Every day while I am driving, or shopping, or cooking, or whatever I happen to be doing, I love to learn. If it’s not a book, I have my ear buds in listening to a podcast from a business professional like myself. Since I know that listening to them helps me to learn and grow, I decided to share my favorite ones with you so that you can grow, too.
We will be adding to this list weekly, so be sure to check back often to see which ones we have added.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur
by Natalie Sisson
She’s from New Zealand, but she spends her time traveling the world, operating her business from wherever she is in the world. Now you don’t need to travel.
It’s nice to hear. But what that means is that she operates from not an office. She operates online. She uses free tools, easy tools to manage her business and make money.
In the Loop with Andy Andrews
by Andy Andrews
They have a lot of listeners and what he does is he answers readers questions.
I love it when they are dealing with real life scenarios with customers real life examples and problems. Be sure and look them up, listen and give them a rating.
The Cliff Ravenscraft Show
by Cliff Ravenscraft
Now Cliff Ravenscraft is known as the Podcast Answer Man. He has been around in podcast since 2005. I didn’t even know podcast were around in 2005.
He has made over 3 and a half thousand shows. He was the expert when people like John Lee Dumas and Michael Hyatt and Patt Flynn started and they needed an expert when there weren’t any.
Six Pixels of Seperation
by Mitch Joel
But when I last looked, it’s a weekly podcast. It is excellent. It’s one of the originals. It’s been brilliant from the start. It’s on episode 500 odd. It’s done every week.
So workout how long he’s been around. Really is fabulous. Great interviews. Extreme high production. Well worth your time.
The Disruptive Entrepreneur
by Rob Moore
If you want a boring comfortable safe existence, where you’re never challenged and you slowly rot away amid all the negativity existing, rather than truly living then shut this podcast down. You have so much to give and this is what Rob does. He is disruptive, he is successful, and he is good.
by Cranberry Radio
It has been around for years. It is extremely good and they keep it simple. It is for beginners and has so much great information. It is fantastic advice and everyone — seasoned and newbie SEO users can benefit from listening to it.
Profit Power Pursuit
by Tara Gentile
It is excellent. She interviews people who have created. Now there are all methods of being creative. Can be from software to artistic to anything. This is once a week, around 50 minutes. They are quite quality interviews and guests are superb. You will love it.
by Sophia Amoruso
She has wonderful guests because they are great. She has had Courtney Love on and she has amazing contacts and fantastic guests. I recommend you listen to her. Women have a different perspective on things and I think you will thoroughly enjoy it.
by Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman
They have a website at www.manager-tools.com. But it’s by a couple of gentlemen, Mike Auzenne and Mark Horstman. I’m not sure if that’s how you pronounce it, but it’s clever. They are roughly 30 minutes, and they have, quite often have series. So there is one about how to scan, how to go through resumes and things. And that was in, I think a series of 5.
by Ken Coleman
They take lessons from top authors, Simon Sinek and people like that in Gary Vaynerchuck. And they discuss them.
Its once a week. It’s about 40 to 50 minutes. It’s very very well done, and very very interesting. I strongly recommend the EntreLeadership Podcast.
by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon
But they have a good rapport, they don’t sound forced, they sound like genuinely good friends, they have a smooth style, very easy listening to.
And the other ones they have are mini sodes, do they call them like episodes? Which are little short ones which are sort of eight minutes, the longer ones, thirty, forty minutes, the short ones, five to eight minutes, something like that. But it’s well worth a look.
by Michael O’Neal
This show is about watching them put their pants on. Nominated As “Best New Show of 2013” by Stitcher Radio, Our range of guests takes us from comedy, to acting, to the NFL, to UFC and MMA, to Top Music Stars, to Millionaires, to Business Experts, to Real Estate moguls, and everything in between.
New Media Europe Show
by Isabella Russel
Today I am recommending Isabella Russel’s ‘New Media Europe Show’, alright. It is British. She is great and her husband Mike Russel, they run a fantastic business.
This weekend, I’m actually going and I ought to know. I’m staying there. I was interviewed on this, by the way.
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Podcast
by Standford University
What they do is they put on seminars and they invite entrepreneurial thought leaders in. and they give a talk.
So it’s like a longer version of a Ted Talk. But they are interesting. They are fascinating.
The Advanced Selling Podcast
by Bill Caskey and Brian Neil
Now they are business-to-business sales trainers, they have been training sales people for like twenty years and they just talk about their strategies, framework for selling processes, their tips, their tricks and everything they use, it’s fascinating stuff and there is something to learn.
by Yaro Starak
Yaro is a very likeable guy. He is Canadian, but spent much of his time in Australia (so a lot of people think he is Australian).
He has gone through an entrepreneurial journey. He is a very well known blogger. He has detailed everything he has done and learned and how you can do the same.
Mind Your Business Podcast
by James Wedmore
He bases this off of his own experiences building his sales to over $1 million. He has videos, he has podcasts, etc. He even hates being on camera, but he built his business on something such as this.
He is a great guy so go look him up and have a listen.
Ted Talks Podcast
by Various Entrepreneurs
You can look up The TED Talks podcast, they are both ten, fifteen minutes and they are one person and they are always an inspirational speech. If you also want to learn how to give a speech, they are fantastic way of learning.
Internet Business Mastery
by Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden
It is generally for beginners in their business who are just starting up.
It runs about 30-40 minutes and they have a lot of great advice.
It’s good solid information. I have never heard a bad one yet. I recommend it.
Tropical MBA Podcast
by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen
Tropical MBA is similar to Corbet Barr’s we mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Its location independent, so as you can imagine people all over the world.
They are not tight on the office or anything but they’ve built a business so they interview people who built a business but quite often they have more than money as the reason for starting their business.
by Srini Rao
Now very simple, it’s just describe in their description as TED Talks meets Oprah.
And it’s very candid chat, it’s not bunch of questions, the guy is a proper interviewer, very confident.
He’s like I said, he’s been around for ages.
He gets very very interesting talks out of some very very top people.
Lifestyle Business Weekly
by Corbett Barr
Now Corbett is great, he’s been around a long time. Very very generous with his information. That’s one of the reasons that makes him so popular.
But he also has a blog at www.corbettbarr.com. He also has got the Fizzle podcast, but he has got his own and it’s ‘Lifetime Business Weekly’ and as you can imagine, its weekly.
The Influencer Economy
by Ryan Williams
A one-on-one interview podcast that explores the world of influence, social media, and people building revolutionary ideas online. Listeners can learn from guests who make-up the elite class of influencers, a group comprised of creators, entrepreneurs and writers.
Biz Women Rock
by Katie Krimitsos
She interviews successful women of all types, so ones that you’ve probably never heard of and they go through story of what they have learned, what they have got wrong and everything.
But she’s very excitable and she recently won an award in John Lee Dumas’ Podcaster’s Paradise
HBR Idea Cast
by Harvard Business Review
The podcast is weekly, about 10 to 20 minutes and they get insights from people who feature on the Harvard Business Review, they discuss ideas and in depth things.
This is a big organization, they have like two or three million followers on Twitter, massive subscriber base but they have great offers, great interviews.
The Model Health Show
by Shawn Stevenson
Listen to his voice, and ladies, try not to look at his body. If you want to feel bad about not having a six-pack, look at pictures of him. It’s like, Shaun T, the Insanity guy, he’s fantastic.
But listen to what he says, his voice is soothing and very authoritative, you will trust him as a great example of how to speak confidently, how to know the absolute ins and outs of your niche.
The Amazing Seller
by Scott Voelker
Now Scott sells on Amazon and he does fulfilled by Amazon, Amazon FBA. I have a friend Eric who does his entire business that way and he’s brilliant at it, but Scott tells you how he does it, what he’s learned, brilliant, very, very, very popular podcast, I recommend it.
Off the Charts
by Natalie Lussier
She has some great podcasts and has great experience.
She publishes one every couple of days and they range from 3-10 minutes along. Be sure to check out her blog too.
She started from nothing and grew her business to a wonderful size. She is wonderful. Go check her out!
Mechanic to Millionaire
by Dave McArthur
His podcast, it’s absolutely fascinating. He does it with his wife and every episode I’ve listened to has his wife.
But he is very humble, and much of his information is inspiring. So he explains the things he reads the things he listens to, to be inspired.
Startups for the Rest of Us
by Rob Walling and Mike Taber
These guys talk very fast by the way, I actually thought I had it sped up, but it wasn’t, they just talk fast.
Now the reason I’m saying it’s different and mix it up is because they are in the software world and startups they are talking about startup software companies.
School of Greatness
by Lewis Howes
If you’re not in my world and you haven’t heard of Lewis Howes, the guy is great. I first met Lewis years ago. Not only is he genuinely good, but he’s the archetypal Internet Marketer done good.
He was an American professional footballer in arena football, but he got injured, he ended up on his sister’s couch, and he laid around for a while.
During that time, he discovered that he’s good at LinkedIn, then he built a reputation and became a master connector; he is someone who is just destined to be great.
Duct Tape Marketing
by John Jantsch
This podcast has been around forever. He has marketing system and it is fantastic.
He writes great books and he is very professional. He knows great people. So he gets to interview top authors when they’ve got new books coming out.
Which I think is a fantastic way of interviewing people.
by Jamie Tardy
She has been podcasting forever. People such as John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur on Fire who is one of the most popular on the planet, started by being mentored by Jamie Tardy.
She has been around a while. She is brilliant. Now, what she describes in Eventual Millionaire is this — she interviews people who know they are going to be an eventual millionaire in their business.
They’ve put a whole load of podcasts up — whole digital challenge. Fantastic. But this one is from Jerod Morris and Damian Farnworth.
And quite simply they are marketing experts and they answer your questions about copywriting, content marketing, email marketing, conversion, all that kind of stuff.
Reach Your Goals
by Hal Elrod
I’m going to recommend that you listen to Hal Elrod in his “Achieve Your Goals” podcasts, it is very good.
A lot of it is just him talking. Quite often he has guests, and when he has guests they are excellent.
Now Hal is also a type of person you can listen to, he sounds good fun. He is, if you recognize the name, because he is the writer of “The Miracle Morning”.
by Cliff Ravenscraft
He has been doing this so long that his podcast, which comes out once a week, is on episode like 417 when I last looked, and that’s weekly, that means he’s been doing it for years.
His website is podcastanswerman.com, he knows everything about it, but he’s a successful online marketer, he works for himself, he’s built a business, built a reputation, is an expert and the reason I know he’s an expert is because he tells me he’s an expert.
by James Schramko
He is a lovely bloke. He records more than one podcast, but the one we are talking about today is his main one.
If you have ever wanted to know how to become an internet marketer, James is one of the very very best out there.
Of all the Internet marketers out there, he is one of the most genuine and honest. He practices what he preaches.
by David Bain
The guy is from Scotland and has a lovely accent — a Scottish accent you can understand. His show runs about 30 minutes and he has been doing them for a while now.
His podcasts are great. He interviews people and he has a different take on his radio show than most.
by Andrew Warner
It’s one of the original interview shows by the interview experts and you learn from how they got to where they are and what they do.
Now they do have a premium paid site where some of these experts have created lessons to teach what they do, which is a fantastic concept. Look up Mixergy in iTunes.
Small Business Elevation
by Rob Smith and Leon Streete
Rob Smith and Leon Streete make up Small Business Elevation. They do great interviews with people, are funny and infectious and really make you want to learn.
I listened to a podcast of theirs recently and I learned all about how to put on a successful event, so look them up and have a listen. You will love them
All the Social Ladies
by Carrie Kerpen
Now if you’re thinking, oh that name sounds familiar, is because Carrie is the wife of Dave Kerpen of Likeable Social Media. I think their business is Likeable Media, likeablemedia.com probably but just look up Likeable Media, you’ll find she is the CEO and because of that she knows some fantastic ladies and people in general in Social Media and she interviews top guests.
by Farnoosh Torabi
Now she is, I can tell you, an award-winning financial strategist and T.V. host and bestselling author.
But what she does is she interviews well-known people and online people, but she learns about their financial philosophies, their wins, their failures and their habits, what makes them successful so not from the marketing perspective but from the financial perspective.
The Rory Vaden Show
by Rory Vaden
He has written some books. He writes about procrastination. One of his famous books is Take the Stairs, I think. I haven’t read it yet, although it is on my list to read.
He is sharp, he is witty, he is on the ball, he knows what he is doing and he’s been around and he looks ridiculously young which is quite annoying to me, but he’s good.
Tim Ferriss Show
by Tim Ferriss
If you have not heard of Tim Ferris, can I ask you, where have you been?
We have recommended him here before, especially his book, The 4 Hour Work Week. He describes himself as a human guinea pig, but his podcast is different that most of the other podcasts I recommend because quite often they are longer.
I have met Tim and let me tell you, he is a genius. His podcasts sometimes go on for 3 hours, and guess what? People listen for the whole time.
Agents of Change
by Rich Brooks
Rich covers all things online, so he will cover marketing, websites, SEO advertising, things like that. But Rich sounds like a lovely bloke.
The thing I like is he interviews people. He sounds like just an ordinary guy. He sounds genuine, believable, no hype, no pressure, no nothing. When he interviews people, he just has a nice chit chat with them but he gets great information, so that is worth it.
48 Days Podcast
by Dan Miller
Dan has been around for a while with his 48 Day Podcast. His statement is — 48 days to the work you love.
He treats his podcast as an internet show, and that is what podcasting is. A podcast is simply internet radio, which is radio on demand.
Dan has fantastic advice, and a lot of it is for career building.
Become a ProBlogger
by Darren Rowse
Darren is just brilliant. Now, he is late to the podcasting scene, however, his site, problogger.net is one of the most famous blogging sites out there. It is one of the original sites available.
It gets like a million visitors a month.
Now, his main love is Digital Photography School. This site gets like 7 million visitors per month, so it’s safe to say that Darren Rowse knows what he is doing.
The Craft of Marketing
by Seth Price
Seth has obviously been around for a while in the marketing and presentation game. And because he’s a presenter, he stands on stage.
He’s given numerous talks over his lifetime. He’s a very good broadcaster. But due to the respect he has in the trade, he has some fantastic guests. Some of the guests I’ve heard, interviewed many many times and in fact some of them have their own podcasts.
The Art of Paid Traffic
by Rick Mulready
Now this is a podcast by Rick Mulready. Rick is a great bloke. One of the things I like about Rick is he loves to learn. And he covers everything.
So recently, he had James Franco, covering Content Marketing, which is pretty much the opposite to paid traffic because James doesn’t spend any money to get his. He has a content marketing system and generates it all in a particular way, which he explained.
The $100 MBA Show
by Omar Zenhom
Omar does the podcast with his partner Nicole, and they do it on camera and everything. He is a super fun guy to listen to. He does his podcast 7 days a week. He does question and answer sessions and has been doing this a lot longer than I have.
The podcast is based off of his website, where you pay $100 for a one-hour course that teaches you all you need to know about running your business.
My Wife Quit Her Job
by Steve Chou
When his wife got pregnant, they decide that they don’t want to have their high paid job anymore. She didn’t want to go back to work. So, they decided to start a business from home.
They built an e-commerce thing. They actually sell linen. They sell wedding handkerchiefs. Steve now teaches people how to build an online e-commerce store, excellent business.
by Tim Paige
Tim Paige has been around for a long time. He actually does voice overs, and he is the voice over for many of the very, very famous podcast but his voice is very easy to listen to, but he is a smart guy. He has been around for a long time.
by Bill Guthrie
Bill infuses excellent guess in all areas of entrepreneurship and online business. Bill’s been around for a long time, he knows some good people he has some great guess, but a thing I like about Bill, he knows what he’s talking about.
That makes a huge difference when he’s talking and interviewing the guest, cause he understands what they’re talking about and you can ask him more in depth questions instead of having to be scripted like some of the, uh uh uh, yawn yawn ones.
by Mike Vardy
This podcast is all about productivity and is recommended to me by Claire — one of the ladies on my staff. It’s very very good! He has a great style of delivery he obviously knows his stuff and he has fantastic advice on how to get things done.
Social Zoom Factor
by Pam Moore
Pam’s podcast is kind of like mine, it’s almost short based, around 10 minutes to sometimes half an hour.
All vary, but all to do with marketing applicable tips, how to use things… I was listening to one the other day and all about triberr.com how she uses it, how it works for her, I wanted to hear, I wanted to hear from an expert, she’s great.
Smart Passive Income
by Pat Flynn
This is one of the most popular podcast in the whole of iTunes on business. Pat learns how to do stuff in the business and then he applies it. The great thing with Pat is he is very humble.
He admits his mistake so he is brilliant on online business, but he gets guests and they explain how something needs to be done.
They interview top people and they ask the right questions and they get the right answers.Marketing Smarts is a wonderful podcast. It began a long time ago, and it is very professionally done.
I think their site said, joins 600,000 other marketers so, good stuff.
The James Altucher Show
by James Altucher
This is one of my favorite podcasts. James is great. He is so honest. He is kind of weird in a weird, nice kind of way. If you listen to his voice, I can’t explain it but there’s something about his voice that is kind of strange. But he is a top writer and he is renowned. He gets extremely high quality guests and he asks some different type of questions than anyone else has asked and gets different types of answers.
Entrepreneur on Fire
by John Lee Dumas
John interviews top people but from all walks of life. He uses a similar format every single time, and ask similar questions that he actually elicits great answers out of them.
Now, if people don’t give good enough answer he drills them until they give them a better answer and he forces it out of them so he does well.
No matter how far or how famous the people are he goes for it.
This is Your Life
by Michael Hyatt
Micheal does the podcast with a lady named Michele. Michele kind of asks some questions.She works with him. She asks questions and he explains; but Michael is a very effective marketer.
He does things that work. He does it very effectively. His podcast runs about 30 minutes. I guarantee you will like it.
Online Marketing Made Easy
by Amy Porterfield
This is one of the best quality marketing podcast I know because of the information she shares. She quite often interviews other people and gets a lesson from someone else. You will learn something from her. All of her posts are made up of her marketing podcast episodes.
by Brian Clark
This podcast covers all the realms of marketing. Now, this includes how to write headlines, how to design content. They cover how to do writing, how to do marketing. How to make a podcast. How to do content marketing. How to make video.
They got every aspect covered. Of course, Rainmaker and the Copyblogger people are very talented. Brian Clark is even on there.
WOW Small Business
by Bryan Orr
The great thing about Bryan is he is kind of like me. He runs an HVAC company, heats and ventilation, air-conditioning company, in Florida. He is very successful, but he loves marketing and he teaches.
He’s got a couple other websites alongside which you’ll find from his podcast. He interviews people, he interviews business people. They’re generally 25-30 minutes but he teaches what he’s learned. And of course, that’s what I do, so how could I not like Bryan?
The SMM Happy Hour
by Dawn Marrs Ortiz and Traci Reuter
These ladies specifically concentrate on the latest things that are working for them in social media. I like it, they have fun. They seem to work well together. It’s fun, it’s nice, it’s going to liven up your day.
by Bob Knorpp
Bob has a really high reputation and gets great guests to come on and it’s enjoyable. It’s fun. They always have fun. They talk about modern marketing, social media and all the things that we’re interested in.
It’s very relaxing. Sometimes we need to, while we are learning, to just relax a bit.
by Ryan Hanley
Ryan does a lot of interviews with experts in the content marketing sphere. He interviews people with good books. He’s a very clever guy, knows his stuff and also has really good experts. So Ryan’s of a level where people want to get on his show.
A worthy podcast and that may give you ideas for what you could podcast about because he gives you ways that you can win the war for attention.
by Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves and Caleb Wojcik
These guys teach entrepreneurs how to get on online. They have a lot of things going on at their website. It is a membership site, but the are pretty funny. They are from the USA and they’ve been around for a while. Their podcast is really enjoyable.
Marketing Over Coffee
by John Wall & Christopher Penn
This podcast has been going on for a quite a while and its very famous. Their chats last about half an hour or so are based on current modern marketing techniques, like what’s going on, what works, what they do, etc. Don’t forget these guys really are in the trenches.
The New Business Podcast
by Chris Ducker
Chris is a very experienced entrepreneur, runs an outsourcing center amongst other things and has mentored many and master-minded many.
He talks in his new business podcast about his entrepreneurial journey and how he has gotten there, how he learned, how he developed systems, how he developed outsourcing because he almost comes from stress from overworking. That will resonate with a few.
The Engaging Brand
by Anna Farmery
The great thing about Anna is, as far as I can figure, she’s been podcasting since somewhere around 2007. She has been around a while and knows a lot. She has great guests and she bases her marketing on using social media.
Anna used to work in the corporate world and comes from a financial background, but she is an expert with social. She is very successful and very popular.
Social Media Marketing
by Michael Stelzner
Michael interviews experts in the social media space and, as social media changes so often, it’s difficult to keep up. Mike interviews people who do keep up! It’s their job to tell us. It’s great.
I learn stuff every single time. There’s always a new tactic that is going to improve your marketing. And it’s not hyped; it’s all good stuff. A lot of large companies use their advice.
Ask GaryVee Show
by Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the greatest social-media-for-business experts around. He’s an early adopter of pretty much any social media platform.
Gary really does know what he’s talking about. In fact, he’s written a book or three on it. Read his books, watch his podcasts, it’s great.
Ray Edwards Show
by Ray Edwards
Ray Edwards has been around for a long time. He’s very nice. He has a lot of experience. He presents well, has different lengths of podcast and puts episodes out roughly once a week, sometimes more.
Ray is not really “salesy”, is really helpful, using his experience on how to build a business as he’s marketing-based. You’re going to learn a lot.
Smart Passive Income
by Pat Flynn
Pat has one of the most popular business podcasts on iTunes. Pat is very personable and easy to listen to. He has great guests, great information and he has learned from a standing start.
He explains everything that he learns from the very beginners’ point of view and makes it very easy to understand, to apply.
I Love Marketing
by Dean Jackson & Joe Polish
They have great banter; Dean is an incredibly clever guy, but he always seems to be having the mickey taken out of him by Joe.
Joe has got a wicked dry sense of humor. He could almost be English. But the quality of the marketing information is undeniable so go look it up on iTunes. They have got a website ilovemarketing.com, and you can listen to them there. I recommend it.
The Chalene Show
by Chalene Johnson
Chalene has a nice voice and she interviews good guests and she has great questions for them because she gets good information.
I’ve heard the same guest interviewed on other shows and they don’t get the same answers so I’m quite impressed.
The Mad Marketing Podcast
by Marcus Sheridan
Marcus has a podcast called The Mad Marketing Podcast from The Sales Lion. It is a great way of getting into podcasts. Marcus started his own business, built his own business. He’s been in the trenches. He still is.
He knows how it works. But he talks from the heart and he answers a lot of listeners’ questions.