9 Best Startup Podcasts You Should Start Listening in 2023
Sick of listening to the same 5 podcasts over and over again? Add these 9 voices to your play list and freshen up your perspectives on entrepreneurship
As a startup founder and a podcast host myself, I’m constantly looking for new podcasts to turn to for inspiration and asking my network for recommendations.
But what I’ve noticed over the last couple of years is that whenever I ask people what and who they’re listening to, I get the same few answers almost all of the time:
- My First Million
- Masters of Scale
And while all of the creators above are absolute beasts and must-listens, if they’re the only podcasts on your list as well, I think you’re missing out.
That’s why I made a list of my top 9 absolute favorite podcasts that should be on every startup founder’s list:
1. Startup Exits Podcast
This podcast focuses on the stories of startup founders and how they navigated the journey of building and exiting their businesses. "Startup Exits" offers valuable insights and lessons for anyone looking to start their own business.My favorite thing about Startup Exits (besides it being my baby 😅) and what makes it stand out among all the other listen-only content is that the most popular episodes also feature articles that highlight the top moments of the episode. Check out the episode with Chris Barton, the founder of Shazam:
2. The Pitch
This podcast features real entrepreneurs pitching their businesses to a panel of investors, offering a unique look at the world of startups and venture capital. Hosted by Josh Muccio, "The Pitch" provides a behind-the-scenes look at the fundraising process and the challenges that entrepreneurs face.
3. How I Built This
This rather popular podcast from NPR. which still doesn’t make the cut to most entrepreneurs’ favorite lists, tells the stories of some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and how they built their businesses from the ground up. Hosted by Guy Raz, "How I Built This" is an inspiring and educational listen for anyone looking to start their own business.
This daily podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, sharing their insights and experiences on what it takes to build a successful business. Hosted by John Lee Dumas, "Entrepreneur on Fire" is a great resource for anyone looking to learn from the best in the industry.
5. StartUp School Radio
This podcast is produced by the startup accelerator, Y Combinator, and features interviews with successful startup founders, as well as lectures from industry experts. "StartUp School Radio" is a great resource for anyone looking to learn from experienced entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights into the world of startups.
6. The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
This weekly podcast is hosted by two successful entrepreneurs, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, and covers a wide range of topics related to starting and growing a business. "The Startup Chat" offers practical advice and real-world examples that entrepreneurs can apply to their own businesses.
7. The Art of Charm
This podcast covers a wide range of topics related to personal and professional development, including entrepreneurship. "The Art of Charm" features interviews with successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, sharing their insights and experiences on what it takes to build a successful business.
8. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
This weekly podcast features lectures and discussions with some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, providing valuable insights and lessons for anyone looking to start their own business.
9. The $100 MBA Show
This daily podcast features short, actionable lessons from successful entrepreneurs, offering practical advice and strategies for building and growing a business. Hosted by Omar Zenhom, "The $100 MBA Show" is a great resource for anyone looking to learn from experienced entrepreneurs.
I would love to hear from you in the comments:
- What other startup podcasts should I add to this list?
- Have you found the startups you haven’t listened to yet on my list? Which ones did you love? Which ones — not so much?
Let me know :)
Founded dozens of startups before building my most successful business to date — StartupSoft, where we help startups from the US hire dedicated teams in Eastern Europe. Host of Startup Exits podcast: https://www.startupsoft.com/startup-exits-podcast/