The Top Business Podcasts

Anyone with a computer can start a podcast these days. Which is great because it allows more people to have a voice on a wider variety of topics. The only downside is that its tougher than ever to find the podcasts that are producing high quality content. So, we took out the guess work and put together our list of the top business podcasts.

The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show is usually listed as the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes. Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton and 200+ more. In each episode, Tim Ferris interview different professionals from very different areas about different topics (from investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines the listener can use.  This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. The interviews are extremely open, and raw. Here is a good overview from The Observer: “How Tim Ferriss Became The ‘Oprah of Audio’

Entrepreneur on Fire

Entrepreneur on Fire is easily one of the top business podcasts. The founder and host, John Lee Dumas, interview today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs every day. The guests of this show share lessons from their worst Entrepreneurial moments, entrepreneurial-epiphany moments, and what has them most “fired up” today. Entrepreneurs On FIRE was awarded Best Of iTunes and I’ve published over 1700 interviews with Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss and thousands more. 

Marketplace

Marketplace is a radio show on NPR and podcast that is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Anything on NPR is a reliable source of current, relevant and accessible coverage of business and the economy. It provides an economic education for the country through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news. Marketplace provides an economic education for the country through the unorthodox story. The casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news.

The Broad Experience

Receiving praise from  FortuneGawkerThe New York Times and The Economist, The Broad Experience is a 20-minute podcast, hosted by Ashley Milne-Tyte, that discuss some of the big issues facing women in the workplace. This show explores everything from race and class to being a professional woman without kidsthe difficulty of delegating, and sexual harassment and far more through storytelling and engaging discussions with influential guests.

Startup

Former NPR reporter Alex Blumberg founded the podcast collective Gimlet, and its premiere podcast “StartUp”. Co-hosted by Lisa Chow and Alex Blumberg, StartUp is in its third season. Season One recounts the founding of Gimlet, Season 2 uses the same approach with the struggling dating site Dating Ring. And Season 3 explores the lives of founders taking you through their darkest days of entrepreneurship.

The 1000 Four Show

Yeah, you’re right. This podcast is produced by the Hatch team. It’s hard to hold our bias but we still think the 1000 Four Show is one of the top business podcasts on the web. Zack Miller leads interviews exploring the world of small business, startups, and business communities. 1000 Four is a mantra coined by Zack for the idea of putting small businesses first in local economic development efforts. Instead of hunting for four huge companies to move to a town, helping every business grow a little bit bigger. Zack investigates the hidden sides of business. Including the on-the-ground struggles of businesses, the successes (and failures) of business community efforts, and different business mindsets from across the country.

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