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The Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs (2019)

Starting and growing a business takes determination, grit, and know-how. We've found the best podcasts that will provide inspiration and insight into what it really takes. We've found the best radio shows and podcasts featuring candid interviews and compelling stories of business titans, spectacular failures, and startups just getting off the ground. The easiest way to try all of these on "Business Builder Radio" on Alexa, or in the Business Builders station in the Scout FM apps.

Curated by Cara Meverden

Fan of podcasts, movies, TV, and random pieces of trivia. Dog lover and software maker.

1. How I Built This

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Apr 15, 2019
Men's Wearhouse: George Zimmer
George Zimmer started Men's Warehouse in 1973, and built it into a multi-billion dollar empire. But then he was forced to give it up.
2. Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Apr 11, 2019
When your invention becomes a weapon
What is your responsibility if something you created is used to hurt people?
3. The Pitch

Named 'the best business podcast on startup life' by Fortune. Listen as entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money.

Apr 17, 2019
After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change
Could Hykso be more like Peloton, an at-home cycling system that was starting to take off?
4. Business Wars

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy.

Apr 17, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, Part 2: Lamborghini Spawns an Icon
It’s 1970. Ferruccio Lamborghini is desperate to build a car that can outdo his rival.
5. HBR IdeaCast

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

Apr 16, 2019
Avoiding the Expertise Trap
Expertise can steer you wrong in two important ways: it can stop you from being curious and it can make you overconfident.
6. Safe For Work

Life at work can be funny, challenging, ridiculous, and -- yes, even satisfying. Here at Safe For Work, we're all about helping you find balance and happiness in your career.

Apr 15, 2019
Dealing With A Bad Manager
If you have to tiptoe around a bad manager, here are some work survival tips.
7. Skimm'd from The Couch

theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received.

Apr 17, 2019
How to Know When it's Time to Make a Change
Chelsea Handler has been working on managing her stress.
8. Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast

Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes.

Apr 18, 2019
Robin Roberts
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts opens up about her brave battle with breast cancer.
9. Household Name

Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Dan Bobkoff finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unintended consequences, and accidental success.

Apr 17, 2019
La Croix, Canada Goose, and Carhartt are cool. Why?
Some brands aren’t cool no matter how hard they try. Others start out cool, but lose their cachet over time.
10. Three and a Half Degrees

This podcast explores the benefits, opportunities and challenges of the new proximity we have to each other; bringing together unexpected pairings of business leaders and entrepreneurs who share surprising parallels in values, visions, and ideas.

Apr 8, 2019
Power of Cognitive Diversity
In what way can businesses use design and cognitive diversity to seamlessly insert themselves into the zeitgeist?
11. ZigZag

Meet Manoush and Jen, founders of Stable Genius Productions. They’re documenting the process of starting a media company while trying not to simultaneously become bad mothers, bankrupt themselves, or destroy their wonderful creative partnership. And when their first funding comes in the form of cryptocurrency, things get really interesting.

Apr 11, 2019
Changing the culture of business
A look at the culture of business, and what needs to change.
12. Building a StoryBrand

If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a StoryBrand podcast will help.

Apr 15, 2019
The Entrepreneurship Behind “Duck Dynasty”
Behind Willie Robertson’s success in the reality show “Duck Dynasty” is a powerful story of American entrepreneurship.
13. Hello Monday

Welcome to Hello Monday – a show where senior editor at large Jessi Hempel investigates how we’re changing the nature of work, and how that work is changing us.

Apr 15, 2019
A Human-focused Take on AI with Fei-Fei Li
How can humans play a compassionate role in shaping the future of AI.
14. StartUp

A series about what it's really like to start a business.

Apr 19, 2019
Actress Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky became famous virtually overnight at the age of 10. Then she left acting completely. Why did she return?
15. That Moment

There are moments in life when everything changes. Today, relationships, industries and technologies are changing faster than ever before.

Oct 24, 2018
“When you’re doing the right thing, people want to help”
Food: our relationship to it, how we find it, and what it provides for us beyond just sustenance.
16. This is Success

Revealing conversations with today's most inspiring business, sports, entertainment, and government leaders.

Apr 5, 2019
Why the Oracle CEO knew it was time to shake up the company
Mark Hurd joined Oracle in 2010 and almost immediately dramatically changed how the tech company does business.
17. Great Women of Business

The wage gap. The motherhood penalty. The glass ceiling. The stories of business savvy women who battled sexism all the way to the executive suite are both thought provoking and inspiring.

Aug 14, 2018
Estée Lauder - “Dedication”
Estée Lauder got her dedication and discipline from working in her father's hardware store. She got her inspiration from her uncle.
18. Without Fail

Candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds—about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both.

Apr 15, 2019
How Anna Chlumsky Got a Second Act
Anna Chlumsky became famous overnight when she was 10. And then, she left acting completely. So, what drove her return.
19. Business Unusual

I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business.

20. The Nice Guys on Business

If you are an entrepreneur and tired of hearing the same old rah rah static babble on the other business podcasts out there, it’s time for a breath of fresh air. Relationships, honesty, trust and integrity build business today.

21. Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

This show was created to help people get “unstuck” in their careers and for those who feel their ladder is against the wrong wall. Each episode brings you the successful stories of entrepreneurship.

22. Conscious Millionaire

Conscious Millionaire is a Podcast, Community, and Training created for entrepreneurs, business owners and business coaches who want to make a Big Impact and Big Money.

23. Conscious Millionaire Marketing

Host JV Crum III interviews the World's Top Marketing Experts every week. The show for Coaches and Consultants who want to attract more clients, create a bigger positive impact, and reach your First Million and beyond.

24. Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Six Pixels of Separation - Mitch Joel’s weekly conversation with business leaders, thinkers, innovators and cultural icons. The show is about insights and provocations on brands, consumers, technology, business and how connected we’ve all become.

25. How I Work

Have you ever wondered if the worlds’s leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you?

26. The Product Science Podcast

The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies.

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