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Ilma4 min readTips & ResourcesSeptember 26, 2016

TOP 20 podcasts for online businesses

TOP 20 podcasts for online businesses

Would you like to get some advice from Seth Godin? Have a dinner with Tim Ferriss? Learn something new while commuting?

It’s easy. Just listen to podcasts. To enjoy them, you have to find podcasts that suit your mood and match your needs.

Today I will share my favourite podcasts from the ones that help building business to the ones that entertain.


#1. StartUp Podcast

StartUp is a podcast series about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground. Ups and downs, beginnings and ends.

#2. 99% invisible

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With 80 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of my favorite podcasts.

#3. Art of Charm

The podcast focuses on psychology behind charismatic people and successful businesses. Wonder how to attract potential customers or significant other? Listen to Art of Charm podcast.

#4. Travel MBA

“Podcast episodes comprising the best source of knowledge on location independence” (Inc. Magazine). If you interested in remote work, digital nomads etc, that’s a podcast for you.

#5. Buffer CultureLab

I heard about Buffer culture before I learnt about their product. Buffer is slightly obsessed with creating happier, more human work. This is why the podcast explores the culture of work from a variety of diverse perspectives.

#6. Inside Intercom

Conversations about product management, design, startups and marketing.

#7. The #AskGaryVee Show

Gary Vee is entrepreneurial energizer bunny. Don’t have motivation to work? Can’t wake up? Listen to the show! Gary’s passion for business will certainly motivate you to move on.

#8. The Tim Ferriss Show

How do you survive a long haul flight? I take a glass of red wine and listen to Tim Ferriss. This is when I appreciate the fact that some episodes are 3 hour long and Tim is getting drunk as well.

#9. The Journal by Kevin Rose

The tech investor and friend of Tim Ferriss creates the series for the curious.

#10. Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Amy is a social media strategist. Her podcast is like mini social media university for me. Amy provides lots tips, cheat sheets and talks to professionals in online marketing business. I write lots of remarks and ideas in my Evernote listening to Amy’s podcast.

#11. Social Media Marketing

The host Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine. The podcast covers all topics about social media platforms. The guests are marketers or business people that specialize in one of the platforms and share very practical tips how to tame the social media madness.

#12. On Being

On Being talks about the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Curious?

#13. Mysterious Universe

Mysterious Universe brings you the latest news and podcasts covering the strange, extraordinary, weird, wonderful and everything in between.

#14. TED Radio

Love watching TED videos on YouTube? Try TED Radio.

#15. Creative Mornings

What does it mean to live a creative life? CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the global creative community, brings some of our most remarkable and inspiring archived talks—from hometown heroes to design legends to community leaders—straight to your headphones. One Friday every month, more than 140 cities get together to have coffee and listen to a short talk.

#16. Shop talk

The podcast is all about front-end web design, development, and UX.

#17. Developer Tea

10-15 min episodes for developers designed to fit inside a tea break.

#18. The Web Ahead

Jen Simmons speaks with world experts on changing technologies and the future of the web.

#19. Optimise

Optimise with Brian Johnson features the best Big Ideas from the best optimal living books. More wisdom in less time to help you live your greatest life.

#19. Monocle 24

Monocle 24 is our round-the-clock global radio station, featuring live shows and podcasts covering news, foreign affairs, business, culture, design, urbanism, food & drink, print media and more. We also have a playlist to accompany you day and night, often augmented by live sessions hosted at Midori House.

#20. Radiolab

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.


Still haven’t found your favorite podcast? Listen to Sampler where Brittany Luse reviews the most interesting podcasts.

Do you listen to podcasts? Which one is your favorite? Share it in the comments.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in April, 2015 but has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.