To continue to thrive in the business and marketing world, we all know that it’s essential to prioritize continual learning. Stagnation is not an option if you want to even maintain success, let alone build on it. There are some truly exceptional resources out available that make this task easier, especially when it comes to business and marketing podcasts.
Regardless of what you specialize in, there are a number of business and marketing podcasts that everyone can learn from. These are the 24 business & marketing podcasts you need to listen to in 2018.
1. Startups for the Rest of Us
Mike Taber and Rob Walling are the lively hosts of Startups for the Rest of Us, and with over 20 years of combined experience as software entrepreneurs, they have a ton of knowledge to share. This business podcast gives startups and entrepreneurs an abundance of strategies to develop their businesses, going over everything from how to use a VA in your startup to how to test the potential success of your products.
Startups for the Rest of Us is a weekly podcast. You can subscribe here.
Mixergy, hosted by Andrew Warner, is one of the best business podcasts entrepreneurs can listen to. Each episode features an interview with a different successful entrepreneur; they currently have interviews with more than 1129 big-name founders. This podcast focuses a lot on not only starting a business, but finding a purpose and a vision that’s “so big you can’t do it alone.”
You can subscribe to Mixergy here.
3. Social Media Marketing Podcast
Social Media Examiner’s weekly Social Media Marketing podcast (say that three times fast) is hosted by Michael Stelzner and other members of SME’s team. Each podcast focuses on new social media features and strategies, providing listeners with actionable tips they can use to improve their social media results.
The Social Media Marketing podcast is 45 minutes and shared every Friday. You can subscribe on iTunes here.
4. Hack the Entrepreneur
Hack the Entrepreneur is a podcast released three times a week and is run by Jon Nastor. It delves deep into the struggles, habits, and fears of entrepreneurs that are both already successful and those who are just starting out. This podcast looks to find patterns of behaviors and habits that can lead to success.
If you’re short on time, this is a good one to start with; Jon gets straight to the point every time, with no fluff in sight, so every second will benefit you. You can subscribe here.
5. Noah Kagan Presents
In his new podcast Noah Kagan Presents, Noah broadcasts everything from case studies to interviews with industry experts. If you’re wondering about how Tom Bilyeu makes it to work at 3 A.M. (and why), this podcast is for you. You’ll also hear about tips to grow a business, manage your personal finance, and more. This one of the business & marketing podcasts that I’ve heard people mention over and over again.
6. Copyblogger FM
If you’re looking for a podcast to help you improve your content marketing and writing skills (and everyone should—even professional writers), Copyblogger FM is a personal favorite; they won a special place in my heart with a recent freelancer’s episode. Sonia Simone and a team of rotating experts discuss the week’s news and updates in the fields of content marketing, email marketing, copywriting, conversion optimization, and more.
These weekly broadcasts are shorter than some others, clocking in between around 16-33 minutes. You can subscribe to Copyblogger FM here.
7. Marketing Over Coffee
Marketing Over Coffee is another personal favorite, and I try to never miss an episode. Every week hosts John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn record the show (each of which is about 20 minutes long) in a local coffee shop. This podcast is designed to be casual, conversational, and not at all “newsy” (Chris Brogan’s word). They share tips on social marketing, SEO, search marketing, copywriting, affiliate marketing, and more—and they take listener questions!
The shows are published every Thursday morning. You can listen to episodes here.
8. Growth Marketing Toolbox
Nicholas Scalice is a skilled blogger and growth marketer, and his Growth Marketing Toolbox podcast doesn’t disappoint. In this podcast, Scalice goes over all the best (and newest) growth marketing tools and technology available to use. He interviews everyone from product creators, industry experts, and startup founders, giving you a list of best tools or actionable strategies for one specific tool.
You can subscribe to this podcast here.
9. The Early Stage Founder
Andy Baldacci’s The Early Stage Founder discusses marketing, sales, and growth hacking as it pertains to B2B SaaS startups. If you’re ready to scale your business and make more money, you’ll find immense value in this podcast. Interview guests include consultants, venture capitalists, and more. He recently interviewed Snappa’s CEO and co-founder Christopher Gimmer (listen here).
Ready to start listening? Subscribe to The Early Stage Founder on iTunes here.
10. Hack to Start
The Hack to Start podcast is all about interesting people and how they’ve achieved success through innovative, original strategies. The hosts of the podcast felt invigorated and excited by conversations they were having with “innovators, hackers, [and] entrepreneurs,” and wanted to find a way to share the knowledge and passion that came from those one-on-one relationships and conversations.
The hosts hope that listeners will be inspired by the podcast with ideas for how to start their business, or more specifically, where to start. Their enthusiasm and excitement is palpable; if after listening to this podcast you don’t walk away feeling ready to take the day on, I don’t know what will.
11. Marketing School
Industry experts Eric Siu and Neil Patel offer users unconventional marketing wisdom that will make you want to kick some of your traditional strategies to the curb in Single Grain’s Marketing School Podcast. Their goal is to bring you valuable, actionable marketing tips every day in just ten minutes.
If that ten-minute time stamp still feels like too much (trust me, it’ll be some of the most valuable ten minutes of your entire day), they even offer podcast notes on their site to give you an even faster recap.
Listen to past episodes and subscribe to Marketing School on iTunes here.
12. Foundr Podcast
The Foundr podcast helps you learn from the greatest minds in business. Nathan has gone out and spoken to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and founders in the world to find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them.
Whether you’re bootstrapping a brand new business or trying to raise VC money, Foundr will help inspire you and guide you throughout your entrepreneurial journey.
13. The Science of Social Media
Buffer’s blog is outstanding, so it’s no surprise that their podcast—The Science of Social Media—is also phenomenal. Their content will appeal to anyone and everyone who practices social media marketing, whether you’re brand new beginner or you’re a social media practitioner. As if that’s not enough, they regularly have amazing hosts like Mari Smith and Neil Patel on the show.
This podcast is fun to listen to—like social media should be—and is extremely actionable. Listen to past episodes here.
The ConversionCast podcast lifts the curtain of Leadpages, giving listeners all the insider marketing secrets and inner workings of the startup. Since Leadpages skyrocketed to an Inc 500 company and more than 40,000 paying subscribers, this is information all startups can benefit from.
This podcast features interviews with real employees who help develop, execute, and refine the marketing and customer conversion journey.
You can listen to their incredible podcast here. Pro tip: have a notebook and a pen ready to go.
15. Seeking Wisdom
Drift’s Seeking Wisdom podcast is hosted by David Cancel and Dave Gerhardt. This podcast is a must-listen-to for all business owners. This podcast primarily focuses on management and marketing, but they also delve into topics like health, learning, and wealth.
A personal favorite episode of theirs: how to overcome self-doubt, which I think every single business owner has struggled with at some point—myself included. While understanding how to get your site ranked in search engines and execute the latest growth hacking strategy will help you scale your business, avoiding self-doubt and understanding how to prioritize tasks are just as essential.
Gimlet is an award-winning narrative podcasting company, so you know their podcast Startup has to be great. Startup gives you a real, un-photoshopped picture of what it’s actually like to get a business off the ground and running.
Alex Blumberg is the host of Startup with a lot of great experience behind his name, including being the CEO of Gimlet.
17. Online Marketing Made Easy
Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy was created with small business owners in mind. Many marketing strategies, after all, feel overwhelming to small businesses first starting out, and it’s difficult to know where to start or how to apply vague strategies like “create an online course.” Easier said than done, right?
Online Marketing Made Easy breaks down these big strategies into small, manageable step-by-step pieces so that everyone can execute them to get the kind of results you’re hoping for. Amy will share what will work—and what doesn’t—in the world of digital marketing.
18. Smart Passive Income
I don’t know a single person who wouldn’t see the appeal of being able to generate streams of passive income. Pat Flynn’s weekly Smart Passive Income podcast presents listeners with strategies and advice for building an online business that can provide that passive income. He interviews industry experts, like Michael Stelzner about live video and Selena Soo about building influencer relationships. Plenty of his interviewees (including Michael Stelzner) have podcasts of their own on this list.
The goal of the podcast can benefit everyone: work hard now so you can reap the benefits later on. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or the SPI app with instructions here.
19. The Tim Feriss Show
Tim Feriss is the author of “The Four Hour Work Week,” and his podcast—The Tim Feriss Show—has been regularly ranked as one of the very top business podcasts. He interviews big-name celebrities with “eclectic” experiences to look for tactics, routines, and tools we can all use to find more success. Past interviewees include Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Amanda Palmer.
This podcast is long-form and authentic as they come. Subscribe on iTunes here.
20. Perpetual Traffic
DigitalMarketer’s Perpetual Traffic Podcast has incredible hosts in Ralph Burns, Keith Krance, and Molly Pittman. They discuss breakthrough strategies for using paid traffic to get more leads and more sales. These strategies are all actionable, and are applicable to all businesses regardless of size or industry. This podcast covers every type of PPC platform there is—including LinkedIn Ads.
21. Call to Action
The Call to Action podcast is created by Unbounce, and focuses on specific online marketing success stories and how those successes came to be. Through candid interviews with experts who have done it all, they’ll show you how to apply the strategies and lessons learned to replicate this success for yourself.
In addition to being an incredible resource for online marketing strategies and actionable tips, they’ll also share exclusive offers for different marketing tools, resources, and events that you don’t want to miss.
This weekly podcast is shared every Wednesday; you can get all caught up on past episodes here.
22. Social Pros Podcast
Social Pros Podcast focuses on the social media practitioners who do “real work for real companies.” Convince and Convert’s Jay Baer and Salesforce’s Adam Brown interviews leading social media strategies on the latest trends, strategies, and ideas in social media. They’ll even support or debunk some of these strategies live on the show.
Subscribe to Social Pros Podcast here.
23. The Growth Mapping Podcast
The Growth Mapping podcast aims to uncover the top growth strategies that the top marketing minds are using today to take their business to the next level. In each episode, co-hosts Sujan Patel and Aaron Agius discuss how to get more customers, earn more revenue, and more.
Ready to grow your startup? Subscribe on iTunes here.
24. The SaaS Content Marketing Show
As the title suggests, this podcast is great for SaaS founders and marketers looking to leverage content marketing to grow their business. Every two weeks, Pawel Grabowski interviews founders, CEOs, and marketers to bring insights and tools on how to launch and manage a proper content marketing strategy.
Make sure to check out Pawel’s interview with Christopher Gimmer on how to create stunning social media visuals.
Ready to step up your content marketing? Subscribing on iTunes.
25. The Indie Hackers Podcast
Indie Hackers is an awesome community where founders and entrepreneurs come together to build profitable businesses and side projects. On the podcast, Courtland Allen interviews developers and founders about how they’ve built, marketed, and grown their side projects into profitable online businesses.
If you’re bootstrapping your startup, you need to listen to this podcast. Subscribe on iTunes here.
So there you have it—our 24 business & marketing podcasts to listen to in 2018. These podcasts are entertaining, jam-packed full of knowledge from industry experts with solid experience. They each also have a unique perspective, going over their own methods for how to achieve and improve business and marketing success.
What do you think? Which business & marketing podcasts do you make sure you never miss? Did we miss any of your favorites! Let us know in the comments below!