You want to learn fast, efficiently, and effectively. Yet in today’s digital world consuming information can be overwhelming… E-books, webinars, articles, white labels, infographics, audible and reading, we are constantly being pinged with the next BIG thing. Podcasting is a hot trend that Americans are obsessing over so let’s dive in with a few stats.
Roughly half (49%) of Americans the age of 12+ are aware of podcasting
Podcasting is the new blog
Personally, I love listening to podcasts in the car, on the plane, while working, running, biking, exercising, and even cooking lately… You get the idea right?
The Data Nerds Best 15 Startup & Business Podcasts
The Tim Ferris Podcast
Rated #1 podcasts several times, “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2015”, over 50,000,000 downloads. Tim chat’s with experts from all fields with his unique interviewing skills deconstructing top performers. Must listen to episodes are Jamie Foxx, Peter Thiel, Neil Strauss, Edward Norton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This includes over 1000 interviews from proven entrepreneurs. Perfect for beginners to hear about success and failure from names like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Dave Ramsey, and Y Combinator.
Seth Godin’s StartUP School
This is a bias opinion as Seth Godin’s daily email is one of my favourite items to read in my inbox. Sign up here to check it out. There are only 15 episodes to consume from Seth, yet they are packed with information from a thought leader in the marketing and business world.
Ask Gary Vee
Name a social network Gary Vaynerchuk isn’t dominating right now? For real-world, no-bullshit advice, listen to Gary’s podcasts about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship.
Lewis Howes “The School of Greatness”
Personally, I couldn’t get over the plugs and Lewis talking about his upcoming adventures. He truly is an amazing story and has some hidden gems in this podcast.
Interested in startups? Listen to the best, worst, craziest, and most interesting stories from the previous week in the land of startups.
Found Nathan Chan
Nathan is a success story and interviews top founders and entrepreneurs for you to learn from. His guests include: Tim Feriss, Seth Godin, Pat Flynn, Richard Branson, and Tony Robbins.
The leading global venture capital firm interviews founders, investors, and mentors about anything and everything.
The Growth Show
Hubspot is an inbound marketing and sales software for enterprise solutions. The podcast is 100% dedicating to growing a company, user base, brand, movement, idea, and much more.
The James Altucher Show
James has started and sold several companies in the 8-figure range. He is the writer of 11 books, an investor and board member of multiple billion dollar companies, and interviews like-minded successes such as: Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Tucker Max, Seth Godin, and Tim Ferris.
The Entrepreneur on Fire
EOFire was created for YOU, the Entrepreneur, Side-preneur, Solo-preneur, and Small Business Owner… These podcasts will provide tons of practical advice and are all under 30 minutes.
Hack the entrepreneur
Jon Nastor interrogates many of the successful business minds as mentioned earlier. My favourite parts of this podcast are shortcuts that other entrepreneurs use to make their daily lives easier.
Social Media Marketing
The team at SMM lead the space in social with their in-depth and success story blog. Definitely worth a listen for anyone interesting in growing the social network.
The $100 MBA
Awarded the best 2014 Business podcast. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes and easy to consume, well worth it.
Let us know your favourite podcasts in the comments and we will add them to the list!
In 2010 I became infatuated with pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, in 2012 I decided to quit my job and joined the “Entrepreneur Club”. Fast forward a couple years and now we have Data Nerds. We specialize in internet marketing, growth hacking, direct response, web development and design. We are always hiring geeks to join our team in Kelowna, BC. Email me at email@example.com.