In the past few years, podcasts have exploded in popularity and prevalence, and for good reason! As multitasking has become a necessity, people want to be entertained and maybe even learn something at the same time while they go about their day.
Podcasts are a great way to learn and be entertained, and still be able to focus on other tasks, something that you aren’t able to do with media like books or TV. Podcasts cover every topic imaginable, from true crime and vegan diets to learning new languages and brushing up on your tech skills. Aspiring entrepreneurs and startup leaders have a wealth of podcasts to choose from when they’re looking for topics that are relevant and engaging.
There’s a fairly low barrier to entry into the world of podcasts; you only need to look at the top charts on streaming apps such as Audible, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, and Overcast to see how many podcasts there really are out there. There’s a podcast out there for everyone, and it sometimes feels like everyone has his or her own, especially since it has become relatively simple to record and produce your own podcast.
On most streaming apps, podcasts will have a few short sentences that describe their contents, including host and run time. However, none of us want to sift through the hundreds of options available to find the shows that are going to be the most interesting and useful for us.
So here at Purple Yak, we’ve compiled a list of podcasts we listen to and recommend that will help and guide seasoned entrepreneurs and budding startups.
Speed Mentor Podcast
Do you want success and abundance in your life?! Do you want to hear how to achieve it? Speed Mentor, Gavan Wall will mainline you with micro bite-sized chunks of inspiration fused with knowledge, built into a daily routine to help you deliver success. After walking away, a decade ago from his gilded life as a leading Barrister and property investor, Gavan Wall started his entrepreneurial career in inauspicious circumstances as he lost everything in the property crash. But he refused to give up, re-building a financial fortress from scratch, until now he leads multiple successful multi-million £ companies across FMCG, Franchise, Tech, Property and Mentoring. He’s the Speed Mentor and serial entrepreneur, who shares with you all the breadcrumbs of success and just as importantly the failures. If you listen you can avoid the potholes and learn to conquer your fear and live a life of success and abundance just like him. But be warned, his message can be stark and will not be for those seeking shortcuts.
Duct tape Marketing
For over a decade John Jantsch has interviewed thought leaders, experts, and authors. You will get authors, experts and thought leaders sharing business marketing tips, tactics and resources as well as great tips and advice from John himself.
It’s extremely popular for a reason; Gary Vaynerchuk has a big personality and the credentials to match. During the show, Vaynerchuk reads and answers viewer submitted questions about social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, and startups. Available in both audio and video, you can watch each recording of #AskGaryVee on YouTube if you want a break from the traditional podcast format.
Smart Passive Income
Generating passive income is a dream for many people. Who wouldn’t want to earn money while they sleep? Pat Flynn became an expert in generating passive income after losing his job during the Great Recession and through this podcast, he teaches others to make their money work for them rather than vice versa. This podcast focuses on implementable strategies that listeners can take and apply for themselves in their own online businesses.
Each episode, John Muccio takes you behind closed doors and puts you at the table of an investor pitch. Startup leaders and entrepreneurs pitch their solutions and ideas that will revolutionize the world. The best part? These are real entrepreneurs pitching to real investors, for real money. If you’ve got a pitch that you think will get you the approval of these investors, you can even apply to be a part of a future episode.
Entrepreneur on Fire
The most motivational entrepreneurs in the world have one thing in common: they’ve all been interviewed by John Lee Dumas. With over 1,700 interviews, you have your pick of the litter if you decide to jump into the episode archives. From their worst business decisions, what they wish they’d done differently, and their most surprising successes, you will hear the ins and outs of the lives of some of the most famous businesspeople in the world.
The $100 MBA Show
Awarded Best of iTunes, The $100 MBA Show is a podcast where they help you get better at business with practical business lessons for the real world. Omar Zenhom (@theomarzenhom) shares lessons, concepts examples and insights from their business and experience of their community including top industry experts and guest teachers.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Guy Raz talks with the founders and inventors behind some of the biggest and most well known companies in the world, and finds out how they got to where they are now.
Women Who Startup
This podcast brings together women in startups at all levels, including startup CEOs, coders, entrepreneurs, founders, idealists, and movement makers. Hosted by Lizelle van Vuuren, this podcast is intended to teach and inspire women about how they can make their mark in the startup world.