DreamGrow’s Ultimate List of the Best Business Podcasts

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It’s time to select our favorite business-related podcasts for 2019! We will be updating this list periodically but, for now, these are the BEST business podcasts to listen to when you’re driving to work or getting ready in the morning!

We selected our favorites in each category (listed below) and asked the show-runners a few questions! Want to know how they got into podcasting? Or what advice they would give to people looking to start their own show? Or do you just want to know who the hardest working, smartest-talking podcasters are today? Read on.

They have come a long way since hitting the mainstream in 2004, and the variety of shows keeps growing, particularly in the realm of business. Our categories include:

Leadership

Marketing

E-commerce

SaaS

Investment

Startups

and Podcasts That Refuse to be Defined…

There are no winners and losers here, just some great shows to keep you informed and entertained. If you would like to be considered for any of our updates, do contact us on [email protected] so we can listen in and give our verdict.

Without any further ado, let’s get started:

Best Leadership Podcasts 2019


best leadership and management podcasts 2019

Shows about leadership are second only to marketing in sheer numbers. Even people uninterested in business stumble across the occasional self-help style show that promises to make them rich fast.

For this reason, we had to sift through a lot of trash, but what we found was worth the effort. In fact, we were unable to stick to just three suggestions so we threw in some extras for good measure!

1. The Foundr Podcast – Nathan Chan

Nathan always gets the most exciting guests, and his show is a hotbed of insider tips and entrepreneurial insights. After building up the Foundr magazine from scratch and seeing first hand what it takes to build a 7-figure business, he decided to start the Foundr podcast. We emailed him a few questions to see what made him tick.

DG: Why did you start your show?

NC:  I started the podcast because we were interviewing some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation for our magazine, and thought we were doing our audience a disservice by not sharing the audio interviews!
I also wanted to showcase a unique perspective from someone who is learning what it takes to build and grow a successful business with Foundr, and use the opportunity from publishing a magazine to get in touch with hard to reach founders and ask the questions that many aspiring and novice stage founders want answers to.
DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

NC: Consistency is everything. If you want to start a podcast be prepared to not get traction for a good 1-2 years. Try and do something different also, not the same as everyone else.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

NC: There are so many to choose from that are favorites, if I could give 5, I recommend:
https://foundr.com/mark-cuban/ – this was fascinating to hear Mark’s take on raising capital, thoughts on Uber, growth and hiring
https://foundr.com/steve-huffman-reddit/ – incredible to hear Reddit’s back story and how Steve is approaching community building going forward and how you should
https://foundr.com/gretta-rose-van-riel/ – crazy stories on using influencer marketing and social media to grow your business and develop brands
https://foundr.com/tony-robbins/ – super unique take on money and how to create wealth, many have said they have never heard Tony speak about the things we discussed on this episode
https://foundr.com/200th-episode-nathan-chan-foundr-ceo/ – the back story of where it all began and how it started, I’m interviewed by Dave our head of marketing (whom I met on the phone) really fun story
DG: Do let us know if you have any other shows you particularly like who it might be worth us shouting out too!
NC:
– How I built this
– Seeking Wisdom by Drift
– Masters of Scale

2. Millionaire Mindcast – Matt Aitchison

Billed as “A journey toward achieving your definition of a rich and fulfilling life”, Matt’s podcast has become increasingly popular. We caught up with him and this is what he had to say:

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

MA: I went to a millionaire mastermind when I was twenty-five thinking I was going to learn how to make more money and what I realized was that it wasn’t about making money.

All the millionaires in the room were having conversations and brainstorming around how they can continue to live like millionaires in all the other gardens of their life like their relationships, their health, their travel, their giving back, etc etc.

I had never been exposed to those kinds of high level and extremely valuable conversations before and I thought I was a pretty resourceful person. So, if I hadn’t been exposed to these kinds of people or conversations, how many others in the world hadn’t?

And if they were, how could that positively impact their lives and their mindset as they pursue leveling up in their life? That’s why I decided to interview millionaires that were not only successful financially, but were living like millionaires in others areas of their life as well. Hence the Millionaire Mindcast was born.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

MA: If you’re not going to commit to a podcast for at least 3-5 years, don’t do it. This is a marathon, not a sprint and you have to have a crockpot mentality, not a microwave mindset. The crockpot always takes longer to make the dish, but it’s always worth the wait and much better than the microwaved dish.

Study the podcast and interview styles/formats you like the most and add your own unique flavor. Lastly, stay curious and ask high-quality questions you and your audience will want the answers to. PS – Have fun 😉

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

MA: One of my favorite interviews is with Peter Sage, an early episode at the beginning of the podcast. 

DG: What other shows do you like?

MA: I love Ed Mylett and Andy Frisella personally.

3. The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Carey has designed this show to feel like you’re getting backstage access to top leaders. And with over 6 Million downloads, he is helping countless people get insights into how to be a better leader.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

CN: I’ve been a public speaker and author for a while, so I was often in settings with other leaders. I started my podcast because whenever I had great conversations with leaders—often in green rooms or over dinner—I’d leave the conversation thinking “I wish everyone could have heard that.”

So I just decided to try to recreate those conversations in a way that everyone could hear them. It’s been an amazing journey.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

CN: As strange as it sounds, do what interests you most. When I started my podcast, I was begging anyone I knew to be on it. But as it grew, I got approached by publishers and publicists to have authors and speakers on.

At first, it was flattering, but it quickly became overwhelming and I had a hard time saying no, even if I wasn’t sure about the subject. A good friend told me “Carey, if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it.” That was fantastic advice. I’ve let my own personal curiosity, interests and eclectic tastes dictate what we do and don’t do on the show, and it turns out hundreds of thousands of people a month come along for the ride.

The principle? If you’re interested in it, chances are someone else will be. And second, you’ll still love your show.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

CN: Sure…make me pick between my children… Try Episode 228. In it, Craig Groeshel talks honestly and openly about the pain all leaders experience even amidst crazy success. It’s powerful. He leads a rapidly growing church which over 70,000 people attend weekly in over 30 locations in multiple states, and his transparency is incredible.

DG: What other shows do you like?

CN: Some personal faves:

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
The Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis
Smart Passive Income, Pat Flynn
The Tim Ferris Show
The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
Building a Story Brand Podcast with Donald Miller

4. The LEADx Leadership Show – Kevin Kruse

Kevin, LEADx founder and CEO, interviews the world’s top leadership experts and business executives for their career advice and management tips.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

KK: Our 10-year mission is to spark 100 million new leaders around the world. The LEADx Leadership Show is one way we’re doing that.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

KK: Don’t overthink it. You can spend forever planning, and thinking of the format, and researching the right equipment. It’s not about the equipment. Some great shows are done by one person just speaking into their iPhone. Just do it and try to make it a bit better every single month.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

KK: #144 Two Words To Make You Instantly Irresistible with Dave Kerpen

DG: What other shows do you like?

KK: Dov Baron’s Leadership podcast is strong.

5. The Smart People Podcast – Chris Stemp and Jon Rojas

These guys are interested in “enhancing human connection and fostering personal growth” through conversation. They have a weekly podcast which is mostly interview-based. It’s a podcast for curious people who enjoy smart conversation at dinner parties.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

CS: Both me and my co-founder Jon had been great friends since we were 10. Straight out of college we both got jobs with huge corporations we hated it. The problem was, we had no idea what else we wanted to do. So, we quit our jobs, moved across the country to the mountains in Arizona with two other friends, and decided we would start a podcast to see what advice we could get from really smart people.

Essentially, the podcast was a way for us to convince some of the smartest people in the world to talk to us so that we could ask them for advice!

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

CS: Don’t let all of the details get in the way. Yes, you do need to think about structure, equipment, etc., but you can change over time. Just figure out the simplest way to get started and go do it; however, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

CS: With over 300 episodes, this is an impossible task. However, because I’m being forced, I would say a great one to start with would be episode 311 with James Clear. We cover everything from growing your online presence to improving your life by changing your habits. It shows off the breadth of the show with an emphasis on self-improvement! Regarding others I like, I’m a huge fan of Masters of Scale!

Best Marketing Podcasts 2019

There are too many marketing options to count, and it would be impossible to listen to them all. However, we have managed to pull out a few of our favorites and get the brains behind them to share some advice. Whether you’re an entrepreneur into social media, SEO, or growth hacking – there’s something for everyone.

1. Perpetual Traffic – Ralph Burns & Molly Pittman

Helping people understand lead gen through paid traffic is the driving force of this podcast. They cover a lot of ground and publish episodes weekly.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

MP: We started Perpetual Traffic as a resource for digital media buyers. This podcast is something we both wish we would’ve had when we first got started. We also wanted a resource for people to stay up to date on all of the changes that happen on Google, Facebook, etc. each month.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

MP: Start with helping people solve one problem in their business with your podcast, and it will be a success. We see a lot of general business shows on the market, which is great, but we believe ours was a success because it niched down to one topic… digital media buying.

There is a lot of noise in the business market, and if you can niche down and teach one subject you’re really knowledgeable about, you’ll build a tribe quickly.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

MP: Great question! If you’re looking to launch a podcast, check out “Episode 38: The 4-Step Podcast Launch Strategy” — it’ll give you a framework for getting started!

2. Growth Marketing Toolbox – Nicholas Scalice

In this podcast Nicholas Scalice interviews entrepreneurs, marketers, founders, creators, and marketing technologists. He unpacks the tools they use, giving his listeners actionable insights and lists of new toys to try.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

NS: I started Growth Marketing Toolbox because there were very few competitors that discussed marketing tools specifically. I wanted people to walk away with actionable tips and tool recommendations they could use right away.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

NS: As cliche as it sounds, “just do it!” I procrastinated forever before launching. Then one day I decided to just hit record and get going, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect. It’ll never be perfect. Just press record and put something out there.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

NS: The episode I did with George B Thomas on video marketing tools and tactics is really good and relevant to a lot of the trends with video today.

3. Marketing Over Coffee – John Wall & Christopher Penn

This show prides itself in covering both classic and new marketing methods. They publish new episodes on Thursdays and try to give you the tips you would only get in casual conversation outside of the workplace.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

JW: Remember you’re competing against NPR. Nobody wants to hear you read your white papers.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

JW: Pick from the hit list.

DG: What other shows do you like?

JW: Alec Baldwin is fantastic: https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/heresthething

Best E-commerce Podcasts 2019


This is a growing field. As more and more people turn towards e-commerce to make a living or supplement their income, more and more people discussing it online. Here are three great options that look at the world of E-commerce from slightly different angles.

1.  My Wife Quit Her Job – Steve Chou

This show is all about interviewing small business entrepreneurs who are doing well and want to share their story. The twist? They are all founders of bootstrapped businesses who are creating businesses as a means to improving their lifestyles. Steve speaks from experience, and his show is a treasure trove of useful information.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

SC: I actually started it so I could interview and meet other e-commerce entrepreneurs but it’s turned into a great lead gen for me as well.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

SC: Be prepared to stick with it for at least 2 years or more regardless of the number of downloads that you get.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

SC: I’m kind of partial to this one

2. Ecommerce Fuel – Andrew Youderian

Billed as “Tips, strategies and stories to help six and seven-figure store owners take their business to the next level.” Andrew also features on EcomCrew’s Podcast from time to time.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

AY: There weren’t many competitors talking about eCommerce from a 6 and 7 figure store owner perspective. So I wanted to add that to the mix online.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

AY: Less is more. A tight twenty-minute episode with good questions and good answers is much better than a mediocre sixty-minute interview.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

AY: Listen to this one on my findings from the 2018 State of the Merchant, a study about how independent sellers are doing today.

DG: What other shows do you like?

AY: I’d recommend reaching out to Mike and Dave from eComm Crew and to Steve from MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. Both are great options in the eComm space.

3. The Business Of Ecommerce Podcast – Charles Pallesch

Learn how to start, launch, and grow your e-commerce business. They post new episodes every week, each focusing on one concise topic.

DG: Why did you guys start your podcast?

CP: I love talking about e-commerce and learning more from other experts in the field!

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

CP: It takes time to grow an audience from scratch so make sure you’re in it for the long haul.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

CP: There’s been a ton of amazing guests but some of the more popular episodes are:

Episode 19: Finding Domestic Dropship Suppliers

Episode 36: How to Launch a High Growth Amazon Wholesale Business

Episode 39: Lessons from a $100M Amazon Seller

Episode 45: The Future of eCommerce Marketing with Jordan Gal of CartHook

4.  eCommerce Master Plan – Chloe Thomas

This business podcast is 30 minutes a week and it teaches you tips on acquiring new customers, what tools to use, and methods for saving time.

DG: Why did you guys start your podcast?

CT: I’ve always been privileged to have some fascinating conversations with retailers, hearing all about their business and what they’re up to. I wanted to be able to share the advice and lessons from these conversations with a wider audience – so that’s why I started the podcast.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

CT: Commit. To create a successful show takes a LOT of time, focus, effort, and commitment. You have to be ready to keep at it for a long time, keep providing great content for your audience, if you do that the rewards will come.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

CT: Tough question. Different listeners love different episodes depending on what relates to them… but a new one that’s packed full of advice is the interview with Steven Sashan of Xero Shoes (episode 188). And many listeners have said how much they enjoyed the interview with Sully from Bombtech Golf (episode 144).

Best SaaS Podcasts 2019

SaaS is the buzzword on everyone’s lips this year. Cloud-based software businesses are becoming the norm, and with this new normality, a wealth of new shows are emerging. These are keeping people informed of the movements in the SaaS market, sharing business news, and providing fascinating insights into how these companies are being built, and by whom. Below we have listed the best SaaS podcasts around.

1. Build Your SaaS – Jon Buda & Justin Jackson

In one of the more “meta” entries on this list, Jon and Justin talk about what they’ve learned building their own podcast platform (transistor.fm).

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

JJ: We knew when we created Transistor (a podcast hosting & analytics platform) that’d we’d also want to create our own show. I thought “Build your SaaS” would be a good topic because so many of us idealize the way companies like Basecamp were built, but it’s been 14 years since they launched! We wanted a fresh take on “what does it take to build a software company in 2018?” So every week, Jon and I hop on a call (as co-founders) and share our real-life experience.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

JJ: It has to be good. Your show needs to have something compelling, unique, or interesting about it every week. Don’t resort to boring, mass-produced, corporate-sounding content. Make sure the folks hosting the show are engaging. Make it interactive: have listeners contribute to the show through their feedback.

DG:  If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

JJ: Definitely “Your revenue forecast is wrong.” We got feedback from SaaS veterans like Des Traynor, Jason Cohen, Natalie Nagele on our revenue forecasts.

2. SaaS Marketing Insights – Paul Stephenson

Launched in February 2018, this show is hosted by the CEO and Founder of 47 Insights. He interviews SaaS founders, CEOs, marketers, and investors.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

PS: SaaS Marketers are often the unsung heroes of the software industry. I wanted to meet them, find out what more about what they did and the impact it had.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

PS: I have a lot of tips but my top one would is this: be consistent. Work out who your audience is and the format, and stick to it. If it’s a weekly show then make sure you produce an episode every week for at least a year. They’re like McDonald’s burgers. They don’t have to be the greatest but they do have to be consistent!

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

PS: Every episode is different. I would say listen to two or three before you make a decision on whether it’s for you.

3. The Official Saastr Podcast – Harry Stebbings & Jason Lemkin

Billed as “Interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics, and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS.” As one reviewer put it, “In 20 minutes you will get more information than any book, article, or class regarding sales, marketing, and product.” They release episodes weekly.

These guys seem very busy, but Harry Stebbings did shoot over an email saying  “I would recommend (listening to) 20VC too, that is my favorite (podcast) but I might be slightly biased!”

Best Investment Podcasts 2019

Best Investment Podcasts 2019

Investment advice has been a radio staple for decades, so it was only natural for investment shows to become popular. What marks out these is how they differ from the classic radio formula. Gone are the loud-mouthed shills instructing you to buy, buy buy!

The ones below provide honest and qualified advice, teeing you up for a measured and exciting investment journey.

1. The Meb Faber Show – Meb Faber

Meb Faber is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investments. He provides market insights, helping you to grow and preserve your wealth. He also interviews some of the world’s top investment professionals. The show is weekly and available on iTunes too.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

MF: Just get started! Also, make sure you focus on great sound quality. That’s one of the biggest turnoffs for listeners.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

MF: Start at #1 and listen to all 130!

DG: What shows do you particularly like?

MF: Masters in Biz, Animal Spirits, Invest Like the Best, Trend Following, Capital Allocators etc.

2. The Investors Podcast – Stig Brodersen

DG: Why did you start your show?

SB: We didn’t feel someone did stock investing for beginners. So we did it!

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

SB: Spend a lot of time editing! Seriously. Easily 7 hours per episode. You’ll spend 2x the time as everyone else, but get the 10x the effect!

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

SB: Our episode with billionaire Howard Marks. We study billionaires (also the tagline of the show)! 

3. Money For The Rest of Us – David Stein

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

DS:  I started because, after retiring as an institutional investment advisor, I missed the opportunity to teach individuals about money, investing and the economy.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

DS: Engage with your listeners by answering their emails. Listeners appreciate it and will then be willing to tell others about your show.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

DS: My content is evergreen so listeners can choose the topic that they find most interesting. Often new listeners will start back at Episode 1 and listen to all 200 plus episodes.

Best Startup Podcasts 2019Best startup podcasts

Anyone who has founded or worked in a startup knows how diverse the barriers to success can be. As the nature of startups changes and the digital world takes hold, one needs to keep in the know. The options below have been handpicked for their knowledgeable hosts and informative, accessible nature.

1. Entrepreneur On Fire – John Lee Dumas

This is personally my favorite business podcast and what got me into the habit in the first place.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

JLD: I started EOF to fill a void: there was no other business podcast interviewing successful entrepreneurs and telling their journey on a daily basis.

I loved listening to these types, but I would always run out of episodes to listen to since they were only being published weekly, sometimes less. So, I decided to be the change, and I created what I wanted to listen to.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

JLD: Know who your avatar is – your ONE perfect listener. This is the person you should be creating your show for, and once you know not just their demographics, but also their biggest struggles and pain points – in addition to their biggest dreams and aspirations – creating your podcast will be so much easier.

Any time you come to a fork in the road, where you ask yourself “should I go left or should I go right?” all you have to do is ask your avatar: What would they want?

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

JLD: My interview with Tony Robbins was a GREAT one! 

2. Nice Guys On Business – Doug Sandler

NGOB have recorded 800 episodes (approx) and have had about 2.5 million downloads in 175 countries. Doug Sandler is a nationally recognized speaker and a writer for Huffington Post.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

DS: Never let perfect be the enemy of done. If thinking about starting a podcast, just do it. Here is access to our “5 Ways To Make Money Podcasting” e-book.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

DS: Any of the D&S titled shows, since we do 5 episodes a week, these are the episodes we cut loose on and just have fun. THRIVE Loud is a great show as well….Lou Diamond is host, a good friend and an informative show as well.

3. Accelerate – Andy Paul

We debated whether to put this podcast in our Leadership category, where it would be well at home, but there’s just something about his podcast topics… Topics like ‘How Are You Different’ ‘How Your Morning Routine Inspires Your Day’ and ‘How To Work Through Conflicts Compassionately’ seem like crucial fodder for the emerging business owner.

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

AP: I started my podcast to help educate sales leaders and sellers about the state of the art in sales and business development.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

AP: Have a unique point of view. Don’t be afraid to be controversial and have strong opinions. Just be sure that you have the expertise to defend those points of view.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

AP: That’s a tough question. I love all my children. However, a good starting point could be Episode 528 with Jacco Van Der Kooij. Titled “How to Fix the Failing Sales Model.”

Podcasts that refuse to be defined:

Some of the most respected small business podcasts are ones that find and stake out an interesting niche, or manage to cover more ground than some of their competitors. Below you will see some emerging and establish podcasts that cover an interesting mix of business-related topics.

1. Inside LaunchStreet Podcast – Tamara Ghandour

A weekly “go-to” podcast for many people, this innovation-focused show is hosted by Tamara, a TED speaker and founder of GoToLaunchStreet.com. She also created the IQE Assesment, a tool “able to measure people’s natural innovation strengths”

DG: Why did you start your podcast?  

TG: I wanted to democratize innovation. To dispel the myth that being an innovator is for the select few. Inside LaunchStreet is my platform for bringing the keys to ignite innovation to everyday people like you and me. To bring interviews, stories, and tools directly to LaunchStreeters so they can unlock their ability to innovate, just like the incredible guests on our show.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

TG: Find a niche within a niche and serve it well. When a podcast is too broad, the audience doesn’t know what to go to you for. Specificity equals clarity, and that equals listens.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?  

TG: https://www.gotolaunchstreet.com/podcast/best-of-2018/ This is a “Best of” Episode where I pull clips from our 2018 interviews. It shows the type of innovators and insights you’ll gain on Inside LaunchStreet.

2. Upside – Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

“We sit firmly in between investments and startups – so we couldn’t be categorized in one or the other.”

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

JC: Eric and I started this podcast because we had a shared interest in startups, investing, and startup investing. We were interested in learning as much as we could about angel investing, and after reading Jason Calacanis’s book Angel, we thought, “Why not build a podcast around the angel investing process?”

So our typical episodes follow the three stages of an angel investor evaluating an investment opportunity: Research on the company;  Talking with the founder; Crystalizing thoughts around the opportunity in a deal memo.

Since that time, we’ve started speaking with investors and community builders on the show as well. We focus on the areas of the country (and world) that are in the fringes, from both a geographical sense and a subject matter perspective. But it’s all about our own journey of learning how to think like angel investors.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

JC: Understand who your audience is and why your podcast should exist for them. Podcasting is still early, but getting more saturated all the time — for your show to stand out, you need to understand who would listen to it and why they’d listen to it instead of others in the space. We have a finite amount of time we can dedicate to listening to anything, so you better have something remarkable from either an education or entertainment standpoint.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

JC: For a traditional episode, listen to our episode with Summersalt: For a traditional episode with a spin, listen to our VC-mashup episode with Ross Baird interviewing Concur.

3. The 100$ MBA – Omar Zenhom

This podcast is all about actionable advice. If you run a small business and want proper tips, not just success stories, this is the podcast for you!

DG: Why did you start your podcast?

OZ: We started The $100 MBA show because I wanted to help others avoid the mistakes I made in entrepreneurship. I also wanted to make use of my 13 years as a teacher, and a lesson based podcast was a perfect fit.

DG: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to start their own show?

OZ: 1,100+ episodes and 4.5 years later the best advice I can give is to keep consistent. Many have come and gone during our last 4.5 years, so stick to it and you’ll out last your competition.

DG: If you want to get someone hooked on your show, which episode should they listen to first?

OZ: I would say it depends on where you’re at in your business. We have episodes that can help no matter where you are at. Here’s an episode that was popular. It deals with making more profit instantly.

Wrapping Up

There it is: If you want to start your own business podcast, you have to be consistent, in a niche, and ready for the long haul. Do you have any you particularly like that you think should make our next edition of this list? Let us know.

This list is purely DreamGrow’s opinion. If you want us to listen to your podcast and give our verdict, then please email us on [email protected].