When you’re a business owner, you need to be constantly learning to give yourself that edge. Podcasts are a great source of information because you can listen to them while you’re doing something else, like driving or working out- perfect for the busy entrepreneur. But with thousands of podcasts out there, it can be hard to pick the best ones. That’s why we put together this list of the top podcasts for business owners.


StartUp is a podcast by Alex Blumberg, who previously served as a producer on This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money. Already two seasons deep, StartUp chronicles the highs and lows of starting and running a new business. Season one is an audio documentary of the same company that produces the show, Gimlet Media, and how they get started. Season two covers a different startup: an online dating company. It’s a fascinating, enlightening, and highly produced podcast.

HBR Ideacast

Did you know that the Harvard Business Review has a podcast? HBR’s Ideacast is full of interviews and discussions with leading world thinkers. It covers everything relevant to the business and management worlds and is hosted by HBR senior editors Alison Beard and Curt Nickish. It airs weekly wherever you get your podcasts and is a must-listen for every fan of the Harvard Business Review.

Smart Passive Income

Host Pat Flynn has been working on the idea of “smart passive income” for years and recently has shifted focus from his blog on the subject to his podcast. Smart Passive Income is Flynn sharing his experiences with his own business and the outcome of his experiments. It is an excellent source for anybody looking to improve their bottom line and their online presence. 


Mixergy is the creation of Andrew Warner with the help of thousands of successful entrepreneurs. It provides you with tips and strategies on how to overcome the challenges of being an entrepreneur. It also has interviews with leaders of successful companies like Pixar, Wikipedia, or Groupon. Listening to this podcast is like getting a crash course from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

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