,000 downloads per month. The podcast focuses on marketing tactics, step-by-step processes, unique business models, mindset, and everything in between.
Matt Wolfe and Joe Fier, the hosts of the show are incredibly smart marketers, with years of experience int testing any kind of marketing tactics and the show is very actionable. You will find many suggestions on how to launch, build and grow your business

Some of the episodes I loved:

Product Hunt Radio

Hosted by the homonym platform for growth marketers, entrepreneurs, and startuppers. It is another of those podcasts you can’t miss.
As this entered The Four-Week MBA podcast list recently, we’re suggesting you get on their page and start listening as many episodes to judge yourself what are the most relevant.

#SEOisAEO Digital Marketing Podcast

SEO is a key distribution channel for any kind of enterprise, be it digital or physical. Jason Barnard does an incredible job in inviting and interviewing the most interesting people in the digital marketing world when it comes to SEO and more. I had the honor to be interviewed by Jason on the podcast to discuss the Google Business Model. Below some suggested episodes:

The Startup Chat

Hosted by two serial entrepreneurs, this is another podcast that can help you during both hard times and times where you need to find a solution for your business. A few episodes we liked the most:


Stephen Dubner, the co-author (with economist Steven Levitt) of the most original economics book, Freakonomics, is also the author of the homonym podcast.

The uniqueness of this podcast stands in Dubner’s ability to address a major issue in the most entertaining way possible. Also, in many episodes, Dubner brings the economic theories to test them in the real world.

If you want to develop a real understanding of economics, away from the sterile world of academia, this podcast must be added to your library!

Below some episodes we highly recommend,

The Smart Passive Income

In Business Mastery | Five Must-Read Business Books in 2017 Pat Flynn’s book, Will it Fly was recommended as one of the best business books to read in 2017.

In addition to that, Pat Flynn’s podcast, The Smart Passive Income is an endless stream of invaluable resources that can help you boost your business and bring it to the next level!

Below some episodes we highly recommend,


John Lee Dumas, the founder & host of EOFire (Entrepreneur On Fire), is among, the most successful podcasters in the world.

Among his most successful enterprises, there is The Freedom Journal, a tool that helps you to set, implement and achieve any goal within 100 days!

With a total gross income of almost $2.5mln for 2016,  you can understand the level of success that John Lee Dumas reached in only a few years.

As you can imagine, he attributes part of his success to his ability to set, implement, and track his goals.

Dumas’ podcast is the manna for aspiring businesspeople.

Below some episodes we highly recommend,

The James Altucher Show

When I first started to write, I needed someone that I could use as the source of inspiration. Although reading the classics helped me a lot, there is one person that I believe has an amazing story-telling ability, and that is James Altucher.

Not only I find his writing skills superb; this man also put together a podcast series, where he interviews many incredible people.

What sets James Altucher (pronounced as he specifies “James I’ll touch her” but very fast) apart is the ability to talk about his life’s failures like none in the business world.

Saying that his life has been a mess is a euphemism (he made and lost millions several times), yet he tells it outspokenly, and he is now more successful than ever!

Below some episodes we highly recommend,

The Tim Ferris Show

In this blog, the name “Tim Ferris” showed up in many articles (from Solopreneurship 101: Finding Your Muse a La Tim Ferris (How to Find Your Business Muse in Three Easy Steps) to MBA or Start-Up? The three variables to take into account).

Therefore, Ferris does not need any presentation. His show is among the most useful in the world for a few reasons.

First, Tim Ferris tests everything he does. In other words, when he gives you the advice; you can expect it to be real.

Second, his podcasts span across several disciplines; from business to dieting, there is a broad range of resources that Tim Ferris makes available to his audience.

Third, there are few people in the world with his ability to deconstruct world-class performers’ routines, and habits and make them available to you! It is a podcast you must have in your library!

Below some episodes we highly recommend,

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4 thoughts on “Top Business Podcasts To Listen In 2019”

  1. The Smart Passive Income Podcast, Tim Ferriss Show, and EOFire are definitely some of my favorites! How i Built This is also another favorite. Hoping one day to have my podcast be mentioned as well! 🙂

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